Areas of Practice

Personal Injury - Trucking Accidents - Wrongful Death - Premises Liability

Bodily injuries and death caused by the wrongful acts of another are an unfortunate part of the world we live in. When you or a loved one are injured or a love one is killed as a result of the wrongful act of another it is absolutely necessary that you seek legal representation. You can consult with a member of our firm to discuss your case at no cost to you.

Our attorneys are experienced in representing those injured or killed due to the wrongful act of another, including automobile wrecks, trucking accidents, injuries from an unsafe premises and more. We have decades of experience fighting to protect your rights and a proven track-record of success.  From minor injuries to catastrophic situations, we possess the skills necessary to resolve all issues involved in your case.


Condemnation, Eminent Domain and Land Takings

When the government or private companies take your property, you have a right to be compensated for the taking.  Our firm handles the full range of condemnation and eminent domain matters including the widening and expansion of roadways, bridges, gas pipelines and public utilities and can help you get the most value for your property.

Your property is often your most valuable asset, and you should be compensated accordingly!  Please don't accept any payment from the government or a private company, or sign any documents, without consulting us first!

School Assaults, Abuse and Neglect

MacRae & Whitley has years of experience in fighting for children and the families of children who have been the victims of assaults, abuse, neglect and maltreatment in daycares, preschools and grade schools across the state.  Schools in our state are required by law to provide children with a safe, educational and nurturing environment, but too often these schools fail and children and their families suffer as a result.

When daycares, preschools and grade schools fail to meet the needs of our children, we have fought hard to hold them accountable.  If you or your family find yourselves in such an unfortunate position, please call us and let us fight for you and your loved ones.

Workers' Compensation

Have you been hurt at work, or wrongfully terminated or fired from you job?

Injuries at work are subject to the jurisdiction of the North Carolina Industrial Commission. Our attorneys have years of experience in Worker’s Compensation practice, from the filing of an initial claim to appearances before the full Industrial Commission and our appellate courts if necessary.

Individuals injured on the job can miss out on valuable benefits to which they are entitled without proper help and representation.  Employers and their insurance companies often try to deny you benefits that the law provides you if you do not have an advocate fighting for you.  Let us employ our wealth of knowledge to help you today.

Medical Malpractice

MacRae & Whitley has decades of experience fighting for individuals and their families who have been injured or killed as a result of medical negligence.  Botched operations, incorrect and missed diagnoses, errors with prescription medications and negligent handling of patients can all lead to life-altering injuries or even death.

Hospitals, doctors and their staffs are backed and protected by powerful insurance companies.  Our firm can help fight for you and level the playing field.  We know how important these matters are to you and we take a team approach to every medical malpractice case we handle.

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed due to a medical mistake, please call us today for a free assessment.

Business Law

From organization and incorporation, to structuring and operating a business, to business disputes, there are many legal issues involved in the ownership of a business entity.

Our attorneys are knowledgeable and experienced in starting and properly organizing different types of businesses, from LLCs to S Corps and C Corps and to nonprofit corporations.  We regularly work with individuals and groups wanting to start a new business or expand an existing business.  We can also assist in making sure you comply with military contracting requirements.

Ultimately, we can help you avoid the serious litigation that often arises in the business setting and can advise you on employer/employee matters.

However, should issues arise, our attorneys are capable of handling both simple and complex business disputes.  Our firm can represent and protect your business interests.

Life Insurance and Accidental Death Denials

Life Insurance and Accidental Death policies are meant to aid you and your loved ones in the event of death or the loss of an arm, leg or other body part. However, insurance companies often fight beneficiaries and refuse to pay the benefits to which you are rightfully entitled – taking advantage of individuals in a time of great need.

We have represented many individuals and families in battles with insurance companies over payment of insurance proceeds and have had great success in helping our clients obtain the benefits they and their loved ones have planned for and counted on.

If an insurance company has refused to pay you benefits for life insurance or accidental death & dismemberment insurance, or has refused to provide you health insurance benefits, contact us immediately so that we can assist you in securing the benefits to which you are entitled.

Traffic & Criminal

The criminal justice system can be an intimidating experience for anyone, and there can be many serious repercussions if your case is not properly handled.  If you have been charged with any type of criminal offense, whether state, federal, military or otherwise, our attorneys can help you through zealous and effective representation.

Our firm defends individuals charge with criminal offenses in State and Federal courts, from minor infractions to serious felony offenses.

If you have been charged with a criminal offense, do not speak with law enforcement or anyone else; consult us as soon as possible to ensure that your rights are protected and you received the representation you deserve.