James Kent (“Jay”) Coward, Jr. was born and raised in Chapel Hill, North Carolina... more
James Kent (“Jay”) Coward, Jr. was born and raised in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and has been practicing law in Sylva since 1984. He attended the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England, received his B.A.with honors in English from Davidson College in 1977, and earned his law degree from Campbell University in 1984, where he was a member of the Campbell Law Observer. Mr. Coward was a... view profile
Bonnie Claxton earned her Juris Doctor in 2013 from William Mitchell College of Law... more
Bonnie Claxton earned her Juris Doctor in 2013 from William Mitchell College of Law after she graduated from the University of Georgia in 2007. During her time at law school, she was a Martin Luther King Jr. intern for Legal AId of North Carolina (May - August 2011, January - May 2013). In 2013, she was a clinic participant for the William Mitchell Indian Law Clinic and volunteered for the Minn... view profile
Native American tribes have special legal rights that differ from some U.S. and state laws, such as the right to form their own governments or to pass their own laws. Native American law attorneys have expertise in these special rights. If, for example, you want to do business on a reservation or are injured on a reservation, you would hire a lawyer with expertise in Native American law to help you.