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Janet Ward Black

Personal injury Attorney at Greensboro, NC

5.0   2 reviews

also known as Janet Ward

  • Licensed for 38 years
    State NC
    Acquired 1985
    Active No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    Accidents happen, but in some cases, victims suffer tremendously. If you have been injured due to the reckless actions or negligence of another, Ward Black Law can serve as a powerful voice for your rights.

  2. Defective and dangerous products

  3. Workers compensation
    A requirement under law, North Carolina workers’ compensation provides medical and disability coverage and assistance for individuals with work-related injuries, impairment and occupational diseases, such as asbestosis and hearing loss.

  4. Mesothelioma and asbestos
    For more than 20 years, Ward Black Law has been representing those affected by mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. We have successfully secured compensation for over 1,000 men and women, many of whom were exposed to asbestos.

  5. Nursing home abuse and neglect
    In many cases, a nursing home abuse or neglect lawsuit may be filed to protect a resident’s rights or to obtain damages for physical and mental pain to the resident.

  6. Trucking accident
    Truck accidents involving 18 wheelers, semis, tractor trailers and other big trucks can be traumatic – physically, emotionally and financially – and they’re on the rise.

Janet Ward Black is a past president of the North Carolina Bar Association. Black graduated in 1982 from Davidson College cum laude. In addition to serving as president of the NCBA, Black has also served as the President of the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers. She was the second attorney in history to serve as president of both organizations. Black has been listed as a North Carolina “Superlawyer,” in “Best Lawyers in America” and in Business North Carolina’s “Legal Elite. While president of the NCBA, Black’s signature initiative was creation of the “4ALL” program, which allows North Carolinians to call and speak to a lawyer at no charge. The program is now in its 10th year and has been replicated in other states and provinces in Canada. Black is the principal owner of Ward Black Law in Greensboro, North Carolina. Black was named “Lawyer of the Year” by U.S. News & World Report for personal injury in Greensboro for 2014. She was named the Community Foundation of Great Greensboro’s Woman of the Year in 2018. Her practice is primarily catastrophic liability cases.

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Ward Black Law
208 W. Wendover Ave.
Greensboro, NC, 27401


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Posted by Beatrix | July 21, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Knowledgable and Helpful
Janet Ward Black worked with my husband and me on an accident claim. She was extremely professional, walked us patiently through the process, gave us advice on the available options, explained complicated matters clearly to us, and was always very reassuring and practical.
Posted by Krystal | April 7, 2014
Tractor trailer accident
In the time of my deepest distress, my life's greatest storm, and in great uncertainty Janet Ward Black and her team brought amazing peace. I trust her with my life. Her and her firm handled my personal injury case with great passion, and with up most professionalism. She is promt, confidential with personal information , thorough, and a guru in her speciality. She treats each case as its own. I was not a number or a means to increase revenue. Working not just using her brilliant mind but moving through her generous heart, Janet Ward Black is a formidable fighter for the everday individual.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Ward Black Law
  • 2006 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Donaldson and Black
  • 1992 - 2006
  • Attorney
  • Wallace Whitley Pope and Black
  • 1989 - 1992
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Cabarrus and Rowan Counties
  • 1985 - 1988
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  • Duke University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • Davidson College
  • cum laude
  • 1982


  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • President
  • 2007 - 2008
  • American Association for Justice
  • Board of Governors Member
  • 2005 - 2008
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • President
  • 2002 - 2003

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Alumni Award for Public Service
  • Duke University School of Law
  • 2010
  • Distinguished Service Award 2010
  • North Carolina Bar
  • 2010

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Personal injury Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Immediately upon meeting Attorney Ward Black, you will know you have hired one of the most intelligent, compassionate and determined attorney in North Carolina. I endorse her 100% and was very impressed with practice and knowledge of the law."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Janet because I have been very impressed with the excellent results she has obtained for her clients. She is aggressive, yet compassionate for her clients. She truly cares for her clients. She is the lawyer I will call upon if I ever need any help in the Greensboro, NC area."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Other
"Janet Ward Black is a thoughtful, detail oriented and hard-working attorney. She has created and nurtured an impressive culture in her practice where all the team members, including attorneys and support staff alike, take tremendous pride in doing good work for their clients. She has led by example in not only taking good care of her clients but also in investing time outside of the office to attend seminars and continuing education programs, which keep her on the front edge of the very best in law firm management best practices and legal techniques and stratagems. I endorse Janet Ward Black as an attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Janet Ward Black packs a one-two punch of integrity and ferocity in the courtroom. She speaks with the powerful, resounding voice of the wrongfully injured men and women whose voices have previously been drowned out by employers, factories, and large corporations. Black served as the third woman president of the North Carolina Association of Trial Lawyers and the fourth woman president of the North Carolina Bar Association, (the second lawyer in history to serve as president of both organizations.) She is an unwavering advocate for her client’s rights. I am proud to share the Preeminent “AV” Rating with her in Martindale-Hubbell’s American Registry of Lawyers. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Janet. She is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Defective and dangerous products Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Other
"When my father-in-law died from mesothelioma, I asked Ms. Black to help the family with the case. She was aggressive, compassionate and thorough. She has helped the family obtain fair compensation from the manufactuers of asbestos. I endorse Ms. Black's work."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've known Janet Ward Black for twenty years in her capacity as an attorney and a humanitarian. Janet is an excellent attorney. She's caring and compassionate and this shows in everything she does for her clients and the community. Janet's office and staff are top notch. She's organized and well spoken. I 've referred countless clients to her office and I've advised my family if they ever need assistance and I can't make a recommendation, they are to call her immediately. I endorse Janet Ward Black."
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Greensboro Personal injury Lawyer Janet Ward Black
Janet Ward Black
Personal injury Attorney
Greensboro, NC
Licensed for 38 years
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