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Stephen E. Coble

Stephen E. Coble

Practice areas:

Lawsuits & Disputes, Foreclosure, Landlord & Tenant, Real Estate, Business

About Me

As litigators we  at Coble Law Firm, PC  take pride in being ready to file or defend any legal claim that presents itself. If your issues arise in an area outside of our primary practice, we readily retain outside counsel or refer you to the best source of representation. We are ready to litigate and will not be intimidated by our adversaries.

That said, we will not let our commitment to zealous representation interfere with the fact that trial is not always the best resolution for our client. Our experience and strong relationships in the legal community provide you with great opportunity for positive resolution outside of litigation. Though we willingly litigate and take pride in protecting our client's interests, we are always conscious of the cost of litigation. With difficult economic times, litigation has become more of a necessity, while also becoming more and more cost prohibitive. We begin with a straight forward approach and a clear identification of your realistic expectations. Then we proceed in taking every effort to avoid unnecessary costs.

We can't settle every claim, but we can remain focused on providing superior representation within a regionally reasonable litigation budget. With many years of experience representing insurance carriers and self-insured entities, we are trained to bill in 10th hour increments with a focus on following a reasonable litigation budget.

Our Attorneys are prepared to assist you with legal matters.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2004

  1. Lawsuits & Disputes: 80%
    12 years
  2. Business: 5%
    12 years
  3. Real Estate: 5%
    12 years
  4. Landlord & Tenant: 5%
    12 years
  5. Foreclosure: 5%
    12 years



Hourly ($200-250/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Dane R. Scalise

    Steve is a great guy and lawyer. I always feel comfortable about sending referrals to him because I know he always goes the extra mile for all his clients. Don't hesitate to give him a call.


    Dane Scalise General Practice Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Philip Scott Hedrick

    I endorse this lawyer. He is a skilled and experienced attorney who is dedicated to his work and has his clients best interest in mind. His style is effective and his results speak for themselves.


    Philip Hedrick Workers Compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Coble Law Firm, PC

3333-E Wrightsville Avenue
Wilmington, NC, 28403-4115


NCAuthorized to practice law200404/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
North Carolina Legal Elite - LitigationBusiness North Carolina2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Avvo Supurb RatedAvvo2012
Emerging Legal Leader (Top 10 Attorneys)North Carolina Lawyers Weekly2010

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney/ManagerCoble Law Firm, PC2008 - Present
Attorney/PartnerHedrick & Morton, LLP2003 - 2008
Law Clerk for the Honorable Nadine BallardMontgomery County Common Pleas Court2002 - 2003
Assistant Town AdministratorTown of Biltmore Forest1997 - 2000

Association NamePosition NameDuration
University of North Carolina WilmingtonMPA Community Advisory Board2014 - Present
North Carolina Azalea FestivalPresident2013 - 2014
North Carolina Azalea FestivalPresident-Elect2012 - 2013
North Carolina Azalea FestivalVice President2011 - 2012
North Carolina Association of Municipal AttorneysMember2010 - Present
North Carolina Azalea FestivalTreasurer2010 - 2011
North Carolina Azalea FestivalAsst. Treasurer2009 - 2010
North Carolina Azalea FestivalSecretary2008 - 2009
North Carolina Azalea FestivalParade Chairman2007 - 2008
North Caolina Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Real Property Section of the North Carolina BarMember2003 - Present
New Hanover County Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Appalachian Local Government Alumni AssociationMember1995 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Charnoff v. CalderDenied reconsideration
Spicer v. New Hanover Regional Medical CenterAffirmed
Flynn v. EPSG Management Services, et. al.Affirmed

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Publication NameTitleDate
Super LawyersRising Stars2014
Business North CarolinaNorth Carolina Legal Elite2013
Super LawyersRising Stars2012
North Carolina Lawyers WeeklyEmerging Legal Leaders2010

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Dayton School of LawTrail Practice / Real EstateJuris Doctorate2003
Appalachian State UniversityTown and County ManagementMaster of Public Administration1997
Elon CollegePublic Administration / Political ScienceBachelor of Arts1995

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Wilmington LandlordsReal Estate Litigation2007