Sean is a partner with the firm, concentrating his practice primarily on litigation of business, surety, construction, and commercial real estate disputes.  He also routinely advises clients on compliance with state and federal fair housing and disability laws. Prior to law school, Sean worked for four years in the Institutional Trust Department of BB&T, a Fortune 500 bank.

Fair Housing Issues Review Blog

Recent Work
  • Advised multi-state property management and investment company regarding fair housing reasonable accommodation and modification request policies
  • Advised multi-state property management and investment company on compliance with federal and state fair housing law
  • Successfully defended property management company on multi-million dollar fair housing complaint

The outcome of a particular matter cannot be based upon a lawyer’s or law firm’s past results.


“From Peacocks to Pomeranians:  An Analysis of Assistance Animals Under Federal Law
Wake County Bar Association, Tenth Judicial District:  Breakfast Discussion series, April 2018

“Only the Brave Focus on Fair Housing”
2018 Bell Partners Inc. Leadership Conference, Jan. 2018

“From Request to Resolution:  An Overview of Reasonable Accommodation and Modifications Requests Under the Fair Housing Act”
Raleigh-Wake Paralegal Association 2017 Annual Seminar, Oct. 2017

“It’s Hip to Be Square”
2017 Bell Partners Inc. Leadership Conference, Feb. 2017


University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D., with honors, 2011
East Carolina University, B.A., 2003

Bar Affiliations
North Carolina Bar Association
Wake County Bar Association

Admitted to Practice
All North Carolina state courts
U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District and Eastern District Bankruptcy of North Carolina

Honors and Activities
North Carolina Law Review, 2009-2011
Gressman-Pollitt Award for Outstanding Oral Advocacy, 2009
Certificates of Merit for Highest Grade in Professional Responsibility, Advanced Tax Topics, and Environmental Ocean and Coastal Law
Second Place, 2010 Securities Law Writing Competition, Association of Securities and Exchange Commission Alumni

Simplifying the Analysis: The Second Circuit Lays Out a Straightforward Theory of Fraud in SEC v. Dorozhko, 89 N.C. L. Rev. 357 (2010)


A Few Passions:

Good bourbon and eastern North Carolina barbeque.

A Favorite Quote:

“Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Emerson

Community Involvement
North Carolina Bar Association
Wake County Bar Association
Rotary Club of Raleigh – member
First United Methodist Church, Cary – member