Joan is a native of Lenoir County, N.C., who has made her home in the Triangle since her days at Peace College in Raleigh, and the University of North Carolina and UNC Law School in Chapel Hill. She is a partner in the law firm of Howard, Stallings, From, Atkins, Angell and Davis, PA, where she has been employed since 1989. She has over thirty years of experience in litigation, including eminent domain, condemnation, serious injury and death claims. She has a wide range of experience in federal district court, federal bankruptcy court, and many state court systems. Her real estate clients include Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies, as well as small businesses, individuals, developers, retailers and lenders. Joan has been recognized by numerous organizations for her outstanding service, including Super Lawyer and NC Business Magazine’s Legal Elite. She has received an AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale Hubbard for adhering to the highest ethical standards. She has written numerous articles on eminent domain, two of which have been republished in a national anthology of best practices. She is a sought after speaker on the topic of eminent domain topics for both legal and other trade groups.
Joan has been a member of NCAJ since graduating law school.