Kristen Beightol

Kristen Beightol


Edwards Beightol, LLC

Recognized since 2020

Raleigh, North Carolina

Practice Areas

Litigation - Insurance

Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs

Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Litigation - Insurance
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Kristen has spent the majority her career representing people across the nation who have been catastrophically injured due to the negligence of others, largely in the areas of medical malpractice and birth injury litigation. Other areas of her litigation experience include personal injury and wrongful death from other causes, products liability, nursing home abuse and neglect, trucking accidents and premises liability. Presently, along with her law partner, Kristen also practices in the areas of civil rights, sexual assault and abuse, toxic exposure, workplace discrimination, wrongful termination and whistleblower/qui tam.

While Kristen has spent most of her career representing those who have been injured, she has also represented insurance companies, businesses, and individual defendants in medical malpractice, nursing home, insurance coverage, and trucking litigation. This window to the other side of litigation has provided relationships and insight that have enabled Kristen to better advocate for her clients.

Kristen has also represented governments across the nation in litigation against online travel companies, specifically to recover unpaid taxes on hotel and rental car reservations.

Contact & Links

Location

  • 1033 Oberlin Road, Suite 100
    Raleigh, NC 27605

Languages

  • English

Education

  • Campbell University , J.D., graduated 2001
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A. - Journalism, graduated 1997

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 2001
  • Georgia, 2007

Affiliations

  • Campbell Law School Alumni Board - CLE Committee Chair
  • Campbell Law School Alumni Board - Vice Chair
  • Campbell Law School Mentorship Program - Mentor
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice - Professional Negligence Section Chair
  • Wake County Bar Association - CLE Committee Chair

Court Admissions

  • 5th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • 7th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia
  • United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Litigation - Insurance

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Litigation - Insurance, Raleigh (2022)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Litigation - Insurance

Awards:

  • The Best Lawyers of America 2022 "Lawyer of the Year" (Litigation - Insurance in Raleigh)
  • The Best Lawyers of America 2022 (Litigation-Insurance, Medical Malpractice Law-Plaintiffs, Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs)
  • Martindale-Hubbell 2022 AV Preeminent Rating
  • North Carolina Lawyers Weekly's inagural "Power List" (Personal Injury Law (2021)
  • 2021 North Carolina Advocates for Justice Ebbie Award
  • Selected as one of the "10 Best Attorneys" for North Carolina by American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • The Best Lawyers of America 2021 (Litigation - Insurance, Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs, Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs)
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers 2021
  • Business North Carolina magazine's Legal Elite 2021 overall winner in the category of Litigation
  • Martindale-Hubbell 2021 AV Preeminent Rating
  • The Best Lawyers of America 2020 (Litigation - Insurance)
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers 2020
  • Business North Carolina magazine's Legal Elite 2020
  • Martindale-Hubbell 2020 AV Preeminent Rating

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