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NC Resident / 

Member: Oak Ridge United Methodist Church / 

President, Board Member: Oak Ridge, Colfax, Greensboro Home/Real Property Owners Associations


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Practice areas


  1. Business: 50%
    25 years, 300 cases
  2. Employment: 25%
    25 years, 600 cases
  3. Elder Law: 15%
    9 years, 100 cases
  4. Wrongful Death: 10%
    25 years



Hourly ($250-350/hour), contingent (25-40%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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    I have known Joe for twenty five years and I have followed his career throughout that time. Joe and his partner, David Puryear, bring a rare combination of intellect, judgment, foresight, and calm tough-mindedness to the pursuit of their clients' interests. I highly recommend them.


    H. Robinson Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

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    I have known Joe personally and professionally for over 25 years. Like other exceptional lawyers, he has the ability to actively listen to his client, understand issues, and provide practical, tactical advice while still keeping his focus on his client's overall strategic goals.


    Jeffrey Smith
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Puryear and Lingle P.L.L.C.

5501 Adams Farm Lane-Unit E
Greensboro, NC, 27407


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
MemberNorth Carolina Law Review1991
Managing EditorAcademia - American Association of University Professors1990
BV RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney, Member-ManagerPuryear and Lingle, PLLC1995 - Present
AttorneyLaw Firm1991 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
Greensboro Bar AssociationMemberN/A
North Carolina Bar Association, Entertainment LawMemberN/A
North Carolina Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Farr Assocs., Inc. v. Baskin, 138 N.C. App. 276; 530 S.E.2d 878N/A
Peterson v. Robertson, M.D.N.C. 6:95CV00450N/A
Smalley v. Streuli Sales, Inc., M.D.N.C., NO. 1:98CV01066N/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Employment Law IssuesEmployment Practice Issues and Protecting Business Interests2003
North Carolina Tort LawBusiness Torts1992
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of North Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
University of North Carolina, CharlotteN/AOther - Bachelors1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Legal Planning for the FutureEstate Planning2013
CLEProtecting Business Interests - Non-compete Agreements and Their Enforcement, Protection of Trade Secrets2003
CLEEmployment Practice Issues - Compensation Policies, Progressive Discipline Theory and Practice, Performance Evaluations2003
MeetingGender Discrimination and Sexual Harassment1998