Essex Richards Attorney Caitlin Walton Selected for Bar Leadership Institute

Essex Richards P.A. is pleased to announce Caitlin Walton has been selected for the Bar Leadership Institute, which identifies and develops leaders for the Mecklenburg County Bar (MCB) and Mecklenburg Bar Foundation (MBF). Caitlin joins 19 others as part of the Bar Leadership Institute’s Class of 2020. The Bar Leadership Institute committee selected Caitlin based on her service to our …

Partner Jon Buchan Featured in Mecklenburg Bar News

Essex Richards Partner Jon Buchan was featured in this month’s Mecklenburg Bar News. Jon is the most recent recipient of the Ayscue Professionalism Award, which was presented to him in October 2019 by the Mecklenburg Bar Foundation. The Asycue Professionalism Award is presented each year to a present or former member of the Mecklenburg County Bar to recognize exemplary professionalism. …

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Business North Carolina Names Essex Richards Attorneys to 2020 Legal Elite

Essex Richards, P.A. is pleased to announce that Business North Carolina magazine has named 4 firm attorneys to its 2020 list of “Legal Elite.” Additionally, Essex Richards is honored to have 3 lawyers in the Legal Elite Hall of Fame: retired partner Lou Lesesne (Employment, 2007), Rob Blair (Family Law, 2016), and Heather Culp (Bankruptcy, 2017). An attorney is included in the Legal Elite Hall of Fame when he or she receives …

Jon Buchan Featured on Charlotte Readers Podcast

Partner Jon Buchan was the recently featured author on Charlotte Readers Podcast, a local production hosted by Landis Wade, an author and self-described “recovering trial lawyer.” The show features Charlotte area authors and those who visit the Queen City. Host Landis Wade encourages authors to read and talk about their award-winning, published and emerging works, the kind of stories and …

Media Partner Jon Buchan Quoted by WBTV

Partner Jon Buchan was quoted recently in a WBTV article, “Judge Issues, Lifts Restraining Order Preventing WBTV Investigation From Airing.” Last week a Mecklenburg County judge issued a temporary restraining order prohibiting WBTV and Reporter David Hodges from airing an investigative story. The story focused on a local towing company’s efforts to tow and, later, sell the car of a soldier deployed …

Natalie Potter Coaches at Heart of a Woman Conference

On Wednesday October 23, Natalie Potter, an attorney with Essex Richards, served as a business coach in the area of trademark law at The Heart of a Woman conference, hosted by The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte. The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte has been conducting the conference for three years, and Natalie was thrilled to be invited to participate …

GateHouse Media and Fayetteville Observer Win 2-Year Battle to Unseal Files in Abuse Case

Originally published by The Media Law Resource Center, October, 2019. By Jonathan E. Buchan On September 13, 2019, the two-year battle by GateHouse Media and The Fayetteville Observer to unseal a North Carolina state court civil file ended with the court-ordered unsealing of every document in the file, redacting only the identities of the three juvenile plaintiffs who had brought claims of …

Attorney Natalie Potter Serves as Business Coach

On Wednesday October 23, Natalie Potter, an attorney with Essex Richards, served as a business coach in the area of trademark law at The Heart of a Woman conference, hosted by The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte. The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte has been conducting the conference for three years, and Natalie was thrilled to be invited to participate …

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Essex Richards ERISA Litigation Team Earns National Recognition

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers have named Essex Richards to their 2020 list of “Best Law Firms” in America. The firm received a national ranking and metropolitan rankings in several practice areas. For the fourth year in a row, Essex Richards earned a national ranking for its ERISA Litigation practice. ERISA (which stands for the Employee Retirement Security Income Act of …