Litigation Attorney

Jeremy M. Wilson

Post Office Box 7068, Wilmington, NC 28406-7068

Jeremy leads the Personal Injury and Wrongful Death practice.

He has extensive experience litigating claims for wrongful death, serious personal injury, and a broad range of civil litigation before state and federal courts, including cases involving vehicle accidents, professional malpractice, premises liability, products liability, and class actions, among other areas. He also has litigated numerous cases involving complex insurance coverage issues and “bad faith” claims.

In addition, Jeremy represents clients in business litigation cases, having represented numerous entities (from small area businesses, to financial institutions, to large corporations) in matters including contract and intellectual property disputes.  He also has extensive experience in other areas of litigation, such as trusts and estates and eminent domain cases.

Jeremy has represented clients in numerous jury and bench trials, and has extensive experience and training in trial advocacy.  He also represents clients in all other phases of litigation, including arbitrations, mediations, hearings, depositions, and appeals before the North Carolina Court of Appeals, the North Carolina Supreme Court, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

  • Representation of clients in bench and jury trials involving serious personal injuries.
  • Representation of family in medical malpractice jury trial involving loss of a child, obtaining a $7.5 million verdict.
  • Representation of young woman in litigation against at-fault driver and corporate entity for car wreck that resulted in traumatic brain injury and other serious injuries.  Case ultimately resolved before trial for approximately $5.7 million.
  • Representation of minor child injured in utero when mother’s vehicle was struck by a corporate truck. Child was born with personal injuries stemming from the wreck.  Case resolved during litigation for $2,500,000.
  • Representation of elderly couple robbed at gunpoint by home healthcare aide and accomplices. Lawsuit filed against home healthcare company for negligently placing the aide in the elderly couple’s home.  Jury returned a verdict for $750,000.  Defense appealed the case, which ultimately was affirmed by the North Carolina Supreme Court in Keith v. Health-Pro Home Care Servs., Inc., 2022-NCSC-72, 381 N.C. 442, 873 S.E.2d 567.
  • Representation of estate of individual who died as a result of a Mecklenburg County car wreck.  Contributory negligence defense was asserted by opposing party.  Claim ultimately resolved for $1,000,000.
  • Representation of woman who suffered two broken legs and a broken arm, in addition to related injuries, in Sampson County car wreck.  Permanent limitations and other effects from injuries.  Claim ultimately resolved for $1,000,000.
  • Representation of individuals and estates in numerous wrongful death and personal injury settlements, including several in excess of $1 million, many of which are confidential resolutions.
  • Representation of estate of elderly pedestrian who died after being hit by a passing car as she was gardening around her mailbox.  Because there were no estate beneficiaries, the value of the claim was based solely upon the elements of the survival claim—medical expenses and pain and suffering.  Claim resolved for $975,000.
  • Representation of injured driver who suffered an L1 compression fracture and related injuries.  Wake County jury trial in which $400,000 was awarded to the injured party. (The highest pre-suit offer had been $50,000.)
  • Representation of out-of-state individual severely injured when his rental van was hit by a propane truck that failed to yield at an intersection.  Claim resolved for $500,000.
  • Representation of business owner who suffered a mild traumatic brain injury in an automobile accident.  The case went to arbitration and the client received a $450,000 arbitration award.
  • Representation of disinherited estate beneficiary in claims for undue influence and lack of capacity.  Claim resolved for $950,000.
  • Representation of numerous individuals and businesses in coverage disputes and bad faith claims with insurance companies, including coverage for losses stemming from car wrecks, fires, and hurricane damage.
  • Representation of landowners in eminent domain disputes, including with the North Carolina Department of Transportation and other government entities in cases involving the “Map Act.”
  • Representation of local businesses in various business, contract, and intellectual property disputes.  (Such representation has included all phases of litigation–hearings, mediation, arbitration, and trial.)
  • Brain Injury Association of North Carolina (board member; secretary; vice president), Present
  • Brigade Boys & Girls Club (CORPs Leadership Team executive committee; Youth of the Year Mentor; volunteer), 2012-2016
  • First Presbyterian Church (member, usher)
  • Greater Wilmington Chamber of Commerce (Leadership Wilmington Alumnus, Class of 2013; Public Policy Advisory Board)
  • Lawyers 4 Literacy (Snipes Elementary School, Spring 2015)
  • New Hanover County Industrial Facilities and Pollution Control Financing Authority (vice-chair), 2013-2015
  • New Hanover County Parks Conservancy Board (president; chair, Policy Committee; member, Volunteer Committee), 2014-2018
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice (Board of Governors; Auto Torts & Premises Liability Section Executive Committee, Chair (2023-2024); vice president (2022-2023); numerous other committee assignments) (CLE/conference presenter and article author on numerous topics involving personal injury claims and trial advocacy)
  • North Carolina Azalea Festival (Volunteer Committee Co-Chair (2023))
  • North Carolina Bar Association—Section: Litigation
  • North Carolina Bar Association Foundation (4ALL Committee Member and Co-Chair (2023)), Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association Leadership Academy (Class of 2017)
  • Porters Neck Country Club, Board of Trustees, 2017-2021
  • Teach For America, Eastern North Carolina
  • University of North Carolina School of Law (Alumni Engagement Committee), Present
  • Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry (board member; volunteer), 2013-2016
  • Wilmington-New Hanover County Port, Waterway, and Beach Commission (board member), 2016-2018

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From Our Clients

Jeremy Wilson and his team do a fantastic job on personal injury cases. In addition to being an effective litigator, he is a true gentleman and a pleasure to work with on matters. I highly recommend Jeremy and Ward & Smith for personal injury plaintiff's cases.
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.
Jeremy Wilson and team did an outstanding job with my case. It was handled flawlessly from start to finish. From the beginning, Jeremy set the proper expectations of what to expect and followed through at every step. They were very responsive and knowledgeable and went above and beyond to help me in my case. Would highly recommend.
The personal injury litigation process can be long and drawn out. The peace of mind of knowing every decision was being communicated clearly to us helped us maintain the strength needed to push through the court’s many hurdles. Ward and Smith always kept our parents’ well-being as their #1 goal. Definitely a 5-Star, Top-Shelf, Professional firm!
Frederick K.
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.

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