Branch W. Vincent III

Branch W. Vincent III

Sole Practitioner
Southern Shores, North Carolina

I have been practicing law since 1986. The first case I handled was a worker's compensation case. I have spent the last 27 years representing injured and disabled clients in cases involving worker's compensation, personal injury, social security disability, wrongful death, sexual harassment, race and age discrimination, excessive force by law enforcement and lawsuits involving insurance companies.

I am one of 68 lawyers in North Carolina who has been certified by the North Carolina State Bar as a Specialist in Workers Compensation Law.

I formed a new law firm in January 2005 to continue practicing law in these areas. We will use our experience with medical issues and the medical community and our history of negotiations and trials with the insurance industry to benefit you in your injury case.

In addition to appearing in the trial courts of North Carolina, I have also appeared in numerous cases before United States District Court, the North Carolina Industrial Commission, the North Carolina Court of Appeals, the North Carolina Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Areas of Practice

  • Workers Compensation
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Social Security Disability
  • Wrongful Death Plaintiff

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Workers Compensation Law, North Carolina State Bar, 2000
  • Accredited Attorney, Department of Veteran's Affairs

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit


  • Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, Buies Creek, North Carolina
    • J.D. - 1986
    • Honors: Listed, Who's Who Among American Law Students
    • Honors: Moot Court Association
  • Hampden Sydney College, Hampden Sydney, Virginia
    • B.A. - 1983
    • Honors: Golf Team
    • Honors: Theta Chi Fraternity
    • Major: Political Science

Representative Cases


  • Workers Compensation, Lorman Educational Services, 2002
  • Banking and Law, College of the Albemarle

Honors and Awards

  • North Carolina Superlawyers, 2010 - 2012
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers North Carolina, American Trial Lawyers Association, 2010 - 2012
  • Martindale-Hubbell BV Rated

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • North Carolina State Bar Workers Compensation Specialization Committee
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ)
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimant's Representatives (NOSSCR)
  • Workers Compensation Trial Lawyers Association
  • NCATL Worker's Compensation Section
  • NCATL Disability Advocacy Section

Past Employment Positions

  • Twiford Law Firm, Partner, 1986 - 2004

Pro Bono Activities

  • Room at the Inn Homeless Shelter
  • Joyful Noise, Kitty Hawk Methodist Church Praise Band
  • Coach, OBX Baseball Club
  • Board Member, Community Care Clinic of Dare
  • Coach, OBX Storm Soccer
  • Staff-Parish Committee, Duck United Methodist Church
  • Sponsor, Imagination Library, Children and Youth Partnership for Dare County
  • Sponsor, Outer Banks Daredevils Baseball Team
  • Sponsor, OBX Youth Soccer Team
  • Sponsor, OBX Babe Ruth Baseball Team
  • Sponsor, Dare County Babe Ruth Baseball Team
  • Coach, OBX Youth Soccer Team
  • Assistant Coach, First Flight Middle School Soccer Team
  • Gateway Bank & Trust Advisory Board of Directors for Dare and Currituck County
  • Director, Outer Banks Babe Ruth Baseball, Inc.
  • President, Outer Banks Babe Ruth Baseball, Inc.
  • Chairman, Board of Trustees, Elizabeth City District, United Methodist Church
  • Trustee, United Methodist Church, North Carolina Annual Conference
  • Coach, Babe Ruth Baseball and OBX Riptides AAU Baseball
  • Coach, Dare County Parks and Recreation, Basketball and Soccer
  • Duck United Methodist Church Praise Band
  • Relay for Life Team Captain, "Quacking for a Cure", Duck United Methodist Church
  • Past Chairman, Administrative Council, Duck United Methodist Church
  • Past Youth Coordinator, Duck United Methodist Church
  • Past President, Elizabeth City Kiwanis Club
  • Former Instructor, Banking and Law, College of the Albemarle
  • Former Director, Boys and Girls Club
  • Former Director, SKILLS, Inc.


  • Theta Chi