Our attorneys are active in professional, civic, cultural, religious and charitable organizations and share a responsibility to serve the community.
We believe that the legal profession is a service-oriented business and pride ourselves on prompt, responsive, professional and efficient representation.
We consistently strive to:
- Provide the best and most cost-effective result for the client.
- Involve the client in the decision-making process at all times.
By meeting these goals, we maintain long-standing legal relations with clients.
Our areas of practice and attorneys are:
Estate and Trust Planning and Administration, Jeremy Carter, Andy Porter, Jennifer Flynn and Andrea Anders | Chapter 7 Bankruptcies, Bob McLaughlin | Civil Litigation, Jeremy Carter | Real Estate, Jeremy Carter and Jennifer Flynn | Family Law, Jeremy Carter and Andrea Anders
James L. “Jeremy” Carter, Jr.
Experience: 24 years practicing estate administration and planning, guardianship, real estate and corporate law, real estate (commercial projects/intra-family transfers), domestic law. Previously operated independent law farm and worked for Benjamin Bridges III, before joining the original Kluttz Reamer practice, now Carter Law Group, P.A., as a partner.
Born: Salisbury, NC
Education: University of North Carolina at Charlotte, B.A., magna cum laude; University of Kentucky, J.D., cum laude
Admitted to bar: 1998, North Carolina
Member: Rowan County Bar, North Carolina Bar, North Carolina Bar Association (Estate Planning, Business Law and Real Estate sections). China Grove First Baptist Church Middle School Sunday School teacher, YMCA kids’ soccer coach, President of Bostian Heights Volunteer Fire Department and President of the South Rowan YMCA Board of Managers.
Practice areas: Real estate, corporate, business law, small business, insurance, trust and estate planning and administration, civil litigation, contract preparation and review.
Personal: I have been married to Jennifer Carter for 27 years and we have two children. I enjoy home improvement projects and have volunteered through the China Grove First Baptist Men on home improvement for the elderly and Habitat for Humanity projects.
J. Andrew “Andy” Porter
Experience: 47 years
Born: Macon, GA
Education: Wake Forest University, B.A., political science, 1969; Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D., 1975
Admitted to bar: 1975, North Carolina; United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
Member: North Carolina State Bar; North Carolina Bar Association; Past President of the Rowan County Bar Association, Board of Directors First Bank, St. Thomas Players, Rowan Regional Hospital Foundation, Good Shepherd’s Clinic
Practice Areas: Estate planning, wills and trusts, corporate matters, and business law.
Personal: My wife, Lynn, and I have two adult children, Shelley and Beth. I enjoy playing golf and traveling.
Personal Philosophy: When my children were young and they asked me what I did for a living, I told them “I help people with their problems.” That remains my goal in the practice of law.
Experience: 25+ years
Born: Charleston, SC
Education: Wake Forest University, B.A., cum laude; University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D.
Admitted to bar: 1994, South Carolina; 2008, North Carolina
Member: Rowan County Bar, North Carolina Bar Association, South Carolina Bar Association, “Pops at the Post,” a community-wide celebratory concert held in Salisbury in early June. Previously served on the Salisbury Symphony and Piedmont Players boards, founding board member of Food for Thought, a community backpack food distribution program for kids, now part of Rowan Helping Ministries.
Practice areas: Estate Administration, Estate Planning, Family Law, Traffic
Personal: Happy and busy. I am energetic, engaged, and compassionate. I enjoy reading and watching old movies. My favorite quote: “When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.”— Helen Keller
Personal Philosophy: We are all equal in God’s eyes and the eyes of the law. My long-term goal is to continue to serve my clients well.
Experience: 30+ years
Born: Charlotte, NC
Education: Wake Forest University, B.A.,1986; Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D., 1989
Admitted to bar: 1989
Member: Rowan County Bar Association, North Carolina Bar Association, Certified Superior Court Mediator and Certified Clerk Mediator with the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission. First Presbyterian Church, Salisbury, NC, Sunday School teacher, past elder. Group Fitness and Barre certifications; past co-chair, Board of Directors, Community Care Clinic of Rowan County
Practice Areas: Estate planning and administration, real estate and general representation of small businesses.
Personal: I like to spend time with family and friends, play tennis and pickle ball, exercise, and read. I am competent, conscientious, and caring. Favorite Quote: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”—Phil. 4:13
Personal Philosophy: Trust the Lord.
A lawyer, as a member of the legal profession, is a representative of clients, an officer of the legal system, and a public citizen having special responsibility for the quality of justice.”
—From the Preamble to the NC Rules of Professional Conduct
Having an excellent role model in my attorney father not only greatly impacted my choice to become a lawyer and the kind of work I wanted to do, but also influenced the kind of lawyer I wanted to be. I saw my father taking on different roles for his clients, firm and community, based on what was needed, often wearing several hats at one time — advocate, counselor, businessperson, and leader. I could not have asked for a better example of professionalism.
A person comes to see an attorney for many reasons, but usually due to a situation that causes stress — whether it be the death of a loved oner or buying a first home, and everything in between. It is a trust relationship that is being established, and an attorney must always act with integrity and respect, as well as good judgment and legal expertise, to engender and maintain that trust.
My father also always made time for his family, as well as time for himself. He knew the importance of “work-life balance” (at a time when those words weren’t even being used) in order to serve his clients to the best of his ability. He also took time to use his skills in bettering his community, through active involvement at church and with many civic organizations, as well as serving in many leadership roles both in his local bar and the state bar.
Throughout my career, I strive to be a person of good character and the highest professionalism, who represents and treats my clients well, with knowledge and skill, gives back to my community through church, school and other community activities, and prioritizes my faith and family, maintains valuable friendships, and recognizes the importance of taking time for self-care.
Robert F. “Bob” McLaughlin
Experience: 45+ years, including 34.5 years in solo practice before joining the original Kluttz Reamer practice, now Carter Law Group, P.A., in October 2013.
Born: Brooklyn, NY
Education: New York University, B.S., business management, 1969; University of Hawaii, M.BA., 1974; Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D., 1977
Admitted to bar: 1977
Member:Rowan County Bar Association, North Carolina Bar Association, Former board member, North Hills Christian School and Salisbury Pregnancy Support Center.
Practice Areas: Debtor/Creditor relations and consumer bankruptcy work
Personal: Widowed after 46 years of marriage; two adult daughters, avid baseball fan. I am honest, easy-going, and blessed. Favorite Quote: “Their similarities are different.” —Yogi Berra
Personal Philosophy: Every positive thing in life is a by-product of God’s love and grace.
Our Mission Statement
Carter Law Group, P.A. strives to provide knowledgeable, individualized legal services. By offering trusted and responsive professional expertise, we help clients navigate difficult circumstances in a respectful, diligent manner.