Lynwood P. Evans

Personal Injury Attorney
Ward and Smith, P.A.
252.215.4022 Fax 252.215.4077
Post Office Box 8088, Greenville, NC 27835-8088

Lynwood leads the Litigation practice.  His experience encompasses a wide variety of civil litigation in both state and federal courts. He has extensive experience in all aspects of litigation, including depositions, hearings, and mediations, as well as arbitrations and appeals, and he has tried more than 30 cases to jury verdict.  Lynwood also counsels individuals and businesses who are currently involved, or could potentially become involved, in litigation.  He also provides national pre-suit negotiation and litigation management services.


  • J.D., cum laude, Campbell Law School, 1999. Business Editor, Campbell Law Review.
  • B.S. in Business Administration, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1996

Honors and Distinctions*

  • The Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers®, 2013-2024
  • "Super Lawyer," Personal Injury-Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Super Lawyer, 2015-2024
  • "Legal Elite," Business North Carolina, 2015, 2023
  • Litigation Counsel of America Fellow, Inducted in 2019

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Professional and Community Affiliations

  • American Board of Trial Advocates: Eastern North Carolina Chapter, Executive Council
  • Community Crossroads Center (past president)
  • Eastern North Carolina Inn of Court
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice — Sections: Auto Torts; Professional Negligence
  • North Carolina Bar Association — Section: Litigation (former council member)
  • Pitt County Bar Association (president 2006-2007; vice president 2005-2006; secretary 2005-2006; treasurer 2004-2005)
  • St. James United Methodist Church (past chair finance committee, past chair administrative board, past member stewardship committee, founding member of endowment committee, past building campaign co-chair, current board of trustees member)
  • University Kiwanis Club (past project chairman; past membership chairman; past program chairman; past president)

Admitted to Practice

  • North Carolina, 1999
  • All state courts in North Carolina
  • United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of North Carolina

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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

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