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Charleston law firm expands to coastal North Carolina

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Charleston law firm expands to coastal North Carolina

North Carolina attorney Chris Hinnant has joined the newly opened Wilmington office of Charleston-based Barnwell Whaley Patterson & Helms.

A longtime Charleston law firm that caters to businesses and professionals is expanding into coastal North Carolina.

Barnwell Whaley Patterson & Helms LLC said Monday that it has opened in Wilmington, its first in the Tar Heel State.

Barnwell Whaley member attorney Michael Barfield said the new office is a “growing, vibrant area” of eastern North Carolina

“Many of our existing clients have grown to have regional footprints, but they still want Barnwell Whaley to be their go-to law firm,” Barfield said in a written statement. “That kind of loyalty is not something we take for granted.”

The Wilmington office at 1427 Military Cutoff Road and it is headed by Chris Hinnant. He has joined Barnwell Whaley as a member attorney.

The law firm was established in Charleston in 1938.

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