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Our Team

We are proud to be trial lawyers.

We aim to use our experience, knowledge, and skills to give the best possible advice and to obtain the best possible results for our clients and their families.

  • Mark Sumwalt

    Mark Sumwalt began practicing law in 1981 and is a North Carolina State Bar Board Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation Law.

    Meet Mark Sumwalt
  • Richard L. Anderson

    Rick Anderson began practicing law in 1993.

    Meet Richard L. Anderson
  • Lauren Walker

    Lauren Walker began practicing law in 2013.

    Meet Lauren Walker

We strive to serve each of clients as efficiently and effectively as possible.

Our years of experience in the legal field allows us to provide a strong support system to our attorneys and our clients.

  • Meredith Walker

    Meredith has been with the firm and its predecessors since 1994. She was a founding staff member of the The Sumwalt Law Firm in 1999. As our office administrator, her responsibilities include the firm’s business affairs and day-to day operations. Meredith is active with the community theater outreach ministry of her church and loves spending time with her family.

  • Tammie Lankford

    Tammie is one of our legal assistants. She is responsible primarily for the maintenance of workers' compensation client files. She has been with the firm and its predecessors since 1994 and was a founding staff member of The Sumwalt Law Firm in 1999. Tammie is a native Charlottean who enjoys lake life with her two dogs.

  • Melissa Russell

    Melissa is one of our legal assistants. Previously with Price Petho & Anderson since 2008, she continues to be responsible for managing both workers' compensation and personal injury files through the claims and litigation process. Melissa is a native Charlottean who graduated from Belmont Abbey College. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her daughter.

  • Lynda Price

    Lynda began her career with Price & Smith Attorneys at Law in 1979, filling the roles of both office manager and legal assistant. She now shares her legal assistant experience with us and is responsible primarily for personal injury claims. Before working in the legal field, Lynda taught elementary school for ten years. She enjoys exercise, cooking, traveling the world, and looking for new adventures.

  • Donna Patterson

    Donna joined our firm in 2019 as our administrative assistant. In addition to routing phone calls and greeting visitors to our office, she provides invaluable administrative support for everyone on staff. Donna is very active in Charlotte’s yoga community and enjoys being outdoors or spending time with her niece.