Client Testimonials

Hear what our clients have to say about our work:

“The J Smith Young YMCA is a non-profit organization that has over 5,000 members. We manage a fitness center, natatorium, gymnasium, after school program, bowling alley and food service, just to name a few areas. As one can imagine it is imperative for the CEO and Board of Directors to have trustworthy legal counsel that is readily available. David Inabinett and the Brinkley Walser law firm exceed all expectations for our needs. They represent numerous organizations in our region and bring a keen understanding of the people they represent because they are intimately involved in the daily life of the community. When we call David it seems more like we are calling a family member than our attorney. That tells you the level of service we receive and the level of confidence we have in his ability. There is no doubt we are in good hands.” ~Gene Klump, President/CEO, J Smith Young YMCA

G. Thompson Miller & David Inabinett:

“When my husband was severely injured while he was riding his motorcycle on the Blue Ridge Parkway by a truck that broadsided him, my children and I knew that we would need an attorney to handle this situation. Knowing that he would be at Mission Hospital in Asheville for some time, and he would need extensive therapy after that, I called David Inabinett the day after the accident. I knew David was an excellent attorney because I worked with him when I was working with Davidson County Schools. David referred me to Thompson Miller, who he said handled most of these cases. Throughout the two year process of recovery, Thompson was always just a call away to answer questions, provide expert advice, and just provide us with reassurance. We could not have had better representation than Mr. Miller. Not only was he there whenever we needed him, he called periodically just to check on my husband’s progress and to find out how he was healing. The end result and the settlement was indeed a blessing thanks to Thompson’s legal ability and knowledge of all that we faced. This law firm will have our family’s loyalty and business in whatever matters we should need in the future.” ~Gayle F. Davis

Charles McGirt:

“Charles has provided NewBridge Bank, formerly known as Lexington State Bank, with many years of sound legal advice and service. Our Bank’s success is in part due to Charles’ representation for us…Over the years Charles has exhibited nothing less than total integrity and very high ethical standards…To me, Charles is the epitome of what every Attorney should aspire to be…He leads, counsels, comforts and most of all, is there for anyone and everyone (including animals) who needs a helping hand…” ~Tom Thompson, Senior Vice President, Newbridge Bank

G. Thompson Miller & David Inabinett:

“My husband went out on State disability in 2000. We were hopeful that he would be able to return to teaching, but after two years, we realized that was going to be impossible. After being turned down twice by Social Security, we decided it was time for legal help. We had two requirements: 1. personal service and 2. a local attorney. We went to Brinkley Walser and were referred to Thompson Miller. For the next two years, he fought for us. We had an initial visit with him at the office, then every month he would contact us. He wanted to know how my husband was doing and if there were any medical changes. The Social Security office in Charlotte moved during our wait, which made the wait even longer. When our appointment day arrived, Mr. Miller drove us to Charlotte. It amazed me as we sat in the waiting room to see attorneys arrive who had never met their clients face to face. One was taking notes on the side of a newspaper. Mr. Miller had all of the files he needed, with certain places marked for easy access. Our session with the judge was successful and my husband was awarded Social Security. It was only later that I saw in the paper that Mr. Miller’s son had been sworn in as a lawyer. The remarkable thing is that his son is visually impaired. The entire time Mr. Miller fought for us, he was facing the crisis of his son losing his eye sight—and it never interfered with our case. It is no wonder that we also use this firm for our estate planning/last will and testament. David Inabinett was also the attorney my mother-in-law used. He came to her when her physical condition did not allow her to travel. Our recent work with him on wills, power of attorney, etc went so smoothly and my husband and I can rest easier knowing our children will not be faced with major problems. This local firm is very client oriented. We will return to them if there are future needs.”
~Tony and Karen Koontz, Welcome, NC

Robert B. Smith, Jr. (“R.B.”):

“Trust, integrity and loyalty are essential to any relationship I have, especially in business.  That is why I’ve had RB advising me on legal matters for over 40 years.  I know he’ll always tell me what I need to hear and not just what I want to hear.” ~ Bob Timberlake

G. Thompson Miller:

“Finding the right lawyer when you are hurt is hard. By getting Thompson Miller to represent me I got the right solutions to my workers’ comp and social security claim but more important I got a lawyer who understands what I was going through. I found out quickly that not everyone understands what it means to be disabled, how your life gets turned upside down. Thompson was there for me and my family when it counted.” ~ Michael D. Norris

Ryan V. McNeill:

“Ryan serves as the attorney for the Davidson County Airport Authority and I serve as its chairman. I have the privilege of working with Ryan on a regular basis and am constantly impressed with his quick grasp of issues and his “common sense” approach to problem solving. Plus, he is mature beyond his years” ~ Michael S. Turlington, Chairman, Davidson County Airport Authority

Bradley S. Hunt:

“I have worked with Bradley for more than 5 years.  His prompt action in judgments has provided us a secure lien in which to execute on and his experience in the claim and delivery process has allowed us the ability to gain possession sooner and liquidate quickly, giving us an advantage with depreciating collateral.  Bradley has become a valued asset in my ongoing relationship with Brinkley Walser, PLLC.” ~ April Cassidy, NewBridge Bank

David E. Inabinett:

“Brinkley Walser has been a part of our school system as legal counsel since the 1960s. There has been a rich line of extraordinary attorneys from the days of Walt Brinkley to the men who now sit at the helm of the firm representing the Davidson County Schools Board of Education. David Inabinett and his team work with us hand in hand on a daily basis to provide for the welfare of our children. We have absolute confidence in his ability and I would recommend Brinkely Walser to any school system in North Carolina.” ~ Fred Mock, Superintendent, Davidson County Schools

Charles M. McGirt:

“I have had the opportunity to work with Charles H. McGirt and the Brinkley Walser firm for many years and have the highest respect for Charles and the firm. Their knowledge and experience, combined with the firm’s capabilities in providing professional services have been an invaluable resource.

In providing their wise counsel through the years, Charles and the firm have always exhibited the highest level of professionalism.” ~ Robert F. Lowe, Former Chairman of the Board NewBridge Bancorp

G. Thompson Miller:

“Having practiced law myself, I know what it takes to effectively represent clients.  Our company engaged Thompson to represent us in certain matters not merely based upon his knowledge and experience in the law, but more so due to his character, ethics and integrity which are important factors for our family and business in all our affairs.” ~ Dan Timberlake