Up & Coming Weekly

September 19, 2017

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SEPTEMBER 20 - 26, 2017 UCW 49 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM Best Law Firm, Best Legal Assistant, Best Criminal Attorney, Best Personal Injury Attorney Beaver Courie Attorneys at Law 230 Green St. (910) 323-4600 or www.beavercourie.com Law firms, like insurance agencies, are businesses you hope you never have to use, but are glad to have when you need them. Beaver Courie Attorneys at Law have a solid reputation in the community, state and nation of being up to the challenge and can be trusted with even the most complicated cases. This local law firm has a combined experience of 120 years practicing law, which brings a great deal of confidence and comfort to its clients. The attorneys at the law firm of Beaver Courie are serious about providing the highest quality professional services to their clients, adhering to the strictest and highest standards of ethical behavior and competence. Located in historic downtown Fayetteville, this law firm deals with many varying types of cases, including criminal defense; DWI/traffic; personal injury; medical malpractice; civil/business litigation; and alcoholic beverage control (ABC)/alcoholic law enforcement (ALE) law. When results matter, these attor - neys offer serious legal assistance for serious legal problems. Best Legal Assistant Danielle Rea This is an Up & Coming Weekly readers' favorite "threepeat" for professional legal assistant Danielle Rea. Rea works specifically for attorneys David T. Courie Sr., Mark L.Hearp and Cristina S. Quantock. Her responsibilities include staff oversight of the Criminal, Traffic, ABC/ALE and Fort Bragg practice areas. Her dedicated involvement and investment in the community may also have had something to do with her winning this well-earned title. Rea is a member of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice Legal Assistant's Division, the North Carolina Paralegal Association and a North Carolina Notary Public. She serves as the youth director for Bluff Presbyterian Church and is past vice president for the Cumberland County Paralegal Association from 2012-14. She has been with Beaver Courie Attorneys at Law for six years and works as a wedding and event planner for her business Spoonful of Sugar. It is this kind of community involve - ment and dedication that distinguishes her from the crowd. Best Criminal Attorney David T. Courie David T. Courie started his legal career in 1994 as a law clerk for Attorney Gerald Beaver at the law firm for which he is now a senior partner: Beaver Courie Attorneys at Law. The law firm is today recognized as one of the most prestigious law firms in Cumberland County and the state. With over 17 years of experience in criminal and traffic defense in State and federal courts (including personal injury, alcoholic beverage control law and civil litigation) Courie is recognized as one of the most tal - ented and trusted trial lawyers in Cumberland and Hoke Counties. A graduate of Campbell University, the National Advocacy for DUI Defense named Courie one of the Top 100 North Carolina DWI Attorneys in 2015. He also made the Top 100 list by the National Trial Lawyers Association, and he took the highest rating in his field with the AV Rating, an accomplishment based on the way his peers rank his skill and excellence. Best Personal Injury Attorney Mark Sternlicht Mark Sternlicht, also a Beaver Courie senior partner, brings more than just a name to the law firm. He's won the title of Best Personal Injury Attorney for the past five years, and it's not hard to understand why. Sternlicht is dedicated, and he constantly prioritizes his service to others in many practical ways. He graduated from the UNC School of Law with honors and was a member of the North Carolina Law Review while in school. Now, as a Fayetteville resident, he's a member of many organizations and local the boards of directors: David McCune International Art Gallery at Methodist University, Friends of the Parks, the American Red Cross and the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina, just to name a few. Sternlicht been practicing law in Fayetteville since 1985 and focuses on clients dealing with personal injury and medical negligence claims in both state and federal courts. In 2003, he was recognized as one of the best personal injury lawyers in America in the respected peer review publication "Best Lawyers"— an honor he maintains today. In 2011, he was listed as one of the National Trial Lawyers' Top 100 Trial Lawyers. Best Traffic Ticket Attorney Mark L. Hearp Mark L. Hearp joined the Beaver Courie Law team in 2003. Later, in 2008, he became a partner cover- ing all levels of criminal representation, including traffic, speeding tickets, misdemeanor, felony, driv- ing while impaired offenses and federal charges. Prior to joining the Beaver Courie law firm, Hearp served Cumberland County as the assistant district attorney for more than two years. He cur- rently serves as the Cumberland County Bar Asso- ciation president and was the former Cumberland County prosecutor. He has been named to The National Trial Law- yers Top 100 Trial Lawyers. The National Trial Lawyers Association named him one of the "Top 40 under 40," and the National Advocacy of DUI Defense named him one of the top 100 DWI lawyers in North Carolina. No doubt about it — the Beaver Courie Law Firm has an eye for talent. Best Local Pharmacy Cape Fear Discount Drugs 2800-18 Raeford Rd. or 4417 Ramsey St. (910) 484-6100/(910) 884-3053 or cape- feardiscountdrugs.com Cape Fear Discount Drugs is a local pharmacy that cares for the community with a passion that has truly made a name for the business. In 2003, registered pharmacist John Calhoun, who holds a bachelor's degree in pharmacy, and his son, Jeremy, set out to provide great customer service, short wait times and the feel of the old-fashioned drugstore John grew up in. Jeremy is now vice president, store manager and face of the brand — making their successful pharmacy also a family-owned, hometown business. In 2011, the pharmacy welcomed registered pharmacist Elizabeth Hudson, who holds a doctor of pharmacy degree, as a part of the team. She now serves as the full- time pharmacist at the Ramsey Street location. At either location, the pharmacy's goal is to fill most prescriptions in less than 15 minutes. Its website says, "We strive to make sure all of your needs are met as we want to be 'friends for life.'" Best Family Dentist /Pediatric Dentist Village Family Dental 2029 Valleygate Dr., Suite 201 (910) 485-8884 or www.vfdental.com Smile, it's contagious. Village Family Dental has provided oral health services to families in Cumberland, Hoke and Robeson counties since 1985. From the beginning, its goal has been to provide excellent dental service in every way. At Village Family Dental, teeth and helping the people who use them is pretty much all they think about. How to keep dental care affordable. How to provide the best care for their patients. How to prevent and solve dental problems. They worry about filings, sealants, extractions, inlays/onlays, bonding, bleaching, implants and more – so you don't have to. The services provided by Village Family Dental include general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, sedation dentistry, specialty dentistry and facial aesthetics. Dentist ap - pointments can be stressful for everyone — especially young children. Village Family works hard to make trips to the dentist as pain-free as possible. The seven pediatric dentists available help families through a child's first dental appointment to pave the way for good dental habits for their future. Keep brushing and flossing and when it's check up time, rest assured that even if something isn't perfect, Village Family Dental has highly-trained and compassionate staff at each of its seven locations and they will do whatever it takes to make you smile.

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