Jeremy M. Wilson

Jeremy M. Wilson

Ward and Smith, P.A.

Recognized since 2020

Wilmington, North Carolina

Practice Areas

Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs

Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
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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.

Contact & Links
  • University Corporate Center
    127 Racine Drive
    P.O. Box 7068
    Wilmington, NC 28406-7068
  • Duke University, M.P.P, graduated 2011
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, J.D., graduated 2011
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., graduated 2005
Bar Admissions
  • North Carolina, 2011
  • Wilmington-New Hanover County Port, Waterway, and Beach Commission - Board member, 2016-2018
  • Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry - Board member; volunteer, 2013-2016
  • University of North Carolina School of Law - Alumni Engagement Committee, Present
  • Teach For America, Eastern North Carolina - Member
  • Porters Neck Country Club - Board of Trustees, 2017-2021
  • North Carolina Bar Association Leadership Academy - Member (Class of 2017)
  • North Carolina Bar Association Foundation - 4ALL Committee Member and Co-Chair (2023), Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association - Member—Section: Litigation
  • North Carolina Azalea Festival - Volunteer Committee Co-Chair (2023)
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice - Board of Governors; (chair, 2023-2024); vice president (2022-2023)
  • New Hanover County Parks Conservancy Board - President; chair, Policy Committee; member, Volunteer Committee, 2014-2018
  • New Hanover County Industrial Facilities and Pollution Control Financing Authority - Vice-chair, 2013-2015
  • Lawyers 4 Literacy (Snipes Elementary School, Spring 2015) - Member
  • Greater Wilmington Chamber of Commerce - Leadership Wilmington Alumnus, Class of 2013; Public Policy Advisory Board
  • First Presbyterian Church - Member, usher
  • Brigade Boys & Girls Club - CORPs Leadership Team executive committee; Youth of the Year Mentor; volunteer, 2012-2016
  • Brain Injury Association of North Carolina - Board member; secretary; vice president, Present
Court Admissions
  • United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of North Carolina
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • All state courts in North Carolina
  • North Carolina, 2011

Ward and Smith, P.A.
Headquarters: New Bern, North Carolina

44 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

7 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs, Wilmington, NC (2023)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Special Focus:
  • COVID-19
  • "Top 40 Under 40," The National Trial Lawyers, 2019-2021
  • "Rising Star," North Carolina Lawyers Weekly, Inaugural Class of 2019
  • "40 & Under List," Benchmark Litigation, 2018-2022
  • "Rising Star," North Carolina Super Lawyers, 2017-2022
  • "Lawyer of the Year," Best Lawyers®, 2023
  • The Best Lawyer in America, Best Lawyers®, 2020-2024
  • "Future Star," Benchmark Litigation, 2024
  • "Legal Elite," Business North Carolina, Litigation 2019, 2021, 2023-2024
  • "Super Lawyer," Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, North Carolina Super Lawyers, 2024

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Is Premises Liability the Same as Negligence?

by Jeremy Wilson and Taylor Rodney Marks

In today's age, we are always on the move, often inhabiting spaces we don't own. But what happens when someone else's property injures you or someone you know?

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Road to Recovery

by Jeremy M. Wilson and Lynwood P. Evans

If you’ve been involved in a car wreck, shock and adrenaline might keep you from thinking clearly. Here’s a list of the important things you need to do in the immediate aftermath to ensure the quickest recovery, both physical and financial.

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