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									                                                                     Hispanic/Latino Lawyers Committee Attorney Network


The list below is simply a list of those attorneys who have voluntarily offered their services and have Spanish-speaking capabilities in their firm. It is not to be used as a recommended list of
attorneys sponsored by the North Carolina Bar Association. This list was compiled as a project of the NCBA Hispanic/Latino Lawyers Committee.
* N.C. Bar Association Lawyer Referral, Spanish-speaking operator 1-5 p.m. weekdays - 1-800-662-7660 (in NC only) or (919) 677-8574
* Attorney General's Consumer Protection hotline (Spanish) (919) 716-0058
Name                                                                                                        Others in firm
E-mail                            Address                                       Spanish                     Spanish-speaking                         Areas of Practice                         Additional Comments
Phone
Mark T. Atkinson                  1416 W. 1st Street                            Yes, Basic writing          Yes, translator available                Immigration, Workers' Comp, Criminal      Can speak directly with clients
marktatkinson@hotmail.com         Winston-Salem, NC 27101                       Prof. Speaking                                                       Personal Inj., Landlord/Tenant, Traffic   in all but the most complex instances
336-631-9987 Fax: 336-631-6983                                                                                                                                                                 HLLC Committee member
Liza Baron                        Legal Aid of NC, Inc                          Proficient in writing,      Support Staff person speaks fluent spanish Housing, consumer, employment           Asst. based on income - people must
lizab@legalaidnc.org              P.O. Box 20188                                speaking, & reading                                                                                            qualify per federal guidelines.
336-725-9162                      Winston-Salem, NC 27120                                                                                                                                      Only specific types of cases
Laura C. Budzichowski             101 N. Tryon St., Suite 1900                  Proficient in writing,                                               Corporate/Business Law
lbudzichowski@rbh.com             Charlotte, NC 28246                           speaking, & reading
704-377-8131
Bill Cafaro                       37-31 76th Street                             Fluent in reading &         Yes                                      Plaintiff's Negligence                    Do Spanish radio show. Seeking
bcafaro@cafaroesq.com             3rd Floor                                     speaking                                                                                                       contacts within all facets of the Latino
718-457-7900 Fax: 718-457-8400    Jackson Heights, New York 11372                                                                                                                              community.
Gerry Chapman                     PO Box 1477                                   Basic speech, reading,      Firm has fluent speech, reading          Immigration
gmcimm@aol.com                    Greensboro, NC 27402-1477                     & writing                   and writing
336-334-0034
Katie Strait Chavez               5311 Grove Wood Pl.                           Fluent in reading and writing Solo attorney - she answers phone      Criminal & Traffic in Wake County Only.
katycab@yahoo.com                 Raleigh, NC 27606                             proficient speaking         Assistant is native Spanish speaker      Immigration applications
919-858-7840
Harold Cogdell, Jr., PC           Law Offices of Harold Cogdell, Jr., PC        Proficient: speaking        Full-time Spanish speaking legal asst.   Criminal Defense, DWI & traffic
atlaw@bellsouth.net               128 North McDowell Street - Suite A           writing & reading
704-376-4464                      Charlotte, NC 28204
Lope Max Diaz II                  3801 4 Cornerwood Lane                        Fluent in all               Yes - Latino attorney and legal asst.    Plaintiffs' Personal Injury, Litigation   Born & raised in Puerto Rico
lmdiazQhrprlaw.com                Charlotte, NC 28211                           Native Speaker
704-392-4111
Pamela DiStefano                  Law Office of Pamela DiStefano                Proficient in all                                                    Workers' Comp., Personal Injury
distefano@lawyers-nc.com          1316 Broad Street                                                                                                  Medical Malpractice
919-286-9911                      Durham, NC 27705
877-531-0282 (Client toll-free)
Fax: 919-286-9944
Terence D. Friedman               Maupin, Taylor & Ellis, PA                    Proficient in all           Spanish is casual                        Labor & Employment                        takes affidavits in Spanish & has
tfriedman@maupintaylor.com        PO Drawer 19764                                                           not used in too many formal settings                                               translated COBRA forms into Spanish
919-981-4082                      Raleigh, NC 27619
Robert L. Fuerst                  Henson & Fuerst                               Fluent in all               Two Spanish speaking attys, one pro-     Nursing home abuse and medical
bfuerst@lawmed.com                PO Box 7008, 2317 Sunset Ave.                                             ficient and the other fluent; we also    malpractice
252-443-2111                      Rocky Mount, NC 27804                                                     have a translator from Argentina
Nancy L. Grace                    Law Offices of Mark E. Sullivan, PA           Proficient in all                                                    Family Law
NLG8507@aol.com                   600 Wade Avenue
919-832-8507                      Raleigh, NC 27605




