Lou develops a strong professional relationship with each of his clients to better understand their circumstances and needs. He has more than 20 years of experience representing parties from all sides of conflict- defense and prosecution, in matters involving wide ranging circumstances, complicated financial matters and difficult personal issues. This provides a unique opportunity to appreciate differing perspectives and interests of parties entangled in the litigation process. While he enjoys the challenges of litigation, he certainly understands how difficult the process can be for those in living through the uncertainty. The combination of experience and commitment to understanding the individual needs of each client allows Lou to develop effective plans of action to meet the individual needs of each client.
Lou is a life-long North Carolina resident, raised in Fayetteville. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received his law degree from Campbell University. From the initial steps of his professional career, he has worked in the courtroom. He served as an assistant district attorney in Mecklenburg County. From there, Lou joined a small but growing civil litigation defense firm in 2001, where he started his workers’ compensation practice, representing employers and insurance companies throughout the state. He was a partner in what became a large multi-state civil litigation firm. In 2008, Lou joined a growing statewide personal injury firm, where he opened and managed the Charlotte office, and helped injured employees pursue their workers’ compensation claims against their employers and the insurance carriers. The time working and serving clients in large, volume practices, on both sides of workers’ compensation issues, provided invaluable experience that Lou now shares within a smaller practice setting, one with less volume but more client accessibility. In addition to the central focus on workers’ compensation, Lou expanded his practice in 2013 to include representation of individuals within estate matters- primarily guardianship and fiduciary disputes. Within this expanded practice area, Lou employs his litigation experience, assisting individuals concerned about a family member’s ability to manage his or her own affairs, who seek intervention to manage health decisions and protect assets from persons who prey on their vulnerability. He also is a certified superior court mediator and since 2013, has served as a mediator for parties in both personal injury and estate litigation matters.
Just like many members of our community, Lou is active in community organizations to include his church, the Mecklenburg County Bar and coaching youth sports. He has enjoyed his time serving on Mecklenburg County Bar’s Grievance and Fee Dispute Committees.