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Hairston Lane PA has been an advocate for people who are faced with little to no choice but to fight for their rights against large corporations, employers, and municipalities.  The firm has been successful in litigating matters from wrongful termination of employment, sexual harassment and violations of constitutional rights by law enforcement.  Hairston Lane PA has been a staple in North Carolina for close to a decade, practicing law from the mountains to the coast.  Our firm’s combined experience spans well over four decades.  We are purposely a small litigation firm with a wide array of experience and expertise in many legal areas.  In addition to civil ligation and employment law, the firm routinely practices criminal defense in both State and Federal Court and also handles traffic, personal injury and transactional work.  We can handle any civil litigation or transactional matter regardless of how sophisticated the legal issue.  We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality legal services with a personalized touch.  We have earned a reputation of being tough and tenacious trial lawyers who will always vigorously fight for our clients.  Hairston Lane PA has enjoyed a great deal of success in the  district, superior, federal and appellate courts. 


Our firm’s foundation is built on three R’s: Respect, Response and Resolution.

Hairston Lane PA formerly known as Hairston Lane Brannon PA (HLB) was founded in 2005 by James Hairston, Jr., Robert J. Lane III, and the late Anthony Brannon. These men were sole practitioners who often collaborated on cases and decided to join forces in order to maximize their legal potential. They built a reputation for being aggressive litigators who zealously and aggressively defended each of their clients.  In 2010, Anthony Brannon passed away suddenly leaving his surviving partners to carry on the firm legacy.


Today, the firm continues to thrive and pursue legal matters with the same intensity, passion and purpose from the very first day the doors were opened.  No matter how large or small the legal issue may be, all matters are embraced with an equal sense of urgency.  The firm is currently located at Two Hanover Square also known as the BB&T Building on Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh.




Employment Law

Criminal Defense

Business Litigation

Business Litigation

"It's the most egregious set of facts I've ever encountered in 25 years of practicing law," said her lawyer, James Hairston of Raleigh. "I don't think a dog should be treated like that."




434 Fayetteville Street

Suite 2350

Raleigh, NC 27601 







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