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.
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).
Licensed since 1996
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.
Roger Young Medical Malpractice Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||2013||06/09/2015|
|NC||Authorized to practice law||1996||06/07/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Law Student Advocacy Award||North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers||1996|
|Moot Court Board||Wake Forest University School of Law||1994|
|AV "Preeminent" Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||N/A|
|Attorney||Pleasant Law, PLLC||2007 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Murray, Craven & Inman||2001 - 2007|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Nursing Home Litigation Section||Chair||2014 - 2015|
|North Carolina Advocates for Justice||Board of Governors||2014 - 2015|
|North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Legislative Committee||Member||2014 - 2015|
|North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Nursing Home Litigation Section||Vice Chair||2013 - 2014|
|Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College||Graduate||2013 - Present|
|North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Nursing Home Litigation Section||Secretary||2012 - 2013|
|North Carolina Advocates for Justice||Member||2006 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Member||2005 - Present|
|Nursing Home Mishandles Post-Stroke Rehabilitation for Elderly Victim||Prevailed in a jury trial verdict.|
|Nursing Home Fall Leads to Bleeding on the Brain||Plaintiff verdict|
|Pressure Ulcer Caused by Improper Care at Nursing Home after Back Surgery||Received arbitration award|
|Wake Forest University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1996|
|Wake Forest University||History||B.A.||1993|