Mr. Branch W. Vincent, III

Mr. Branch W. Vincent, III: Attorney with The Vincent Law Firm, P.C.
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I have been practicing law since 1986. The first case I handled was a worker's compensation case. I have spent the last 27 years representing injured and disabled clients in cases involving worker's compensation, personal injury, social security disability, wrongful death, sexual harassment, race and age discrimination, excessive force by law enforcement and lawsuits involving insurance companies.

I am one of 68 lawyers in North Carolina who has been certified by the North Carolina State Bar as a Specialist in Workers Compensation Law.

I formed a new law firm in January 2005 to continue practicing law in these areas. We will use our experience with medical issues and the medical community and our history of negotiations and trials with the insurance industry to benefit you in your injury case.

In addition to appearing in the trial courts of North Carolina, I have also appeared in numerous cases before United States District Court, the North Carolina Industrial Commission, the North Carolina Court of Appeals, the North Carolina Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Representative Cases

Saunders v. Edenton OB/GYN Center, 530 SE2d 62 (NC Supreme Court 2000)

Glynn v. Pepcom Industries, 469 SE2d 588 (NC Court of Appeals 1996)

Vivian M. Berscak, Plaintiff, v. United States Postal Service, 1998 WL 35259569 (1998)

Sonya Constance Dowdy, Plaintiff, v. George J. Mcclease, Jr. and State of North Carolina, North Carolina Department of Corrections, Department of Adult Probation and Parole, Defendants, 2001 WL 34764039 (2001)

Candle Factory, Inc. and Cheryl Hannant, Plaintiffs, v. Two's Company, Inc., Defendant, 1999 WL 34871964 (1999)

Candle Factory, Inc. and Cheryl Hannant, Plaintiffs, v. Two's Company, Inc., Defendant, 1999 WL 34871965 (1999)

Pertricee Hollington, Plaintiff, v. Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC; Defendant, 2007 WL 4713212 (2007)

Madeline Becker, John Yahn, David Becker, and John Becker, v. Nx. Department of Motor Vehicles, 2006 WL 1745690 (2006)

Sylvia U, Cqqk, Widow, Emily L. Cook, Daughter, and Ryand. Cook, Son, of Roscoe D. Cook, Employee, v. Watson El.Eijtklcal Construction Com Pany, Employer and Cna Insurance Company, Carrier, 2004 WL 2476981 (2004)

Roscoe Dean Cook, Jr., Employee-Plaintiff, v. Watson Electrical Construction, Employer-Defendant. Transcontinental Insurance Company, Carrier-Defendants, 2003 WL 23336997 (N.C. App. 2003)

Richard Russell, Jr. Employee-Plaintiff, v. Food Lion, Inc., Employer-Defendant, Risk Management Services, Inc., Claims Administrator, 2002 WL 32394244 (N.C. App. 2002)

Leland Midgett, Employee-Plaintiff, v. N.C. Department Of Transportation, Employer-Defendant, Self-Insured, 2001 WL 34401037 (N.C. App. 2001)

David Jones, Employee-Appellant, v. Jim Walter Homes, Inc. Employer-Appellee, Lumbermen's Under Writing Alliance, Carrier-Appellee, 2001 WL 34456078 (N.C. App. 2001)

Richard A. Janney, Jr., Employee-Appellee, v. J.W. Jones Lumber-Company, Employer-Appellant EBI Companies, Carrier-Appellant, 2000 WL 34249963 (N.C. App. 2000)

Rich, Rich & Nance, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Carolina Construction Corp., Defendant-Appellant, 2000 WL 34250864 (N.C. App. 2000)

Patricia Hunter, Employee, Appellant, v. Per-Quimans County Board of Education, Employer Self Insured. Ncsba Insurance Trust Agency, Servicing Agent Appellees, 1999 WL 33759048 (N.C. App. 1999)

Gratz v. Hill, 658 S.E.2d 523 (N.C. App. 2008)

Ingersoll v. Smith, 647 S.E.2d 141 (N.C. App. 2007)

Becker v. N.C. Dept. of Motor Vehicles, 639 S.E.2d 648 (N.C. 2006)

Becker v. N.C. Dept. of Motor Vehicles, 628 S.E.2d 446 (N.C. 2006)

Cook v. Watson ELec. Const. Co., 611 S.E.2d 171 (N.C. 2005)

Becker v. Pierce, 608 S.E.2d 825 (N.C. App. 2005)

Cook v. Watson Elec. Const. Co., 603 S.E.2d 167 (N.C. App. 2004)

Olkowski v. Carrwright, 579 S.E.2d 522 (N.C. App. 2003)

Phillips v. Don Herr Const. Co., 579 S.E.2d 520 (N.C. App. 2003)

Russell v. Food Lion, Inc., 572 S.E.2d 442 (N.C. App. 2002)

Midgett v. North Carolina Dept. of Transp., 568 S.E.2d 643 (N.C. App. 2002)

Berscak v. U.S. Postal Service, 40 Fed. Appx. 771 (4th Cir. (N.C.) 2002)

