Mr. Rodney E. Pettey

Mr. Rodney E. Pettey: Attorney with Yates, McLamb & Weyher, L.L.P. AV stamp icon
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Rodney E. (“Rod”) Pettey joined the firm in 1991 after he completed a one-year clerkship with the Honorable Eugene Gordon, United States District Court Judge for the Middle District of North Carolina.

In 1998, he became a partner and has served on the firm’s management committee since 2010. Rod has focused his practice on representing corporations and insurance companies in litigation involving products liability, construction disputes, catastrophic injury, premises liability and trucking accidents.

During his more than twenty years of trying cases, Mr. Pettey has represented clients throughout the state in both federal and superior court. He has successfully defended cases arising out of multi-million dollar construction projects, alleged brain injuries and wrongful death. Mr. Pettey’s recent litigation experience includes representing defendants in lawsuits resulting from two well-known plant explosions that occurred in Eastern North Carolina. He has also recently represented corporations in class action suits. Due to his experience in handling significant cases, he has been selected by two insurance companies to be part of their catastrophic injury and major case attorney panel. Mr. Pettey has also been selected as a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates which is comprised of both plaintiff and defense trial attorneys.

Mr. Pettey frequently provides lectures for his clients regarding litigation strategy, accident investigation, mediation strategy, litigation avoidance, legislative and procedural updates and defending cases involving catastrophic loss and damages.

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Construction Litigation
  • Insurance Defense Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Automobile Liability
  • Property Liability
  • Products Liability Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
919-719-6019  Phone
919-582-2519  Fax
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2889, Raleigh, NC 27601
University Attended:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., With Distinction, 2007
Law School Attended:
University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D., North Carolina Law Review, 2012
Year of First Admission:
2012, North Carolina
North Carolina State Bar; North Carolina Bar Association; Defense Research Institute; North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys; Wake County Bar Association
Hobbies & interests:
ACC sports, traveling, and golf

Peer Reviews

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Raleigh, North Carolina

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    Raleigh, NC
    Two Hannover Square , 434 Fayetteville Street, Suite 2200
    Raleigh, NC 27601

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