Effective North Carolina State and Federal Legal Counsel for Out-of-State Attorneys

At Roberts & Harris PC, our civil dispute litigation attorneys in Raleigh are trial-tested legal advocates who have collectively served as lead counsel in over one hundred jury trials that allowed our clients to reach the successful outcomes they deserved.

We extend our commitment to pursuing exceptional results to out-of-state clients and attorneys who need local legal counsel they can trust throughout North Carolina.

Our civil litigation lawyers understand that establishing a reliable partnership with local attorneys can mean the difference between effectively navigating both state and federal North Carolina courtrooms and failing to secure a positive outcome for out-of-state plaintiffs, including individuals, entities, and corporations.

Roberts & Harris PC was founded to provide end-to-end legal solutions rooted in integrity, with a commitment to building and maintaining important relationships within our legal community, so we can be more than just an out-of-state client or law firm’s local counsel, but the right law firm to fit their unique representative needs.

Accomplished North Carolina Litigators Acting as Local Counsel

Our skilled North Carolina civil litigation attorneys have extensive courtroom experience ranging from logistical coordination and advice on judicial expectations in hearings and trials, to local jury selection that gives our co-counsel confidence — and established home field advantage — when entering our courtrooms.

We can take the lead in all types of civil litigation cases in both state and federal courtrooms throughout North Carolina, including:

  • Admiralty & Maritime Cases
  • Airline Litigation
  • Anti-Trust Claims
  • Class Action Lawsuits
  • Commercial and Business Disputes
  • Equitable Claims
  • Intellectual Property, Copyright & Patent Suits
  • Municipal Disputes
  • Personal Injury Law
  • Property Disputes
  • SEC Shareholder Action

At Roberts & Harris PC, we provide exceptional partnership opportunities as coordinating counsel, general counsel, and litigation counsel for out-of-state clients and attorneys, so they can pursue real results. Our local civil litigation lawyers are admitted to practice before all North Carolina State Courts, the North Carolina Business Court, and federal courts in the Western, Middle, and Eastern Districts of North Carolina.

North Carolina Federal Courts Require Local Counsel to Proceed with Your Case

At Roberts & Harris PC, we cover the entire state of North Carolina for both state and federal cases. The North Carolina federal courts require more than just co-counsel, they expect meaningful participation by local counsel who is admitted to — and in good standing with — the North Carolina State Bar before they are eligible to present their case.

That is true for the North Carolina Eastern, Middle, and Western Federal Districts in Raleigh, Charlotte, Wilmington, Greensboro, Greenville, and New Bern.

Out-of-state attorneys wishing to represent a client in federal court in North Carolina can do so by engaging a local attorney who is a member of that district’s bar and who will enter their appearance on the record.

However, the federal court appearance requirements become even more specific, depending on the federal district in which the case appears.

  • If the legal matter is before the Eastern or Middle Districts, the out-of-state attorney must enter a notice of special appearance by local counsel, who must review and sign all pleadings and papers to ensure compliance with the local rules.
  • If the legal matter is before the Western District, local counsel must move for the out-of-state attorney’s admission pro hac vice, and local counsel must attend all pre-trial conferences and hearings, unless excused by the court.

Our skilled North Carolina federal civil litigators deliver substantive involvement that is reputable, trusted, and ready to deliver real solutions for out-of-state cases.

The Benefits of Partnering with the Premier North Carolina Law Firm Roberts & Harris PC

The primary benefits of partnering with our North Carolina civil litigation law firm are our experience, skill, and knowledge of local rules, statutes, procedures, and practices.

At Roberts & Harris PC, our dedicated Raleigh civil dispute litigation attorneys have been representing clients throughout North Carolina at both state and federal levels for more than four combined decades.

Our extensive legal experience and resources help streamline out-of-state counsel efforts and help the attorneys and their clients avoid potential pitfalls that could derail their cases before they get started, saving time and money in the process.

We know that out-of-state clients and attorneys are best served when local counsel has proven relationships and statuses among the legal community. Our law firm is renowned for our familiarity with courtrooms in each North Carolina county, and the procedures therein, which can help set our cases apart.

Contact Our Dedicated State and Federal Local Counsel Attorneys in North Carolina

If you would like to file a civil dispute litigation claim in North Carolina, but live in another state, or if you are an attorney who is seeking local counsel to help represent your client in North Carolina, contact our skilled Raleigh civil litigation attorneys at Roberts & Harris PC today at 919-249-5006 or online to learn how we can help provide exceptional legal solutions for your unique needs today.

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