Attorneys in Statesville
Serving Clients across Iredell & Alexander Counties
Since 1979, Harbinson, Brzykcy & Corbett, LLP has been helping individuals across North Carolina with a wide variety of legal matters. From criminal defense to family law to personal injury and more, we have a comprehensive understanding of our respective practice areas. Our attorneys in Statesville have more than 60 years of combined legal experience in addition to a long track record of success. Our team can guide you throughout the legal process as we help you make well-informed decisions about your future.
Whether you have been charged with a crime, are going through a divorce, have been injured by a negligent party, or anything similar, we can handle it. Our firm genuinely cares about our clients and can aggressively advocate on your behalf. As your representative, we will work relentlessly to help you get the results you need. Our attorneys are highly skilled and have won numerous awards in recognition of their legal capabilities and achievements. In fact, one of our lawyers is AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, which is the highest possible rating. You can rely on us to provide you with the proficient, passionate, and personalized advocacy you deserve.
Skilled & Aggressive Attorneys in Statesville
For over 40 years, Harbinson, Brzykcy & Corbett, LLP has provided strong legal representation to individuals throughout North Carolina. As a result, our lawyers in Statesville have an in-depth understanding of our areas of focus, as well as a long track record of success. Backed by over six decades of combined experience, we can effectively guide you throughout every stage of the legal process.
From personal injury law to criminal defense to family law and more, we can handle virtually all your needs. As your representative, we will work relentlessly to help you achieve your goals. Our lawyers are well known in the legal community for our capabilities, and we have won numerous awards for our achievements. Actually, one of our attorneys is AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, which is the highest possible rating. You can trust us to provide you with the effective representation you deserve.
Call Harbinson, Brzykcy & Corbett, LLP today at (704) 766-8821 or contact us online to learn more about our Statesville attorneys and how we can assist you.
Unparalleled Level of Personalized Service
As a boutique law firm, Harbinson, Brzykcy & Corbett, LLP gives 100 percent of our time and attention to each of our clients. When you retain our firm, you get an experienced team of legal professionals who are all working on your behalf. We can keep you fully updated on your case every step of the way, helping you make well-informed decisions about your future. Also, as our client, you will work directly with one of our attorneys. Other, larger law offices tend to pass off clients to paralegals or legal assistants. You can count on us to give your case the effort it deserves.
Our firm can handle a wide variety of legal matters, including those related to:
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To learn more about your situation and how we can help you resolve your problems, call our firm today and schedule a consultation. We can sit down with you and help you figure out the best way to proceed. Contact us at (704) 766-8821 and speak with one of our attorneys in Statesville. Our firm serves individuals across Iredell and Alexander Counties.
Bryan Alan Corbett was born and raised in Statesville, North Carolina. He is married to Alexandria Brinkley Corbett, and the couple welcomed their first child, a son named Hudson Alexander Corbett, in September 2015. Alexandria received a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a licensed North Carolina real estate broker.
Bryan attended several different high schools in the Iredell County area, which afforded him the opportunity to meet more people in the community than most. He attended West Iredell and North Iredell before graduating from Alexander Central. Upon graduation, he attended Western Carolina University on a baseball scholarship, graduating from WCU in 2009 with a Bachelor's Degree in Construction Management and a minor in business administration.
Bryan's hopes of pursuing a professional baseball career were dashed by shoulder surgery, and so immediately after graduating from Western Carolina, he moved to San Antonio, Texas to work as a project superintendent at his father's construction company, traveling throughout the United States to build facilities for the United States armed forces. While living in San Antonio, Bryan became a Texas-Certified Mold Consultant and Remediation Contractor and formed B.A.C. Environmental Consulting.
Bryan moved back to North Carolina in 2012 to pursue his dream of becoming an attorney. Toward that end, he attended Charlotte School of Law, graduating magna cum laude in 2015. During law school, he became intimately familiar with the inner workings of courtrooms during his internships at the Iredell County District Attorney's Office, the Mecklenburg County District Attorney's Office, the United States Attorney's Office, and a private law firm located in Charlotte.
Never one to be outworked by a peer or colleague, Bryan not only graduated from law school with honors, but he further distinguished himself by serving as Senior Executive Editor of the Charlotte Law Review, as a Charlotte School of Law Ambassador, and he frequently volunteered at the Charlotte Men's Shelter.
