Attorneys

Clay Allen Collier

Email: clayc@cmclawfirm.com

Practice Areas:
Professional Liability; Professional Negligence; Insurance Defense; Municipal Defense; Products Liability Defense, Personal Injury; Insurance Coverage

Education:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (A.B. 1982);
Campbell University (J.D. 1985) – IADC Defense Counsel National Trial Academy (1990), Delta Theta Phi

Admitted to Practice:
North Carolina, 1986
U.S. District Court for the Eastern Division of North Carolina
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Member:
New Hanover County Bar Association (Director, 2009-10), 5th Judicial District Bar (Director 2013-14), North Carolina Bar Association, American Bar Association, North Carolina State Bar, North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys (Director, 2001-04; Treasurer, 2004-06; Judicial Committee, 2009-13), Defense Research Institute, North Carolina Adjuster’s Association (General Counsel, 1999-2003). North Carolina Super Lawyers, 2011, 2012, 2013 (General Litigation)

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Andrew Stairs5_edited3Andrew J. Hanley

Email: andrewh@cmclawfirm.com

Practice Areas:
Insurance Defense, Insurance Coverage, Civil Litigation, Construction law, Maritime Law, Employment Law, Maritime Law, Defense Base Act and Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, Administrative Law and Practice before Federal Office of Administrative Law Judges and State Administrative Agencies.

Education:
Cornell University (B.A., 1985)
Tulane University (J.D., cum laude, 1991) – Member Tulane Maritime Law Journal

Admitted to Practice:
Texas, 1991
North Carolina, 1997
U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of North Carolina
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth and Fifth Circuits
U.S. Supreme Court

Member:
North Carolina Bar Association, State Bar of Texas, Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute, Maritime Law Association, Defense Research Institute

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Brian E. Edes

Email: briane@cmclawfirm.com

Practice Areas:
Municipal Law, Land Use (including CAMA-related issues), Zoning, Commercial Litigation, Business Transactions/Litigation, Civil Litigation

Education:
University of North Carolina at Wilmington (B.A. 1995)
Campbell University (J.D. 1998) – Campbell University Law Review

Admitted to Practice:
North Carolina, 1998

Member:
New Hanover County Bar Association, North Carolina Bar Association, North Carolina State Bar, North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys, Defense Research Institute

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Norwood P. Blanchard III

Email: norwood@cmclawfirm.com

Practice Areas:
Municipal Law; Employment Law; Commercial Litigation; Business Litigation; Insurance Defense, Civil Litigation.

Education:
East Carolina University (B.S.B.A., Finance 1993)
Duke University (J.D., magna cum laude, 1999) – Order of the Coif, Senior Editor of Law & Contemporary Problems

Admitted to Practice:
North Carolina, 1999
U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western District of North Carolina
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
United States Supreme Court

Member:
New Hanover County Bar Association; North Carolina Bar Association, North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys, Defense Research Institute, North Carolina Super Lawyers (Employment & Labor; General Litigation) 2012-2014
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Andrew D. Penny

Email: andrewp@cmclawfirm.com

Practice Areas:
Civil Litigation

Education:
University of North Carolina at Wilmington (B.A. 2010), Elon University (J.D. 2013)

Admitted to Practice:
North Carolina, 2014
U.S. District Court for the Eastern Division of North Carolina

Member:
North Carolina Bar Association, North Carolina State Bar, New Hanover County Bar Association