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Coleman, Gledhill, Hargrave & Peek

129 E. Tryon Street

P.O. Drawer 1529

Hillsborough, NC 27278


919.732.2196 phone
919. 732.7997 fax

Civil Litigation

Addressing conflict is a necessary part of human life; however, when daily conflict or disagreement causes physical, psychological or financial harm, the law is designed to protect us and help repair the damage.

If you have been hurt by the action or inaction of another, our experienced group of civil litigation attorneys stand ready to help you. Whether you have suffered physical injury, financial loss, damaged or stolen property or another type of personal loss, we know your rights and are here to help you enforce them.

Katherine Merritt

Katie has worked with the firm since 2007 and provides the core of our civil litigation section.

Katie is effective, efficient and organized and stands ready to fight for what you deserve. Her knowledge of civil law and personal legal rights can help ensure that you will know and understand your rights and that you are able to get what you deserve.

Katie understands that many civil conflicts involve relationships we may wish to preserve; she is an effective advocate who often obtains agreeable settlements avoiding costly litigation and preserving important interpersonal relationships.

Alonzo B. Coleman, Jr.

As a former District Court Judge, Lonnie understands the legal process and can bring a unique perspective to your civil claim.

With more than 40 years of legal and practical experience, Lonnie has a deep understanding of civil claims which benefits our clients on a daily basis.

Doug Hargrave

Doug brings decades of civil litigation experience to our firm and assists our civil section by advancing claims we know can win.

Doug has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the court room which he is ready to bring to your aid.

To make an appointment to discuss Civil Litigation matters or questions:

Rachel Wrightington

Rachel has joined the firm as an assistant to Katie Merritt and works daily with our civil litigation clients.

Rachel handles scheduling for Katie and can be contacted at:

(919)732-1209 |

Jeanne Crabtree

Jeanne has nearly 33 years of experience in the legal field and brings her formidable background to assist Doug and Katie with our civil matters.

Jeanne maintains Mr. Hargrave's schedule and can be contacted for appointments at:

(919)732-1208 |