Meet The Attorneys Of The Pendleton Law Firm
We bring over 60 years of experience — and a dedication to representation with excellence — to our family law, estate planning and probate , real estate, business formation and criminal defense practices.
At The Pendleton Law Firm in Lincolnton we offer a team approach of practical solutions for your legal problems. We are committed to responsive personal service.
Attorney K. Clay Pendleton understands your need to have a responsive, flexible and available legal staff and attorney. Clay takes a proactive approach to family law. He can assist you with child custody, child support, post-separation support, alimony and equitable distribution. Clay will work one-on-one with you to prepare an effective Pre-Marital Agreement, Post-Marital Agreement or Separation Agreement. “I realize that when a person comes to see me, he or she is going through some of the most trying, difficult and emotional times of his or her life so I try and be as upbeat, positive and reassuring as possible to try and calm his or her fears and worries.” Clay not only offers the legal guidance you need, but also a positive attitude and reassuring support.
Attorney James Hodges primarily focuses on estate planning, incorporating a business, traffic and limited criminal law. Jamie handles estate administration, will drafting, trusts, Power of Attorney, Living Wills and Health Care Directives. Jamie works with administrators to help you and your family get through the probate process with ease. Call and speak with Jamie when you need professional assistance with traffic charges or criminal law matters or need assistance in forming a new business.
Attorney David Simmons focuses primarily on real estate law. He is proactive, compassionate and accessible. David believes that in order to make the best decisions you need to be informed and constantly “in the loop” of what is happening. “It is important to update the purchaser of the property if any issues arise that may affect their ability to purchase their dream home. It is my duty to make sure the entire process goes smoothly for them.” As your lawyer David will ensure that all pertinent issues that could prevent you from obtaining the home of your dreams are quickly uncovered and resolved. As a new father, David understands how important a smooth home buying and selling process are to your family.
Of counsel attorney Don Pendleton handles estate planning and deeds. Taking a practical and compassionate approach to cases, Don brings nearly six decades of legal experience to each case he works on. A pragmatist he gets straight to the matter, offering reasonable and doable options. If Don doesn’t know the answer he will work and research the matter until he does. Don deeply understands the process as he handles the estate planning for his own family and friends. Don also teaches Sunday School. When not hunting or fishing, Don is talking about hunting and fishing.
Attorney John F. Cutchin is the newest addition to The Pendleton Law Firm, but he is by no means new to the practice of law. John has been in practice since 1975 caring for the legal needs of folks in Catawba, Lincoln, and surrounding counties. Prior to joining The Pendleton Law Firm in October of 2020, John ran his own practice for nearly 42 years. John’s passion is the law and he will pursue that passion now primarily in the areas of family law and estate administration. John will use his knowledge and experience to work with you to achieve the best possible outcome in your domestic case. He will also help you navigate through the process of estate administration while showing compassion and understanding during a very difficult time.
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