Sanford W. Thompson, IV

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Sanford Thompson grew up in Raleigh and attended public schools. He graduated from UNC in 1977 and from UNC Law School in 1980.

He returned to Raleigh in 1980 and practiced at the largest law firm in North Carolina which exclusively represented insurance companies and corporations for 11½ years. Thompson handled large accident cases; represented trucking companies and truck drivers; defended hospitals and doctors; represented product manufacturers; defended retail stores and businesses; and represented insurance companies and insurance agencies against their policyholders and clients.

He tried many cases and handled many appeals but decided he instead wanted to help people and stop fighting against individuals, families, and small businesses.

After “changing sides” in 1992, Thompson used what he learned to help people and small businesses get what they deserve. His practice is limited to only those type cases where he has strong experience, and he controls his work load to give his clients the best possible representation.

Thompson and his wife have three children. Despite the passion for his job and commitment to his clients, he says he stays fresh by devoting time to my family and life outside the office. Keeping balance in my life helps me empathize and serve my clients better,” he said.

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Civil Litigation
  • Insurance Disputes
  • Business Litigation
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
252-368-9649  Phone
252-482-8696  Phone
University Attended:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., 1977
Law School Attended:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, J.D., 1980
Year of First Admission:
1980, North Carolina
North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys; Defense Research Institute.
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and Other
  • Free Initial Consultation

Peer Reviews

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Edenton, North Carolina

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