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Worker’s Compensation

Our attorneys are experienced in all aspects of the workers comp system.

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Personal Injury

With the help of our attorneys, your clients can start the healing process sooner.

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Vehicle Accidents

Accidents happen. We make sure they’re fixed quickly, easily, and fairly.

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Who We Are

Our Attorneys

Our team of knowledgeable attorneys have experience providing dispute resolution services in complex legal matters.

Prior, Criner & Edwards Law, PLCC. have a long history of building long-term client relationships founded on trust and mutual respect.


Frank Prior

With over 25 years of experience in civil litigation and thousands of cases mediated, Frank specializes in the fields of workers compensation and personal injury law.

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Sherman Lee Criner

Sherman is Licensed to Practice Law in North and South Carolina. He has extensive education in law and the mediation practice, professional experience and impressive memberships in many noteworthy political, civic and business organizations.

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Ashley M. Edwards

Ashley is a NC attorney and certified mediator in North and South Carolina, Ashley has represented hundreds of clients and mediated thousands of cases for attorneys, insurance carriers and private companies.

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Mission Statement

"Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. Point out to them how the nominal winner is often a real loser—in fees, expenses, and waste of time. As a peacemaker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man.”

- Abraham Lincoln - July 1, 1850

Understanding the Mediation Process

There is no mechanism to force a settlement or to determine a value to a workers' compensation case. A workers' compensation case can only resolve or settle if the parties voluntarily agree.  This primarily happens through the mediation process but most injured workers have never been through a mediation. Here is a good 11 minute video by one of our attorneys explaining the mediation process