Gaston County, North Carolina Lawyers

Paul Tharp Esq.
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North Carolina Lawyer with 16 years experience

University of North Carolina - Chapel HillU.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina, Florida and North Carolina
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Jonathan Sooriash
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Jonathan Sooriash Esq. LL.M. represents taxpayers to resolve and settle their tax debt with the IRS and State Tax Departments. J. David Tax Law LLC assists both individuals and businesses in becoming compliant with the... Read More »
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Pete McArdle
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North Carolina Lawyer with 24 years experience

Mr. McArdle has lived in Charlotte since 1979. He attended Saint Gabriel Catholic School and Charlotte Catholic High School. Mr. McArdle continued his education at the University of North Carolina. At Chapel Hill, he... Read More »
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Danica Lynn Little
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North Carolina Lawyer with 14 years experience

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... Read More »
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Angela McIlveen
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Gaston County, NC Attorney with 12 years experience
(877) 351-1513 174 S. South St
Suite 301
Gastonia, NC 28052
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Case Western Reserve University
Angela McIlveen is the CEO and Co-Founder of McIlveen Family Law Firm.

The first thing you will notice when you meet Angela McIlveen is that she genuinely cares about her clients and the clients of the Firm.

Maybe it’s because she remembers going through her parents’ nasty divorce when she was 6 years old. Angela knows that her parents' divorce impacted her life. Angela McIlveen remembers growing up with her dad when kids didn’t grow up with their fathers and she says it definitely shaped her life. In case you are wondering, no her mom wasn’t a bad person. Her...
Verna Carol Bash-Flowers
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Gaston County, NC Lawyer with 28 years experience
(704) 691-7220 936 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Way
Suite 1 D
Gastonia, NC 28054
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Divorce, Immigration and Personal Injury
Quinnipiac University School of Law
I relocated to Gastonia, NC after having had a successful solo law practice in Fairfield County, CT for 14 years. I am bi-lingual (Spanish/English).My office prides itself on zealously representing clients in multiple areas of law in a professional manner. Over the years we have successfully represented individuals and small businesses. We treat everyone with dignity and respect regardless of race, ethnicity, or socio economic status.
Lloyd Thomas Kelso
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Gaston County, NC Attorney with 43 years experience
(704) 865-8684 128 East Garrison Boulevard, Suite A
Gastonia, NC 28054
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Personal Injury
University of South Carolina School of Law
Born: 1950, Gastonia, North Carolina Wife: Debra S. Kelso
Sean McIlveen
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Gaston County, NC Attorney with 20 years experience
(877) 351-1513 174 S. South St
Suite 301
Gastonia, NC 28052
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Houston - Main Campus
Sean McIlveen is a Partner Attorney and Co-Founder of McIlveen Family Law Firm.

When Sean McIlveen is not in the courtroom, he spends his time building custom furniture. Sean grew up in Gastonia, N.C. and graduated from UNC-Charlotte with a degree in B.A. He attended Wake Forest University School of Law and graduated from the University of Houston with his J.D.

Sean McIlveen is also the author of two books on child custody and he is often asked to speak at events. He is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association and the Gaston County Bar Association. Sean...
Regina Taylor
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Gaston County, NC Lawyer with 27 years experience
(704) 861-0700 1568 Union Road, Suite A
Gastonia, NC 28054
Business, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
North Carolina Central University School of Law
Scott Ray Rosenberg
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Gaston County, NC Attorney with 22 years experience
(704) 865-3600 110 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Way
Gastonia, NC 28053
Criminal
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
As a solo practitioner, I work diligently to obtain the most advantageous outcome possible for all of my clients. Defending and protecting my clients is my top priority and I am committed to winning my clients’ cases. In addition to aggressively defending my clients in the courtroom, I also place a strong emphasis on treating each client compassionately and giving all clients the attention and respect they deserve. My experience as an assistant district attorney and as an associate attorney for one of Gaston County’s most respected and successful law firms has established the foundation needed for me to...
Mr. Ronald J Shook II
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Gaston County, NC Attorney with 7 years experience
(704) 864-8324 269 W. Main Ave.
Gastonia, NC 28052
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Immigration and Traffic Tickets
Charlotte School of Law
Attorney Shook was raised in Gaston County. He practices in the areas of Criminal Law, Immigration, and Firearms Law.
Thomas Taylor
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Gaston County, NC Attorney with 35 years experience
(704) 861-9443 262 West Main Ave
P.O. Box 875
Gastonia, NC 28052
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Family and Juvenile
University of Notre Dame
Personal, Professional attention to select clients.
Craig Collins
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Gaston County, NC Lawyer
617 B East Second Ave.
Gastonia, NC 28054
Criminal
L. Keith Hance Esq.
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Gaston County, NC Attorney with 24 years experience
(704) 861-9091 317 S South St
Gastonia, NC 28052
Business and Real Estate
Joseph Ittoop
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North Carolina Attorney

