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Kirk J. Angel

Employment and labor Attorney at Concord, NC

5.0   18 reviews
  • State Years
    North Carolina - NC 19 years
    Tennessee - TN 27 years
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2005
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State TN
    Acquired 1997
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Kirk

Learn Kirk’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    Attorney representing employees and employers in employment law. I represent employees in all types of claims including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour, FMLA and wrongful termination. I generally limit my employer side practice to employers based in Cabarrus County and non-profits in Cabarrus and surrounding counties. For employers, I offer advice and counsel.

    27 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Wrongful termination

    27 years, 100 cases

  3. Sexual harassment

    27 years, 100 cases

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The Angel Law Firm, PLLC
1036 Branchview Dr., NE, Suite 102
Concord, NC, 28025


5.0 / 5.0
  18 customer reviews
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Posted by Katrina | November 1, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Cleveland County School
Mr. Angel answered all of my legal questions with plain and simple answers. He is so easy to talk to and I trust him with the answers I received. Mr. Angel was sincerely concern about my situation, and I would hire him for my lawyer.
Response from Kirk Angel November 3, 2019
Thank you very much! I am glad I could provide you with some answers and hopefully give you some good guidance.
Posted by anonymous | September 27, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
I have a disability but am in the process of switching jobs. This is the first time I am applying to jobs since being diagnosed. Kirk was very knowledgeable about the law as well as explaining how to be a approach it to protect myself. I do not have current lawsuit, but I am very thankful for his help and knowledge. I would’ve highly recommend him.
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Posted by Joseph | September 22, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
I participated in 15 min. Consultation. We established I needed more time to cover the particulars of the matter at hand.
Posted by anonymous | September 14, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Needed information
Even though he couldn’t help my situation, Kirk was very informative and helpful understanding the particulars. I am very grateful to have had only to spend $75 for the consult.
Posted by A. | April 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Kirk is on your side against wrongful employers
Kirk assisted me with a wrongful termination case against a powerful employer. Without his help, tragic mistakes could have been made on my part, which is what wrongful employers are hoping for. I recommend Kirk 200%.
Posted by Darryl | June 23, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Knowledgeable and helpful
I came to Mr. Angel in dire straits. I explained my case and felt I had a sure winner with all the eividence I had. My case was a work at home case for the employer. Mr. Angel did not want to take the risk of the case but he and his staff guided me through the Pro Se process. I learned enough in just a few contacts on how to position myself for my case. It was settled out of court. But I have to say that if Mr. Angel had taken the risk I think I could have had a settlement in the 90k range. But I certainly appreciate his efforts would reccommend anyone and everyone to seek his legal expertise in employment law.
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Response from Kirk Angel June 28, 2017
Thank you for the nice review and comments! I cannot represent everyone, but I do try to help everyone that I can in some way. I am very happy we were able to help you. It is also very rewarding as an attorney to hear that I am appreciated. Good luck with everything!
Posted by Ashleigh Martin | February 19, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
In depth and helpful attorney
I posted a question and he responded with an in depth and very helpful answer. Although it was not an answer I wanted to hear, he was honest and thorough. I would very much recommend this lawyer to anyone in need of one due to his knowledge and understanding of the law.
Posted by anonymous | November 16, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Mr. Angel helped me greatly! He answered all of my questions promptly and pointed me in the right direction! I would definitely recommend him!
Posted by anonymous | October 13, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding and Unparalleled in Employment Law
Kirk Angel is an excellent and highly professional attorney. He is quick to respond to inquiries, he effectively integrates the details of a client’s case with the elements of applicable statutes and case law, and he is very good at identifying the strategy that will best meet the client’s needs. Kirk’s knowledge of the employment law (to include the ADA and the FMLA) is extensive, and he brings a level of expertise that has been honed by his years of experience in working with the EEOC. Hence, Kirk is adept at locating the key issues among the many details that will be involved in a client’s case and subsequently mapping out a set of steps for immediately addressing his client’s needs. I trust Kirk (he is always there when needed), and I believe in his skills and character. He provided me with invaluable assistance that made it possible for me to address longstanding and very serious issues in my workplace. I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone who faces issues related to employment law, and in particular, issues related to discrimination and retaliation in the context of the ADA and the FMLA. In sum, he is efficient, effective, focused, results oriented, and very competent! When it comes to employment law, he is unparalleled!
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Posted by anonymous | March 12, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
The consultation...
From the first phone call to the office and in speaking to his staff, I was made to feel very comfortable and relax . They listened to me and allowed me to speak without feeling rushed. The objective for the lawyer is to provide you with advice on what your realistic options are... Attorney Angel provided honest, upfront information. He explained the truth in such a way that it could be easily understood. He is well versed in his area of law.
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Posted by anonymous | November 13, 2014
A superb legal resource and attorney
Attorney Angel is organized, precise and most helpful. He is highly knowledgeable and at the same time highly supportive. I strongly recommend him and his able staff!
