John T. Briggs

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John T. Briggs

John Briggs was born in Durham and raised in Butner, Granville County, N.C., where he attended South Granville High School. After graduation in 1983, he attended N.C. State University followed by East Carolina University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. John then attended law school at Campbell University Norman A. Wiggins School of Law (Class of ‘91), was commissioned an officer with the U.S. Navy Reserve, and completed Officer’s Indoctrination School while attending law school.

After graduating with a Juris Doctor Degree, John attended Naval Justice School in Newport, R.I., following which he boarded the Guided Missile Cruiser USS Chosin in Pearl Harbor, H.I. for continued training. John was then ordered to Naval Legal Service Office Yokosuka, Japan for three years where he served his country as a JAG officer and defense attorney.

In 1994, John joined the distinguished trial lawyer Mr. Norman Kellum as a personal injury attorney with the Kellum Law Firm. Here he has remained for over 24 years practicing in areas which include personal injury law, wrongful death law, workers’ compensation law, and social security disability. It has been and will continue to be John’s pleasure to serve the injured and fight for the compensation they need and deserve!

Memberships and Awards

  • NC State Bar since 1991
  • SC State Bar since 2001
  • U.S. Navy Reserve 1989-1999 (LCDR) Honorable Discharge
  • United States Court of Military Appeals
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice – Tort Section
  • Craven County Bar Association
  • Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America
  • CarolinaEast Foundation, President 2008-2012
  • Friends of Animal Services, Board of Directors 2017
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers – The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016 Client Satisfaction Award – American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • Peer Review Rated for High Professional Achievement and Ethical Standing
  • AVVO Rated 10 (Superb)

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~ Our Attorneys ~

Norman B. Kellum, Jr.

Norman B. Kellum, Jr.

Attorney

Mr. Kellum, Company owner/founder, practices out of New Bern, NC, and has been licensed in NC for 50+ years.
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John T Briggs

John T Briggs

Attorney

Mr. Briggs, our firm executive officer, with over 25 years experience, practices in the areas of Personal Injury Law.....

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Russell L. Needell

Russell L. Needell

Attorney

Mr. Needell has been licensed for 37+ years and has broad experience and capabilities in personal injury law.
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Jeffrey Warren Phillips

Jeffrey Warren Phillips

Attorney

Jeffrey Phillips handles cases in Personal Injury, Social Security and practices out of New Bern, NC. Mr. Phillips has been licensed for 15+ years.
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~ Attorneys 'Of Counsel' ~

Jennifer Boyer

Jennifer Boyer

Attorney

Ms. Boyer is our Workers’ Compensation attorney with over 13 years experience helping injured victims. Jen previously worked as Special Deputy Commissioner with the North Carolina Industrial Commission....

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Terrie Heydu Aberle

Attorney

Terrie Heydu Aberle represents injured individuals in North Carolina in their Workers’ Compensation claims, Social Security claims and Unemployment Insurance claims.
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Billy Strickland

Attorney

Mr. Strickland's focus is on Personal Injury and Workers Compensation Law. "I wanted to be the type of attorney that would help others through many of the obstacles I faced growing up".
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Eric Doggett

Attorney

Mr. Doggett actively practices in both federal and state courts, his focus being on personal injury.
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Eric Meehan

Attorney

Mr. Meehan's has litigated personal injury, property damage and premises liability matters.
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Gene Britt

Attorney

Mr. Britt is a native of Wayne County, NC. His practice is a general practice with a focus on family/domestic law.
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Jay Falk

Attorney

Mr. Falk practices in the areas personal injury, traffic matters, and social security disability. He is originally from Rocky Mount, NC.  and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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~ Support Team Includes ~

Craig Keenhold

Firm Manager

Mr. Keenhold has steered the firm's operations for 17+ years, he has a B.S in Marketing from Plymouth State University.

Bryan Farquhar

Marketing Manager

Mr. Farquhar maintains oversight of all the Firm's Digital and Conventional Media Marketing activities.

Featured And Recognized

The National Trial Lawyers top 100
American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys - 10 Best 2016
Martindale Hubbell Peer Reviewed
Rated by Super Lawyers
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Best Attorney of America
Kellum Law Firm, PA is a BBB Accredited Lawyer in New Bern, NC
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Our Office Locations

219 Broad Street
New Bern, NC 28560

Directions

(252) 633-2550

5178-A Hwy 70 West
Morehead City, NC 28557

Directions

(252) 726-7000

501 SE Greenville Blvd.
Greenville, NC 27858

Directions

(252) 353-4100

4944 Windy Hill Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27609

Directions

(919) 803-1908
Fax 919-803-1908

118 Cardinal Drive
Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870

Directions

(252) 535-4444

445-A Western Blvd
Jacksonville, NC 28546

Directions

(910) 455-4546

1800 E. Ash Street
Goldsboro, NC 27533

Directions

(919) 722-6955

1213 Culbreth Dr
Wilmington, NC 28405

Directions

(910) 772-2242

1620 US-17 BUS
Williamston, NC 27892

Directions

(252) 789-4040

3250 Zebulon Road
Rocky Mount, NC 27804

Directions

(252) 442-3975

219 Broad Street
New Bern, NC 28560

Directions

(252) 633-2550

 

5178-A Hwy 70 West
Morehead City, NC 28557

Directions

(252) 726-7000

 

501 SE Greenville Blvd.
Greenville, NC 27858

Directions

(252) 353-4100

 

4944 Windy Hill Dr.
Raleigh, NC

Directions

(919) 803-1908
Fax 919-803-1908

 

118 Cardinal Drive
Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870

Directions

(252) 535-4444

 

445-A Western Blvd
Jacksonville, NC 28546

Directions

(910) 455-4546

 

1800 E. Ash Street
Goldsboro, NC 27533

Directions

(919) 722-6955

 

1213 Culbreth Dr
Wilmington, NC 28405

Directions

(910) 772-2242

1620 US-17 BUS
Williamston, NC 27892

Directions

(252) 789-4040

3250 Zebulon Road
Rocky Mount, NC 27804

Directions

(252) 442-3975

Kellum Law Firm is located in New Bern, NC and has offices around North Carolina, including Raleigh, Wilmington, Jacksonville and more. We provide local residents with legal services focusing on personal injury law including medical malpractice, automobile accidents, workers' compensation claims and more.

Our Corporate Business Address:

Kellum Law Firm

219 Broad Street
New Bern, NC 28563

Directions

(252) 633-2550