I have been licensed to practice law in North Carolina since 1984. During that time... more
I have been licensed to practice law in North Carolina since 1984. During that time I have acquired extensive experience in the areas of business law (forming corporations, s-corporations, and limited liability companies as well as preparing shareholder agreements and operating agreements), mergers and acquisitions of companies, business litigation, real property law (such as commercial closing... view profile
I am pleased to represent clients in pharmaceutical drug, vaccine and medical device... more
I am pleased to represent clients in pharmaceutical drug, vaccine and medical device matters. Additionally, I handle consumer class actions such as data breach, defective products and unfair business practices litigation. Born and raised in Salisbury, NC - home of Cheerwine and Food Lion - I am proud to be a Double Deacon and love my Wake Forest teams.
Matt’s practice is focused on fighting for individuals and homeowners in complex... more
Matt’s practice is focused on fighting for individuals and homeowners in complex litigation, including construction defect, mass tort, product liability, and wrongful death cases. Matt has played a key role in securing substantial verdicts and settlements in a variety of matters, including obtaining multi-million dollar verdicts for homeowners associations in construction defect cases and subst... view profile
Joel Rhine has been involved in complex civil litigation since 1988. He has... more
Joel Rhine has been involved in complex civil litigation since 1988. He has repeatedly been named a Super Lawyer, listed in North Carolina Business Magazine’s Legal Elite and in Best Lawyers of America.
A class action lawsuit is a particular kind of litigation, used when a large number of people have the same problem with a company's product or activities. Many companies have had class action lawsuits filed against them, including Apple Computer, Farmers Insurance, Burger King, LP Siding, Microsoft, and Coppertone. Class action lawsuits are also filed against companies for product defects that could potentially hurt anyone buying their products. Asbestos and tobacco class action claims are examples, as are the drug class action cases against the manufacturers of Accutane, Celebrex, Ephedra, Vioxx, and Paxil. Class action attorneys can discuss the pros and cons of a class action lawsuit with you if you think one may be appropriate. Class action lawyers are usually paid on contingency, which means they receive a percentage of the money paid if you win the lawsuit.