Based in Asheville, NC, Lakota R. Denton is a Personal Injury Lawyer that has assisted many clients in North Carolina who have been injured through no fault of their own, or due to someone else’s negligence. He is committed to helping injured persons in his community, and assisting them through the complex legal process, so they can get their lives back on track.
Lakota is a Cum Laude graduate of Western New England College of Law. After interning at Pellegrini Seeley Ryan and Blakesley in Massachusetts and the National Labor Relations Board in Hartford, Connecticut during Law School, Lakota joined the Minick Law Firm in Asheville.
In 2016 Lakota formed Yelverton & Denton, LLC alongside attorney Matt Yelverton. In 2014, he received the Top 40 under 40 award by the National Association of Trial Lawyers, as well as a preeminent 5.0 out of 5 stars by Martingale Hubbel, and is a member of North Carolina Advocates for Justice. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, and the North Carolina Bar Association.
Lakota lives in West Asheville with his wife Jacqueline, and his sons Tayo and Rumi.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 40 Under 40||National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Preeminent 5.0 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Cum Laude||Western New England University School of Law||2011|
|Edward Cooley Award for Excellence in Labor Law||Western New England College School of Law||2011|
|Excellence in Labor Law||CALI Excellence for the Future Awards||2011|
|Excellence in Trial Methods||CALI Excellence for the Future Awards||2011|
|Excellence in Jurisprudence||CALI Excellence for the Future Awards||2010|
|Partner||Yelverton & Denton||2016 - Present|
|Partner||Minick Law, P.C.||2013 - 2016|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Auto Torts Section||Member||2012 - Present|
|Minick Law Blog||How to Get the Most Out of Your Insurance Policy||2015|
|Western New England College School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2011|
|Keene State College||Psychology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2001|
|Paralegal CLE||Personal Injury||2015|
|Asheville Paralegals Association Luncheon||Personal Injury||2015|