About Our Team

Our law firm provides legal services in matters related to family law, criminal defense, personal injury, traffic tickets and violations, property disputes, civil litigation, wills, trusts, business formations.

Timothy R. Oswalt, Attorney at Law
An experienced litigator dedicated to assisting clients who are coping with issues in their lives due to a family law or criminal law matter.   Our assistance extends beyond the court room by provide guidance and assistance with professionalism, integrity and compassion.

As a former military officer with multiple overseas deployments and native of eastern North Carolina, I believe that I am uniquely qualified to assist you with your legal needs.   With over twenty years of courtroom experience, and hundreds of civil and criminal trials I understand the complexities that you face when dealing with the legal system.

Mr. Oswalt received his Juris Doctor, from Campbell University in 1997.  He is admitted to the practice of law and appears before the courts of the State of North Carolina.  His memberships include the Onslow County Bar Association, where he serves as the current president, Fourth Judicial District Bar Association, North Carolina Bar Association, American Bar Association, North Carolina State Bar and the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyer.

Bobbi Jo Harrell, Legal Assistant/Office Manager
With over a decade of legal experience, Bobbi Jo has been with our team from the beginning. With her diverse experience and background in the law, Bobbi Jo not only oversees the paralegal aspect of the law firm, she also serves as our office manager and accountant. Most importantly, Bobbi Jo is available to handle nearly every aspect or situation you may be facing. When the attorney is in trial or unavailable, you will find that Bobbi Jo is willing to help you at a moment’s notice and will make sure your situation is handled promptly and professionally.

Bobbi Jo brought with her years of experience as a family law paralegal as well as invaluable paralegal experience in several vital areas, including personal injury, civil litigation and adoptions. She works closely with clients and assists in all aspects of litigation to include scheduling court dates, reviewing discovery and client billing. As a paralegal she understands the complexities of the legal issues you are facing, but is also able to personally assist clients in navigating the emotional roller coaster that often arise in domestic cases. A native of Iowa, Bobbi Jo has made Jacksonville her home since 2002. She resides in the Southwest area with her son Tucker.

Kimberly Metts, Receptionist-Criminal/Traffic Case Manager
A true native and lifelong resident of Onslow County, Kimberly has been with our team since 2011. Kimberly serves as the gatekeeper to the office, whether it’s answering the phones or greeting clients she provides friendly professional service. Kimberly not only handles the majority of the initial client interaction, she serves as the case manager for all traffic and criminal offenses. In that role she tracks client court dates, processes and organizes discovery and evidence.

Kimberly’s experience with the criminal court process provides valuable assistance to clients in ensuring that they are constantly updated on the progress of their case and aware of their court dates.  She understands the complexities  of the court system and enjoys providing  personal assistance to clients in a process where it can often feel like you are just a file number.
Kimberly resides in the Piney Green area, and enjoys the beach, traveling and spending time with her family and friends.