Who We Are


Located in Downtown Concord, NC, for over forty (40) years, we have responsibly served Cabarrus and surrounding counties and clients throughout North Carolina, and interests they may have in other locals as well. Well-versed in the law as well as knowledgeable of the best auxiliary ancillory (environ, surveys, etc.) services in the area, we have established firm roots of success in multi-faceted areas of Real Estate Law. Even though the land we deal with is in the Carolinas, our client list includes investors and property owners throughout the states and internationally. Robert Critz, raised in Cabarrus County, founded the firm in 1974. Mary Elizabeth Stewart joined the firm in 1994 and Suzanne Hornaday Birmingham in 1991, all with deep Cabarrus County roots and well respected in the area. 


Robert M Critz

  • Graduated from University of North Carolina in 1970
  • Graduated from University of Mississippi School of Law in 1973
  • Native of Cabarrus County and has practiced since 1974
  • Concentrates in commercial and real estate law
  • Represents banking institutions, real estate developers, builders, and lay individuals (on both sides of a transaction)

Mary Elizabeth Stewart

  • Attended Wake Forest University undergrad and received law degree from Campbell University
  • Native of Concord
  • Practiced law in Cabarrus County since 1994
  • Respected real estate practitioner
  • Certified Senior Real Property Appraiser (SRPA) and Real Estate Broker

Suzanne Hornaday Birmingham

  • Concord native
  • Attended Salem College and graduated from University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 1974
  • Graduated from Duke University School of Law in 1981
  • Entered into general practice of law with Robert Critz
  • Title Attorney with  Investors Title Insurance Company, Chapel Hill, NC, in 1983
  • Returned to private practice with Law Offices of Robert M. Critz, PA in 1991
  • Focus on residential and commercial real property law


Knowledgeable, detailed oriented and client focused describe the staff that comprise our team. With a proud work ethic and keen eye for detail, our staff leaves no stone unturned. We have the privilege of a stable staff including a paralegal with over 30 years of service. This stability gives our clients confidence that they are in good hands.