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Thomas W. Pleasant

Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney at Raleigh, NC

5.0   10 reviews
  • State Years
    Kentucky - KY 5 years
    Georgia - GA 11 years
    Tennessee - TN 12 years
    North Carolina - NC 27 years
  • Licensed for 5 years
    State KY
    Acquired 2019
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2013
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State NC
    Acquired 1996
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Thomas

Learn Thomas’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Nursing home abuse and neglect
    90%
    Helping people with nursing home injury and wrongful death. Injury from untreated pressure sores, preventable falls, preventable malnutrition, dehydration and infection, in North Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia.

  2. Personal injury
    10%
    Catastrophic injury and wrongful death from trucking and other motor vehicle accidents.

With over 25 years of experience, attorney Thomas W. Pleasant is licensed to practice in North Carolina, Kentucky, Georgia, and Tennessee. He focuses his practice on helping victims of catastrophic injury and their families in wrongful death matters. He is AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell for his high standards of client care. He has also been selected to Super Lawyers®, has years of experience in jury and medical trials, and is committed to doing everything he can to achieve full and fair compensation for all of his clients. 

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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Location

Thomas W. Pleasant
4801 Glenwood Ave
Suite 277
Raleigh, NC, 27612

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Reviews

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Posted by Brenda | March 25, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Nursing home Rehab/ Negligence case
Thomas Pleasant worked very closely with Garry Rhoden on my Moms Negligent/Wrongful death case..They were very successful and I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND Hiring! .They both are very caring people, and I am Very Appreciative.! Thanks So Much! Thomas! Sincerely, Brenda/Colorado
Posted by Porshia | September 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Brilliant and knowledgeable attorney!
Attorney Thomas Pleasant is a brilliant attorney who represents patients that have been abused, neglected, overmedicated and many other things involving lack of care, inadequate staff, unqualified staff, etc. which may result in a patients death. Attorney Pleasant does not represent nursing homes or any other similar facilities. He is an awesome attorney with great qualities, professional at all times, knowledgeable, excellent communication skills, and knows the law involving any facilities your mother, father, brother, sister, grandparents or any loved one may be placed in and is being mistreated or not being cared for properly. I searched the Internet and was impressed by recommendations others had posted regarding Attorney Pleasant. I called his office and presented my needs and concerns to find out if he could help me. Mr. Pleasant did not only accept my case, he won it! I received a substantial settlement without going to court. No amount of money can replace the life of a loved one but you can seek justice which may lead to helping others who are in 24 hour care facilities. Filing a lawsuit is the only way to take a step in attempting to get laws changed.
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Posted by Ricky | May 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best
From day one he has just helped me and my family on our journey to justice, very professional and very considerate, he makes sure that whatever is done is for the best of our interest, just a blessing.
Posted by Reggie | May 5, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I Hired A Real Winner!
Thomas and his staff did an outstanding job of supporting our efforts to pursue justice. these efforts were in the form of everything from empathy to professionalism. What I found most useful was his accessibility. My questions were answered and addressed after hours and on weekends. Lastly, I expected great support. What I also found comforting was clarity. The law is and can be confusing. Thomas successfully explained every turn anticipating the next probable steps. Going into battle is so much easier when you are on the front lines with a seasoned general.
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Posted by Aimee | March 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You want this lawyer on your side.
Thomas Pleasant is an exceptional lawyer whom actually cares about his clients' best interests. The case he handled for me was one of nursing home negligence. He was able to piece all the evidence together to make it rock solid. He was able to win it while still keeping me out of the courtroom. Thomas proceeded to push even further to get me even more money. I would definitely recommend him to all of my friends and family needing this sort of assistance. Aimee W.
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Posted by Kimberly | June 12, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
My first experience with avvo
I didn't know what to expect but I was extremely satisfied when I got a response from an attorney regarding my issue that quickly. Mr. Pleasant was very informative regarding my issue, professional and nice. I was pleased.
Posted by anonymous | April 1, 2014
On his behalf
Mr Pleasent and his staff kept me well informed about the case i am really grateful for them. Anytime i had a question i called and they responded the same day.
Posted by James | March 30, 2014
Highly Recommended!!
Mr. Pleasant is a very good attorney. He did an outstanding job with the evidence that we had. He is very trustworthy and forthcoming. Whenever I called him, he always returned my call whether it was directly or via his paralegal. He is very knowledgeable about these type of cases and kept us informed every step of the way. We were pleased with the outcome of our case. We would strongly recommend him to anyone. With Mr. Pleasant, winning our case I feel that it made the organization there give the other remaining patients better care and possibly save someone else's life. Thanks again to Mr. Pleasant and all of his staff. He is the best attorney that I have ever had the pleasure of working with.
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Posted by anonymous | March 21, 2014
Highly Recommend Mr. Thomas Pleasant
Mr. Pleasant and his staff are extremely professional and caring. While going through my case, with my grandmother; my mom was dying and he was thoughtful and caring and concerned. Mr. Pleasant made sure all the bases were covered and that is why we won this lawsuit!!!!! He knew what we wanted and went after it with determination. If my grandmother was alive today she would say "Thank You Mr. Pleasant"!!!! I would highly recommend him as your lawyer. He is not only a lawyer but a nice person. ")
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Posted by JOSEPH | March 18, 2014
Attorney Pleasant is not only pleasant in name, he's a pleasant attorney to work with.
Attorney Pleasant is an excellent attorney who helped me find justice when an insurance company wanted to deny benefits that were due me after I had cancer. He was always pleasant as his name indicates and helped to prepare me for each deposition and mediation session. I recommend him highly for anyone dealing with health or life insurance iisues.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Pleasant Law, PLLC
  • 2007 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Murray, Craven & Inman
  • 2001 - 2007