Posted by anonymous | May 16, 2012
Reachable and affordable
I was impressed that Mr. Angel consulted with me on the weekend by e-mail because we didn't have a lot of time and because I have trouble hearing on the phone. He always responded to my questions quickly from my first inquiry asking if he thought I had a good case. I also like the fact that he has different levels of charges from a consultation through representation instead of just one fee. Though I would have won my case without help from an attorney, it made me feel more informed and confident to have my questions answered, and I was able to feel more comfortable during the hearing knowing what to expect. I would recommend contacting this attorney to anyone who is feeling nervous or fearful about their upcoming hearing.
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Posted by Thelma | April 8, 2012
Excellent knowledge of the law and very good at explaining how it apply to individual situation. I knew from the beginning while talking to Kirk that he is a winner in unemployment cases. I appreciate all the assistance he gave me and winning my case for me. I highly recommend The Angel Law Firm. Well worth the charge.
Posted by Allen Thomas | April 4, 2012
Very Knowledgeable and Professional
I hired Mr. Angel's frim to represent me in a wrongful termination suit for, what I feel was, being wrongfully terminated. Mr. Angel explained the applicable laws and educated me about the entire process. I was suprised with his knowledge of so much of the aspects of my case. Him and his staff came in on weekends to meet with me to accommodate my schedule. Mr. Angel and his paralegals always kept me informaed of what was going on with the case which took over a year to complete but ultimately ended up with a settlement. I am very pleased with Mr. Angel and his entire office staff and would highly recommend them to anyone needing an attorney.
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Posted by Kevin | April 2, 2012
Excellent Representation!!!
After consulting with several attorneys in my local area with statements like " I don't take cases I don't think I can win" I found Angel Law Firm. They took the time to listen to my entire case and represented me in my Unemployment Hearing. I won the case without question or defense from former employee. Thank you!!
Posted by Dennis | April 1, 2012
Employment issues a specialty handled with the personal touch.
My daughter was twice denied NCESC benefits through phone hearings. Thanks to you and your staff she went through both with calm assurance. Through your tenacity and legal skill, the NCESC sided with my daughter, overturned the decision and awarded her the unemployment benefits she was due. Had she not contacted you, she would have become another statistic of denied benefits. Although she received several solicitations for legal assistance, she chose The Angel Law Firm because of you. and your staff. Your calm reassuring demeanor and personal attention far outweighed any other firm she contacted. From my perspective there are larger firms that perform these duties but none of them provide the personal touch to the client, which is the cornerstone of your firm’s philosophy. I would have written this letter whether she won her appeal or not. Throughout this entire process you maintained a firm stance that her employer was wrong. In the face of overwhelming odds you went forward because of your character and integrity. Neither of these traits can be bought or acquired; one either has them or not. In the future I will certainly refer others to you and the Angel Law Firm. Again thank you for all your hard work and know that it is genuinely appreciated.
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Posted by anonymous | May 10, 2011
Amazing Attorney
Kirk Angel was a godsend to me at a terrible time in my life. I had been fired from my job and had to have a hearing with the Employment Security Commission to get my unemployment benefits. I was scared to death and Kirk settled me down, told me what I needed to do and went to the hearing with me, which we won! He was very knowledgeable and caring. I would recommend him highly to anyone.
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Posted by andria | April 3, 2011
He is an Angel! Best attorney!!!!
I met Mr Angel in 2009 when I hired him for employment matters. Over my 19 year career with my former employer, I had worked closely with many attorney's and so I am familiar about attorneys and how many of them operate. Mr Angel proved himself to be the best attorney that I have known, but not only is he a super attorney, he is a super person. He is very intelligent, he never forgets anything he sees, reads, or hears, he is very professional, very quick witted, and he knows his stuff!! He is very personable and makes you feel as your case is very important to him and certainly makes you feel as if he is on your side. When you have him as your attorney he puts you at ease at a time when you most need it, but he certainly puts the other side in their place. He is very reachable, never has he failed to answer my questions quickly. I think highly of his secretary too, she is wonderful. I have now hired him for three different issues and been pleased with with Mr Angel ever time. If you want an attorney that stands beside and supports you and your case and does everthing he can to fight for you and your case and that you can trust to be honest with you, he is the one! In my book, Mr Angel is the Best!!!!
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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 400-400 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Angel Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2005 - Present
  • Professor
  • DeVry University
  • 2003 - Present
  • Trial Attorney
  • United States Equal Employment Opporunity Commission
  • 2001 - 2004
  • Attorney
  • Burkhalter, Rayson and Associates, PC
  • 1997 - 2001
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  • University of Tennessee College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • University of Tennessee
  • Masters
  • 1997
  • University of North Carolina, Asheville
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Jana Churchwell v. City of Concord
  • Motion Denied - Case Scheduled for Trial in late 2018
  • Cathey v. Wake Forest UBMC
  • Decision in Plaintiff's Favor
  • Webb v. K.R. Drenth Trucking, Inc.
  • Defendant's Motion was Denied.
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  • YMCA
  • Board Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Client Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Client Review Rated Preeminent 4.8 of 5.00
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • The Pride of DeVry, Professor 2008
  • DeVry University
  • 2008
  • Excellence for the Future
  • CALI
  • 1997
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Speaking Engagements

