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2034 Highway 701 North, Lakewood Plaza
P.O. Box 952
Elizabethtown, North Carolina 28337-0952

910-862-7087 Telephone


     The McGuinness Law Firm provides trial and appellate advocacy in serious personal injury cases, law enforcement liability, constitutional and civil rights litigation, employment and labor relations disputes and some general litigation. 

     Mr. McGuinness is a Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate, certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.  Mr. McGuinness has litigated and resolved hundreds of cases for over twenty years in the eastern United States including before the United States Supreme Court. 

     Mr. McGuinness is rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell. See for ratings explanation and certification reference.  Martindale selected the McGuinness Law Firm for the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, and is listed in the areas of civil trial practice, constitutional law and criminal trial practice.

     Our civil rights practice is widely known in the field of law enforcement liability claims and defense.  In 2005, the firm received the prestigious Pete Lawer Award for outstanding advocacy by the National Association of Police Organizations.  The McGuinness Law Firm is actively involved in research, consulting, teaching and publishing in several fields of practice. 

     Please examine our web site to learn more about our unique law firm.

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