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Thomas H. Morris — Wallace Morris Barwick Landis and Stroud in Kinston, NC 28501
 

Thomas H. Morris

North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission (DRC) Certified Mediator
 

Practice Areas

 
  • Arbitration/Mediation
  • Business Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Condemnation and Eminent Domain
  • Corporate Law
 
  • Education Law
  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Products Liability
  • Personal Injury
 

Education

  • Wake Forest University—B.A.
  • Wake Forest University School of Law—J.D.

Biography

Tommy was educated at Wake Forest University where he earned his B.A. degree in 1958, and after two years of service in the United States Navy earned his J.D. degree in 1963. While at Wake Forest he was inducted into Phi Delta Phi. He has been licensed to practice law in all North Carolina Courts since 1963, and has since been admitted to practice law in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, the United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.
Tommy is an experienced civil litigator, having primarily represented insurance companies throughout eastern North Carolina. Tommy is also an arbitrator in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and a Certified Superior Court Mediator by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission. In 2013, Tommy was inducted into the North Carolina Bar Association’s General Practice Hall of Fame.
A civic leader, Tommy has served as president of the Lenoir County Chamber of Commerce, Lenoir County Economic Development Commission, Lenoir County Committee of 100, United Way, and Kinston Country Club, Inc. He has also served as chairman of the Lenoir County Board of Elections, Lenoir County Democratic Party, the Board of Deacons of First Baptist Church of Kinston, and as a member of the East Carolina Council, Boy Scouts of America.
Tommy is married with two children and two grandchildren.

Memberships, Professional & Community Activities

  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association (Board of Governors, 1980-1981)
  • The District Bar of the Eighth Judicial District (Former President)
  • Lenoir County Bar Association (Former President)
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys (Charter Member)
  • Eastern North Carolina Inn of Court (Master, President 1999 & 2000)
  • Lenoir County Board of Elections (Chairman - 6 years)
  • Kinston/Lenoir County Chamber of Commerce (Former President)
  • Lenoir County Economic Development Commission
  • Lenoir County Committee of 100
  • Lenoir County United Way
  • Kinston Country Club, Inc.
  • Executive Committee of East Carolina Council of Boy Scouts of America (Past Member)
  • First Baptist Church of Kinston (Past Chairman, Board of Deacons)
 

 
P. C. Barwick, Jr. — Law Firm in Kinston, NC 28501
 

P. C. Barwick, Jr.

North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission (DRC) Certified Mediator
 

Practice Areas

 
  • Civil and Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Defense
 
  • Mediation
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Estate Development
 

Education

  • Wake Forest University—B.A.
  • Wake Forest University School of Law—J.D.

Biography

P.C. received his B.A. and J.D. degrees from Wake Forest University where he was a member of the Honor Council and Sigma Phi Epislon fraternity. While in law school, P.C. was a member of Phi Delta Phi fraternity.
P.C. served in the United States Army and the North Carolina Army National Guard and was discharged as a captain in the United States Army Reserves.
He is a Certified Superior Court Mediator by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission and is admitted to practice before all North Carolina Courts, the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of North Carolina, the United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.
P.C. is also a two-time recipient of the Distinguished Service Award of Kinston and Lenoir County and was named Lenoir County Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year in 1985. In 2010, P.C. was inducted into the North Carolina Bar Association’s General Practice Hall of Fame. He has also been selected for the Best Lawyers in America in the areas of commercial litigation and construction law.
P.C. is married and has two sons and three grandsons. P.C. is also active in the Boy Scouts of America and is an Eagle Scout.

Memberships, Professional & Community Activities

  • North Carolina State Bar (Former Councilor for the Eighth Judicial District)
  • North Carolina Bar Association (2010 Inductee, General Practice Hall of Fame)
  • The District Bar of the Eighth Judicial District (Former President)
  • Lenoir County Bar Association (Former President)
  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Eastern North Carolina Inn of Court (Charter Member and Former President)
  • Homebuilders’ Association of Kinston/Lenoir County (Charter Member)
  • Kinston Board of Realtors (Legal Counsel)
  • Atlantic & North Carolina Railroad (Legal Counsel)
  • East Carolina Council, Boy Scouts of America (Legal Counsel)
  • Arendell Parrott Academy (Legal Counsel)
  • Lenoir Memorial Hospital (Chairman of Board of Directors)
  • Vestry and Senior Warden, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church; Chancellor of the Diocese of East Carolina
 

 
Richard F. Landis, II — Legal Assistance in Kinston, NC 28501
 

Richard F. Landis, II

 

Practice Areas

 
  • Business Law
  • Contracts & Commercial Transactions
  • Estate Planning and Probate
  • Residential Real Estate Closings
  • Real Estate Development
  • Tax Law
 
 

Education

  • Catawba College—A.B.
  • Wake Forest University School of Law—J.D.

