Sellers Hinshaw Ayers, Dorthch & Lyons P.A.


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Practice Concentration
Business and Corporate
Condominiums and Planned Communities
Creditors’ Rights
Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Davidson College
  • BA in Economics 1977
University of North Carolina School of Law
  • JD with Honors 1980
    Order of the Barristers

Bar Admissions and Certifications

North Carolina
Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
South Carolina
Certified Christian Conciliator™



Tim is the founding member of Sellers, Hinshaw, Ayers, Dortch and Lyons, P.A . He has extensive experience in business, construction and condominium and planned community association law as well as litigation and alternate dispute resolution (ADR). He chaired the statewide drafting committee for the North Carolina Planned Community Act which became law in 1999 and has been involved extensively in revisions to that act since its adoption. Tim currently serves on Community Association Committee of the North Carolina Bar Associations’ Real Property Section. He has also served on North Carolina Bar Association committees for the revision of the North Carolina construction lien and foreclosure statutes.

Tim is a member of the College of Community Association Lawyers, which was established in 1993 to recognize excellence in the practice of community association law.  Of the thousands of attorneys practicing community association law in the United States, fewer than 150 have been offered membership in the College.  Members of the College distinguish themselves through their contributions to the development of community association law and through their promotion and practice of high standards of professional and ethical responsibility.   

Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite are North Carolina’s best lawyers in 14 business- related specialties.  In 2010, Tim received more votes than any other lawyer in the real estate specialty placing him at the top of the Legal Elite for Real Estate and earning him a permanent place in the Legal Elite Hall of Fame. 

Tim is the President of PeacePoint, an independent, non-denominational ministry that encourages and equips Christians to restore relationships broken by conflict and to resolve disputes fairly for God’s glory and for their good. Please visit Tim has mediated and arbitrated cases involving family and marriage conflict, business and employment disputes, torts and church organizational conflict. He consults with churches and also teaches Biblical peacemaking and Christian Resolution and Reconciliation principles.

Tim served the City of Charlotte from 1993 through 1999, first as a member of its Community Relations Committee, and later as a two term member of its City Council. Tim and his wife, Charlene, live in Denver, North Carolina. They attend The Cove Church in nearby Mooresville and have two adult children, Steve and Mary Ann.

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