I was originally born in Poughkeepsie New York in 1950 to Harold and Elizabeth Orcutt and was the third oldest of 5 children. Upon graduating high-school and undergrad I attended law school at Albany Law School in 1975. I worked in New York doing wills and contract law until I moved to North Carolina in 1987 and began practicing consumer bankruptcy law. That same year I opened my first law office on Six Forks Rd in Georgetown office condominiums in Raleigh. At one point I practiced both personal injury and bankruptcy until I realized that making law on behalf of North Carolina consumer bankruptcy clients was more gratifying. During the 1990's I began to expand my practice to Durham, to Fayetteville, to Wilson, to Garner and now Greensboro.


Areas of practice:

Practice limited to consumer and business debtor bankruptcy law since 1997. General practice involving real estate, worker's compensation, wills & estates, personal injury and bankruptcy law, 1976 to 1997


1972 University of Rochester, Bachelor of Science degree in Physics

1975 Union University, Albany Law School , Juris Doctor degree

Bar admissions:

1976, New York State

1982, North Carolina

1985, Federal District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of North Carolina

1993, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit


"Managing Your Law Office: Panel Speaker". Eastern Bankerupty Institute, 2013.
"Welcome to the wonderful world of HotDocs": HotDocs Demonstration". Eastern Bankruptcy Institute, 2013.

"Plan calculation and other issues post-Pliler", Eastern Bankruptcy Institute, 2014.

"How to improve efficiency and profitability in your law practice", Eastern Bankruptcy Institute, 2016.