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Essex Richards Launches ERISA Blog

Essex Richards is excited to announce the launch of our ERISA blog. The blog, written by attorneys Norris Adams, Woody Connette, and Caitlin Walton will cover issues that arise in the different kinds of cases that fall under ERISA: long-term disability, medical claims and health benefit denials, pension/retirement issues, life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment, breach of fiduciary duty, and …

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Eight Essex Richards Attorneys Named “Super Lawyers” in North Carolina

Eight Essex Richards attorneys have been named North Carolina “Super Lawyers” for 2018. Additionally, Essex Richards attorney  Edward G. “Woody” Connette was named to the list of Top 100 Lawyers in North Carolina, and the Top 25 Lawyers in Charlotte.   The complete list of the 2018 Essex Richards “Super Lawyers” includes the following: Norris A. Adams, Employee Benefits, General Litigation …

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Norris Adams to Speak at North Carolina Advocates for Justice Convention

Essex Richards Partner Norris Adams will speak at the North Carolina Advocates for Justice upcoming conference on June 19. Norris will speak on a panel entitled: Managing Client Expectations: My Greatest Success. The Conference connects legal professionals from across North Carolina to discuss best practices for protecting individuals’ rights. For more information or to sign up for the conference, visit …

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Essex Richards Attorneys Named “Super Lawyers” in North Carolina

Eight Essex Richards attorneys have been named North Carolina “Super Lawyers” for 2017, and one has been named to the list of “Rising Stars.” Additionally, two Essex Richards attorneys – Edward G. “Woody” Connette, and Heather W. Culp were named to the list of Top 100 Lawyers in North Carolina, and the Top 25 Lawyers in Charlotte.   Heather Culp …

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Essex Richards, P.A. Earns National Ranking in the Area of ERISA Litigation

Essex Richards earned a national ranking for its ERISA Litigation practice area in the 2017 edition of U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” ERISA (which stands for the Employee Retirement Security Income Act of 1974) is a federal law that governs private employers’ retirement, health, disability and other benefit plans. This is the firm’s first national ranking. Essex Richards is …

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Essex Richards’ ERISA Attorneys Submit Comments to U.S. Department of Labor

Essex Richards attorneys Edward (“Woody”) Connette, Norris Adams, and Caitlin Walton submitted comments to the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) last month.  Their comments were submitted in response to the DOL’s request for comments regarding proposed changes to current regulations governing disability benefit claims. According to the DOL’s proposed amendments to claims procedure regulations for plans providing disability benefits under the …

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Norris Adams to Speak at Upcoming CLE

Essex Richards Partner Norris Adams will speak at Mecklenburg County Bar Association’s upcoming continuing legal education seminar entitled, Appellate Advocacy: Winning Your Case through Persuasive Writing.   The seminar will focus on presenting your case in a persuasive manner through effective brief-writing. Norris, along with speakers Judge Albert Diaz and attorney Bonnie Keith Green will provide guidelines and practical suggestions for improving …

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Essex Richards Attorneys Named “Super Lawyers” in North Carolina

Seven Essex Richards attorneys have been named North Carolina “Super Lawyers” for 2016, and one has been named to the list of “Rising Stars.”  Additionally, three Essex Richards attorneys – Edward G. “Woody” Connette, Heather W. Culp, and N. Renee Hughes were named to the list of Top 100 Lawyers in North Carolina, and the Top 25 Lawyers in Charlotte.  Heather and …