Nancy Barham concentrates in the area of medical malpractice defense litigation where she assists the attorneys in medical record review, medical research, witness preparation and trial. Nancy also works in the areas of personal injury litigation, general liability defense and products liability.

Nancy has over 21 years of experience in legal nurse consulting as an expert witness and for the past 13 years as an in-house medical consultant. Before joining Smith Anderson, she worked as a nurse in various capacities, including assistant clinical manager in the Emergency Department at Rex Healthcare, Head Nurse at North Carolina State University Student Health Service, EMT instructor through Wake Technical Community College and preceptor for the Wake County Paramedic Program.

Nancy is a past MICN, an ACLS instructor, PALS instructor and Certified Emergency Room Nurse. She has served as an instructor on faculty at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has also served as a faculty member for seminar presentations in the areas of risk management, documentation including EMR’s and legal aspects of nursing for healthcare providers. Nancy is currently on faculty at Duke University Continuing Education program instructing the Legal Nurse Consultant Certification Course. She is an active member of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants and is current past president for the N.C. Eastern Chapter of Legal Nurse Consultants.

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Sheridan College School of Nursing, 1978

North Carolina State University, Health Education Program 1985

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