Michael T. "Mike" Medford

Michael T. "Mike" Medford

Manning, Fulton & Skinner, P.A.

Recognized since 2003

Raleigh, North Carolina

Practice Areas

Antitrust Law

Appellate Practice

Bet-the-Company Litigation

Commercial Litigation

Insurance Law

Litigation - Antitrust

Litigation - Insurance

Litigation - Labor and Employment

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Appellate Practice
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A member of Manning Fulton's litigation section, Michael T. Medford has more than 37 years of experience representing clients in a broad range of complex commercial litigation and insurance disputes. His practice focuses on complex business litigation involving shareholder and partnership disputes, disputes relating to the purchase and sale of businesses, business and legal malpractice claims, lending disputes, employment disputes, securities law disputes and insurance coverage and procurement disputes.

Mike has extensive experience representing insurance professionals, insurance carriers and businesses in disputes relating to the procurement and issuance of insurance, interpretation of insurance policies and handling of claims under insurance policies; and he has substantial experience representing employers in claims alleging breach of employment contracts, discrimination, sexual harassment, violation of restrictive covenants, wrongful interference with contractual relations and ERISA disputes.

Mike has represented clients in complex litigation in all three North Carolina federal district courts, the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, the North Carolina Business Court, state courts throughout North Carolina, the North Carolina Court of Appeals and Supreme Court, and various administrative and arbitration forums. He is a certified mediator in North Carolina.

Mike has been inducted as a Fellow into the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA), a Trial Lawyer Honorary Society. He is AV rated in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.


  • 3605 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 500
    Raleigh, NC 27612


  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, AB, graduated 1973

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, State of North Carolina


  • American Bar Association - Member
  • Federal Bar Advisory Counsel - Member
  • Litigation Counsel of America - Fellow
  • North Carolina Bar Association - Development Committee (2009-10), Modest Means Access Committee (2007-10), Litigation Section Council, Pro Bono Chairman
  • Wake County Bar Association - Professionalism Committee

Federal Clerkships

  • United States Court of Appeals

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Appellate Practice

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

  • Appellate Practice, Raleigh (2021)

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

  • Antitrust Law
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Antitrust
  • Appellate Practice
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation - Insurance

Special Focus

  • Breach of Contract
  • Business Disputes
  • Closely-Held Businesses
  • Commercial Disputes
  • Complex Litigation
  • Insurance


  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America¬© in the areas of Commercial Litigation (2003-2015), Bet-the-Company Litigation (2010-2015), Labor & Employment Litigation (2012-2015) , Antitrust Law (2015), and Antitrust Litigation (2015)
  • Recognized as a litigation star in the state of North Carolina and included in the 3rd edition of Benchmark Litigation, the Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys
  • Included in North Carolina Super Lawyers (2007-2015), Top 100 List (2010, 2012), Top 25 List (2014, 2015)
  • Named in Business North Carolina magazine's Legal Elite in the areas of Antitrust (2010-2013, 2015), Business Litigation (2006) and Litigation (2009, 2010,2012-2015)

Lead counsel in lawsuit relating to claims in excess of $20 Million

Lead counsel for ten financial institutions in a lawsuit relating to claims in excess of $20 Million, and involving mortgage-backed securities and issues of contract law, securities law, insurance law, unfair trade practice, breach of fiduciary duty, alleged negligence in loan portfolio servicing, accountant liability, and securities broker liability

Lead counsel for an insurance carrier with more than $138 Million at stake

Lead counsel for an insurance carrier in coverage litigation with more than $138 Million at stake and involving issues relating to insurance coverage, bad faith claims, alleged securities law violations, fraud and breach of contract

Lead counsel for seller of multi-million dollar business in lawsuit involving several matters

Lead counsel for the seller of a multi-million dollar business in a lawsuit by a disappointed bidder, involving allegations of breach of contract, enforceability of letter of intent, wrongful interference with contractual relations and other matters

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