About Carole Moore

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Carole Moore is a former police officer who has worked in TV news and radio before concentrating solely as a freelance writer and book author. She writes about true crime, finance, criminal justice reform and humor. Her latest book is The Last Place You’d Look: True Stories of Missing Persons and the People Who Searched for Them.

Articles written by Carole Moore

Steady as She Goes

Leslie Winner takes in stride her responsibilities as top legal counsel for all 16 colleges of The University of North Carolina

When Leslie Winner took the LSAT, she was one of only two women in a gymnasium filled with young men. Back in the early ’70s, law was not a profession typically receptive to women.   Sitting in an outdoor restaurant at the edge of downtown Charlotte on a glorious fall day, Winner eats sparingly as she revels in the beautiful weather. She is back in town to work today and will soon return to her Chapel Hill office. Winner is on the road a lot, but she has to be: She’s …

It's All in the Details

Mark Merritt, who seems as rock-solid as the boulders dotting the Smokey Mountains, says his vigilance for details lies at the heart of his success

The corner office of Charlotte attorney Mark Merritt, of Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson, features a bank of windows with a view most would find distracting. With the spires of a 300-year-old church rising directly below, the city stretches almost to the horizon, like a giant Monopoly board bristling with hotels and houses. In the background, mountains frame the view. “On a clear day, you can see Grandfather Mountain,” Merritt says, pointing to the famous peak with its great …

Setting the Bar

Anthony "Tony" Lathrop is a conservative foil to his flamboyant clients       

Charlotte attorney Anthony "Tony" Lathrop's demeanor is the antithesis of the high-profile, raucous band Kiss. But Lathrop, of Moore & Van Allen, represented the rock heavyweights over bootleg concert DVDs. He eventually won the intellectual property case and put the bootleggers out of business. Lathrop, president of the Mecklenburg County Bar, ensures that his words hit the mark. "I think it makes me better in everything I do—not just as a lawyer." Greg Murphy, also of Moore & Van …

The Legal Repercussions of Hurricane Reconstruction

Florida construction litigators break down what you can expect after natural disasters

Being prepared is paramount to storm safety, especially when that storm turns into a hurricane. Most Florida residents keep bottled water, a radio and nonperishable foods on hand for emergencies. But good legal advice is also essential when cyclonic winds brew. In fall 2005 (Hurricane Katrina), when Mother Nature catapulted roofs and flung front doors to the four winds, many homeowners saw firsthand that builders did not uniformly comply with the stricter building codes the state Legislature …

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