January 14, 2022
Case Study: Construction Law
By Tricia Derr

In a court of law, the richest person in the room doesn’t always win. Take, for instance, the case we fought — and won — involving a wealthy developer from the North Carolina coast who was turning a large tract […]

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September 24, 2020
Our Message to Prospective Clients: Talk to the Competition
By Tricia Derr

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 […]

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January 26, 2020
Remembering Charlotte Attorney and Civil Rights Leader Charles Jones, Sr.
By Tricia Derr

As I mourn the loss of Charlotte attorney, civil rights hero, and friend Charles Jones, Sr., I remember the day we met. It was a gloomy, rainy day in the Biddleville community. We were breaking ground for the new Mecklenburg […]

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December 30, 2019
Memorable Stories of Courtroom Victories
By Tricia Derr

Hot coffee, surgical conflicts of interest — these are (some of) our favorite stories from courtroom victories It’s been a decade since Sara Lincoln and Tricia Derr founded our law firm, Lincoln Derr. In that time, they’ve built a team of […]

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June 6, 2018
Outside The Courtroom-The Art Of Appreciation
By Tricia Derr

Raise your hand if you have ever been angry at someone for praising your efforts – your work – your investment. Raise your hand if you have ever been annoyed because you received a thank you note. Raise your hand if you […]

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February 20, 2018
Trial by Nature Tip #10 – Tips to Survival in the Courtroom
By Tricia Derr

Male emperor penguins are “stay-at-home-dads.” Once the female lays the couple’s single egg, she goes off on a “girls weekend” for two months. While she stuffs her belly full of fish, the male penguin braves temperatures of up to -76° […]

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