The Lincoln Derr Advantage

The Lincoln Derr Advantage is the product of 10,000+ hours of courtroom experience provided by an inclusive, talented and passionate team of client-driven attorneys with deep-seeded local roots.

Our clients gain an advantage from our nearly 100 years of combined practice and benefit from the distinct viewpoints of our diverse team.


Whether it is a lawsuit or business transaction, we work with you to negotiate the deal, try the case, or resolve the matter in a way that makes sense for you and your business.

Our experienced attorneys represent some of the largest healthcare practices, municipalities, and Fortune 500 companies throughout the Southeast. We have handled a wide range of matters from breach of contract to construction defects, professional negligence to catastrophic personal injury, and municipal  liability to complex business disputes.

Our State and Federal court experience includes cases in the North Carolina Court of Appeals, the North Carolina Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the South Carolina Court of Appeals, The United States District Court for the District of South Carolina and the South Carolina Supreme Court.


At Lincoln Derr, we favor an inclusive atmosphere, recognizing individual differences among us are an underutilized resource rather than a paralyzing obstacle. Our culture promotes and rewards mutual respect, fluid idea sharing and dissuasion from hierarchy.

Minorities and women are the majority rather than the minority. Our diversity values echo in our deliberate effort to identify, nurture and procure talented individuals who may not receive the traditional benefit of bias enjoyed by some.

Statement of Purpose

We believe that a diverse law firm is essential to providing the high-quality legal services our clients expect. Accordingly, we align our Statement of Purpose with the Statement of Purpose of the Mecklenburg County Bar Association. In addition, our firm has been an active member of NAMWOLF (National Association of Minority Women Owned Law Firms) since 2009, which is a leading organization that promotes diversity within the legal profession.

Local Roots

The attorneys at Lincoln Derr have collective experience in nearly every county in North Carolina. We know our juries, our court system, local nuances and North Carolina law. Even better, we know our opponents. Our knowledge and deep-seeded roots combine to give you The Lincoln Derr Advantage.