Exceptional Representation

Our lawyers focus on obtaining the best outcome for our clients, whether through the negotiation process or through litigation. Often, the difference between feeling helpless and feeling at ease with the entire judicial process is a lawyer who returns phone calls and emails in a timely manner – there is nothing worse than not knowing the answer to an important question that can be easily answered by an experienced attorney in a matter of seconds.

At Brown & Associates, PLLC, we take a team-oriented approach when working with our NC and SC clients. Our experienced lawyers, along with our dedicated staff, work together to form the best possible plan of action to resolve your legal concerns efficiently and effectively.

To learn more about our attorneys and staff, see our profiles below. You may also contact us online or by calling 704-542-2525 for more information or to schedule an appointment.



Don was born in Plymouth, North Carolina. A Washington County, North Carolina native, Don received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received a Juris Doctor degree from Campbell University's Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law. Don continued his studies at the United States Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, earning the Navy's nonresident certificate in International Law. He is a former US Navy JAG Officer who served in the Pentagon, where he provided legal advice to the Secretary of the Navy and the Judge Advocate General of the Navy.

In 1999, Don opened Brown & Associates, PLLC. He now represents clients in North and South Carolina. In Don’s free time, he writes legal and military thrillers about the Navy. You can find all of his novels on or visit his website at Don’s experience as a trial lawyer involving complex cases has resulted in a strong success record. You will benefit from his legal experience and the experience of other attorneys with the firm in resolving your legal problems.



Asst. Office Manager and Client Accounts

Brenda Aycoth is an assistant office manager and handles our client accounts and billing. She has been working with Brown & Associates for more nearly 20 years and keeps our office in compliance with state and federal requirements.

Ms. Aycoth has a BS in Accounting from Liberty University and became a CPA in 2012. 

In her spare time, Ms. Aycoth likes to travel and spend time on the lake. 



Legal Assistant

Theresa "Teri" Gyura was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She has lived in the US since the 1990s.

Teri has 2 children, one of which is a Navy veteran, and has lived in NC for the last 10 years and considers it to be home.

Teri has worked as an Administrative Assistant for many years in various industries, but has a special gift of connecting with clients who are going through a difficult time in their lives.

When Teri is not working she loves to bake and occasionally does so for small catering functions.  She also loves to spend time with friends and visiting local venues.



Certified Paralegal, Certified Legal Project Practitioner

Alicia Mitchell-Mercer is a senior paralegal and legal project manager. She holds a B.S. in Paralegal Studies and a M.S. in Project Management. She is a certified paralegal through the North Carolina State Bar, South Carolina Bar, NALA | The Paralegal Association, and the National Federation of Paralegal Associations. She is also a certified Legal Project Practitioner through the International Institute of Legal Project Management. Alicia is the Technology Committee Chair and Communications Co-chair of the North Carolina Bar Association, Paralegal Division; and volunteers with the North Carolina Guardian ad Litem program.



Attorney | Of Counsel

Cabell Sinclair is a licensed attorney in North Carolina with experience in residential real estate closings. Cabell is a graduate of Campbell University's Lundy-Fetterman School of Business and Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law. While in law school, Cabell served as the Negotiation Chair for the Old Kivett Advocacy Council, represented the university in the Regional ABA Negotiation Competition and the ACB National Negotiation Competition. Cabell also clerked for the Honorable Stephani W. Humrickhouse, Chief Judge for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. Cabell is originally from Raleigh, NC. He lives in Charlotte and during his free time he enjoys playing guitar, cheering on the Carolina Panthers, and spending time with his dog, Ida.

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