Mr. Joseph Ittoop primarily concentrates his practice in the areas of Immigration and Family Law. As a Charlotte-native, he has had the unique perspective of watching our city grow from rural farmlands to a booming,... Read More »
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Alyssa M. Levine Esq.
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North Carolina Attorney

North Carolina Central University School of LawNorth Carolina
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Joy McMurry Chappell
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Gaston County, NC Attorney
(704) 865-9011 174 S. South Street, Suite 301
Gastonia, NC 28052
Family
Kelvin J. Atkinson
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Gaston County, NC Attorney
(704) 271-1047 132 North Marietta Street
PO Box 434
Gastonia, NC 28053
Family
Clair G. Campbell
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Gaston County, NC Attorney with 34 years experience
(704) 866-9191 603 Cox Rd. Suite D
Gastonia, NC 28054
Elder, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Gaston County, NC Attorney
(704) 215-4493 223 W. MAIN AVENUE SUITE B
GASTONIA, NC 28052
Criminal
Gaston County, NC Lawyer
(704) 864-5425 309 South Street
P.O. Box 1575
Gastonia, NC 28053
Business, Collections, Elder and Estate Planning
Gaston County, NC Attorney
(704) 864-3236 223 W. Main Ave, Suite C
GASTONIA, NC 28012
Personal Injury
Gaston County, NC Lawyer
(704) 868-4440 1574 Union Rd
Gastonia, NC 28054
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Gaston County, NC Lawyer with 37 years experience
(704) 866-3692 965 Roberts Dr
Gastonia, NC 28054
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Gaston County, NC Attorney
(704) 867-3529 502 E Garrison Blvd
Gastonia, NC 28054
Personal Injury, Social Security Disability and Workers' Comp
Gaston County, NC Lawyer
(704) 868-4440 1574 Union Rd
Gastonia, NC 28054
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Kenneth R. Harris Jr.
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North Carolina Lawyer

Duke University School of LawNorth Carolina
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Laura M. Cobb, Esq.
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North Carolina Attorney

Laura Cobb was born in Jackson, Tennessee but grew up in McLean, Virginia and Marietta, Georgia. After a lifelong love of the sciences, she graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in Biology. After college she... Read More »
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Lance Williams
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Cleveland County, NC Attorney with 7 years experience
(704) 323-8485 192 S. South St.
Gastonia, NC 28042
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Lance is a graduate of the Charlotte School of Law. He spent 12 years as a Deputy Sheriff in Harvey, LA. During his tenure there he worked in the Street Crimes Division as well as being a Team Leader of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team. During law school, Lance interned at the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office. Lance is certified in DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (24 hour training) and Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (16 hour training) by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Ashley E Lorance
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Mecklenburg County, NC Lawyer with 8 years experience
(704) 864-3236 223 W. Main Ave. Suite C
Gastonia, NC 28203
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Insurance Claims
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Timothy Keith Moore
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Cleveland County, NC Lawyer with 23 years experience
(704) 739-1221 305 East King Street
Kings Mountain, NC 28086
Business, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Jason David Witt
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Mecklenburg County, NC Lawyer with 14 years experience
(704) 493-6851 301 S. McDowell St, Suite 1014
Cameron Brown Building
Charlotte, NC 28204
Bankruptcy, Criminal, Divorce and Family
Wake Forest University School of Law
Ketan Soni
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Mecklenburg County, NC Lawyer with 18 years experience
(704) 375-8488 1001 Morehead Square Drive
Suite 450
Charlotte, NC 28203
Divorce and Family
Wake Forest University
I represent clients going through divorce and family law issues, including separation agreements and prenuptial/premarital agreements, alimony, equitable distribution, child support and custody. I mediate cases for spouses that cannot reach a resolution on their own. My divorce practice across North Carolina gives me a wide range of experience on how judges rule.

