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Kendra Thrash
Phone: 919.838.2013
Fax: 919.821.6800
kthrash@smithlaw.com

Practice Areas

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of the United States 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina
  • All North Carolina State Courts

Education

Wake Forest University, J.D., 1983

Davidson College, B.A., 1979

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John D. Madden

Partner
  • 150 Fayetteville Street, Suite 2300
    Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
  • Phone: 919.821.6661
  • Fax: 919.821.6800

John Madden has over 30 years of experience in defending doctors and hospitals in cases of alleged medical negligence. He has handled matters on both the trial and appellate levels. He also has extensive experience in representing businesses and individuals in a wide variety of commercial disputes. John regularly represents insurance companies regarding coverage issues as well as allegations of bad faith and unfair and deceptive trade practices.

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • Former Member, Davidson Athletic Foundation Board
  • Past President, Wake Forest University Law Alumni Council
  • Past Co-Chair, Wake Forest University Law Board of Visitors
  • Past President, Wake County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division

Honors & Awards

  • Benchmark Litigation, North Carolina State Litigation Star (2012-2015)
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants (2007-2017)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers (2006-2016)
  • Order of Barristers

Experience

  • Successfully represented insurance company at trial against allegations of breach of contract, "bad faith" and unfair and deceptive trade practices
  • Successfully defended family practice physician at trial in a case alleging medical malpractice/wrongful death
  • Successfully defended vascular surgeon at trial in a case alleging medical malpractice/wrongful death
  • Successfully defended two vascular surgeons at trial in a case alleging medical malpractice
  • Successfully defended a general surgeon at trial in a case alleging wrongful death/medical malpractice
  • Successfully represented insurance company in a case alleging breach of contract and "bad faith" arising from an automobile insurance policy
  • Obtained summary judgment for an insurance company in a case alleging breach of contract and "bad faith" arising from an automobile insurance policy
  • Successfully defended a hospital at trial in a case alleging medical malpractice/wrongful death of an infant
  • Successfully defended a hospital at trial in a case alleging medical malpractice/wrongful death
  • Successfully defended an emergency room doctor at trial in a case alleging medical malpractice/wrongful death
  • Obtained summary judgment for a local company in a case alleging "social host liability" and wrongful death

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