Serving our clients needs for over a decade in the Carolinas.

Learn more about the past, the present & the future of Lincoln Derr.

Sara Lincoln Featured On The Cover Of North Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine

“After 24 years as a lawyer and eight years at a woman-helmed law firm, Lincoln knows female trial lawyers are the minority.”

Trica Derr Named "Lawyer of the Year" in the 26th Edition of Best Lawyers in America - Professional Malpractice Law Defendants

Gwendolyn W. Lewis included in the 2019 Leaders in the Law list by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly

“My own standards for success don’t stop in the four walls of my office; I want to create an impact where impact is needed, and I will continue to serve and lead in capacities that allow me the opportunity to do just that.”

The Lincoln Derr Advantage

Experience

Over 100 years of combined experience form the foundation of the Lincoln Derr Advantage. We leverage our experience to offer the highest level of representation available.

Diversity

We don’t just promote diversity-we are diverse. Our backgrounds and experiences enhance our connections with others and allow us to offer a broader perspective to clients.

Local Roots

We are immersed in our communities which gives us the advantage of knowing our courts, our jurors, and our opponents.

Click the video below to hear more about our firms primary differentiators explained by founders Sara Lincoln & Tricia Derr.

 

Recent News & Articles

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The Pitfalls of Pigeon-holed Attorneys

The Pitfalls of Pigeon-holed Attorneys

These days, everyone seems to be looking for a niche — an area of specialization where they can plant their stake in the ground and lay claim as the foremost expert. We don’t do that. It’s not because we lack expertise or because we want…

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Sara Lincoln Named 2019 Women of Justice Honoree

Article originally published in the August 2019 Edition of North Carolina Lawyers Weekly Magazine When Sara Lincoln scored an A in a law class as an undergraduate psychology student at Wheaton College, her professor encouraged her to go to law school.“That...

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Department of Labor Updated Overtime Rule

Department of Labor Updated Overtime Rule

It looks like it could be a very Happy New Year for nearly 1.5 million workers come January 1, 2020. On September 25, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) released its final overtime rule which calls for a significant – though not as significant as originally proposed under the Obama administration – increase to the minimum salary threshold for overtime eligibility.

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Meet The Team

Sara R. Lincoln

Sara R. Lincoln

Problem solving is what we are good at, whether that requires a courtroom or not. We are fighters by nature which allows us to put our clients in the best position possible for a favorable outcome.

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Tricia M. Derr

Tricia M. Derr

Tricia Derr is a trial lawyer who has litigated hundreds of cases using creative communication, practical advice and innovative trial strategies.

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Scott S. Addison

Scott S. Addison

Scott Addison represents national corporations, large regional hospital systems, physician practices, banks, and entrepreneurs.

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Jeremy Sugg

Jeremy Sugg

Jeremy Sugg is a uniquely talented lawyer dedicated to solving problems in the most efficient and comprehensive manner, whether at the deal table or in the courtroom, for clients ranging from individuals to national corporations.

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Maria D. Ortiz

Maria D. Ortiz

Maria Ortiz is an experienced bilingual litigator with a diverse background.  She has litigated cases in federal and state courts; a fighter by nature who takes pride in representing health care professionals, hospital systems and physician practice groups.

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Gwendolyn W. Lewis

Gwendolyn W. Lewis

Gwendolyn Lewis is a trial attorney, representing individuals, healthcare professionals, and companies in a wide variety of legal and risk management matters. She has an employment law, trial skills, and nonprofit higher education background.

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 Kathleen K. Lucchesi

Kathleen K. Lucchesi

Kathi Lucchesi is a trial lawyer who also regularly advises employers, large and small, regarding all types of employment issues both in and out of the workplace.

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Noelle C. LeBlanc

Phoebe Coddington

Phoebe has litigated hundreds of cases and appeals nationally. Although she handles all types of cases, complex business litigation comprises the majority of her work.

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Noelle C. LeBlanc

Heather Fuller

 

Heather Fuller, a seasoned litigator with extensive federal experience, has handled cases in courts across the United States.  Her innovative approach to each case, coupled with her sound judgment and ability to solve complex problems, makes her a strong advocate for her client.

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Noelle C. LeBlanc

Suzannah Hicks

 

Suzannah Hicks is an experienced litigator who has litigated high-profile, complex cases before various federal courts and agencies. She represents corporations and individuals in a wide variety of matters.

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Noelle C. LeBlanc

Noelle C. LeBlanc

Noelle LeBlanc is a senior litigation paralegal utilizing diverse skills to provide support to the firm and exceptional client service.

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Erin E. Alfaro

Erin E. Alfaro

Erin Alfaro is a NC State Bar Certified Paralegal who has 20+ years experience working as a defense litigation paralegal.

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Karen Tahan

Kelly Vecchio

Kelly Vecchio is a North Carolina State Bar Certified Paralegal who has over twenty-three years of experience. She brings to our legal team an outstanding work ethic, attention to detail and a willingness to go above and beyond to get the job done. 

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Karen Tahan

Karen Tahan

Hard work has its rewards both for our team and our clients. Knowledge, resourcefulness and dedication all contribute to the success of our team.

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Dori Cazorla

Kathy Devon

Kathy Devon is a recent New Jersey transplant who brings more than 20 years of diverse legal assistant experience to the firm.  Her background and exposure to multiple areas of law enables her to provide solid and trustworthy support.

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Noelle C. LeBlanc

Christian Whittington

Christian occupies our reception desk in her role as administrative assistant. She is committed to excellence in service and helping others find solutions to problems. 

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Dori Cazorla

Dori Cazorla

Good marketers are observant, curious, and thrive on transforming creative into clever.  However, passion for the “thing” that you are marketing is the link to success.

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