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David E. Vtipil bio
Awards & Memberships

David E. Vtipil was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 21st Edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the field of Workers’ Compensation Law. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. He has received an AV rating by Martindale Hubbell and his peers – a rating given to Lawyers who achieve the highest level of professional excellence as judged by his peers. The Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group also selected David Vtipil as one of the nation’s Top 100 Injured Workers’ Attorneys.

Personal Success

Representative Sample of Cases Successfully Resolved

Represented clients in Fen-Phen litigation that involved diets pills that caused heart problems.

Resolved claims for clients who took Zyprexa medication which caused clients to develop diabetes.

Represented a family in a wrongful death action that involved the drowning of their young son at a summer camp without adequate life guard staffing.

Represented a family in a wrongful death action that involved the grandmother’s death as she walked down a sidewalk and was struck by a drunk driver.

Represented a spouse in a wrongful death action that involved the death of his wife in disputed auto accident.

Represented a family of an infant in a wrongful death action where there was inadequate care at pre-school nursery.

Represented the estates of a mother and son killed in an auto accident where the driver kidnapped them and eluded the police.

Represented a family in a wrongful death action involving the death of their son in a fire at a rental property without adequate smoke detectors and alarms.

Represented an injured worker who was wrongfully denied his compensation benefits including his need for back surgery.

Represented an injured worker who was denied neck surgery and successfully fought to require the insurance company to pay for it.

Biography

David E. Vtipil was born on November 5, 1966 in Hopewell, Virginia. He grew up in rural Virginia where his father worked for Allied Chemical and his mother worked as a magistrate. As a child, he would often go the courthouse where his mother worked and watch legal proceedings. It was through this experience that he developed his interest in the law.

He attended college at Wake Forest University where he graduated in 1989 cum laude with Honors in History. He spent a year working at a law firm in Virginia before making his final decision to attend law school. He met his wife on the first day of classes at Campbell Law School and they were married a year later in 1991. While at Campbell, he was awarded the Olde Kivett Trial Advocacy Award.

Upon graduating in 1993, David began practicing as a plaintiff’s lawyer representing persons injured as the result of someone else’s negligence.

His first job was working with Chip Younce. Together, they have forged a law firm based on top notch service to their clients. David focuses his practice on auto accidents, social security disability claims, and workers’ compensation claims. He is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, Wake County Bar Association, and the North Carolina Advocates for Justice. Martindale-Hubbell, a prestigious legal publisher, rated David “high to very high” on legal ability and “very high” in ethical standards.

David Vtipil has also completed training to become a Certified Superior Court Mediator by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission. Mediators help parties resolve their disputes constructively while reducing the costs and uncertainties of litigation. Mediations are informal proceedings designed to help parties discuss and settle their disputes without going to trial. The mediator acts as a neutral party to facilitate discussions of the conflict, to explore options for settlement, and if the discussions are successful, to agree on settlement terms.

 

David Answers Common legal Questions

Education

  • Wake Forest University, B.A.
  • Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, J.D.

Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale Hubbell, 2012-2016

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina

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Awards & Memberships