Attorney Charles McCotter presented with prestigious Chief Justice’s Professionalism Award

On Thursday, 18 May 2023, Chief Justice Paul Newby of the North Carolina Supreme Court presented to Charles K. (“Ken”) McCotter, Jr. of New Bern, NC, the prestigious Chief Justice's Professionalism Award from the Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism (CJCP). The Chief Justice's Professionalism Award is presented annually to an individual whose contributions have demonstrated the highest commitment to genuine professionalism and the highest standards of legal ethics. Ken is the first recipient of this award from the NC 4th District Bar. Ken graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 1971 and has been a practicing counselor of law for over 50 years serving as a U.S. Magistrate Judge for 16 years and a trial … [Read more...]

Zaytoun & Ballew is very pleased to announce the addition of PJ Puryear as Partner with the Firm

Paul J. Puryear, Jr. Mr. Puryear brings over a decade of litigation experience to Zaytoun & Ballew, including complex litigation, jury trials and appeals in state and federal courts, as well as robust arbitration and administrative hearing experience. Since joining the firm as Of Counsel in 2022, PJ has continued to serve clients in complex commercial litigation, qui tam, and employment-related needs, while expanding his practice to include matters involving medical negligence, catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, trucking, and maritime law cases. We are proud to have PJ join us as a partner. The future is bright at Zaytoun & Ballew. We continue to welcome referrals and associations in the following … [Read more...]

Lab Reporting Error Leads to $1.8 Million Settlement

The law firm of Zaytoun & Ballew, PLLC of Raleigh, North Carolina reports a pre-suit $1,800,000 settlement of a dispute arising from a laboratory testing company reporting the wrong results to a customer (“Ms. A”). In 2009, Ms. A hired the lab to perform certain testing. The results Ms. A received indicated certain medical risks. Relying on these results, and in consultation with her healthcare providers, Ms. A elected to take prophylactic surgical action, including an immediate and irreversible surgery followed by a second such surgery in 2018. Prior to the 2018 surgery, Ms. A asked the lab to provide another copy of her test results to her healthcare provider, which it did and which were a replica of the wrong 2009 test results … [Read more...]

Robert Zaytoun featured in Attorney at Law Magazine

The latest issue of Attorney At Law magazine profiles Zaytoun & Ballew's managing partner Robert Zaytoun. Robert is featured on the cover of the magazine and in an article where Robert discusses his career, passion for the law, and purposeful efforts in community outreach and mission work. You can read the article here. … [Read more...]