Hickory Daily Record: Hickory Law Firm Announces New Partner


Jimmy R. Summelin

HICKORY–Young, Morphis, Bach & Taylor, LLP, a law firm serving western North Carolina for over 60 years, announced the addition of Jimmy R. Summerlin, Jr. as partner in the firm.

“Jimmy has an impressive track record as an attorney and is an incredibly hard-working individual.  We are pleased that Jimmy has chosen to take this next step in his career with our firm,” stated Terry M. Taylor, Managing Partner.                                                                       

Summerlin, a Tarboro native, practices in the firm’s Hickory office, where he focuses on bankruptcy law, commercial law, and corporate transactional law.

Summerlin also handles other legal matters such as real estate, wills, trusts and estates.  When not practicing law, Jimmy enjoys spending time with his family, working on church related activities, fishing and hunting. Summerlin earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from North Carolina State University in Raleigh.  He received his Juris Doctorate, with a concentration in business transactions, and his Doctor of Philosophy degrees from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

Summerlin is a member of numerous professional associations, including the Catawba County Bar Association, North Carolina Bar Association, American Bar Association, American Bankruptcy Institute, and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. 

One of Hickory’s oldest firms, Young, Morphis, Bach & Taylor offers expertise in a broad range of practice areas, including, but not limited to Business and Corporation law; Taxation and Estate Planning; Real Property; Personal Injury claims; Civil and Real Property Litigation; Wills, Estate and Probate Law; Elder Law; Guardianship; Traffic Court; Criminal Law; Bankruptcy, Collections and Foreclosures; Employment Law; and Mediation.

The firm’s other partners are Terry M. Taylor, Wayne M. Bach, Paul E. Culpepper and Kevin C. McIntosh.  Charles R. Young, Sr., a founding partner in the firm, continues to practice with the firm of counsel.

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