Elizabeth is an experienced civil defense litigator whose practice for the past twenty years has focused on transportation with an emphasis on trucking, personal injury and catastrophic injuries.  She has also handled complex construction, premises and product liability matters.  With extensive knowledge of accident preservation and reconstruction, property inspections, expert reviews and fire investigations, Elizabeth is regularly called on to facilitate and protect clients from the scene of an incident.  She works closely with experts on catastrophic injury reviews, handles professional liability defense, adulterated food claims and insurance coverage analysis.  Elizabeth handles complex litigation pre-suit through trial and is admitted to practice before all federal and state courts in North Carolina and South Carolina as well as the state courts in Virginia.  In every case, she strives to provide the most efficient and effective strategies to resolve matters favorably for her clients.

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.”

Vivian Green

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Education & Admissions

Education
Campbell University School of Law – JD 2003
Appalachian State University – BS 1999, cum laude

Admissions
Virginia Bar 2017
South Carolina Bar 2004
North Carolina Bar 2003

US District Courts for Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina
US District Court of South Carolina

Professional Affiliations

North Carolina Bar Association

Wake County Bar Association/10th Judicial District Bar Association

Defense Research Institute (DRI)

Trucking Law Committee

Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA)

Diversity & Inclusion Committee

North Carolina Trucking Association

  • Board of Directors, 2023-24
  • Women in Trucking Council Member and Advisory Board
  • Allied Committee
  • Legislative Committee

International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)

  • Transportation Committee
  • Insurance and Reinsurance Committee

Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)

North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys (NCADA)

Speaking & Publications

“An exemplar plaintiff’s opening statement targeted against trucking companies” presenter; “The First 24 Hours After an Accident” panel speaker; “Proper Document Retention for Commercial Vehicle Maintenance Records“ panel speaker and, deposition drills participant – 2023 North Carolina Trucking Association Annual Councils Conference and Expo

“Critical Post Accident Investigations and FMCSR Requirements” 2022 webinar for trucking and insurance representatives, speaker

“Incident Investigations in the 21st Century” 2021, speaker

“Punitive Damages & Best Practices” 2020 webinar, moderator and speaker

“Use of Cameras & Technology on Commercial Trucks” 2018 NCTA Annual Conference, panel moderator and presenter

 

Community

Campbell University School of Law, volunteer competition judge
North Carolina Middle School Mock Trial Coach, previous volunteer
North Carolina Sea Turtle Protection Program, Oak Island supporter
Salvation Army, volunteer
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, supporter

Honors & Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
Martindale-Hubbell

 

Best Lawyers in America
2024 Edition in Personal Injury – Defendants Litigation