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E. Stewart Poisson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Wilmington, NC

Poisson, Poisson & Bower, PLLC
513 Chestnut Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: 910-763-3575
Fax: 910-763-3565
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022
Licensed in North Carolina Since: 2004
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Workers' Compensation: Claimant
Attorney Profile

Attorney E. Stewart Poisson is a partner with the Poisson, Poisson, Bower PLLC law firm, which has law offices in Wadesboro and Wilmington, North Carolina. A top-ranked trial lawyer with more than 17 years of total legal experience, Ms. Poisson provides unmatched legal counsel, advocacy and support to a diverse range of clients across her region who have legal needs involving any of the following:

·       Personal injury

·       Workers' compensation

Board-certified as a specialist in workers' compensation law, Ms. Poisson has the extensive skills and resources necessary to handle her clients' issues efficiently. During her time in practice, she has achieved a long record of helping her clients secure the maximum amount of compensation they deserve. Through her personal injury practice, she has recovered millions of dollars in total compensation for her plaintiff clients, including many six-figure settlements and verdicts.

Along with her extensive trial experience, Ms. Poisson also handles the majority of the firm's appellate cases, and she has gained a reputation for her compassion and integrity when dealing with her clients as well as her unwavering resolve at helping them obtain the best possible outcomes for their complex and pressing legal challenges.

A leader in her field, Ms. Poisson has served as chair for the North Carolina Advocates for Justice's New Lawyers Division, and she currently serves on the Executive Committee of the organization's Workers' Rights Section. She has also chaired, co-chaired or been an active member of various committees and sections of several other legal organizations.

She has also received countless testimonials and referrals from her satisfied clients, and she finds great reward in being able to help so many in her community.

A 2001 graduate of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Ms. Poisson obtained her Juris Doctor with honors from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 2004. While there, she served as Special Projects Editor of the North Carolina Law Review, and she received the William T. Joyner Award for Excellence in Journal Writing.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20%Workers' Compensation: Claimant
Focus Areas

Personal Injury - Plaintiff

Selections

1 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2022

Certificates and Credentials

About E. Stewart Poisson

First Admitted: 2004, North Carolina

Professional Webpage: https://poissonlaw.com/attorneys/e-stewart-poisson/

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Blalock v. Southeastern Materials, 209 N.C. App. 228, 703 S.E.2d 896 (2011)
  • Wright v. Simpson’s Eggs, __ N.C. App. __, 636 S.E.2d 340 (2006)
  • Deason v. Owens-Illinois, __ N.C. App. __, 664 S.E.2d 665 disc. rev. denied 363 N.C. 124 disc. rev. denied 363 N.C. 124, 675 S.E.2d 41 (2009)
  • Polk v. Nationwide Recyclers, Inc., 192 N.C. App. 211, 664 S.E.2d 619 (2008)
  • Perez v. Clark, __ N.C. App. __, 701 S.E.2d 404 (2010)
  • Williams v. City of Wilmington, __ N.C. App. __, 716 S.E.2d 876 (2011)
  • Taylor v. Carolina Restaurant Group, 170 N.C. App. 532, 613 S.E.2d 510, aff’d per curiam 360 N.C. 173, 622 S.E.2d 492 (2005)
  • Ard v. Owens-Illinois, 182 N.C. App. 493, 642 S.E.2d 257 disc. rev. denied 361 N.C. 690, 652 S.E.2d 254 (2007)
  • Javorsky v. New Hanover Regional Medical Center, 208 N.C. App. 644, 703 S.E.2d 761 (2010)

Bar/Professional Activity

  • New Lawyers Division Chair, North Carolina Advocates for Justice (2010 – 2012)
  • Workers’ Injury Law Group (WILG)
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ)
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • New Hanover County Bar Association
  • “Panel Discussion:  Extended Benefits per Section 97-29(c) of the General Statutes,” Workplace Torts & Workers’ Comp (North Carolina Advocates for Justice, December 2021)
  • “Workers’ Compensation Appellate Court Decisions since November 2020,” Workplace Torts & Workers’ Comp (North Carolina Advocates for Justice, December 2021)
  • Member, North Carolina State Bar Authorized Practice Committee (2021 to 2021)
  • Diversity + Inclusion Officer, North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Executive Committee (2020 to 2021)
  • Member, North Carolina State Bar Specialization Committee, Workers’ Compensation (2015 to 2020)
  • Co-Chair, Coastal Region of the NCAJ Womens’ Caucus (July 2016 to present) Member, North Carolina State Bar
  • Chair, Workers’ Rights Section, North Carolina Advocates for Justice (July 2016 to July 2017)
  • Member, North Carolina State Bar Ethics Committee (2014 to 2020, 2022 to present)
  • Executive Committee, Workers’ Rights Section, North Carolina Advocates for Justice (2011 to present)
  • Member, Board of Governors, North Carolina Advocates for Justice (2010 – 2017, 2021 to present)

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Board Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation Law

Honors/Awards

  • Member, Pi Beta Phi
  • Recipient, William T. Joyner Award for Excellence in Journal Writing

