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I began in private practice in 1995 and spent 18 years working as an attorney with The Valentine Law Firm in Nashville, North Carolina. During that time, I concentrated in education and local government law, real estate and civil litigation.  My clients included the Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education, the Hertford County Board of Education, the Roanoke-Chowan Community College Board of Trustees, and the Braswell Memorial Public Library Board of Trustees.

In 2013, I joined the North Carolina Department of Justice as an Assistant Attorney General in the Property Control Division, representing the North Carolina Department of Administration and, in particular, the Division of Purchase and Contract.  My practice now focuses on state government procurement and litigation on behalf of the Department of Administration.

I have more than 20 years of experience representing state and local government clients in state and federal courts, the Office of Administrative Hearings and appellate courts and advising state and local governments on regulatory, personnel, administrative, contract, and real estate matters.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
    21 years
  2. State & Local Law: 15%
    16 years
  3. Administrative Law: 15%
    3 years
  4. Real Estate: 10%
    20 years
  5. Government Contracts: 10%
    16 years

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Contact info

North Carolina Department of Justice

Property Control Division
P.O. Box 629
Raleigh, NC, 27602


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Friend of the YearFriends of the Cooley Public Library2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerThe Valentine Law Firm1995 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
North Carolina Council of School AttorneysMember1998 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education v. City of Rocky Mount Board of AdjustmentIn my client's favor
Foster v. Nash-Rocky Mount Board of EducationIn my client's favor
State v. SilverIn my client's favor
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Publication nameTitleDate
School Administrators Guide to Student Disciplinary MattersSchool Administrators Guide to Student Disciplinary Matters2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
University of North Carolina, Chapel HillEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education School Administrators TrainingSchool Administrators' Guide to Student Disciplinary Matters2011
Braswell Memorial Public Library Board of Directors MeetingJoint Interlocal Cooperative Agencies2009
North Carolina Council of School Attorneys Summer Law ConferenceLegal Challenges to Long Term Suspensions or Expulsions2007