Walter Brock’s practice is focused on civil litigation and insurance law, with special experience and interest in the following areas of practice: professional liability law and litigation, professional liability insurance, first party and third party insurance coverage and bad faith litigation, property and casualty insurance, product liability litigation, construction defect litigation, trade secret, non-compete, and non-solicitation litigation, business and commercial litigation, breach of contract and unfair trade practice litigation, catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death litigation.
Walter routinely litigates cases in the Superior Courts throughout North Carolina, including the North Carolina Business Court, and in each of the three Federal District Courts in North Carolina. He frequently represents parties in appeals before the Court of Appeals of North Carolina, the North Carolina Supreme Court, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. He also appears before administrative agencies, including the North Carolina Department of Insurance.
Walter is author of the book chapter on professional liability insurance in the LexisNexis Practice Guide: North Carolina Insurance Litigation. He has organized and presented at seminars, authored articles, lectured, moderated panel discussions and given trial demonstrations on civil litigation, civil procedure and evidence, ADR and mediation, deposition preparation, products liability, insurance bad faith litigation, and insurance coverage.
Walter has also assisted professional liability insurers in drafting and updating their professional liability policies and endorsements.
Walter has served the Bar as President of the Wake County and Tenth Judicial District Bars, as a hearing officer on the North Carolina State Bar Disciplinary Hearing Commission, and as a current State Bar Councilor representing the Tenth Judicial District on the Grievance Committee and the Authorized Practice of Law Committee.
Walter has been recognized by his peers for excellence in the practice of law as an elected member of the Eastern North Carolina Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates and the Litigation Counsel of America™, The Best Lawyers in America©, North Carolina Super Lawyers®, and Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite.
Walter has been with the firm since 1979 and is the Litigation I Team Leader. He was law clerk to former Chief Judge Naomi Morris of the North Carolina Court of Appeals before joining the firm.