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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.  


Practice areas


  1. Wrongful Death: 20%
    29 years
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
    29 years
  3. Trucking Accident: 20%
    29 years
  4. Spinal Cord Injury: 20%
    29 years
  5. Brain Injury: 20%
    29 years



Contingent (33%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Attorney endorsements

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  • William Lenox Fay

    Isaac is an outstanding attorney who really helped me out with a difficult client situation. He was generous with his time, thorough in his analysis, and came up with creative solutions to help my client. I highly recommend his firm.


    William Fay Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Isaac. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

150 Fayetteville St Ste 1910
Raleigh, NC, 27601-2919


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We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2015 Premier Top 100 Trial AttorneyAmerican Academy of Trial Attorneys2015
10 Best 2015 Client SatisfactionAmerican Institute of Personal Injury Lawyers2015
2015 Best Law FirmU.S. News and World Report2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2014
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2013
North Carolina SuperLawyerSuperLawyers2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
FounderThorp Law Firm2013 - Present
PartnerKirby & Holt1999 - 2013
PartnerThorp, Sullivan and Thorp1990 - 1998
Special Victims Unit ProsecutorBrooklyn District Attorney's Office1986 - 1990
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Association for Justice25 Year Member1990 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
North Carolina Advocates for JusticeFormer Convention Chair, Speaker, Member1990 - Present
North Carolina Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Thomson West publicationThorp's North Carolina Trial Practice Forms2015
Rutherford HouseInjured in An Accident? Ten of America's Leading Personal Injury Attorneys Share Their Wisdom2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
Hampshire CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1981