After the Affair: When Affections Have Been Alienated

In August of 2015, 37 million Ashley Madison accounts were hacked and subsequently made public. This website, created for people to engage in extramarital affairs, held personal information on people from all walks of life. The release of this list will likely lead to many divorces, but in the state of North Carolina it may lead to something more. They are often dubbed heart-balm torts,…+

Dressing for court: What message are you sending?

Whether you are showing up for traffic court or are a party in a civil suit, your appearance in court is important. What message are you sending while wearing a drug paraphernalia shirt while defending yourself on a possession charge? If you are dressed in a tight low-cut dress and you are a defendant in an alienation of affection case, it is highly doubtful that…+

10 Things To Do If You Are Injured In A Car Accident

In 2013, there were an estimated 3.8 million injuries from car crashes in the U.S. which needed medical attention. In that same year in North Carolina alone, 1,100 people lost their lives due to vehicular accidents. In fact, NC is the third most dangerous state in the country for driving in rural areas. Accidents are unpredictable and can be life-altering for those involved. If you…+

Family law practice is growing

Our newest associate attorney, Laura Kastner, has joined Bagwell Holt Smith P.A.’s family law practice. Ms. Kastner previously clerked at our firm under attorney John Miskey, and we are excited to welcome her aboard. Ms. Kastner attended North Carolina State University for her undergraduate degree before attending UNC’s School of Law. She is an avid volunteer and advocate for children and victims of domestic violence.+

Welcome to our newest real estate attorney

Bagwell Holt Smith P.A. is happy to announce the addition of Brittany Jones to the firm. Ms. Jones will be working at our Cloister Court office as a title attorney. She graduated from Charlotte School of Law in 2012 and holds an undergraduate degree in Business Administration.+

We are expanding!

Bagwell Holt Smith P.A. has announced the opening of their fifth location this week, an expansion that will now cross state lines into South Carolina. Bagwell Holt Smith handles real estate, family law, personal injury, civil litigation, estate planning and more. Founded in 1984, Bagwell Holt Smith has grown significantly over the past 30 years. With two locations in Chapel Hill, one location in Morrisville,…+

Andrew S. Bullard joins the firm

Bagwell Holt Smith would like to welcome Andrew Bullard to our firm. He will handle estate planning, probate, guardianships, and special needs trusts. In addition, he assists veterans with their pensions and service related disabilities. Mr. Bullard attended Michigan State University College of Law before moving to Cary, North Carolina with his wife, Noelle.+

Lunch and Learn

Attorneys Tom Holt and Lauren Nance organized Howard Perry Walston Lunch & Learn this past Wednesday. We discussed the new Closing Disclosure coming August 1, and other changes related to CFPB.+

Clayton Homeowners Want Their Money Back

What happens to members of a Home Owner’s Association when they learn they were never affiliated with the HOA?  Attorney Michael R. Ganley, of Bagwell Holt Smith P.A., represents the HOA for Cobblestone, a subdivision in Clayton, North Carolina.

Attorney Mike Ganley defends HOA

The Stowecroft Owners Association Inc. and a Raleigh woman are at odds over the construction of a staircase built in the homeowner’s backyard.  Attorney Michael R. Ganley, of Bagwell Holt Smith P.A., represents this HOA and defends their stance against the building of this unapproved structure.