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If your dispute regards conduct (breach of contract or tort) that occurred in North Carolina, you can retain a North Carolina attorney, and sue the GA Company in NC. (The NC Court will have personal jurisdiction over the company as their conduct occurred in that state).
However, if the dispute regards ***** ***** the state of GA, and the defendant is located in GA, you will want a Georgia licensed attorney. They do not necessarily have to live in GA (although as a practical matter, it makes good sense to hire an attorney that is local to the court where the action will be filed), but they do need to be licensed there.
You can find where attorneys are licensed using the state Bar Association directories:
North Carolina: http://www.ncbar.com/
You can find civil litigation attorneys using the State and local Bar Association directories, or private directories such as www.AVVO.com; www.FindLaw.com; or www.Martindale.com (I personally find www.AVVO.com to be the most user friendly).