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About Stubbs Perdue

Stubbs & Perdue has more than 50 years of legal experience serving clients in a wide variety of practice areas. We have offices located in New Bern, Raleigh, and Wilmington and serve clients throughout the State of North Carolina and beyond.

We represent individuals, businesses, farmers, and other entities.  Because we can handle all types of legal matters, our attorneys review your legal needs through the lens of this broader experience, instead of limiting our analysis only to one area of law. This allows us to handle all aspects of your legal needs at one time in an efficient and cost effective manner.

Our law firm has four certified lawyers and board certified paralegals in a variety of practice areas to meet your needs.  Our attorneys are licensed to practice before all State and Federal Courts, the U.S. Tax Court, and the U.S. Supreme Court. We also handle cases before arbitrators, mediators, and administrative law judges.

At Stubbs & Perdue, we have more than 50 years of legal experience serving clients in New Bern, Raleigh, Wilmington, and beyond.


Civil Litigation

Family Law

Criminal Law

Tax Law

Agricultural Law

Mortgage Servicing

Estate Planning

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Meet Our Senior Partner

Trawick H. "Buzzy" Stubbs

At Stubbs & Perdue, we are proud to be led by founder and senior partner, Trawick H. “Buzzy” Stubbs, Jr.

Admitted to the North Carolina Bar in 1967, Buzzy has been certified by the North Carolina State Bar as a Certified Bankruptcy Specialist in both Business and Consumer Bankruptcy for more than 25 years. His solid legal insight regarding bankruptcy matters has proven to be invaluable to many of our clients.

In 2012, Buzzy was selected by the Bankruptcy Section of The North Carolina Bar Association as the first recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award. The award was recognition of Buzzy’s 40 years of contributions “to the betterment of the NCBA Bankruptcy Section and the profession” and honored him as one “who has set an aspiring example for those who follow.”

His efforts to provide high-caliber legal representation that goes above and beyond have not gone unnoticed. Stubbs has been recognized in Business North Carolina Magazine’s Legal Elite in the area of bankruptcy from 2002 to 2014, and one of the Top 100 Lawyers in North Carolina by Super Lawyers® Magazine (2008-2018).  In 2017, Mr. Stubbs was one of only six lawyers in the entire state of North Carolina named in Super Lawyers® 2017 Business Edition for Business Bankruptcy.

Patrick Riley

Patrick Riley has over 13 years of experience representing individuals and businesses in bankruptcy cases. Mr. Riley is a Board-Certified Specialist in both Business and Consumer Bankruptcy Law by the North Carolina State Bar and has represented clients in all types of bankruptcy cases. Prior to joining Stubbs Perdue, Mr. Riley served as Special Counsel to a Chapter 7 Trustee for over three years until the Trustee retired. He became an Accredited Financial Counselor ® during this time. He also represented a large agricultural supplier for nearly ten years and helped them draft credit documents as well as pursue claims against former customers. Mr. Riley focuses his practice on consumer and business bankruptcy, business law, agricultural law, consumer protection, mortgage servicing disputes, and civil litigation. Mr. Riley is an Eagle Scout and currently serves as an adult volunteer with his son’s Cub Scout Pack located at Wrightsville Beach.


G. Eric Wheelis
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"I’ve enjoyed having Stubbs Perdue assist with my professional legal needs and planning. My attorney, John King, provides solid guidance in a timely manner. He’s personable and undoubtedly the best attorney I’ve worked with. The Animal Hospital of New Bern will continue to include Stubbs Perdue throughout all of our long term planning."
Antonio & Maria
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"We were nervous and scared when we consulted Stubbs Perdue. From day one, they put us at ease and answered any questions that we had. We hope to start new again and appreciate them giving us light at the end of the tunnel."
Leanna Tyson Holmes
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Stubbs & Perdue is the best in town! You can't go wrong with using them!
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Our Offices

  • New Bern
    310 Craven Street, P.O. Box 1654
    New Bern, North Carolina 28563

    Phone: 252-633-2700

  • Wilmington 
    7036 Wrightsville Ave Suite 101
    Wilmington, North Carolina 28403

    Phone: 910-900-1520