Richard B. Harper

Top rated Workers' Compensation attorney in Sylva, North Carolina

The Harper Law Firm, PLLC
Richard B. Harper
The Harper Law Firm, PLLC

Practice Areas: Workers' Compensation, Eminent Domain, Personal Injury

Licensed in North Carolina since: 1981

Education: Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2012, 2016 - 2017, 2019 - 2024
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The Harper Law Firm, PLLC

PO Box 395
Sylva, NC 28779 Visit website


Attorney Richard B. Harper is the founder and principal at The Harper Law Firm, PLLC, in Sylva, North Carolina. Serving injured and disabled workers throughout Jackson County and the surrounding areas of Western North Carolina, Mr. Harper devotes his practice to helping his clients obtain their rightful workers' compensation benefits.

In addition, he also represents clients who have valid third-party injury claims following an accident in their workplaces, as well as those with serious personal injury claims arising from someone else's negligence or wrongdoing, including car, truck and motorcycle accidents, accidents that occurred on someone else's property, and other preventable tragedies.

Certified by the North Carolina Board of Legal Specialization in workers' compensation and possessing more than 37 years of legal experience, Mr. Harper has achieved unprecedented success helping his clients obtain the finances they need to support themselves and their families and to cover the costs of their medical and rehabilitation costs and other associated expenses. He has also assisted numerous families who lost a loved one in a workplace accident secure their much-needed survivor benefits.

A 1975 graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Mr. Harper attended Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1981. The North Carolina State Bar admitted him to practice that same year, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Western and Middle Districts of North Carolina, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

A consummate professional, Mr. Harper is an active member of several local, state and national bar associations, and he holds a Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished* rating for his high ethical standards and exceptional legal abilities.

*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

Workers' Compensation: Claimant, Eminent Domain, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 80% Workers' Compensation: Claimant
  • 10% Eminent Domain
  • 10% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1981, North Carolina

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Industry Groups:
  • America
  • North Carolina Advocates For Justice

Office location for Richard B. Harper

PO Box 395
Sylva, NC 28779

Phone: 800-708-0135


13 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2012, 2016 - 2017, 2019 - 2024

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