W. Thompson Comerford, Jr.

W. Thompson Comerford, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Winston-Salem, NC

Comerford Chilson & Moser, LLP
 | 250 West 1st Street, Suite 200
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Phone: 336-631-8510
Fax: 336-631-8228
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1974
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Aviation and Aerospace (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Tom Comerford has been engaged in the practice of personal injury litigation for almost forty years.  His practice includes aviation and space law.  He represented the family of the pilot of Space Shuttle Challenger and has been counsel for plaintiffs in numous airline and general aviation disasters and crashes.  In addition to aviation, Mr. Comerford's practice involves representation of plaintiffs in serious medical malpractice cases, products liability claims and cases involving catastrophic injury and death.

    Mr. Comerford is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers,  a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, and an Advocate of the American Board of Trial Advocates.  He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Joseph Branch Inn of Court.

    He has been listed in Best Lawyers in America for many years and has been selected several times as lawyer of the year in his region.  He has been named a North Carolina Super Lawyer since its inception and has been listed in the top 100 lawyers in the state of North Carolina since 2011.


    Mr. Comerford graduated from Wake Forest University ('72) and Wake Forest School of Law ('74).  He has served on Law Board of Visitors for 5 terms and served as President of the Board of Visitors. He has been an Adjunct Professor at Wake Forest School of Law, teaching advanced trial advocacy and  Professor of Torts for the Wake Forest International Masters of Law program.

    About Thompson Comerford, Jr.

    Admitted: 1974, North Carolina

    Professional Webpage: http://www.comerfordbritt.com/Attorneys/W-T-Comerford-Jr.sht...


    • Editor Wake Forest Law Review, 1973
    • International Academy of Trial Lawyers Award, International Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1974

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:


    • Judgment for $18,000,000 for trucking accident, 2010
    • Settlement of $52,000,000 business dispute involving improper accounting practices employed to value sale of Brazilian subsidiary company., 1992
    • Verdict for $6,400,000 for child injured by negligence during labor and delivery, 2004
    • $1,600,000 for wrongful death of brother in commuter airline crash, 2002
    • settlement of $1,800,000 for medical negligence occuring during colonoscopy, 2011
    • $2,900,000 settlement for family of woman killed in trucking collision, 2006
    • $3,500,000 settlement of wrongful death claim from commercial airline crash, 1997
    • Products liability/medical negligence claim resulting in $18,500,000 settlement, 2008
    • $3,528,000 settlement for wrongful death of 7 year old boy killed while attempting to board school bus, 2003
    • Confidential settlement for family of pilot of Space Shuttle Challenger, 1989
    • $2,500,000 for death of college student killed during improper service of arrest and search warrant, 2008
    • $4,500,000 settlement for traumatic brain injury in motor vehicle accident, 2007
    • $5,000,000 settlement for wrongful death arising from trucking accident, 2005
    • $9,400,000 settlement arising from Commuter airplane crash, 1998
    • $3,500,000 settlement for wrongful death in trucking accident, 2006
    • $9,400,000 settlement for negligence in providing premises security to employee of shopping center who was beaten and brain injured during robbery, 2001
    • medical negligence settlement for $6,400,000, 2008
    • $9,000,000 for infant burned in neonatal intensive care unit, 1999
    • Jury verdict for $7,500,000 for parents of medical student killed in a traffic accident, 1988
    • $4,500,000 for settlement of wrongful death in trucking accident, 2007
    • $5,100,000 jury verdict and judgment for inflight breakup general aviation aircraft and wrongful death of pilot, 1994
    • $1,200,000 settlement for death of infant girl from pediatric negligence, 2007
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    Office Location for W. Thompson Comerford, Jr.

    250 West 1st Street
    Suite 200
    Winston-Salem, NC 27101

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    Last Updated: 6/29/2020

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