Angela is a partner at Ragsdale Liggett with broad experience in complex litigation. She has significant experience handling professional liability matters, including the defense of architects, engineers, officers and directors, accountants and medical professionals. Angela also has extensive experience defending products liability cases for manufacturers and distributors. She regularly advises and speaks on strategies to avoid product and professional liability.

A lawyer with true business focus, Angela worked for a number of years in the corporate department of a regional law firm and brings substantial transactional experience to her work as a litigator. This experience affords her a unique perspective when defending complex business matters in North Carolina and Florida state and federal courts. Angela has worked with business owners to negotiate contracts, leases, covenants and shareholder agreements, and advises business clients on entity formation and governance.

Experience Highlights
Horton, et al. v. Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc., et al. and Spears v. A.J. Antunes & Co. d/b/a/ Antunes Controls et al. Defended manufacturer in claims arising from ConAgra Foods, Inc. disaster in Garner, North Carolina, which resulted in 3 deaths and the hospitalization of another 67 individuals.  The incident was the subject of a U.S. Chemical Safety Board investigation, resulting in a change to the National Fuel Gas Code.

Defense of directors and officers in action alleging unfair and deceptive trade practices, breach of fiduciary duty, and violation of Interstate Land Sales Act.

Representation of officer and director of closely held corporations in action for an accounting against business partner involving assets over $10,000,000.

Previous Legal Experience
Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP, Raleigh, NC
Litchford & Christopher P.A., Orlando, Florida (subsequently merged with
Baker Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC)
Senator John D. Rockefeller IV, Washington, DC

Presentations
Features speaker, “Product Liability – Uninsured Manufacturers and Legal Ramifications” to Sedgewick Insurance, Memphis, TN, August 14, 2014

Featured presenter of legal issues, “Keeping Your House in Order” to the American Institute of Architects Triangle Chapter, September 2013.