Brad is one of the firm's Managing Directors. His experience encompasses various areas of civil litigation in both the federal and state courts. He has experience in all aspects of civil litigation, including depositions, hearings, mediations, arbitrations, jury trials, and appeals. Brad advises clients and litigates cases involving all forms of commercial, business, estate, and intellectual property disputes. He regularly represents contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers in construction litigation in state and federal courts. He has litigated numerous matters concerning trade secret misappropriation and intellectual property infringement. He has handled numerous disputes for agribusiness entities, including corporate dissolution, contract, and antitrust disputes. Brad also has experience litigating corporate and partnership disputes before the North Carolina Business Court. He is a certified Superior Court mediator and has been rated by his peers as being "preeminent" in his respective fields of law.
Prior to joining the firm, Brad was a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Malcolm J. Howard, United States District Court Judge, United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina.
Summit Lodging, LLC v. Jones, Spitz, Moorhead, Baird & Albergotti, P.A., 627 S.E.2d 259 (N.C. Ct. App. 2006)
Modular Technologies, Inc. v. Modular Solutions, Inc., 646 S.E.2d 864 (N.C. Ct. App. 2007)
EHP Land Co. v. Bosher, 723 S.E.2d 174 (N.C. Ct. App. 2012)
Lianyungang Firstdart Tackle Co. v. DSM Dyneema B.V., 871 F.Supp.2d 482 (E.D.N.C. 2012)
Topp v. Big Rock Found., Inc., 726 S.E.2d 884 (N.C. Ct. App., 2012) rev'd per dissent, 736 S.E.2d 173 (N.C. 2013)
City of Clinton v. Global Constr., Inc., 734 S.E.2d 140 (N.C. Ct. App. 2012)
Jeffreys Leasing Co. v. Gillani, 2014 WL 47065 (N.C. Ct. App. 2014)
Flying Pigs, LLC v. RRAJ Franchising, LLC, 757 F.3d 177 (4th Cir. 2014)
North Carolina ex rel. North Carolina Dept. of Admin. v. Alcoa Power Generating, Inc., 2015 WL 5703520 (E.D.N.C. 2015)
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My favorite fictional character is Sherlock Holmes. He is the quintessential problem solver.
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