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C. Adam Barrington III

Personal injury Attorney at Hampstead, NC

4.9   19 reviews

also known as C. Adam Barrington III, Adam Barrington

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  • Licensed for 11 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2012
    Active No misconduct found

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About C.

Learn C.’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    Plaintiff's representation for injuries sustained in automobile accidents, slip-and-falls, assault/battery, premises liability, and others.

  2. Wills and living wills
    All general estate planning document drafting, including: - Wills - Trusts - Declaration for a Desire of a Natural Death (Living Will) - Powers of Attorney (Durable and General) - Health Care Powers of Attorney

  3. Expungement
    Expunction (aka Expungement) of criminal offenses, Sex Offender Registry removal, Restoration of Firearms Rights

  4. Wrongful death
    All types of wrongful death due to negligence, automobile accidents, premises liability, etc.

  5. Litigation
    Other types of litigation, including will contests (caveats), breaches of contract, life insurance disputes and settlement.

  6. Power of attorney
    Heath Care Power of Attorney, Durable Power of Attorney, General Power of Attorney, Special Power of Attorney


Attorney Adam Barrington's law practice Barrington Law is located in Hampstead/Surf City, NC.  Barrington Law concentrates on Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Estate Planning, Expunctions and other Post-Conviction Relief. 

Adam Barrington is a third generation attorney.  His grandfather, Carl Adam Barrington Sr., started practicing law in Fayetteville, NC after his honorable discharge from the United States Navy during World War II.  Adam's father, Carl A. Barrington Jr., was a senior partner at Barrington & Jones, PA in Fayetteville. 

Adam came to the practice of law after a career in church ministry and nonprofit management.

He lives in Topsail Beach with his wife Beth, a mental health therapist, and their daughter Remy and son Hugh.

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Attorney Bruce Armstrong (left) and Attorney Adam Barrington of the Armstrong & Barrington PLLC office in Fayetteville, NC
Attorney Adam Barrington
Attorney Adam Barrington

Contact C.

