Where We Come From And Where We're Headed

In 1955, Terry Sanford, Don McCoy, Stacy Weaver Jr. and J. Dickson Phillips formed the firm that would become McCoy Wiggins. In 1960, Terry Sanford began his storied political career by being elected governor of North Carolina with the help of two of the firm's young associates, Richard Wiggins and Al Cleveland. Richard and Al are now the firm's senior partners. J. Dickson Phillips, meanwhile, began teaching at the University of North Carolina School of Law and was eventually made dean of the school. In 1978, he was confirmed as a judge on the federal 4th Circuit Court of Appeals.

In ensuing years, the firm represented clients like Mid-South Insurance Company, North Carolina Natural Gas, Cape Fear Bank and Trust Company, and United Carolina Bank. The opposing counsel in one Mid-South Insurance case was a classmate of author John Grisham, and that case went on to be the inspiration for the novel and movie The Rainmaker. In the movie, actor Jon Voight portrayed the character based on Richard Wiggins.

We've Been There As North Carolina Has Changed

Throughout our history we've never forgotten our commitment to pursuing individual justice. We have been — and continue to be — proud to represent large and small businesses throughout the state, individuals in our local communities who have been injured or wronged by the actions of others, those whose property is being taken by a government entity, and those seeking to safely and legally become Americans.

Today the firm's attorneys represent and advise clients like BB&T, Methodist University and large charitable foundations. We are proud of what we've accomplished in the past, but even more excited about our clients' futures. We invite you to get in touch and learn more about how our team of talented and experienced attorneys can serve you.

Each of our lawyers brings a variety of legal, personal and professional experiences to our practice. Review individual attorney profiles by clicking the links listed below:

A Storied History And A Bright Future

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