Jones v. Jim Walter Homes, 565 S.E.2d 279 (N.C. App. 2002)

Rich, Rich & Nance v. Carolina Const. Corp., 558 S.E.2d 77 (N.C. 2002)

Dowdy v. North Carolina, 23 Fed. Appx. 121 (4th Cir. (N.C.) 2001)

Rich, Rich & Nance v. Carolina Const. Corp., 553 S.E.2d 683 (N.C. 2001)

Janney v. J.W. Jones Lumber Co., Inc., 550 S.E.2d 543 (N.C. App. 2001)

Rich, Rich & Nance v. Carolina Const. Corp., 548 S.E.2d 541 (N.C. App. 2001)

Hunter v. Perquimans County Bd. of Educ., 545 S.E.2d 424 (N.C. 2000)

Hunter v. Perquimans County Bd. of Educ., 533 S.E.2d 562 (N.C. App. 2000)

Saunders v. Edenton Ob/Gyn Center, 530 S.E.2d 62 (N.C. 2000)

Dowdy v. State of N.C. Dept. of Correction, 205 F.3d 1332 (4th Cir. (N.C.) 2000)

Saunders v. Edenton OB/GYN Center, 541 S.E.2d 717 (N.C. 1999)

Hamby v. Sherwinn Williams Co., 539 S.E.2d 284 (N.C. 1999)

Brinkley v. Pell Paper Box Co., Inc., 526 S.E.2d 173 (N.C. 1998)

Sawyer v. Apfel, 166 F.3d 1210 (4th Cir. (N.C.) 1998)

Williams v. Hunter, 511 S.E.2d 657 (N.C. 1998)

Goodman v. Apfel, 139 F.3d 889 (4th Cir. (N.C.) 1998)

Lloyd v. Jones, 500 S.E.2d 88 (N.C. 1998)

State v. Clark, 493 S.E.2d 652 (N.C. 1997)

State v. Clark, 493 S.E.2d 653 (N.C. 1997)

Glynn v. Pepcom Industries, Inc., 469 S.E.2d 588 (N.C. App. 1996)

Hughes v. Cole, 465 S.E.2d 820 (Va. 1996)

Miller v. Miller, 450 S.E.2d 15 (N.C. App. 1994)

Lister v. Hampton, 447 S.E.2d 394 (N.C. 1994)

Reber v. Booth, 435 S.E.2d 769 (N.C. 1993)

Brickhouse v. Brickhouse, 430 S.E.2d 446 (N.C. App. 1993)

Reber v. Booth, 429 S.E.2d 572 (N.C. 1993)

Standing v. Midgett, 850 F.Supp. 396 (E.D.N.C. 1993)

Reber v. Booth, 425 S.F.2d 450 (N.C. App. 1993)

Lilley v. Cape Hatteras Elec. Membership Corp., 960 F.2d 146 (4th Cir. (N.C.) 1992)

Brickhouse v. Brickhouse, 407 S.E.2d 607 (N.C. App. 1991)

Holling Ton v. Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC, KNOS 340.40; NOS 480 (E.D.N.C. 2007)

Mumkord, et al v. Apple Polishing, et al, KNOS 430.77.15 (C.A. 4 2007)

Mumford et al v. Apple Polishing System of Tidewater, Inc. et al, KNOS 430.77.15; NOS 385 (E.D.N.C. 2005)

Diaz v. Town of Kill Devil Hills, KNOS 110.25; NOS 442 (E.D.N.C. 2005)

Coote v. Beach Mortgage Co., et al, KNOS 110.25; NOS 442 (E.D.N.C. 2005)

Eure v. International Paper, KNOS 110.25; NOS 442 (E.D.N.C. 2005)

Norman v. Barnhart, KNOS 420.25; NOS 864 (E.D.N.C. 2005)

Mumford, et al v. Ford Pile Foundation, KNOS 430.77.10; NOS 380 (E.D.N.C. 2005)

Dungan, et al v. Resinall Corporation, KNOS 430.75.25; NOS 360 (E.D.N.C. 2005)

Jones v. Barnhart, KNOS 420.25; NOS 864 (E.D.N.C. 2005)

Burgess v. Barnhart, KNOS 420.25; NOS 864 (E.D.N.C. 2005)

McNair v. United States, KNOS 430.75.25; NOS 360 (E.D.N.C. 2004)

White v. US Dept. of Agricult, KNOS 220.05; NOS 610 (E.D.N.C. 2004)

McCaskill v. Barnhart, KNOS 420.25; NOS 864 (E.D.N.C. 2003)

Jones v. Barnhart, KNOS 420.25; NOS 864 (E.D.N.C. 2003)

Atkins, et al v. Mccombs, et al, KNOS 110.25, NOS 442 (E.D.N.C. 2002)

Agrlcrbdit Accept, v. Dickens, et al, KNOS 130.55; NOS 190 (E.D.N.C. 2002)

Berscak v. US Postal Service, KNOS 110.25 (C.A. 4 2001)

