About Us

White & Allen, P.A. is a full-service law firm located in Eastern North Carolina. Our predecessors first began their legal practice in Kinston in 1927, and since then the firm has grown to become one of the largest in Eastern North Carolina. In addition to our original location in Kinston, we now have offices in New Bern, Greenville, Snow Hill, and Morehead City. Our team includes 20 attorneys and more than 40 paralegals and support staff.

White & Allen’s scope of practice covers civil, transactional, and criminal legal matters. Our team approach to service means our clients can trust us with all their legal needs including issues of bankruptcy, civil litigation, criminal matters, condemnation and eminent domain, health care law, corporations, education, domestic and family law, elder law and special needs (disability) trusts, estate planning and administration, partnerships, personal injury, real estate, taxation, and traffic matters, among others. We have three attorneys with a Master of Laws degree in taxation and five attorneys who are board-certified by the North Carolina State Bar as specialists in their respective practice areas.

At White & Allen, not only are we dedicated to delivering exceptional legal services, we also keep a close eye on costs. Using technology to add speed and efficiency, we minimize overhead and pass those savings on to clients.

Our firm’s professionals also take pride in being leaders in public service. From serving in the N.C. General Assembly to serving meals at the local soup kitchen; from membership on the Kinston School Board to being active members of Rotary; from being chairman of the State Arts Commission to participation in the local Chamber of Commerce and countless other community affiliations, the firm serves its communities through its professional and its public actions. Service is at the root of all that we do.

Many of our client relationships have lasted for generations. We have assisted clients through difficult times and helped them avoid the future’s pitfalls. We have been with our clients as they have grown with opportunities and built their own sound futures.

At White & Allen, our client relationships are forged from shared goals and Built on Trust.

Mother Earth Brewing Company

Trent Mooring

”John Marshall at White & Allen has been instrumental in getting Mother Earth started, dealing with many legal issues. John did a good bit of our intellectual property (IP) work in the early stages and then referred us to an IP specialist when that step was called for. It was especially important for us that we were able to protect our slogan, “Peace, Love and Beer.”

There really aren’t any legal questions that I can imagine we will have at Mother Earth that we can’t get answered at White & Allen and that includes real estate issues, where we have gotten consistent advice from Joe Bower. It’s just an awesome law firm.”