Our attorneys embody each and every core value of this law firm: Honesty, Integrity, Workmanship, Creativity, and Efficiency. Without these values, our attorneys, and our firm, would be ordinary. With the inclusion of these core values, we hope you realize that we stand out from the rest.

We are a growing law firm and have partnerships with numerous other firms in the Raleigh-Durham area, as well as throughout the United States. Each of our partner firms have similar values as ours and the level of workmanship must be equal to our own before we even consider working with them.


Richard Smaller

Richard Bobholz

Richard is the managing attorney at R. W. Bobholz Law, PLLC. Beyond managing the firm as a whole, Richard is in the fitting position as the manager for the small business law section and the general counsel sections of the firm. In these roles, he is able to help steer small business owners in the correct legal direction to ensure their wealth and legacy can survive.

Richard wanted to become a lawyer because he wanted to help others. The thought of being there for people has always been an appeal of his, and when it comes to the law, his mindset and his desire to learn make him an exceptional attorney. Outside the legal realm, Richard enjoys training for his next running race, programming websites and applications, exploring the Triangle Area in North Carolina and spending time with his friends and family.

Richard focuses his time and energy helping those in the small business world through his skills as general outside counsel.



Eric Brei

Eric Brei is a partner at the R. W. Bobholz Law firm, heading up the estate planning, litigation and environmental law sections. He joined in November of 2013 and found his own goals of helping others aligned with the mission of this law firm. Eric’s leadership experience and tenacity suit him well as an attorney.

Outside of law, Eric spends much of his time staying active through water sports or gym fitness. He also enjoys exploring the area with his wife and their dog, Charlie.

Eric is also the manager for the pro bono section of the law firm and spends a great amount of time looking for new pro bono opportunities for this firm to give back.