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Employment and Personal Injury Attorney

X. Lightfoot

Post Office Box 33009, Raleigh, NC 27636-3009

X.’s practice primarily focuses on labor and employment law, serious personal injury and wrongful death, and civil litigation.

As a member of the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice Group, he regularly advises employers on a wide range of labor and employment law issues, including personnel policies and handbooks, employment discrimination and harassment, employee discipline and termination, drug and alcohol testing, and various wage and hour matters.  He has also conducted training presentations and webinars for employers on various COVID-19 employment topics such as workforce reduction, ADA compliance, emergency paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave requirements under the FFCRA, best practices and strategies for employers to return workers to the workplace, and preparation of liability waivers.

In addition, X. has experience litigating claims for serious personal injury, including cases involving vehicle accidents, professional malpractice, and premises liability, among other areas.  He also represents both corporate and individual clients in a broad range of civil litigation before state and federal courts.

X. worked with Ward and Smith as a Summer Associate prior to joining the firm permanently. Additionally, he served as a legal intern with Red Hat and the Local Government Federal Credit Union.

  • Tenth Judicial District Bar
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice – Section: Auto Torts (CLE/conference presenter)
  • North Carolina Bar Association – Section: Litigation (YLD Co-Liaison)
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • North Carolina Society for Human Resource Management (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Chair)
  • Triangle Society for Human Resource Management
  • North Carolina Association of Black Lawyers
  • American Constitution Society

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From Our Clients

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
Ward and Smith’s personal Injury litigation team are highly competent and professional. After 22 years of involvement in various litigation circumstances, I would rank this firm at the top of the list in comparison to the many other firms I have engaged. I would highly recommend Lynwood Evans and his team at Ward and Smith.
Ron Neder
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.
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.
Ward and Smith has exceptional lawyers and are a pleasure to work with, even when on opposing sides. I would recommend them without hesitation and often send cases their way when I am unable to assist.
Ward and Smith came highly recommended from a trusted friend and I’m so grateful to have connected with Jeremy and his team. Recovering from my injury was a full time job, and they handled every detail of my case with compassion and expertise. But beyond dedication and professionalism, they saw the person behind the paperwork and helped me reclaim the life I had before my accident. Now I’m the one recommending them, with full confidence.
Beth B.

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