From its beginning, Terpening Law was founded to litigate criminal cases in federal court. As the Firm grows, Terpening Law’s federal criminal defense work remains the most substantial part of what we do. Federal court presents high stakes challenges and requires particular experience and skill. We believe that we are well suited to such work.
Our lawyers include a former prosecutor and a former law clerk in the federal court in Charlotte (Western District of North Carolina). We regularly try cases in federal court, and have handled over a hundred criminal matters in the Western District of North Carolina during the past decade alone. Although our practice is national, our roots in the federal court in Charlotte make us the obvious choice if you need expertise in the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina.
Because our lawyers are equally strong in federal civil and federal criminal litigation, we are well suited to challenging “parallel proceedings” — cases in which our clients are being simultaneously attached by private parties in a civil matter, regulators, and criminal authorities. It takes broad experience to see the big picture in such matters, and we have that perspective.