Lisa G. Godfrey

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Attorney
Location:
Charlotte, North Carolina
Phone:
704-315-2363
704-266-1503
866-704-9059 (Toll-Free)
Fax:
704-372-7402
Email:

I received my degree of Juris Doctor from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., after completing my undergraduate studies at the University of Maryland.  I began practicing law with the firm in 1982.

My practice includes business and construction litigation.  I also advise a variety of businesses on corporate law, employment and contract matters.  In addition, I handle personal injury and professional malpractice cases.

I have resided in Charlotte since 1982.   My husband, John, and I are the parents of four children:  Kristi, Ben, Mimi and Rachel.

Lisa's noteworthy cases include:

  • The successful defense of a construction defect case which resulted in a verdict of $57,000 in favor of the general contractor.  The court awarded attorney's fees and interest amounting to an additional $55,000.
  • Settlement of a legal malpractice case which resulted in a policy limit recovery for her client.
  • Closing of a complex asset sale for a large construction company involving the sale of both land and equipment in North and South Carolina.
  • Settlement of a claim against a developer for breach of contract amounting to a seven-figure recovery (in cash and property) for her client.
  • Settlement of a work-related personal injury case for a client who suffered catastrophic and permanently debilitating injuries as a result of an industrial accident at his job site.
  • Resolution of two complex cases against a large national homebuilder who sold homes with defective septic systems to two different families.  The defective septic systems caused untreated wastewater to surface in the homeowners' yards, creating serious health risks for both families.  Lisa filed a lawsuit which included over ten defendants on behalf of each property owner for breach of contract, negligent misrepresentation, negligent infliction of emotional distress, unfair and deceptive trade practices, and professional malpractice.  With Lisa's extensive legal experience, she was able to avoid a costly and stressful trial by settling these cases during mediation.  Her clients received compensation for their damages which enabled them to correct the defects in their septic systems.
  • A jury trial which involved claims of undue influence and breach of fiduciary duty resulted in a successful verdict for her clients.

Areas of Practice

  • Business and Commercial
  • Construction
  • Professional Liability and Personal Injury (Plaintiff)
  • Insurance Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 60% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1982
  • Illinois, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit

Education

  • Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Washington, District of Columbia
    • Juris Doctorate - 1980
  • University of Maryland, College Park
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science cum laude - 1977
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Psychology

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • North Carolina State Bar, Member
  • Mecklenburg County Bar, Member
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Member
  • North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • U.S. Court of Claims, Law Clerk, 1980 - 1981