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A Law Firm With Deep Roots In North Carolina

At DeLoatch & Hinton, PLLC, we can trace our roots back to the turn of the 20th century. In that time, we have helped countless clients with their legal needs and have earned a strong reputation in Edgecombe County and the surrounding areas of northeast North Carolina. From our office in Tarboro, we represent clients in a range of legal areas that include real estate, business, municipalities law, estate planning, estate administration and advocacy for our clients in the local community.

Mission: To share the love of Christ by providing superior dependable legal services to our clients.

Our Vision: To be the “go-to” transactional law firm in our region, maintaining sufficient staff and resources to serve our clients’ needs, while engaging the community to grow God’s Kingdom through friendship, service, and financial contributions.

Our Values: “But he’s already made it plain how to live, what to do, what God is looking for in men and women. It’s quite simple: Do what is fair and just to your neighbor, be compassionate and loyal in your love, And don’t take yourself too seriously – take God seriously.” Micah 6:8 (The Message Bible)

Therefore, we will strive to

  • be kind to everyone;
  • be loyal advocates for our clients, families and community;
  • communicate clearly and honestly;
  • offer simple solutions when possible but pursue complex frameworks when necessary; and
  • be a family-friendly employer to our staff and host to our clients.

Meet Our Legal Team

It is impossible for a law firm to have this type of success for such a sustained period of time without also having experienced, dedicated and caring lawyers who provide exceptional service. Our exceptional legal team includes:

Our entire team is dedicated to helping our North Carolina clients in all phases of their legal concerns.

Meet Our Staff:

Phyllis A. Abernethy, Paralegal – Phyllis primarily assists our attorneys with real estate transactions and loan closings.  She is our primary loan closing coordinator and has experience working with numerous local and national lenders.  She joined our firm in October 2014 and has over 30 years’ experience in the legal profession.

Crystal P. Brown, Senior Estates Assistant – Crystal primarily assists our attorneys with estate administration, civil litigation and special proceedings support.  She retired as an Assistant Clerk of Superior Court for Edgecombe County in 2020 and joined our firm in February 2021. Crystal works part-time and is available in the office Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays 9am-2pm.

Reva A. Coker, Legal Assistant – Reva primarily assists our attorneys with real estate transactions, document drafting and client communications.  She joined our firm in February 2021 after 5 years in public sector tax collections.

Paula M. Harrell, Office Manager – Paula manages office accounts payable and accounts receivable, assists with client communications and other day-to-day office tasks.  She joined our firm in August 2020 after 15 years in the banking industry.

Ashley G. Jeffreys, Legal Assistant – Ashley primarily assists our attorneys with estate planning, document drafting and client communications.  She joined our firm in November 2021.

Contact Us

We bring a unique combination of experience, reputation and client-centered service. To discuss your case, call us at 252-429-7850 or email us today.