Jeremy leads the Personal Injury and Wrongful Death practice. He has extensive experience litigating claims for wrongful death, serious personal injury, and a broad range of civil litigation before state and federal courts, including cases involving vehicle accidents, professional malpractice, premises liability, products liability, and class actions, among other areas. He also has litigated numerous cases involving complex insurance coverage issues and "bad faith" claims.
In addition, Jeremy represents clients in business litigation cases, having represented numerous entities (from small area businesses, to financial institutions, to large corporations) in matters including contract and intellectual property disputes. He also has extensive experience in other areas of litigation, such as trusts and estates and eminent domain cases.
Jeremy has represented clients in numerous jury and bench trials, and has extensive experience and training in trial advocacy. He also represents clients in all other phases of litigation, including arbitrations, mediations, hearings, depositions, and appeals before the North Carolina Court of Appeals, the North Carolina Supreme Court, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
What I Admire Most About My Clients
I frequently represent clients facing tremendous challenges—such as individuals who have suffered serious personal injuries or other loss. What I admire most is the strength and determination they demonstrate in these very difficult situations.
Working at Ward and Smith
The best thing about Ward and Smith is the people. We have great, capable attorneys, paralegals, and other staff who are smart, funny, and work incredibly hard for our clients and each other.
Before graduate school, I taught high school math for two years—first in Houston, Texas, and then in Vance County, North Carolina. I taught through the Teach For America program, which places recent college graduates as teachers in high-need school districts throughout the United States.
My wife is a teacher, and we have a daughter named Addie, a son named Calvin, and a labradoodle named Gatsby.
If I could live anywhere, I would still choose to live in Wilmington, NC. I'm a Wilmington native, as is my wife. It's a great place to live and raise a family.
My favorite book is The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1925.
My favorite quote is: "Believe you can and you're halfway there." -Theodore Roosevelt
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