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Hornthal, Riley, Ellis & Maland, L.L.P. (HRE&M) - Full Service North Carolina Law Firm Hornthal, Riley, Ellis & Maland, L.L.P. (HRE&M) - Full Service North Carolina Law Firm Hornthal, Riley, Ellis & Maland, L.L.P. (HRE&M) - Full Service North Carolina Law Firm

About Hornthal, Riley, Ellis & Maland, L.L.P.

Hornthal, Riley, Ellis & Maland, L.L.P. is one of the oldest law firms in continuous practice in Northeastern North Carolina, tracing its origins to 1906 in Elizabeth City. With offices in Elizabeth City, Nags Head and Columbia, NC, it is widely recognized as a leading law firm in this area of the state. Members of the firm have long held the highest reputations throughout the state. From its members have come two State Superior Court Judges, a current sitting Federal Judge, and Presidents of the North Carolina State Bar, the North Carolina Bar Association and the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys. On a local level, members of the firm have occupied numerous leadership positions in the community.

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The History of The Firm

J. Kenyon Wilson, Sr. began practicing in Elizabeth City in 1906 with the firm known as Thompson & Wilson. He later practiced with his son, J. Kenyon Wilson, Jr. in the firm of Wilson & Wilson from about 1941 until the senior Wilson's death in 1958. M. H. Hood Ellis joined the firm in 1975 and the firm became known as Wilson & Ellis.

In 1920, J. Henry LeRoy started the Elizabeth City law firm that eventually became LeRoy, Wells & Shaw. In February 1979 the firm moved into its present building at 301 East Main Street in Elizabeth City.

On October 1, 1985, the LeRoy and Wilson law firms merged. The new firm was named Hornthal, Riley, Ellis & Maland. The law firm opened a branch office in Kitty Hawk in February 1989. In March 1991, the Kitty Hawk office was moved to its present location at 2502 S. Croatan Highway, Milepost 10, Nags Head. On August 1, 2005, Charles W. Ogletree of Columbia, NC merged his practice with Hornthal, Riley, Ellis & Maland, providing the firm with a third office to better serve clients in Northeastern North Carolina.

Hornthal, Riley, Ellis & Maland - A Full Service North Carolina Law Firm for over 100 years

From the HRE&M News Room

Phillip Hornthal Receives Citizen Lawyer Award
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Tara Mochrie, Summer 2017 Law Clerk, awarded Wake County Bar Association (WCBA) Memorial Scholarship
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Tom White receives the Martin Kellogg Distinguished Service Award
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