Puryear and Lingle, P.L.L.C. is recognized throughout the State in the areas of
Business LawEmployment LawPersonal InjuryLitigation and Elder Law.  We also  focus on protecting the rights of workplace WHISTLEBLOWERS.
If you need a lawyer in one of these areas, you've come to the right place!
Puryear and Lingle —
"a SMALL POWERHOUSE of a law firm" 
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OUR PRACTICE AREAS



Business Law

  • Formation of Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, Partnerships and Joint Ventures
  • Shareholder and Operating Agreements
  • Commercial contracts
  • Non-competes and Anticompetitive Covenants
  • Employment contracts
  • Business and contract disputes
  • Company policies and handbooks
  • Acquisition and transfer of assets and equity interests
  • Stocks sales, sales of assets and sale of businesses
  • Financing arrangements
  • Protection of trade secrets and confidential information
  • Trademark and tradedress infringement
  • Franchise Agreements
  • Promissory Notes and Personal Guaranties


         At Puryear and Lingle P.L.L.C., we are equipped to make life easier for our business clients, whether on the local, state, national or international level.  We represent business entities and their principals in the formation of corporate entities and their transactional matters.  At the inception, we counsel our clients as to their choice of business entity, buy sell agreements, shareholder agreements and partnership agreements.  We also review real estate transactions and counsel as to intellectual property rights.  We regularly assist our business clients in preparing the necessary documentation for equity, capital and credit facilities.  We have assisted international and domestic multi-national corporations, financial institutions, start-up and midsize companies and high net worth individuals in general corporate matters, financing and lending options, international and domestic sales, manufacturing and supply agreements, and mergers and acquisitions.


Employment Law

  • WHISTLEBLOWER rights and retaliation
  • Sexual harassment
  • Discrimination due to:
  •      Sex
  •      Age
  •      Race
  •      Disability
  •      National origin
  •      Religion
  •      Sexual orientation
  •      Family care responsibilities
  •      Veteran status
  •      Pregnancy
  • Non-compete agreements
  • Wage and overtime, salary, commission, bonus and other compensation and benefits
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Wrongful termination
  • Whistleblower retaliation
  • Severance agreements
  • Executive compensation and deferred
  • compensation
  • Employment law audits for businesses
  • Employment agreements
  • Employee manuals


        You spend more time working than doing just about anything else.  As our nation's work life has changed over the years, the laws governing employment have become more and more complicated.  Employers are controlled by many different statutes, regulations and court decisions.  Regrettably, employers often violate these laws.

       We handle a wide range of issues related to employment law.  These include Federal and State requirements pertaining to employment discrimination, sexual harassment, family and medical leave, wage and hour standards, the Occupational Safety & Health Act (OSHA), wrongful termination, non-compete agreements, trade secrets, invasion of privacy, defamation, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) and whistleblower claims.

        Each case requires independent judgment, but we take many employment claims on a contingency basis, which means that if we do not help you recover money from your employer, either by a judgment of the court or by settlement with the employer, you do not have to pay us attorney fees.

        We also represent officers, directors and senior members of management in complex federal and state labor and employment matters, in litigation and in connection with negotiations over hiring, compensation and severance issues.  Our firm also provides in-house training and consultation on employment law, especially in the areas of sexual harassment, family leave, disability accommodation and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).


General Civil Litigation

  • Breach of contract
  • Fraud
  • Debt collection
  • Libel, slander and defamation
  • Unfair or deceptive trade practices
  • Property and construction disputes
  • Alienation of affections and heart balm torts
  • Trials and appeals at all levels


        We have substantial litigation experience in Federal and State courts and have handled complex multi-state litigation.  We are seasoned courtroom lawyers and are experienced in jury trials, motions to dismiss, summary judgment motion practice and appeals.  Our litigation practice areas include Commercial Law, Unfair Competition, Business and Corporate Litigation, Consumer Law,Employment Law and Personal Injury.


Personal Injury

  • Wrongful death
  • Car/automobile accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Nursing home abuse and neglect
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Dog bites/animal attacks
  • Dangerous and defective products
  • Dangerous conditions on property
  • Burn and fire injury
  • Construction accidents
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Mass disasters
  • Train Accidents
  • Airplane crashes/aviation accidents
  • Brain injury
  • Closed head injury
  • Sexual assault


        At Puryear and Lingle P.L.L.C., we will fight for you to recover in all aspects of the most serious personal injuries.  When you or a family member suffers any serious injury, you need a lawyer with experience regarding the legal problems of the accident.  But you also need a lawyer who understands the medical injuries suffered to give you the best prospect for full, fair compensation for the pain, suffering, lost wages, medical expenses, including future damages and expenses resulting from the accident.  We help secure financial settlements for injured people and grieving families of those who have suffered.

Elder Law / Estate Planning

  • Wills and estates
  • Trusts
  • Power of attorney
  • General Power of Attorney
  • Durable Power of Attorney
  • Healthcare Power of Attorney
  • Advance Directives and Living Wills
  • Personal Care Agreements
  • Family Settlements
  • Long-term Care Planning


       Puryear and Lingle P.L.L.C. is available to support elderly individuals and their families in planning for the future and times of crisis.  Senior clients often require legal representation to for everything from protecting themselves from potential endangerment of their lives to estate planning.  We go the extra mile to make sure that you and your loved ones will be properly cared for no matter what happens in the future.  Our mission is to aggressively advocate on behalf of our clients to ensure that their rights and best interests are always protected.