Donald R. Strickland

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Durham, NC

Law Office of Donald R. Strickland
2741 University Drive, Suite 200
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: 919-335-4552
Fax: 919-869-1725
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2022
Licensed Since: 1984
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%), Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (20%), Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (10%), Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

A personal injury attorney at the Law Office of Donald R. Strickland, Donald R. Strickland has spent almost four decades representing the people of the Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina, metropolitan area. His focus includes injuries caused by trucking accidents, wrongful death cases, injuries caused by motor vehicle accidents, premises liability cases and business torts.

Mr. Strickland is admitted to practice in the state of North Carolina and is admitted before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. He has an Avvo “Superb” rating and has received a Client’s Choice Award from the organization in the past.

After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science in business administration, Mr. Strickland moved on to law school. In 1984, he graduated with his Juris Doctor from Duke University School of Law. For more than 20 years, he has been included in The Best Lawyers of America, and for his high ethical standards and long list of successful results, he is AV Preeminent* peer-review rated, the highest rating, through Martindale-Hubbell.

Passionate about improving the legal community, Mr. Strickland is an active member of several legal organizations. These include the Durham County Bar Association, the North Carolina State Bar, the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, the American Association for Justice, the American Board of Trial Advocates, the International Society of Barristers and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10%Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
  • 10%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Motor Vehicle Defects, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability

