Dan started out his professional career as a signal officer in the U.S. Army. In that role, Dan developed strong management skills, the ability to perform under pressure, and a knack for solving highly technical problems. Dan applied those skills when he began his legal career in the Military Justice Division of Fort Gordon’s Office of the Staff Judge Advocate. While there, Dan specialized in handling military separation boards from start to finish and supervising complex disciplinary and other investigations. Dan also assisted with Equal Employment Opportunity cases and courts-martial.
Dan brings all of the skills he developed in the Army to each and every case, and he is a tireless advocate committed to solving even the most complex problems as an associate attorney at Terpening Law.
Dan obtained a full-tuition, merit-based scholarship and graduated magna cum laude from The Citadel’s Honors Program with a B.A. in Political Science. Dan then obtained his Juris Doctor from Duke University School of Law, and he is licensed to practice law in North Carolina.
Steve’s legal career started on the streets of New Orleans—investigating homicides, armed robberies, and other serious cases for the public defenders. There, he found the values of client-centered advocacy and intellectual skepticism that would drive him in law school and legal practice.
As an investigator, and later as a public defender in Greater Boston, Steve loved being the lone voice in the client’s corner. Steve’s practice as an Associate Attorney continues to be guided by that sense of loyalty to Terpening Law clients, who are facing high stakes in white-collar criminal and civil cases.
Steve sharpened his critical view of criminal prosecutions after investigations continually revealed the unreliability of the State’s evidence, such as eyewitness identifications and police interrogations. Steve developed a critical eye to researching and applying the law as a summer clerk for the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and private legal practices in Boston and New Orleans. Today, he brings that same critical approach to the facts and law underpinning each Terpening Law case.
Terpening Law prides itself in hardworking, tireless advocacy. Steve employs a tireless and inquisitive work ethic to each case on his desk. The desire to help our clients facing life-altering circumstances motivates him for the tough work needed to get favorable results.
Steve graduated cum laude from Boston College with a B.A. in English. He obtained a full-tuition, merit-based scholarship to attend Northeastern University School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor. He is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts, with bar licenses pending in North Carolina, South Carolina, and New Hampshire.
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Louise is the newest member of our team, joining us as a Legal Assistant. Her many years of experience in the human services, professional nanny, and house management industries have provided her with the skills that it takes to be a member of Terpening Law. Louise has a Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Florida, as well as continuing education from the paralegal program at Central Piedmont Community College. Louise seeks to use her knowledge and skill set to be a strong Legal Assistant, while growing and strengthening her knowledge of the law. We have tremendous confidence for her future at the Firm.
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Terpening Law PLLC, a leading white-collar criminal defense and complex civil litigation boutique law firm, is pleased to announce that we have moved to Fairview Plaza in the heart of Charlotte’s thriving South Park financial and retail district. After two successful years on the other side of Fairview Road, our new location will accommodate Terpening Law’s growth and allow us to serve clients even better.
Our new address is:
5950 Fairview Road
Charlotte, North Carolina 28210.
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