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.”

What Brought Us Together Is What Sets Us Apart

Lincoln Derr was Created by Client Demand. It began in a rustic courtroom in rural North Carolina. The stakes were high and the attorneys on the other side were nationally known and well-respected. We had an uphill battle, a very difficult case and a client who rested his fate in our hands.

Transforming Client Service Through Technology

We use our progressive technology platform to translate legal into logical. It enhances our ability to connect with our clients and for our clients. The firm’s commitment to innovation results in added value, effective problem solving and reduced costs to clients.

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The Gift of Giving

Lincoln Derr values community investment through giving.  Our Gift of Giving website highlights deserving causes and invites you to explore the difference we can make together.

A Custom Approach to Your Legal Needs

We recognize your legal needs are unique. From start to finish, your priorities form the foundation of our representation and guide our strategic thinking. Our solutions are tailored to fit your definition of success.

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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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Is Reconsideration An Option?

So, you have received a decision from the court and you are disappointed. The judge did not see the issue your way and denied your motion. You believe that the court missed something that should have resulted in your favor. Do you move to reconsider? A...

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“Do You” And Be Heard

After a recent jury trial, I spoke with our foreperson and was reminded that how we are perceived by others is incredibly important. We all have to think about modifying our presentation based upon the audience we stand in front of so that our message can be heard....

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Tricia Derr Closes “Bird Deal”

What do Owl, an African Grey parrot named Polly, and Tricia Derr have in common? It is kind of a funny story with a VERY happy ending. Several months ago, Tricia was on a call with her client, Owl, Inc., and the client mentioned in passing she was trying to find a...

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Unanimous Defense Verdict Saves Client $6M

On Friday, August 17, 2018, after three weeks of trial, a jury announced a unanimous defense verdict in favor of a Lincoln Derr client. This decision is the fourth defense verdict in medical malpractice trials for Lincoln Derr so far this year. The attorneys...

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10 Tips To Survival In The Courtroom

Good Luck to all of the law graduates taking the North Carolina Bar Exam over the next few days. The studying and preparation are behind you now. If your calling is to become a trial attorney, Trial By Nature: 10 Tips to Survival in the Courtroom, will interest you....

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Jury Win Saves Client $80M

On Tuesday, July 17th, 2018, after an 11-week trial, a jury handed down a defense verdict in favor of a Lincoln Derr client finding no liability on all counts. The decision preserved the client's professional reputation and prevented exposure in excess of...

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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

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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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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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

Bobbie Carrigan

Bobbie Carrigan is a seasoned legal assistant who is dedicated to her work and provides a high level of service and support to our team and clients.

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