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Sep 19, 2022

Longtime attorney Charles ‘Charlie’ McGirt dies 

David Inabinett, managing member of Brinkley Walser Stoner PLLC, recently announced the passing of longtime firm member Charles “Charlie” McGirt.   McGirt joined the firm in 1961 and recently celebrated 60 years of practicing law. He died on Sept. 2 after a recent illness, according to a news release.  “Charlie was the consummate professional, dedicated to […]

Sep 25, 2019

Indigent defendant was entitled to choice of counsel

  A Mecklenburg County man convicted of drug charges will get a new trial because the trial judge refused to allow him to replace his court-appointed attorney with the counsel of his choice, the North Carolina Court of Appeals has ruled. Stevie Goodwin Jr. was convicted of possession of methamphetamine in 2018 and sentenced to […]

Aug 6, 2018

Man convicted of killing Jordan’s father gets new attorney

SANFORD (AP) One of the men convicted of killing basketball star Michael Jordan’s father 25 years ago has a new attorney to pursue his claims that he didn’t shoot James Jordan. WRAL-TV reports attorney Chris Mumma will represent Daniel Green, who appeared Aug. 3 in Lee County court to request a new trial and a new attorney. “When […]

Jun 21, 2018

Shelby attorney receives distinguished service award

Shelby attorney David Teddy was given the John McMillan Distinguished Service Award at the North Carolina Advocates for Justice convention in Wilmington on June 17. The award was presented by North Carolina State Bar President John M. Silverstein to Teddy for his hard work advocating on behalf of his clients. Teddy received his law degree […]

Jun 18, 2018

Attorney sentenced; used account as ‘personal piggy bank’

ASHEVILLE (AP) A North Carolina attorney has been sentenced to two years behind bars for embezzling money in a scheme that the prosecutor says involved using his law firm’s trust account “as his personal piggy bank.” U.S. Attorney Andrew Murray said in a news release that 44-year-old Howard Trade Elkins was sentenced June 14 for […]

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