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Based In New Bern, Our Attorneys Serve Clients Throughout North Carolina And Beyond.

We invite you to learn more about our firm by exploring the practice areas below
(with additional practice descriptions available through the Practice Areas tab above).

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Business Law

Having an experienced business law attorney on your side is one of the best investments you can make for your company's success.  Whether you are looking to set up a new business, winding down and looking to sell your business, or somewhere along the continuum, our attorneys will guide you through the process.

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Estate Planning

The basic goal of estate planning is to make sure that a person’s family and affairs are taken care of at a time when they are unable to do so.  Our experienced estate planning attorneys help clients plan for the future by preserving assets, protecting loved ones, and ensuring property passes to intended beneficiaries at death. 

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If a dispute arises during the estate planning or probate process, our experienced attorneys will help guide you through any litigation or alternative dispute resolution process, including: will caveats, violation of fiduciary duty cases, trust modifications or terminations. Our experienced attorneys and staff also provide trusted and steady...

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Real Estate Law

We assist clients in residential and commercial real estate transactions and related issues. Our attorneys also represent clients in real estate disputes, title issues, partitions, foreclosures, and lien actions. Our firm also represents a number of property owners’ associations, and our attorneys are experienced in...

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Local Government

With decades of experience representing units of local government, Sumrell Sugg attorneys are well-versed in all areas of law pertaining to governmental matters.  Our attorneys represent a wide variety of governmental and quasi-governmental entities including cities, counties, water and sewer...

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Civil Litigation

Our litigators have extensive experience representing clients in the state and federal courts of North Carolina in both the trial and appellate divisions. With many years of experience, our attorneys know how to successfully navigate the court system working closely with clients to ensure they are informed...

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Sumrell Sugg is a progressive legal firm that strives to always deliver exemplary responsiveness to our clients. Whether clients are individuals, corporations, or local governments and municipalities, our firm delivers on an undeviating promise of service.

Part of that service is the recognition that today's attorneys must know not only the law and the law’s interpretation, but also have a firm grasp of what lies ahead regarding matters of importance to any client or action. Sumrell Sugg attorneys have a clear understanding of how to accurately address client needs, both present and future, in an ever-changing regulatory and legal environment. Firm lawyers routinely provide leadership in the management of complex financial agreements and transactions, litigation strategy, technology, business management and corporate governance. Sumrell Sugg attorneys and associates are deeply experienced in all of these areas and more. Learn More.


Fred M. Carmichael

Tel: 252-633-3131 X: 222

Kyle Dickerson 

Tel: 252-633-3131 X: 235
David B. Baxter Jr.

Tel: 252-633-3131 X: 255

Fredrick H. Bailey, III

Tel: 252-633-3131 X: 257

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Trey Ferguson

Tel: 252-633-3131 X: 272

Charles J. "Chip" Payson
Of Counsel

Tel: 252-633-3131 X: 226

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Scott C. Hart
Managing Partner

Tel: 252-633-3131 X: 228

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Aaron D. Arnette

Tel: 252-633-3131 X: 264
Ross T. Hardeman

Tel: 252-633-3131 X: 267

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Ryan D. Eubanks

Tel: 252-633-3131 X: 232

Richard P. Leissner
Of Counsel

Tel: 252-633-3131 X: 234

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