Offices

Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, which is regarded as one of the premier locations in the Southeast to live and conduct business. A fast-growing metropolitan community, Charlotte has a population of approximately 1.8 million residents and has grown to 6.9 million residents within a 100-mile radius of the city.

Heriot Clarkson, former Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, founded Parker Poe in Charlotte in 1884. Today, with more than 125 years of experience, the Firm offers one of the region's most sophisticated general corporate and business practices, as well as strong practices in the areas of litigation, banking, environmental law, tax law, real estate and lending.

Charlotte, which has a banking community that is the second largest in the nation (behind only New York), is also headquarters to seven FORTUNE 500 companies: Bank of America, Duke Energy, Family Dollar, Goodrich Corp, Nucor, SPX and Sonic Automotive. In addition, Belk department stores and Harris Teeter supermarkets are major corporations also based in the Charlotte region. The area's favorable business environment continues to attract foreign corporations seeking a presence in the United States. According to the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, more than 850 foreign-owned companies have established facilities in Charlotte.

Centrally Located

Located in the center of Uptown, the Charlotte office of Parker Poe is close to major businesses and some of the most desirable residential neighborhoods in North Carolina. Charlotte's central location in the Carolinas also provides easy access to both the Atlantic coast beaches and the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Charlotte area appeals to families, singles and young couples alike, all of whom enjoy the city's vibrant and expanding social and community activities. Residents can take advantage of the strong local colleges and universities, including UNC Charlotte, Queens University, Johnson C. Smith University, Davidson College and Central Piedmont Community College.

Entertainment & Culture

Home to the Charlotte Bobcats, Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Knights and Charlotte Checkers, Charlotte is a haven for sports fans. Charlotte is also home and host of the PGA’s Wells Fargo  Championship, which brings in golf professionals and enthusiasts from across the country. NASCAR events at Charlotte Motor Speedway and the new NASCAR Hall of Fame add to the variety of sporting events in Charlotte.

The city also offers a strong and growing cultural dimension evidenced by the Charlotte Symphony, the North Carolina Dance Theater, the Mint Museums, The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts + Culture, the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Historic Latta Plantation, and the Levine Museum of the New South. In addition, Johnson & Wales University and its renowned culinary program has invigorated the area’s restaurant and gourmet offerings.

Community Involvement

Parker Poe attorneys are committed to the preservation, perseverance and well-being of their communities. Interest in community service is demonstrated through our actions. Our attorneys have served as leaders on various boards and committees for groups including the Arts & Science Council, United Way of the Central Carolinas, Catawba Lands Conservancy, Council for Children's Rights, and Foundation for the Carolinas. Our tradition of service was established long ago by partners like Francis Parker, who helped create the Legal Services of the Southern Piedmont (LSSP). LSSP provides civil legal assistance to eligible low-income persons in the Charlotte metropolitan area and west-central NC.

Two of our partners, Catharine B. Arrowood (2011) and Mark R. Bernstein (2009), have received the prestigious H. Brent McKnight Renaissance Lawyer Award. The North Carolina Bar Association created the Award to recognize attorneys who inspire community service and demonstrate intellectual achievement and excellence in the pursuit of his/her profession.

The tradition continues today with attorneys in the Charlotte office actively involved in the following organizations:

Alexander Children's Center
American Heart Association
Arts & Science Council
Belmont Abbey College
Catawba Lands Conservancy
Charlotte Advocates for Education
Charlotte Chamber of Commerce
Charlotte Children's Choir
Charlotte Community Health Clinic
Charlotte Historic District Commission
Charlotte Regional Partnership
Charlotte Run for Peace
Charlotte Symphony
Children's Theatre of Charlotte
Council for Children's Rights
Dilworth Community Development Association
Dowd YMCA
Duke Mansion
Foundation For The Carolinas
Habitat for Humanity
ImaginOn
Johnson C. Smith University
Johnston YMCA
Junior League of Charlotte, Inc.
KIPP: Charlotte Charter School
Kiwanis Club
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Lupus Foundation of America
Mint Museums
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
North Carolina Defense Fund
Queens University
Room at the Inn
Speedway Children's Charities
The Family Center
United Way
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Uptown YMCA
U.S. National Whitewater Center
World Affairs Council of Charlotte

Map & Directions



Charlotte office from I-85 North or South:

  1. From I-85 take Exit 38 (which is I-77).
  2. Take I-77 South (to downtown Charlotte/Columbia).
  3. Follow I-77 South to Exit 9 (which is John Belk Freeway/Wilkinson Blvd.).
  4. Exit onto John Belk Freeway/US 74 East (Exit 9-B).
  5. Follow signs to College Street (Exit 1E).
  6. Exit onto College Street.
  7. Pass the first light at Stonewall Street.
  8. Turn left into The Green parking deck before E. Martin Luther King, Jr Blvd. (formerly Second Street).
  9. Check in at the Security Desk. Parker Poe reception is on the 30th floor.


