David Pishko

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Winston-Salem, NC

Law Office of David Pishko, P.A.
100 North Cherry Street, Suite 510
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Phone: 336-310-1371
Fax: 252-565-0471
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006, 2008 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1977
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (50%), Professional Liability: Plaintiff (30%), Employment & Labor: Employee (10%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

The founder of his eponymous law firm, David Pishko focuses his practice primarily on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, and he has significant employment law experience as well. From the firm's office in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, he provides representation to clients across the state. Mr. Pishko has been admitted to practice before all North Carolina state courts since 1977.

Mr. Pishko's personal injury client base is comprised of people who have been harmed by the negligence or recklessness of other parties. The types of cases that he has handled have arisen out of incidents involving truck and other motor vehicle accidents, legal and medical malpractice, premises liability, and nursing home neglect. Mr. Pishko has been able to obtain significant compensation for his plaintiff clients through both jury verdicts and settlements that he has negotiated out of court with defendants and their insurance carriers.

In his employment law practice, Mr. Pishko represents employees who have been the victims of discrimination that is prohibited by state and federal laws. His experience has also included wrongful termination, workplace retaliation, wage and hour violations, and sexual harassment claims. Mr. Pishko's successful track record and high degree of ethics have earned him a great deal of recognition from his fellow attorneys, including an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. In addition, he has been selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America.

A New York native, Mr. Pishko attended Duke University, where he majored in political science and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1972. After serving in the U.S. Army, he returned to Durham to obtain his legal education at Duke University School of Law, and he was an editor of the Duke Law Journal before being awarded his Juris Doctor in 1977.

*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
  • 50%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 30%Professional Liability: Plaintiff
  • 10%Employment & Labor: Employee
  • 10%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Legal Malpractice, Professional Malpractice - Other, Employment Law - Employee, Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Death


15 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006, 2008 - 2021

About David Pishko

Admitted: 1977

Professional Webpage: https://www.davidpishko.com/lawyers-staff/david-pishko-lawye...


  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • AV Preeminent Lawyer, Martindale Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America

Bar/Professional Activity

  • President, North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • North Carolina State Trial Lawyer Association, 2009 – 2010

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Article Editor, Duke Law Journal, Duke Law School
  • Teacher, Legal Writing, University College Cork in Ireland
  • Adjunct Professor, Wake Forest Law School

Educational Background

  • Duke University, 1972
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Office Location for David Pishko

100 North Cherry Street
Suite 510
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Phone: 336-310-1371

Fax: 252-565-0471

Last Updated: 3/10/2021

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