An attorney at a prominent North Carolina law firm was shot dead by a client in an apparent murder-suicide, authorities said Tuesday.
Patrick White, a lawyer at the firm Riddle and Brantley, was killed by the client when a verbal argument between them escalated on Monday, the Goldsboro Police Department said. The client then turned the gun on himself.
The gunman has not been named yet and there was no immediate word on a possible motive.
A representative of Riddle and Brantley told The Post that she could not comment on the incident.
Riddle and Brantley is a personal injury law firm with 10 locations throughout eastern North Carolina.
According to White’s profile page on Riddle and Brantley’s website, he was a graduate of West Virginia University who had been practicing law since 2005.
He practiced various types of personal injury law over the years and handled cases involving motor vehicle accidents, dog bites, slip-and-falls, as well as insurance disputes and construction claims.
“I enjoy meeting my clients and guiding them through what may be one of the scariest