Fred D. Poisson Jr.

happy thanksgiving

Who started Thanksgiving? It may surprise you that it was Abraham Lincoln in 1863 who proclaimed the last Thursday in November to be a national day of Thanksgiving. In the middle of the Civil War in the First Thanksgiving Proclamation, President Lincoln asked the citizens to pray, specifically, for God…

Fred D. Poisson, Jr.

Fred Poisson, Jr. recounts in early 1976 a successful defense of Mr. M to show cause why he ought not to be imprisoned for willfully failing to pay child support. Show cause cases for nonpayment of child support always bothered me from the start. I was either representing a sorry…

coronavirus trial

How has COVID-19 affected personal injury insurance claims? Poisson, Poisson & Bower, PLLC will provide a multi-part assessment on how COVID-19 has affected personal injury insurance claims based on our observations as personal injury attorneys practicing in North and South Carolina. The biggest effects have been lower offers, delays and…

nourish nc

Poisson, Poisson & Bower, PLLC’s Wilmington office packed nearly 200 pounds of snack packs for Nourish NC to distribute to children in the Wilmington area who are in need of food. Each snack pack contains a juice box, a pack of crackers, a fruit snack and a squeeze pouch. You…

Fred D. Poisson, Jr.

Last week I was on a Zoom reception with fifty of my friends with Governor Cooper. A lot has changed in the last 44 years in the practice of law. When I first began practice in 1976 above the Fox and Lyon Drug Store at the square of Wadesboro, there…

There is usually a one-week waiting period, now there is no waiting period Applicants are entitled to an additional $600 in federal money in addition to the usual weekly amount of the benefit. Self-employed workers or independent contracts are now covered whereas usually they are not. North Carolina applicants are…

construction site

Have you been seriously injured due to the defective construction of a home or business? This is part one of a two-part blog series that will discuss the potential legal ramifications of defective construction. In this blog post, the topic is focused on physical injury and negligence law. Part 2…

Fred D. Poisson, Jr.

I am both happy and sad to announce that my law partner, George C. Bower, Jr. will retire this month after practicing law in Anson County over 41 years. 26 years ago, my father, Fred D. Poisson, Sr., George C. Bower, Jr. and I formed Poisson, Poisson & Bower, PLLC…