Lonnie B. Williams, Partner

Born Wilmington, North Carolina, July 19, 1928; admitted to bar, 1953, North Carolina. Education: Wake Forest University (B.S., summa cum laude, 1951; LL.B., magna cum laude, 1953). Member: New Hanover County, Fifth Judicial District, North Carolina, and American Bar Associations. [U.S. Army 1946–1948]. Practice Areas: Contracts; Estate Planning; Probate. [More…] | 910-763-9891 x 214


A. Dumay Gorham, Jr., Partner

Dumay’s law practice focuses on Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Wills and Trusts. [More…] | 910-763-9891 x 220


William Robert Cherry, Jr., Partner

Bob’s law practice focuses on litigation with a primary emphasis on personal injury litigation, products liability and class actions. Bob provides a practice driven by a dedication to client’s service and significant experience in a courtroom. [More…] | 910-763-9891 x 226


Ronald H. Woodruff, Partner

Ron’s law practice began and continues in the primary area of civil litigation with a primary emphasis on personal injury litigation, worker compensation claims (both for employees and employers), construction litigation and employment law. Ron’s dedication to his clients and his profession is rooted in his desire to do the best that can be done. He takes great pride in his knowledge and wealth of experience based on his many years of handling cases both in and out of the courtroom. [More…] | 910-763-9891 x 225


Lonnie B. Williams, Jr., Partner

Lonnie practices primarily in the areas of real estate transactions, business transactions, corporate and limited liability company law, probate and estate administration, and estate planning. He endeavors to conclude each matter on the client’s time schedule and to maintain frequent contact with the client during the handling of the matter. [More…] | 910-763-9891 x 218


Charles D. Meier, Partner

Born Richmond, Virginia, March 10, 1959; admitted to bar, 1985, North Carolina; 1987, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina; 1997, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court. Education: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.A., 1981; J.D., 1985). Member: Holderness Moot Court Bench, 1984–1985. Member: New Hanover County, Fifth Judicial District, North Carolina (Member, Sections on: Litigation, Construction and Real Estate) and American Bar Associations; North Carolina State Bar; Community Association Institute. Practice Areas: Commercial Litigation; Business Litigation; Homeowners Association Law; Community Association Law; Condominium Law; Planned Unit Development Law; Construction Law; Construction Litigation; Construction Liens; Mechanics Liens; Debtor and Creditor; Commercial Collections; Corporate Law; Real Estate; Real Estate Brokers and Agents Liability; Real Estate Fraud; Real Estate Foreclosure; Real Estate Litigation; Real Estate Tax Appeals; Real Estate Title Insurance; Eminent Domain; Condemnation; Estate Litigation; Contested Trusts and Estates; Caveats. [More…] | 910-763-9891 x 217


John L. Coble, Partner

Born High Point, North Carolina, July 29, 1957; admitted to bar, 1985, North Carolina; 1987, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; 1988, U.S. Supreme Court; 1998, U.S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina; 2002, U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina. Education: North Carolina State University (B.A., cum laude, 1980); Campbell University (J.D., cum laude, 1985). Phi Kappa Phi; Delta Theta Phi. Recipient, Corpus Juris Secundum Award for Significant Legal Scholarship, 1983–1984; 1984–1985. Member, Campbell Law Review, 1983–1985. Articles Editor, Campbell Law Review, 1984-1985. Author: Note, “Edwards v. Arizona is Alive But Not Well in North Carolina,” 7 Campbell Law Review 51 (1984). Law Clerk to U.S. District Court Judge James C. Fox, Eastern District of North Carolina, 1985–1987. Research Assistant, North Carolina Pattern Jury Instructions Committee-Criminal, 1983–1985. Member: New Hanover County and North Carolina Bar Associations; Fifth Judicial District Bar (President, 2001) and North Carolina State Bar. Practice Areas: Civil Litigation; Insurance Defense; Construction Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Personal Injury; Products Liability; Estate Litigation/Caveats; Real Estate Litigation [More…] | 910-763-9891 x 223


F. Murphy Averitt, III, Partner

Murphy’s practice focuses primarily on the litigation of small business disputes, construction disputes and estate disputes. He also counsels his clients regarding issues affecting their businesses and daily lives. He is dedicated to serving his clients and keeping them up to date and informed with respect to the status of their legal matter. He strives to be straight forward and honest with his clients with respect to their expectations and the potential outcomes of their legal matter. Murphy is motivated to provide efficient, cost effective representation and counsel to his clients and achieve the best results possible tailored to the client’s goals. [More…] | 910-763-9891 x 221


Matthew B. Davis, Partner

Matthew’s law practice focuses on litigation, community association law, and generally counseling businesses and non-profits. Matthew strives to provide a client-centric practice driven by a dedication to client service, as most readily seen through prompt response to client communications, fair billing, a steady presence, and a results-oriented approach dictated by each client’s specific goals and circumstances. [More…] | 910-763-9891 x 227