Our Mission:

We listen first and talk second.

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a North carolina law firm that listens first and talks second. Please give us a call at 919-913-4701.

Hastings Law strives to create a welcoming environment for all. We know that most people do not frequently interact with lawyers. We know it takes courage and trust to reach out to a lawyer and ask for help. That’s especially true due to the deeply personal nature of most legal issues people in the community face. That’s why we listen first before we speak.

Like most relationships, the one between lawyer and client relies on the constant cultivation of trust. An open dialogue in which the client speaks first is essential to lay a productive foundation of trust. And it’s this element of comfort and trust that ultimately generates the top-notch level of communication necessary to allow us to effectively represent each individual and business contacting us for help.

With that in mind, please don't hesitate to reach us at 919-913-4701 or by using any of this site's contact forms. We look forward to hearing your story.

 
 
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Practice Areas

Attorney Taylor Hastings founded Hastings Law to help individuals and businesses in the triangle region of North Carolina. His passion lies with the people of this community because it's the one that raised him. As a general practice law firm with a community-first focus, Hastings Law has developed experience in a wide range of current legal issues facing the community, including criminal defense, civil litigation, business disputes, start-up assistance, family disputes, residency appeals, and representation through honor court proceedings.

 

criminal defense

Hastings Law represents clients in federal and state courts charged with a wide variety of felony and misdemeanor offenses, including drug possession, drug dealing and distributing, driving while impaired, arson, shoplifting, larceny, injury to personal property, and more. The Constitution provides criminal defendants with fierce procedural rights before, during, and after trial. Attorney Hastings has experience enforcing those rights and holding the government to its duty to faithfully practice under its constitutional oath.
 

start-up assistance

One of the most exciting times for an individual and/or business is when a great idea comes to life. Hastings Law loves to establish the proper legal framework to launch a company. The entity formation phase can be overwhelming, but Hastings Law is equipped to counsel clients through formation, agreement construction, intellectual property protection, tax preparation, and the best plans forward to establish capital and growth for their new business. 

civil litigation

Hastings Law has extensive litigation experience in the civil realm, including landlord/tenant disputes, business disputes, personal and property injury claims, dog-bite claims, consumer protection claims against unfair business practices, negligent performance, and many more. The firm effectively represents clients at all stages of litigation, including pre-complaint negotiations, pre-trial mediation, and, if necessary, trial. The firm is familiar with collaborative mediation efforts, as well as more formal versions of alternative dispute resolution.
 

college administrative law

As a community-focused law firm, Hastings Law frequently encounters clients who are confronted with legal issues related to their membership in college and/or university communities. Attorney Hastings successfully navigates students through honor court proceedings, residency determinations, and academic misconduct at several college and university institutions across the state. Hastings Law knows membership in these communities is a great source of pride for many, and thus, the firm listens carefully to students and parents in order to tailor representation in a manner that preserves it moving forward.

 
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Hastings Law by the numbers

Since its inception in 2015, Hastings Law has experienced steady growth through its simple goal of putting its clients first. Attorney Hastings has received several individual achievement awards for excellence in the legal profession, including National Trial Lawyer's Top 40 under 40 award for North Carolina. He also makes it a point to give back to the community in line with the firm's founding objective. As such, the North Carolina Advocates for Justice awarded him its Order of Service award for 2016 and 2017.

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Courthouses throughout the state

Attorney Hastings has trial and litigation experience in over 20 state and/or federal courthouses throughout the state. This experience primes the firm well for representing clients in all types of situations. We are prepared for what comes next.

 

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5-Star client reviews

The ability to listen to clients and tailor individual representation to them is reflected in the reviews clients provide after representation ends. Please browse for examples of these testimonials.

 
 

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consecutive years of avvo's client's choice award.

2015, 2016, 2017, and counting.

 
 

Hastings Law in the community.

 

How our underfunded courts are bringing back debtor's prisons and what to do about it

Writing for NC POLICY WATCH, Attorney Hastings discusses possible solutions to fund courts and make them fairer at the same time.

READ THE ARTICLE HERE

 

Don’t Intimidate Students: An Unexcused Absence is an Unexcused Absence

Students in North Carolina who participate in walkout demonstrations should not be punished beyond normal unexcused absence policies of their school district. 

READ THE ARTICLE HERE

 

Is it legal to wear headphones while driving in North Carolina?

Again writing for the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Attorney Hastings weighs in on a frequently asked question: Is it legal to wear headphones while driving in the State of North Carolina.

CLICK HERE FOR THE ANSWER

 
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November 2017

I am very happy with the services I received from Attorney Hastings. This was my first time dealing with the legal system...my fears were put to rest when I found Mr. Hastings. He explained everything that was going to happen and was always responsive to my questions and concerns. He took the time to explain my options so I could weigh the pros and cons...He was a true professional at all times; he is very knowledgeable, up front, and knows his way around the court system..."

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