Stephen Baynard

Stephen Baynard: Attorney with Ennis, Baynard, Morton, Medlin & Brown P.A.


I have lived in Wrightsville Beach area since 1995 and have litigated 100's of Civil Superior Court cases to resolution all over Southeastern NC . My family and I are lucky to call the Cape Fear region our home.

President  5th Judicial District Bar 2005; Commissioner for the Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism 2008-11; Conference of Bar Presidents 2006-2012.  NCADA Chair Construction section 2011; Chair General Liability 2007; Chair Young Lawyers Committee 2001.

Phi Alpha Delta (Justice, 1993); Optimist Oratorical Competition (1979, silver; 1980, silver; 1981, gold); Student Bar Association (Vice-President 1993).

Areas of Practice (17)

  • General Liability Defense
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Federal Civil Practice
  • Construction Law
  • Insurance Defense
  • Civil Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Litigation
  • Defense Litigation
  • Federal Civil Litigation
  • Trial Practice
  • Negligence Defense
  • Negligence
  • Personal Injury
  • Torts
  • Toxic Torts

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
910-256-3992  Phone
910-256-3578  Fax
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1327, Wilmington, NC 28403
University Attended:
University of North Carolina, B.A., 1990
Law School Attended:
Campbell University School of Law, J.D., 1993
Year of First Admission:
1993, North Carolina
New Hanover County, North Carolina and American Bar Associations; North Carolina State Bar; North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys (Chair, Young Lawyers' Committee, 2003-05; Chair, General Liability Practice Group, 2007; Chair, Construction Law Practice Group, 2011); 5th Judicial District Bar (President, 2005); North Carolina Conference of Bar Presidents (Executive Committee, 2006—; Chair, 2009); Defense Research Institute; Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism (Member, 2007-2010, Judicial Response Committee, 2007—).
Reported Cases:
Robinson v. Leach, 514 S.E.2d 567 (1999); 350 N.C. 835, 539 S.E.2d 293, (1999); Moore v. Cincinnati Ins., 147 N.C.App. 761, 556 S.E.2d 682(2001); Wolfson v. Cox, 164 N.C.App. 601, 596 S.E.2d 473 (2004); Parker v. Willis, 606 S.E.2d 184, N.C. App., (2004); 359 N.C. 411, 612 S.E.2d 322, N.C., (2005); Smith v. Murrell, 605, S.E.2d 742, (2004); Hailey v. Terminix Co. of North Carolina, Inc., WL 1892559, 646 S.E.2d 443 (2007); Moore v Rhodes 190 N.C.App. 822, 662 S.E.2d 36 (2008); Hewett v. Weisser, 364 N.C. 129, 695 S.E.2d 759 (2009); Kelly v Shoaf 718 SE2d 423 (2011); Spooner v Clemmons, 718 SE2d 423 (2011), review denied 722 SE2d 788 (2012) Graham v Jenkins, 772 S.E.2d 874 (2015); Thompson v Evergreen Baptist Church 2016 WL 5030404 (2016)
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