Selections

15 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2022

Certificates and Credentials

About Donald R. Strickland

Admitted: 1984, North Carolina

Professional Webpage: https://www.nctrial.com/about-don-strickland/

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Wrongful death recovery on behalf of the estate of a 35-year-old wife and mother who was struck by a dump truck. $10,000,000.00
  • Personal Injury recovery on behalf of a tractor trailer driver who was struck head-on by another tractor-trailer driver after a $6,000,000 trial verdict plus accumulated interest during Defendant’s unsuccessful appeal to the NC Court of Appeals and the denial of Defendant’s Petition For Discretionary Review by the NC Supreme Court. $7,871,000.00
  • Personal injury recovery on behalf of a graduate student who suffered a brain injury in a tractor-trailer collision. $4,400,000.00
  • Personal injury recovery on behalf of a motorcyclist who suffered permanent injuries when a car pulled out in front of him. $2,600,000.00
  • Personal injury recovery in motor vehicle collision. $4,000,000.00
  • Business tort recovery on behalf of a retailer against a distributor and others for alleged unfair and deceptive trade practices, fraud and violation of statutory regulations. $25,000,000.00
  • Wrongful Death/negligence recovery. $2,500,000.00
  • Personal injury recovery on behalf of a couple injured by an impaired driver. $1,025,000.00
  • Personal injury recovery on behalf of a cyclist struck in the bike lane by newspaper carrier causing multiple fractures. $1,150,000.00
  • Personal injury recovery on behalf of a driver injured in a collision with tractor-trailer. $650,000.00
  • Personal injury recovery on behalf of 79-year-old in a premises liability case. $500,000.00
  • Personal injury recovery on behalf of man struck by a car in a cross walk. $500,000.00
  • Personal injury recovery under Federal Tort Claims Act. $660,000.00
  • Personal injury recovery for injuries suffered in a slip and fall at a restaurant. $236,000.00
  • Wrongful death recovery on behalf of the estate of a driver who drove his car into the back of a stopped flatbed trailer. $200,000.00 
  • Personal injury recovery on behalf of a child burned at restaurant by spilled hot chocolate. $200,000.00
  • Medical malpractice wrongful death recovery on behalf of the estate of patient due to alleged failure to diagnose heart attack. $500,000.00
  • Personal Injury recovery on behalf of a professional woman rear-ended at red light forcing her into tractor-trial ahead. $500,000.00
  • Wrongful death recovery on behalf of the estate of a contract worker for a moving company. $375,000.00
  • Medical malpractice wrongful death recovery on behalf of the estate of a 15 year-old male who died from a ruptured congenital diaphragmatic hernia due to an alleged delay in diagnosis. $700,000.00
  • Personal injury recovery in pedestrian case. $710,000.00
  • Personal injury recovery on behalf of the estate of a wife and mother of two who was killed by rock from dump truck crashing through her windshield. $1,300,000.00
  • Personal injury recovery in motor vehicle collision. $612,500.00
  • Personal injury recovery in motor vehicle collision. $830,000.00
  • Personal injury recovery on behalf of a passenger who suffered quadriplegia in car crash due to defective seatbelt restraints. $2,800,000.00
  • Wrongful death recovery on behalf of the estate of a man killed by a delivery truck. $5,000,000.00
  • Personal injury recovery on behalf of student in motor vehicle collision. $835,000.00
  • Wrongful death recovery on behalf of the estate of a 70 year old food service worker. $1,000,000.00
  • Personal injury recovery in wrongful death case on behalf of the estate of a man who died after falling out of a delivery truck with a defective door. $1,025,000.00
  • Personal injury recovery on behalf of a farmer struck by an electric company truck. $2,325,000.00
  • Personal injury recovery on the sixth day of trial for a 67 year old woman injured in a wreck with a dump truck. $3,500,000.00
  • Personal injury recovery on behalf of a worker who suffered a brain injury after falling from a ladder to a concrete floor. $3,500,000.00
  • Personal Injury. Personal injury recovery on behalf of a child struck by a garbage truck while walking to school. $9,500,000.00
  • Products liability personal injury recovery on behalf of a person who suffered quadriplegia in automobile rollover roof crush case. $1,900,000.00
  • Personal injury recovery on behalf of a UPS driver injured after being rear-ended by a furniture delivery truck. $3,850,000.00
  • Personal injury recovery on behalf of a mother and child injured in a motor vehicle collision. $3,500,000.00
  • Federal Tort Claims Act recovery on behalf of a pedestrian who suffered a brain injured when struck by FBI van. $2,100,000.00
  • Business tort recovery on behalf of a N.C. Honda dealer against American Honda Motor Co., Inc. for unfair and deceptive trade practices. $3,000,000.00
  • Business tort recovery on behalf of a retailer against distributors and others alleging unfair and deceptive trade practices, fraud and violation of statutory regulation. $2,900,000.00
  • Largest fine in North Carolina history at the time – brought on behalf of N.C. Toyota dealers against automobile distributor alleging obstruction of justice. $3,000,000.00
  • Business tort recovery on behalf of a N.C. Toyota dealer against Southeast Toyota Distributors, Inc. for unfair automobile distribution practices. $5,900,000.00
  • Business tort recovery on behalf of a N.C. Honda dealer against American Honda Motor Co., Inc. for unfair and deceptive trade practices. $5,000,000.00
  • Business tort recovery for compensatory and punitive damages against Snap-on Tools Corporation for fraud and unfair and deceptive trade practices. $5,300,000.00
  • Business tort recovery on behalf of a S.C. Toyota dealer against Southeast Toyota Distributors, Inc. for fraud and unfair and deceptive trade practices. $6,000,000.00
  • Business tort recovery on behalf of 16 out of state Honda dealers for their share of a $330 million settlement with Honda in In re American Honda Motor Co., Inc. $78,000,000.00

Honors/Awards

  • , North Carolina Super Lawyer, 2021
  • , Best Lawyers' 2015 Raleigh Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • North Carolina Legal Elite in the Field of Litigation, Business North Carolina
  • Fellow, and past member of Board of Directors of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow of the International Society of Barristers
  • 5.0 AV Rating in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocacy

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Durham County Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Board of Directors of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow of the International Society of Barristers
  • Fellow of The America Board Of Trial Advocates
  • North Carolina Law License, 1984
  • The International Academy of Trial Lawyers - Fellow and Past Member of Board of Directors
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina
  • Board of Governors, North Carolina Advocates for Justice, 1997 - 2005
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina
  • North Carolina State Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Fourth Circuit
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice

Educational Background

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.S. in Business Administration, 1978

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Best Lawyers Best Law Firms as rated by U.S. News and World Report, 2021
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Office Location for Donald R. Strickland

2741 University Drive
Suite 200
Durham, NC 27707

Phone: 919-335-4552

Fax: 919-869-1725

Last Updated: 7/27/2021

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