20th Anniversary of the Creed of Professionalism

As Chair of the Professionalism Committee, Doug organized a presentation and moderated a panel discussion celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Wake County Bar Association and the Tenth Judicial District Bar’s adoption of the Creed of Professionalism.  The program occurred at the June meeting of the WCBA on June 6 in Raleigh.



Doug and Deanna Speak at CLE Program for New Admittees

Doug and Deanna spoke again at the Professionalism for New Admittees (PNA) program through the North Carolina Bar Association at the Bar Center in Cary on May 23, 2017. They discussed the ethics and grievance committees of the North Carolina State Bar, including suggestions for obtaining ethics advice and avoiding State Bar grievances.



Doug Speaks at CE for the North Carolina Dental Society

Doug spoke at a continuing education seminar for the North Carolina Dental Society in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on May 18, 2017.  The topic for his discussion was “Required and Recommended Recordkeeping for Dental Offices.”



Doug and Crystal Present at NCAJ CLE

On May 4, 2017, Doug and Crystal presented “Pitfalls and Ethical Considerations in Social Media Use” at the Professionalism for New Admittees CLE hosted by the North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ).



Whitney Waldenberg Joins Firm

We are pleased to announce that Whitney S. Waldenberg is joining our team. Whitney attended Wake Forest University Law School, where she was awarded the Brooks Pierce Empirical Studies Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Wake Forest Law Review.

Whitney began her career as a civil litigator nearly 10 years ago at the international law firm of Troutman Sanders LLP, where she focused on complex business disputes for approximately seven years before moving to local law firms and broadening her practice.  Whitney has defended legal malpractice cases and has extensive experience practicing before federal and state courts.

Whitney will be representing and assisting lawyers and other professionals on ethics, disciplinary, and licensing matters.  She also will be handling work for the North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners along with other members of the firm.



Deanna Presented at Meeting of Wake Women Attorneys

On December 8, 2016, Deanna presented “Top 10 ways to avoid a grievance” and “An Overview of the Grievance Process” at the meeting for the Wake Women Attorneys.



Firm Administrator passes Paralegal Certification Exam

Mary Jeffries, the Firm’s Administrator, passed the certification exam in 2016 and is now a North Carolina Certified Paralegal.



Doug Presents CLE for Wake County Bar Association

On September 21, 2016, Doug presented a CLE entitled, “The Ethical Do’s and Don’t’s of Online Marketing,” for the Wake County Bar Association.



Deanna and Crystal present at Fall PNA CLE

On October 19, 2016, Deanna and Crystal spoke at the Fall 2016 Professionalism for New Admittees CLE program.  Their presentation was on the Ethics and Grievance Committees of the North Carolina State Bar.



Doug and Deanna publish article in AAL magazine

Doug and Deanna had the article, “Ethical Dos and Don’ts of Electronic Marketing,” published in the July/August edition of NC Triangle Attorney at Law Magazine. You can find the article here for a limited time.