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Lincoln Derr is running at full capacity. Technology and an advanced portable platform have been core to our business model for over a decade. As a result, we are uniquely prepared for situations like the one we are facing with the spread of COVID-19.

About Lincoln Derr

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 Attorneys in Action

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.

What We Do

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.

Labor & Employment   General Litigation   Construction

Business Counsel & Litigation    Health Care   Municipal

Our Message to Prospective Clients...Talk to the Competition

The relationship between client and attorney is an intimate one. It requires commitment and time, vulnerability and trust. It requires chemistry to be successful. And you don’t know if there is a “fit” unless you survey the competitive landscape.

The Lincoln Derr Advantage

Experience

Over 150 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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Summary Judgement in Medical Malpractice Action

Summary Judgement in Medical Malpractice Action

Attorney Scott Addison recently won summary judgment in defense of our client, an orthopedic surgeon, in a case arising out of a nerve injury that occurred during a procedure to shorten a patient’s leg. The patient had previously undergone a total hip replacement by a physician in another state that, unfortunately, resulted in a leg-length discrepancy that caused her significant problems.

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$8 Million Awarded to Lincoln Derr Client

$8 Million Awarded to Lincoln Derr Client

North Carolina Federal Jury Awards $8 to Lincoln Derr Client Lincoln Derr Attorney Kathleen (Kathi) Lucchesi teamed with attorney Kerry L. Traynum of Scufca Law to represent a plaintiff they argued was rendered uninsurable by the negligent reporting of incorrect...

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Lincoln Derr’s Message To Prospective Clients

Lincoln Derr’s Message To Prospective Clients

When I meet with a prospective client, one of the first questions I ask is, “Have you talked to any other lawyers yet?”If the answer is no, I (kindly) advise them to do just that — to identify three other attorneys and interview them. I’ll even…

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Best Buddies North Carolina Virtual Friendship Walk

Best Buddies North Carolina Virtual Friendship Walk

We are proud to be once again a sponsor of the Best Buddies North Carolina Friendship Walk! To accommodate the current health crisis, Best Buddies North Carolina adapted this annual in-person walk to an inclusive virtual experience on June 20th, 2020. Thank you to the...

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Second Independence Day – Juneteenth

Second Independence Day – Juneteenth

While the Day may bear many names, it singularly represents our country’s second Independence Day. Today, it continues to serve as an important day of celebration and reflection in the African-American community. On June 19, 1865, Major General Gordon Granger and...

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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

Courtney Bain

Courtney Bain joined Lincoln Derr in 2020 having previously worked at a litigation firm in Atlanta, Georgia. Courtney has represented clients in defense of a variety of negligence claims involving motor vehicle accidents, motor carrier liability, and premises liability.

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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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Noelle C. LeBlanc

Christian Whittington

Christian Whittington is a North Carolina State Bar Certified Paralegal. She is committed to excellence in service and helping others find solutions to problems.

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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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Macy Stutts

Macy Stutts joined Lincoln Derr in June of 2020 as a summer intern.  She is a highly professional and self-motivated third-year JD candidate at Campbell Law.

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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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