I founded the Thorp Law Firm, which was recently selected as a U.S. News and World Report 2015 Top Law Firm. I became a lawyer so that I can bring comfort and walk together with my clients through their darkest hour.
Over the course of my 30 year career, I have recovered over $57,000,000.00 for my clients in negligence and eminent domain claims. I am incredibly honored to have been consistently recognized as one of the country’s leading personal injury trial attorneys by Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers Top 100, the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and several other national legal organizations.
I have served as a legal commentator on the Oprah Winfrey Show, New York Magazine, the Business Leader Spotlight Show and WRAL News. I am also privileged to be the co-author of Thorp's North Carolina Trial Practice Forms and Injured in an Accident? Ten of America’s Leading Personal Injury Attorneys Share Their Wisdom, which quickly became an Amazon legal resource bestseller.
When a person is truly wronged, the attorneys at Thorp Law become personally impassioned. We take our clients’ difficulties very seriously—relying on a deep connection with their suffering to craft a winning case and serve justice.
Licensed since 1987
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|2015 Premier Top 100 Trial Attorney||American Academy of Trial Attorneys||2015|
|10 Best 2015 Client Satisfaction||American Institute of Personal Injury Lawyers||2015|
|2015 Best Law Firm||U.S. News and World Report||2014|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers Association||2014|
|Best Lawyers in America||Best Lawyers in America||2013|
|North Carolina SuperLawyer||SuperLawyers||2006|
|Founder||Thorp Law Firm||2013 - Present|
|Partner||Kirby & Holt||1999 - 2013|
|Partner||Thorp, Sullivan and Thorp||1990 - 1998|
|Special Victims Unit Prosecutor||Brooklyn District Attorney's Office||1986 - 1990|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|American Association for Justice||25 Year Member||1990 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1990 - Present|
|North Carolina Advocates for Justice||Former Convention Chair, Speaker, Member||1990 - Present|
|North Carolina Bar Association||Member||1990 - Present|
|Thomson West publication||Thorp's North Carolina Trial Practice Forms||2015|
|Rutherford House||Injured in An Accident? Ten of America's Leading Personal Injury Attorneys Share Their Wisdom||2014|
|New York University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1986|
|Hampshire College||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1981|