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Jessica E. Leaven
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Buncombe County, NC Employment Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(800) 533-6845 535 College St.
Asheville, NC 28801
Employment, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
University of North Carolina School of Law
Brian Elston
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Buncombe County, NC Employment Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(828) 575-9700 84 Peachtree Road, Suite 220
Asheville, NC 28803
Employment, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
North Carolina Central University School of Law
Time spent as an insurance claims adjuster made me realize that people need advocates to fight for them, and to fight for what matters most. Being on both sides of the claims process now as a personal injury attorney has taught me valuable information about how insurance companies will try to get you to settle for less than what you deserve. Whether it’s a personal injury attorney you need, medical malpractice, wrongful death, auto accident, workers compensation, or a matter involving civil litigation, my mission to get you what you are owed under the eyes of the law and...
George W Moore
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Buncombe County, NC Employment Law Attorney with 48 years experience
(888) 547-4408 One Oak Plaza, Suite 303
Asheville, NC 28801
Free ConsultationEmployment, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
George Moore has been practicing law in Asheville, North Carolina since 1971 with a general practice restricted to family law, child custody, employment discrimination, workers compensation, medical malpractice, social security disability and personal injury. Our office provides individual legal representation centering on your personal case and situation. You are given individual attention and do not get lost in the bureaucracy of a large, impersonal firm. Our office takes pride in being attentive to your needs and in maintaining contact with you during the course of your case. You can contact us by telephone, email and text when you need information...
Tyler Stull
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Transylvania County, NC Employment Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(828) 210-1080 147 E. Main Street
Suite 300
Brevard, NC 28712
Employment
University of Miami School of Law
Tyler Stull is an associate in the firm’s Brevard office, where he focuses his practice on commercial litigation, class action litigation and business torts. In addition, Mr. Stull handles labor and employment disputes on behalf of both individuals and businesses.

Mr. Stull began his career in 2013, where he worked for boutique firms handling commercial and employment litigation. Mr. Stull has served as lead counsel in both trials and arbitrations, and has broad experience in both the State and Federal Courts. Mr. Stull has been selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star for the years 2016-2018.

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Henderson County, NC Employment Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(832) 613-7931 114 Little Cherokee Rdg
Hendersonville, NC 28739
Employment and Business
University of Virginia School of Law
Buncombe County, NC Employment Law Attorney
(828) 252-7478 202 E Chestnut St
Asheville, NC 28801
Employment, Business, Civil Rights and Divorce
Buncombe County, NC Employment Law Attorney with 17 years experience
1 Vance Gap Rd
Asheville, NC 28805
Employment, Business, IP and International
Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
Buncombe County, NC Employment Law Attorney
(828) 277-5137 80 Peachtree Rd
Asheville, NC 28803
Employment
Danica Lynn Little
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Mecklenburg County, NC Employment Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(704) 343-5633 8712 Lindholm Drive
Suite 300
Huntersville, NC 28078
Employment, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
Florida State University College of Law
Charlotte Wills, Trusts, Probate Law, Estate Planning; Guardianships, Elder Law, Special Needs Planning, Asset Protection; Business Succession Planning; Estate, Gift and Income Taxation; Estate Administration; Business Law Mecklenburg County (Member, Tax Section) and North Carolina (Citizen-Lawyer Task Force) Bar Associations; South Carolina Bar (Member, Tax Section); Charlotte Women's Bar Association (Board Member; Secretary; Treasurer; Vice President; President, Past Chair); American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (Member, Taxation Committee); Institute of Management Accountants; Charlotte Christian Chamber; Women's Initiative Network, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Western and Central North Carolina; Carolina Foster Kids Foundation Director. Order of the...
Ashley L. Felton
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Wake County, NC Employment Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(919) 740-6351 140 Towerview Court
Suite 111
Cary, NC 27513
Employment, Business and Landlord Tenant
Campbell University
Ashley is a 2010 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she earned, with distinction, a double B.A. in English Literature and Interpersonal Organizational Communication Studies. Following her time as a Tarheel, Ashley attended Campbell University School of Law where she earned her Juris Doctor in 2013. In 2015, she founded Felton Banks, PLLC with fellow Campbell Law alum, Adam Banks. Ashley focuses her practice on small business and employment law. She has represented clients for these matters as both plaintiff and defendant and has experience dealing with the EEOC and other...
Mathew E. Flatow
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Mecklenburg County, NC Employment Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(704) 512-0606 2319 Crescent Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28207
Employment, Business, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Wake Forest University School of Law
As a lawyer and a small business owner, I view my cases with a singular focus: to solve the problems faced by my clients.

