Hi, my name is Lawrence Egerton and I have practiced law in Greensboro, NC since 1956. I was born here, attended local schools, became an Eagle Scout, and received my undergraduate degree from UNC in Chapel Hill in 1952.
For the next two years during the Korean Conflict, I was an Officer in the Air Force spending 18 months in French Morocco, North Africa.
I returned to Chapel Hill in 1954 and received my JD from UNC Law School and passed the NC Bar Exam in August, 1956. I thereafter sought employment without success so I opened my own office. Things were very slow at first but I worked hard and learned by doing.
For the next twenty years I conducted a general practice of law and learned to do the things they don’t teach in law school. During this time I tried many misdemeanor criminal and several capital cases, searched titles, handled estates, formed corporations, obtained divorces, and of course handled all the personal injury cases that came my way.
When the US Supreme Court held that lawyers could advertise it took me a long time to believe it. Others did and I found that many of my fellow lawyers were in the yellow pages and on TV—and getting most of the injury business.
So I joined them and my practice started changing so that by 1992 I had become a plaintiff’s injury lawyer exclusively. (I might add that at no time have I ever defended an insurance company).
My practice grew over the years and currently we have four full time lawyers and several that work with us on special cases. We have four offices and twenty paralegals and support staff.
Our practice presently consists entirely of representing injured persons.
My lovely wife, Linda and I were married in 1980. She was born and raised in Winchester, Virginia and later moved to Richmond where she received a BS degree in Education from Virginia Commonwealth University.
She has worked in the marketing and advertising field since 1980 and owned an advertising agency for 11 years. She now works at the firm directing public relations, human resources, and marketing; she also dabbles in real estate.
My son, Pierce, graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill and Georgetown Law School. He started with the Womble Carlyle firm in Winston-Salem in 1989 and joined our firm in 1994.
My daughter, Kim, graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke Law School. She first worked in the legal department at Burlington Industries in Greensboro and later joined the Hogan and Hartson law firm in Washington, DC.
She is now active in ABR Services, a business started by her husband in Woodbridge, VA; she also dabbles in real estate.