Professional Staff

Behind Every Great Law Firm is an Extraordinary Staff

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TaLani Sumner

TaLani Sumner is a certified paralegal and has worked for the Harpers since 1998. She is primarily responsible for scheduling mediations and depositions, gathering clients’ medical records, and assisting with litigation preparation. TaLani has an associate’s degree in Paralegal Studies from Manatee Community College in Bradenton, Florida and is certified as a paralegal by the State Bar of North Carolina.

Kurt Haithcox

Kurt Haithcox joined the Harper Law Firm in 2017 and helps with a wide variety of tasks and projects. He is certified as a paralegal by the North Carolina State Bar, and he has several years of work experience in law offices. Kurt worked in public health for 18 years in Raleigh. He grew up in western North Carolina, graduated from Pisgah High School, and has an associates degree in Science. He completed his paralegal certification through Duke University.

Deanna Wright

Deanna Wright, a legal assistant, has over a decade of experience working at the Harper Law Firm. She primarily focuses on medical records and client chronologies. Deanna also taught elementary school for many years and worked in school administration. She has a B.S. in Education from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

Our  Attorneys

Attorney Richard B. Harper

Richard Harper has been practicing law since 1981 and has owned his own law practice in Sylva since 1993. His practice focuses on representing injured workers in the workers’ compensation system and others with personal injuries.

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Attorney Patti Owen Harper

Patti Owen Harper began practicing law in 1981.
In recent years her practice has focused on workers’ compensation, while she has previous experience in wills and estates. She also serves as the firm’s office manager.

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Attorney David W. Harper

David W. Harper returned to the mountains after graduating from the University of North Carolina School of Law in May 2015 and passing the July 2015 North Carolina Bar Examination.

David’s practice focuses on representing injured employees in workers’ compensation claims, as well as assisting plaintiffs in personal injury lawsuits.

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Attorney Joshua O. Harper

Josh Harper joined the family firm after beginning his legal career as a litigation associate at one of North Carolina’s largest law firms.

Josh now focuses his practice on representing claimants in workers’ compensation matters, as well as assisting plaintiffs in personal injury lawsuits.

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Contact:

 

Phone: (828) 586-3305
Fax:     (828) 586-4795
Email: kurt@harperlawfirm.com

Monday – Friday  |  9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Closed for Lunch | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Saturday |  Appointment Only
Sunday | Closed

The Harper Law Firm, PLLC

 

P.O. Box 395
1336 Savannah Drive
Sylva, North Carolina 28779

 

 

Disclaimer

Information presented on this website should not be construed as formal legal advice, nor should it be construed as forming an attorney-client relationship.  Additionally, sending an email to The Harper Law Firm, PLLC or any of its lawyers at the email addresses set forth in this website will not create an attorney-client relationship.

Testimonials contained on this site are not intended to demonstrate a guarantee of outcome or result. Every case is different.