NC Personal Injury Attorneys Setting the Standard

Attorneys

Jonathan P. Ward

Partner (Member)

Jon Ward handles a wide variety of matters in his litigation practice. He handles many cases related to insurance, with an emphasis on subrogation, coverage, and first-party disputes. Jon also practices commerical litigation involving everything from contract interpretation to fraud and unfair trade practices. He has handled many cases involving products liability, fire and other large casualty losses, construction defect and lien, personal injury, mass tort litigation and business torts, among other situations. Jon practices in the state and federal trial and appelate courts through North Carolina. He is a trial lawyer who enjoys participating in court proceedings, while also being acitvely involved in investigating and developing the facts of cases. He is also involved with the NCBA and the Construction Section Council. Jon has an AV Martindale-Hubbell Rating.

Practice Areas:

Appellate Practice
Commercial Litigation
Construction Litigation
Insurance Coverage
Insurance Defense
Motor Carrier Litigation
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Personal Injury
Products Liability
Property Coverage Disputes / Special Investigations
Property Damage Subrogation
Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Litigation
Wrongful Death

Bar Admissions:

North Carolina
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina
U.S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina
U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina

Education:

University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, NC, 2007 – J.D. (with Honors)
          Holderness Moot Court, Member
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, 2001 – B.A.
          Phi Beta Kappa

Sample Reported Cases:

Dorman v. Grain Dealers Mutual Insurance Co., No. 1:09CV268, 2010 WL 1462557 (W.D.N.C. April 13, 2010)

Membership in Law-Related Organizations:

Greensboro Bar Association
Guilford Inn of Court
North Carolina Bar Association
         Co-Chair, Law-Related Education Committee
         Young Lawyers Division
North Carolina State Bar

Miscellaneous:

Super Lawyers Rising Star in field of General Litigation 2013-2016

Legal Decisions of Interest

  • A recent opinion out of the Texas Supreme Court has recently been the subject of a lot of commentary around the insurance coverage and construction world. The case is Ewing Construction Co. v. Amerisure Insurance Co., and it came before the Texas Supreme Court on certification of questions from the Fifth Circuit (Ewing Constr. Co. […]In cases involving construction defect claims (and potentially other types of claims), the insurance policy that is implicated is a very important issue.  The issue of whose policy and/or which policy is “on the risk” for a particular claim is most often referred to as “trigger of coverage”.  Some states’ laws allow all policies in […]
  • In connection with a discovery dispute between the parties, the Court of Appeals held that a blanket general objection asserted by the defendants based on “the attorney/client privilege, the work product doctrine, or any other applicable privilege or doctrine” was inadequate to effect the intended purpose of the objection. The Court noted that even though […]In a lawsuit involving a mobile home park tenant assaulted by another tenant, the Court of Appeals stated that although North Carolina law has recognized a landowner’s duty to exercise reasonable care to protect tenants from foreseeable third-party criminal acts, such a duty did not include a duty to evict a tenant, and although other […]
  • In a medical malpractice lawsuit brought by the parents of a deceased child alleging that defendant doctors were negligent in failing to discover lacerations to the child’s liver at the hospital following a car accident, the Court of Appeals agreed that the parents’ expert witness’ testimony was not improperly speculative, even though the expert used […]The North Carolina Supreme Court “adopted” the reasoning of the dissenting Court of Appeals judge and hence held that the age of a lawful visitor injured on property naturally occurring (a creek), in and of itself, did not impose a higher standard of care on the property owner, because such a heightened level of care […]
  • In a product liability action involving a self-propelled wheelchair that caught fire, resulting in the house to catch on fire and burning Plaintiff’s decedent, the Court of Appeals held that the defense of “insulating negligence” (by which a defendant is insulated from liability by an independent act of another) does not apply where it is […]The Court of Appeals, asserting that it was following established law, declined to allow damages for the loss of a pet dog based upon a strong emotional bond the owners had with the dog, and instead damages were generally limited to the cost of “replacing” the dog, since the Court viewed the dog as merely […]
  • Although Plaintiff filed the Complaint without it being signed and ordinarily that would result in the action being deemed not to have been properly instituted, Plaintiff’s prompt remedial measures of filing an amended, signed Complaint corrected the deficiency, and the amended Complaint related back to the commencement of the action for purposes of timeliness. Estate […]

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Office Location

Phone:
336.282.8848
Fax:
336.282.8409
3203 Brassfield Road Greensboro, NC 27410
NC Personal Injury Lawyers