About J. Boyce Garland, Jr., Attorney at Law, Gastonia, NC

For professional legal services in Gastonia, NC, visit the law offices of J. Boyce Garland, Jr., Attorney at Law.


My background and years of experience enable me to effectively offer a variety of legal services to residents of Gastonia, NC and surrounding areas.

My name is J. Boyce Garland, Jr., and I have been in practice of law in Gastonia, North Carolina since 1987. I obtained my undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina, where I received a B.A. in English in 1982. I then went on to receive my Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the Campbell University School of Law in 1987.

I entered the practice of law in 1987 and worked as Assistant District Attorney for Gaston County until the end of 1989, trying criminal misdemeanor and felony probable cause hearings. I then entered private practice in 1990 with the law firm of Garland and Wren, P.A. and focused on real estate and contract litigation. From there, I went on to work with Nicholas Street, Attorney at Law and had a civil and criminal law practice with a heavy emphasis in plaintiffs’ personal injury work. After leaving that practice in December 1994, I returned to work in my father’s law firm while continuing my focus on a civil trial practice.

After I came up short in a run for a District Court judgeship in November 2004, I started my own law practice of J. Boyce Garland, Jr., Attorney at Law.

I have continued to work in the areas of estate administration, personal injury law, and criminal law and I started a family practice in 2016.

If I can assist you with any legal matters you are currently facing, please contact me at the Law Office of J. Boyce Garland, Jr., Attorney at Law in Gastonia, North Carolina.

If you are looking for a personal injury lawyer, an estate administration lawyer, or someone to help with a traffic offense: Don’t hesitate to contact me, J. Boyce Garland, Jr., Attorney. I can assist you with many other legal services that fall within the realm of general civil practice.

I entered the practice in 1987 and worked as an Assistant District Attorney from October 1987 to December 1989. I started in private practice in 1990 and have been in practice since that time.

In my practice, I have had extensive experience in matters of  real property litigation, estate administration, personal injury, and non-capital criminal matters. I have valuable experience in family law as well, to give me a solid background in the general civil practice of law. I have specifically had good success in obtaining personal injury awards up to $300,000.00 and handling estate administration of up to $5,000,000.00 in value.

In 2016 I started a family law practice with a focus on child custody and equitable distribution. I have had good success in contested child custody cases getting temporary and permanent custody for my clients. The large majority of marital property division cases settle. But when they don’t, knowing when to ask for an interim equitable distribution versus just pushing for the final equitable distribution trial is something that comes only from experience, and I have that experience.

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Aucricka Quick: Paralegal and Notary to J. Boyce Garland, Jr.

Audry Quick is my legal assistant and I have a strong working relationship with her.

Audry received her undergraduate degree in London, England where her area of concentration was criminal law. She received her paralegal degree from American University in Washington, DC. She has not been employed as a paralegal/legal assistant for 25 years and her main experience has been in the areas of personal injury, probate and guardianship law, family law and residential real estate.

Audry has valuable experience in these areas and is our Notary at the firm as well.

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