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.

Experience
  • Representation of clients in bench and jury trials involving serious personal injuries.
  • 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, 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 client who suffered a broken arm and related injuries in a golf-cart accident.  Claim resolved for $225,000.
  • Representation of child injured in dog-bite incident.  Claim resolved for $119,000.
  • Representation of client who suffered an index-finger ligament injury in vehicle accident.  The case went to arbitration and client received a $95,000 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.)
Affiliations
  • 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 Executive Committee, 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.
Anonymous
Outstanding firm. I have in the past worked cases with their attorneys and they do a great job. We frequently refer cases to them.
John Warlick
The Law Offices of John Drew Warlick, P.A.
In my experience, Ward and Smith is the best conceived, organized and managed law firm in North Carolina. They attract the very best young lawyers and they are diligent in working with and mentoring those young lawyers to help them develop into the best lawyers in the legal market place. As a firm, their professional ability and ethical standards are without equal.
J. Harold Seagle
Best group of high quality lawyers I work with on referral cases. I would put Lynwood Evans up as one of the top 5 lawyers in the state.
Joseph Tunstall
O'Malley Tunstall, LLP

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