Philip A. Baddour, Jr.

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Goldsboro, North Carolina

Baddour, Parker, Hine & Hale, P.C.
Philip A. Baddour, Jr.
Baddour, Parker, Hine & Hale, P.C.

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Estate & Trust Litigation, Social Security Disability; view more

Licensed in North Carolina since: 1967

Education: University of North Carolina School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2014, 2022 - 2023

Baddour, Parker, Hine & Hale, P.C.

208 S. William St.
Goldsboro, NC 27530 Visit website


Attorney Philip A. Baddour Jr. is a partner with the Baddour, Parker, Hine & Hale, PC, law firm in Goldsboro, North Carolina. A nationally ranked and award-winning trial lawyer with more than half a century of experience, Mr. Baddour provides exceptional advocacy and support to clients throughout Goldsboro and surrounding areas who have legal needs involving any of the following:

· Personal injury

· Workers' compensation law

· Social Security Disability

· Civil litigation

· Estate litigation

Along with being a highly effective trial attorney, Mr. Baddour is also a certified mediator, and he has helped clients across the state resolve their conflicts and reach favorable agreements without the need for expensive and time-consuming litigation. A Goldsboro native, he has a genuine concern for the legal issues that affect the members of his community, and he has previously served as majority leader for the North Carolina House of Representatives.

Honored for his outstanding professionalism and service, Mr. Baddour has earned consistent recognition from The Best Lawyers in America, and he has received many other top rankings and endorsements from his peers. He is also the recipient of the Wayne County Distinguished Service Award, the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce Cornerstone Award and the North Carolina Advocates for Justice Legislator of the Year.

A former colonel and past staff judge advocate with the North Carolina National Guard, he received the North Carolina Distinguished Service Medal from the North Carolina National Guard along with the Legion of Merit from the U.S. Army.

After graduating from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1964, Mr. Baddour obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 1967. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina and the Supreme Court of the United States. 

A leader in his legal community, Mr. Baddour has served as president of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, and he has served on various boards and commissions involving economic development, transportation and other areas for the state. He has also served as chair of the North Carolina Land and Water Fund, and he is the former president of the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce, The Goldsboro Rotary Club and the Wayne County Economic Development Commission.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Estate & Trust Litigation, Social Security Disability, General Litigation, Workers' Compensation: Claimant

Focus areas

Litigation, Motor Vehicle Accidents

  • 40% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20% Estate & Trust Litigation
  • 20% Social Security Disability
  • 10% General Litigation
  • 10% Workers' Compensation: Claimant

First Admitted: 1967, North Carolina

Professional Webpage:

  • Practice consists primarily of personal injury (automobile accidents and premises liability), Workers Compensation and Social Security disability; and general civil litigation. For the past ten years caseload has been approximately 125 cases. Income is from many medium and small cases rather than large cases. From 2005 to 2022 gross income from verdicts, settlements and decisions averaged over $500,000.00 per year.   Notable large settlements include a $1 million recovery for a client from an automobile accident brain injury case, a $1 million recovery (maximum insurance available) for a paraplegic in an automobile accident case, $400,000.00 for a back injury in an automobile accident case, a total of $850,000.00 for two clients injured as a result of faulty road work by the Department of Transportation.  In 2022 settled a dramshop case for $750,000. In 2023 settled a truck accident case for $1,000,000 and was successful in having  workers  comp lien reduced to 0. In 2023 settled a slip and fall case for $225,000.
Educational Background:
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, A.B. in Economics, 1964
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • STRUCTURED SENTENCING. As a freshman member of the North Carolina House, Baddour chaired the subcommittee that considered the recommendation of the North Carolina Sentencing Commission, known as “Structured Sentencing. The referral to a subcommittee is sometimes seen as the end of a legislative bill. With no available times to meet, Baddour scheduled the subcommittee to meet on a regular basis at 7:30 a.m. and asked representatives of all interested parties to be present. The subcommittee methodically went through the complex bill, taking comments and suggestions from the Sentencing Commission, the District Attorneys, the defense attorneys, the Department of Correction and others. The bill passed out of the subcommittee with bipartisan support. The subcommittee’s work resulted in a consensus position that paved the way for the adoption of the bill by the House and the Senate. Structured Sentencing brought sweeping sentencing reform to North Carolina and established the principle of matching sentencing policy to correctional resources, elimination of parole and truth in sentencing. FAMILY COURT. Baddour served as Chairman of the Family Issues Committee of the Commission of the Future of Justice in the Courts in North Carolina. This committee recommended the establishment of a Family Court within North Carolina’s judicial system. The Family Court concept promoted the principle of one judge for one family, increased special training for Family Court judges, created a case management system to move cases more rapidly, and the practice of a judge bringing all community resources to the assistance of families in crisis. Baddour became the champion of the Family Court in the General Assembly and was successful in having funding included in the budget. Currently, Family Court has been established in more than 25% of North Carolina’s judicial districts. MEDIATION. As a Freshman member of the North Carolina House, Baddour sponsored a bill that extended the Superior Court Mediation Program to additional judicial districts. Then throughout his legislative career he championed the expansion of mediation in our court system. It was his bills that established mediation for Workers Compensation, mediation for cases heard by Administrative Law Judges, and Family Court mediation. He is a certified mediator. JUVENILE JUSTICE REFORM. Governor James B. Hunt, Jr. appointed Baddour to the Juvenile Justice Study Commission. He chaired the committee that studied the structure of the agencies dealing with juvenile justice. The committee recommended the creation of a new cabinet-level Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. The juvenile probation officers from the Administrative Office of the Courts and this new department would combine with the Juvenile Training Schools and aftercare officers from the Department of Health and Human Services. In the General Assembly, Baddour successfully led the fight to create the new department. WAYNE COUNTY INDUSTRIAL PARK.  As Chair of the Wayne County Economic Development Commission, Baddour promoted the purchase of land for a first-class industrial park in Wayne County that would be served by a major highway, rail, water and sewer, and natural gas. He initiated the idea of financing the purchase of the desired land by the passage of a bond referendum and successfully lobbied the Wayne County Commissioners to include the proposal in a scheduled bond referendum for Wayne Community College.
  • Wayne County Chamber of Commerce Cornerstone Award
  • The Legion of Merit, US Army
  • North Carolina Distinguished Service Medal, North Carolina National Guard
  • Eagle Scout
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice Legislator of the Year
  • Order of the Long Leaf Pine; North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers Outstanding Legislator Award, 2000; N. C. Justice and Community Development Center Defenders of Justice Award for Legislative Advocacy, 2001; The Sam Ragan Award for Contribution to the Arts in North Carolina, 2002; Excellence in Public Service for Children Award, N. C. Pediatric Society, 2000; Neuse River Council of Government Outstanding Legislator Award, 1994; Neuse River Council of Governments, Outstanding Regional Citizen, 1991; Awarded Paul Harris Fellow by Goldsboro Rotary Club, 1986; Exchange Club Book of Golden Deeds Award, 1983; Distinguished Service Award as Outstanding Young Man of the Year (Goldsboro Jaycees), 1977; One of the Ten Most Outstanding Young Democrats in N.C., 1968; Robert H. Futrelle Good Government Award, 1971; Eagle Scout; Military - Legion of Merit; Meritorious Service Award; N. C. Distinguished Service Award; National Guard Association of the United States, Charles Dick Medal of Merit
  • Wayne County Distinguished Service Award
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA), Citizen Lawyer Award (Lawyers who exemplify the ideals of a citizen lawyer and serve as role mentors to inspire other lawyers)
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Wayne County Economic Development Commission, Past President and Former Chair
  • Catholic Charities, Board of Directors
  • Goldsboro Rotary Club, Past President
  • Goldsboro Area Chamber of Commerce, Past President
  • Wayne County Military Affairs Commission, Member and Former Chair
  • Wayne Chapter American Cancer Society
  • North Carolina House of Representatives, 1993 - 1994, 1997 - 2002 Majority Leader of N. C. House - 1999 - 2002 Clean Water Management Trust Fund, Board of Trustees, 2003 - 2011, Chair 2008 - 2011 University of North Carolina General Alumni Association, Board of Directors, 1970 - 1973; 2004 - 2007 N. C. Board of Transportation, 1981 - 1985 N. C. Board of Economic Development, 1977 - 1981 Wayne Community College, Board of Trustees, 1986 - 1992 Wayne County Economic Development Commission, 1977 - 1981; 1985 - 1992; Chairman, 1988 - 1990 Industrial Park Committee Chairman, 1990 Commission for the Future of Justice and the Courts in North Carolina, Chairman, Family Issues Committee, 1995 - 1997 North Carolina-Moldova Bilateral Committee - Co-Chair with Secretary of State Elaine Marshall Goldsboro Area Chamber of Commerce - President, 1976 - 1977 Board of Directors, 1974 - 1977 Vice-President, 1974 - 1976 Chairman, Wayne County Bar Association/Chamber of Commerce Court Study Committee, 1975 - 1976 Southern Growth Policies Board, 1995 - 1999 N. C. Progress Board North Carolina Public School Forum North Carolina Courts Commission, 1993 - 1995 Goldsboro Rotary Club, President, 1985 Family Y Board of Directors, 1982 - 1984 Chairman, Wayne County Democratic Party, 1972 - 1976 Wayne County Young Democratic Club, President, 1970 North Carolina Young Democratic Club, State Secretary, 1965; Vice- President for the Third Congressional District, 1970 - 1971 Wayne County Chapter of the American Cancer Society - Crusade Chairman, 1968; President, 1969; Board of Directors, 1968 - 1982 Goldsboro Jaycees, 1968 - 1978 University of North Carolina Law School Alumni Association, Board of Directors, 1991 - 1995 Wayne County Sheltered Workshop, President, 1972 - 1974
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Member
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Member
  • Commission for the Future of the Courts in North Carolina, Former Member
  • North Carolina Board of Transportation, Former Member
  • North Carolina Economic Development Board, Former Member
  • Clean Water Management Trust Fund, Former Chair
  • North Carolina House of Representatives, Former Member
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Former President
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina, 1970
  • North Carolina, 1968
Representative Clients:
  • Attorney for Wayne Community College, 1992 - present; Attorney for Village of Walnut Creek, 1976 - present; Attorney for Housing Authority of the City of Goldsboro, 1970 - present
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified Mediator

Office location for Philip A. Baddour, Jr.

208 S. William St.
Goldsboro, NC 27530

Phone: 919-249-5831


7 Years Super Lawyers
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