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Name                                                                                                       Others in firm
E-mail                              Address                                     Spanish                    Spanish-speaking                        Areas of Practice                            Additional Comments
Phone
Jeffrey B. Hargett                  1430 Elizabeth Avenue                       Basic speech & writing     Computer program translates             Personal Injury & Workers' Comp.             legal trade relations with other
priceatty@aol.com                   Charlotte, NC 28204                                                                                                                                         countries such as Arg., Chile, Col.,
704-372-2160                                                                                                                                                                                    Peru, Ecu., Mex. & Venezuela, etc.
Louise Harris                       Law Office of Louise E. Harris              Proficient Speaking        Secretary can handle calls & letters    Bankruptcy, criminal, domestic,
louiseharris@louiseharris.com       102 West Third - Suite 485                  Fluent writing & reading   in Spanish                                         consumer & elder
336-761-0222                        Winston-Salem, NC 27101
David S. Henson                     Henson & Fuerst                             Proficient in all          Two Spanish speaking attys, one pro-    Personal injury, automobile accidents,
dhenson@lawmed.com                  PO Box 7008, 2317 Sunset Ave.                                          ficient and the other fluent; we also   workers comp, tractor-trailer accidents
252-443-2111                        Rocky Mount, NC 27804                                                  have a translator from Argentina
Gabriel Jimenez                     3737 Glenwood Avenue - Suite 100            Proficient in all          Bilingual staff                         Workers' Comp, Personal Injury, auto         HLLC Committee member
gjimenez@jimenezlaw.com             Raleigh, NC 27612                                                                                              accidents, Wrongful Death, Medical
919-573-6109    Fax: 919-573-6076                                                                                                                  Malpractice
John Kirby                          4942 Windy Hill Drive                       Basic in all               One other attorney speaks some          Civil Litigation, Insurance, Appellate       Mr. Kirby has a minor degree in Span.
jmkirby@mcdas.com                   Raleigh, NC 27609                                                      Spanish
919-872-3000
Ed Lewis                            201 W. Main St.                             Proficient speaking &      Spanish speaking secretary for          criminal, juvenile
edlawed@hotmail.com                 Thomasville, NC 27360                       Reading                    telephone reception
336-476-1049
J. Michael Mackay                   4700 New Bern Avenue                        Basic speech & reading     Bilingual paralegal with ability to     Workers' Comp, Personal Injury               Members of the Hispanic Issues Div.
mmackay@farrin.com                  Raleigh, NC 27611                                                      correspond in Spanish                                                                of the NC Academy of Trial Lawyers


Heather R. Manry                    1431 Elizabeth Avenue                       Bi-Lingual                 Yes                                     Immigration - VAWA petitions,                Director of Immigrant Justice Project
heatherm@lssp.org                   Charlotte, NC 28204                                                                                                                                         of Legal Services of S. Piedmont. Only
704-376-1600                                                                                                                                       Service to 19 counties                       Span. Speaking clients. Srv. Free
Laura Mata-Adams                    875 Walnut Street                              Fluent - all            Yes - attorney is fluent and a court-   Immigration, accidents, criminal, traffic,
adamsopr@aol.com                    Cary, NC 27511                                                         certified interpreter                   divorce, contracts, domestic violence
919-462-0055
Larry McBennett                     PO Box 1677                                 Basic Writing                                                      Busn. Disputes including Fin.,Employ.,
lmcbennett@hermcb.com               2 Hannover - BB&T Bldg.                     Proficient reading &                                               Admin & Licensing, Adopt.,Family, Div.
919-821-1860                        Raleigh, NC 27602-1677                      speaking
Steve McCloskey                     942 W. 4th Street, #201                     Basic speech & reading     Solo practitioner                       General practice, criminal, contract
smcc2702@cs.com                     Winston-Salem, NC 27101-2518                                                                                   Traffic/DWI, Employment, Workers'
336-773-1010                                                                                                                                       Comp
R.S. Monks                          PO Box 51666                                Basic speech               Staff members                           Family, criminal, traffic
rsmonkslaw@nc.rr.com                Durham, NC 27717-1666
919-401-1111
LaRocha Moore                       1431 Elizabeth Avenue                       Uses interpreters          Paralegal interpreter                   Family Law, Consumer Protection,             Cabarras County Clients
larocham@lssp.org                   Charlotte, NC 28204                                                                                            Public Benefits, Landlord/Tenant,
704-376-1600                                                                                                                                       Custody