Barrington Law
Armstrong & Barrington PLLC
127 S. Cool Spring Street
Fayetteville, NC, 28301
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4.9 / 5.0
  19 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | July 21, 2013
Best Attorney in Fayetteville!
Attorney Barrington was kind, patient, and professional. He made sure my case was handled in a timely manner and even went out of his way to hand deliver my documents to the court. Get you money’s worth and hire Attorney Barrington!!!
Posted by Tim | January 16, 2015
Phenomenal job by an outstanding attorney. Adam was able to dismiss all federal charges. Without any hesitation, I would recommend Adam to anyone looking for legal counsel.
Posted by Jacob | July 12, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding experience. Professional, knowledgeable, and responsive!
Attorney Adam Barrington and his office provided outstanding service, demonstrated the utmost professionalism, and displayed unbeatable attention to detail in my personal injury case. Adam's ability to communicate with the average person about the complex personal injury process made the experience working with him one I will not forget. He ensured my family and I understood each part of the process and also ensured that expectations were established and met. All communication was prompt. Each time we corresponded, I had an understanding of what was next with an expected timeframe. The amount that Adam was able to recover for my family has considerably aided our financial wellbeing. If you decide to have an attorney represent you in a personal injury case, talk to Adam Barrington, you will not regret it! I'd hire him again in a heartbeat and highly recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by Christian | October 21, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
I highly recommend Mr. Barrington
Adam Barrington was very professional, knowledgeable, and honest. His consultation was free of charge and the fees were very reasonable. He was thorough in researching and explaining all processes prior to set court dates. He never missed a scheduled meeting, and always took my phone calls when he was in the office. I would highly recommend Mr. Barrington.
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Response from C. Barrington October 23, 2017
It was a pleasure to serve you. I was ecstatic about the outcome of your case. Thanks for your trust.
Posted by David | June 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best of the Best in North Carolina Law
Adam Barrington represented me while both overseas and in the states. He was able to quickly grasp my legal issue, tell me what he could do for me and fixed it exactly how he said. As a 28 year army officer I would go to no one else to handle my legal issues. Adam is above reproach in handling personal matters and moves quickly through the court system to ensure you not waiting long to have results. No better attorney in North Carolina. David Nichols LTC, Retired United States Army
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Posted by Jameson | January 20, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Lawyer
Mr. Barrington was very kind and understanding of my financial situation at the time, and still agreed to take my case. I got into a little bit of trouble on Fort Bragg, and Mr. Barrington is very knowledgeable of Post Laws, as well as Civilian laws.
Response from C. Barrington January 20, 2016
Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to serve you!
Posted by Cierra | March 24, 2015
Look no further...
I am so happy I decided to contact this law firm. I had two failure to appears from 2011 and I am currently out of state. I had no other choice but to hire an attorney. I could not believe how understanding and compassionate he was towards my situation. He handled my case very quickly at an affordable rate. I am beyond pleased with his services. He was very honest everything that he told me was exactly what happened with my case. If you need a lawyer look no further!!
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Posted by Casey | December 22, 2014
Great lawyer!
Excellent lawyer! Very helpful as well as knowledgable. Affordable pricing. Quick with the case and kept me up to date. Searched around before hand and I am glad I chose Mr. Barrington. Id highly recommend Mr.Barrington in the future.
Posted by Meredeth | December 15, 2014
Well knowledgeable and sincere person
Mr. Barrington not only helped me resolve my legal issue but he did so in a expedient and satisfactory manner. He is well knowledgeable and took the time to explain all avenues of availability for my case. I would highly recommend Mr. Barrington as he is well informed and a sincere person and lawyer.
Posted by Charles | November 25, 2014
Honest and Trustworthy.
I sought an honest lawyer and good man to handle my first will. Adam Barrington proved to be both of those and did a great job. Aside from the will he also gave me great advice in other areas. Competent and trustworthy. Highly recommended.
Posted by Tom | August 31, 2013
Department. Manager
Adam was thourough, responsive and in-depth. He covered topics and terms I was not aware of. He really came alongside me as an advocate. His staff seems to love & respect him. Very fair with his pricing.
Posted by Angela | July 30, 2013
Traffic Citation
Mr. Barrington represented me for a traffic citation I had received in November of 2012. Mr. Barrington and his staff were very prompt and professional when assisting me with my matter, he even contacted me once the citation had been dismissed in December and wished me a Merry Christmas. I was very satisfied with Mr. Barrington and his staff and recommend his services to family and friends.
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Posted by Sanjeewa | July 24, 2013
If youre in need of a good lawyer to accomedate your needs. Mr. Adam Barrington is the Lawyer to have.
I was in a vehicle accident months back, and I had some injuries that effected me. I became in contact with Attorney Adam Barrington where he represented me in a personal injury claim. Attorney Barrington was very productive for day one. Attorney Barrington also is an attorney that is concerned about his client well being. Attorney Barrington checked on me, for example " how are you doing" are you feeling better". He was very informative and answered any questions and returned any phone calls. He also kept all scheduled appointments and during appointments the focus was on my situation with no interruptions. Overall If you are in need of attorney on any matter of personal injuries Attorney Adam Barrington would be the one to have represent you. His work is professional and above excellence. Thanks Attorney Barrington.
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Posted by Brooks | July 19, 2013
Great Attorney
Mr. Barrington represented me on several cases and I was very pleased with his effectiveness . I was kept informed and charged a very reasonable fee for services. I would recommend his services to anyone wanting a good job for a good price.
Posted by David | July 16, 2013
David & Vicki Hauser
Adam was very thorough in preparing our wills, durable and health care power of attorney. He asked and answered our questions in language we could understand. We will certainly use his knowledge and services again. We highly recommend him anyone needing legal assistance.
Posted by Scott | July 15, 2013
Helped me resolve an issue with my drivers license, since I live in California and it was a mandatory appearance. Adam took care of the matter very quickly and reasonably.
Posted by Amy | July 15, 2013
Fantastic Attorney!
Mr. Barrington is a fantastic attorney! I recommend him every time I have the opportunity. He quickly handled my case with the highest level of professionalism. Should you need legal assistance, contact Mr. Barrington. You will not be disappointed!
Posted by anonymous | July 15, 2013
Great Lawyer(recommend)
I spoke with Mr. Barrington and he was very polite and understanding. His knowledge of law is phenomenal as well as his responsiveness. Price range was very reasonable and I would recommend him anytime to help you out in any bind.
Posted by M B | July 15, 2013
Barrington review
Mr Barrington assisted me in a case they i was very worried about. I like to ask questions and he answered them all. He was extremely knowledgeable and I would gladly recommend him to some one else. Thanks Mr Barrington!
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal Attorney
  • Barrington Law (Hampstead/Surf City, NC)
  • 2020 - Present
  • Partner
  • Armstrong & Barrington PLLC (Fayetteville, NC)
  • 2013 - Present
  • Associate
  • C. Bruce Armstrong & Associates
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Summer Associate
  • Beaver, Holt, Sternlicht & Courie
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Summer Associate
  • NC League of Municipalities
  • 2010 - 2010
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  • University of North Carolina School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Southwestern Christian University
  • Master of Ministry
  • 2002
  • Emmanuel College (Franklin Springs, GA)
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998
  • Emmanuel College (Franklin Springs, GA)
  • Associate of Arts
  • 1996
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Legal Cases

