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.
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.
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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
Click the video below to hear more about our firms primary differentiators explained by founders Sara Lincoln & Tricia Derr.
Recent News & Articles
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.
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...
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…
Diversity improves most groups or endeavors. Diversity in a workplace encourages creativity and innovation and brings together a variety of views that result in better ideas. Diversity in positions of power is essential, particularly the judicial…
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...
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...
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.