A formidable litigator, Bo concentrates his practice in personal injury, business litigation, accounting malpractice, construction law and insurance defense. His representation of manufacturers, employers, insurance companies, and small businesses has included first chair in District and Superior Court trials; arbitration and settlement negotiations; motion hearings; and a variety of collection matters including worker’s compensation insurance premium fraud. He has tried several jury trials solo, including a successful defense verdict where the plaintiff was seeking $300,000 in personal injury damages. Additionally, Bo is certified to conduct mediations filed in North Carolina Superior Court. 

Experience Highlights
Lead defense counsel for a world-wide manufacturer of spray foam insulation in an alleged formaldehyde and isocyanate exposure case.             

Lead defense counsel in trial where the plaintiff claimed an automobile accident proximately caused her need for bilateral knee replacement surgery. Plaintiff was seeking over $300,000 in damages. “No Negligence” defense verdict awarded. 

Successfully obtained Summary Judgment for business owner on the basis that plaintiff had named the improper corporate entity.  Plaintiff was seeking almost $500,000 in damages.  Summary Judgment was upheld by North Carolina Court of Appeals. 

Representation of insurance companies to collect from employers who had fraudulently withheld workers’ compensation premiums totaling in excess of $1 million. 

Defense of contractors and subcontractors on a variety of alleged construction defect claims involving commercial and residential properties. 

Represented landowners and contractors in defense of claims arising out of dynamite blasting operations. 

Representation of plaintiffs and defendants in motor vehicle crashes involving wrongful death claims. 

Defense of restaurants, shopping malls, and other retail businesses in a variety of premises liability claims, and client counsel on liability prevention. 

“Negotiating Skills” CLM CE at Kemper Preferred, Charlotte, NC

Previous Legal Experience:
Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog, Raleigh and Wilmington, NC