Brooks Pierce partner Gary Parsons recently published an article in North Carolina Lawyers Weekly and South Carolina Lawyers Weekly on lessons he learned in the courtroom during his 43-year legal career as a litigator.
In the article, Parsons details five fundamental lessons, including to “focus on the long term.”
“The litigator’s core role is to resolve disputes—one way or another. Sometimes that means going to trial. Far more often, it means finding compromise that works for the client,” wrote Parsons.
Parsons handles trials and appeals in state and federal courts throughout North Carolina and adjoining states. He has argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the North Carolina Supreme Court, and the North Carolina Court of Appeals. He also appears regularly before all three U.S. District Courts in North Carolina and the North Carolina Business Court. Throughout his career, he has participated in more than 75 trials and 125 appeals.
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