Woodson, Sayers, Lawther, Short, Parrott and Abramson, LLP

The Woodson Law Firm

We are open & available to help you! Glad to see many businesses are reopening in Rowan County! We truly are in this together so do not hesitate to call us at 704/633-5000 if we can help you! We will do everything possible to assist you with safe and sanitized precautions for all appointments.

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Established in 1899, The Woodson Law Firm has been proudly providing clients in the Salisbury, North Carolina, area high-quality legal representation at reasonable rates. Our staff is dedicated to offering our clients competitive representation for numerous areas of the law, including family law and real estate planning.


The Woodson Law Firm traces its roots in Salisbury, North Carolina, to 1899 when Walter H. Woodson opened his practice. Mr. Woodson was a renowned trial attorney, who practiced until his death in 1964.

In 1962, Walter Woodson’s firm, which consisted of himself and his three sons, Walter Jr., Nelson and Jim, merged with two other prominent Salisbury firms, Hudson and Hudson, and Max Busby. Senior partner Don Sayers joined the practice in 1969 after serving as clerk for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. Upon graduation from law school, senior partner Rivers Lawther joined the firm in 1972. In 1985, the firm again merged with the local law firm of Coughenhour & Linn, at which time current partner Chip Short joined the practice. Another merger occurred in 1991 with the Ford, Parrott, & Hudson firm and current partner Ed Parrott joined then along with the now retired Superior Court Judge Larry G. Ford. The newest partner, Andy Abramson, joined the firm in 2005. 

The firm’s office was maintained at 201 West Council St. in Salisbury until its 2003 relocation to 225 North Main St., which is directly across from the Rowan County Court House.


Since its inception, the firm has maintained its general civil and criminal practice participating in trials and appeals all levels of the courts of North Carolina. This trial practice includes all areas of civil and commercial litigation, construction and property litigation and personal injury litigation. Other practice areas of prominence within the firm include: real estate, wills and estates, banking law, corporate law, municipal law, criminal defense, family law and divorce and education law.

For more than a century, The Woodson Law Firm has earned the respect of the citizens of Rowan County as a responsible, diligent and tenacious law firm that zealously represents its clients’ interests. The firm’s clientele includes a host of municipalities, public boards, education boards and institutions, developers and contractors, prominent business and individuals.

Please continue to browse our website for more information about our legal practice. If you would like to set up a consultation, please contact us today.


Farmers and Merchants Bank, City of Salisbury, Town of Spencer, Town of Granite Quarry, Catawba College, Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education, Margaret C. Woodson Foundation; Proctor Foundation; Piedmont Cheerwine Bottling Co.; Central Piedmont Builders Inc., Wayne Bost Trucking Company, Inc.; Jim L. Bost Construction Co., Salisbury Orthopaedic Association, P.A.; Salisbury Community Development, Inc., The LandTrust for Central North Carolina, Inc., Housing Authority of Salisbury, Inc., Salisbury Pediatric Investments, LLC., Central Carolina Neurology & Sleep, P.A., Rowan Business Alliance, Inc., DJ’s Restaurants Inc., Country Club of Salisbury.


  • Real Estate & Property Litigation
  • Civil Litigation & Personal Injury
  • Wills & Estate Planning
  • Family Law & Divorce
  • Criminal Defense & Traffic Matters


The Woodson Law Firm
Woodson, Sayers, Lawther,
Short, Parrott and Abramson, LLP
F&M Professional Center
225 N. Main St., Suite 200
Salisbury, NC 28144

Phone: 704-633-5000 (se habla español)
Fax: 704-637-2388

Please contact us for payment options. 



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