Celebrating 4 Years of Service to Western North Carolina

~Protection and Advocacy~ for you, your business, and your family. Because it matters.

We are a full service Western North Carolina law firm

Earwood, Moore, Carpenter & Guy, PLLC is a western North Carolina full service law firm and you will immediately notice the difference in how we respond to your individual needs. We are a group of highly skilled lawyers, combining our individual strengths to meet whatever legal need you may have.

When you need it, we form a comprehensive team around you, protecting your interests in every area necessary. We are here for you, your family, and your business, and we can be with you through every phase and transition that the future may bring.

Legal Services


Corporate and Business Law

Business people need a dependable relationship with a lawyer prepared to participate in the business’ growth; at Earwood, Moore, Carpenter & Guy, we provide exactly that. We are your go-to lawyers for all of your corporate legal needs. From entity formation and contracts, to debt collection and acquisitions, we are here to provide the services you need over the long haul. Read more about the types of services we provide to Western North Carolina Businesses in our Business Law Section.


Criminal Law Matters – We are behind you too!

If you have been charged with a crime or serious traffic infraction, you deserve an advocate that will aggressively defend your rights and protect your interest. Whether your charges are State, Federal, Tribal, or University based, we are here to help.


Estate and Tax Planning

Planning for end-life matters is becoming more important than ever. Our lives are longer. As a culture we are accumulating more, and requiring more to compensate for changing life-expectancies. At Earwood, Moore, Carpenter & Guy, we can help ensure you have considered all the fine points. Our estate planning and elder law practice includes:


Family Law Matters

Our Family Law practice is fully inclusive. As marriage and all things related to it are, from the perspective of the law, contractual agreements, it is our goal to ensure the things that matter the most are protected. From prenuptial agreements to post-separation agreements, we are here to guide you through all the legal aspects of marital bliss and strife.


Indian Law: Native Peoples & The Qualla Boundary

Whether you are starting a business, accused in a criminal matter, have a civil dispute, or are injured on tribal land, understanding the complex system of overlapping laws governing tribal lands is imperative. We are experienced in how the laws that overlap can make all the difference in the outcome of your legal matter.


Litigation: Trial Lawyers

Litigation is a broad term encompassing the kind of law governing unresolved disputes that bring people and businesses to court for a Judge to resolve. At Earwood, Moore, Carpenter & Guy, we are primarily trial lawyers. Our litigation practice encompasses business disputes, personal injury and negligence claims, construction law matters, contract breaches, real estate disputes, and many other matters.


Municipal & Government Representation

We provide guidance and representation to both municipalities and government agencies. Experienced litigators, our attorneys offer guidance regarding ordinances, land use, and open records, and child welfare advocacy.


Personal Injury Representation

Our personal injury practice is aimed at assisting people suffering from injuries due to accidents, on the job, and those with disabilities. We offer services in matters like:


Real Estate and Transactions

Protecting your financial investment by ensuring your real property transactions are sound is a cornerstone of our practice at Earwood, Moore, Carpenter & Guy. We provide the full gambit of real property law services, including:

We are attorneys dedicated to providing you and your family with a full complement of legal services. We are also parents and active members of our communities. We know that bad things happen to good people. We are committed to defending your rights, when it matters most.

You will find our legal team structured a little differently than other law firms. Our lawyers each have individual focused areas of practice. We combine a multi-talented approach so that we can provide the most competent and reasoned legal services to our clients. Our team can effectively and efficiently respond to your growing and changing needs.

With three locations in Sylva, Waynesville, and Murphy, we strive to make your relationship with your lawyers as convenient as possible. We serve people and businesses in the towns of Sylva, Murphy, Waynesville, Franklin, Bryson City,Hayesville and Robbinsville and on The Qualla Boundary in Cherokee, and throughout the counties of Jackson,Buncombe, Haywood, Macon, Swain, Graham, Clay, and Cherokee, surrounding those towns.