With over 35 years of experience, Don Strickland has helped hundreds of clients throughout North Carolina recover fair and just compensation for their injuries, the loss of loved ones, and financial losses to their businesses. He devotes the effort, attention, and resources necessary to maximize his clients’ recoveries.
Don Strickland currently practices law at The Law Office of Donald R Strickland. Prior to opening his current practice Don practiced with Twiggs Strickland & Rabenau, P.A. where he was a shareholder and the president. Since 1984 Don has successfully represented clients in serious personal injury and wrongful death cases in the state and federal courts of North Carolina and has obtained numerous multi-million dollar verdicts. He has also successfully litigated business tort cases in the state and federal courts in North Carolina and South Carolina, federal courts in Florida and Maryland, and state court in Arizona.
Don obtained substantial verdicts and settlements against corporate defendants including Honda, Southeastern Toyota, Snap-on Tools Corporation, South Carolina National Bank, and Champion Products, Inc. Don has served on the Plaintiffs' Executive Committees in federal multi-district litigation, representing both individual and class action plaintiffs in business tort cases. Don had been a frequent speaker and writer for continuing legal education seminars in the area of litigation. His primary focus with The Law Office of Donald R Strickland is serious personal injury and wrongful death cases arising out of tractor trailer and other motor vehicle collisions. Don is also a North Carolina certified Superior Court mediator.
Don Strickland was selected Best Lawyers' 2015 Raleigh Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs "Lawyer of the Year" and was also the 2015 “gold winner” in Durham Magazine’s Best Lawyer category which is based on write in votes by its readers. Don was also selected Best Lawyers’ 2018 Raleigh Medical Malpractice – Plaintiff’s “Lawyer of the Year.” Don has been selected to Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite in the field of litigation on multiple occasions.
Don has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for the past 19+ years and has earned a 5.0 AV-Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell® - its highest rating for lawyers in legal ability and ethical standards. Don was also named a North Carolina Super Lawyer in 2018 for the twelfth year in a row, an honor limited to 5% of practicing attorneys in the State.
Don is a fellow and has served on the Board of Directors of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers an invitation-only organization that limits its membership in the United States to 500 active trial lawyers under the age of 70 and has fellows in more than 30 countries. Don is also a fellow of the International Society of Barristers, and the American Board of Trial Advocacy, two other prominent invitation-only legal organizations. Don has also served on the Board of Governors of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.S. in Business Administration, 1978
Duke University School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 1984
Areas of Practice:
Serious Personal Injury
North Carolina 1984
U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
International Academy of Trial Lawyers
International Society of Barristers
American Board of Trial Advocacy
American Association for Justice
North Carolina Advocates for Justice
North Carolina State Bar Association
Durham County Bar Association
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Legal Elite||Business North Carolina||2016|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Lawyer of the Year/personal injury litigation/Raleigh||Best Lawyers||2015|
|Legal Elite||Business North Carolina||2015|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2014|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Legal Elite||Business North Carolina||2012|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2011|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2011|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2011|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2010|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2010|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2009|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2009|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2008|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2008|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2007|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2006|
|President||Twiggs, Strickland & Rabenau||1984 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Durham County Bar Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|International Society of Barristers||Fellow||2011 - Present|
|International Academy of Trial Lawyers||Board of Directors||2009 - Present|
|American Board of Trial Advocates||Member||2005 - Present|
|North Carolina Bar Association||Member||1984 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Leaders Forum||1984 - Present|
|North Carolina Advocates for Justice||Presidents Club/Leaders Forum||1984 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1984 - Present|
|Duke University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1984|
|University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill||BS - Bachelor of Science||1978|
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