Your office is located in Jacksonville, but what parts of North Carolina does your practice cover?
For state criminal matters we serve clients in Onslow County and Duplin County, North Carolina. Onslow includes the county seat of Jacksonville as well as Holly Ridge, Swansboro, Richlands and North Topsail Beach and portions of Surf City and Maysville. Duplin County is seated in Kenansville and includes the towns of Beulaville, Wallace, Warsaw, Rose Hill, Magnolia and Calypso.
For federal criminal matters both Mr. Welch and Mr. Avery are admitted to practice before the Eastern District of North Carolina.
Mr. Avery is a Proctor in Admiralty and handles maritime cases throughout the state including adjacent oceanic waters, the intracoastal waterway and lakes. We also consult and serve in an advisory capacity with out-of-state counsel and clients on maritime issues and casualties in other states from time to time.
We represent clients in civil and family law cases throughout the state and particularly in Eastern North Carolina. If it is not feasible for us to help we will be glad to assist you in finding a lawyer who can.
What are my payment options?
We accept most common forms of payment, including cash, personal check or money order, and debit or credit cards (Visa, Mastercard and Discover).
Consultations for criminal cases are free of charge. For most domestic and civil matters there is a consultation fee that is due at the time of the meeting. When you call to schedule an appointment we can give you more information about what charge might apply, if any. For many types of cases we are able to offer flexible payment plans as well.
How can we reach you?
You are welcome to stop by our office during our normal office hours, Monday through Thursday 8:30-5:30 and Friday 8:30-5:00, though to meet with a lawyer we generally ask that you call ahead to schedule an appointment. After-hours meetings are by appointment only. For after-hours maritime disaster/emergency assistance call (910) 524-9510.
To reach us via email, fill out the Contact Us form with as much information as possible and somebody from our office will call or email you shortly. Our office telephone number is (910) 347-0161.
What are some resources that I can use on my own?
Look up a state criminal case online and check the court date
Find information about somebody in the department of corrections