I created a free downloadable North Carolina Child Support Calculator which reflects North Carolina's statutes. This can be found at http://hullandchandler.com/child-support-calculator

Other attorneys also hire me to mediate their clients' disputes prior to going to court. I advance the practice and knowledge of law for my colleagues...
Bill Powers
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(704) 342-4357 2412 Arty Ave
Charlotte, NC 28208
Free ConsultationMecklenburg County, NC Lawyer with 27 years experience
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Personal Injury
Campbell University
Charlotte NC "Lawyer of the Year - Criminal Defense: General Practice"
2018 Best Lawyers®; 2019 Best Lawyers® Past President of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice 2016 - 2017
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Alonzo M. Alston
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Mecklenburg County, NC Lawyer with 9 years experience
(704) 287-6160 1000 NC MUSIC FACTORY BLVD.
STE. B10
Charlotte, NC 28206
Business, Entertainment & Sports and IP
Charlotte School of law
Alonzo McAlpine Alston, Esq. was born in Savannah, GA, is a loving and proud father, dedicated husband, and client-focused and service oriented attorney. Attorney Alston was born to entrepreneurial parents who were heavily involved in the civil rights movement, and is a product of their strong influential guidance to purpose his life and endeavors on social equality, cause-driven activism, and self-reliance with a focus on empowerment through community building. These values have also influenced his desire to espouse integrity, maintain ownership of his work-product, and develop clear communications. Attorney Alston said, "[O]ne of the primary reasons I became and attorney was...
Kent Brown
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Mecklenburg County, NC Attorney with 44 years experience
(704) 335-1500 930 East Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28203
Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Wake Forest University School of Law
"R. Kent Brown’s interest in the law and devotion to his clients has led to many record setting recoveries. In 1985, R. Kent Brown obtained the largest recovery ($3,000,000.00) in North Carolina to that time in a medical negligence matter. In 1992, R. Kent Brown obtained the largest person injury jury verdict ($15,700,000.00) in North Carolina history to that time. In 2002, R. Kent Brown again set a record when he recovered the largest road construction settlement ($3,500,000.00) in North Carolina history. In the last several years, R. Kent Brown has made recoveries of over a million dollars against...
Rolly Chambers
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Mecklenburg County, NC Lawyer with 35 years experience
(704) 334-3459 5701 Westpark Drive
Suite 204
Charlotte, NC 28217
Free ConsultationArbitration & Mediation, Business and Construction
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
I'm an experienced mediator and attorney. I've been practicing construction law in Charlotte for over 25 years, including: Successful representation of owners, contractors, subcontractors, sureties,and design professionals: - in mediating, arbitrating, and litigating construction claims; - in evaluating construction claims; and - in negotiating and drafting construction contracts. North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission Certified Mediator - Superior Court, Estates and Guardianship. Successful representation of owners, contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, and sureties in mediation, arbitration, litigation and resolution of multiple party and multi-million dollar construction claims and disputes involving office buildings, high rise towers, schools, hotels, laboratories, waste treatment facilities, shopping centers, health care, and multi-family residential...
J. Bradley Smith Esq.
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Mecklenburg County, NC Lawyer with 14 years experience
(704) 370-2828 200 N McDowell St
Charlotte, NC 28204
Civil Rights, Criminal, DWI and Traffic Tickets
Mercer University
Mr. Smith has lived in Charlotte for most of his life. He is a graduate of Charlotte Country Day School and North Carolina State University. He received his law degree from Mercer University where he was a member of the Dean’s List and President of the Federalist Society. Mr. Smith began his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney for the 26th District in Mecklenburg County, prosecuting both felony and misdemeanor cases. In 2006, Mr. Smith entered private practice, focusing primarily on criminal defense. Over the course of his career, he has represented clients charged with everything...
Ronnie D. Crisco Jr., Esq.
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North Carolina Attorney

