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Samuel G. Thompson

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Nancy Sturm
Phone: 919.821.6637


Sammy Thompson has 47 years' experience in the courtroom as an advocate for the defense, having tried over 300 cases to jury verdict. He has tried cases in all Federal and State trial courts in North Carolina and has experience in all North Carolina appellate courts, as well as the United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Sammy has taught trial advocacy at the International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy in Boulder, Colorado. He frequently gives presentations to physicians groups on subjects ranging from risk management to tort reform.

  • Defense Research Institute
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • North Carolina Society of Healthcare Attorneys
  • Former President and present Member, Board of Directors of Boys and Girls Clubs of Wake County
  • Former Chair and Member, Board of Directors of Family Violence Prevention Center (INTERACT)
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys, Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy (2018)
  • Benchmark Litigation, North Carolina State Litigation Star (2015-2018)
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants (2006-2019)
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers, Litigation: Healthcare & Medical Malpractice (2015-2018)
  • Founder, President and Member, Board of Directors, North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys (NCADA)
  • Honoree, Top 100 Lawyers list and listed, Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice category, North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers (2006-2018)
  • Boys & Girls Club Hall of Fame

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Bar & Court Admissions

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


University of North Carolina, J.D., 1968

University of North Carolina, B.S., 1965

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