James has been an Attorney in Charlotte since 2008. After working for a firm for many years he opened The Gilchrist Law Firm in late 2016. His primary focus is Criminal Law and Immigration Law. In court, he has defended hundreds of clients in Mecklenburg County District and Superior Court. He enjoys trying cases and has represented clients at both bench and jury trials. James was born and raised in Beckley, West Virginia. At the College of Wooster, in Wooster, OH, James graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Communication Studies with minor in Philosophy. He was a member of the Moot Court Team at Wooster and was also a four-year letter winner for the Men’s Swimming and Diving program. James then went back to his home state to attend West Virginia University College of Law. He was a member of Trial Advocacy Program while in law school. James is married to his wife, Jessica, and they have 2 children: Drake and Demi. The family also has 3 dogs. Personally, James still enjoys swimming, Crossfit and enjoys watching his children perform youth sports.
Maria is Attorney Gilchrist right hand legal assistant. She supports the firm's private practices. Her main responsiblity is to create and maintain legal files, do research and write the first draft of documents. Furthermore, Maria also looks into case's facts, maintain digital databases, reference law libraries, prepare and deliver affidavits.
Phone: (704) 780-2645
Edit assist Attorney Gilchrist in legal research. Being bilingual in English and Spanish, she handles communications and interpersonal skills needed to write documents and speak to Spanish speaking clients under the guidance of lead counsel. Edit is able to enhance the firms’ effectiveness through her keen understanding on how to develop case information, evidence, and settlement options.
Phone: (704) 774-6248
Raquel is the tracker in the team. She is able to track down information needed during research of cases then organizes documents, complete forms, and prepare vital requirements for trial. She is qualified legal assistant through education, training, and work experience. Raquel is able to perform substantive legal work requiring her knowledge of legal concepts to include complex and highly detailed cases, all under the supervision of Attorney Gilchrist.
Phone: (980) 272-7550
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