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Branch W. Vincent III

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  • Sole Practitioner
Location:
Southern Shores, NC
 
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866-535-0201
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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

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

Education

  • 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

  • Saunders v. Edenton OB/GYN Center, 530 SE2d 62, 2000, NC Supreme Court
  • Glynn v. Pepcom Industries, 469 SE2d 588, 1996, NC Court of Appeals
  • Vivian M. Berscak, Plaintiff, v. United States Postal Service, 1998 WL 35259569, 1998
  • Sonya Constance Dowdy, Plaintiff, v. George J. Mcclease, Jr. and State of North Carolina, North Carolina Department of Corrections, Department of Adult Probation and Parole, Defendants, 2001 WL 34764039, 2001
  • Candle Factory, Inc. and Cheryl Hannant, Plaintiffs, v. Two's Company, Inc., Defendant, 1999 WL 34871964, 1999
  • Candle Factory, Inc. and Cheryl Hannant, Plaintiffs, v. Two's Company, Inc., Defendant, 1999 WL 34871965, 1999
  • Pertricee Hollington, Plaintiff, v. Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC; Defendant, 2007 WL 4713212, 2007
  • Madeline Becker, John Yahn, David Becker, and John Becker, v. Nx. Department of Motor Vehicles, 2006 WL 1745690, 2006
  • Sylvia U, Cqqk, Widow, Emily L. Cook, Daughter, and Ryand. Cook, Son, of Roscoe D. Cook, Employee, v. Watson El.Eijtklcal Construction Com Pany, Employer and Cna Insurance Company, Carrier, 2004 WL 2476981, 2004
  • Roscoe Dean Cook, Jr., Employee-Plaintiff, v. Watson Electrical Construction, Employer-Defendant. Transcontinental Insurance Company, Carrier-Defendants, 2003 WL 23336997, 2003, N.C. App.
  • Richard Russell, Jr. Employee-Plaintiff, v. Food Lion, Inc., Employer-Defendant, Risk Management Services, Inc., Claims Administrator, 2002 WL 32394244, 2002, N.C. App.
  • Leland Midgett, Employee-Plaintiff, v. N.C. Department Of Transportation, Employer-Defendant, Self-Insured, 2001 WL 34401037, 2001, N.C. App.
  • David Jones, Employee-Appellant, v. Jim Walter Homes, Inc. Employer-Appellee, Lumbermen's Under Writing Alliance, Carrier-Appellee, 2001 WL 34456078, 2001, N.C. App.
  • Richard A. Janney, Jr., Employee-Appellee, v. J.W. Jones Lumber-Company, Employer-Appellant EBI Companies, Carrier-Appellant, 2000 WL 34249963, 2000, N.C. App.
  • Rich, Rich & Nance, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Carolina Construction Corp., Defendant-Appellant, 2000 WL 34250864, 2000, N.C. App.
  • Patricia Hunter, Employee, Appellant, v. Per-Quimans County Board of Education, Employer Self Insured. Ncsba Insurance Trust Agency, Servicing Agent Appellees, 1999 WL 33759048, 1999, N.C. App.
  • Gratz v. Hill, 658 S.E.2d 523, 2008, N.C. App.
