COVID-19 has undoubtedly impacted us all, but we at Sessoms & Rogers are committed to helping you navigate this difficult time to the best of our ability. With the recent "Stay-at Home" orders, we understand things are very uncertain right now. As we try to comply with these orders and do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19, we have limited staff in our office. We encourage you to reach out to us, if you can, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your understanding and patience.
Chief Justice Beasley Announces Judicial Branch Changes Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
Effective Monday, March 16, superior court and district court proceedings will be rescheduled for at least 30 days, with some exceptions. Please check the NC Courts press release on their web site.
On January 9, 2020, Managing Partner, Mitchell Meyers, was sworn in by the Chief Justice of the Virginia Supreme Court to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
New Firm Partner
We are pleased to announce the
well-deserved promotion of
Andrew E. Hoke to Partner at
Sessoms & Rogers. Andrew has
been a dedicated associate and an invaluable resource to all who have worked with him.
National Creditors Bar Association (NCBA) visits Capitol Hill to discuss fair debt collection issues
On October 15, one of our Firm’s managing partners, Mitchell Meyers, together with colleagues, attended meetings on Capitol Hill on behalf of the National Creditors Bar Association. The topics addressed included the position of the organization on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s proposed rules governing debt collection practices, and ongoing efforts to modernize and update the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
North Carolina Court of Appeals Ruling on Summary Judgment Requirements
Thanks again to the efforts of Andrew Hoke, on December 18, 2018, the Court of Appeals issued its Opinion reaffirming that a non-moving party in a summary judgment motion must assert specific facts rebutting a showing by the movant that there is no genuine issue of material fact.
Congratulations to our associate, Olga Ivanushko, on her successful passage of the South Carolina Bar Exam. Olga was sworn into the South Carolina State Bar presided over by the state’s Chief Supreme Court Justice on November 27, 2018.
Favorable Ruling by The North Carolina Court of Appeals
Thanks to the efforts of our attorney Andrew Hoke, on July 17, 2018, the North Carolina Court of Appeals issued the following opinion addressing, among other issues, the appropriate time and manner in which to raise a statute of limitations defense.
North Carolina Court of Appeals Ruling on Sum Certain and Renewal of Judgments
The Court of Appeals issued its Opinion, on April 7, 2020, defining what a plaintiff must show to demonstrate a sum certain for the Clerk of Superior Court to enter a default judgment. In this case, the Court of Appeals found that a sum certain was shown in 2007 that was sufficient for the Clerk to enter a default judgment. The Court therefore upheld an award of summary judgment in favor of the Plaintiff for the renewal of the 2007 default judgment. Congratulations to Andrew Hoke for another favorable appellate decision.