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A spirited litigation law firm with over 75 years of collective experience.

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    What I Do

    I was playing (poorly) in a charity golf tournament last week when a friend I had known for more than ten years asked me, “what kind of law do you practice?” I was taken aback.  I had always assumed he knew the specific type of law I practiced.  But it was not my friend’s fault […]

  • Resist Temptation for the Quick Legal Answer

    Resist Temptation for the Quick Legal Answer

    Well-meaning people occasionally call me saying they have a “quick question” about a legal issue.  I certainly empathize with this expectation.  It is human nature to hope that a vexing legal question may have a simple, tidy, quick answer. But in the legal world, answers are rarely simple and quick.  If you are involved in […]

  • Pitbull Tactics - Clay Hodges | Harris, Winfield, Sarratt & Hodges, LLP

    Pitbull Tactics

    Recently, a client asked me, “when are you going to become a pitbull and attack?”  The point, of course, is that my client wanted to see me “go after” the opposing side, to “rip him to shreds,” preferably in an open and public setting like a court hearing or trial. Such inquiries are not rare, […]

Areas of Focus
01

Commercial & Business Disputes

We have tried verdict cases involving hundreds of millions of dollars in complicated areas of the law such as ERISA and antitrust; but also handled simple and straightforward business disputes.

02

Breach of Contract

We know how to enforce your rights and how to defend you against a claim that you may have violated the terms of your agreement. We will help you to reach a fair compromise or go all out to see that your rights are protected.

03

Unfair Trade Practices

If you've been the victim of an unfair business practice, such as fraud or misrepresentation, or been accused of acting unfairly, we'll work to achieve the best result possible through mediation, arbitration, settlement or trial.

04

Products Liability

In the past decade our firm has placed particular emphasis on representing individuals injured by the failure of medical devices such as artificial hips and knees, as we write about extensively on the website: meddevicelaw.com.

05

Serious Personal Injury

We recognize that being injured through the negligence of others takes an enormous physical and emotional toll on the victim, and we are therefore relentless once we agree to represent a client in a personal injury or wrongful death case.

06

Wrongful Death

We represent individuals and/or family members who have been victims of serious personal injury or wrongful death.

News & Perspectives
  • Clay Hodges, partner in the firm, would like to introduce his new website:  www.northcarolinaproductliabilitylawyer.com.  The website provides helpful and timely information to individuals who have been injured by failed medical devices like artificial hips, knees, transvaginal mesh, and harmful drugs.  Please check out the new site, and feel free to email or call Clay (919.546.8788) for further information.

  • On October 7, 2013 Harris Sarratt & Hodges participated in and made a financial contribution towards the 24th Annual Rotary Club of the Capital City Golf Classic. The major benefactors of this year’s event was Fostering Bright Futures Program at Wake Technical Community College and the Rotary Club’s Styres College Scholarship Fund. Fostering Bright Futures Program […]

  • Harris Sarratt & Hodges proudly supports Burning Coal Theatre Company

  • I was playing (poorly) in a charity golf tournament last week when a friend I had known for more than ten years asked me, “what kind of law do you practice?” I was taken aback.  I had always assumed he knew the specific type of law I practiced.  But it was not my friend’s fault […]

  • Well-meaning people occasionally call me saying they have a “quick question” about a legal issue.  I certainly empathize with this expectation.  It is human nature to hope that a vexing legal question may have a simple, tidy, quick answer. But in the legal world, answers are rarely simple and quick.  If you are involved in […]

  • Clay Hodges has been a volunteer at the Shepherd’s Table Soup Kitchen for twelve years.  Located at the church of the Good Shepherd in downtown Raleigh, Shepherd’s Table serves hot meals to hundreds of individuals every day of the week, Monday through Friday.  Clay serves with the “Wednesday Team,” and he has also brought along […]

  • For the past two years John Sarratt has served as an adjunct professor at the UNC School of Law working with former Dean and Burton Craige Professor of Law Judith Welch Wegner in a course entitled “Becoming a Professional: Exploring Skills and Transition Into Practice.” The course has the additional dimension of being conducted by […]

  • I am very pleased to announce that our office manager, Kristina Sandine, has started a donation service in Raleigh called “Hoodies for the Homeless.” She is collecting hoodies (hooded sweatshirts, coats and sweaters) to pass out to the homeless or those in need of warmth this winter. online cialis pharmacy buy propecia pills clomid discount […]

  • For over 30 years, our partner, John Sarratt, has been an active volunteer in professional and community activities.  In the past, he has served as President of Legal Services of North Carolina (now Legal Aid of North Carolina), which is the organization that provides basic legal services to North Carolinians who cannot afford to hire a […]

  • Depuy Orthopaedics (a company owned by Johnson & Johnson) has recently issued a recall of its “ASR” artificial hip components. There has been an alarming failure rate associated with the Depuy ASR XL and ASR Hip Resurfacing System, and patients with a failed hip component may suffer hip pain, inflammation, metal toxicity, loosening of the components, and […]

  • Recently, a client asked me, “when are you going to become a pitbull and attack?”  The point, of course, is that my client wanted to see me “go after” the opposing side, to “rip him to shreds,” preferably in an open and public setting like a court hearing or trial. Such inquiries are not rare, […]

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