  • Ingersoll v. Smith, 647 S.E.2d 141, 2007, N.C. App.
  • Becker v. N.C. Dept. of Motor Vehicles, 639 S.E.2d 648, 2006, N.C.
  • Becker v. N.C. Dept. of Motor Vehicles, 628 S.E.2d 446, 2006, N.C.
  • Cook v. Watson ELec. Const. Co., 611 S.E.2d 171, 2005, N.C.
  • Becker v. Pierce, 608 S.E.2d 825, 2005, N.C. App.
  • Cook v. Watson Elec. Const. Co., 603 S.E.2d 167, 2004, N.C. App.
  • Olkowski v. Carrwright, 579 S.E.2d 522, 2003, N.C. App.
  • Phillips v. Don Herr Const. Co., 579 S.E.2d 520, 2003, N.C. App.
  • Russell v. Food Lion, Inc., 572 S.E.2d 442, 2002, N.C. App.
  • Midgett v. North Carolina Dept. of Transp., 568 S.E.2d 643, 2002, N.C. App.
  • Berscak v. U.S. Postal Service, 40 Fed. Appx. 771, 2002, 4th Cir. (N.C.)
  • Jones v. Jim Walter Homes, 565 S.E.2d 279, 2002, N.C. App.
  • Rich, Rich & Nance v. Carolina Const. Corp., 558 S.E.2d 77, 2002, N.C.
  • Dowdy v. North Carolina, 23 Fed. Appx. 121, 2001, 4th Cir. (N.C.)
  • Rich, Rich & Nance v. Carolina Const. Corp., 553 S.E.2d 683, 2001, N.C.
  • Janney v. J.W. Jones Lumber Co., Inc., 550 S.E.2d 543, 2001, N.C. App.
  • Rich, Rich & Nance v. Carolina Const. Corp., 548 S.E.2d 541, 2001, N.C. App.
  • Hunter v. Perquimans County Bd. of Educ., 545 S.E.2d 424, 2000, N.C.
  • Hunter v. Perquimans County Bd. of Educ., 533 S.E.2d 562, 2000, N.C. App.
  • Saunders v. Edenton Ob/Gyn Center, 530 S.E.2d 62, 2000, N.C.
  • Dowdy v. State of N.C. Dept. of Correction, 205 F.3d 1332, 2000, 4th Cir. (N.C.)
  • Saunders v. Edenton OB/GYN Center, 541 S.E.2d 717, 1999, N.C.
  • Hamby v. Sherwinn Williams Co., 539 S.E.2d 284, 1999, N.C.
  • Brinkley v. Pell Paper Box Co., Inc., 526 S.E.2d 173, 1998, N.C.
  • Sawyer v. Apfel, 166 F.3d 1210, 1998, 4th Cir. (N.C.)
  • Williams v. Hunter, 511 S.E.2d 657, 1998, N.C.
  • Goodman v. Apfel, 139 F.3d 889, 1998, 4th Cir. (N.C.)
  • Lloyd v. Jones, 500 S.E.2d 88, 1998, N.C.
  • State v. Clark, 493 S.E.2d 652, 1997, N.C.
  • State v. Clark, 493 S.E.2d 653, 1997, N.C.
  • Glynn v. Pepcom Industries, Inc., 469 S.E.2d 588, 1996, N.C. App.
  • Hughes v. Cole, 465 S.E.2d 820, 1996, Va.
  • Miller v. Miller, 450 S.E.2d 15, 1994, N.C. App.
  • Lister v. Hampton, 447 S.E.2d 394, 1994, N.C.
  • Reber v. Booth, 435 S.E.2d 769, 1993, N.C.
  • Brickhouse v. Brickhouse, 430 S.E.2d 446, 1993, N.C. App.
  • Reber v. Booth, 429 S.E.2d 572, 1993, N.C.
  • Standing v. Midgett, 850 F.Supp. 396, 1993, E.D.N.C.
  • Reber v. Booth, 425 S.F.2d 450, 1993, N.C. App.
  • Lilley v. Cape Hatteras Elec. Membership Corp., 960 F.2d 146, 1992, 4th Cir. (N.C.)
  • Brickhouse v. Brickhouse, 407 S.E.2d 607, 1991, N.C. App.
  • Holling Ton v. Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC, KNOS 340.40; NOS 480, 2007, E.D.N.C.
  • Mumkord, et al v. Apple Polishing, et al, KNOS 430.77.15, 2007, C.A. 4
  • Mumford et al v. Apple Polishing System of Tidewater, Inc. et al, KNOS 430.77.15; NOS 385, 2005, E.D.N.C.
