September 13, 2022
Post-COVID Trial Backlogs – No Joke
By Sara Lincoln

As trial lawyers, one of the first questions we get from our clients is, “how long will this take?” This is usually right after the “how much is this going to cost?” question. Neither question is easy to answer, but […]

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April 17, 2020
Remote Depositions in North Carolina During COVID-19
By Sara Lincoln

Depose Witnesses Remotely at your own Risk. On March 27, 2020 as Governor Roy Cooper’s Stay at Home Order went into effect, I was fielding requests from other North Carolina lawyers to move forward with depositions. The push was on to try […]

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February 20, 2020
Implicit Bias – Name It and Claim It
By Sara Lincoln

Lincoln Derr was recently recognized as one of the most diverse law firms in Charlotte. Our equity membership is 100% female, as are 80% of our attorneys. Granted, we are small, and as Benjamin Disraeli (and many others that have laid […]

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October 11, 2019
Pitfalls Of Pigeon-Holed Attorneys 
By Sara Lincoln

These days, everyone seems to be looking for a niche — an area of specialization where they can plant their stake in the ground and lay claim as the foremost expert. We don’t do that. It’s not because we lack […]

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September 15, 2019
Wrongful Death Defense Verdict in Fayetteville, North Carolina
By Sara Lincoln

On Monday, September 9, 2019 after two weeks of trial, a jury returned a unanimous verdict in favor of a Lincoln Derr client. The jury in this case deliberated for only one hour and forty minutes before returning to the courtroom answering […]

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August 12, 2019
The Estrogen Law Firm: The Benefits of Being a Woman in the Courtroom
By Sara Lincoln

They called us “the estrogen law firm.” Ten years ago, we broke away from our big jobs in corporate law to start our own firm. At the time, 31 percentof the lawyers in this country were women. A decade later, that […]

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