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On July 1, 2015, the firms of Craige Brawley Liipfert & Walker LLP and Jenkins Law Group merged to form Craige Jenkins Liipfert & Walker LLP. The merger was a perfect opportunity for both firms to enhance their capabilities and increase the breadth and depth of services that they can offer to their clients.
When deciding on their new name, they were in clear agreement that it reflect the history of both firms. Craige Brawley Liipfert & Walker is North Carolina's oldest law firm, having been founded by Burton Craige in Salisbury, North Carolina in 1832. It was very important to the partners of Craige Brawley that Craige continue to be part of the name. Cowles Liipfert and William Walker are the most senior partners at Craige Brawley, practicing with the firm since 1964 and 1980 respectively, so it seemed fitting to keep their names as well. The Jenkins Law Group was founded in 1965 by F. Gaither Jenkins, the father of Gordon W.
Jenkins, a senior partner with that firm. The Craige Jenkins name honors the notable legal history represented in this merger.
The firm emphasizes continuing legal education for its attorneys, four of whom are certified specialists in their respective areas of practice. Cowles Liipfert and John Keiger are Board Certified Specialists in Estate Planning and Probate Law in North Carolina and Brent W. Stephens is a Board Certified Specialist in Elder Law. Stephens has also earned the designation of Certified Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation. H. David Niblock is a Domestic Relations Certified Mediator.
The law firm is listed as among the pre-eminent law firms in North Carolina by several selective registries, such as The Law List and The Bar Registry, the latter of which is published by the Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory.
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