Our Areas of Practice - Pressly, Thomas & Conley, P.A.

Serious Injury

A serious injury caused by the negligence of someone else can be devastating to your life and to your family. You may be able to recover for you medical expenses, lost wages, your pain and suffering, and for permanent wage loss or reduction, permanent disability or injury or scarring or disfigurement. A life care plan may need to be developed. So many considerations and every decision can have a lasting effect on you and your family. We have over 40 years of combined experience representing people who have been seriously injured in automobile accidents, work accidents and other accidents or from defective products.

Auto Accidents

When you are injured in a car accident that is caused by the negligence of someone else, you shouldn't have to incur losses. North Carolina law requires everyone who owns a car to have insurance on that car. The amounts of insurance can vary. If you are injured you can be compensated for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and permanent injuries. There are many ways to recover your losses including under your own insurance policy through medical pay coverage, underinsured and uninsured coverage. Insurance law regarding automobiles can be very complicated. The insurance companies have highly trained adjusters and attorneys working for them. No matter how nice they seem, they are not working for you, but for their company to see how much money they can save for their company. You need someone working for you. We have over 40 years of combined experience representing people injured or families of those killed in automobile accidents.

Worker's Comp

If you've been injured at work, North Carolina Law provides you with a method of recovery of having your medical expenses paid and for you being paid while you're out of work and for you being compensated for any permanent disability that you may suffer. If a loved one is killed while at work, workers compensation pays the family. Should you develop a disease or physical condition due to your exposure to a hazardous condition or chemical at work, workers compensation provides you benefits. You need someone working for you if you've been injured at work or have a disease caused by work. We have over 40 years of combined experience representing people for work injuries and diseases. We have appeared regularly before the North Carolina Industrial Commission which is the agency that hears workers compensation cases. The law can be complicated and you may miss benefits to which you are entitled.

Wrongful Death

The worst thing that can happen to the life of a family is the death of a loved one cause by the negligent or wrongful act of someone else or from an accident at work or from a defective product. Over the years we have counseled with and represented families in these trying times. While nothing can replace a loved one, compensation may be available to replace their support and comfort to an extent. Insurance issues may arise and insurance coverage can come from various sources. We have over 40 years of combined experience representing families due to the wrongful death of a loved one.

Divorce/Custody/Property Division

The break up of a marriage can be traumatic and devastating. You may have issues of child custody, child support, alimony, post separation support and division of your property. We have vast experience representing husbands and wives in court and in mediations. Jessie Conley is a former District Court Judge and as a Judge she heard and decided these kind of cases. We use all the legal tools necessary in Court and outside of Court to get our clients the best results possible. At the same time we use years of experience to provide you the advice and counsel that you need in the worst of times.


Jessie Conley and Gary Thomas are active trial attorneys that concentrate in domestic, personal injury, workers compensation and other general civil litigation. Both are trained and experienced mediators. They know the every day demands of cases and clients, and can bring a very practical perspective to mediations for N.C. Superior, and District Courts; custody and property division; and workers compensation cases.


Doing battle with an insurance company is probably the last thing you want to do. The insurance company has vast resources and very trained and experienced claims handlers and attorneys. We have over 40 years of combined experience going up against and fighting insurance companies for our clients. Your insurance problem may be related to your automobile, your home, a disability policy or a life insurance policy or a commercial/business policy. In all those cases we can provide you experienced and personal representation.

Business Law

We can assist you in a wide range of business matters. You may be starting a new business and need to incorporate or form an LLC and or some other business organization. Your business may need to have contracts drawn or interpreted. You may be in a business dispute over a contract, debt, or you may have a business that has been wrongfully injured by some other person or business. You may also have an insurance coverage or loss issue. You may have a construction case. We regularly represent businesses in and out of court. We have been involved in all of these in our practice. We also mediate business disputes.

Criminal Law

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