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About me

One of the reasons that my wife, Dawne, and I established the
Deuterman Law Group in 2003 was because we thought there was a better
way to work, to treat employees and to serve our clients. When we
started the Deuterman Law Group, our primary goals were: to set an
extremely high standard in the quality of our work for our clients, and
in our professionalism and ethics in the practice of law; to obtain
justice for our clients; and to have a positive impact on our community.


We believe we have achieved those goals. In these last seven
years, the Deuterman Law Group has been repeatedly recognized for our
ethics, our community
and our commitment to employees and clients. Those rewards are a direct result of our philosophy of
putting people first and treating them well, always.



We are hyper-focused on customer service — unusual for law firms — and we’ve looked to the hospitality and retail industries for their
best practices. Our clients often tell us that we’re not what they
expected from a law firm, and they mean it as a compliment. They’re
consistently amazed that our people care about them, that we take the
time to listen and that we’re actually very nice. Such comments are as
gratifying as any “big win” in court. They keep us motivated and working
hard for our clients.


Putting people first. It’s such a simple philosophy, but it has
served us and our clients well.  Please feel free to visit our website at


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 70%
    24 years
  2. Social Security: 15%
  3. Personal Injury: 15%
    7 years



Contingent (25-30%), Free consultation (30 minutes)

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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
Top 50 EntrepreneursBusiness Leader2010
Family Friend 50 (Top NC Companies for Working FamiliesCarolina Parenting2009
Torch Award for Marketplace EthicsBetter Business Bureau2008
Family Friend 40 (Top NC Companies for Working FamiliesCarolina Parenting2008
Impact Pro Bono AwardNorth Carolina Bar Association2008
Triad's Impact Leaders in LawBusiness Leader Magazine2008
Triad's Best Places to WorkBusiness Journal Triad Region2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior Attorney, CEODeuterman Law Group2003 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
North Carolina Bar Association, Workers' Compensation SectionExecutive Committee2008 - Present
National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ RepresentativesMember2003 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2000 - Present
Workers Injury Law and Advocacy groupMember1991 - Present
North Carolina Advocates for JusticeMember1991 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Clark vs. WalmartNC Industiral Commission rules for Triad woman
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of North Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Workers' Compensation Symposium for Nurse Case ManagersThe Role of RP in Workers' Compensation Claims from the Claimant's Perspective2008
CLE - Dispute Resolution SectionWhy Some Workers' Compensation Mediations Fail2006