A Conversation with Special Guest Troy Shelton

In this episode of the Vann Attorneys LegalPad Podcast, join hosts James Vann and Ian Richardson as they engage in a riveting dialogue with Troy Shelton, a distinguished expert in appellate practice. From his roots in Davidson County, North Carolina, to his rise as a board-certified appellate specialist, Shelton shares his compelling journey through the legal field. This episode offers listeners an exclusive look into the intricacies of appellate law, highlighting Shelton’s key insights and experiences that shaped his career.

Webinar: Lien Waiver, Lien Cancellations & Other Related Issues

We discuss the current law in North Carolina regarding Lien Waivers, Lien Cancellations and other Related Issues. We look at specific wording for lien waivers and cancellations. We discuss when to use conditional language and look at a few real-life examples of forms being used. If your company is asked to sign lien waivers, this webinar will be helpful to you. This webinar is be hosted by attorneys James Vann and J.D. Hensarling.

Vann Attorneys, PLLC Welcomes Paralegal Victoria Knops

Vann Attorneys, PLLC is thrilled to announce the addition of our new paralegal, Victoria Knops. With two and a half years in the legal industry, Victoria comes equipped with an impressive set of skills and an unwavering passion for law.

A Conversation with Special Guest Rufus Edmisten

In this episode of Vann Attorneys LegalPad Podcast, listeners are treated to an engaging conversation with the Honorable Rufus Edmisten, a renowned figure in the legal and political arenas. Hosted by James Vann and Ian Richardson, this episode delves into Edmisten’s captivating journey from a young man in Boone, North Carolina, to his influential roles in both the state and the nation.

Vann Attorneys, PLLC is excited to welcome our new paralegal, Gloria Lamm

Vann Attorneys, PLLC is excited to welcome our new paralegal, Gloria Lamm. Gloria brings with her a wealth of experience and knowledge gained from over 13 years in the legal sector. Her career began with the largest law firm in North Carolina at the time, where she developed a deep appreciation for the legal system and its processes.

Vann Attorneys, PLLC Welcomes Sonya Collins as New Paralegal

We are excited to announce Sonya Collins, an experienced paralegal and veteran of the United States Air Force, has joined the Vann Attorneys, PLLC team, bringing over two decades of legal experience with her. Sonya launched her paralegal career in 1998 after graduating from the Denver Paralegal Institute. Her first role in law was with a small firm in Colorado Springs, where she worked in general litigation and real property. She later moved to the Boston area, where, while working full-time, she earned her Juris Doctor from Massachusetts School of Law in 2004.

Vann Attorneys Welcomes New Attorney Caitlin S. Truelove

We are delighted to announce the newest addition to our team, Attorney Caitlin S. Truelove. Caitlin brings with her a wealth of knowledge and a dedication to assisting clients with their legal needs. She is a strong addition to our team and we are excited about the expertise she brings to our firm.

Vann Attorneys, PLLC Celebrates 30 Years of Legal Excellence and Service to its Clients

Vann Attorneys, PLLC, a leading law firm dedicated to serving clients in North Carolina, is grateful to announce the celebration of its 30-year anniversary. Since its establishment in 1993, Vann Attorneys has been committed to providing exceptional legal services and building lasting relationships with its clients, while actively contributing to the betterment of the community.

Vann Attorneys welcomes Fenisha Williams

We’re excited to introduce to you Fenisha Williams, Vann Attorneys’ new Receptionist and Legal Administrator. Fenisha is a Raleigh native, where she currently resides with her husband and four amazing sons.

Announcing the Retirement of our Beloved Gayle Queen

With joy and immeasurable thanksgiving, we announce the retirement of our beloved Gayle Queen. Gayle has been a fixture at Vann Attorneys for more than 21 years, joining our practice in 2001 with attorney David R. Cockman. Gayle has served in an integral role of our team as the face of Vann Attorneys on the phone and by greeting clients, vendors and peers in a kind and loving manner.

Remembering David Reece Cockman

David Reece Cockman, former “of counsel” with our firm, passed away peacefully on February 22, 2022. David lived and breathed the law and was proud of his profession.

Podcast: Commercial Collections Basics

In this episode we provide an overview of the Vann Attorneys Legal Pad Podcast which will focus on issues that arise in business and credit and collections litigation. Attorneys James Vann and Ian Richardson provide a high level overview of the credit and collections process from the initial contract through post-judgment collection efforts. In the episodes which follow, James and Ian will breakdown each of the topics discussed in more detail.

Should I File a Lawsuit?

This is a very common question from clients and potential clients. As you may expect, the answer is: it depends. There are many factors to be considered when contemplating litigation. These factors include…

Help us Welcome Morgan Dunn, Vann Attorneys’ Summer Law Clerk

We are happy to announce that Morgan Dunn has joined our firm as our Summer Law Clerk. Morgan is a third year law student at Campbell Law School. Originally from Dunn, Morgan graduated from UNC Chapel Hill where she double majored in Political Science & History, with a minor in Comparative Literature. At Campbell, Morgan is involved in Christian Legal Society and currently serves as the Student Bar Association (SBA) President. In her spare time, Morgan enjoys reading, cooking, hunting, watching sports, and cheering-on Carolina! Please help us welcome Morgan to the Vann Attorneys family!

The Long-Term Impact of COVID-19 on Your Civil Matter

As you know, for the past several weeks, courthouses and judicial employees across the State have been operating in a limited capacity with regard to court hearings and other judicial proceedings. Chief Justice Cheri Beasley issued orders postponing certain court hearings and limiting courthouse activity. Justice Beasley also extended filing and other court-related deadlines to June 1, 2020.

A Written Contract is Always a Good Idea

Given the current state of things, it can be very tempting for individuals and small businesses to want to take on new business ventures or enter into new business deals right now. When entering into any business agreement with any person or entity, new or familiar, we urge you to have a written contract detailing the terms and conditions of the agreement.

We Demanded Payment, Now What?

Clients often come to us for help recovering money owed on various contracts, agreements, payments, services and products. Depending on the circumstances, we may recommend sending a letter to the debtor to demand payment of the total balance owed. Sometimes, debtors (or their attorneys) respond to the demand letter, the line of communication continues, and we can work toward a resolution of the matter.