Primary Practice Areas: Divorce, Criminal Defense, Bankruptcy Law.
We are a full-service law firm including bankruptcy, family law, criminal law, civil litigation.Example casesThe typical bankruptcy case requires an appointment to educate the client about the pros and cons of filing bankruptcy based on what they own and what they owe. I never pressure clients to file and will simply provide information to help them make an informed decision. Filing either a chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy generally requires one appearance in front of the bankruptcy trustee who examines the petition and client under oath. Sometimes an appearance in Federal Bankruptcy court is required. The typical Chapter 7 case is usually closed in under 6 months and the typical Chapter 13 case lasts three to five years. I always let the client know my full expectations for any case regardless of whether it involves bankruptcy, family law, criminal law or another area.
We also handle family law matters including simple divorce, separation agreements, property division, child custody and support, and spousal support. A simple divorce can often be accomplished without a court appearance. Custody, property division, and support issues often require several court appearances.
110 E Jefferson St.
Monroe NC 28112
Bankruptcy, Criminal Defense- Free Consultation. Divorce and other areas- $100 Consultation.
Bankruptcy: Consultation: Free Chapter 7: $1,950.00 (includes filing fees) Chapter 13: $ 1,500.00 upfront Family Law: Consultation: $100.00. Simple Divorce: $1,250.00 (includes filing fees). Separation Agreement: $1,000.00 - $1,500.00. Custody: Varies. Child Support: $1,000.00 and up. Criminal Defense: Consultation: Free. Speeding Ticket: $150.00 and up. Expungement: $750.00 and up. DWI plea: $2,000.00. DWI trial: $4,000.00. Misdemeanors: $750.00 and up. Felonies: $2,500.00 and up. All Other Practice Areas: Consultation: $100.00. Flat Fee: Varies Hourly rate: $300.00.
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
301 S. McDowell St.
Offices in Charlotte and Monroe, NC.
Family Law, Criminal Defense, Bankruptcy Law, Civil Litigation.
Most of my time is spent on bankruptcy, divorce and criminal law. Each area of law allows me to help people get their life back in order.
I encourage clients to educate themselves and to ask any questions they may have of an attorney.
I will review anything a client has prepared.
I often encourage clients to file matters in small claims court because there is an absolute right to appeal most decisions. However, I have never counseled a client to undertake a bankruptcy or complex family law case without an attorney.
About: As a Charlotte native and Union County resident I enjoy the opportunity to serve my community. Although my practice includes several areas of law they often intersect in the courtroom, and I consider myself a trial attorney at heart. I am an avid college basketball fan and root for UNC and Wake Forest.
Practice Focus: Family Law; Criminal Defense; Bankruptcy; Civil Litigation.
Admitted: North Carolina State Court- 2004. United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina- 2004.
Education: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A.- 2001, Wake Forest University, J.D.- 2004.
Awards: The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award, Business NC Magazine: 2015 Legal Elite, Rue Ratings: Best Attorneys of America Lifetime Charter Member, The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40, American Society of Legal Advocates: Top 40 Lawyer Under 40, AVVO 10.0 Superb Rating, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys: 10 Best in 2014, National Academy of Family Law Attorneys: Top 10 under 40 in North Carolina, The National Advocates: Top 100 Lawyers for Matrimonial and Family Law, American Institute of Bankruptcy Attorneys: 10 Best in 2014, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys: 10 Best in 2014 and 2015.
Member: North Carolina State BAR, North Carolina BAR Association (Member, Bankruptcy Section, Family Law Section). NACBA Member- National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, North Carolina Consumers Council, Union County BAR Association.
Born: Charlotte, North Carolina, 1979
Bar Number: 33012
North Carolina, 2004
Wake Forest University School of Law
Juris Doctor, 2004
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
B.A. Economics, Political Science, 2001
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