Bryan also sat on the executive board of the Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society and was a member of the Moot Court Honor Board. Moreover, Bryan received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Legal Writing I, Legal Writing II, and Pre-Trial Litigation-Criminal Intensive.
When he is not working, Bryan enjoys the outdoors, golfing, and spending time with family and friends. He purposely chose an office location in the heart of the area in which he was born and raised, as he endeavors every day to help improve the quality of life for those in and around Statesville.
Bryan is proud of his ongoing effort to always maintain an atmosphere that encourages intimate and personal interaction with each client.
The core tenets of his practice are ethics and integrity. Above all else, he wants clients to know that he wholeheartedly cares both about their case and the quality of the representation he provides.
Professional Memberships and Associations
North Carolina State Bar
District 22A Bar Association, Vice President
Iredell County Bar Association
North Carolina Bar Association
North Carolina Advocates of Justice
American Academy of Attorneys 2019 Top 40 Under 40
American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys
Statesville Chamber of Commerce
Hickory Cigar Club
Joel Cline Harbinson was born February 18, 1954. He is the son of the late Rev. Cline W. Harbinson (1912-1987) and Madeline Campbell Harbinson (1916-2005), and he is the father of two sons, Justin, born July 28, 1985, and Jarrett, born April 11, 1987. Joel is married to Connie Barrett Harbinson and is the stepfather of Alexandria Brinkley Corbett. In the past, Joel has served as both a deacon and an elder in the Taylorsville Presbyterian Church. Connie is a 2007 graduate of Catawba Valley Community College with high honors, a 2008 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene with distinction, and a 2012 graduate of A.T. Still University with a Master of Public Health. She is a registered dental hygienist. Justin is a 2007 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in English with highest honors in creative writing, and he is a 2010 graduate of the University of San Francisco with a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. He is a high school English teacher. Alexandria is a 2009 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in psychology. Jarrett received a certificate from Alexander Central High School in 2009, having been educated by the TEACCH model for autistic students, whose center is located in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Medicine.
Joel attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and graduated in 1977 with an A.B. degree and from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law in 1979 with a J.D. He has been self-employed since 1979 as a criminal, domestic, and personal injury attorney in Taylorsville. In addition, Joel is a certified mediator in superior court cases, receiving accreditation from the N.C. Dispute Resolution Commission in 1998, and he is a certified arbitrator in district court cases.
Joel is the former President of the 22nd Judicial District Bar Association (1987-1988, 1999-2000), the N.C. Bar Association, the N.C. Advocates for Justice, and the Phi Delta Phi international legal fraternity. He has received an AV Preeminent® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, giving him the highest possible ranking by his fellow attorneys and judges in both competence and ethics. He has also been recognized as one of the Outstanding Lawyers in America and is listed on the Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers. In 2015, he was recognized by the American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys as one of the 10 Best Attorneys for North Carolina for Client Satisfaction in the practice area of DUI/DWI Law.
A devoted alumnus of UNC and a sports enthusiast, Joel is a current member of the UNC Educational Foundation, Inc. (a Big Ram since 1989), the UNC School of Law Alumni Association, and he is a Life Member of the UNC General Alumni Association. He is a past member of the Morehead Scholarship Selection Committee (1979-2002) and the Hickory Metro Sports Commission (2002). A 1972 graduate of Alexander Central High School, Joel was a member of the school's first football team in 1970, which also won the Northwestern Conference championship by defeating Marion 9-6 with a field goal by Harbinson late in the game. In addition to being a placekicker, Joel was a running back who rushed for over 1,000 yards and scored over 100 points his senior season, leading the Northwestern Conference in scoring. On October 4, 1971, he scored the first touchdown in the inaugural game played in Cougar Stadium. As a senior, Harbinson was named all-conference in both football as a running back and baseball as a shortstop. Forty years later in 2011, he helped lead the successful effort to re-name the facility "Glenn G. Wilson Field at Cougar Stadium" in honor of his high school football coach. In the last year of Taylorsville High School in 1970, Joel was an all-conference shortstop on the school's conference championship baseball team. Later, he won the first county tennis tournament in both men's singles and doubles. In 1985, Joel was selected by the Alexander County Recreation Department as one of several "living legends" in the history of Alexander County Sports.
On the local level, Joel is a co-founder and board member of the Bob Gryder Scholarship Foundation, Inc. and also served in the past as a member of the Board of Directors of the Alexander County Chamber of Commerce (1993-1996).
