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Pat McCrory Is Lying To Charlotte Workers

Posted by Christopher Shumate | Dec 17, 2012 | 1 Comment

Charlotte workers have two primary choices for governor in the upcoming election. They can vote for Walter Dalton or Pat McRory. I am a Charlotte workers' compensation lawyer; I represent people injured on the job. I don't hide that fact; I'm proud of it.

As a resident of Charlotte, I'm familiar with Mr. McCrory. One of my primary concerns with Pat McCrory is that he has made it abundantly clear his votes are bought / paid for by the large businesses that support him. Mr. McCrory is clear that he has every intention of setting forth the agendas of large corporations at the expense of the rights of his constituents.

A simple example: At a recent event, Mr. McCrory held up the North Carolina and Tennessee workers' compensation laws. He stated to the crowd the that NC law was much thicker; arguing his point the NC law needed additional "reforms" in addition to those that occurred last year. Mr. McCrory failed to advise the crowd that the N.C. book has significant "casenotes" regarding the statutes for attorneys to utilize. The TN book has no such casenotes, which equate to a significant portion of the book. The NC book also has larger font.

Some would argue Mr. McCrory simply made a mistake. Others would argue he is uninformed. I've watched Mr. McCrory in Charlotte for years. I find him to be quite arrogant and methodical. I also think he happened to be lying during his recent speech. I further think injured North Carolina workers should expect more of the same. My thoughts are not about political affiliation. My concerns are for your rights. I feel we as citizens have to utilize our votes carefully. Think before you vote; make a good choice for you and your family.

CharlotteObserver.com, McCrory, Dalton see N.C. differently, 06/13/12

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Christopher Shumate

Mr. Chris Shumate is a native of Gastonia, North Carolina, and worked various jobs while pursuing his undergraduate and Juris Doctor education, including several heavy manual labor and skilled trade positions. In his practice, Mr. Shumate often encounters circumstances where these prior experiences are helpful in representing you. Upon graduating law school from the University of South Carolina, Mr. Shumate joined one of the Carolinas' larger defense firms, where he represented a diverse set of employers and insurance companies in civil cases and workers' compensation claims across the Carolinas. Chris utilized this experience to obtain a working knowledge of the insurance industry, and build personal contacts used today in representing you. Mr. Shumate ultimately decided he wanted to focus his law practice on assisting those who have been injured, and doing so with the focus on a personal relationship that is uncommon in the bigger firms. Mr. Shumate's also has a passion for assisting those facing the challenges of the criminal legal system. By representing individuals in a variety of criminal and traffic matters, Mr. Shumate works to achieve the best possible result for each client regardless of the charges levied by the prosecution. Chris has tirelessly pursued his mission of helping people from all walks of life throughout the Carolinas with a variety of legal matters. If you are interested in learning more about Chris Shumate and The Shumate Law Offices, please contact us at 704.371.5059. We look forward to assisting you to achieve a positive result in your legal concern. Education J.D., University of South Carolina B.S., University of South Carolina Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice N.C. State BarS.C. State BarU.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina Professional & Bar Association Memberships N.C. Bar Association S.C. Bar Association Mecklenburg County Bar N.C. Academy Of Trial Lawyers American Association For Justice

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Kevin Trombold DUI Defense Attorney Reply

Posted Dec 19, 2012 at 05:57:12

Christopher,

Wow. Great article. Sounds like leaders in Charlotte are not thinking of everyone. Political leaders way out here in Washington tend to be a little more moderate. I enjoyed reading your story.

What happened during the election?

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