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ABOUT MY PRACTICE

Clients benefit from the expertise that I have developed over 30+ years of law practice in the Research Triangle area of North Carolina.   I have tried cases in the district and superior courts, and I have tried many workers' compensation claims before the North Carolina Industrial Commission.  Since I started my practice, my belief in standing up for the Davids in our Goliathan world has drawn me to workers’ comp, personal injury, and traffic law. Navigating these types of claims for more than three decades means my expertise is sharp and compassionate. You won't find anyone better in Durham, Chapel Hill, or Carrboro to advocate for you in a workers' comp, personal injury, or traffic case.

One thing people appreciate about my practice is the personal attention I devote to each client. When you hire me, your case gets the utmost time and care. This is one reason why you usually will be dealing directly with me.  I do have an assistant, but when you call, as likely as not I will answer the phone.  I usually answer client emails myself.  I am willing to discuss directly with you the pros and cons of the various courses of action to be taken in your case, whether it’s a traffic, personal injury, or workers’ compensation claim. 

PLACES I COVER

I handle most types of traffic cases in Durham, Orange, Chatham, and Wake Counties.  Some the cities and towns in this area include Raleigh, Apex, Morrisville, Cary, Durham, Rougemont, Timberlake, RTP (Research Triangle Park), Siler City, Pittsboro, Goldston, Bynum, Hillsborough, Chapel Hill, Carrboro,  and Efland.  Major Roads include I-85, I-40 and Highways  15-501 (the Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd), 54, 55, 64, 70, 86, and 147 (the Durham Freeway).

There are several large universities in the area, and their police departments can give tickets. These include  NC State University, Duke University, NC Central University, and UNC-Chapel Hill.

I even handle traffic tickets from Raleigh-Durham International Airport's police officers!

ABOUT ME

I graduated from Wake Forest University in 1980 with a BA in political science. I went to Mercer University for law school, graduating in 1983. I began practicing in Durham the next year, and I have been here ever since.

I am married to a physical therapist. We have two grown sons and four pets: a Havanese dog named Blitzen, a tabby calico cat named Donner, a black cat named Olive, and a gray tabby named The Rum Tum Tugger.