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Personal Injury Attorney

A. Charles Ellis

Post Office Box 8088, Greenville, NC 27835-8088

Charles’ practice experience encompasses federal and state court litigation in various areas, including claims for wrongful death and serious personal injury.

He has also litigated numerous cases involving complex insurance coverage issues, products liability, and professional malpractice.

Charles is a frequent lecturer and has written extensively on a wide range of litigation topics, including “The Nuts and Bolts of Coverage Under the Homeowner Policy,” “Depositions . . . Advanced Civil Procedure,” and “Insurance Coverage for Intentional Acts and Punitive Damages.”

  • Representation of large hospital in substantial recovery (in excess of $2 million) in medical malpractice claim for contribution
  • Representation of families in $10 million recovery for wrongful deaths stemming from aircraft collision
  • Representation of individual healthcare client in recovery in excess of $6 million for severe injuries received in motor vehicle collision
  • Representation of family in substantial recovery (in excess of $1.7 million) in wrongful death medical malpractice claim
  • Representation of hospital in recovery of substantial sum (in excess of $4 million) in claim against a professional liability insurance carrier for denial of liability coverage in multiple underlying medical malpractice claims


  • American Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association — Sections: Litigation; Tort Trial and Insurance Practice
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Eastern North Carolina Inn of Court
  • Lenoir Community College Paralegal Program, Advisory Board of Directors
  • Literacy Volunteers of America, Board of Directors: president 1999-2000
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice — Sections: Auto Torts; Professional Negligence
  • North Carolina Bar Association — Sections: General Practice; Health Law; Litigation (council member)
  • Pitt Community College, Board of Trustees, Chair
  • Pitt Community College Foundation, Board of Directors
  • Pitt County Bar Association (past president)
  • Pitt County Health Education Foundation, Board of Directors: president 1997-2000
  • United Way, Board of Directors, 2016

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From Our Clients

Charles and Lynwood did an exceptional job for my family. I felt completely comfortable with their skills and opinions during a difficult time. Both were instrumental in helping us through it
Chris Gauquie
The team at Ward and Smith in Wilmington were great! They were caring, responsive, competent, thorough and effective. I can’t ask for anything more.
Chris Barclay
I have found the lawyers and staff of all offices of Ward and Smith as competent, caring and gifted as any group of lawyers and legal professionals could possibly be. While there is obviously a very well organized management structure at Ward and Smith insuring the highest levels of service to their clients and the community, I have found all of their lawyers to be individually dedicated to serve their clients at the highest levels of professional competence — and they actually do it. I know of no law firm that can equal Ward and Smith and I am most pleased to have the opportunity to share this information.
Jeremy and his team were so nice and helpful. He did everything in his power to do what was in the best interest for my case. He provided me with great advice, kept me updated and knowledgeable about my case, answered any questions I had, and was quick to respond any time I reach out to him or his team.
Amber M.
Our child and family was represented by Ward and Smith. They were very kind, empathetic, knowledgeable, hard working and persevering. Jeremy and the rest of the team always made sure our questions were answered and that we understood every step of the process. We are very thankful for the support and expertise of their firm in handling our case.
Vanessa S.

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