Civil Litigation

Civil Litigation

Civil Law AttorneysWe represent our clients in various situations when they find themselves in dispute with another individual, company, or governmental entity, whether as a plaintiff or defendant. We are experienced in handling many different types of cases in the state and federal trial and appellate courts.

We work closely with our clients to establish a strategy for resolving the dispute – whether through negotiation and mediation, or through a trial of the disputed issues. The attorneys and staff work to guide the client through their legal issues in a timely, cost-effective, and compassionate manner.

Contracts and Business

We help individuals and businesses resolve a wide range of contract and business related disputes, including claims involving breach of contract, covenants not to compete, fraud, and unfair and deceptive trade practices. We also handle employment matters for both employees and employers.

Land and Construction

We represent clients in land disputes, such as agreements to convey land, deeds given under alleged undue influence or insufficient mental capacity, and trespass. We handle construction and remodeling disputes, both for the owner buyer and the contractor seller.

Fiduciaries and Estates

The firm’s extensive estate planning, estate administration, and elder law practice leads us to help our clients in disputes and lawsuits involving the appointment and removal of personal representatives, breach of duty by fiduciaries such as attorneys-in-fact and personal representatives, caveats, incompetency proceedings, and the appointment of guardians.

Domestic Relations

We help our clients through difficult domestic disputes, including divorce, child support and custody, post-separation support and alimony, and equitable distribution. We also handle premarital agreements, postnuptial agreements, name changes, and adoptions.


CJLW assists its business and individual clients in collecting unpaid debts in any amount, in and out of North Carolina. Unlike some other firms, we do not stop our efforts when we obtain a judgment for our clients; we use supplemental proceedings and every other available legal procedure to force the debtor to actually pay the amount owed.

Personal Injury and Malpractice

We handle cases involving motor vehicle accidents, products liability, and premises liability. We also represent clients prosecuting and defending claims of professional malpractice in the fields of medicine, dentistry, and law.


We represent and advise two railroads that operate in central North Carolina on all claims for: personal injury and property damage under state or federal law and regulations; easements and other property rights; contracts; collective bargaining disputes; and other related matters.


We handle appeals in state and federal courts, including cases in which we did not represent the client at the trial level. All attorneys are members of the North Carolina State Bar and are admitted to practice before all North Carolina courts.

Wrongful Death

We represent our clients in all aspects of wrongful death claims from opening an estate to helping our clients recover all damages to which they or their family may be entitled to receive.

Meet our Civil Litigation Attorneys

Bill Walker 

Bill Walker

David Niblock 

David Niblock

Susan Ryan 

Susan Ryan

Ellis B. Drew, III 

Ellis B. “Bo” Drew, III

Catherine Lane 

Catherine Lane

Lori Edwards 

Lori Edwards

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Winston Salem Office

110 Oakwood Drive, Suite 300
Winston-Salem, NC 27103-1958
Direct: (336) 725-2900
Fax: (336) 725-4677

Office Hours- 8am to 5pm

Kernersville Office

500 Pineview Drive, Suite 203
Kernersville, NC 27284
Direct: (336) 993-6912
Office Hours- 8am to 5pm

Lewisville Office

6235 Shallowford Road
Lewisville, NC 27023
Direct: (336) 992-3320
Office Hours- 8am to 5pm