Educational Background

  • B.A., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2001

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Special Projects Editor, North Carolina Law Review, 2003-04 Member, North Carolina Law Review, 2002-03
  • “It’s About Time: Calculations for Late Compensation and Penalty Payments,” Mountain Magic (North Carolina Advocates for Justice, October 2009).
  • “Appellate Practice in Workers’ Compensation Claims,” Workers’ Comp Roundtable (North Carolina Advocates for Justice, March 2, 2012).
  • Presentation on Death Benefits, Learning the Ropes—Workers’ Compensation Basics (North Carolina Advocates for Justice, October 5, 2012).
  • “The Mathematics of Workers’ Compensation,” 17th Annual North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference (North Carolina Industrial Commission, October 11, 2012).
  • “Workers’ Compensation Appellate Court Decisions since November 2011,” Workplace Torts & Workers’ Comp (North Carolina Advocates for Justice, December 7, 2012).
  • Panel Discussion, Most Important Workers’ Compensation Cases of the Year, Convention (North Carolina Advocates for Justice, June 16, 2013).
  • “Appeals to the Full Commission,” Basics of Workers’ Compensation (North Carolina Advocates for Justice, September 27, 2013).
  • “Medical Causation in Workers’ Compensation Cases,” Mountain Magic (North Carolina Advocates for Justice, October 18, 2013).
  • “Workers’ Compensation Appellate Court Decisions since November 2012,” Workplace Torts & Workers’ Comp (North Carolina Advocates for Justice, December 6, 2013).
  • “Tricks and Traps in Clincher Language,” Workers’ Comp Roundtable (North Carolina Advocates for Justice, March 7, 2014).
  • Panel Discussion, Most Important Workers’ Compensation Cases of the Year, Convention (North Carolina Advocates for Justice, June 15, 2014).
  • “Workers’ Compensation Appellate Court Decisions since November 2013,” Workplace Torts & Workers’ Comp (North Carolina Advocates for Justice, December 2014).
  • Panel Discussion, Establishing Disability Under the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act in 2015: The Spectrum of Earning Capacity Issues from Impairment to Restoration (North Carolina Bar Association, February 2015).
  • Panel Discussion, Most Important Workers’ Compensation Cases of the Year, Convention (North Carolina Advocates for Justice, June 2015).
  • “Workers’ Compensation Appellate Court Decisions since November 2014,” Workplace Torts & Workers’ Comp (North Carolina Advocates for Justice, December 2015).
  • “Proving Disability: How to Meet Your Burden,” Workers’ Comp Roundtable (North Carolina Advocates for Justice, March 4, 2016).
  • Panel Discussion, Most Important Workers’ Compensation Cases of the Year, Convention (North Carolina Advocates for Justice, June 2016).
  • “Communications with Medical Providers per Section 97-25.6 of the General Statutes: What’s Allowed And What’s Not,” 21st Annual North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference (North Carolina Industrial Commission, October 5, 2016).
  • “Workers’ Compensation Appellate Court Decisions since November 2015,” Workplace Torts & Workers’ Comp (North Carolina Advocates for Justice, December 2016).
  • Panel Discussion, Most Important Workers’ Compensation Cases of the Year, Convention (North Carolina Advocates for Justice, June 2017).
  • “Best Practices for Appeals to the Full Commission” 22nd Annual North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference (North Carolina Industrial Commission, October 2017)
  • “Workers’ Compensation Appellate Court Decisions since November 2016,” Workplace Torts & Workers’ Comp (North Carolina Advocates for Justice, December 2017)
  • Panel Discussion, “Deposition Successes,” Convention (North Carolina Advocates for Justice, June 2018)
  • “The Physician’s Role in the Return to Work Process,” 23rd Annual North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference (North Carolina Industrial Commission, October 2018)
  • Panel Discussion, “Using Social Media as an Investigative Tool – Who Can You “Friend”?” Ethics Hot Issues (North Carolina Advocates for Justice, February 18, 2019)
  • Panel Discussion, “Most Important Workers’ Compensation Cases of the Year” (Convention, North Carolina Advocates for Justice, June 2019)
  • “Workers’ Compensation Appellate Court Decisions since November 2018,” Workplace Torts & Workers’ Comp (North Carolina Advocates for Justice, December 2019)
  • Advanced Topics of Workers’ Compensation, Extended Benefits (North Carolina Bar Association, November 13, 2020)
  • “Workers’ Compensation Appellate Court Decisions since November 2019,” Workplace Torts & Workers’ Comp (North Carolina Advocates for Justice, December 2020)
  • Panel Discussion, “Whaddya Mean my Checks Will Stop at 500 Weeks?” Quirky Issues in Workers’ Comp (North Carolina Advocates for Justice, September 10, 2021)
  • “Social Media and the Workers’ Compensation Practitioner,” 26th Annual North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference (North Carolina Industrial Commission, October 2021)
  • E. S. Poisson, “Addressing the Impropriety of Statutory Caps on Pain and Suffering Awards in the Medical Liability System,” 82 North Carolina Law Review 759 (2004).
  • Cammarano and V. Johnson (editors), North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Law: A Practical Guide to Success at Every Stage of a Claim (LEXIS-NEXIS® 1st ed. 2012 & 2nd ed. 2014) (wrote Chapter 5, “Course and Scope”).
  • E. S. Poisson, “Recent Cases Involving the Exclusive Remedy Provision of the Workers’ Compensation Act: Trivette v. Yount and Taft v. Brinley’s Grading, Inc. et al.” Trial Briefs (North Carolina Advocates for Justice, August 2013).
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Office Location for E. Stewart Poisson

513 Chestnut Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

Phone: 910-763-3575

Fax: 910-763-3565

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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