The Rialto Theatre marquee is as iconic to the Five Points section of Raleigh as the Hollywood sign is to Los Angeles. So the celebrated theatre was the perfect spot for a photo shoot with the law firm of Miller Monroe & Plyler PLLC. They recently planted a flag in Five Points, just up Glenwood Avenue from the Rialto.
When the firm was looking to move from its office near the NC State campus, buying an office in Five Points was a no-brainer. All seven attorneys – Jason Miller, Jeff Monroe, William Plyler, Paul Flick, John Holton, Rob Rader, and Will Smith – live close by and share deep community roots that have been foundational to the firm’s growth over the last decade plus.
Down to the Crossroads
Five Points is the combination of five local communities. They all come together at a major intersection anchored since 1929 by Hayes-Barton Pharmacy. The neighborhood was developed in the 1910s and ‘20s. A streetcar ran along Glenwood Avenue to connect Five Points to downtown. The Bloomsbury Park section was once home to an amusement park.
“Five Points presents a unique blend of families, business owners, executives and professionals,” said Jason Miller. “The children in the surrounding neighborhoods interact with each other regularly in school, community sports and church groups. Those are the grassroots relationships on which our firm is centered. Although Raleigh has grown tremendously over the years, Five Points makes Raleigh feel quite local. We have been fortunate to handle high-profile and complicated legal disputes over the last decade, and most of these cases stem from the trust we have built through relationships in this community.”