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: 919-828-4357
Fax: 919-869-1725
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1984
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Eminent Domain (10%),
  • Business Litigation (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (0%)
Attorney Profile

Don Strickland is the owner of The Law Office of Donald R Strickland in Durham, North Carolina.  His primary practice areas are personal injury and wrongful death cases arising out of collisions involving tractor-trailers, cars, motorcycles, buses and pedestrians involving catastrophic injuries, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and other debilitating injuries. He also handles premises liablity and product liability cases, and business tort cases involving unfair or deceptive trade practices and fraud.

Don is a fellow and past member of the Board of Directors of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, an invitation-only organization that limits its membership in the United States to 500 active trial lawyers under the age of 70 and has fellows in more than 30 countries. He is a fellow of the International Society of Barristers, and the American Board of Trial Advocacy, two other prominent invitation-only legal organizations.  He has served on the Board of Governors of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice. 

Don has been elected to Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite in the field of litigation on multiple occasions. He was named Best Lawyer's 2015 Plaintiff Lawyer of the Year for Personal Injury Litigation in Raleigh, N.C. and was named Best Lawyer's 2018 Plaintiff Lawyer of the Year for Medical Malpractice Litigation in Raleigh, N.C. Don was voted Durham Magazine's top non-domestic lawyer based on write in balloting in 2015 winning the magazine's gold award in its Best of Durham edition. 

As an AV-rated* attorney, Don has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America for than 18 years.  Don is member of the American Association for Justice, the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, the North Carolina Bar Association and the Durham County Bar Association.

Don received his BS in Business Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1978 and his Juris Doctorate from Duke University Law School in 1984. Since beginning his legal career in 1984 Don has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars of behalf of his clients.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used 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 ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (50%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Civil Litigation (20%)

Personal Injury - Products (10%): Motor Vehicle Defects, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability

Eminent Domain (10%)

Business Litigation (10%): Trade Secret

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (0%): Medical Malpractice, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis

Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Motor Vehicle Defects, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability, Trade Secret, Medical Malpractice, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis

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Selected to Super Lawyers for 12 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2019

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About Donald Strickland

Admitted: 1984, North Carolina

Honors/Awards:

  • Fellow, and past member of Board of Directors of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow of the International Society of Barristers
  • North Carolina Legal Elite in the Field of Litigation, Business North Carolina
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • AV Rating in Martindale-Hubbell

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • North Carolina, 1984
  • 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
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Fourth Circuit
  • Benefactor, North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Board of Governors, North Carolina Advocates for Justice, 1997 - 2005
  • North Carolina State Bar Association

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Educational Background:

  • Duke University School of Law, 1984
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.S. in Business Administration, 1978
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Office Location for Donald R. Strickland

2741 University Drive
Suite 200
Durham, NC 27707

Phone: 919-828-4357

Fax: 919-869-1725

 

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Last Updated: 10/4/2018

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