September 26, 2016

Mesothelioma Awareness Day

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Once diagnosed with Mesothelioma, individuals are given just months to live. It’s time we fight the disease taking so many precious lives that are gone too soon. Learn more on our blog, here

 

 

 

 

 


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August 15, 2016

Janet Ward Black Ranked Among Nation’s Best Lawyers for Eleventh Year

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Greensboro attorney Janet Ward Black has earned the distinction of being named by U.S. News & World Report to The Best Lawyers in America© listing for the eleventh consecutive year. The 2017 Best Lawyers® list recognizes Black for her expertise in the areas of personal injury litigation and mass tort/class action litigation. Her firm, Ward Black Law, has been selected to the Best Law Firms list by U.S. News and World Report for excellence in mass tort/class action litigation since 2007, and is one of only two firms in Greensboro recognized for this practice area. The full Best Lawyers list can be found in the insert of the January 2017 edition of Our State Magazine.

Black is the founder of Ward Black Law, a 36-person firm located in Greensboro, NC. She is a recipient of the North Carolina State Bar’s Distinguished Service Award, the Thurgood Marshall Award for extraordinary service to the people of N.C., and the Order of the Long Leaf Pine for public service. Black served as the third woman president of the North Carolina Association of Trial Lawyers and the fourth woman president of the North Carolina Bar Association. She is only the second lawyer in history to serve as president of both organizations.

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Best Lawyers has been recognized as one of the most respected referral lists of attorneys in practice. Attorneys are selected each year based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation.

“I am so appreciative of my wonderful team,” says Black. “They make it possible for us to serve our clients with the excellence and care they deserve.”

Ward Black Law is one of the largest woman-owned firms in North Carolina. We provide legal services when the unexpected happens, representing people in accident injury, workers’ compensation, defective products, family law, veterans’ disability, and Social Security disability matters.

To learn more about Ward Black Law, visit www.wardblacklaw.com.


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March 21, 2016

Jury awards large verdict for hip replacement injury. There may still be time for those who have a defective hip implant.

Posted By: hannah

Johnson and Johnson designed the Pinnacle Hip Implant for hip replacements, primarily for younger patients.  In some cases complications arose, necessitating another replacement.  Read more about the recent trial here.

Have you been injured by a hip implant? Contact Ward Black Law today for any legal questions pertaining to hip replacement injuries.


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February 5, 2016

Janet Ward Black named to the Order of the Long Leaf Pine

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We are so proud that Janet Ward BlJWB Order of the Long Leaf Pine Awardack was named yesterday by Gov. McCrory to the Order of the Long Leaf Pine!

The order is considered “among the most prestigious awards conferred by the Governor of North Carolina. It is awarded to persons for exemplary service to the State of North Carolina and their communities that is above and beyond the call of duty and which has made a significant impact and strengthened North Carolina.”

Here’s an article from the Salisbury Post about the presentation, which occurred during Janet Ward’s mother’s 89th birthday party in Kannapolis. It came as quite a surprise to Janet Ward.


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November 17, 2015

Greensboro Attorney S. Camille Payton Named YWCA Board’s Director of the Year

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S. Camille Payton of Ward Black Law has been named YWCA Greensboro’s Director of the Year. She was recognized for her outstanding service to the community at the 2015 YWCA Greensboro Annual Meeting.

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Payton, a shareholder at Ward Black Law, has been a member of the YWCA since 2014 and has served on the personnel committee and in the board’s fundraising efforts. She has also played an active role in planning the annual Johnathan W. Flowers Memorial Golf Tournament. At the meeting, YWCA CEO Lindy Garnette praised Payton for her willingness to give her time and recognized her efforts to make the Greensboro community a place for women to thrive.

“I’m honored,” said Payton, in response to receiving the award. “If you ask me, everyone on the YWCA Board of Directors is hardworking and dedicated to empowering women. It is humbling that they would designate me as Director of the Year.”

The YWCA is the oldest and largest multicultural women’s organization in the world. With 25 million members across the globe, it seeks to eliminate racism and empower women, building strong women leaders.

“Giving back to the Greensboro community is a part of our mission at Ward Black Law,” Payton explained. “I am thankful that the YWCA provides me with an avenue to make a difference for so many women.”

About Ward Black Law 

Ward Black Law, a 36-person firm located in Greensboro, is one of the largest woman-owned law firms in the state. The team provides a range of legal services to people in North Carolina. Practice areas include dangerous products litigation, divorce/family law, personal injury, Social Security disability, veterans disability, and workers’ compensation.  For more information, please visit www.wardblacklaw.com.


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October 20, 2015

$5.6 Verdict in Risperdal Case

Posted By: hannah

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a Johnson & Johnson unit was hit with a $5.6 million dollar verdict.  During a clinical study, a young man’s heart abnormalities were allegedly ignored by Janssen, resulting in his death.  

More information at the 360Law website.


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October 7, 2015

Attorney Joins Ward Black Law

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Ward Black Law is pleased to announce the addition of a new associate attorney, Megan E. Kunz, who joined the firm in August 2015.

Meg2 Kunz, a graduate of North Carolina Central University School of Law, represents people in personal injury and Social Security disability claims. She has been admitted to Federal Court, Middle District of North Carolina. Before law school, Kunz studied criminal justice and political science at Appalachian State University.

Kunz is involved in several professional organizations including the North Carolina Bar Association, the Greensboro Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. She is an active members of the Triad community and regularly participates in service initiatives.

“Megan shares our firm’s mission of protecting people’s rights and giving back to the communities we call home,” said Janet Ward Black, Managing Attorney, Ward Black Law. “She is young, passionate, and ready to make a difference in the lives of those whom she serves.”

About Ward Black Law
Ward Black Law, a 36-person firm located in Greensboro, is one of the largest woman-owned law firms in the state. The team provides a range of legal services to people in North Carolina. Practice areas include dangerous products litigation, divorce/family law, personal injury, Social Security disability, veterans disability, and workers’ compensation. For more information, please visit www.wardblacklaw.com.


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September 28, 2015

Janet Ward Black Ranked Among Nation’s Best Lawyers for Tenth Year

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Greensboro attorney Janet Ward Black has earned the distinction of being named to The Best Lawyers in America© listing for ten consecutive years. The 2016 Best Lawyers® list recognizes Black for her expertise in the areas of personal injury litigation and mass tort/class actions litigation.Janet Ward Black Headshot

Black is the founder of Ward Black Law, a 36-person firm located in Greensboro, NC. She is a recipient of the North Carolina State Bar’s Distinguished Service Award and the Duke University School of Law Charles Murphy Award for public service. Black served as the third woman president of the North Carolina Association of Trial Lawyers and the fourth woman president of the North Carolina Bar Association. She is only the second lawyer in history to serve as president of both organizations.

Best Lawyers has been recognized as the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice. Attorneys are selected each year based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation.

“It is an honor to be recognized by my peers for my work,” says Black. “I love practicing law and serving the people of our state through my profession.”

Ward Black Law is one of the largest woman-owned firms in North Carolina. The firm represents people in accident injury, workers’ compensation, defective products, family law, veterans’ disability, and Social Security disability matters. Ward Black Law has been recognized for five consecutive years as a Best Law Firm for personal injury litigation by US News World Report’s Best Lawyers® list.

To learn more about Ward Black Law, visit www.wardblacklaw.com.


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