I founded SeiferFlatow, PLLC in 2011 after years of developing a broad and extensive litigation practice in both state and federal court in Charlotte and throughout North Carolina. Experienced in many types of civil litigation, I am committed to achieve the best possible results for every client embroiled in a legal dispute or requiring personalized legal advice. My unceasing commitment to satisfied clients is the hallmark of my practice.

Though legal battles can sometimes be long and grueling,...
Leto Copeley
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Durham County, NC Employment Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(919) 240-4054 300 Blackwell St.
Suite 101
Durham, NC 27701
Employment, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Harvard Law School
Leto has been successfully litigating cases for plaintiffs in the North Carolina state and federal courts for more than 25 years. She handles cases of workplace injury and mistreatment, personal injury and wrongful death, and sexual harassment and sex abuse. For the past ten years, Leto has had the highest rating (AV) for legal ability and ethical standards given by Martindale-Hubbell. She has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America in the area of workers' compensation since 2005. Since 2006, Leto has been included in the list of North Carolina...
Dr. Jamie Cuticchia
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Wake County, NC Employment Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(919) 747-4107 AJC Legal Services
16 W. Martin, Ste 308
Raleigh, NC 27601
Employment, IP, Patents and Trademarks
North Carolina Central University School of Law
Dr. A. Jamie Cuticchia, has over 20 years’ academic and industry experience leading groups in computational biology, genomics, high-performance computing, software engineering, and genome database construction. He has raised over $125,000,000 in research funding during his career. He has held numerous leadership positions including professorships at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Cuticchia founded the Ontario Center for Genomic Computing, a Top 500 Supercomputing Center and the largest supercomputing center devoted solely to addressing issues of life sciences. He also held several full and part-time industrial...
Jake Modla
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Mecklenburg County, NC Employment Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
10401 Monroe Rd
Matthews, NC 28105
Free ConsultationEmployment, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
University of South Carolina School of Law
Paul A. Capua
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Watauga County, NC Employment Law Lawyer
(828) 264-0260 164 S. Depot Street
Boone, NC 28607
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business and Construction
South Texas College of Law
The Capua Law Firm, PA is a trial firm that represents businesses and individuals in complex business, construction, tort, and employment related cases North Carolina Firm Address: The GreenHouse 164 S. Depot Street Boone, NC 28607 Telephone 828.264.0260 Telefax 828.265.5650 Florida Firm Address: 701 Brickell...
Valerie Johnson
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Durham County, NC Employment Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(919) 240-4054 300 Blackwell St.
Suite 101
Durham, NC 27701
Employment and Workers' Comp
University of North Carolina School of Law
Valerie A. Johnson graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1987, and from the University's law school, with honors, in 1994. Before entering law school, Valerie was a public school teacher. Valerie joined Patterson Harkavy LLP after law school, litigating cases in the areas of workers' compensation, employment discrimination, personal injury, social security, and civil rights. In 2011, she started Copeley Johnson & Groninger PLLC with Leto Copeley and Ann Groninger. Valerie has been board certified in workers' compensation law since the North Carolina State Bar introduced certification in the specialty area in 2000. ...
Daniel W Clark
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Wake County, NC Employment Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(919) 821-4711 150 Fayetteville Street
Suite 1800
Raleigh, NC 27601
Employment, Business and IP
University of North Carolina School of Law
Marsha Comeau
A native of upstate New York, Dan Clark moved to Charlotte, North Carolina in 1979 and in 1985 graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He served first as a staff writer and then as an editorial board member on the North Carolina Law Review and upon graduation from UNC Law School in 1988 he joined Tharrington Smith.

Mr. Clark’s areas of practice include employment law, civil and business litigation, intellectual property law, and administrative law. He has counseled businesses and individuals, including legal, medical and other professional practices, individual executives, physicians, attorneys, scientists, engineers,...
Clark D Tew
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Iredell County, NC Employment Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(704) 873-2131 113 N. Center St.
Suite 200
Statesville, NC 28677
Employment, Agricultural, Business and Civil Rights
Wake Forest University School of Law
Clark is dedicated to providing his clients with the highest quality representation in civil litigation, employment matters, and appeals without losing sight of small town values or the bottom line.