University of North Carolina School of LawNorth Carolina and U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina
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Martha Ramsay
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North Carolina Lawyer with 26 years experience

Martha Ramsay is a Board Certified Workers' Compensation Attorney and Personal Injury Attorney in Charlotte, North Carolina. She has fought for the rights of injured workers and individuals for more than 20 years and... Read More »
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Ronald Lawrence Frey II
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Mecklenburg County, NC Attorney with 14 years experience
(844) 766-3739 525 North Tryon St., Suite #1600
Charlotte, NC 28202
Free ConsultationAppeals, Criminal, DWI and Domestic Violence
Cleveland State University
If you are charged with a criminal offense and require aggressive representation, please contact Charlotte, North Carolina Criminal Defense Attorney Ron Frey of The Frey Law Firm, PLLC at (844) 766-3739 for a free consultation. Please visit us on the web at http://www.FreyLegal.com
Robert J. Reeves
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Mecklenburg County, NC Lawyer with 30 years experience
(704) 351-7979 301 South McDowell Street
Suite 814
Charlotte, NC 28204
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Divorce and Personal Injury
University of South Carolina School of Law
At Robert J. Reeves P.C., our attorneys focus on serious personal injury accidents (automobile, motorcycle, tractor trailer), workers' compensation, DUI and DWI, and divorce cases. We can help clients in both South Carolina and North Carolina. We are experienced trial lawyers who are willing to do whatever it takes for our clients. In addition, every client has our personal cell phone number and direct email address. As a result, you can reach us directly when you need answers, even after hours or on the weekend.

-Robert J. Reeves is a seasoned trial attorney with over 29 years of litigation experience in...
Michelle Abbott
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(980) 272-8438 725 East Trade Street
Suite 215
Charlotte, NC 28202
Free ConsultationMecklenburg County, NC Attorney with 3 years experience
Criminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Michelle Abbott is a Charlotte, NC criminal defense attorney. Michelle is licensed to practice law in North Carolina State Court and in Federal Court in the Western District of North Carolina. Her primary areas of practice are criminal defense and traffic. Michelle handles a broad range of misdemeanors and felonies, including, but not limited to: sex crimes, drug crimes, theft crimes, and violent crimes.

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She works at Gilles Law, PLLC. Gilles Law client reviews can be read here: https://gilleslaw.com/client-testimonials/ Michelle believes in providing each client with thorough representation, zealous advocacy, and personalized services, tailored to each client's unique...
David A. Concha
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Mecklenburg County, NC Lawyer with 18 years experience
(704) 525-8824 725 E Trade St
#215
Charlotte, NC 28202
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, Divorce and Workers' Comp
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
My main area of practice is Immigration Law. I am the son of Immigrants. However, I also, handle uncontested divorce, criminal defense for most misdemeanors, name changes and legitimation, personal injury and workers compensation.
Bobby Bollinger Jr
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Mecklenburg County, NC Lawyer with 30 years experience
(704) 377-7677 831 East Morehead Street
Suite 355
Charlotte, NC 28202
Free ConsultationWorkers' Comp
Campbell University
Bob Bollinger has built a stellar reputation as an advocate for injured workers pursuing denied or contested NC workers' compensation claims. He has been a Board Certified Specialist in NC Workers' Compensation Law since November of 2000. Bob holds the highest possible rating from the Martindale-Hubbell attorney peer review rating agency, "AV Preeminent". He is a "Fellow" in the nationwide honorary society, the College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers. He has been listed for years in the "Best Lawyers in America" and "Superlawyers."

