We work with public and private entities facing a variety of claims, including:

•    Slip and fall
•    Trip and fall
•    Wrongful death
•    Injuries due to falling merchandise
•    Negligent security cases
•    Criminal acts of third parties or former employees

Led by chair Lee Poole and vice chair Stephanie Gaston Poley, our attorneys will work with you to develop an effective strategy that meets your goals and needs.

In some cases, mediation or settlement of a claim may be the most attractive strategy. However, if a trial is your best option, we’re ready to aggressively defend you, using thorough and strategic discovery and thoughtful investigation facts as well as our relationships with prominent expert witnesses in the field.

Outside litigation, we can work with you to review and revise policies and procedures, implement best practices, and identify potential risk areas. We also provide training and continuing education seminars on risk management strategies as well as recent developments in the law.

The Premises Liability Practice Group covers all of North Carolina from our offices in Charlotte, Raleigh, and Wilmington. To speak to an attorney, please contact Lee Poole in Charlotte or Stephanie Poley in Raleigh.

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Martin and Shea Join American Board of Trial Advocates

John D. Martin and Colleen Shea have been invited to join the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), a prestigious national association comprised of experienced trial lawyers and judges. Martin and Shea are Partners who are based in the Wilmington office of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP.… Read More


Wall Successfully Defends Hospital in Premises Liability Case

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Wall obtained summary judgment on behalf of a larger regional hospital in which plaintiff sought damages for injuries suffered when she tripped and fell in the hospital’s parking lot. The Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court’s decision finding the plastic base was apparent and that the plaintiff’s ability to see the plastic base was not obstructed.… Read More


CSH Law Defends Appeal on Behalf of Municipality

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CSH lawyers prevail in appeal on case in which two subcontractors died while working on a water line project owned by a municipality. Summary judgment was granted in favor of the municipality in the Superior Court case.… Read More


Municipality Prevails in Zoning Dispute

Case Results for NC Law

Marshall Wall won summary judgment for a municipality sued as the result of a zoning dispute with a landowner. The landowner, a trust, wanted to put a church into a commercial property that it owned, but the property was not zoned for church use.… Read More