Charlotte office from I-77 North or South:

  1. From I-77 exit onto John Belk Freeway/US 74 East (Exit 9-B).
  2. Follow signs to College Street (Exit 1E).
  3. Exit onto College Street.
  4. Pass the first light at Stonewall Street.
  5. Turn left into The Green parking deck before E. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. (formerly Second Street).
  6. Check in at the Security Desk. Parker Poe reception is on the 30th floor.


Charlotte office from Charlotte/Douglas International Airport:

  1. When exiting airport, follow signs to Billy Graham Parkway North (left lane).
  2. Follow the loop around and enter Billy Graham Parkway/North.
  3. Go to the first stoplight - the intersection with Morris Field Road (a sign says “Downtown” and points right).
  4. Take a right onto Morris Field Road and follow it until the right lane merges with Wilkinson Boulevard.
  5. Follow Wilkinson Boulevard until it merges into John Belk Freeway/I-277/Downtown.
  6. Follow signs to College Street (Exit 1E).
  7. Exit onto College Street.
  8. Pass the first light at Stonewall Street.
  9. Turn left into The Green parking deck before E Martin Luther King, Jr Blvd. (formerly Second Street).
  10. Check in at the Security Desk. Parker Poe is on the 30th floor.

Community Involvement

Parker Poe attorneys are committed to the preservation, perseverance and well-being of their communities. Interest in community service is demonstrated through our actions. Our attorneys have served as leaders on various boards and committees for groups including the Arts & Science Council, United Way of the Central Carolinas, Catawba Lands Conservancy, Council for Children's Rights, and Foundation for the Carolinas. Our tradition of service was established long ago by partners like Francis Parker, who helped create the Legal Services of the Southern Piedmont (LSSP). LSSP provides civil legal assistance to eligible low-income persons in the Charlotte metropolitan area and west-central NC.

Two of our partners, Catharine B. Arrowood (2011) and Mark R. Bernstein (2009), have received the prestigious H. Brent McKnight Renaissance Lawyer Award. The North Carolina Bar Association created the Award to recognize attorneys who inspire community service and demonstrate intellectual achievement and excellence in the pursuit of his/her profession.

The tradition continues today with attorneys in the Charlotte office actively involved in the following organizations:

Alexander Children's Center
American Heart Association
Arts & Science Council
Belmont Abbey College
Catawba Lands Conservancy
Charlotte Advocates for Education
Charlotte Chamber of Commerce
Charlotte Children's Choir
Charlotte Community Health Clinic
Charlotte Historic District Commission
Charlotte Regional Partnership
Charlotte Run for Peace
Charlotte Symphony
Children's Theatre of Charlotte
Council for Children's Rights
Dilworth Community Development Association
Dowd YMCA
Duke Mansion
Foundation For The Carolinas
Habitat for Humanity
ImaginOn
Johnson C. Smith University
Johnston YMCA
Junior League of Charlotte, Inc.
KIPP: Charlotte Charter School
Kiwanis Club
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Lupus Foundation of America
Mint Museums
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
North Carolina Defense Fund
Queens University
Room at the Inn
Speedway Children's Charities
The Family Center
United Way
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Uptown YMCA
U.S. National Whitewater Center
World Affairs Council of Charlotte



Charlotte office from I-85 North or South:

  1. From I-85 take Exit 38 (which is I-77).
  2. Take I-77 South (to downtown Charlotte/Columbia).
  3. Follow I-77 South to Exit 9 (which is John Belk Freeway/Wilkinson Blvd.).
  4. Exit onto John Belk Freeway/US 74 East (Exit 9-B).
  5. Follow signs to College Street (Exit 1E).
  6. Exit onto College Street.
  7. Pass the first light at Stonewall Street.
  8. Turn left into The Green parking deck before E. Martin Luther King, Jr Blvd. (formerly Second Street).
  9. Check in at the Security Desk. Parker Poe reception is on the 30th floor.


Charlotte office from I-77 North or South:

  1. From I-77 exit onto John Belk Freeway/US 74 East (Exit 9-B).
  2. Follow signs to College Street (Exit 1E).
  3. Exit onto College Street.
  4. Pass the first light at Stonewall Street.
  5. Turn left into The Green parking deck before E. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. (formerly Second Street).
  6. Check in at the Security Desk. Parker Poe reception is on the 30th floor.


