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Janet Ward Black Named 2020 Personal Injury “Lawyer of the Year” in the Triad

Attorney Janet Ward Black

Greensboro, North Carolina attorney Janet Ward Black was recently named “Lawyer of the Year” in the Triad for personal injury litigation – plaintiffs by U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Lawyers”.  Each year only one lawyer in a metropolitan region is recognized as the “Lawyer of the Year” for that practice area.  Additionally, Black was named to the list of Best Lawyers in America for the 14th consecutive year as well as the 2020 Super Lawyers list for the 15th year.  

Janet Ward Black, a NC State Bar’s Distinguished Service Award recipient, is the founder of Ward Black Law, one of the largest woman-owned law firms in North Carolina.  Black was also awarded the Charles Murphy Award for public service by Duke Law School, the Thurgood Marshall Award for extraordinary service to the people of North Carolina, and the Order of the Long Leaf Pine by NC Governor Pat McCrory.  She was the third woman president of the North Carolina Association of Trial Lawyers and the fourth woman president of the North Carolina Bar Association. She was the second lawyer and the only female lawyer in history to serve as president of both organizations. 

“I am honored to be recognized by my peers in the legal community,” says Black.  “I love practicing law and serving the people of our state.”

“Best Lawyers” has been recognized as one of the most respected lawyer ranking services. Attorneys are selected based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. 

The firm represents people in accident injury, workers’ compensation, defective drugs and products, mesothelioma and asbestos disease claims, land condemnation, and other matters. 

Read more about Janet Ward Black.

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Gerard Davidson

Before joining Ward Black Law in 2013, Gerard Davidson practiced personal injury and products liability litigation with the Greensboro firm of Smith Moore Leatherwood, LLP for 35 years. His practice there focused on products liability and toxic tort litigation and he was involved in a number of high profile cases.