Practice Areas

Professional Liability

We represent physicians, dentists, nurses, physician assistants, hospitals and long-term care facilities accused of delivering substandard medical treatment.

Business Litigation

Claims involving complex regulatory enactments, such as RICO, unfair and deceptive trade practice statutes, or conventional tort claims and contract disputes, such as covenants not to compete.

Insurance Defense

Our general liability practice includes the defense of all types of personal injury and insurance claims, workers compensation, and advice regarding the application or legal interpretation of insurance policies.

Estate Litigation

Our estate litigation practice consists of resolving the difficult, and often sensitive, issues that arise with respect to estate administration.

Construction Litigation

We represent a wide range of individuals and firms involved in the construction industry, from owners and developers to architects and engineers, as well as general contractors, subcontractors and suppliers.

Employment Litigation

Our attorneys have significant expertise representing parties in matters involving claims of workplace discrimination and harassment.

Family Law

Our family law lawyers counsel clients on their options, expectations and likely outcomes in negotiations and contested matters.

Other Practice Areas

Our firm has expertise in environmental litigation, defending religious organizations, and appellate representation.

Sharpless & Stavola is a Martindale-Hubbell “AV” rated law firmWe regularly appear in all state and federal courts and administrative agencies, and have appeared before most of the state professional and licensing boards in North Carolina.