Wilson & Helms is a firm of trial attorneys. Because the firm maintains a litigation boutique practice, Wilson & Helms can also offer its outstanding legal work efficiently and at competitive rates. The firm's attorneys have tried hundreds of cases to favorable verdicts in state and federal courts. Wilson & Helms attorneys have also successfully handled appeals from state and federal court decisions. Because of the extensive experience of the firm's attorneys, Wilson & Helms can also help clients preempt litigation and effectively resolve existing legal disputes amicably when in the clients' best interests. In fact, the legal and business communities have repeatedly recognized the attorneys at Wilson & Helms as exceptional litigators:
•Wilson & Helms is an AV® Preeminent rated law firm, which is the highest Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating obtainable for excellence in legal practice and ethics.
•Wilson & Helms is featured as a Top Law Firm in the 2014 Super Lawyers® Business Edition. Super Lawyers® has also recognized Gray Wilson and Stuart Russell individually, an honor bestowed on only 5% of lawyers in the state.
•Wilson & Helms is honored as a Tier 1 firm in the area of Medical Malpractice Defense in the 2013 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.” Additionally, the firm was awarded Tier 2 rankings in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Business Law, and Personal Injury Defense.
•Partners Gray Wilson and Linda Helms were each named to the 2013 edition of Best Lawyers® in the area of Medical Malpractice Defense. Gray Wilson was also recognized in the areas of Commercial Litigation and Personal Injury Defense.
•Gray Wilson and Stuart Russell are featured in Business North Carolina's Legal Elite. Fewer than 3.5% of the state's lawyers are recognized in this publication.
The firm's exceptional level of service has allowed it to maintain its current client relationships for years. Wilson & Helms welcomes the opportunity to work with new clients in all of its litigation practice areas.
FIRM HISTORY & FUTURE
For 25 years, Wilson & Helms has provided exceptional and efficient legal services, which has helped it become one of the preeminent litigation firms of any size in North Carolina.
Four attorneys from a large regional firm started Wilson & Helms in April 1992. The firm's guiding principle since its founding has been to provide exceptional legal services more efficiently than a large firm. The attorneys at Wilson & Helms enjoy the challenge of delivering on this principle as well as the stimulation of practicing with a select group of highly accomplished attorneys. After handling hundreds of cases, Wilson & Helms has earned its reputation as one of the preeminent litigation firms of any size in the state.
While the firm historically focuses on professional liability defense, insurance defense and business litigation, its attorneys have experience litigating all types of cases, including construction defects, shareholder suits, employment and contract disputes, workers compensation defense, and arbitrations. Regardless of the subject matter being litigated, the attorneys at Wilson & Helms have the practical experience and intellect to develop and implement effective litigation and trial strategy.
Looking to the future, Wilson & Helms understands that litigation clients want to pay for advocacy—not overhead. The firm also understands the growing demand for alternative billing arrangements and can work with clients who request them. Finally, the unique position Wilson & Helms enjoys as a preeminent litigation boutique will allow it to continue providing exceptional value to clients in the years ahead.
Specific Practice Area and Industry Group Details across multiple offices:
5.0/5.0 Review for Stuart H. Russell by a Associate on 12/11/12 in Litigation
I have referred a number of cases to Stuart and he has done an excellent job on each of them. I used to refer cases to various litigators, but now I try to use only Stuart when he is available.
5.0/5.0 Review for Stuart H. Russell by a Partner on 12/11/12 in Business Law
A very bright, personable attorney with a clear understanding of the meaning of professionalism. His clients are his priority; and as a result they receive first rate legal services.