Trip maintains a diverse litigation and general business practice. He has significant experience in corporate, construction, commercial, class action, maritime, and real property litigation, and regularly appears as lead or local counsel throughout the state and federal courts of North and South Carolina, as well as in other jurisdictions. He also provides general business counsel to domestic and international clients. Prior to joining the firm, Trip practiced in the Wilmington office of a large, regional law firm and served two terms as law clerk to the Honorable John R. Jolly, Jr., of the North Carolina Business Court. He has been rated by his peers as being "preeminent" in his fields of law.
My motto, learned from the Boy Scouts, is to leave things better than I found them. What I admire most about my clients is their creativity. In my line of work, I often get to know people who are faced with incredibly complex challenges, and I admire the ability of my clients to work through the emotional and practical challenges in a creative way that facilitates their ability to move forward.
To me, the best thing about Ward and Smith is the "clients first" mentality shared by the whole team. It is great to work with a team that you know has their eye on what matters—client results—and is willing to make personal sacrifices to advance the interest of the client.
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