Joseph W. Williford

Of Counsel

Joe’s work centers on medical malpractice defense and related practice areas. He has more than 35 years’ experience in medical malpractice, workers’ compensation and general casualty litigation.

Joe represents physicians, hospitals, long term care providers and medical device manufacturers in matters involving risk management and loss prevention, corporate compliance programs, internal investigations, fraud and abuse, credentialing, peer review and the defense of civil actions. He has appeared in cases in all the federal courts in North Carolina, the state trial courts throughout North Carolina and administrative hearings before the North Carolina Medical Board. In addition, Joe has argued cases before both the North Carolina Supreme Court and the North Carolina Court of Appeals.

Joe is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC), the Defense Research Institute (DRI), the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys (NCADA) and the American Society for Hospital Risk Management (ASHRM). He has served on the firm’s practice management committee. Joe holds an AV Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Joe has also served as a hiking guide for a company based out of Colorado offering biking and hiking tours.

Education & Bar Admissions

  • J.D., Wake Forest University School of Law, 1981
  • B.A., cum laude, Wake Forest University, 1978

Admitted in

  • North Carolina, 1981
  • U.S. District Courts for North Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

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