  • Diaz v. Town of Kill Devil Hills, KNOS 110.25; NOS 442, 2005, E.D.N.C.
  • Coote v. Beach Mortgage Co., et al, KNOS 110.25; NOS 442, 2005, E.D.N.C.
  • Eure v. International Paper, KNOS 110.25; NOS 442, 2005, E.D.N.C.
  • Norman v. Barnhart, KNOS 420.25; NOS 864, 2005, E.D.N.C.
  • Mumford, et al v. Ford Pile Foundation, KNOS 430.77.10; NOS 380, 2005, E.D.N.C.
  • Dungan, et al v. Resinall Corporation, KNOS 430.75.25; NOS 360, 2005, E.D.N.C.
  • Jones v. Barnhart, KNOS 420.25; NOS 864, 2005, E.D.N.C.
  • Burgess v. Barnhart, KNOS 420.25; NOS 864, 2005, E.D.N.C.
  • McNair v. United States, KNOS 430.75.25; NOS 360, 2004, E.D.N.C.
  • White v. US Dept. of Agricult, KNOS 220.05; NOS 610, 2004, E.D.N.C.
  • McCaskill v. Barnhart, KNOS 420.25; NOS 864, 2003, E.D.N.C.
  • Jones v. Barnhart, KNOS 420.25; NOS 864, 2003, E.D.N.C.
  • Atkins, et al v. Mccombs, et al, KNOS 110.25, NOS 442, 2002, E.D.N.C.
  • Agrlcrbdit Accept, v. Dickens, et al, KNOS 130.55; NOS 190, 2002, E.D.N.C.
  • Berscak v. US Postal Service, KNOS 110.25, 2001, C.A. 4
  • Welzant, et al v. Robb, et al, KNOS 430.67; NOS 340, 2001, E.D.N.C.
  • Jarvis v. Massanari, KNOS 420.25; NOS 864, 2001, E.D.N.C.
  • Dowdy v. McClease, et al, KNOS 430.75.25, 2001, C.A. 4
  • Candle Factory, Inc., et al v. Oddity, Inc., KNOS 260.05; NOS 820, 2001, E.D.N.C.
  • Wilkins v. US Postal Service, et al, KNOS 430.75.25; NOS 360, 2000, E.D.N.C.
  • Schalck v. Massanari, KNOS 420.20; NOS 865, 2000, E.D.N.C.
  • Copeland v. Cigna Group Ins., et al, KNOS 190.15; NOS 791, 2000, E.D.N.C.
  • Vaught v. Apfel, et al, KNOS 420.25: NOS 864, 2000, E.D.N.C.
  • Candle Factory, Inc., et al v. Trade Associates Gro., et al, KNOS 260.05; NOS 820, 2000, E.D.N.C.
  • Billingsley-Hansen v. Duvic, et al, KNOS 430.67; NOS 340, 2000, E.D.N.C.
  • Ballance v. Town of Edenton, et al, KNQS 110.45, 1999, C.A. 4
  • Dowdy v. State of NC, et al, KNOS 430.75.25, 1999, C.A. 4
  • Sawyer v. Apfel, Commissioner, KNOS 420.25, 1998, C.A. 4
  • Dail v. Weyerhaeuser Company, KNOS 110.25; NOS 442, 1997, E.D.N.C.
  • Dowdy v. McClease, et al, KNOS 430.75.25, 1997, C.A. 4
  • Ballance v. Woodmen of the World, et al, KNOS 130.55; NOS 190, 1997, E.D.N.C.
  • Goodman v. Apfel, Commissioner, KNOS 420.25, 1997, C.A. 4

Classes/Seminars

Workers Compensation, Lorman Educational Services, 2002

Banking and Law, College of Albemarle

Honors and Awards 2010-2012

  • North Carolina Superlawyers
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers North Carolina, American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 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

  • Sole Practitioner

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.

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Theta Chi

Litigation %

  100%

Past Positions

  • Twiford Law Firm, Partner, 1986 to 2004