Retired Partner

L.P. Hornthal, Jr


Phone: 252-698-0216
Fax: (252) 335-4223
301 East Main Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909


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Tony’s more than fifty years of practice have been spent primarily in a courtroom.  Tony focuses on civil litigation, including personal injury, insurance defense, contract disputes, real estate litigation, construction litigation, and business disputes.


  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (A.B., 1958; LLB, 1963)
    • Phi Delta Phi

Honors & Distinctions

  • NCDRC Certified Superior Court Mediator
  • Martindale Hubbell “AV” rating
  • North Carolina State Bar’s John B. McMillan Distinguished Service Award
  • Robert Elster Award for Professional Excellence

Bar & Affiliations

  • North Carolina State Bar
    • Disciplinary Hearing Commission (1986-92)
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court
  • First Judicial District Bar
  • North Carolina State Bar Association (Former President)
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • International Association of Insurance Counsel
  • Association of Insurance Attorneys
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys (Former President)
  • Lawyers Mutual Liability Insurance Company of North Carolina (1988-2012, Former Chair)
  • Georgia Lawyers Insurance Company (2002-08)
  • North Carolina State Bar Plan for Interest on Lawyer’s Trust Accounts, Board of Directors (1993-2003)
  • North Carolina Judicial Standards Commission (2007-13)
  • American Bar Association

Personal & Community

  • Christ Episcopal Church
  • Diocese of East Carolina
  • Elizabeth City Rotary Club (Former President)