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.
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.
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.
Laura was born in Fargo, North Dakota, a really long time ago. She graduated 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 in a law firm in a small town in North Dakota, representing all manner of businesses and agricultural concerns, and then served for 2 ½ years as a law clerk to a federal judge in North Dakota, handling responsibility for employment law cases, Social Security appeals, and large business disputes, among other things. After her clerkship, Laura went back into private practice in a very small town, handling indigent criminal defense, wills and estates, real estate transactions, trusts, private and business contracts, and business disputes. In 1991 Laura moved to North Carolina, where she was admitted to the NC Bar and practiced with a medium sized Raleigh firm until 1999, when she associated herself with Joyce L. Davis & Associates as an independent attorney.
When Joyce passed away in early 2006, she teamed up with her partner, Everette, and formed Winslow Wetsch, PLLC.
Laura has analyzed and addressed all manner of legal dilemmas facing individuals and businesses. She has represented North Carolina employees and businesses on virtually every conceivable employment law issue (discrimination, harassment, retaliation, leave issues, disability issues (including long-term disability claims), wage and hour issues, formation and implementation of policies, etc.), as well as contract preparation and review, corporate management, and litigation. Many years ago (when she was “young”), Laura authored The Crime Survivors Handbook, a project of the Young Lawyers Division of the North Carolina Bar. Most recently, Laura is the author of the Practitioner's Guide to North Carolina Employment Law.
Laura is married, with four kids and so many grandchildren we lost count.
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 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 and has taught for the National Association of Telephone Cooperatives. Everette is the editor of 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 would like to live in the manner to which they would like to become accustomed.