A look behind Sodoma Law Union County’s front door.

Sodoma Law, P.C., headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, opened Sodoma Law Union, or as it is fondly referred to “SLU” on Monroe’s very own Main Street in September 2015. Continuing the firm’s commitment to community, Managing Principal and Attorney Penelope Hefner and Attorney Amanda Cubit hit the ground running. Within months, with the support of Sodoma Law, these two attorneys quickly created a memorable presence both within the court system and the community. This past December, at the Union County Chamber of Commerce Gala, Sodoma Law Union was recognized for this growth and development as the recipient of the 2016 Excellence in Business, Rising Star Award.

The Rising Star Award recipient is selected by a panel of judges consisting of a group of Chamber volunteers and past award winners. Each year, the award is given to a new Union County business that is less than three years old, displays outstanding performance, has met and exceeded their projected goals, and shows they have the tools for continued success.

Sodoma Law Union was thrilled to receive this award. Ms. Hefner shared, “We feel just as welcomed by Union County, the Chamber, and neighboring businesses today, as we did on the day we opened our doors. Community is important to us, and because we feel that Union County is our home, we enjoy being a part of it and giving back. Whether we are prepping and serving meals at the Community Shelter, sponsoring a Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Luncheon, or participating in the annual 4-H Foundations Dancin’ in the Clover, becoming a part of and supporting the community goes hand in hand with our core values.”

Sodoma Law Union even had the opportunity to take part in the Monroe Art walk and this past year’s Christmas parade downtown, complete with its own float! (By the way, have you ever seen lawyers put together a float? It’s not pretty). Last, but certainly not least, the firm has also enjoyed supporting the local law enforcement through its Crimestoppers Annual BBQ.

Here’s a fun fact about our Union County ties: In Penelope’s first few years of practice, she worked in Union County. So, when Sodoma Law began considering opening another office, she made sure Union County was at the top of that list. What started out as a small office of four has already turned into a team of six.

While Sodoma Law Union clients who live and work in Union County prefer SLU’s convenient location, all of our clients still have the option of meeting in the Charlotte office with easy access to each of the firm’s practice areas, including business litigation, trusts and estates, adoption and more. Thanks to word-of-mouth from clients and fellow professionals, SLU’s reputation continues to gain momentum.

Opening an office on Main Street was the perfect location for a team that likes to be in the mix. Located just a few short blocks from the Courthouse, not only can our clients find us quickly but the firm loves to be nestled among other great local business. And, it’s not unusual for us to have visitors from other Sodoma Law offices or for the firm to host other law firms needing a neutral space for a mediation or deposition. Since we have two conference rooms, we are always happy to host others offices or out-of- towners needing space to conduct business for a day.

Like Penelope has emphasized many times before, “Sodoma Law has established five core values: tenacious and prepared advocates; dedication to honesty and integrity; creative and fearless problem solving; success is our passion; and dedicating to our clients and community.”

All of us at Sodoma Law Union make it a goal to meet these core values in our daily tasks. Even when one of us may fall short, we contribute to a team that exemplifies who we are when we stand together. Our end goal every day, is too make sure we have done all we can to help our clients. Thank you to Union County and to the Chamber of Commerce for the honor of being the 2016 Rising Star Award recipient. After all, we couldn’t do any of this without all of you.