  • State v. Blocker, 727 S.E.2d 290, 2012
  • Sentence overturned and remanded for new sentencing


  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2013 - Present
  • Cumberland County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Fayetteville Young Professionals
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2012 - Present
  • Cumberland County Bar Association, Young Lawyer Division
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Manna Church
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Eagle Scout
  • 1994 - Present
  • Youth for Christ - Fayetteville Area
  • Board Chair
  • 2014 - 2018
  • Holderness Moot Court - Negotiation Team
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Charlotte Housing Appeals Board
  • Board Member
  • 2006 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Top Contributor Award
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Graduate with Honors
  • University of North Carolina School of Law
  • 2012
  • Pro Bono Award
  • North Carolina Bar Association/University of North Carolina School of Law Pro Bono Program
  • 2012
  • Valedictorian
  • Emmanuel College
  • 1998
  • Valedictorian
  • Emmanuel College
  • 1996
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  • North Carolina League of Municipalities
  • 2010-2011 Municipal Calendar
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Manna Church Small Group
  • LIFE - Legacy, Inheritance & Family Education
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (29)
Endorse C.
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Adam is a fantastic attorney here in Fayetteville. He works quickly and effectively to achieve the best outcome for his clients. He is always punctual, has a great rapport with his clients, and provides his clients with outstanding representation. When I want to put someone in good hands, I refer them to Adam."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Adam is a hard-working attorney. He is a model for the kind of attorney who you would want to represent you and to protect your interests in court. I endorse him completely without reservation."
Unknown Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am impressed with Mr. Barrington's thoughtful advice and answers to legal questions on Avvo. He has an in-depth understanding of the law and an ability to communicate legal concepts clearly and effectively. I endorse this lawyer!"
Unknown Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Well respected in the legal community"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Adam and I were opposing counsel for multiple criminal cases when I was an Assistant District Attorney. During these cases Adam was an excellent advocate for his clients and was well versed in the law. Adam is always working hard on his clients' behalf."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly recommend and endorse Adam- he's generous with his rime, helpful to a fault, and I KNOW any client I refer to him will be zealously and professionally represented and well- treated. I am SO glad he's in Cumberland County as I get a lot of calls about cases there and I know I can continue to refer clients there with confidence."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've known Adam since law school. He's highly competent and truly cares about his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've known Adam his whole life, since his father hired me as an Associate in 1976. I was pleased to bring Adam on board, first as an Associate, then as a Partner. His ability to get quick legal answers is invaluable to me. I highly endorse him as an attorney and a friend."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I consider Adam to be a friend and I know the thought and work he puts into the representation of his clients. He demonstrates his concern for his clients by diligently preparing for their case. I know that if you are seeking a zealous advocate, you will be very happy with Adam."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Adam. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have personally experienced Adam's attention to detail and passion for the law. Since our days in law school, he strives to ensure each and every situation is handled with care and he excels at any challenge presented. I highly recommend Adam to any client seeking legal expertise and advice."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Adam is a very talented defense attorney and effective advocate for his clients. As a fellow Fayetteville attorney, I have the utmost confidence in his abilities and I fully endorse Adam and recommend his services if you are looking for an attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Adam Barrington is a talented defense attorney and passionate advocate for his clients. Adam and I attended law school together at UNC School of Law, and I had the pleasure of working with him in Cumberland County District Court. Adam continues to grow his vast knowledge of criminal law, N.C. traffic and D.W.I. law, and personal injury law. I fully endorse Adam and recommend his services if you are looking for an attorney in the Fayetteville area."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Adam is an incredibly talented and diligent lawyer who puts all of his energies into providing excellent legal representation. I would recommend Adam to those people who need an attorney who will tirelessly protect their interests."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Adam and I attended law school together at the University of North Carolina School of Law. We were co-counsel on a trial for our trial advocacy program while there. I believe that Adam is extremely professional and hard-working in everything that he does. He is knowledgeable of the law and is a wonderful advocate for his clients."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Adam is a highly competent professional who works hard for his clients and delivers excellent results. I would highly recommend him to any client and trust that he will deliver a high level of service. As well as being a great attorney he is also a fine individual."
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