LITIGATION

Tough, effective litigation so our clients can focus on what matters.

Davis Hartman Wright PLLC’s litigators are tough, experienced, and effective.  We understand the stress and expense associated with being involved in the legal process. We litigate aggressively, but as efficiently as possible. We work hard to take as much of the burden as possible off of our clients so that they can focus on what matters to them. We understand that every client is unique and every case is different, and we pride ourselves on being practical and inventive. Sometimes that means that we tenaciously litigate all the way through the appellate process. Other times it means we help our clients reach creative resolutions so they can avoid spending the time and money extensive litigation demands.

Our litigation services range from negotiating pre-lawsuit disputes to trying cases in federal and state courts to advocating clients’ interests before administrative agencies and federal and North Carolina appellate courts. We handle matters involving banking, bankruptcy, business and commercial disputes, constitutional law, construction, environmental issues, labor and employment, municipal liability, property rights issues (such as condemnation and regulatory takings), real estate, torts, zoning, trusts and estates and many other areas of the law.

We also handle issues for clients in various regulatory and administrative forums. In today’s complex world of regulations, our extensive experience in administrative and local government law provides clients with an invaluable insight, whether your needs require advocacy before the North Carolina Office of Administrative Hearings, Coastal Resources Commission, Environmental Management Commission, Marine Fisheries Commission, Professional Licensing Boards, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, North Carolina and U.S. Departments of Labor, the North Carolina Department of Commerce, local boards of adjustment, county commissioners, town boards, or any other federal, state, or local agency.

We welcome opportunities to provide our clients with litigation consulting.  Whenever possible, we strive to implement the adage that an ounce of prevention is worth far more than a pound of cure. Our team of attorneys has many years of experience not only in the private sector, but also within the North Carolina Department of Justice and working within multiple local governments, commissions, authorities and non-profit organizations.

The firm’s Litigation Practice Group relies heavily on its interaction with the firm’s Agribusiness Practice Group, the firm’s Banking and Finance Practice Group, the firm’s Business Law Practice Group, the firm’s Environmental Practice Group, the firm’s Health Care Practice Group, the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice Group, the firm’s Local Government Practice Group, the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group and the firm’s Trusts and Estates Practice Group to provide clients with comprehensive and in-depth representation, using the strengths and experience of the attorneys and paralegals in the firm most qualified to handle the various matters and issues that arise.

Litigation Law Contacts

I. Clark Wright, Jr., Group Leader
icw@dhwlegal.com
(252) 514-2828
(252) 229-5900 mobile

J. Michael Genest, Group Leader
jmg@dhwlegal.com
(252) 514-2828
(252) 389-9830 mobile

M. Scott Davis
msd@dhwlegal.com
(252) 514-2828
(252) 571-2050 mobile

Missy S. Spainhour
mss@dhwlegal.com
(828) 771-0833
(704) 904-0506 mobile

Suzanne Hartman, Paraglegal
suzanne@dhwlegal.com
(252) 514-2828

Peggy Garwick, Paralegal
pdg@dhwlegal.com
(252) 514-2828

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