Attorney Profiles

 

James C. Windham, Jr.

Partner

JamesC

  • Practice Areas: Civil Litigation; Insurance Defense; Business Law; Municipal Law
  • Admitted: 1972, North Carolina
  • Law School: University of North Carolina, J.D., 1972
  • College: Furman University, B.A., 1969
  • Member: Gaston County Bar; North Carolina Bar Association; American Bar Association; North Carolina State Bar; North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Military: Capt., U.S. Army, 1972-1973

Martha Raymond Thompson

Partner

JamesC

  • Practice Areas: Civil Litigation; Insurance Defense; Municipal Law; Labor and Employment
  • Certified Mediator
  • Admitted: 1988, North Carolina; U.S. Western District of North Carolina; Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals (1998); and United States Supreme Court (2008)
  • Law School: University of South Carolina, J.D., 1988
  • College: Furman University, B.A., 1985
  • Member: Gaston County Bar (President, 1998); North Carolina Bar Association; North Carolina State Bar; North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys; Defense Research Institute

Charlton K. Torrence, III

Partner

JamesC

  • Practice Areas: Estate Planning and Trust Law; Estate Administration; Medicaid Eligibility and Corporate Law
  • Admitted: 1989, North Carolina
  • Law School: University of North Carolina, J.D., 1989
  • College: University of North Carolina, B.A., 1985
  • Member: Gaston County Bar Association; North Carolina Bar Association; North Carolina State Bar

Timothy L. Patti

Partner
Retired Superior Court Judge
Certified Mediator

JamesC

  • Retired Superior Court Judge – retired after 24 years of service (15 years Superior Court Judge; 9 years District Court Judge); Engaged in the General Practice of Law; Certified Mediator
  • Admitted: 1980, North Carolina
  • Law School: Campbell University School of Law, J.D., 1979
  • College: Belmont Abbey College, B.A. 1976
  • 2007 Outstanding Trial Judge Award from the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Awarded The Order of the Long Leaf Pine by Governor Perdue on November 5, 2010
  • Recently completed a 3-year term as Trustee at Wingate University
  • Former District Attorney
  • Former Public Defender
  • Member: Gaston County Bar Association; North Carolina Bar Association; North Carolina State Bar

Richard D. Laws

Partner

JamesC

  • Practice Areas: Real Estate and other transactional matters
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Estate Planning
  • Trusts
  • Estate Administration
  • Wills
  • Probate
  • Admitted: 1979, North Carolina
  • Law School: Wake Forest University, J.D. 1979
  • College: Wake Forest University, B.S. 1976
  • Member: Gaston County Bar Association, North Carolina State Bar

Aaron C. Low

Associate

JamesC

  • Practice Areas: Insurance Defense, Automobile Insurance Defense; Arson and Insurance Fraud; Casualty Insurance Defense; First and Third Party Insurance Defense; First Party Insurance Defense; General Liability Defense; Insurance Bad Faith Defense; Insurance Defense Subrogation; Personal Liability Defense; Property Damage Defense; Litigation; Civil Litigation; Trial Practice; Defense Litigation; Construction Defects; Construction Law; Construction Insurance Defense; Construction Litigation; Stucco Litigation
  • Admitted: 2003, North Carolina, 2004 South Carolina
  • Law School: Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, J.D., 2003
  • College: North Carolina State University, B.A., Economics / English, 2000
  • Member: Gaston County Bar; North Carolina State Bar; North Carolina Bar Association; American Bar Association; South Carolina State Bar; South Carolina Construction Bar

Benjamin C. Unger

Associate

  • Practice Areas: Real Estate, Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Wills & Probate matters
  • Admitted: 2009, North Carolina
  • Law School: Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, J..D. 2008
  • College: Appalachian State University, B.A. 2003
  • Member: Gaston County Bar Association; North Carolina State Bar

Ryan L. Bostic

Associate

JamesC

  • College: West Virginia University, B.A., Political Science, 2007
  • Law School: Appalachian School of Law, J.D., 2010
  • Practice Areas: Insurance Defense Litigation, Civil Rights, Municipal Liability, Wrongful Death, Trucking Law, Premise Liability, Employment, Work Place Injury, Appeals and General Litigation
  • Admitted: 2010, West Virginia
  • Admitted: 2012, North Carolina
  • Admitted to practice in all North Carolina and West Virginia State Courts and the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Has defended civil suits in both State and Federal Courts
  • Member: North Carolina State Bar; West Virginia State Bar

PRACTICE AREAS

  • General litigation
  • business law / corporate matters
  • municipal / government law
  • employment law
  • wills / TRUSTS / ESTATE PLANNING
  • Probate
  • commercial & Residential real estate

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