Our Practice

Practice Areas

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  • Workplace Disputes
  • Employment and Business Litigation
  • Contract Reviews
  • Incorporation and Restructuring
  • Cooperatives and Nonprofits

Our Approach

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At Winslow Wetsch, PLLC, we do things a bit differently. We are dedicated to understanding your needs and tailoring our approach to you. Along the way, we strive to educate and empower you to make the right decision. We will work with you every step of the way to make sure you understand and are comfortable with the choices you make.

A Team in Your Corner

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Every morning, our legal team has a meeting to discuss our cases at no cost to you. This means that no matter who you go with in our firm, the expertise of the whole team weighs in on your case or situation. 

Legacy of Success

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The firm has been working together for over 20 years and has a proven track record of success. We use that experience to help you achieve your goals.

Our Team

Laura J. Wetsch

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Laura was born in Fargo, North Dakota, a really, really long time ago.  She grew up in North Dakota and -- figuring she wasn’t going anywhere -- also went to college in North Dakota, graduating from the University of North Dakota in 1982 (major: political science; minors: English and history), and from the University of North Dakota School of Law in 1985.

  

Following law school Laura worked as a law clerk to a federal judge in North Dakota, handling employment law cases, Social Security appeals, and large business disputes, among other things. After her clerkship she worked in private practice, handling all manner of legal issues, before moving to North Carolina in 1991. Since then, she has worked in private practice, focusing primarily on employment law disputes and litigation. 


Over the past 30+ years, Laura has analyzed and addressed all manner of legal dilemmas facing individuals and businesses.  She has represented employers and employees on virtually every conceivable employment law issue, in various venues and at various stages, including:

  • discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims under federal and state law;
  • leave and disability issues (FMLA, ADA, short- and long-term disability claims);
  • wage and hour disputes (minimum wage, overtime, failure to pay wages, unlawful withholding);
  • formation and implementation of policies;
  • contract preparation and review (employment contracts, severance agreements, noncompetes); and
  • litigation. 


Laura is the author of the Practitioner's Guide to North Carolina Employment Law, and for many years has been the co-author of the North Carolina chapter in Employment At Will: A State-by-State Survey, co-published by BNA and the ABA. She is a past chair of the NCAJ Employment Law section and the NCBA Labor & Employment Law Council, and a recipient of the NCAJ’s Ebbie Award for excellence. She has been named to N.C. Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America.


Laura is married with four kids and so many grandchildren we have lost count (seriously, her kids are like rabbits), all of whom need shoes.

Everette P. Winslow

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Everette hails from Detroit, Michigan, but is not as old as his partner Laura.  He graduated summa cum laude from Howard University in 1989 (major: communications, minor: technical theater), and from the University of Iowa College of Law in 1997.  While in law school, Everette was the president of the Iowa Student Bar Association and was Senior Associate Editor of the Iowa Law Review.  


Following law school, Everette worked in law firms in Raleigh before accepting an associate attorney position with Joyce L. Davis & Associates.  


After Ms. Davis passed away in 2006, Everette teamed up with his partner, Laura and formed Winslow Wetsch, PLLC. 


Everette has advised a number of individuals and businesses in a variety of matters, including:  employment discrimination claims, wage and hour issues, formation and reorganization of for-profit and non-profit business entities and charitable organizations, contract drafting and review, drafting and implementation of personnel and board policies, entertainment law, zoning and condemnation, corporate management, board governance, and technology issues.  


As part of his practice, Everette has presented for a number of boards, has taught for the National Association of Telephone Cooperatives, and has presented for the North Carolina Association of Electric Cooperative Counsel Association.  For the past 15 years, Everette has been the editor of Personnel Practice Pointers, a national publication dealing with human resources issues and employment law.  


Everette is a member of the Wake County Bar, is on the Advisory Board of the Electric Cooperative Bar Association, and is a past president of the North Carolina Electric Membership Cooperative Counsel Association.


After receiving his undergraduate degree and before going to law school, Everette had a small business and roamed the world as a “roadie,” providing technical and operational support for theatrical and music performances.  For years, instead of taking vacations, Everette disappeared a few times each year to stage manage music festivals worldwide.  


Everette & Christy have a kid, a really old cat, a bunch of fish, and endeavor to live in the manner to which they would like to become accustomed.