Abbey concentrates her complex litigation practice in various subject areas including real property disputes, business disputes, construction defects, private nuisance, class actions, and constitutional rights.  Abbey also represents clients in federal and state court in cases involving torts, contract disputes, property disputes, class actions, and fiduciary, environmental, and financial services litigation.

No stranger to the most challenging and highly contentious matters, Abbey seeks out reasonable solutions to resolve matters favorably for her clients.  Her clients turn to her because she understands their businesses and uses that knowledge in conjunction with her sound judgment and litigation experience to develop a creative legal strategy and achieve results.

Abbey’s unique and diverse background also makes her a powerhouse litigator.  Before joining Wagner Hicks, PLLC, Abbey clerked for U.S. District Judge Frank D. Whitney of the Western District of North Carolina.  This valuable experience benefits her clients as she helps them navigate the intricacies of litigation.  After clerking Abbey went on to work for a mass tort settlement administrator where she provided strategic consultation to parties engaged in billion-dollar mass tort litigation. Abbey also worked for one of the largest law firms in the area representing financial institutions and other businesses in pre-litigation, litigation, and third-party matters.


  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association


  • Elmira College, B.A.
  • Charlotte School of Law, J.D.


  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina