Our Team

A little about us.

Michael Neece

Owner of Neece Law Firm / Criminal Defense and Family Law Attorney


Originally from Wise, VA, a small town in the southwestern part of Virginia; an area much like Gaston County,  but smaller. I’m old enough to recall when the number of red lights in the county could be counted on one hand. 

graduated from University of Virginia’s College at Wise for my undergrad. I immediately moved on to study at the Appalachian School of Law. After law school, I practiced as Assistant District Attorney in Asheville, North Carolina. Looking to find a permanent residence to move forward with my career, I accepted an Assistant District Attorney position and relocated here in Gastonia, North Carolina. Gaston County was relatable and much like the home I had left. I served as an assistant district attorney for Gaston County for 4 years before opening the Neece Law Firm in 2010. I have tried many jury trials to verdict across the state of North Carolina, winning some significant, noteworthy cases for my clients. There isn’t much in North Carolina law that I haven’t seen, which makes me the ideal choice when staring down the barrel of criminal charges.


Sondra Caughey

Paralegal and Investigator

Sondra began working at The Neece Law Firm July 1, 2012.  Prior to beginning her career at the Neece Law Firm, she worked for 7 years at the Gaston County District Attorney’s Office.  While she was employed there, she received numerous accolades for her contributions and investigating in many of the high profile cases in Gaston County.  Now, she brings her attention to detail and her work ethic to our clients.  She and her family personify the hard work and attention to detail that the Neece Law Firm brings in our representation to our clients. 

Being a life long resident of Gaston County, Sondra, knows the in’s and outs of the area, and knows where to search and investigate to find the small, but important evidence, or lack of evidence that often times wins the case for our clients.  Sondra’s experience in trial prepping some of the biggest victories for the Gaston County District Attorney’s Office, is now for our clients at the Neece Law Firm.  No case is too big or too small, whether it’s a misdemeanor, or a serious felony Sondra works hard to help us fight for you.

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