We are a boutique law firm, which means that while we don’t do everything, what we do, we do very well.
When Buddy Kirk and Bill Palmer started Kirk and Palmer, P.A., in 1992, they committed themselves to excellence and integrity in the practice of law and to providing the highest level of legal service. In 1995, Richard Thigpen joined the firm as a partner, and the partners changed the name of the firm to Kirk Palmer & Thigpen, P.A., which is still used today. Richard left the firm in 1998 to become the general counsel of the Carolina Panthers NFL team, succeeding his father, Dick Thigpen, in that position. Dick joined the firm at that time, where he remained in practice until his retirement in 2005.
Today, the firm comprises eight partners and three associates who are supported by three paralegals (having a combined 60 years of experience) and an indispensable staff. Our practices and lawyers have been consistently recognized in Best Lawyers®, Super Lawyers®, U.S. News® – “Best Law Firms” and Business North Carolina – Legal Elite®.
We are a boutique law firm, which means that while we don’t do everything, what we do, we do very well. We want our clients to expect that we will respond promptly to them, that they will be heard and understood, and that they can count us as part of their team. We are our clients’ attorneys, but we are also their collaborators and partners.