After earning his juris doctor from Wake Forest University School of Law in 2010, Clark started working in Iredell County. He handles a variety of complex civil litigation cases, including business disputes, real property conflicts, insurance and subrogation claims, contract lawsuits, and employment matters. Throughout his career, Clark has represented clients in the trial and appellate courts of North Carolina, in Federal court, and before Administrative Law Judges, the United States...
Kirk Angel
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Cabarrus County, NC Employment Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(704) 706-9292 109 Church Street, N
Concord, NC 28025
Employment
University of Tennessee College of Law
Kirk J. Angel, attorney and founder of The Angel Law Firm, PLLC, is a native of Western North Carolina. He received his BA in Philosophy from the University of North Carolina at Asheville. After graduating from UNC-Asheville, Mr. Angel attended the University of Tennessee where he received a Masters in Philosophy and his law degree in 1997. After graduating from UT, Mr. Angel practiced law with a small firm in Knoxville, Tennessee focusing his practice on employment law for employees as well as personal injury and worker's compensation. He returned to his home state to work as a Trial...
Lee Wilson Bettis Jr
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Craven County, NC Employment Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(252) 649-1710 225 A Broad Street
New Bern, NC 28560
Employment, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
Brooklyn Law School
I am a former Marine, (1982-1986) who began practicing Federal Criminal law in 2001 in New York City. In 2004 I was admitted to the North Carolina Bar and have been a practicing trial attorney ever since. I say "trial attorney", because that is what I am. Whether you have a complex criminal felony, a misdemeanor, a DWI, or a domestic case; if I cannot reach a reasonable conclusion with opposing counsel, I am always prepared to empanel a jury and plead your case.

With nearly 19 years of Criminal, Domestic and Civil trial experience, both...
Henry Patterson Jr
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Orange County, NC Employment Law Attorney
(919) 942-5200 100 Europa Dr
Suite 250
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Employment and Workers' Comp
University of North Carolina School of Law
Hank graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1963 and from UNC Law School in 1966, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif. Before entering private practice, he served as law clerk to the Honorable J. Braxton Craven, Jr., of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and worked as an attorney in Region 11 of the National Labor Relations Board. He has served on legislative study commissions and as Chair of the Workers' Rights Section of the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, Co-Chair of the North Carolina Bar Association's Workers' Compensation Committee, and...
Edward H. Maginnis
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Wake County, NC Employment Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(919) 526-0450 4801 Glenwood Ave
Suite 310
Raleigh, NC 27612
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Consumer and Insurance Claims
University of Virginia School of Law
I am the managing attorney of Maginnis Law, PLLC, a Wake County civil iltigation firm located in Raleigh, NC. Unlike many firms, Maginnis Law represents both plaintiffs and defendants in lawsuits. On the plaintiffs side, my practice is focused on consumer law, business litigation, and wage and hour law. I am the current chair of the Consumer Areas of Practice at the North Carolina Advocates for Justice. We handle, on a contingency basis, consumer cases falling under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and the...
Robert B. Ingalls
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Mecklenburg County, NC Employment Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(704) 494-9944 301 E Tremont Avenue
Suite D
Charlotte, NC 28203
Employment, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Adam Banks
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Wake County, NC Employment Law Lawyer
(919) 694-0001 7406 Chapel Hill Rd. STE H
Raleigh, NC 27607
Employment, Business, Construction and Military
Campbell Law School
Adam focuses primarily on business/corporate and construction law. As at partner of Felton Banks, PLLC, Adam understands the importance of quality, affordable legal advice. Felton Banks is structured to be the first stop for a small business's legal needs. In 2011, Adam, a lifelong North Carolinian, joined the North Carolina National Guard. He spent a short time as an engineering officer, and was then selected to serve as a North Carolina National Guard Judge Advocate General (JAG) officer, focusing specifically on soldier defense.
Trey Lindley
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Mecklenburg County, NC Employment Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(704) 457-1010 225 S. McDowell St.
Charlotte, NC 28204
Employment, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Business
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Trey attended college at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Focused on attending law school and becoming a litigator, he pursued degrees in philosophy (with a focus on the ethicists) and political science. Despite majoring in two of the more rigorous disciplines, he graduated with Highest Distinction (ranking in the top three percent of (3%) of his class) and was inducted as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. During college he served as a member of Student Congress and the Undergraduate Honor Court. During law school, Trey served on the Attorney General’s Staff for...
Paul Ditz
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Cleveland County, NC Employment Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(704) 482-6329 111 N. Lafayette St
Shelby, NC 28150
Employment, Business, Criminal and Family
Wake Forest University School of Law
Paul J. Ditz has been practicing law in Cleveland County, NC and surrounding counties for nearly 20 years. He has extensive experience in both criminal and civil courts having tried dozens of cases during that time. As a former prosecutor, he possesses the insight necessary to prepare and present your case successfully and to help you get the best result under the law.
James Spielberger
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Mecklenburg County, NC Employment Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(800) 481-2180 6201 Fairview Road, Suite 330
Charlotte, NC 28210
Employment, Business, Consumer and Foreclosure Defense
Georgia State University College of Law
My legal and business experiences enable me to offer clients a broad spectrum of professional services from the unique perspective of someone who is both an attorney and an entrepreneur.
Andrew Whiteman
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Wake County, NC Employment Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(919) 571-8300 5400 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 225
Raleigh, NC 27612
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Securities and Stockbroker Fraud
Ohio State University - Columbus
Mr. Whiteman has represented clients in civil lawsuits and arbitrations for over three decades. The main focus of his practice is the representation of individuals in disputes with securities brokers and disability insurance companies.

