Should Those Holding Office in North Carolina or South Carolina be Forced to Proclaim Their Belief in “Almighty God”?

Should Those Holding Office in North Carolina or South Carolina be Forced to Proclaim Their Belief in “Almighty God”? Raise your hand if you knew that the Constitution of North Carolina states that you “shall be disqualified for office” if you “deny the being of Almighty God.” I’m not seeing too many hands raised. How… Read more »

Kelly Brown Earns LL.M. in Tax Law

McGrath & Spielberger, PLLC is happy to announce that attorney Kelly J. Brown has earned her LL.M in Tax Law.   Attorney Kelly J. Brown has earned her LL.M. (Master of Laws) in Taxation from Boston University School of Law. Kelly is licensed in both North Carolina and South Carolina. Her practice focuses on real… Read more »

Arbitration versus Mediation

Although arbitration and mediation can both resolve lawsuits, they are quite different and it is important for parties to lawsuits to understand how each procedure works. In this video, Attorney Jason McGrath – who has been a trial lawyer for 19 years and has been involved in mediations and arbitrations – explains the difference between… Read more »

Attorney Termination of an Attorney-Client Relationship in North Carolina

Attorney Termination of an Attorney-Client Relationship in North Carolina This topic came up again at yesterday’s Mecklenburg County Bar Solo & Small Firm Section meeting, and I thought I would this publicize the below email exchange between myself and the North Carolina State Bar (ethics counsel). The below is not intended to be a comprehensive… Read more »

Jason McGrath Interviewed Regarding Internet Security for Law Firms and their Clients

Jason McGrath Interviewed Regarding Internet Security for Law Firms and their Clients Law firms warned to be vigilant against cybercrime – The Charlotte Business Journal Jan 30, 2015 – The N.C. State Bar released ethics opinions about cybersecurity, and … so they can be more efficient,” says Jason McGrath,  partner at McGrath & Spielberger . .… Read more »

Today’s Lawyers and Law Students – More Women, Minorities

Today’s Lawyers and Law Students: More Women, Minorities While it is clear that some racial and gender boundaries and issues remain in the United States of America, those issues and boundaries seem to be reduced, and the issues are shifting.  This is easily observable in our country in general, as well as in the legal… Read more »

Distressed Mortgage Relief Services: Did Equifax Sell Your Data?

Distressed Mortgage Relief Services: Did Equifax Sell Your Data? Since McGrath & Spielberger provides foreclosure and mortgage relief services as a legitimate and rule-abiding law firm, we are continuously interested in and make ourselves aware of others who allegedly provide such services but do not do so legally. Many of the non-law firms and fake… Read more »

Attorney McGrath Comments to NC Bar on Proposed Ethics Opinions

The following letter was sent today from attorney Jason A. McGrath to the NC Bar Ethics Committee. Regarding: Attorney Commentary Regarding Proposed 2012 Formal Ethics Opinion 6 and Proposed 2012 Formal Ethics Opinion 8   Dear NC State Bar Ethics Committee:  By way of background, I am a NC licensed, Charlotte-based lawyer and have been practicing… Read more »

Great New iPhone Features For Lawyers And Regular People

Great New iPhone Features For Lawyers And Regular People Earlier this week, Apple announced that a new operating system (iOS 6) will be coming out in the fall. There are some pretty great upgraded features which will hopefully help all of us be more organized and allow us to customize and expand our communications and… Read more »

I Am A Lawyer – How Much Do You Want To Pay For My Office Chair?

I Am A Lawyer – How Much Do You Want To Pay For My Office Chair? This short video blog by attorney Jason A. McGrath discusses an important point to consider when hiring an attorney. What exactly should you be paying for? Watch below or click here for YouTube viewing.    McGrath & Spielberger, PLLC… Read more »