Bob's philosophy of representing his clients is quite simple--his client's best interests...
Chris Kallianos
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Mecklenburg County, NC Lawyer
(704) 377-7777 301 S McDowell St
Suite 610
Charlotte, NC 28204
Personal Injury
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Throughout his 28 year legal career, Chris has been committed to providing exceptional legal representation and personalized legal services to each and every client he represents. In every case, Chris is dedicated to using his experience, skill and knowledge as a trial attorney to help his clients obtain the compensation they are entitled to under the law.
Sherrod Seward
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Mecklenburg County, NC Lawyer with 4 years experience
(704) 500-2075 6047 Tyvola Glen Cir
Charlotte, NC 28217
Free ConsultationBusiness, Entertainment & Sports, International and Tax
Cleveland State University
An experienced lawyer with a passion for criminal defense, entertainment law, & and immigration, as well as an extensive background in global business; Sherrod knew as a child that his path in life would lead him to be active on a national and international level.

Sherrod is a go to resource for persons facing felony changes for drug charges, weapons violations, and removal proceedings in immigration. Sherrod is also a go to resource for athletes, entertainers, and media companies from all over the World for business issues.

Sherrod has been immersed in different cultures as early as elementary school; learning...
Paige Pahlke
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Mecklenburg County, NC Lawyer with 8 years experience
(704) 335-1500 930 East Blvd
Charlottes, NC 28203
Personal Injury
University of Iowa College of Law
"Paige Pahlke focuses her practice in the areas of catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death and medical malpractice. Paige grew up in Scottsbluff, Nebraska before attending college at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. There she majored in Political Science and Dance, while also excelling on Creighton’s Division I golf team and performing in the Creighton Dance Company. After graduating summa cum laude from Creighton in 2007, Paige elected to start the pursuit of her law career at the University of Iowa College of Law. Prior to earning her Juris Doctor in 2010, Paige was a Student Writer and Contributing Editor...
Gael Gilles
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(980) 272-8438 725 East Trade Street Suite 215
Charlotte, NC 28202
Free ConsultationMecklenburg County, NC Attorney with 4 years experience
Criminal, DWI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Charlotte School of Law
Gael Gilles is the founding attorney of Gilles Law, PLLC in Charlotte, NC. Gael is licensed in North Carolina and South Carolina. Gael is also admitted to practice in all Federal Courts in North Carolina and South Carolina. He handles criminal defense including sex crimes, drug crimes, and federal crimes, handling both felonies and misdemeanors. Gael decided to pursue a career as an attorney in order to help people in need that might not otherwise have had an opportunity for valuable legal advice. Gael is of Haitian descent and speaks French and Creole. Gael is married...
Brian C. Gambrell
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Mecklenburg County, NC Lawyer with 18 years experience
(800) 351-3008 301 S McDowell St
#1016
Charlotte, NC 28204
Free ConsultationMedical Malpractice, Nursing Home, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
University of South Carolina School of Law
Brian is a graduate of the University of South Carolina. He obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2000. He is a member of the South Carolina Bar, and he has served on numerous committees including the Ethics Advisory Committee, Professional Responsibility Committee, and the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee.

Brian and his wife, Amy, have two sons. Brian has served as a volunteer youth soccer coach for more than 10 years. He is also an avid band parent and enjoys playing computer/video/board games with his boys in his spare time.
Courtney L. Carter
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North Carolina Lawyer

Kent State University and Charlotte School of LawNorth Carolina
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Anastasia Cowan
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North Carolina Attorney

Anastasia Cowan pursued her undergraduate degree at Ohio State University. She was a resident advisor, a member of the Golden Key International Honor Society, and a member of the Women’s Glee Club. Read More »
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Gaston County Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Mecklenburg County Bar Association
(704) 375-8624
Charlotte, NC


Legal Services of Mecklenburg County, NC
(704) 376-1600
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