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804 Stamper Road, Suite 201
Fayetteville, NC 28303

Firm Overview

We value the private and urgent nature of our client’s legal needs and we are dedicated to meeting the needs of our clients and our community. A large part of our practice centers around family law, personal injury, and Criminal Defense; however, we also provide simple estate planning, and small business services.

We are located in Fayetteville, North Carolina directly off of Bragg Blvd, just a few miles from Ft. Bragg. Our office is open Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm. Call today for a free Criminal or Personal Injury Consultation.

Our Mission Statement

The Carthens Law Firm, PLLC is a general practice law firm committed to working hard for our clients to ensure that their unique legal needs are met with professional legal representation and effective problem solving. We are dedicated to meeting the needs of our clients and serving our community. We strive to deliver superior personal service while respectfully valuing the sensitivity, and importance, of their legal needs.

Primary Objectives

  • Provide quality legal representation that is professional and efficient.
  • Provide outstanding personal service.
  • To serve our community while building a reputable name in the community that residents know and trust.
  • To form personal relationships within the community and stay up to date on the legal needs of our community.
  • To make quality legal representation affordable by offering reduced rates and payment plans.

Meet Our Team

Attorney Zshakira J. Carthens

Attorney Zshakira J. Carthens Images - 1Attorney Carthens graduated from Campbell University where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Government. After earning her Bachelor’s Degree, she attended law school at North Carolina Central University School of Law where she earned her Juris Doctor. While in law school, Attorney Carthens was a member of the AAJ and BLSA Trial Teams and won first place in the Willie Gary Closing Argument Competition held annually for third-year law school students.

Since law school, she has interned and worked with law firms in Durham, Fayetteville and the Wake County District Attorney’s Office.

She is an Iraq War Veteran, serving in the United States Army as a truck driver apart of the 30th Brigade Combat team.

She has a strong passion for her fellow veterans and their families and works hard to ensure that legal representation is available to them by offering flexible payment plans.

When she is not practicing law, she enjoys movies, shopping, attending church, and spending time with her family.

Joyce Webb Stewart (Receptionist)

Joyce Webb Stewart is a Native of Freeman, NC in Columbus County.

She is a Receptionist at The Carthens Law Firm, PLLC. She has been with the firm for 8 months.
Prior to working at The Carthens Law Firm, Joyce was employed with the Town of Elizabethtown Municipal office as an Administrative Support Specialist for 5 years.

She has studied Administrative Essentials at Southeastern Community College in Whiteville, NC and Fayetteville Technical Community College.

She has 15 years of Administrative experience which includes Finance, Customer Support and Banking Customer Service.

Joyce is a Christian and enjoys attending church. She is a member of Faith Tabernacle Christian Center in Saint Pauls, NC.

Joyce Enjoys helping, Supporting, giving to others, spending time with her husband, children, grand children and friends.

She has been a Mary Kay Beauty Consultant for 8 years and enjoys sharing her Business with other women.

She is also a Notary Public.

Whitley Lyons (Paralegal)

Whitley Lyons is a graduate of Sullivan University, where she earned her Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies.

She is currently pursuing her Bacehlor’s degree in Paralegal studies from Eastern Kentucky University. Prior to her employment with the Carthens Law Firm, Whitley was a Heavy Vehicle Operator for the United States Army Reserve where she served in OEF 2012-2013.

Originally from Kentucky, Whitley moved to the Fayetteville area in 2014.

In her spare time, Whitley enjoys reading, movies, hiking, and spending time with her husband and pets.


We look forward to providing you superior legal representation. To schedule a consultation, please call our office at 910.438.9010 or click here use our online contact form.