Since Joel's younger son, Jarrett, is autistic, Joel has been active in many organizations promoting mental health in particular and healthcare in general. He has served on the Board of Directors of the N.C. Autism Society (1992-1996) and was appointed by Governor Jim Hunt to serve on the Governor's Advocacy Council for Persons with Disabilities (1997-1999). Joel is the former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Alexander Community Hospital (1993-1997). His law office also sponsored a team of disabled children in the Walk n' Roll Baseball League in Catawba County.
Active in politics, Joel is the former Alexander County Attorney (1982-1986, 1992-1994), Taylorsville Town Attorney (1987-1989), and Alexander County School Board Attorney (1981-1998, 2013-present). Also, Joel is a former member of the Alexander County Board of Elections (1992), the former Chairman of the Alexander County Democratic Party (2003), and a former member of the N.C. Democratic Party State Executive Committee (2002-2003).
On November 3, 1998, Joel was elected to the office of Board of County Commissioners of Alexander County (the first attorney ever to be elected county commissioner in the history of the county), where he has served as Chairman (1998-1999), (2001-2002), and Vice-Chairman (2000-2001). In his first term as a commissioner, Joel served on the Executive Board of the Western Piedmont Council of Governments and the Western North Carolina Local Government Caucus in the capacity as Chairman of the Boards and Commissions Subcommittee. Although he was an unsuccessful candidate for re-election in November 2002, Joel was elected by the Alexander County Board of Commissioners on June 16, 2003 to serve the unexpired term of David Odom and served until the fall of 2004.
During his term as a county commissioner from 1998 to 2002, Joel and his fellow commissioners were instrumental in bringing about progress in Alexander County.
Joel was integral to Alexander County in that he:
Converted the junior high schools to middle schools and moved the 9th grade to ACHS with the first major renovation to the high school in 30 years ($8.8 million);
Built a new Ellendale Elementary School ($6.4 million);
Built a total of 32 new classrooms at West Middle (11), East Middle (11), Sugar Loaf (6), and Stony Point (4) at a cost of $3.95 million;
Established the first permanent community college in the county with the construction of Catawba Valley Community College - Alexander Center ($1.65 million);
Worked with the state to build the Alexander Correctional Institution, which is the largest state-funded construction project, outside of road construction, in the history of western North Carolina ($80 million in State funds, $1 million in local funds);
Worked with the state to build a new juvenile detention center using only state funds ($2.8 million);
Built Dusty Ridge Park in the Wittenburg community, which is the first multi-purpose county recreational facility in southern Alexander County;
Obtained over $2 million in state and federal grants to run waterlines in the Little River, Three Forks, Rink Dam Road, Millersville, and Liledoun areas;
Instituted county-wide zoning for the first time in the history of the county to protect residential areas and promote commercial development;
Increased local teacher supplements from 1 percent to 6 percent;
Increased local funding for education over 40 percent (more than 10 percent per year);
Built a new animal shelter at the National Guard Armory;
Worked with Charter Communications to create the Local Government Channel so that commission meetings could be broadcast;
Re-structured the Solid Waste enterprise fund such that citizens could dispose of trash free of charge if they recycled;
Brokered an arrangement in which the bankrupt Alexander Community Hospital re-opened as Frye Regional Medical Center - Alexander Campus;
During each year in office, Alexander County was recognized by the conservative John Locke Foundation as having the lowest local tax burden on its citizens of all 100 North Carolina counties.
In 2005 and 2006, Joel created and established "Ask a Divorce Lawyer" (askadivorcelawyer.com), a web site allowing consumers to purchase answers to basic legal questions in the area of domestic law for a nominal charge and "Ask a Traffic Lawyer" (askatrafficlawyer.com), a web site allowing customers to have their traffic tickets handled online.
In 2007, Joel created and drafted the bill, which later became law, which split the 22nd Judicial District, establishing a new District 22A (made up of Alexander and Iredell counties) and a new District 22B (made up of Davie and Davidson counties), which improved the efficiency of the local judicial system and guaranteed Alexander County two permanent district court judge positions.
Joel now spends most of his time outside of work caring for his autistic son, Jarrett, who resides with him full-time. His only other activities include attending UNC-Chapel Hill sporting events and quarterly meetings of the Hickory Cigar Club.
Mr. Harbinson concentrates his practice in the areas of criminal law and traffic offenses, family law, personal injury and wrongful death, and medical malpractice.