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Columbia
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The Firm's Practice

Hornthal, Riley, Ellis & Maland, LLP is a full service law firm, providing a broad range of services to individuals, businesses and governmental entities throughout Northeastern North Carolina. Lawyers with the firm are engaged in virtually every legal specialty, including real property, corporate and business, environmental, wills and estates, taxation, employment matters, insurance law, administrative law, banking, bankruptcy, busy trial in areas such as personal injury, products liability, professional malpractice and insurance claims. In other highly specialized matters, such as patents and trademarks, the firm is able to refer clients to qualified specialists throughout the state and nation.

The firm is equally proud to serve local clients as well as some of the nation's largest corporations. The firm devotes the same care and concern to small matters as to large and complex ones.

The firm's real estate lawyers are skilled in residential transactions and commercial development matters. They represent lenders and borrowers in loan financing arrangements. They handle all zoning and land regulatory matters, and are approved attorneys for all major real estate title insurance companies in North Carolina. Robert Hobbs is Board Certified as a Real Estate Specialist.

Commercial and corporate attorneys in the firm advise and assist clients in forming a business, planning tax and financial strategies, and representing them before regulatory agencies. Likewise, lawyers in the firm are available to review individual needs ranging from the preparation of contracts and wills to counseling in bankruptcies.

Trial lawyers with the firm are admitted to practice in all state and federal courts up to the United States Supreme Court, and appear before administrative agencies as well. Many of the important cases tried in Northeastern North Carolina over the past several decades have involved lawyers from this firm.

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Legal Fees and Client Relation

The ambition of Hornthal, Riley, Ellis & Maland, LLP is to provide the highest quality legal services at reasonable fees. The firm emphasizes sound business management and modern technology to accomplish savings in costs and lawyer time, which are in turn passed on to clients in the form of lower fees.

Fees are based on criteria which include the complexity of the matter, time involved, and results achieved. The firm's policy is to reach a complete fee arrangement with the client in advance of each representation. Comments and questions by clients regarding fees are encouraged. Billings are computerized for easy documentation and accurate accounting. Hornthal, Riley, Ellis & Maland, LLP believes that the best advertisement for any law firm is enthusiastic and satisfied clients. Recommendations to others by satisfied clients are most welcome.

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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