Orange County Economic Development

Name of Business:  The Paynter Law Firm PLLC

Description: Paynter Law is a law firm that represents individuals and businesses on a contingency fee basis. Areas of practice include commercial litigation, personal injury, nursing home abuse, consumer protection, and intellectual property litigation. To-date, we have recovered over $100 million dollars for our clients.
What year was your business founded/established?  Paynter Law was founded over ten years ago in Washington, DC by Wilmington, NC native Stuart M. Paynter. Within only a few years, Stuart opened a second office in Hillsborough, NC. Our Hillsborough office has been open since April of 2016.
What made you decide to open your business?  Paynter Law was founded in response to an identified need for quality, dedicated representation for consumers, businesses, and individuals.
What makes your business unique? We represent both individual and business clients on a contingency fee basis, even with complex litigation matters. Litigation can be expensive, and most firms charge business clients by the hour or require them to obtain expensive litigation financing. We advance all costs on behalf of our clients, and then our costs and attorney’s fees are paid back at the end of the case out of the settlement proceeds. Our clients don’t pay attorney’s fees unless we recover for them!
What do you wish your local neighbors (potential customers) knew about your business?  Several things, actually! I wish they knew that our practice is a nationwide practice. Our attorneys are licensed in states all across the US. Additionally, I wish they knew that businesses can have legal representation that doesn’t require them to pay monthly or obtain litigation financing. I also wish they knew that our personal injury division consists of an entire team of people who provide responsive, customized legal services for auto accidents, nursing home injuries, and more. Finally, I would want them to know about our community involvement including our participation in the Hillsborough Art Walks and our monthly “Raising the Bar” community social and networking opportunities that we hold around the state (more information is available on our Facebook page).
What are your next goals for your business (any exciting expansion plans or new product/services)? We are continuing to expand our personal injury division and are starting to expand eastward from the Triad.  
If someone were to give you $100,000 to invest in your business, how would you spend it? We would likely re-invest a large portion of that money into our employees and staff.
What do you enjoy most about doing business in Orange County? We enjoy the people and the readily available resources. Additionally, we love the atmosphere and local businesses in Hillsborough.

Contact Information:
Owner: Stuart M. Paynter
Address: 106 S. Churton Street, Ste 200
Hillsborough, NC  27278
Hours Monday – Friday:  9 am – 5 pm
Available by phone 24/7
Telephone # Toll-free (844) 472-9683 or local (919) 245-3116
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