The law firm of Golding Holden & Pope, L.L.P is a continuation of a partnership formed more than 50 years ago for the purpose of providing service to the insurance industry. We concentrate in the investigation and defense of liability and first party claims throughout the state of North Carolina with our office located in Charlotte, N.C. We realize that the emphasis on the provision of our services is the end result, whether settlement, trial, or acceptance\denial of a first party claim. Our mission is to achieve the most favorable resolution of claims or litigation. We believe that, if a case appears to be one to settle, the insurer should be advised at an early date, not at the door to the courthouse. A change of position after incurring additional legal fees should be solely based on a change in circumstances or additional information affecting the value of the litigation. While some practitioners may fear the stress of a jury trial, we realize that a jury trial or workers compensation hearing is simply the logical alternative to parties in conflict with different evaluations of their case and many cases simply need to be tried given the nature of the claimants, opposing counsel, or the facts of the claim. Our firm's experience in trial work provides a ready advantage in obtaining a favorable result. In addition, we believe that the willingness to proceed to trial provides a considerable advantage in the settlement process since plaintiff's counsel is usually aware of our firm's reputation.