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 courtroom experience much earlier in my career than most of my peers, and it was very professionally stimulating. On the other hand, it was not very personally gratifying. I just put one person after another in jail. There was no direct beneficiary of my work to shake my hand and thank me after a successful prosecution. There was only the faceless command sending one case after another to be tried.
In early 1988 I was transferred to Base Legal Assistance. I performed very little trial work there. I mostly drafted wills, gave divorce counseling, and helped Marines with consumer protection and landlord/tenant issues. The work was not quite as exciting, but I loved it. Each time I helped a Marine family with an unscrupulous merchant in town or with a landlord who was not obeying the law, the Marine would reach across the desk and shake my hand and offer sincere appreciation for my work.
In late 1988 when God told my family that it was time to leave the Marine Corps, I had to decide what I wanted to do in civilian life. From the experience I had as a prosecutor I realized that I would not be as happy working for large corporations or the government. I craved helping everyday families in matters that were important to them. When a Greenville personal injury law firm offered me a job opening their Raleigh office I jumped at it. Within a few months of beginning to practice personal injury law I realized that I was doing what God had put me here to do in my professional life. I was helping people through a very trying time of their lives. When you get up in the morning and realize that your work has real meaning, that knowledge makes all the difference.
About Attorney Chip Younce
Chip focuses his law practice at Younce, Vtipil, & Baznik, P.A., on personal injury and workers’ compensation matters. He is a member of the American Association for Justice (formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America), the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, the Workplace Injury Litigation Group, the North Carolina Bar Association, and the Wake County Bar Association.
Active in his community and church, Chip serves as bishop of the Cary Second Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He moved to Raleigh when he was a child and has lived in the area since then, except for his time in college, as a missionary in Italy and in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Chip earned his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University in 1982 and his law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1985. He was admitted to the North Carolina Bar in 1985, and began a three-year stint as a as a Judge Advocate in the Marines.
In 1988, Chip founded the Raleigh office of the firm later known as Duffus, Younce, Melvin & Vtipil. Chip and David Vtipil founded Younce, Vtipil, & Baznik, P.A., in Raleigh in 2001.
Why You Should Choose Younce, Vtipil, & Baznik, P.A., to Handle Your Case
Chip Younce and the other lawyers and staff members at Younce, Vtipil, & Baznik, P.A., have the same mission: providing respectful, caring and unrelenting legal representation that is directed at helping secure the results our clients need. We treat our clients with compassion and respect while delivering one-on-one client service through the life of their legal matters.
Everything we do at Younce, Vtipil, & Baznik, P.A., is focused on our clients. To ensure that our clients’ matters are handled effectively and efficiently, we use a state-of-the-art case management system. Our firm has the experience, legal skill, determination and resources to face the most daunting defendants – and win.
We take pride in delivering aggressive and effective legal services aimed at securing a positive outcome, while simultaneously treating our clients with the consideration and kindness they deserve. The attorneys at Younce, Vtipil, & Baznik, P.A., want to hear your story. We will give you our full attention as you describe exactly what happened in your case and what concerns you most. We will then give you honest advice about your legal options and put together a plan designed to achieve your objectives. If you need someone on your side to fight for your rights and interests, you need Younce, Vtipil, & Baznik, P.A.
Dealing with the aftermath of a serious injury is likely one of the most difficult and confusing challenges you’ve ever faced. We want to shoulder as much of your burden as possible so you can concentrate on your health, your family, your job and putting your life back together. We are prepared to tackle negotiations with insurers, handle all interactions with courts and take other necessary actions for you. When you have Younce, Vtipil, & Baznik, P.A., working for you, you can focus on what really matters in life.
At Younce, Vtipil, & Baznik, P.A., you can expect to work directly with an experienced and competent legal team whose goal is to provide attentive client service and assertive legal representation. Because the majority of our attorneys and staff have been with our firm for a long time, you don’t have to worry about getting acquainted with someone new every time you contact us. Low turnover means your case won’t be bounced to an unfamiliar staff member time after time.
Younce, Vtipil, & Baznik, P.A., represents people with a variety of legal matters, such as:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Workers’ compensation claims
- Social Security disability claims
- Wrongful death cases
- Injuries from harmful drugs
- Slip-and-fall injuries
- Product liability cases, including asbestos claims
There are serious consequences to serious accidents and the serious injuries they cause. While you are facing severe pain, psychological distress and impairments that keep you from working, you are probably also coping with mounting doctor’s bills, damaged property, lost pay and other major financial problems. We want to help improve your situation by dealing with the legal matters so you can concentrate on your health, your family and your life.
Are you ready to learn more about how we can help? Call or contact us online now for a free injury claim review and advice about your legal options. Family law consultations range from $200 to $250 an hour. We have staff members who speak both English and Spanish ready to help.