Recent updates regarding an ongoing Brian Elston Law Federal Case

Recent updates regarding an ongoing Brian Elston Law Federal Case

Recent updates regarding an ongoing Brian Elston Law Federal Case
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By BRIAN ELSTON LAW

Brian Elston is in the news regarding a Federal Case where in his clients were wrongfully detained and strip-searched.

Quote from the Asheville Citizen Times:

A federal jury has reached a verdict on the first phase of a Buncombe County man’s civil suit who said sheriff’s deputies violated his rights by strip-searching him in a gas station bathroom.

The jury returned a verdict March 23, the second day of deliberation, saying the actions of one deputy, Jeff May, in the 2018 strip search of Marcus Hyatt were not “reasonable under the Fourth Amendment.”

On February 23, 2021 the Asheville Citizen Times covered the news:

The federal case of a Buncombe County man who was handcuffed, strip searched in a gas station bathroom and held for hours before being released is set for a March 8 jury trial.

The movement toward a civil trial for Marcus Hyatt and his girlfriend Ashley Barrett, who said she was also illegally detained in 2018, comes after a Feb. 12, order by U.S. District Court Judge Martin Reidinger.

The full article can be found here, but may require subscription to read:

https://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/2021/02/23/trial-set-march-8-asheville-federal-buncombe-county-strip-search-case/4541109001/

On March 17, 2021 the Asheville Citizen Times wrote an article on the impending trial:

Race, a drug dog, body cam footage and the jury’s take on who is filling in the blanks honestly during gaps in video will steer the outcome of a federal civil rights case brought by a Buncombe County man who said sheriff’s deputies violated his rights in a 2018 traffic stop.

The issues loomed large in a jury trial that started March 17 for Marcus Hyatt, a Black man who says white deputies pulled him and his cousin, Brandon Pickens, over without good reason on Jan. 20, 2018. They detained and handcuffed them, then strip searched them in a gas station bathroom before letting them go after three and a half hours.

The full article can be found here, but may require subscription to read:

https://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/2021/03/17/strip-search-case-could-hinge-race-dog-bodycam-footage/4742021001/

This case is ongoing with more news to follow.

If you feel you’ve been wrongfully accused or detained, contact Brian Elston Law.

Brian Elston makes 2021 NC Super Lawyers List in Workers Compensation Law

Brian Elston makes 2021 NC Super Lawyers List in Workers Compensation Law

Brian Elston makes 2021 NC Super Lawyers List in Workers Compensation Law
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By BRIAN ELSTON

Brian Elston is grateful to be recognized on the 2021 North Carolina Super Lawyers list in Workers’ Compensation Law. No more than 5 percent of attorney in North Carolina are selected for this list.

Super Lawyers is a a peer-review rating service publication that reviews and ranks law firms and attorneys across the U.S. who have received a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Brian Elston achieved “Rising Star” status from 2017 – 2019 and “Super Lawyer” status in 2020 and now 2021.

Brian is appreciative of the honor and credits his amazing colleagues. “I work alongside phenomenal individuals. Chad Donnahoo and Reed Williams are excellent attorneys and colleagues, and it’s easy to seem tall when standing on the shoulders of those two. Jenna Jarrett is always a step ahead in making sure what needs to be done for our clients.”

Brian Elston Law is a firm of personal injury attorneys and workers’ compensation attorneys whose goals are to maximize justice, and minimize stress for their clients. For more information, click here. Let’s talk.

See the original press release here: Buncombe Bar

Brian Elston Supports Youth Baseball Organization in 2021

Brian Elston Supports Youth Baseball Organization in 2021

Brian Elston Supports Youth Baseball Organization in 2021

By BRIAN ELSTON

While 2021 has already introduced its fair share of change, Brian Elston Law is pleased to support youth baseball, a sport that James Earl Jones in Field of Dreams has stated is a constant for America.

“One of our goals for each client is to provide stability as they go through personal injury accidents, workers’ compensation injuries, and employment disputes. So, the opportunity to support youth baseball and provide stability to players, parents and the community during these times is inline with our mission.” says Brian Elston. The organization is Mountain Fire Baseball Association, and Elston will also serve as a coach of one of the teams.

