Brandon Casey Is New Associate Attorney at Grimes Teich Anderson LLP

Grimes Teich Anderson is happy to congratulate and welcome our newest attorney, Brandon Casey. Judge Alan Thornburg swore him in on to the North Carolina State Bar on Monday. He joins Grimes Teich Anderson as an associate in the personal injury department. Mr. Casey grew up in Mitchell County. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration from East Tennessee State University and his J.D. from Elon University School of Law, where he was vice-president of Elon’s Military Law Society. He was also a summer clerk for the North Carolina Court of Appeals. Grimes Teich Anderson is a personal injury and disability law firm serving Western North Carolina and Upstate South Caroline with primary offices in Asheville and Greenville.

Attorney Jessica E. Leaven Selected to Business North Carolina Legal Elite 2021

Grimes Teich Anderson LLP is happy to announce that attorney Jessica E. Leaven has been selected to Business North Carolina Legal Elite 2021 for Employment Law. Business North Carolina Magazine sponsors the event in which members of the North Carolina State Bar vote for fellow attorneys via statewide ballot. Attorneys may not vote for themselves. The ballot asks, “Of the Tar Heel lawyers whose work you have observed firsthand, whom would you rate among the current best in these categories? Jessica was selected to Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite in 2017 and 2019.

Jessica is a partner at Grimes Teich Anderson LLP, where her practice focuses on employment law, including discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, and Family and Medical Leave Act violations. She has been the recipient of several awards, including the Evan Mahaney Champion of Civil Liberties Award presented by the Western North Carolina Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. Jessica is a frequent speaker at attorney conferences and has co-authored numerous publications on employment law. She is an at-large member of the Executive Committee of the 28th Judicial Bar District.

Business North Carolina Magazine has been in publication since 1981 and is based in Charlotte.

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Grimes Teich Anderson LLP Attorneys Listed In North Carolina Super Lawyers 2021

We are pleased to announce that four attorneys at Grimes Teich Anderson LLP have been selected for inclusion on the 2021 North Carolina Super Lawyers® list.

Henry E. Teich and Anna Hamrick, both North Carolina Board Certified Workers’ Compensation Law Specialists, are listed for Workers’ Compensation Law – Plaintiffs.  Scott Anderson is listed for Personal Injury General – Plaintiff, and Jessica Leaven is listed for Employment and Labor Law.  No more than 5 percent of attorneys in North Carolina are selected for this list, and each of these attorneys, all partners at Grimes Teich Anderson, is honored to have been selected for multiple years.

Super Lawyers® is an annual, state-by-state rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas and all firm sizes who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.  The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations.

Grimes Teich Anderson LLP is a North Carolina and South Carolina Injury and Disability Law Firm with primary offices in Asheville, NC, and Greenville, SC.

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Grimes Teich Anderson LLP Listed In U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms

U.S. News & World Report and Best Law Firms ® has included Grimes Teich Anderson LLP in its 2021 edition of Best Law Firms – Tier 1 Metropolitan for Workers’ Compensation Law – Claimants and Tier 2 Metropolitan for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs.

Firms on the list “are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must first have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America©, which recognizes 5% of lawyers practicing in the United States. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.”

Attorneys Henry Teich, Scott Anderson, and Anna Hamrick are listed in the 2021 Edition of Best Lawyers in America.

Established for more than 40 years, Grimes Teich Anderson has eight offices in Western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina. The firm handles personal injury, workers’ compensation, social security disability, employment law/ discrimination, and veterans law cases.

Attorney Tod M. Leaven Joins UNC as Adjunct Law Professor

Congratulations to Tod Leaven who is now an adjunct clinical assistant professor of law at the University of North Carolina School of Law. As an adjunct professor, Tod will teach Veterans Law and Title 38 Benefits, and supervise law students who are handling cases before the VA, Board of Veterans Appeal, and Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.  His areas of expertise are veterans law, military law, and interviewing and counseling clients. Tod is a partner at Grimes Teich Anderson LLP where he will continue his work as a veterans law attorney.

Tod frequently gives lectures and continuing legal education seminars on all facets of veterans law. He has been designated as an expert witness in federal court for veterans disability benefits. He has authored and co-authored numerous publications ranging from Veterans and military affairs to intellectual property. Tod is the founder and operator of the annual GTA Homeless Veterans Legal Clinic, serving homeless veterans in Western North Carolina. For the past several years, he has partnered with Carolina Law students who are members of the Veteran Advocacy Legal Organization to provide pro bono legal services during their spring break.

Tod received his B.S. from the University of North Carolina at Asheville and his J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law. He served in the United States Army with multiple deployments, including the initial Iraq invasion in 2003.

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