Mr. Whiteman is admitted to practice before the federal and state courts in North Carolina, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Whiteman holds a peer review rating of “AV” from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest available ranking in the areas of attorney competence and ethics.

Mr. Whiteman carefully evaluates potential cases based on their legal and factual merit, and welcomes all potential...
Brandon S. Atwater
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Durham County, NC Employment Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(866) 489-5304 400 West Main Street, Suite 612
Durham, NC 27701
Free ConsultationEmployment and Appeals
UDC David A. Clarke School of Law
Mr. Christopher C. Wilms Jr.
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Durham County, NC Employment Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(919) 244-2019 2216 South Miami Blvd Ste 101
Durham, NC 27703
Employment, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
Campbell University
Chris is an Estate Planning, Probate, Guardianship, and Employment Lawyer with years of experience helping people in Durham, Wake, and surrounding counties in North Carolina.
Matthew Stauff
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Wake County, NC Employment Law Attorney with 12 years experience
4040 Barrett Drive
Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27609
Employment, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Roger Williams University School of Law
Matthew Stauff believes the practice of law is a privilege that requires him to fight for those needing advocacy during life’s most trying times. He represents clients in divorce proceedings, child custody hearings, and defends those who have been wrongfully terminated from their jobs. During his nearly seven years with Legal Aid of North Carolina he developed extensive experience in family law, employment law, and civil litigation. While court is an option in many cases, Matthew believes that working matters out amicably through settlement leads towards a longer lasting outcome that is more cost-effective and efficient outcome.

Born and raised in...
Roberta King Latham
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Forsyth County, NC Employment Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(336) 419-1151 615 St. George Square Court
Suite 300
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Employment, Business, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Wake Forest University School of Law
I care deeply about my clients and work hard for them. I treat each client like royalty. Contact me for a free initial consultation.
Michael Okun
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Wake County, NC Employment Law Lawyer
(919) 755-1812 1312 Annapolis Drive
Suite 103
Raleigh, NC 27608
Employment
University of North Carolina School of Law
Mike graduated from Antioch College in 1977 and from the University of North Carolina Law School, with honors, in 1980. At the law school he was selected as the James O. Bowman Scholar, served on the Law Review, and received the Order of the Coif Award for Legal Writing. Before entering private practice, he was a law clerk to the Honorable J. Dickson Phillips of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and worked as a litigation attorney in the Appellate Court Branch of the Enforcement Division of the National Labor Relations Board in Washington. Mike represents unions and...
Reagan Weaver
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Wake County, NC Employment Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(919) 828-0363 P. O. Box 25096
Raleigh, NC 27611
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Workers' Comp
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
I limit my practice to mediation and arbitration. Before I began limiting my practice, I focused especially on employment and personal injury litigation. Most of the time I represented employees, but I occasionally represented employers. Prior to focusing on employment and personal injury, I had a more general civil practice.
Daniel Watts
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Wake County, NC Employment Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(919) 571-8300 5400 Glenwood Avenue
Suite 225
Raleigh, NC 27612
Employment, Business, Securities and Stockbroker Fraud
Elon University School of Law
Mr. Watts is a native of Raleigh, North Carolina and attended Elon University, where he played varsity basketball and received numerous academic honors. After graduating from Elon in 2011, Mr. Watts worked as a pro bono intern at the Office of the Federal Public Defender in Raleigh, North Carolina.

