Gary W. Jackson
Gary has practiced law for over twenty-eight years, the last thirteen of which have been devoted exclusively to representing plaintiffs. After clerking for a federal judge n California, he became a litigation associate with the world’s largest law firm, Baker & Mackenzie. In 1986, Gary returned to North Carolina, where he was a partner with Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice. In 1995, he left “big firm” practice to begin representing individuals and small business owners, primarily against large corporate entities. Gary holds leadership positions in several national and state legal organizations, such as the American Association for Justice, the Southern Trial Lawyers Association and the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers. Gary frequently speaks throughout the country at educational programs for lawyers, and writes articles addressing current legal trends and developments. Recent recognition includes Gary’s selection to business to Business North Carolina’s “Legal Elite”, “Outstanding Lawyers of America”. Litigation Counsel of America and “North Carolina Superlawyers”.
Sam McGee graduated from Yale Law School in 1998, and began his legal career by clerking for the Honorable Morris S. Arnold in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eight Circuit in Little Rock, Arkansas. Sam then returned to his home state of North Carolina, and has been representing individuals and small businesses ever since. Sam’s practice has included many complex litigations matters in the areas of business torts, professional negligence, construction, class actions, and nursing home abuse and neglect. Many of these matters have resulted in substantial recoveries in exess of $1,000,000. In the area of nursing home litigation, about which he has lectured to the Southern Trial Lawyers Association and the North Carolina Academy of the Trial Lawyers. Sam defeated a mandatory arbitration clause in nursing home admissions contracts that was designed to force nursing home patients and their families to arbitrate their claims before a trade association for the health care industry.