To learn more about Mountain Fire Baseball Association including tryouts and upcoming game schedule (TBD) check out the website at mountainfirebaseball.org

Mountain Fire Baseball 9U and 12U tryouts are January 30th, 2021. Tryouts will be at Bob Lewis Fields – Field 7. Pre-Registration is required – click here to register.

Brian Elston Law hopes that everyone will enjoy the consistent joy that youth baseball brings about.

If you or a loved one have gone through the unexpected change of an accident or employment dispute, please contact Brian Elston Law to schedule a consultation.

 

Brian Elston Law Donates to Local Charities For The Holidays

Brian Elston Law Donates to Local Charities For The Holidays

Brian Elston Law Donates to Local Charities For The Holidays
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By BRIAN ELSTON

Thank you for everyone that suggested so many amazing causes to support. To follow up on our Spirit of Giving post, we told the community that this year, we wanted to do something different. Instead of cards and calendars, we’d like to give back to a local worthy cause. We asked for everyone’s input and received great feedback.

This year, we’ve made donations to 10 non-profits and it felt good to be part of the change we wish to see in the world.

I did want to highlight two causes in particular.

Western North Carolina Area of Narcotics Anonymous

Holidays can be tough, and for those with addiction issues, dealing with family, stress, money for presents, it can be even tougher. Now, add on to the stress that you can’t meet with your support group because of the plague, it is even tougher. For those that know me, my brother Jeff passed away around this time last year due to addiction. By all accounts, his NA group meant so much to him, and him to them. At his funeral, they shared memorable stories of his wonderful sense of humor, often heard laughter, and his constant willingness to help others either by helping them with their cars or just sharing his struggles and faith. Addiction, anxiety, depression, and stuff happens. Everyone deals with it in some sort of fashion, and it is okay to reach out to a brother or sister to share in the struggle. Check out Western North Carolina Area of Narcotics Anonymous if you just need a minute.

 

Live Free 999

Along those same lines, Live Free 999 supports young people in their battles with addiction, anxiety and depression. If you haven’t heard, check out Wishing Well by Juice Wrld. Some say, (and this person will know who said this when they read it), it is the greatest song ever written.

 

Here is the full list of charities we donated to

Please check them out and consider offering donations to one or more of these worthy causes.

The Spirit of Giving

The Spirit of Giving

The Spirit of Giving
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By BRIAN ELSTON

Each year around this time, my firm sends out Christmas Cards and calendars to clients and contacts. This year is different, which I know is an understatement. It just seems a bit hollow this year sending out cards wishing everyone a Merry Christmas when I know that 2020 has been very hard. So, this year, we want to do something different. Instead of cards and calendars, we’d like to give back to a local worthy cause. If anyone has any suggestions, please share below and we’ll do our best to help out this year.

Let Us Know What You Think

We would love the communities feedback in finding ways to give back and help out this year. Please send us an email or click on the Social Media posts below to add comments. We look forward to your suggestions!

We received a lot of great feedback and made our charity donation choices for this Holiday Season. Click here for information and links.

Brian Elston Law is Proud to Sponsor Asheville Tennis Association’s “Free Tennis Kit” Project

Brian Elston Law is Proud to Sponsor Asheville Tennis Association’s “Free Tennis Kit” Project

Brian Elston Law is Proud to Sponsor Asheville Tennis Association’s “Free Tennis Kit” Project
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By BRIAN ELSTON

Brian Elston Law is working with the Asheville Tennis Association to provide free tennis kits to support children and their family that may not have access to tennis gear.

The tennis kits consist of a 10-foot movable net, four rackets, and three tennis balls. In addition to using the kits for these free clinics, the ATA also plans to give 75 of them away to families in under-served areas who have limited-to-no access to courts.

Recently, ATA President Jeff Joyce spoke to WLOS about the program:

“These under-served populations in the housing projects and other low-income areas don’t have that same advantage. Therefore, we’re taking it to them, which is what we should be doing.”

Source: WLOS ABC 13 News

The kits were donated by the Brian Elston Law, and the ATA has been communicating with various non-profits and community organizations to identify families to receive them. The clinic at the Grant Center was the seventh of the summer so far.

If you’re looking for more information about this or other Asheville Tennis Association projects, please visit their website or email them at [email protected]

Check out the official flyer here »

The article and video is hosted at WLOS ABC 13 News. You can find the link here.

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