Connie Elder Carrigan, a partner at Smith Debnam, joined the firm in 1996. Connie concentrates her practice in Business Law, assisting clients in the areas of Raleigh employment law, business advice and litigation, construction law, equipment leasing and creditor bankruptcy. Connie’s practice emphasizes prompt and effective client communications, and efficient, assertive, and results-oriented representation of her clients’ interests in both state and federal courts and in matters involving mediation and arbitration.
Connie has been practicing in the field of small business representation since 1990, and she holds an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell®. She was selected to Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite in 2016, a listing of the state’s top lawyers in business-related categories. She has lectured on topics ranging from employment law, bankruptcy, and equipment leasing to construction law, and is the author of manuscripts and materials prepared for attorneys and businesses seeking advice and counsel in these matters.
Connie is a member of the Bankruptcy Law and Labor – Employment Law sections of the North Carolina Bar Association. She is a member of the Wake County Bar Association, American Bankruptcy Institute, National Association of Credit Management, Society for Human Resource Management, Raleigh-Wake Human Resource Management Association, Campbell University Law School Alumni Association, and the 2016 Chair of the Primerus Labor and Employment Law Group and Wake Area Business Advisory Council.