As an attorney, I represent employees in employment law and insurance matters. Some examples:
ERISA DISABILITY CLAIMS: I represent disabled employees who have short and long term disability insurance through work and have had those claims denied. I also consult with Social Security and workers compensation attorneys regarding their clients' ERISA claims.
LONG TERM CARE INSURANCE: I assist families whose elders have long term care insurance whose claims for those benefits have been denied by the insurance company.
EDUCATION LAW: I represent public school teachers with employment issues throughout western North Carolina. I am a member of the legal team that serves the North Carolina Association of Educators and also represent educators who are not members of NCAE.
UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS: I represent workers who have lost their jobs, whose employers contest their right to draw unemployment benefits. I also assist when DES claims a worker owes an overpayment of unemployment benefits.
In addition to the above, I advise employees regarding illegal terminations, discrimination, severance agreements, non-compete agreements and other areas of employment law. I also advise writers regarding publishing contracts and other legal issues pertaining to publication.
I am an honors graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Law, where I was an Articles Editor for the North Carolina Law Review. I am a past Chair of the NC Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Section and have practiced law for 34 years in Asheville and Boston.
To schedule an appointment with me in my capacity as an attorney, please contact my Asheville law office by phone at (828)254-7177 or email through this website. My office is located at One Oak Plaza, Suite 315, Asheville, NC 28801 and our mailing address is PO Box 2866, Asheville, NC 28802.