Our Attorneys

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Thomas R. Holt

Pennsylvania native Thomas R. Holt headed south, first to West Virginia to acquire a bachelor’s degree in Sociology before moving to Chapel Hill in...

Nathaniel “Nat” C. Smith

Nathaniel “Nat” C. Smith heads up the firm’s civil litigation practice, handling serious personal injury and workers’ compensation cases, civil appeals and business, trust...

Jeffrey A. Jones

Chapel Hill native Jeffrey A. Jones earned a bachelor’s degree in political science in 1992 at UNC - Wilmington. Mr. Jones then attended Campbell...

Christopher A. Crowson

Mr. Crowson hails from Durham and obtained a bachelor’s degree in political science and history from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1994. His next stop was...

John G. Miskey IV

John G. Miskey IV is a board certified specialist in Family Law and leads the Firm’s Family Law department.  He has maintained an interest...

Michael R. Ganley

Mr. Ganley leads the firm’s full-service, comprehensive community association practice, representing homeowners associations, townhome associations and condominium associations throughout North and South Carolina. Mr....

Lauren R. Nance

Mrs. Nance grew up in Mooresville and gained her bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Sociology at UNC-Chapel Hill. She went on to attend UNC’s...

O. Kenneth Bagwell Jr.

Mr. Bagwell is the founder of the firm. He obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from UNC – Chapel Hill, and graduated from UNC’s...

Brittany N. Jones

Brittany N. Jones was born in Mooresville, North Carolina, and graduated from The University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2009 with her bachelor’s...

Emily Hurtt

Emily Hurtt practices in the Firm’s Family Law group, providing strategic, transparent legal advice with a deep commitment to clear communication and fulfillment of...

Jason E. Spain

Jason earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering with a minor in Classical Studies in 2010 from NC State. The Henderson, NC...

Summer R. Rich

Ms. Rich holds an AA degree from Darton College, and bachelor’s degree from Temple University in PA, where she was awarded the Norman J....

Adella G. Shaffer

Adella Shaffer was born and raised in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. Not ready to leave the Valley at the time, Adella attended James Madison University...

Alex Collette

Kernersville export and Economics major Alex Collette graduated in 2014 from UNC-Chapel Hill. He went on to become a double Tar Heel, receiving his...

Betsy Gold

Elizabeth “Betsy” Gold was born aboard Camp Lejeune, North Carolina and was raised in a Marine Corps family. After moving around the world, she...

Zach Wilson

Zach Wilson practices in the firm’s Community Association, Landlord-Tenant, and Civil Litigation groups, primarily representing landlords, housing providers, homeowners associations, townhome associations and condominium...

Aulie Strickland

Aulie Strickland was born and raised in Dunn, North Carolina, where he grew up on his family farm. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with...

Sara Barlowe

Sara Barlowe is an associate attorney at Bagwell Holt Smith where she practices in the Firm’s Family Law department. Sara joined the Firm in...

Ryan A. Prosise

Ryan A. Prosise was born and raised in Canton, OH, attended Ohio State, earned his bachelor’s degree in Finance in 2016 and earned his...

Megan Phifer

A North Carolina native, Megan Phifer grew up in Wilmington. She attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she graduated summa cum...

Kevin Latshaw

Kevin Latshaw practices in the firm’s Commercial Real Estate group. Kevin received his law degree from the Campbell University School of Law in Raleigh,...

Kelsey Hathaway

Kelsey Hathaway is an associate attorney handling both commercial and residential transactions for the Southern Village office in Chapel Hill. Having grown up in...

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