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I was raised in Lenoir, North Carolina.  My wife and I have four grown sons and my interests include sports, American history, and the North Carolina mountains.


Practice areas


  1. Construction: 50%
  2. Business: 20%
  3. Mediation: 20%
  4. Government Contracts: 10%



Hourly ($275-300/hour)

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Smith Currie & Hancock, LLP

1023 W. Morehead St.
Suite 301
Charlotte, NC, 28208


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers in America, Construction LawBest Lawyers2013
North Carolina Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
North Carolina Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Legal EliteBusiness North Carolina2008
North Carolina Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerSmith, Currie & Hancock, LLP2010 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
North Carolina Dispute Resolution CommissionCertified Mediator - Superior Court Civil Cases2009 - Present
American Bar Association, Forum on the Construction IndustryMember1989 - Present
North Carolina Bar Association, Construction Law SectionMember1989 - Present
American Bar Association, Litigation SectionMember1984 - Present
North Carolina Bar AssociationMember1984 - Present
Mecklenburg County BarMember1984 - Present
American Bar AssociationRepresentative to OASIS LegalXML2005 - 2010
Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (Oasis)Individual Member2001 - 2005
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
New Dawson Limited Partnership v. Beazer Homes Corp., et al.Dismissed (settled at mediation)
McNeill v. Shelco, Inc., et al.Dismissed (settled at mediation)
Choate Construction Co. v. Herring & Trowbridge Architects, et al.Dismissed (settled at mediation)
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Publication nameTitleDate
LexologyNorth Carolina: no damages for delay2012
Aspen PublishersContributing Author: Alternative Clauses to Standard Construction Contracts (3d. ed.)2009
CFMA Building Profits Magazine"Hidden Contract Pitfalls, Part 1: Implied Contractual Obligations"2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1984
University of North CarolinaEnglish (with honors) and PsychologyOther - Bachelors1975