In August 2012, Mr. Watts returned to Elon University School of Law to begin his legal studies as a Presidential Scholar. While in law school, Mr. Watts served as the Symposium Editor of the Elon Law Review, competed on behalf of the Elon Law Moot Court Board, mentored students as a Dean’s...
Mr.  M. Todd Sullivan
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Wake County, NC Employment Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(919) 755-2159 150 Fayetteville Street, Suite 2100
RALEIGH, NC 27602
Employment and Business
Cornell University
Todd has been a member of the Womble Carlyle since 2002 and serves in the firm's labor and employment practice group. He focuses on employee defection matters and is a recognized litigator of disputes involving noncompete and nonsolicitation agreements, trade secret misappropriation matters and unfair competition issues. Todd litigates cases in both federal and state courts and has tried numerous cases before arbitration panels, as well. Todd has been identified by peers as a North Carolina Super Lawyer and a member of the North Carolina Legal Elite. He is a co-author of the blog "Womble Trade Secrets"...
Nestor Katsoudas
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Forsyth County, NC Employment Law Attorney
(336) 515-0520 2668 S STRATFORD RD
WINSTON SALEM, NC 27103
Employment, Criminal, Immigration and Personal Injury
North Carolina Central University School of Law
Kevin Murphy
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Mecklenburg County, NC Employment Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(704) 940-6399 1712 Euclid Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28203
Employment, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Civil Rights
University System of Georgia - University of Georgia
I represent individuals in all types of employment disputes, including discrimination, retaliation, whistleblower actions, severance negotiations, equal pay violations, sexual harassment and assault, non-compete contracts, labor rights, wage and hour violations, leaves of absence, workplace safety, and executive compensation matters.

I have won trial victories for clients in federal jury trials, state court trials, and arbitration. I have fought employers who discriminated against clients based on their race, gender, age, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, and military service. I have fought back against retaliation based on our clients’ reports of unsafe working conditions, nuclear safety threats, and illegal overtime...
Glenn Barfield
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Wayne County, NC Employment Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(919) 735-6420 P.O. Drawer 7
231 E. Walnut Street
Goldsboro, NC 27533
Employment, Administrative, Business and Personal Injury
University of North Carolina School of Law
Kirk R Lundell
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Union County, NC Employment Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(704) 288-4096 211 N Main St, Ste C
Monroe, NC 28112
Employment, Business, Divorce and Family
Charlotte School of law
Following a successful 15-year career managing several well-known retail stores throughout the country, Mr. Lundell decided to refocus his passion for customer service and apply it to the practice of law. His determination to provide superior “customer” – or client – service is the keystone of his relationships with each and every client. “Whether carefully guiding parents through a highly emotional child custody dispute, or navigating a conflict between employer and employee, it is important to me that the people with whom I interact are provided sound legal advice in a language they understand. ‘You have to...
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Employment law governs the relationship between workers and their employers. This law, contained in federal and state statutes, administrative regulations, and judicial decisions, specifies the rights and restrictions applicable to each party in the workplace.

This area of law regulates such issues as employee benefits, discipline, hiring, firing, leave, payroll, and health and safety in the workplace. It also encompasses non-compete agreements, retaliation, severance, unemployment compensation, pensions, whistle-blowing, worker classification, wage garnishment, work authorization for non-U.S. citizens, worker's compensation, and employee handbooks.

Both federal and state laws govern the relationship between employees and employers. Federal laws such as Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibit employers from discriminating against employees based on certain characteristics. Many states have enacted their own laws similar to federal ones (and sometimes are more stringent). Cities and counties also can enact ordinances that affect employee rights, such as local minimum wage laws.

Employment lawyers can choose to accept only employees as clients, only employers, or both. Some attorneys focus on a specific area of employment law, such as workers' compensation, whistleblowing or discrimination, but many can handle a wide range of employment law issues.


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