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DLG, iHeartRadio & Triad Yard Sale Shoppers Donate Food to Samaritan Ministries Soup Kitchen

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We have been continuing our support of Samaritan Ministries, which operates a soup kitchen, homeless shelter, substance abuse program and mental health clinic in Winston-Salem.

Last month, we joined iHeartRadio to sponsor the Triad’s Largest Yard Sale featuring more than 140 vendors.

We asked bargain shoppers to bring nonperishable food donations for admission to the event, and they donated hundreds of pounds of food. The first 2000 shoppers received a free Deuterman Law Group tote bag.

Here’s a photo Samaritan Ministries shared on its Facebook page when the
105.7 truck delivered the food donations. Thank you so much to everyone who donated food at the yard sale.

The Deuterman Law group sponsored the Triad's Largest Yard Sale with iHeartRadio. Shoppers brought food for admission, and this is a photo of the truck delivering the food to Samaritan Ministries in Winston-Salem

Our employees, who participated in the Penny Drive for Samaritan Ministries over the holidays, have also been finding ways to support the organization with donations and volunteering throughout the year.

Deuterman Law Group Supports Samaritan Ministries in Winston-Salem

Scott Henley, our director of Human Resources, and Maureen Olsen, our Winston-Salem office manager, stopped by earlier this summer to deliver food the staff collected.

Deuterman Law Group Supports Samaritan Ministries in Winston-Salem

Employees participated in a contest to see which team could collect the most food for Samaritan Ministries. We were able to collect two carts overflowing with canned goods and pasta for the Soup Kitchen.

“Donations like this are how we keep costs low and only spend $1.99 to provide a meal for a Soup Kitchen guest,” according to Samaritan Ministries.

Photos courtesy of Samaritan Ministries

New Winston-Salem Office

The Deuterman Law Group has opened a new office in Winston-Salem to better serve our clients in the western Piedmont Triad.

The office is centrally located at 514 S. Stratford Road in the Stratford Oaks office building at the corner of Stratford Road and Knollwood Street.


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 “As our law firm and our reputation has grown, we have attracted clients beyond our home base in Greensboro,” said firm founder and president Dan Deuterman. “We realize travel can be difficult for many injured people and their families, not to mention expensive.  This Winston-Salem office will make it much easier for our clients outside of Greensboro to meet regularly with the attorneys and paralegals handling their cases.”

For clients who can’t make it to either office location, the Deuterman Law Group will make accommodations to meet them in their homes or another convenient location.

In 10 years, the Deuterman Law Group has experienced rapid growth, making a second office necessary. The firm has nine attorneys, who handle workers’ compensation; Social Security disability; auto, truck and motorcycle accidents; and other personal injury cases. The company employs more than 40 paralegals, administrators and support staff.

In 2008, the law firm moved its headquarters to 317 S. Greene St. in downtown Greensboro.  With the recent growth in staffing, firm officials began considering expansion options.

“It soon became clear that the best option for our clients and our firm would be to open a second location,” Deuterman said. “Having an office in Winston-Salem helps us deliver on our promise to provide superior customer service to our clients, no matter where they live.”

Attorneys Christine Deaver, Zach Marquand and Timothy Hewlett will staff the Winston-Salem office, supported by several senior staff members. Other attorneys will work out of the Winston-Salem office as needed.

Firm hires fourth workers’ compensation attorney

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The Deuterman Law Group’s newest attorney is a familiar face at the firm.

Casey Spence Francis joined the firm as an associate attorney in the fall, after earning her law degree and being admitted to the N.C. State Bar. Casey previously worked as the firm’s new client coordinator, and she also spent a summer clerking here while in law school.

Casey, who earned her undergraduate degree from N.C. State and her law degree from UNC School of Law, will be focusing exclusively on workers’ compensation cases. In addition to her own cases, she’ll be assisting firm founder Dan Deuterman on his cases and will also be handling some of attorney Bridget Shrader’s caseload while she is on maternity leave.

Casey earned her bachelor’s degree in Spanish and international politics, so she will be working the firm’s Spanish-speaking clients and bilingual paralegals. Casey clearly has an affinity for languages, as she also can speak Modern Standard and Egyptian Arabic. (She keeps her skills sharp by watching Disney movies in Arabic!)

During her sophomore year in college, Casey decided she wanted to attend law school. She’s always known she wanted to pursue civil litigation as a means of helping people.

 “I am working with clients who are in genuine need of help,” she said.

Though she was certain of her career path, Casey used her time at UNC to learn about other areas of the law. Prior to graduation, she worked on criminal defense cases as a law clerk at Kurtz & Blum in Raleigh.

“Civil litigation is what I always wanted to do, but I wanted to try criminal law to be completely confident in my decision,” she said. “I didn’t want to close the door on an area of law without knowing what it entailed.”

As a part of her job with Kurtz & Blum, Casey assisted on a high-profile murder case, which was covered widely in the media. The experience was eye-opening, she said, and it taught her a lot about the justice system and the media.

“There’s always more to the story than what the news reports,” she said. “You could watch every minute of a trial and still not get the complete story.”

Outside of her professional life, Casey is very active in volunteer work. She’s an animal lover, with three cats of her own –Carter, Finley and Max. So, it’s no surprise that she’s involved with animal rescue work. In particular, she works with Moratoc Animal Rescue, an organization that finds homes throughout the state for dogs abandoned at shelters in Eastern North Carolina.

Casey has also participated in a number of mission trips, most of them with First Baptist Church in Summerfield. She has helped build an orphanage in Puerto Rico, done roofing work in West Virginia and Alaska and participated in an Arab outreach program in London, two weeks after the London subway bombings in July 2005.

