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Practice Areas
Mediations - Jim Goldsmith is certified as a mediator for family law cases, including equitable distribution

Traffic - Jim Goldsmith represents people who are charged with traffic violations in McDowell County. The usual fee for cases set in administrative traffic court is $150.00.

Workers’ Compensation - Julie Dews has represented injured workers in North Carolina for over twenty-five years. She is a member of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice Workers’ Compensation section. She enjoys getting to know her clients personally, and takes time to meet with clients and talk to them frequently. Julie provides free consultations in workers’ compensation cases, and no fee is charged unless she wins the case. Workers’ compensation attorney’s fees are subject to the approval of the North Carolina Industrial Commission.

Social Security Disability - Julie Dews has been representing claimants in Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) cases for over twenty-five years. She is a member of the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers Disability Advocacy Section and a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives. Julie enjoys getting to know her clients personally, which helps her understand the reasons the client is unable to work, and helps her present a convincing case to the Social Security Administration. Julie provides free consultations in Social Security cases, and no fee is charged unless she wins the case. Attorney’s fees in Social Security cases must be approved by the Social Security Administration.
Julie also does initial applications in her office for clients who are applying for Social Security disability benefits.