Jack Klass Retires from Brinkley Walser Stoner

Jack Klass Retires from Brinkley Walser Stoner

Long-time Davidson County attorney and judge has helped many through the years Lexington, NC – Brinkley Walser Stoner, PLLC announced today that attorney and former judge Jack E. Klass has retired from practice as of January 1, 2016. Klass joined the firm in 2009, returning to private practice after 15 years as a District Court Judge. Klass was admitted to the North Carolina Bar in 1956. “Jack has been a great mentor and a tremendous asset to the firm,” says David Inabinett, Managing Member at Brinkley Walser Stoner. “Jack brought many years of wisdom to the team from his experiences as an attorney and a judge. He was always willing to listen and provide support to the younger attorneys. While we’ll miss seeing him every day, we know he’s right down the road continuing to share his knowledge and help those in the community.” Klass plans to travel with wife Peggy and to continue to work as a part-time certified mediator/arbitrator. Meet Jack Klass Jack Klass loves the law and for almost 60 years has been a tireless advocate for justice in North Carolina. After serving his country in the U.S. Navy, Klass attended High Point University, graduating in 1953. He then earned his legal degree from Wake Forest University School of Law in 1956 and was admitted to the North Carolina Bar. Klass spent more than 30 years in private practice and was an Assistant Superior Court Solicitor, a County Court Judge in Davidson County, and a District Court Judge, traveling around the state to hear cases. “I tried to retire as a District Court Judge, but the...
Brinkley Walser Stoner Helps Fill an Empty Stocking

Brinkley Walser Stoner Helps Fill an Empty Stocking

Lexington, NC – Brinkley Walser Stoner, PLLC announced today that the firm has made its annual donation to the Empty Stocking Fund this holiday season. The firm has supported the Empty Stocking Fund for more than 25 years. “The holidays can be a challenge for families that are struggling financially,” says Karen Greene, business manager at Brinkley Walser Stoner. “As a parent, you want your children to think of Christmas as a special time and not feel left out. Every year when we discuss causes to support, the Empty Stocking Fund is always on the list. We are happy to be able to support families in our community by aiding the Fund in its mission of helping these children and their families have a brighter Christmas.” The Empty Stocking Fund was founded in 1981 to help provide a brighter Christmas to needy area children and families. The Dispatch partners with the Salvation Army of Davidson County to manage the Fund. Anyone wishing to contribute to the fund may do so by mailing a check to The Dispatch, Empty Stocking Fund, P.O. Box 908, Lexington, NC 27293 or dropping the donation off at their office at 30 E. First Ave. between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on business days. Checks should be made out to the Empty Stocking Fund. Brinkley Walser Stoner prides itself on providing new and cutting edge legal counsel built on a foundation of knowledge and integrity. Brinkley Walser Stoner’s attorneys are first and foremost counselors, advising clients on their legal rights and options for appropriate solutions. Practice areas include business law, real estate, litigation, elder law,...
Former Davidson County Attorneys Honored

Former Davidson County Attorneys Honored

Portraits of Walter F. Brinkley and Robert B. Smith, Jr. presented at Courthouse Lexington, NC – Former Brinkley Walser Stoner attorneys Walter F. Brinkley and Robert Bruce (RB) Smith, Jr. were honored posthumously with the presentation and display of their portraits in the superior court of Davidson County. Both families attended the presentation. “It is tradition that recently deceased attorneys are honored by having their portrait presented and displayed in the superior court of Davidson County,” says David Inabinett, managing member of Brinkley Walser Stoner. “Both Walt and RB had long careers (collectively they practiced law for 110 years!) and helped so many people in and around Davidson County. It was good to come together to share stories and remember them both.” The presentation took place on Friday November 20 in a special session of the superior court over which the Honorable Theodore S. Royster presided. David Inabinett spoke on behalf of the law firm where Walt and RB practiced. The families of RB and Walt also spoke about their long legal careers. Walt’s family noted his portrait joins those of his own father and father-in-law both of whom spent their careers practicing in Lexington as well. Brinkley Walser Stoner prides itself on providing new and cutting edge legal counsel built on a foundation of knowledge and integrity. Brinkley Walser Stoner’s attorneys are first and foremost counselors, advising clients on their legal rights and options for appropriate solutions. Practice areas include business law, real estate, litigation, elder law, estate planning, injury and disability, criminal defense, traffic and DWI, banking, family law, municipal, governmental, and education law, among others. Brinkley...
David Inabinett Selected for The Best Lawyers In America® 2016

David Inabinett Selected for The Best Lawyers In America® 2016

Lexington, NC – David E. Inabinett, Managing Member of Brinkley Walser Stoner, has been selected once again by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in the fields of Elder Law, and Trusts and Estates. “I am honored to be recognized for my estate planning and elder law work,” says Inabinett. “It’s very rewarding to help individuals and families ensure they and their loved ones are cared for in the long-run. It’s important to have estate plans in place, regardless of your age. I also recommend you review these plans regularly to ensure you have accounted for any changes in your life, especially the birth of a child or taking on the responsibility of caring for a parent.” Inabinett is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA™) and has received an AV™ Preeminent Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®. He focuses his practice on Estate Planning, Elder Law, Education/School Law, Business Law, and Real Estate Law in Davidson, Guilford and surrounding counties. For more than 30 years, Best Lawyers® has been universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey. Over 52,000 leading attorneys cast more than 5.5 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.” Brinkley Walser Stoner prides itself on providing new and cutting edge legal counsel built on...
Gary Bowers to Present Landlord-Tenant Seminar

Gary Bowers to Present Landlord-Tenant Seminar

Lexington, NC – Local attorney Gary Bowers of Brinkley Walser Stoner will speak at the Women’s Resource Center of Greensboro on Tuesday, September 15 on Understanding Landlord – Tenant Legal Issues. The event is free and open to the public. “Lease agreements can be lengthy and confusing,” says Bowers. “Many people sign them without reading and understanding the details. I’m pleased to be able to share some of the basics and answer questions individuals may have – whether they are landlords or tenants.” The session will cover topics regarding lease agreements, security deposits, summary ejectment and other Landlord-Tenant law issues. Bowers will conclude with a question and answer session. The event is open to women and men ages 18 and over. It is free, however registration is required. The seminar is scheduled for 9/15/15 from 5:00 – 6:45 p.m. at the Women’s Resource Center of Greensboro, 628 Summit Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27405. Childcare is not provided. Please register by calling (336) 275-6090. Brinkley Walser Stoner prides itself on providing new and cutting edge legal counsel built on a foundation of knowledge and integrity. Brinkley Walser Stoner’s attorneys are first and foremost counselors, advising clients on their legal rights and options for appropriate solutions. Practice areas include business law, real estate, litigation, elder law, estate planning, injury and disability, criminal defense, traffic and DWI, banking, family law, municipal, governmental, and education law, among others. Brinkley Walser Stoner is an AV rated firm by Martindale-Hubble®. The firm has offices at 10 LSB Plaza in Lexington and in the First Citizen’s Building, 620 Green Valley Road, Suite 306, in Greensboro. Visit Brinkley...
Welcome New Teachers!

Welcome New Teachers!

Brinkley Walser Stoner welcomes all the new teachers to our local counties!  We are proud supporters of our local school systems. The firm was a sponsor of today’s Chamber breakfast where all three Davidson County Chambers of Commerce honored educators new to the county. Read more about the event in The...