Biography

Rick was born in York, Pennsylvania and attended Catawba College where he earned his A.B. degree. Rick then earned his J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law. While at Wake Forest University School of Law he was a member of Phi Delta Phi.
Rick has assisted local banks and financial planners in handling their customers’ and clients’ estate planning needs and is an approved attorney for most local realtors and banks and most title insurance companies doing business in North Carolina. Rick has also been a licensed Certified Public Accountant since 1982.

Memberships, Professional & Community Activities

  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association
    - Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Section Member
    - Former Estate Administration Manual Committee Member
  • The District Bar of the Eighth Judicial District
  • Lenoir County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Certified Public Accountant, North Carolina
  • Lions Industries for the Blind, Inc. (Executive Board)
 

 
Stuart L. Stroud — Administrative in Kinston, NC 28501
 

Stuart L. Stroud

North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission (DRC) Certified Mediator
 

Practice Areas

 
  • Arbitration
  • Civil Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Mediation
 
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Estate
 

Education

  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill—B.A.
  • Campbell University School of Law—J.D.

Biography

Stuart received his B.A. in Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his J.D. from Campbell University School of Law. While in law school, Stuart was a member of Delta Theta Phi, a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America’s Trial team, and was inducted into the Order of Old Kivett for excellence in Regional or National Advocacy competition.
Stuart is a native of Lenoir County, a graduate of South Lenoir High School, and an Eagle Scout. Stuart continues serving Lenoir County in Scouting and with the United Way. He is married and has one daughter.
Stuart is a Certified Superior Court Mediator by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission and is admitted to practice before all North Carolina State Courts, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, and the United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Memberships, Professional & Community Activities

  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association
    - Litigation Section
    - ADR Section
  • The District Bar of the Eighth Judicial District
  • Lenoir County Bar Association
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Eastern North Carolina Inn of Court
  • Boy Scouts of America
    - Boy Scouts of America, Troop 41 (Former Assistant Scoutmaster)
    - Legal Counsel for East Carolina Council and Member of the Executive Board
    - Former District Chairman, Caswell District
  • Lenoir County Committee of 100
  • United Way of Lenoir County
  • Member of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
    and member of the Vestry 2002-2004, 2008-2010, 2013-2015, Sr. Warden 2010
 

 
Kimberly Connor Benton — Civil  in Kinston, NC 28501
 

Kimberly Connor Benton

 

Practice Areas

 
  • Appellate Practice
  • Civil Litigation
  • Criminal Defense and Traffic Law
 
  • Debt Collection
  • Family and Domestic Law
 

Education

  • DePauw University—B.A. (cum laude)
  • Valparaiso University School of Law—J.D. (magna cum laude)

Biography

Kim graduated cum laude from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana in 1999 with a B.A. in Environmental Science. She obtained her J.D. from Valparaiso University School of Law in 2002, graduating magna cum laude and as a member of Phi Delta Phi and the Honors Program. As a member of the Valparaiso University Law Review, she was the author of a published note, “A Critique of the Marital Privileges: An Examination of the Marital Privileges in the United States Military Through the State and Federal Approaches to the Marital Privileges,” 36 VAL. U. L. REV. 119.
Kim is admitted to practice before all North Carolina State Courts.
She is married and has a daughter.

Memberships, Professional & Community Activities

  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • The District Bar of the Eighth Judicial District
  • Lenoir County Bar Association (Treasurer)
  • North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice

 

Testimonials

"Dear Kimberly,
I want to thank you for representing me . . . in a respectful and timely manner and I deeply appreciate that . . . . Thank you again for your assistance. You are a true credit to your profession from what I have experienced as a client."

Sincerely,
F. W.

"Ms. Benton,
I would like to thank you for your thorough and diligent work on my case. I greatly appreciate your time and services."

Respectfully,
S. C.
"Ms. Benton,
Thank you so much for everything you did for my son . . . . I will always remember the name Kimberly Benton. I am eternally grateful."

Thank you.
P. A.
"Dear Mrs. Benton,
I would like to take this time to thank you for the professional job you did in regards to my case. . . . For my family, I thank you for all that you did for us."

Sincerely,
S. K.
"Dear Mrs. Benton,
I’d like to thank you for a job well done . . . . I respect your professionalism."

Sincerely,
R. G.