Our Team


Craig Johannesmeyer

Licensed in: NC & SC • Main Office: Fort Mill

Craig lives just south of Charlotte, in Fort Mill, SC. He married his wife, Catherine, in April of 2000 and has 4 kids. Craig worked for 10 years in banking and consumer finance before deciding to go to law school, where he was Dean's List all semesters, graduated Cum Laude, and was a member of the Order of the Crown Honor Society. His business experience offers him a unique perspective on traditional legal offerings.

Today, Craig works primarily out of the Fort Mill, SC office, focusing on residential real estate transactions. He can also be seen for many appointments in Ballantyne.

Craig enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf (although he's better at driving the cart than driving the ball) and coaching his kids’ sports teams. He does have dreams - being on either the Amazing Race or Survivor, playing in the major leagues, and caddying a PGA tour event. Above all, Craig enjoys being a dad, and spends most of his free time with his family.

Bobby Sawyer

Licensed in: NC, SC, & TN • Main Office: Gastonia

Bobby has represented individuals, companies and local governments.  While Bobby began his career in litigation, he now focuses on estate planning, business law and helping families put the proper tools in place to ensure the continuation of the families’ legacies.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Bobby served in the United States Army Corps of Engineers as a combat engineer platoon leader and executive officer.  He was deployed to Iraq with the 2nd Armored Cavalry Unit, and he was awarded the Bronze Star and Army Commendation Medal for his service.

Bobby and his wife Katie have lived in Belmont, North Carolina since 2005.  They are kept busy with their 3 kids.  Katie is a fellow attorney, practicing in Cleveland County as an Assistant District Attorney.


Joanne Ballou

Licensed in SC & TX • Main Office: Lake Wylie

Originally hailing from Fort Worth, Texas, Joanne has called the Carolinas home for over 20 years.  She received her B.A. in economics from the University of Texas and her law degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.

Joanne is primarily focused on a residential real estate practice.  She is based out of the Lake Wylie office, but handles closings in the firm’s other offices as well.  She enjoys helping guide clients through the home buying process and achieving their home ownership goals.  Building relationships with home buyers and realtors is one of the most rewarding parts of her job.

Joanne and her husband Dan, also an attorney, have lived in Rock Hill, South Carolina since 1994.  They have two daughters, Emilia and Mary Hope.  When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family and pets.  She is actively involved with her daughter’s school and various other volunteer committees.

Trent Womble

Licensed in NC & SC • Main Office: Fort Mill

Trent began his legal career working in legislative affairs with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.  In this role, he worked with the Governor’s Office to advocate for changes in state law impacting a range of issues, including the state’s Medicaid program, Child Support Enforcement agency, and areas in Public Health.  In the fall of 2015 he relocated from Raleigh to Charlotte to begin working as a family law attorney in Mecklenburg County. Trent gained experience working in a litigation setting to protect his client’s personal and financial interests. 

Currently, Trent’s practice focuses on residential real estate, and he handles transactions out of the Fort Mill, SC office and the Ballantyne office. He enjoys building relationships with his clients and the real estate agents and lenders who he works with on a daily basis.   

Trent is a North Carolina native and lives in the Blakeney area of Charlotte with his wife Jackie and one-year-old son Grayson. When he is not working, Trent enjoys running, playing basketball and spending free time with his family in Cary, NC and Charleston, SC.


Rebecca Kimbrell

Main Office: Rock Hill

Amy Riddle

Main Office: Fort Mill

Susan Sawyer

Main Office: Fairview, TN

Aubrey Erschen

Main Office: Lake Wylie

Dana Slawter 

Main Office: Fort Mill

Angela Foy

Main Office: Gastonia