Isabelle M. Chammas

Litigation Attorney
Ward and Smith, P.A.
910.794.4838 Fax 910.794.4877
Post Office Box 7068, Wilmington, NC 28406-7068

 Isabelle works collaboratively to help clients navigate and resolve disputes that are at (or near) the litigation stage. Her practice encompasses a variety of areas, including commercial, IP, and personal injury litigation. For example, Isabelle assists intellectual property owners protect their trademarks and trade secrets. She helps litigate disputes between policyholders and their insurers. Isabelle is also involved with the Camp Lejeune Water Contamination cases that are being tried exclusively in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina.

Isabelle's advice on legal strategy is informed by her experience as a law clerk to the Honorable Richard E. Myers II, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, and as an associate and paralegal at two full-service international law firms.


  • J.D., University of North Carolina School of Law, 2018; North Carolina Law Review; Chancellors Scholar
  • B.A., with Distinction, University of Virginia, 2011

Honors and Distinctions*

  • Leadership Wilmington, Class of 2024
  • The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch, Best Lawyers®, 2024
  • Encounter Wilmington, Class of 2022

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Admitted to Practice

  • North Carolina, 2021
  • District of Columbia, 2019
  • Minnesota, 2018
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2021
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, 2021
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina, 2022
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, 2018

About Me

Where I'd most like to live and why: I had the unique opportunity to live overseas and travel the world for the majority of my childhood. This enriching experience exposed me to diverse cultures, languages, and religions. Now, I am lucky to call Wilmington, North Carolina, home. To me, it has the perfect mix of historic charm, easy access to beautiful beaches, a stellar climate, and an engaged, entrepreneurial community.

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  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Legal Elite Business North Carolina 2024
  • Super Lawyers 2021
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers 2023
  • U.S. News Best Lawyers 20234
  • 2024 Chambers USA

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