• Vernon Sumwalt
  • North Carolina State Bar Board Certified Specialist in Appellate Practice and Workers' Compensation Law
  • vernon@sumwaltlaw.com



  • J.D., University of South Carolina School of Law (1998)
  • B.A. Philosophy and Music, University of Miami (1994)

Bar Memberships

  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina (inactive)

Areas of Practice

  • Workers' Compensation
  • Personal Injury/Wrongful Death
  • Social Security Disability


Licensed to practice before all state courts in North Carolina, the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, the District of South Carolina, and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Professional Honors and Recognitions

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- Vernon

Memberships and Affiliations

  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
    • Board of Governors (2010-present)
    • Executive Committee (2013–present)
    • Workers' Compensation Section
      • Chair (2012-2013)
      • Executive Committee (2006-present)
      • Amicus Committee (2006-present)
    • Legal Affairs Committee (2008-present)
    • Fundraising and Development Officer (2016-2017)
    • Membership Vice President (2015-2016)
    • Legislative Vice President (2014-2015)
  • North Carolina Bar Association:
    • Workers' Compensation Section
      • Chair (2008-2009)
      • Representative to NCBA Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Committee (2007-2008)
      • Representative to the Trial Practice Curriculum Committee 2007)
    • Editor, The Course and Scope (Workers' Compensation Section newsletter, 2003-2004)
    • Appellate Rules Committee (2010 - present)

Books & Articles

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