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Year: 2016

The North Carolina Industrial Commission recently released a report auditing the state’s Workers’ Compensation Program. The report evaluates the degree of compliance of businesses with the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act and how well compliance is being enforced. All companies in North Carolina, with the exception of a few exemptions laid…

My interest in law developed at a very early age. My grandmother was a clerk of court and this early exposure to the law made an impression on me. Mesmerized when characters like Perry Mason were on television, I would argue with anybody and everybody. At that time, I simply…

Although I may not have had a name for it at the time, advocating on other people’s behalf came naturally to me and was something I practiced from an early age. I took great pleasure in supporting family, friends and neighbors and acting as an advocate for them when they…

Now that traditional calendar schools are starting a new year, it is important for parents and kids alike to pay attention to important back to school safety tips. Whether your children ride a school bus, walk to school, ride a bike, or are old enough to drive to high school…

I am often asked the question, “If you had to do it all over again, would you roll the dice and endure the mental torture and financial strain that law school demands?” Each time I answer with a resounding “YES.” The reason I went to law school was because I…

In early 1987 I had finally completed the training pipeline as a JAGC Officer in the U.S. Marine Corps and was ready to begin to practice law. My first assignment was as a military prosecutor, working for the various commands at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. I had lots of…

Social Security has received some bad press recently with many calling Social Security the “new welfare.” Many argue that the system supports those who could work, but choose not to. The myths being perpetrated by the opponents of the Social Security system are unfounded and this unfair characterization simply adds…

A common complaint about lawyers is that they never return client calls or that the client very rarely gets to speak with his or her lawyer. I can relate to that complaint and it’s why I practice law the way I do. When I was a freshman in college, I…

Now that summer is here, many parents and their children are looking forward to the prospect of summer camp. While summer camp is historically viewed as a rite of passage for children, parents view it as both a learning opportunity for children and a productive means of childcare. Although summer…

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