Welzant, et al v. Robb, et al, KNOS 430.67; NOS 340 (E.D.N.C. 2001)

Jarvis v. Massanari, KNOS 420.25; NOS 864 (E.D.N.C. 2001)

Dowdy v. McClease, et al, KNOS 430.75.25 (C.A. 4 2001)

Candle Factory, Inc., et al v. Oddity, Inc., KNOS 260.05; NOS 820 (E.D.N.C. 2001)

Wilkins v. US Postal Service, et al, KNOS 430.75.25; NOS 360 (E.D.N.C. 2000)

Schalck v. Massanari, KNOS 420.20; NOS 865 (E.D.N.C. 2000)

Copeland v. Cigna Group Ins., et al, KNOS 190.15; NOS 791 (E.D.N.C. 2000)

Vaught v. Apfel, et al, KNOS 420.25: NOS 864 (E.D.N.C. 2000)

Candle Factory, Inc., et al v. Trade Associates Gro., et al, KNOS 260.05; NOS 820 (E.D.N.C. 2000)

Billingsley-Hansen v. Duvic, et al, KNOS 430.67; NOS 340 (E.D.N.C. 2000)

Ballance v. Town of Edenton, et al, KNQS 110.45 (C.A. 4 1999)

Dowdy v. State of NC, et al, KNOS 430.75.25 (C.A. 4 1999)

Sawyer v. Apfel, Commissioner, KNOS 420.25 (C.A. 4 1998)

Dail v. Weyerhaeuser Company, KNOS 110.25; NOS 442 (E.D.N.C. 1997)

Dowdy v. McClease, et al, KNOS 430.75.25 (C.A. 4 1997)

Ballance v. Woodmen of the World, et al, KNOS 130.55; NOS 190 (E.D.N.C. 1997)

Goodman v. Apfel, Commissioner, KNOS 420.25 (C.A. 4 1997)


Workers Compensation, Lorman Educational Services, 2002

Banking and Law, College of the Albemarle

Honors and Awards

North Carolina Superlawyers, 2010 - 2012

Top 100 Trial Lawyers North Carolina, American Trial Lawyers Association, 2010 - 2012

Martindale-Hubbell BV Rated

Past Employment Positions

Twiford Law Firm, Partner, 1986 - 2004

Pro Bono Activities

Room at the Inn Homeless Shelter

Joyful Noise, Kitty Hawk Methodist Church Praise Band

Coach, OBX Baseball Club

Board Member, Community Care Clinic of Dare

Coach, OBX Storm Soccer

Staff-Parish Committee, Duck United Methodist Church

Sponsor, Imagination Library, Children and Youth Partnership for Dare County

Sponsor, Outer Banks Daredevils Baseball Team

Sponsor, OBX Youth Soccer Team

Sponsor, OBX Babe Ruth Baseball Team

Sponsor, Dare County Babe Ruth Baseball Team

Coach, OBX Youth Soccer Team

Assistant Coach, First Flight Middle School Soccer Team

Gateway Bank & Trust Advisory Board of Directors for Dare and Currituck County

Director, Outer Banks Babe Ruth Baseball, Inc.

President, Outer Banks Babe Ruth Baseball, Inc.

Chairman, Board of Trustees, Elizabeth City District, United Methodist Church

Trustee, United Methodist Church, North Carolina Annual Conference

Coach, Babe Ruth Baseball and OBX Riptides AAU Baseball

Coach, Dare County Parks and Recreation, Basketball and Soccer

Duck United Methodist Church Praise Band

Relay for Life Team Captain, "Quacking for a Cure", Duck United Methodist Church

Past Chairman, Administrative Council, Duck United Methodist Church

Past Youth Coordinator, Duck United Methodist Church

Past President, Elizabeth City Kiwanis Club

Former Instructor, Banking and Law, College of the Albemarle

Former Director, Boys and Girls Club

Former Director, SKILLS, Inc.


Theta Chi

Areas of Practice (10)

  • Workers Compensation
  • Social Security Disability
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation
  • Federal Workers Compensation
  • Workers Compensation Appeals
  • Premises Liability
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents and Injuries
  • Slip and Fall

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
866-840-1389  Phone
252-261-5477  Phone
252-599-6670  Cell Phone
866-535-0201  Fax
University Attended:
Hampden-Sydney College, B.A., Political Science; Honors: Golf Team; Honors: Theta Chi Fraternity, 1983
Law School Attended:
Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, J.D., Honors: Listed, Who's Who Among American Law Students; Honors: Moot Court Association, 1986
Year of First Admission:
1986, North Carolina; U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
North Carolina State Bar Workers Compensation Specialization Committee; North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ); National Organization of Social Security Claimant's Representatives (NOSSCR); Workers Compensation Trial Lawyers Association; NCATL Worker's Compensation Section; NCATL Disability Advocacy Section.
( Workers Compensation Law, North Carolina State Bar, 2000, Accredited Attorney, Department of Veteran's Affairs )
Hobbies & interests:
Running, playing drums, music, golf and US Constitution
Payment Information:
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

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Southern Shores, North Carolina

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