​     Puryear and Lingle  was founded on the belief that a team of two attorneys - hard-working, knowledgeable, determined – and focused on representing clients in particularized areas of the law, was simply the best way to provide high-quality, cost-effective legal service. These are the benefits to our clients:

EXPERT COUNSEL.  Some firms offer to handle everything from traffic tickets to medical malpractice. At Puryear and Lingle, we concentrate our practice in several specific areas - Employment Law, Business Law, Personal Injury, Elder Law. Firm founders, David B. Puryear, Jr.and Robert J. Lingle, are committed to maintaining in-depth knowledge of the various laws and statutes involved in these areas of practice, and to keeping abreast of all the significant legal issues in their field. As a result, they are frequently asked to serve as lecturers in continuing legal education programs and to provide professional commentary on news programs and in other venues. These are the lawyers who handle your matter. Cases don't get passed off to paralegals or junior attorneys to do the work.

PERSONAL ATTENTION. Our approach translates into individualized attention for each of our clients, both businesses and individuals. Our attorneys work directly with our clients to achieve their goals. As a client of Puryear and Lingle, you can feel free to call or come in at any time and speak to the attorney handling your matter. Every client is important to us!

A PASSION TO WIN. Our primary goal in every matter we handle is to achieve the BEST POSSIBLE OUTCOME FOR OUR CLIENTS! We are dedicated to providing aggressive, professional representation for all our clients, and staying on the cutting edge of legal technology which might give us an advantage both in and out of the courtroom. And our attorneys regularly work together on most matters, forming a veteran legal team that vigorously pursues the rights of our clients and gets the job done.

FEARLESS REPRESENTATION.  We aren't afraid to take on the big companies. With decades of experience in negotiating deals, reaching settlements, and litigating cases at the trial and appellate levels in both state and federal courts, our attorneys provide formidable representation both in and out of the courtroom. We regularly represent clients against large corporate and government defendants, including Fortune 500 companies. Having faced off many times against some of the biggest companies and their lawyers, we know what to expect, and often foresee their tactics, helping us to begin your case a step ahead of the opposition. Our level of determination, knowledge and commitment levels the playing field, and lets our clients rest easy, knowing that we won't get pushed around.

This type of efficient, quality representation has earned Puryear and Lingle a reputation of competence and professionalism, and has resulted in a broad range of long-standing and satisfied clients throughout North Carolina and internationally. When you need legal help, you want lawyers with the demonstrated determination to make your case, close your deal, or protect your assets. That's exactly why you should look to Puryear and Lingle, P.L.L.C. for powerful, creative and cost-effective legal help.

If you need to START A NEW BUSINESS. . .

If you are a WHISTLEBLOWER . . .

If you need a CONTRACT drafted or reviewed . . .

If you have a PERSONAL INJURY   

or WRONGFUL DEATH matter . . .

If you have an EMPLOYMENT LAW issue . . .

If you need to PLAN YOUR ESTATE. . .



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 multinational 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.


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) claims.  Our practice also has a special focus on WHISTLEBLOWER claims and protecting WHISTLEBLOWER rights!

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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).


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.


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.


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Legal Fees:  Puryear and Lingle handles personal injury matters and many plaintiff-side employment cases on a contingent fee basis, meaning that you pay no fee unless and until you recover. All other matters generally involve a flat fee or are billed on an hourly rate basis. We offer a special, reduced consultation fee to meet and evaluate most cases, and offer free consultations for certain types of claims.