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Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP

Litigation

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What the team is known for

Widely acclaimed and sought after for its reputation in the commercial litigation space. Particular strength in handling an array of complex matters for accountancy firms, while also handling high-stakes bankruptcy and white-collar criminal litigation. Offers skilled representation in appellate proceedings.

Strengths

An impressed client reports: "The team provides high-quality legal services."

A commentator adds: "They are thoughtful, thorough, well prepared and extremely sensitive to all details."

Another source states: "They are well known and respected in the industry, and offer a multidisciplined approach."

Work highlights

Successfully represented Shangyu Sunfit Chemical in a breach of contract dispute against Hongda Group.

Notable practitioners

Gary Parsons is an experienced litigator who represents clients in a range of industries including healthcare, insurance, automotive and energy. He handles product liability and malpractice disputes as well as business litigation before trial and appellate courts.
"Gary Parsons is extremely well respected as a litigator and, because of his considerable experience, he offers an excellent perspective and effective resolutions in our most difficult cases."

Jim Phillips is highly regarded for his broad litigation practice. He deftly handles business and intellectual property disputes as well as questions arising under constitutional law.
"Jim Phillips is one of the best trial lawyers in the state."

Kearns Davis is head of the white-collar defense and investigations group at the firm. He is further noted for his business litigation practice and acts as lead trial counsel before trial and appellate courts.
"He is a wonderfully disciplined trial lawyer and is extremely methodical in his approach. He is an extremely bright person with good instincts."

Reid Phillips is an accomplished attorney in the business and corporate litigation sphere, offering notable strength in class action disputes. He also has experience in antitrust, banking and securities-related matters.

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Overview

More than half the firm's lawyers are trial lawyers.  We thrive on novel issues and precedent-setting cases.

​Professional Firms

Our experience representing law and accounting firms is unmatched in our region.  For over 35 years, we have represented both regional and national accounting firms in litigation, governmental investigations, regulatory matters, and bankruptcy proceedings.  Our representations have involved audits, tax matters, and other accounting advisory services.  We have experience with both class action claims and those brought by an individual plaintiff.

​White-collar Criminal Defense

Our white-collar criminal and government investigations team is renowned for tenacious litigation of high-stakes cases.  Our team draws on deep, broad experience on both sides of complex federal prosecutions.  The team of lawyers includes former Assistant U.S. Attorneys.

​North Carolina Business Court

Brooks Pierce attorneys have appeared as counsel of record in more North Carolina Business Court decisions than any other law firm.  We regularly tackle complex, high-stakes business litigation for our clients.  Furthermore, we stay involved with the inner workings of the court; three of our attorneys serve on the Rules Committee for the Business Court.

Members

Adams, Jimmy

Coble, Charles

David, Eric

Davis, Kearns

King, Robert

Ormand, John

Phillips, Reid L

Van Zant, Jennifer

Industries

Commercial & Professional Services

Construction/Development

Government

Health Care

Manufacturing

Technology

Utilities

Litigation

Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP

firm
Location

2000 Renaissance Plaza

230 North Elm Street

Greensboro

North Carolina

USA

NC 27401

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

North Carolina

Litigation: General Commercial


Gary S Parsons
Band 2
Jim W Phillips
Band 1
Reid L Phillips
Band 2

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations


Kearns Davis
Band 1