Attorney Bios

Garris Neil Yarborough

Garris Neil Yarborough

Email Neil: gnyesq@ywnlaw.com

Neil has been practicing law in Cumberland County for over 35 years. In addition to his civil practice, he has practiced in the area of municipal law, serving as the former County Attorney for Cumberland and Hoke County and several surrounding towns. Neil is currently the Town Attorney for Lumber Bridge, Parkton, Red Springs, and Stedman and also serves as the attorney for Eastover Sanitary District, North Carolina Indian Housing Authority, the Cumberland County ABC Board and the Onslow County ABC Board. In his spare time, Neil is a boating enthusiast, enjoys exercising and is an avid reader. He particularly enjoys reading military history books

PUBLICATIONS

  • Co-Author of “That’s Not How DOT Does It [Condemnation Law Survey]”,
    Trial Briefs (N.C. Advocates for Justice), December 2011.

EDUCATION

  • Undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • Juris Doctor from University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • Master’s degree in Public Policy from Duke University

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Land Condemnation
  • Local Government
  • Administrative Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Real Estate Law
  • Construction Law
  • Personal Injury

MEMBERSHIPS, AFFILIATIONS and COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Real Estate Law Section
  • Construction Law Section
  • Administrative Law Section
  • Cumberland County Bar Association, Past President
  • Professional Construction Estimators Association of America
  • Board of Directors of Fayetteville Area Home Builders Association
  • North Carolina Municipal Attorney’s Association
  • Board of Trustees of Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, former member
  • Board of Directors of Fayetteville YMCA, former member
  • Chairman of Cumberland County Chapter of the American Red Cross, former member
  • Past President of the Cape Fear Toastmasters Club

Hugh Addison “Ad” Winters, III

Hugh Ad Winters, III

Email Ad: adwinters@ywnlaw.com

Ad has been practicing law in Cumberland County since 1995. Prior to moving to Fayetteville, Ad and his family lived in Greensboro, North Carolina where he also practiced law from 1985 to 1995. He is the Town Attorney for St. Pauls and the attorney for the Mid Carolina Council of Governments. He is also a certified Superior Court Mediator. A huge music fan, Ad spends his free time supporting the local and national music scene attending concerts (Dave Matthews, Bruce Springsteen, and the Allman Brothers to name a few). He has renewed his interest in playing his guitar and often joins in one of nightly open-mike jams around Fayetteville. You might also catch him running through the streets of Fayetteville or at Gold’s Gym getting his exercise. He also sings with the Saint Patrick Catholic Church Choir.

“The key to any success in life is preparation, and that is particularly true when working in the law. I try to make sure I fully understand each client’s issues, from the client’s perspective and according to the law, as I work to help them.”

EDUCATION

  • Undergraduate degree from Georgetown University in Washington, DC
  • Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Construction Law
  • Contract Law
  • Land Condemnation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Real Estate Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Wills

MEMBERSHIPS, AFFILIATIONS and COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Construction Law Section
  • Litigation Section
  • Dispute Resolution Section
  • Cumberland County Bar Association, past President
  • Professional Construction Estimators Association of America, VP
  • Fayetteville Area Operation Inasmuch, current Board member & past President
  • Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity, past President

PUBLICATIONS

  • Co-Author of “Construction and Design Law” from 1985-1994
  • Managing Editor for “Construction and Design Law Digest” from 1988-1994
  • Co-Author of “That’s Not How DOT Does It [Condemnation Law Survey]”,
    Trial Briefs (N.C. Advocates for Justice), December 2011.

J. Thomas Neville

Email Thomas: jtneville@ywnlaw.com

Thomas has been practicing law in Cumberland County since 2004. Prior to attending law school, Thomas served our country in the United States Marines as a Captain; he is a veteran of the first Persian Gulf War. He was also employed in the textile industry with Burlington Industries and Carolina Mills as a superintendent of manufacturing, giving him great insight into the corporate/business environment. He is currently the Town Attorney for Linden, Wade and Eastover. Living in Linden, Thomas is quite the outdoorsman.He is quite the equestrian and often spends his weekends riding his horse at various fox hunts and other events in the area.

EDUCATION

  • Undergraduate degree from North Carolina State University
  • Juris Doctor from Campbell University

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Civil Litigation
  • Collections
  • Construction Law
  • Wills and Estates
  • Administrative Law
  • Corporation/Business Law

MEMBERSHIPS, AFFILIATIONS and COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Construction Law Section
  • Litigation Section
  • Dispute Resolution Section
  • Cumberland County Bar Association

Timothy C. Smith

Attorney Fayetteville

Email Tim: timsmith@ywnlaw.com

Tim just recently joined Yarborough, Winters & Neville, P.A. though he began practicing law in Wilmington, North Carolina in 2007. In July of 2010 he moved to Fayetteville and opened his own law firm and has practiced law in Cumberland County since. Tim and his wife, Jacqueline recently welcomed their first child, a daughter. While he enjoys music and exercising, he knows his priorities and management of his time are about to change.

EDUCATION

  • Undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill
  • Juris Doctor from Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Corporation/Business Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Collections
  • Wills and Estates
  • Administrative Law

MEMBERSHIPS, AFFILIATIONS and COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Cumberland County Bar Association
  • Fayetteville Young Professionals