Firm Overview

First, a few facts about our law firm.

White & Allen, P.A. is a professional corporation engaged in the general practice of law in Eastern North Carolina. The firm has offices in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina; Snow Hill, Greene County, North Carolina; New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina; Greenville, Pitt County, North Carolina; and Morehead City, Carteret County, North Carolina. The firm employs 24 attorneys and more than 40 support staff.

These are attorneys and staff members who clients would want to have as neighbors and friends. But, just as important, these are attorneys a client wants alongside when starting a business, when planning an estate, when responding to an injury. In short, when a client needs someone to rely on and trust.

The firm's predecessors first began legal practice in Eastern North Carolina in 1927. The existing law firm began in 1970 with a merger of two smaller firms whose senior partners were Thomas J. White, Jr. and William A. Allen, Jr. Since then, the firm has grown to become one of the largest law firms in Eastern North Carolina with a full-service legal capacity.

White & Allen’s scope of practice covers both criminal and civil law with emphases on bankruptcy, civil litigation, health care law, corporations, partnerships, personal injury, insurance, elder law, special needs (disability) trusts, real estate, taxation, estate planning administration and gun trusts. The law firm has three attorneys with a Master of Laws degree in taxation, three attorneys and its office manager with a Master of Business Administration degree (MBA) and five attorneys who are board certified by the North Carolina State Bar as specialists in their respective practice areas.

At White & Allen, not only are we dedicated to delivering top-notch legal services, we also keep a close eye on costs. Thanks to advanced word-processing and computer systems which add speed and efficiency, we can minimize overhead and pass the savings on to clients. We also maintain a cost-conscious fee structure through the use of paralegals under attorney supervision whenever possible.

We take great pride in having been leaders in public service for many years. From serving in the N.C. General Assembly to membership on the Kinston School Board; from being chairman of the State Arts Commission to participation in the local Chamber of Commerce, the firm serves its communities. It’s in our blood.

Many of our client relationships have lasted for generations. We have assisted clients through difficult times and helped them avoid the future’s pitfalls. We have been with our clients as they have grown with opportunities and built their own sound futures.

These are relationships begun with shared beliefs, built on solid trust and nurtured by genuine care. That is the White & Allen way of doing things.