Angela Farag Craddock is a partner at Young Moore, focusing her practice on helping businesses and institutional clients navigate state administrative litigation and appeals.
Angela represents employers and insurance companies in all stages of litigation before the North Carolina Industrial Commission and North Carolina appellate courts. Her practice includes assisting clients with complex workers’ compensation matters, risk management policies, medical cost containment strategies, and in directing care toward evidence-based solutions. Through this work she has developed a particular interest in policies addressing the opioid epidemic, the growing adoption of medical marijuana laws across the country, and legal developments related to the treatment of addiction. She is also a current member of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Workers’ Compensation Section Council, serves as its CLE Committee Chair, and has been selected by her peers for inclusion among Best Lawyers in America® for Workers’ Compensation Law-Employers (2020), Business North Carolina Legal Elite™ for Appellate (2020), and in North Carolina Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars for workers’ compensation (2014-2018).
Angela has also developed a burgeoning appellate practice across several areas of civil, administrative, and regulatory practice, and leads the firm’s appellate practice team. Because of her expertise, trial counsel routinely enlist Angela’s services whether by taking over the handling and disposition of the entire matter on appeal, or by consulting and collaborating on appellate strategy, briefing, and preparing oral arguments. As part of her appellate practice, Angela serves on the Appellate Rules Committee of the North Carolina Bar Association, and is frequently called upon to prepare amicus curiae briefs for industry groups in important cases passing through our appellate courts. Angela is a recipient of the Westfield Golden Gavel Award in recognition of her outstanding achievement in appellate advocacy, and has an AV-Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
Angela lives in Wake Forest with her husband, Tyler, and their awesome miniature schnauzer called Sookie. In her spare time she is a passionate Tar Heel fan, a country music enthusiast, and enjoys songwriting, guitar, and film.
Education & Bar Admissions
- J.D., with honors, University of North Carolina School of Law, 2004
- B.A., with honors and distinction, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2001
- North Carolina
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
- U.S. Supreme Court
- Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© in Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers (2019, 2020)
- Listed among Business North Carolina Legal Elite™ in the category of Appellate (2020)
- Listed in North Carolina Super Lawyers® 2014-2018 as a “Rising Star,” a category for attorneys age 40 and younger, consisting of no more than 2.5% of North Carolina Attorneys
- Recipient of the Westfield Insurance Group Golden Gavel Award (2013)
- AV-Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell
- Robert R. Merhige, Jr. National Environmental Negotiation Competition, semi-finalist (2004)
- UNC Holderness Moot Court Executive Board Member
- UNC Holderness Moot Court Environmental Negotiation Team
- Honors Thesis in Public Policy Analysis, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2001)
- North Carolina Bar Association
- Appellate Rules Committee (2017-present)
- Workers’ Compensation Section Council (2016-2019)
- Workers’ Compensation Section CLE Committee Chair (2017-2018)
- 2018 Workers’ Compensation Section Annual Meeting and CLE, Co-Planner
- Wake County Bar Association
- Performer in Wake County Bar Awards annual fundraiser for Legal Aid of North Carolina (2014-2017)
- Tenth Judicial District Bar
- Defense Research Institute
- North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
- The Alice Aycock Poe Center for Health Education in NC, Annual Meeting Planning Committee
Publications & Presentations
- “The Ethics of Handling North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Claims: A Comprehensive Guide to Putting the Theory into Practice,” Carolina Case Management Continuing Education Seminar, September 21, 2011
- Panelist on Briefing Methods, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, “Holderness Moot Court Training Camp,” September 15, 2012
- “Ethics in Case Management,” International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals—Carolinas Chapter Fall Seminar, November 2, 2012
- North Carolina Reinsurance Facility v. Causey and Allstate Indemnity Company, __ N.C. App. __, __ S.E.2d __ (2019).
- Woodard v. Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, 825 S.E.2d 705 (2019).
- Davis v. Rizzo, __ N.C. App. __, 819 S.E.2d 574 (2018).
- Winkler v. North Carolina State Board of Plumbing Heating and Fire Sprinkler Contractors (II), — N.C. App. __, 819 S.E.2d 105 (2018).
- North Carolina Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company, Inc. v. Lilley, 808 S.E.2d 925, discretionary review denied, 817 S.E.2d 204 (2018).
- Discovery Insurance Company v. North Carolina Department of Insurance and North Carolina Reinsurance Facility, __ N.C. App. __, 870 S.E.2d 582 (2017)
- Fagundes v. Ammons Development Group, Inc., 370 N.C. 66, 803 S.E.2d 626 (2017)
- Wilkes v. City of Greenville, __ N.C. __, 799 S.E.2d 838 (2017)(appearing for amicus curiae)
- Norton v. Scotland Memorial Hospital, Inc., __ N.C. App. __, 793 S.E.2d 703 (2016)
- Whicker v. Compass Group USA, Inc., __ N.C. App. __, 784 S.E.2d 564, discretionary review denied, 369 N.C. 69, 793 S.E.2d 228 (2016)
- Winkler v, State Board of Examiners of Plumbing, Heating and Fire Sprinkler Contractors, __ N.C. App. __, 790 S.E.2d 727 (2016)
- Johnson v. Gooden, 791 S.E.2d 283 (2016)
- Barker v. Hatteras Island Cottage Repair, 247 N.C. App. 245 (2016)
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