James Narron Honored with Distinguished Service Award by the NC Bar Association Estate Planning & Fiduciary Law Section

Article originally published by the North Carolina Bar Association: https://ncbar.org/news/narron-receives-section-honor/ James W. Narron of Narron Wenzel, P.A. in Smithfield has been honored as the second recipient of the North Carolina Bar Association Estate Planning & Fiduciary Law Section’s Distinguished Service Award. The award was presented on Thursday, July 25, in conjunction with the section’s annual meeting and CLE at Kiawah …

Jason Wenzel Becomes Board Certified Specialist in Commercial Real Property

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jason W. Wenzel, a partner with Narron Wenzel, P.A., was recently recognized as a Board Certified Specialist in Commercial Real Property by the North Carolina State Bar. Mr. Wenzel began his practice of law in 2002 with the predecessor firm to Narron Wenzel, P.A. in Smithfield. Mr. Wenzel concentrates his legal practice in the areas of commercial …

Benton Sawrey Reappointed to the Board of Trustees at Johnston Community College

We’re proud to announce that Narron Wenzel attorney, Benton Sawrey, has been re-appointed to the Board of Trustees at Johnston Community College. The school board appoints four of the college’s trustees; others are appointed by the County Commissioners and the Governor. Benton was originally appointed by Governor McCrory and is re-appointed by the School Board. We congratulate Benton on his …

Who Was Tycho Brahe? And Why Does It Matter?

By James W. Narron Edmund Burke once admonished us that “People will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors.” I was recently reminded of that aphorism and the simplicity and elegance of curiosity about things past, old things. The latch mechanism on the front door of my home has opened and closed and locked that …

Narron Wenzel, P.A. Welcomes Phillip Jester as Firm’s 2019 Summer Law Clerk

Narron Wenzel, P.A. is excited to welcome Phillip Jester as the firm’s 2019 summer law clerk. Phillip is entering his final year at the Wake Forest School of Law where he serves as the Student Bar Association Vice President, competes on the National Trial Team, and provides various services through the Community Law and Business Clinic. Phillip is also a …

Estate Administration Paralegal / Fiduciary Accountant

EA Paralegal/Fiduciary Accountant Job Description (N0149118.DOCX;1) Job summary: Narron Wenzel, P.A. is seeking an experienced Estate Administration Paralegal or Fiduciary Accountant with demonstrated experience in the practice area to support our Raleigh office. Candidate must have a strong financial background and be proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. The ideal candidate will have strong people and writing skills, extreme …

The “Right to Work” In An “At-Will State”

By William Joseph Austin Jr., Of Counsel North Carolina is both an at-will state and a Right to Work state. The two phrases are sometimes conflated and confused. Each refers to a distinct and separate legal doctrine. There is one point of intersection nevertheless that will be discussed in this paper. The at-will rule is a common law doctrine that …

The Office Christmas Party: Conundrums and Caveats

By William Joseph Austin Jr., Of Counsel There, in the very title of this article is the first and fundamental conundrum, can we, should we, call it a “Christmas party”? Boldly I say yes. There is certainly a school of thought that, for the sake of inclusiveness and sensitivity to diversity, would rename the event generically and perhaps even put …

Narron Wenzel, P.A.

In 1979, James W. Narron and John P. (“Jack”) O’Hale established the law firm that would later become Narron O’Hale & Whittington, P.A. Since that time, the original partners have guided the firm’s expansion to 13 attorneys and more than 20 staff members, becoming a premier Eastern North Carolina law firm. Effective November 1, 2018, Narron, O’Hale & Whittington, P.A. …

Where to File: Venue in North Carolina Civil Cases

The county in which an action is filed and litigated is referred to as the venue. One of the initial determinations made by a plaintiff’s attorney is in which county to file. Where does the plaintiff want it to be filed? Where can it be filed? Where should it be filed? All of these are important questions. Likewise, defense attorneys …