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Thomas W. Pleasant

Thomas W. Pleasant

Practice areas:

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect, Medical Malpractice

About Me

Thomas Waitt Pleasant is an injury, wrongful death and insurance lawyer who represents plaintiffs injured or harmed by insurance companies, nursing homes or other wrongdoers. He is licensed in North Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia, and is committed to taking clients' cases to trial, if necessary and appropriate.


 


Mr. Pleasant received his Juris Doctor from Wake Forest University School of Law in 1996 and his Bachelor of Arts from Wake Forest University in 1993.


 


Professional Honors & Activities:


 


Graduate, Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College; American Association for Justice (AAJ); North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ); Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA); Member, Moot Court Board, Wake Forest University School of Law; North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers Law Student Advocacy Award.


 


Court Admissions:


 


U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina and U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit (2002); U.S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina (2008); U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina (2008).

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1996

  1. Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect: 75%
  2. Medical Malpractice: 25%

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (33-50%)

Attorney Endorsements

14 total 

  • Roger L. Young

    Thomas is a compassionate and strong advocate for his clients. He prepares thoroughly for each case to make sure that he knows the facts, the law and the medicine involved in each case, so that he can maximize the result for those he represents. I can count on him for wise advice and counsel based upon his extensive experience.

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    Roger Young Medical Malpractice Attorney
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  • Sean Cleary

    I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community.

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    Sean Cleary Car Accidents Attorney
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Contact Info

1015 Ashes Drive, Suite 204
Wilmington, NC, 28405

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
GAActive Member in Good Standing 201306/09/2015
TNActive201206/13/2015
NCAuthorized to practice law199606/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Law Student Advocacy AwardNorth Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers1996
Moot Court BoardWake Forest University School of Law1994
AV "Preeminent" Peer Review RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyPleasant Law, PLLC2007 - Present
Associate AttorneyMurray, Craven & Inman2001 - 2007

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Nursing Home Litigation SectionChair2014 - 2015
North Carolina Advocates for JusticeBoard of Governors2014 - 2015
North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Legislative CommitteeMember2014 - 2015
North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Nursing Home Litigation SectionVice Chair2013 - 2014
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeGraduate2013 - Present
North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Nursing Home Litigation SectionSecretary2012 - 2013
North Carolina Advocates for JusticeMember2006 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2005 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Nursing Home Mishandles Post-Stroke Rehabilitation for Elderly VictimPrevailed in a jury trial verdict.
Nursing Home Fall Leads to Bleeding on the BrainPlaintiff verdict
Pressure Ulcer Caused by Improper Care at Nursing Home after Back SurgeryReceived arbitration award

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
12 Tips for Dealing with Nursing Home Abuse, Neglect and Wrongful Death12 Tips for Dealing with Nursing Home Abuse, Neglect and Wrongful Death2008

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wake Forest University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Wake Forest UniversityHistoryB.A.1993