History of the Firm

Coleman, Gledhill, Hargrave & Peek traces its roots back to 1969 in Hillsborough and Chapel Hill, North Carolina when the firm was named Winston, Coleman & Bernholz and had offices on Churton Street in Hillsborough and on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill.  The senior member of the firm was A. B. “Lonnie” Coleman, Jr.  Lonnie served in the North Carolina Senate from 1972 through 1974.

In 1975, Geof Gledhill joined the firm as an associate and in 1976, Doug Hargrave joined the firm as an associate.  On January 1, 1980, Gledhill and Hargrave were made partners and the firm changed its name to Coleman, Bernholz, Bernholz, Dickerson, Gledhill & Hargrave. 

In 1988, the firm moved its office in Hillsborough from 110 North Churton Street to 129 East Tryon Street, into what was the old Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation building.  In 1990, the firm divided its offices and Lonnie Coleman, Geof Gledhill and Doug Hargrave formed the partnership of Coleman, Gledhill & Hargrave in Hillsborough.  The other former members of the firm regrouped as a new law firm in Chapel Hill.

In 1995, Sam Coleman joined the firm as an associate attorney.

In 1996, Lonnie Coleman was appointed by Governor Jim Hunt as a District Court Judge for Judicial District 15B, serving Orange and Chatham counties.  Sam Coleman became an owner/officer.  The firm continued under the name of Coleman, Gledhill & Hargrave, P.C.

In 1996, Leigh Peek joined the firm as an associate.  Leigh became an owner/officer in 2004 when the firm changed its name to Coleman, Gledhill, Hargrave & Peek, P.C.

The firm has historically represented individuals in the Research Triangle area and across the state handling a general practice for people in the community.  Since 1976, Geof Gledhill has been the Orange County attorney.

The firm presently has five attorneys:  Sam Coleman, Geof Gledhill, Doug Hargrave, Leigh Peek and Brian Ferrell.  There are presently eight full-time and two part-time staff members:  Anna Carr, Jeanne Crabtree, Diane Dees, Lisa Gammon, Lesia Jones, Patricia Link, Helen Overaker, Jayna Wall, Judy Cooper and Liz Atkinson. 




The Law Offices of Coleman, Gledhill, Hargrave & Peek
A Professional Corporation
P.O. Drawer 1529 | 129 E. Tryon Street
Hillsborough, North Carolina 27278


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