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Name                                                                                                    Others in firm
E-mail                         Address                                       Spanish                    Spanish-speaking                         Areas of Practice                          Additional Comments
Phone
Daniel O. Morcillo             Rivadavia 2440-PB                             Fluent Reading
domocillo@hotmail.com          Posadas, Misiones 3300
005-43-752508200               Argentina
Lorraine M. Mortis             216 W. 4th Street                             Proficient speech & rdg.   One other attorney                       Domestic Violence & Govt. Benefits         Legal Aid serves low-income clients
lorraine@lasnnc.org            Winston-Salem, NC 27101                                                                                           (SSI, etc.)                                who must satisfy the Federal poverty
336-725-9162                                                                                                                                                                                guidelines. Civil Cases Only. (Limited)
Sandy Lee Murillo              1431 Elizabeth Avenue                         Bilingual                  Yes                                      Family Law, Consumer Protection,           Mecklenburg County Clients
sandyl@lssp.org                Charlotte, NC 28204                                                                                               Public Benefits, Landlord/Tenant,
704-376-1600                                                                                                                                     Custody
Meredith S. Nicholson          Kurtz & Blum                                  Proficient                 Yes                                      Criminal Law, but support (via other       HLLC Committee member
m.nicholson@kurtzandblum.com   123 West Martin Street - ste 607                                                                                  attorneys in the office) family law,       If our firm cannot help a client, we
919-956-5555                   Durham, NC 27701                                                                                                  personal injury and civil rights           try to find somone who can.
Fax: 919-956-5551
William E. Parker, III         Eley Parker Law Firm                          Fluent in all                                                       Business Law, Immigration Law              Raised bilinqually. Lived in Chile &
bparker@eleyparker.com         4820 Six Forks Road - Suite 200                                                                                                                              Panama, & travelled extensively in
919-856-8700                   Raleigh, NC 27609                                                                                                                                            Latin America & Spain
Janet Pauca                    102 West Third St., Suite 210                 Proficient in all          No                                       Criminal defense, DWI, traffic, family     Will take cases up to 50 miles outside
jfpauca@ix.netcom.com          Winston-Salem, NC 27101                                                                                           law                                        Forsyth County (travel charge
336-725-2500                                                                                                                                                                                additional to fee)
Fax: 336-725-1616                                                                                                                                                                           HLLC Committee Member
Frank J. Pita                  1101 Slater Road - Suite 120                  Fluent in all              Spanish first language                   Intellectual Property, (patent/trademark   General counsel and Corporate exper.
pita@src.org                   Durham, NC 27703                                                                                                  Computer/electronics/software law &        Immigrated to U.S. & became citizen.
919-941-9447                                                                                                                                     licensing)
Matthew S. Poteet              327 3rd Avenue, N.W.                          Fluent speech              Callers have option of either language   Criminal, Workers' Comp
mpoteet@charter.net            Hickory, NC 28603
828-324-4111
Alton A. Reeder Jr.            417 E. Main Street - Suite 102                Fluent speeck, writing,    Yes - Paralegal                          Criminal Defense, Traffic, Corporate
704-736-1174                   PO Box 1709                                   reading
Fax: 704-736-0230              Lincolnton, NC 28093
Ebher O. Rossi, Jr.            Rossi Law Firm, PA                            Fluent speech                                                       Criminal, Employment, Personal Injury      HLLC Committee member
ebher@rossi-law.com            2107 Maple Avenue
336-570-1923                   Burlington, NC 27215
Philip J. Roth                 Craft, Marshall & Roth, PLLC                  Basic speech               Interpreter-Translator under contract    General Practice, Litigation, Criminal     Marketing aggressive to represent the
proth_cmr@charter.net          PO Box 769                                                                                                        Defense                                    Latino community in Western N.C.
828-281-2100                   Asheville, NC 28802




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Name                                                                                                 Others in firm
E-mail                     Address                                       Spanish                     Spanish-speaking                        Areas of Practice                  Additional Comments
Phone
Alice Tejada               Scudder & Hedrick                             Fluent in all               Yes                                     Workers' Compensation              HLLC Committee member
atejada@bellsouth.net      1312 Annapolis Drive - Suite 203                                          Fluent receptionis/secretary            Employment Law (Plaintiff only)
919-828-7333               Raleigh, NC 27608
919-828-1209 Fax
Gary Underhill             105-A E. Main Street                          Fluent in all                                                       Criminal, Traffic, Child Custody
nclawyer@lawyers.com       Elizabeth City, NC 27909
252-338-9412
Frances Watkins            PO Box 506                                    Proficient writing          Native speaker. Many Hispanic clients
famw531@yahoo.com          104 W. Parrish Street                         Fluent speaking & reading
919-530-8600 Phone & Fax   Durham, NC 27702-0506
Robert J. Willis           PO Box 1269, Raleigh NC 27602                 Fluent in all                                                       Criminal, Traffic, workers comp,   HLLC Committee member
rwillis@rjwillis-law.com   5 W. Hargett St., Suite 404                                                                                       employment law for workers, wage
919-821-9031               Raleigh, NC 27602                                                                                                 and hour law for workers.
919-821-1763 fax




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