Mahlon W. DeLoatch, Jr.
James Chadwick Hinton
Attorney for the Town of Tarboro
Michael B. Peters
Mr. Peters accepted a full-time position as the Edgecombe County Attorney effective after January 18, 2019. Existing or returning clients should contact Mr. Hinton for further assistance.
The firm was originally Gilliam and Gilliam around the turn of the 20th century, composed of the father and uncle of the late Donnell Gilliam. Mr. Donnell Gilliam became a partner and later Mr. Lyn Bond became a partner and the firm was known as Gilliam and Bond.Mr. Donnell Gilliam was appointed by President Harry Truman to be the United States District Court Judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina and Chauncey H. Leggett became a partner and the firm was Re-designated as Bond and Leggett. When Mr. Bond died, the firm became Leggett and Fountain with George M. Fountain as a partner. Mr. Fountain was appointed to the Superior Court Bench by Governor Luther Hodges at which time Herbert H. Taylor, Jr. became a partner in the firm known as Leggett and Taylor. Mr. Leggett died in 1957 and Z. Creighton Brinson became an associate of Herbert H. Taylor, Jr. in 1958 and the partnership of Taylor and Brinson was formed in 1961. William W. Aycock, Jr. became an associate of Taylor and Brinson and subsequently became a partner and the firm became Taylor, Brinson & Aycock.
James C. Marrow, Jr. became an associate in the firm in 1972 and was made a partner in 1976. Mr. Aycock withdrew from the firm effective December 31, 1980 and the firm name was changed to Taylor, Brinson & Marrow. Mr. Marrow withdrew from the firm effective October 1, 1983 and the firm name reverted to Taylor & Brinson. Thomas J. Moore, II became an Associate in September, 1991.
Effective January 1, 1994, a new firm under the name and style of Taylor, Brinson & Moore was formed comprised of three attorneys, Messrs. Brinson and Moore as partners and Mr. Taylor who was Of Counsel. Mr. Moore left the firm on December 31, 1994 and Z. Creighton Brinson practiced as a sole practitioner until April 30, 1995.
Effective May 1, 1995 a new firm under the name and style of Taylor, Brinson & DeLoatch was formed comprised of Mr. Brinson and Mahlon W. DeLoatch, Jr., as partners and Mr. Taylor as Of Counsel. Mr. Taylor passed away in 2001 and Mr. Brinson followed him in death in 2005, and Mr. DeLoatch practiced as a sole practitioner until March 14, 2010.
J. Chad Hinton became an associate of Mr. DeLoatch on March 15, 2010 and was made partner on January 1, 2012 at which time the firm became DeLoatch & Hinton, PLLC. Michael B. Peters was hired as an associate of DeLoatch & Hinton on September 4, 2012 and was made partner on January 1, 2014, giving the firm its current name, DeLoatch, Hinton & Peters, PLLC.
Effective January 2019, Mr. Peters accepted a full-time position as Edgecombe County Attorney. Mr. Hinton and Mr. DeLoatch will continue to operate as DeLoatch & Hinton, PLLC.