Bo is a civil litigator who files and defends lawsuits for individuals and businesses. His practice reflects his deep belief in the law as a tool to protect and promote the values he learned growing up in small town North Carolina: that honesty, kindness, and fairness should be rewarded.
Bo has won cases in state and federal court trials and appeals throughout North Carolina involving personal injury, commercial litigation, and constitutional law. As more and more attorneys seek specialization, Bo has focused his practice more broadly. His cases vary from car wrecks to commercial disputes, from breach of contract to wrongful death, from collections to constitutional law, and everything in between. The variety of his casework has afforded Bo a global perspective, and although his cases are all unique, each one benefits from the care, commitment, and courage with which Bo attacks the issues and solves his client’s problems.
Persistence and toughness will take you far in a fight; if you couple those qualities with Bo’s deep knowledge of the rules and love of the courtroom and what you get is a trial and appellate lawyer you can put your faith in. Bo does not quit on his clients—he navigates their cases from beginning to end and beyond, obtaining and collecting judgments well after the point that other lawyers might give up the fight.
Representative matters include:
Anglin v. Berger, et al. – Bo successfully represented Chris Anglin, a candidate for North Carolina Supreme Court, in his fight to have his party-affiliation stated on the 2018 general election ballot.
Shkut v. Village of Marvin, et al. – Bo successfully settled claims on behalf of a Plaintiff Councilmember of the Village of Marvin who sued the Village and other members of the Village Council for violations of North Carolina’s open meetings laws.
Bobbitt v. Scott, et al. – Bo acted as lead counsel on a pro bono basis in a trial in the federal district court in the Western District of North Carolina and won an award of compensatory and punitive damages against a prison guard accused of excessive use of pepper spray against an inmate.
Hinson v. [Defendant Redacted] – Bo successfully filed and settled claims on behalf of a fast-food restaurant customer who was verbally and physically attacked. The recording of the incident went viral and made local and national news headlines.
Hometown: Mt. Airy
I’m a huge fan of: Charlotte sports teams and my Tar Heels
Favorite food: Red Curry
I value: Integrity
I spend my free time: Reading, traveling, and hanging out with my wife and dog
As a child I feared: I’m still not a fan of tight spaces
Why I enjoy Civil Litigation: Civil litigation is a way to hold folks accountable for unfair acts. There’s no more satisfying experience then showing a client that justice can still prevail in our system.