Nexsen Pruet Welcomes Seven New Lawyers to Charlotte Office


Nexsen Pruet is pleased to announce the addition of seven new lawyers to its office in Charlotte, North Carolina. This team comes from Charlotte-based firm Erwin, Capitano & Moss, PA.

Meet the team
  • Matthew M. Holtgrewe
  • Erin C. Huegel
  • Lex M. Erwin
  • Joseph W. Moss, Jr. 
  • Fenton T. Erwin, Jr.
  • Sarah Ashley Barnett
  • David A. Luzum
“We are proud to welcome these lawyers to join our firm. They are all seasoned litigators in business, construction, real estate, and local government,” said Leighton Lord, Board Chair, Nexsen Pruet. “Their experience adds depth to Nexsen Pruet’s strong litigation and construction practices and further develops our presence in Charlotte.”
“We are thrilled to join Nexsen Pruet and merge our litigation team with the firm’s array of talented and forward-thinking attorneys,” said Joe Moss, Managing Partner of Erwin Capitano & Moss. “We look forward to growing together and serving clients in new and innovative ways.” 

Sarah Ashley Barnett grew up in the Charlotte area and graduated from the University of Richmond School of Law. Sarah Ashley (“Sash”) began practicing law at Erwin, Capitano & Moss before accepting a clerkship in the District Court of Western North Carolina under honorable Judge Max. O. Cogburn, Jr. Following her clerkship, Sash returned to ECM to practice business and commercial litigation and construction.  

Fenton T. Erwin, Jr. is a seasoned trial lawyer, having tried more than 100 jury cases in his long and distinguished career. Fenton focuses his practice on business disputes, construction, and serious personal injury cases. He is a certified mediator and North Carolina legal counsel for the American Subcontractors Association of the Carolinas.

Lex M. Erwin grew up in Charlotte and graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Law. Before joining ECM, Lex practiced in Atlanta, Georgia for several years with a national law firm. Lex has extensive experience in business litigation and has developed a niche practice in commercial litigation, construction, employment and real estate disputes.

Matthew M. Holtgrewe is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Law and spent several years practicing with national law firms. He joined ECM in 2013 and practices business and commercial litigation and construction.

Erin C. Huegel graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2015. Erin practiced with a consumer protection law firm in Columbia before joining the District Court of South Carolina as a law clerk to Chief Judge Terry L. Wooten. After her clerkship, Erin reentered private practice where she focuses on business and commercial litigation and construction.

David A. Luzum graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Law. David started his career at Nexsen Pruet in Greensboro, NC before relocating to Atlanta, Georgia. He returned to his hometown of Charlotte in 2018 to join ECM. David has worked extensively on construction, business, financial services, and appellate litigation matters on behalf of individuals, businesses of all sizes, and local governments.  He is experienced in matters pending in state, federal, bankruptcy, and appellate courts.

Joseph. W. Moss, Jr. practices business and commercial litigation arising from construction, real estate development, finance, securities transactions, employer-employee relations, technology transactions and business torts. Joe often represents individuals, privately owned businesses, publicly traded companies and local governments.

About Maynard Nexsen

Maynard Nexsen is a full-service law firm with more than 550 attorneys in 24 offices from coast to coast across the United States. Maynard Nexsen formed in 2023 when two successful, client-centered firms combined to form a powerful national team. Maynard Nexsen’s list of clients spans a wide range of industry sectors and includes both public and private companies. 

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