Charlotte office from Charlotte/Douglas International Airport:

  1. When exiting airport, follow signs to Billy Graham Parkway North (left lane).
  2. Follow the loop around and enter Billy Graham Parkway/North.
  3. Go to the first stoplight - the intersection with Morris Field Road (a sign says “Downtown” and points right).
  4. Take a right onto Morris Field Road and follow it until the right lane merges with Wilkinson Boulevard.
  5. Follow Wilkinson Boulevard until it merges into John Belk Freeway/I-277/Downtown.
  6. Follow signs to College Street (Exit 1E).
  7. Exit onto College Street.
  8. Pass the first light at Stonewall Street.
  9. Turn left into The Green parking deck before E Martin Luther King, Jr Blvd. (formerly Second Street).
  10. Check in at the Security Desk. Parker Poe is on the 30th floor.

News

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Michael G. Adams

Partner

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Jason R. Benton

Partner

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Mark R. Bernstein

Retired Of Counsel

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John H. Beyer

Partner

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John D. Branson

Associate

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LaToya S. Brown

Associate

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William B. Cannon

Partner

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Andrea C. Chomakos

Partner

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Vanessa L. Clark

Associate*

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P. Neal Cook

Partner

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Harvey L. Cosper, Jr.

Partner

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Katherine E. Costello

Special Counsel

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Eric H. Cottrell

Partner

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Brian S. Cromwell

Partner

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Mary H. Crosby

Associate

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Jonathan M. Crotty

Partner

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James C. Davis, Jr.

Special Counsel

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Alan G. Dexter

Partner

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Jonathan W. Dion

Partner

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Jessica C. Dixon

Associate

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Annette K. Ebright

Associate

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Deborah L. Edney

Partner

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Ashley A. Edwards

Associate

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William L. Esser IV

Partner

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Woodard E. Farmer, Jr.

Special Counsel

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Jami Jackson Farris

Partner

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William P. Farthing, Jr.

Partner

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Kiah T. "Chip" Ford IV

Partner

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Anthony Fox

Partner

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Gaston H. Gage

Retired Of Counsel

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Richard S. Glaser, Jr.

Partner

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Kevin B. Gottehrer

Partner

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James N. Greene III

Partner

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Thomas N. Griffin III

Managing Partner

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Albert E. Guarnieri

Partner

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John R. Hairr III

Partner

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Irvin W. Hankins III

Partner

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R. Douglas Harmon

Partner

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Sye T. Hickey

Associate

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Josephine H. Hicks

Partner

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Ashley L. Hogewood, Jr.

Retired Of Counsel

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Chip Holmes

Partner

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Joy M. Hord

Partner

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Stephen R. Hunting

Partner

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Sarah Fulton Hutchins

Associate

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Katie M. Iams

Associate

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Jennifer L. Jackson

Counsel

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John C. Jaye

Partner

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P. Michael Juby, Jr.

Partner

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Max E. Justice

Partner

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Frances M. Kammeraad

Associate

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Charles B. Lee, Jr.

Partner

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Scott E. Leo

Partner

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James C. Lesnett, Jr.

Partner

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Brandon K. Lewisohn

Partner

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Fred T. Lowrance

Counsel

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Craig T. Lynch

Partner

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P. Scott Manning

Partner

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DeWitt F. McCarley

Partner

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Erica R. Messimer

Associate

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Brent M. Milgrom, Jr.

Partner

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Stefanie M. Mitchell

Associate

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Sam C. Moses

Partner

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Chara M. O'Neale

Associate

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Charlotte L. Offerdahl

Partner

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Bradley K. Overcash

Counsel

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Fern A. Paterson

Associate

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Shalanna L. Pirtle

Associate

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W. Edward Poe, Jr.

Partner

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J. William Porter

Partner

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George H. Pretty II

Partner

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Teadra G. Pugh

Special Counsel

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Thomas M. Quirk

Partner

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Alice Carmichael Richey

Partner

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William L. Rikard, Jr.

Partner

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Richard J. Rivera

Partner

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Morgan H. Rogers

Associate

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Richard K. Schell

Partner

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Scott A. Shail

Partner

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Roy L. Smart III

Partner

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A. Todd Sprinkle

Associate

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Mary Katherine H. Stukes

Associate

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Benjamin R."Bobby" Sullivan

Partner

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Jordan D. Temple

Associate

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Fred C. Thompson, Jr.

Retired of Counsel

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Sydnor Thompson

Retired Of Counsel

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Michael A. Tobin

Partner

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Nicolas E. Tosco

Staff Attorney

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Donald P. Ubell

Partner

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Michel Vanesse

Partner

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Kristi Kessler Walters

Special Counsel

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S. Rogers Warner, Jr.

Partner

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Steven D. Weber

Partner

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Keith M. Weddington

Partner

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Edward W. Wellman, Jr.

Partner

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Eric D. Welsh

Partner

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A. Grant Whitney, Jr.

Partner

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Stacy K. Wood

Partner

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Partner

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Associate

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Local Contact Info

Charlotte Office
Three Wells Fargo Center
401 South Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202
t 704.372.9000
f 704.334.4706