Darren Dawson

Dawson & Albritton, P.A.
204 East Arlington Blvd
Suite M
Greenville, NC 27858
252-558-0091
www.dawsonalbritton.com


Darren M. Dawson represents clients with injuries suffered as a result of medical and dental malpractice, personal injury, and motor vehicle accidents. He has appeared on behalf of clients in the North Carolina Superior and District Courts as well as the North Carolina Court of Appeals.

As a student at the Campbell University School of Law, Mr. Dawson represented his peers as a member of the National Trial and National Evidence Moot Court teams, and was a recipient of the Order of the Barristers' Advocacy Award.

Mr. Dawson began his legal career in Greenville, North Carolina in 1992 as a litigation attorney. In 1998, he joined a personal injury firm where he litigated automobile accident and medical malpractice claims. He has negotiated settlements for clients ranging from minor traffic accidents to multi-million dollar catastrophic injuries, and brings a well-rounded and diverse legal background to the firm. As a senior attorney, he has managed and negotiated cases involving wrongful deaths and brain injuries, as well as actions for spectator injuries suffered at major sporting events. Past cases include representation of plaintiffs injured in a 2000 bridge collapse at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the In Re: Pedestrian Walkway Failure litigation, one of the largest mass disaster cases in North Carolina history, and representation of children against the Medicaid Dental Center for unnecessary and excessive dental treatment in cases which received national media coverage.

Mr. Dawson has been given a BV Martindale Hubbell peer review rating. This rating attests to a lawyer's legal ability and professional ethics, and reflects the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and Judiciary. BV rating indicates an exemplary reputation and a high professional standing. His legal abilities have been judged to be "high to very high" by his peers, and he has a "very high" adherence to professional standards of ethics, reliability and diligence.

Areas of Practice

       
  • Personal Injury
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  • Medical Malpractice
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  • Automobile Accidents
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  • Wrongful Death
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  • Business Litigation
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  • Real Estate Transactions

Litigation Percentage

       
  • 70% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

       
  • North Carolina, 1992
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  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina, 1997
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  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina, 2003
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  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina, 2003
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  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2006

Education

       
  • Campbell University School of Law, Raleigh, North Carolina
         
    • J. D. - 1992

         
    • Honors: Order of Barristers

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  • Campbell University, Buies Creek, North Carolina
         
    • B. A. - 1989

         
    • Honors: Dean's List, Eric Brodin Academic Award

         
    • Major: Government

Honors and Awards

       
  • National Trial Team, 1992
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  • National Evidence Moot Court Team, 1992
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  • Jerome Prince Invitational Evidence Moot Court Team, 1992
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  • Recipient, Order of the Barristers' Advocacy Award, 1992
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  • Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities, 1989, 1992

Professional Associations and Memberships

       
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Member
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  • North Carolina Bar Association, Member
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  • Pitt County Bar Association, Member
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  • Campbell Law Observer, Former Case Writer
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  • Consumer Products Regulation Committee of the American Bar Association, Former Liaison
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  • Wade Edwards High School Mock Trial Competition, Former NC Regional Coordinator
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  • North Carolina High School Athletic Association, Soccer Referee Booking Agent
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  • Travel Team and Former High School Soccer Coach
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  • Pitt-Greenville Soccer Association, Former President
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  • Rotary Club, Former Member

Past Employment Positions

       
  • Everett, Everett, Warren & Harper, Attorney, 1992 - 1994
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  • Mattox, Davis, Barnhill & Dawson, Partner, 1994 - 1998
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  • The Blount Law Firm, Attorney, 1998 - 2006

Pro Bono Activities

       
  • Pitt-Greenville Soccer Association - Legal Counsel, 1994 - Present
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  • Eastern North Carolina Center for Independent Living - Attorney Advisor, 2008 - 2009