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As an attorney who has been practicing law for more than 30 years I realize how important it is to fully understand and appreciate the unique needs of every client and to respond to those needs in a professional and responsible manner. This requires an attorney to have empathy, compassion as well as an understanding of the law which impacts that client. It also requires an attorney to be candid and open in discussing details relating to a case with the client and to offer the client options which are open to that person for resolving their legal difficulties. It is important for both the attorney and the client to be accessible to each other for matters to be resolved in an expedient manner. These are principles which I keep in mind each day as I vigorously represent my clients.


Practice areas


  1. Contracts: 20%
  2. Land Use & Zoning: 20%
  3. Business: 20%
  4. Family: 20%
  5. Litigation: 20%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

McKissick & McKissick

835 N. Mangum St.
Durham, NC, 27701



Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Reprimand
    issued in NC, 2003


    Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Distinguished LeadershipNC Division of American Planning Assn2011
"Move" AwardNational MS Society2011
Defender of JusticeNorth Carolina Justice Center2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyMcKissick & McKissick1990 - Present
City Council MemberCity of Durham, NC1993 - 2001
AttorneyFaison, Brown & Brough1988 - 1990
AttorneyDickstein Shapiro, LLP (Washington, Dc)1984 - 1987
Association namePosition nameDuration
North Carolina State BarN/A1983 - Present
Triangle J Council of GovernmentsChairN/A
Hayti Heritage CenterBoard of DirectorsN/A
Lyon Park Advisory BoardChairN/A
NC Museum of Life and SciencesMemberN/A
RTP Foreign Trade Zone BoardFormer MemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Construction Law AdvisorWhen An Owner Can Terminate a Construction Contract Due to Delay1984
Guide Book for the International Trade AdministrationAttracting Foreign Direct Investment to the United States1981
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Duke University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
Harvard UniversityManagement of State & Local Government and DiplomacyMPA- Masters Public Administration1979
University of North Carolina, Chapel HillLand Use and Financial ManagementMasters - Regional Planning1975
Clark UniversityGeographyBA - Bachelor of Arts1974