2401-G Wooten Boulevard, P.O. Box 7479 · Wilson, North Carolina 27895
Phone: 252-291-1746 · Fax: 252-291-2521

We are a small, close knit firm and we provide exemplary legal services with a personal touch.  We know our clients on a personal level and assist them with their legal needs from the smallest to the largest and most complicated.  It is our goal to help our clients find valuable, common sense solutions to issues that are brought to us.

Walter L. Hinson attended East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina and graduated in 1967 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. He entered Wake Forest University School of Law as a Weathers Scholar and graduated from that institution in 1973. Since that time he has practiced in Wilson, North Carolina and is presently emphasizing a general commercial and corporate practice. He is a director of The Eastern Bankruptcy Institute and is active in the Bankruptcy Section of the North Carolina Bar Association. Mr. Hinson has been on the panel of Chapter 7 trustees for the Eastern District of North Carolina since 1979. He specializes in matters before the United States Bankruptcy Court. E-Mail

Ann B. Hinson has been employed in the legal field since September 1980. She began her legal career as a transcriptionist for a major law firm. She progressed to head the word processing department for that firm and had additional responsibilities as legal assistant for zoning and city government matters. In 1985 she began working with the bankruptcy cases the firm handled and assisted them in establishing their creditor practice. In February 1987 Walter L. Hinson joined the firm and she was transferred to a position of legal assistant dealing entirely with trustee, creditor and debtor cases. She has worked continually in this practice area since that time. Ms. Hinson has participated in regular continuing education courses through the Southeastern Bankruptcy Institute, The North Carolina Bar Association and the Eastern Bankruptcy Institute. She has assisted in establishing separate educational programs for paralegals at the Eastern Bankruptcy Institute's annual meetings. E-Mail

Heather O’Briant graduated from Barton College, Wilson, North Carolina in 2005 with a B.S. in Psychology. After graduation she worked in the service industry before she joined the firm in May 2010. She began training in the debtor side of bankruptcy in order to familiarize herself with the Code. She has worked exclusively on some of the Chapter 11 cases, specifically with the clients in maintaining their records and report requirements. In September, 2010 she began working with trustee cases. Since that time she has become proficient in all duties in the trustee area including review of petitions, gathering information for sales, liquidation of assets and review of debtor books and records for preference and fraudulent conveyance actions. E-Mail

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