Carruthers & Roth, P.A. recently announced that attorneys Trisha Barfield and Brandon Jones have been named directors of the firm effective January 1, 2024.
Barfield is a member of the Carruthers & Roth litigation practice where she focuses on matters involving businesses, shareholders, construction projects, labor, employment and compliance, creditor’s rights, insurance liability, landlord-tenant relationships, real estate disputes and estates, wills, and trusts disputes. She has successfully tried several cases to juries in the state courts of North Carolina.
Based on peer surveys, Barfield has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America® as among “Ones to Watch” for her work in three areas of litigation: commercial, construction, and labor and employment.
“Trisha is well-respected by her clients, her Carruthers & Roth colleagues, and her peers in the legal profession,” says Robert Young, Director at Carruthers & Roth. “We look forward to her continued success and positive contributions to the firm.”
Barfield earned her law degree at Elon University as a member of its first 2 ½ year cohort, after having worked several years for a local North Carolina government interfacing with a variety of local, state, and executive officials.
Jones is a member of the Carruthers & Roth business, tax and estate planning practice where he focuses on both estate planning and business law.
As an estate planner, Jones works with a broad spectrum of clients – from young families to high-net-worth individuals interested in efficiently transferring their wealth to benefit subsequent generations. His experience includes estate and trust administration, as well as guardianship proceedings, especially for disabled adults. His work in trusts and estates has earned him recognition by Best Lawyers in America® as one of their “Ones to Watch.”
A significant portion of Jones’s practice also involves working closely with small business owners and entrepreneurs on all aspects of business ownership and operation, including business formation and management, contract drafting and negotiation, succession planning, and mergers and acquisitions.
He also has prior experience with business and contract disputes, construction law, real property disputes, personal injury, and family law.
“After joining our firm in 2017, Brandon rapidly evolved into an excellent business, tax, and estates attorney, handling sophisticated matters independently, and we are honored to hold him out as our partner,” says Scott Dillon, Director at Carruthers & Roth. “His promotion is a testament to his significant contributions to our clients and the firm.”
While earning his law degree at Wake Forest University, Jones interned with the Forsyth County District Attorney’s Office and with a U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Middle District of North Carolina. He graduated magna cum laude.