Education

  • Wake Forest University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • Wake Forest University
  • B.A.
  • 1993

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Pressure Ulcer Caused by Improper Care at Nursing Home after Back Surgery
  • Received arbitration award
  • Nursing Home Fall Leads to Bleeding on the Brain
  • Plaintiff verdict
  • Nursing Home Mishandles Post-Stroke Rehabilitation for Elderly Victim
  • Prevailed in a jury trial verdict.

Associations

  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • Graduate
  • 2013 - Present
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • 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
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Nursing Home Litigation Section
  • Secretary
  • 2012 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV "Preeminent" Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Law Student Advocacy Award
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • 1996
  • Moot Court Board
  • Wake Forest University School of Law
  • 1994

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Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (10)
Endorse Thomas
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Pleasant is an outstanding advocate for victims of nursing home abuse and neglect. He has a thorough understanding of the organization and operation of long term care facilities, and he is able to present his clients' cases in a persuasive manner to juries and arbitrators."
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Friend
"Tom is a preeminent attorney in the field of nursing home abuse and neglect representing victims to achieve justice. He is a talented, tireless and caring advocate on behalf of his clients and their families. Tom is a 2013 graduate of the Spence Trial Lawyers College and is part of an elite group of trial lawyers who hold this distinction."
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse Thomas for his commitment to seeking justice for nursing home residents and their families. He has shown this by taking difficult cases and seeing them through to successful verdicts."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Other
"Attorney Pleasant is a knowledgeable lawyer who is generous with his time and expertise. I recommend him"
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Thomas and I have probably handled more than 20 cases together over the years, from nursing home to securities/investment loss cases. He's meticulous, hard working, and compassionate, always putting his client's interests above his own. He's well respected among his peers as well as defense counsel, and committed to taking cases to trial as well as doing the necessary work to get them ready for trial or settlement."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Pleasant is nationally known for his advocacy and holding nursing homes accountable for abuse and neglect."
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"No hesitation at all endorsing Thomas Pleasant. He is a rare combination: an intellectual scholar of the law with the guts and ability to take a challenging case to the mat. Thomas is committed to discovering his clients' stories and presenting them in a compelling way."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Thomas. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
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Raleigh Nursing home abuse and neglect Lawyer Thomas W. Pleasant
Thomas W. Pleasant
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney
Raleigh, NC
Licensed for 27 years
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