Paul W. Freeman
Wilkes County Attorney
It has been my privilege to represent the people of Wilkes and surrounding counties since 1976. When I started my practice, I pretty much took any kind of case that I was lucky enough to come through the door. That continued through the first few years, but gradually changed as business increased and my time became more limited. Consequently, for the last ten years or so, my practice has become limited to solving problems of child welfare and families. I've also stayed actively involved with real estate, wills and estates and various kinds of civil litigation.
As a sole practicioner, every case is personal in some way, and all are personally handled. Not having any associates, research assistants, or the like, necessarily means that your problems will be dealt with exclusively by me. I would have it no other way. Legal problems in my area of concentration are some of the more personal kinds of problems. They almost always involve family members or close friends. Commonly, they involve children. Nothing is more personal. These problems require personal solutions. Not some simpering, tearful agreement that you have been wronged, but a professional understanding of the issues and how best to go about providing you with a solution that meets your individual needs.
Although I have stated thousands of times to my clients that "courtrooms are lousy places to solve problems," I spend most of my time in courtrooms. This usually comes about because the "other side" isn't being reasonable. (Admittedly I am somewhat biased by that last remark.) Whether in or out of the courtroom, my goal is to provide clients with the highest possible representation. The only pledge I have ever made to a client is "I will always provide you with an honest opinion of your case, and if I agree to represent you, I will do my best to help." I make that same pledge to you, if you decide to entrust me with your confidence.
Paul W. Freeman Jr.