We created our firm to offer diversity, trial experience and value. That was the foundation for Lincoln Derr, and it continues to guide our firm now. Learn more about our vision, our diversity, our history & the advantages of working with us.
Our co-founder Tricia Derr took on the second “hot coffee” case to hit the nation. This time, the allegations came from a police officer who claimed that, though he received a cup of Starbucks coffee for free, it spilled on him and he sustained third-degree burns. He wanted to hold Starbucks accountable, but Derr found his story didn’t add up.
Our attorneys represent some of the largest healthcare providers, municipalities, and Fortune 500 companies throughout the Southeast. We’ve logged more than 10,000 hours in the courtroom and 150-plus years of combined practice experience.
The relationship between client and attorney is an intimate one. It requires commitment and time, vulnerability, and trust. And you don’t know if there is a “fit” unless you survey the competitive landscape.
The Lincoln Derr Advantage
Click the video below to hear more about our firms primary differentiators explained by founders Sara Lincoln & Tricia Derr.
Recent News & Articles
Did you get my email? Let's talk about Powell v. Cartret. An unpublished opinion from the Court of Appeals often garners little attention. The fact it is unpublished means it is not “controlling legal authority”. The Court’s refusal to make it a published opinion...
Suit up or Unsuit?
The professional dress code has undergone significant changes since the onset of the global pandemic. Even before many professionals began working remotely, work attire had relaxed, at times inappropriately so. Now Zoom and other platforms have replaced much of the in-person meetings, becoming the norm for workers across many industries.
Congratulations to Sara Lincoln, Tricia Derr, Scott Addison and Gwendolyn Lewis for being recognized in the 28th Edition of Best Lawyers in America©. A special acknowledgment goes out to Lincoln Derr Co-Founder Tricia Derr for being recognized as Best Lawyers®...
The Charlotte Business Journal once again recognized Lincoln Derr as one of Charlotte’s Largest Women-Owned Companies. The list includes the largest Charlotte-area-based women-owned companies, ranked by the number of local full-time employees. With 18 employees,...
Meet The Team
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.
Tara's expertise is in customer service and client connection, and she is the "Director of First Impressions" at the firm. She greets our clients and provides support to the team. Her talents go beyond the traditional receptionist role ranging from event planning to technical support.