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Tim practices in both North and South Carolina and is the founding member of the firm’s predecessor, Sellers, Hinshaw, Ayers, Dortch and Lyons, P.A. He has extensive experience in business, construction and condominium and planned community association law as well as litigation and alternate dispute resolution (ADR). He chaired the statewide drafting committee for the North Carolina Planned Community Act which became law in 1999 and has been involved extensively in revisions to the Act since its adoption. Tim currently serves on Community Association Committee of the North Carolina Bar Association's Real Property Section. He has also served on North Carolina Bar Association committees for the revision of the North Carolina construction lien and foreclosure statutes.

Tim is a member of the College of Community Association Lawyers, which was established in 1993 to recognize excellence in the practice of community association law. Of the thousands of attorneys practicing community association law in the United States, fewer than 150 have been offered membership in the College. Members of the College distinguish themselves through their contributions to the development of community association law and through their promotion and practice of high standards of professional and ethical responsibility.

Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite are North Carolina’s best lawyers in 14 business-related specialties. In 2010, Tim received more votes than any other lawyer in the real estate specialty placing him at the top of the Legal Elite for Real Estate and earning him a permanent place in the Legal Elite Hall of Fame.

Tim is the President of PeacePoint, an independent, non-denominational ministry that encourages and equips Christians to restore relationships broken by conflict and to resolve disputes fairly for God’s glory and for their good. Please visit Tim has mediated and arbitrated cases involving family and marriage conflict, business and employment disputes, torts and church organizational conflict. He consults with churches and also teaches Biblical peacemaking and Christian Resolution and Reconciliation principles.

Tim served the City of Charlotte from 1993 through 1999, first as a member of its Community Relations Committee, and later as a two term member of its City Council. Tim and his wife, Charlene, live in Denver, North Carolina where they attend The Cove Church. They have two adult children, Steve and Mary Ann.



Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 35%
  2. Business: 25%
  3. Debt Collection: 15%
  4. Construction: 15%
  5. Foreclosure: 10%

Attorney endorsements

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  • Robert A. Whitlow

    Tim is an outstanding attorney who diligently represents his clients with skill and integrity. Tim's clients can have confidence that the advice he gives is well reasoned and sound. I endorse him without reservation.


    Robert Whitlow Social security Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • W. David Thurman

    I heartily endorse Tim Sellers. I have known Tim for many years - as a friend, a colleague and even as opposing counsel. Tim is a leader among the legal community and serves as a resource for other attorneys in his areas of expertise due to his knowledge and experience. His reputation for integrity and conscientious service is sterling and his influence extends beyond the private practice of law.


    W. David Thurman Adoption Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Sellers, Ayers, Dortch & Lyons, P.A.

410 Cameron Brown Bldg.
301 S McDowell St
Charlotte, NC, 28204

Sellers Ayers Dortch & Lyons, P.A.

301 S McDowell St Ste 410
Charlotte, NC, 28204-2681



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Award nameGrantorDate granted
2010 Top Rated Real Estate LawyerBusiness North Carolina2010
Legal Elite Hall of FameBusiness North Carolina2010
AV Preeminent Peer Rating since 1990Martindale-Hubbell1990
Association namePosition nameDuration
College of Comunity Association LawyersMember2010 - Present
PeacePointPresident1990 - Present
Commnity Association Institute (CAI)Member1985 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of North Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
Davidson CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1977