The Lincoln Derr Advantage

The Lincoln Derr Advantage is the product of 10,000+ hours of courtroom experience provided by an inclusive, talented and passionate team of client-driven attorneys with deep-seeded local roots.

Our clients gain an advantage from our nearly 100 years of combined practice and benefit from the distinct viewpoints of our diverse team.


Whether it is a lawsuit or business transaction, we work with you to negotiate the deal, try the case, or resolve the matter in a way that makes sense for you and your business.

Our experienced attorneys represent some of the largest healthcare providers, municipalities, and Fortune 500 companies throughout the Southeast. We have handled a wide range of matters from breach of contract to construction defects, professional negligence to catastrophic personal injury, and municipal  liability to complex business disputes.

Our State and Federal court experience includes cases in the North Carolina Court of Appeals, the North Carolina Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the South Carolina Court of Appeals, The United States District Court for the District of South Carolina and the South Carolina Supreme Court.


At Lincoln Derr, we favor an inclusive atmosphere, recognizing individual differences among us are an underutilized resource rather than a paralyzing obstacle. Our culture promotes and rewards mutual respect, fluid idea sharing and dissuasion from hierarchy.

Minorities and women are the majority rather than the minority. Our diversity values echo in our deliberate effort to identify, nurture and procure talented individuals who may not receive the traditional benefit of bias enjoyed by some.

As the first North Carolina law firm member of the National Association of Minority and Women-Owned Law Firms “NAMWOLF,” we understand our affiliation aligns us nationally with exceptional law firms and in-house counsel supporting diversity and inclusion. We are proud to have developed relationships with numerous corporations through NAMWOLF and strive to provide high-quality legal representation while fulfilling their supplier diversity initiatives.

Lincoln Derr has been a member of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council “WBENC” since 2012. We believe WBENC certification identifies us as a company that believes in the power of women to stimulate economic growth. We actively participate in the programming opportunities and resources offered by WBENC.

Local Roots

The attorneys at Lincoln Derr have collective experience in nearly every county in North Carolina. We know our juries, our court system, local nuances and North Carolina law. Even better, we know our opponents. As we have grown, so has our reach. We are actively serving clients across the Southeast.

Our knowledge and deep-seeded roots combine to give you The Lincoln Derr Advantage.

Our Core Values


We believe the best way to resolve a case is to be prepared to win in the courtroom. By creating a trial strategy that incorporates strategic settlement planning, we deliver unparalleled service to our clients — and save them millions.


With each case we take on, we begin by establishing your goals and your risk tolerance. Lawsuits can be time-consuming and financially taxing, so it’s best to have a clear objective from the start. Sometimes, it isn’t necessary to take a case to court if your goals can be reached through arbitration, for instance. We can help you determine your best interest within your defined limitations.


With 150 years of combined legal experience, Lincoln Derr attorneys never “train” on your dime. We’re good at what we do — really good—layered with a digital and paper-less platform we operate effectively and efficiently, which provides our clients with the best possible value.

NAMWOLF Law Firm Member
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