For fun, Casey and her husband love to go scuba diving. It’s a passion she developed in college, after taking a scuba class to fulfill a physical education requirement. They’ve been to Micronesia and Grand Turk, but love going off the coast of North Carolina and into north Florida the best.

But don’t ask her where she’s going next. Rarely do Casey and her husband plan these trips in advance, because you just can’t predict the weather.

“We’ll usually ask, ‘What are you doing this week?’” she said. Then they’ll spontaneously pick a spot and pack their bags for a long weekend of sun, fun and diving.

Good for families

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For the fifth year, the Deuterman Law Group has been selected as one of North Carolina’s most family-friendly workplaces by Carolina Parenting.

The Greensboro injury law firm with a longstanding reputation for putting people first made the magazine publisher’s 2011 Family Friendly 50. The award recognizes companies statewide that offer unique benefits and incentives that help working parents balance their professional and family obligations.

Carolina Parenting, which publishes Piedmont Parent and Carolina Parent magazines, has been compiling the list for the last 12 years, and competition has grown so intense that the number of winners has expanded from 40 to 50.

In many ways, the Family Friendly 50 list is the ultimate employee satisfaction survey. Companies are nominated by their employees, and follow-up surveys are sent to finalists. The magazines’ editorial staff ranks the applications, and a committee determines the winners.

“Most of our employees are working parents, and it says a lot that they would nominate us for this award.” said Daniel L. Deuterman, president and founding attorney. “We’ve shaped our policies and benefits to accommodate the challenges that come with being a working parent, and we try to offer our employees flexibility so they don’t have to sacrifice family for work, or vice versa.”

Piedmont Parent magazine is featuring the Family Friendly 50 companies in its September issue, available on newsstands now and online at www.ncfamilyfriendly.com. You can read the Deuterman Law Group’s profile here.

Attorney Benjamin Burnside Honored for Million Dollar Client Win

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(Greensboro, N.C., August 20, 2008) – Benjamin Burnside, an attorney with the Deuterman Law Group in Greensboro, has been admitted to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a prestigious association of trial lawyers.

Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million dollar or multimillion dollar verdicts, awards or settlements for their clients. Less than 1 percent of attorneys in the United States are members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and only 74 in North Carolina have earned the distinction since the group was founded in 1993. Burnside is one of the youngest attorneys ever admitted to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Burnside, a Greensboro native, joined the Deuterman Law Group in 2006 after graduating with honors from the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law. He was admitted to the North Carolina State Bar in 2006, and he focuses his practice on personal injury and Social Security Disability cases.

“I’ve known Ben Burnside since he was a law student, and he has always impressed me with his work ethic and his desire to help his injured clients,” said Daniel L. Deuterman, president of the Deuterman Law Group. “Ben works very hard to ensure that his clients receive the benefits and compensation they deserve for their injuries, so it’s no surprise to me that he’s earned membership into the Million Dollar Advocates Forum so early in his career.”
 

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Dan Deuterman Honored For Legal, Community Impact

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Deuterman Law Group Founder and President is one of 24 Triad Impact Leaders in Law

(Greensboro, N.C., August 14, 2008) –Daniel L. Deuterman, a Greensboro attorney who is committed to helping injured workers while also improving his community, has been selected as one of the Triad Impact Leaders in Law by Business Leader Media.

Deuterman and 23 other attorneys from the Triad will be featured in the August issue of Business Leader magazine. These winners were chosen based on the impact they have made in their industry and in their community.

“I’m a firm believer that success should be measured in the amount of good you do,” Deuterman said. “That belief guides me professionally as I advocate for injured workers other injured people, and it also has motivated me to become involved in volunteer work. At the Deuterman Law Group, we all care about improving the community in which we and our clients live. That’s an important part of our identity as individuals and as a law firm.

“I’m honored to be recognized by Business Leader for the impact I’ve made professionally and personally."

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Deuterman Law Group Honored for Pro Bono Work on Behalf of Family of Jennifer Nielsen, Murdered Pregnant Newspaper Carrier

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Dan Deuterman was one of 24 Triad attorneys honored for their commitment to providing justice and access to legal representation to all North Carolinians, even if they’re unable to pay for an attorney.

Deuterman this week received an Impact Pro Bono Award from the N.C. Bar Association and Business Leader Media in recognition of the work he did on behalf of the family of Jennifer Nielsen, who was murdered last year while delivering newspapers.

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Deuterman Law Group honored as one of Triad’s “Best Places to Work”

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The Deuterman Law Group, a downtown Greensboro law firm that focuses on workers’ compensation and Social Security Disability cases, has been named one of the Triad’s “Best Places to Work” by The Business Journal of the Greater Triad.

The annual competition recognizes Triad companies that provide good work environments for their employees through their policies, incentive programs, community involvement and benefits.

“The Best Places to Work” award winners and finalists are chosen from nominations and input from employees. Winners are determined based on responses from employee feedback surveys conducted anonymously online with scores rated by a firm that conducts such surveys nationwide. 

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Deuterman Law Group finalist in “Best Places to Work” competition

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The Deuterman Law Group, a downtown Greensboro law firm that focuses on workers’ compensation and Social Security Disability cases, was a finalist in The Business Journal’sBest Places to Work” competition.

The annual competition recognizes Triad companies that provide good work environments for their employees through their policies, incentive programs, community involvement and benefits.

“The Best Places to Work” award winners and finalists are chosen based from nominations and input from employees. Winners are determined based on responses from employee feedback surveys conducted anonymously online with scores rated by a firm that conducts such surveys nationwide.

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