civil litigation

"Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum"
"If you want peace, prepare for war".
- Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus

Fewer and fewer attorneys these days are comfortable walking into the courtroom. When the time comes to handle a dispute in Court, you turn to your lawyer as a source of knowledge, professionalism, and at times, comfort. Preparing a case to its fullest extent is only part of the process. If your lawyer is unable to deliver your position in a way that persuades and educates a judge, jury, or appellate court, your cause may be lost.

Joe is a proud veteran. A veteran of the United States Marine Corps, and a veteran of the courtroom. He understands that in order to achieve the goals of the client, a lawyer must be prepared to go the next step and try the case. Bargaining with the other side from a position of strength, preparedness and competence is the best way to resolve disputes.

Whether as Plaintiff or Defendant, working with your lawyer is essential to success in the court system. What you don’t see on TV is that each court; state, federal, administrative, or specialty court has its own set of rules. This is on top of the Federal and North Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure and Rules of Court. That’s a lot of rules. Knowing these rules and abiding by them is essential. Being able to handle a client’s case procedurally before the first substantive argument is heard saves the client time and money.

Joe represents individuals and businesses in the following areas of civil litigation:

  • Collections / Money Owed
  • Shareholder/Member Conflicts
  • Contract Enforcement and Disputes
  • Fraud/Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices
  • Property Rights
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Tort Litigation
  • Condemnation Litigation
  • Financial Transactions
  • Trust and Estate Litigation
  • Tax Controversy
  • Appellate Representation
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    We pride ourselves on our ability to know our clients and approach the practice of law as a profession.

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