Author Archives: Mike Daisley - Civil Litigation Attorney, Mediator, Writer, Licensed Lay Preacher (Episcopal Church, Diocese of North Carolina)

About Mike Daisley - Civil Litigation Attorney, Mediator, Writer, Licensed Lay Preacher (Episcopal Church, Diocese of North Carolina)

Mike Daisley is a civil litigation attorney and Certified Mediator in Charlotte, North Carolina, and owner and president of "DaisleyLegal" a virtual law firm focused on helping victims of drunk driving injuries and other careless individuals and corporations. He devotes a significant time of his practice as a mediator in North Carolina's Superior Courts, using his 35 years of litigation experience to counsel and assist opposing parties to resolve their disputes and lawsuits cooperatively, avoiding the high expenses and time commitments involved in going to trial. In addition to his commitment to Civil Trial Advocacy and Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mike is also an avid writer, and has a wide array of interests outside of his legal practice, including stints as a columnist for The Charlotte Observer, political analyst for WCNC-TV and WBT Radio. Mike’s biggest passion outside the law is learning and writing about theology, and especially the role doubt plays in faith, the role faith plays (or should play) in politics, and (as he puts it) the “beauty and deep mystery” of the liturgy. Mike is a lifelong Episcopalian, and often jokes that means "I am a raging agnostic at least two or three days a week.” In 2019, he was appointed by the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina as a licensed Lay Preacher in the Episcopal Church. (A sample of Mike’s preaching can be heard here: http://www.stmartins-charlotte.org/content.cfm?id=2245&download_id=269#attached_content) To discuss the possibility of teaching, lecture, sermon or interview requests (or to make any comments or suggestions about the “WithGladness” blog) you may contact Mike at any Office email : Mike@DaisleyLegal.com Personal email: MikeDaisley@outlook.com Office voicemail: (704) 554-2306 Mike Daisley & Associates, LLC 1515 Mockingbird Lane, Suite 400 Charlotte, North Carolina 28209

Friday Fun – Why Hollywood Loves Lawyers!

This is fun for a Friday. The ABA Journal has come out with top “law” movies of the last 100 years.  The article opines “…From Sophocles to Shakespeare, Dostoyevsky to Dickens, John Grisham to Scott Turow, the world’s great poets … Continue reading

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A few words from an old friend on Summer Camp Safety

Corey Andres is a sports and recreation expert, who specializes in sports programming, recreational facilities design and safety, athletic training conditioning, and youth camp supervision and administration. A few years back, Corey served as an expert witness for us in a … Continue reading

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Justice Kagan takes the cake! (…or fish)

Although I don’t know the context, or the underlying issues in the case that led to this opinion from Justice Kagan, I’m not sure it really matters. Apparently there was some dispute about whether a statute authorized criminal sanctions for … Continue reading

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A “LEGAL REMEDY” for your Valentine’s Day?

OK, as we all head into this romantic Valentine’s weekend, why bother which “degree of grey” suits you best, when you can get those passionate juices flowing by just contemplating a bunch of lawyers in GREY SUITS?  Seriously, think about … Continue reading

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A quick look back, before 2014 gets too far in the rear view…

Before 2014 gets too far in the distant past (where the heck did January go?), let’s look at some of the more important civil law appellate opinions from late in the year. More analysis will follow as time permits, but … Continue reading

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Judicial Elections 2014…and other scary ghost stories!

Ah, late October…Time for spooky, scary, silly antics in the hopes of getting some sweet treats.  Of course, I am talking about the election season, which blessedly, is soon coming to an end. Early voting in North Carolina begins tomorrow (Thursday … Continue reading

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How can someone not living in your house still be a “HOUSEHOLD RESIDENT”?

This has been quite a year for insurance coverage cases in North Carolina.  So far in 2014, there have been at least three opinions handed down by the N.C. Court of Appeals that are worth close examination for their explanations … Continue reading

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When is a Civil Contempt fine more than a fine? In a brand new opinion from the Court of Appeals, a “creative” order from a District Court Judge was given a stamp of approval. The defendant in Tyll v. Berry was … Continue reading

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NC Statewide Primary has one VERY important judicial race!

Just sent out the latest LEGAL TRENDS ODDS & ENDS newsletter regarding the beginning of “early voting” and the NC statewide primary election.  Perhaps the most important race is one at the bottom of the ballot for a seat on … Continue reading

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Marching to Madness – LEGAL TRENDS newsletter discusses the madness of spending millions on judicial races

The March 2014 e-dition of LEGAL TRENDS, ODDS & ENDS has been posted, and it highlights a whole new kind of “March Madness” on the “courts” — the courts of law in North Carolina. http://conta.cc/1e1hPXe  

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