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.”

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.

Recent News & Articles

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USA Women’s Soccer Seeks Legal Win

Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan, Tobin Heath, Rose Lavelle, and Carli Lloyd. I’m sure you recognize these names. You have seen them play world-class soccer, cheered for their incredible success, and been inspired by their dedication and perseverance. These are...

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Legal Legends of Color Awards – 2019 Recipients

Congratulations to Charles Daye, the Honorable Janice Cole, former legislator H. M. "Mickey" Michaux Jr., Judge Sammie Chess and the late Julius Chambers who were honored at the 4th Annual Legal Legends of Color Awards Reception at the 2019 North Carolina Bar...

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Are Service Animals Welcome In Healthcare Facilities?

This year in York, Pennsylvania, a sixty-five-year-old gentleman, suffering from depression, registered his 5-foot-long alligator with the state as an emotional support animal. With proper registration, he now brings his emotional support alligator with him wherever he travels. If the alligator chomps, are your staff trained to respond appropriately?

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Legal Profession Health and Wellness

We live in a stressful world. Heck, most of us who work in the legal field endure stress levels that are of epic proportions…deadlines, demands, and obstacles crash over us daily like a never-ending tidal wave.  Let’s face it, a bullying giant looms large in our life,...

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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

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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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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