  • Employment Law Update
  • Employment Law
  • 2013
  • Employment Law for the Occassional Practitioner
  • Employment Law
  • 2012
  • Employee Discipline and Discharge: How to Avoid Employment Litigation in North Carolina
  • Employee Discharge and Discipline
  • 2008
  • Family and Medical Leave Act in North Carolina
  • FMLA and the ADA
  • 2006
  • 2006 Conference
  • Employment Law Basics
  • 2006
  • Time Off: State and Federal Laws on Employee Leave, Vacations, and Holidays in North Carolina
  • Time Off From Work
  • 2004
  • City of Greensboro Mayor’s Committee for Persons w/Disabilities
  • Disability Rights
  • 2002
  • Employment and Labor Law in Tennessee
  • Employment Law Overview
  • 2000
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Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (7)
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Sexual harassment Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kirk is an outstanding lawyer in the legal community. He is professionally courteous, down-to-earth, and he genuinely cares for his clients. He is an expert in the area of discrimination and sexual harassment, and I have reached out to him a number of times for assistance and guidance in this practice area. Given his knowledge, I have asked him to co-counsel with me, in providing clients the best representation possible when involving discrimination claims. I fully endorse this attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kirk is an extremely competent attorney who I not only endorse without hesitation but also refer any employment related issues of any sort from even our best clients."
Sexual harassment Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Other
"Kirk is a terrific lawyer and knows his stuff. More importantly, he is the type of attorney who is not afraid to go to trial. If you are in the NC area and have an employment issue i would not hesitate to contact him."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Kirk does a great job explaining what the labor laws are."
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Angel clearly knows his trade and I have yet to see him give even the slightest of incorrect information on this site. His advice is always dead on."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Angel is highly experienced in employment law matters as is apparent from his Avvo answers. More importantly, he was opposing counsel in a highly contentious unemployment case I handled for a client while I was at Legal Aid. Despite the high level of dispute between the parties, I found him to be a gentleman and although our clients could not agree, I respect Mr. Angel and his professionalism. I would certainly recommend him to anyone needing an employment law attorney."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer excellent knowledge of employment law and it is with pleasure that I endorse and recommend him in his practice areas."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kirk is a terrific lawyer at what he does. If I personally needed a lawyer for employment issues, Kirk is the very first attorney I would call, and actually have called him on numerous occasions. He is smart, personable, and knows what he's doing. I have always been impressed with his ability to handle his cases and simply to "do the right thing.""
Employment and labor Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. In every matter that I have been involved in with Kirk Angel, I have found him to be highly competent in legal knowledge and skill and have found his ethical ability and character to be peerless. Kirk Angel zealously represents his clients, but also effectively represents his clients. I would recommend any employment law client to Kirk Angel without hesitation."
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