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W. Thompson Comerford, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Winston-Salem, NC

Comerford Chilson & Moser, LLP
1076 W 4th St
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Phone: 336-631-8510
Fax: 336-631-8228
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2022
Licensed in North Carolina Since: 1974
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%), Aviation and Aerospace (40%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney W. Thompson Comerford, Jr., is a senior partner with Comerford Chilson & Moser, L.L.P., law firm in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Regarded as one of the leading trial attorneys in the state as well as the entire country, Mr. Comerford has more than 46 years of total legal experience, and he provides unmatched advocacy and support to clients throughout North Carolina who are dealing with complex legal challenges arising from any of the following:

· Aviation accidents

· Auto and motor vehicle accidents

· Inadequate security

· Defective products

· Construction accidents

· Catastrophic personal injury

Over the course of his legal career handling all types of serious personal injury and wrongful death claims, Mr. Comerford has represented hundreds of individuals and families in their direst times of need, recovering millions of dollars in total compensation on their behalf. He is also a licensed pilot with thousands of flight hours, so he has a unique insight into the industry that makes him all the more effective when dealing with aviation accident-related claims.

A leader in his legal and professional communities, Mr. Comerford is a fellow with the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, and he is former president, current board member and Master of the Bench for the The Chief Justice Joseph Branch American Inn of Court. He also serves as diplomat of the American Board of Trial Advocates, and he is a trustee with the American Inns of Court. He also serves as the state's delegate for the National Center of State Courts.

Among his other professional affiliations, Mr. Comerford is an active member of the Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association, the North Carolina State Bar, the North Carolina Advocates for Justice and the Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference. He is also a member of the Division of North Carolina Department of Transportation's North Carolina Aeronautics Council.

Honored for his exemplary professionalism and service, Mr. Comerford has earned consistent recognition from The Best Lawyers in America©, including the organization's Lawyer of the Year Award several times. He has also received the International Academy of Trial Lawyers Award along with many other top rankings and endorsements from his peers.

A 1972 graduate of Wake Forest University, Mr. Comerford obtained his Juris Doctor from Wake Forest University School of Law in 1974, where he was editor of the Wake Forest Law Review. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court, and he has published numerous articles and conducted lectures and seminars across his region on a variety of legal topics. He is also a member of the adjunct legal faculty at Wake Forest University School of Law.

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Practice Areas
  • 60%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 40%Aviation and Aerospace

Selections

17 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2022

About W. Thompson Comerford, Jr.

First Admitted: 1974, North Carolina

Professional Webpage: https://www.comerfordtriallawyers.com/attorney/w-t-comerford...

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Adjunct Faculty Member, Wake Forest Law School, Advanced Trial Practice

Honors/Awards

  • Lawyer of the Year
  • Top 10 Lawyers, Super Lawyers, North Carolina
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers Award, International Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1974
  • Best Lawyers in America

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Wake Forest University Deacon Club, Board of Directors
  • Wake Forest University and Wake Forest Law School, Member of the Law Alumni Council

Bar/Professional Activity

  • National Center for State Courts
  • North Carolina Aeronautics Council, Division of North Carolina Department of Transportation, Member
  • Wake Forest University and Wake Forest Law School, Member of the Law School's Board of Visitors
  • Wake Forest University and Wake Forest Law School, Former Chair
  • Wake Forest University and Wake Forest Law School, Former President
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Joseph Branch Inn of Court, Master of the Bench, Board of Directors, Past President
  • Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference, Permanent Member
  • Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association, Member
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Member
  • North Carolina State Bar, Member
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • American Association for Justice
  • American Inns of Court, Trustee
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Rank of Diplomat
  • North Carolina
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit

Educational Background

  • Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, North Carolina

Verdicts/Settlements

  • 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 occurring 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.

1076 W 4th St
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Phone: 336-631-8510

Fax: 336-631-8228

Last Updated: 8/16/2021

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