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Woody Connette Receives McMillan Distinguished Service Award

At the July meeting of the North Carolina State Bar Council, four lawyers, including Essex Richards partner Woody Connette, were presented with the John B. McMillan Distinguished Service Award. The additional award recipients were Victor Boone of Raleigh, Ashley Hogewood of Charlotte, and Bill Powers …

11 Essex Richards Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America

Essex Richards, P.A. is pleased to announce that The Best Lawyers© in America has named 10 of its attorneys to the 2022 list in the publication’s newly released 28th edition – Norris Adams, Rob Blair, Jon Buchan, Woody Connette, Heather Culp, John Daniel, Rick Elkins, Anne Essaye, Lauren Lewis, …

Heather Culped Named to Leaders in the Law

Heather Culp Quoted by WSOC-TV Regarding Likely Epicentre Foreclosure

Bankruptcy partner Heather Culp was recently interviewed for a WSOC-TV article covering the foreclosure proceedings of Charlotte’s Epicentre. In the interview, Heather described the process of the court putting the Epicentre up for auction and using a receiver to collect rent from tenants. She commented, …

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Jon Windham Joins International Network IR Global

Essex Richards is proud to announce that partner Jon Windham has been selected for inclusion in IR Global. IR Global is the fastest growing professional service firm network in the world. IR Global members are stringently vetted prior to admission. Jon Windham has been designated …

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Can You Discharge Student Loans in Bankruptcy?

Last month, partner Heather Culp was interviewed via Zoom by fellow bankruptcy attorney Sam Turco on the subject of discharging student loans in bankruptcy. Sam’s central question for Heather was “can student loans be wiped out in bankruptcy?” Heather’s answer is generally “no,” at least …

Partner Jon Buchan Quoted by WRAL

Partner Jon Buchan was recently quoted in a WRAL article, “Veteran officer says Pasquotank deputies had no legitimate reason to shoot Andrew Brown.” The article discusses the case in Elizabeth City, NC where officers opened fire on a fleeing drug suspect last month. Buchan was …

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Heather Culp Awarded Outstanding Pro Bono Achievement by NC Bar

On May 12 Essex Richards partner Heather Culp received the Outstanding Pro Bono Achievement award by the North Carolina Bar Association’s Bankruptcy Section. Heather regularly volunteers with the Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy (formerly Legal Services of Southern Piedmont) and with Legal Aid of North …

Lauren Lewis Featured On WBTV’s QC Morning

Family law partner Lauren Lewis was interviewed on WBTV’s QC Morning by host Mary King on May 18. Lauren was asked to explain what a prenuptial agreement is and what to consider with such an agreement. Lauren explained that prenuptial agreements are not just for …

Heather Culp and Lauren Lewis to Speak at Bankruptcy Seminar

Essex Richards partners Heather Culp and Lauren Lewis will speak at the Mecklenburg County Bar’s Western North Carolina Bankruptcy Seminar on May 21. Heather and Lauren will lead the session, Case Studies and Updates: Bankruptcy and Family Law. To learn more or register for the …

Attorney Natalie Potter Named to NC Pro Bono Honor Society

Congratulations to attorney Natalie Potter, who was recently named to the North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society. This achievement recognizes North Carolina attorneys who gave substantial legal contributions to the state by providing fifty or more hours of pro bono legal services in 2020. To …

COVID-19: Can Businesses Prohibit Employees From Getting Vaccinated?

by: Kris Finlon I’ve previously written on the question of whether employers can legally require employees to get a COVID-19 vaccination.  However, recent stories in the news have presented a different question: can employers legally prohibit employees from getting vaccinated?  Or, for that matter, from …