Dugan & Leger, PLLC is a local full-service law firm located only one mile from the Brunswick County Courthouse in Bolivia, NC. While we offer legal representation on a wide variety of legal matters; our attorneys focus on three main pillars of legal representation: Litigation, Life Planning, and Business Law.


Litigation is the practice of resolving legal disputes using the court system. Our litigation attorneys focus on trial work, representing clients in Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Family Law, Business Law and Civil Litigation matters.

Our criminal defense lawyers defend everything from traffic tickets and DUI/DWI’s, to misdemeanors and serious felonies. Defending the rights of the accused is more than a job for us. We strongly believe in upholding the Constitution and in acting as a check on the immense power of the government. We aggressively fight for our clients.

Our personal injury lawyers focus on maximizing your civil lawsuits claims. Dugan & Leger represents clients in nearly all areas of personal injury lawsuits including: car accidents, property damage claims, slip & falls, serious car wrecks, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, boating accidents, medical malpractice claims, nursing home negligence/abuse, and wrongful death. We will fight for your rights regardless of the “size” of your claim.

Family law is a very broad practice area. Many family law issues require a trial lawyer, such as contested divorce, child custody, adoptions, child support modifications, and guardianships. However, many family law issues may be resolved without going to court.

General civil litigation encompasses nearly any other situation which is resolved in a court room. Examples of general civil litigation include small claims, contract disputes, landlord-tenant issues, construction issues, and various hearings and appeals.

Life Planning

Dugan & Leger offers legal services that go far beyond estate planning. These services include wills and trusts, health care planning, gun trusts, family law, and probate and estate administration.

Wills and Trusts  are tools used by an estate planning attorney to create a plan that provides peace of mind that one’s final wishes will be handled in the most efficient and effective manner. Our attorneys can build a tailored estate planning package to meet your needs and your budget. Estate plans may include wills, revocable trusts, irrevocable trusts, durable powers of attorney, and other financial documents to ensure you are prepared for any contingency.

Health Care Planning is an often overlooked estate planning tool that can ensure your medical wishes are followed by both family and medical professionals. Our firm can provide health care documents including living wills, health care powers of attorney and physician orders for life-sustaining treatment forms. These documents can be tailored to your individual needs, ensuring your health care decisions are honored.

Family Law  can involve a wide variety of legal matters such as child custody, child support, adoption, guardianship, separation agreements, divorce, emancipation, name changes, and prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements. Our attorneys can resolve many of these issues without our clients ever stepping foot in a court room.

Business Law

We can support your business every step of the way, providing tailored services including Entity Formation, Document Drafting, Contract Review, Business Sales, Litigation, Registered Agent Services, and Business Sales, Transfers, and Terminations. At Dugan & Leger, we understand the challenges of running a business, and are here to help you succeed.