Chip was born in Lexington, Kentucky in 1958. His family moved to Raleigh, North Carolina when he was seven, and has been there ever since. He served as a missionary for his church in Italy for two years from 1977 to 1979 and learned to speak Italian fluently. He received his BS from Brigham Young University in 1982 and his Juris Doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1985. Chip married his wife, Dawn, in 1981. They have been blessed with six children, three of whom are now married, and four grandchildren.
After passing the North Carolina Bar Exam in 1985, Chip served three years in the U.S. Marine Corps as a Judge Advocate trying scores of courts martial. He left active duty in 1988 as a Captain and joined the law firm that later became known as Duffus, Younce, Melvin & Vtipil, founding its Raleigh office. In 2001 Chip and David Vtipil founded the Younce & Vtipil.
“I believe in giving quality, personal service to my clients. I become friends with most of my clients during the course of my representation. Most of my cases are referred to me through past clients who trust me and were satisfied with what I and my staff did for them. I tell the absolute truth to my clients at all times — whether it’s what they or anyone else wants to hear or not. I also receive a substantial number of referrals from doctors, therapists, or other attorneys who know me, know my character, and know my abilities.”
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I recently sought the legal help of Mr. Younce at Younce and Vtipil Lawfirm. He was professional, kind, and respectful as to the difficult nature of my situation. I appreciated his honesty as he looked over my case. He, and his staff, were quick to respond to my questions, would explain what they were doing, and why, and were always helpful. He was able to get my case resolved in a timely manner.
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Date published: 2016-05-06
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Representative Sample of Cases Successfully Resolved
-Represented office worker who had been denied benefits because her fall was allegedly caused by seizures. Chip proved that she had tripped on carpet, hit her head when she fell, and the head injury caused her permanent, disabling seizures. The office worker now receives lifetime medical and disability benefits.
-Represented the family of an office worker who was exposed to construction dust during renovations in the 1970s who died from mesothelioma. Chip proved that the dust contained asbestos and obtained full death benefits for the worker’s family.
-Proved that a jet engine assembler’s contact dermatitis was caused by exposure to a chemical in his workplace and obtained a large settlement approximating total permanent disability for him.
-Obtained a large settlement for food processor who suffered with post-traumatic stress disorder following an explosion and fire at her plant.
-Won a jury trial in which a young man who was a passenger in a car speeding to elude the police died in the subsequent accident.
-Represented many nurses and doctors injured by latex glove allergies.
-Represented an operating room nurse injured by the repetitive motions of her job.
-Represented a young woman who was seriously injured when her car drove under the trailer of a truck that had pulled out in front of her.
-Represented a man who was permanently disabled by a concussion he received when rear-ended by another car.
-Represented a young girl who lost her eye when a neighbor shot her with a BB-gun.
-Represented a man who lost his eye when fireworks malfunctioned.
-Represented the family of a convenience store clerk who was shot in a robbery of his store.
-Obtained lifetime medical and disability benefits for man who suffered a brain injury when a valve exploded while working underground.