Supreme Court Affirms Defense Verdict

Mr. Gruman recently received a favorable decision issued by the North Carolina Supreme Court in a case he successfully defended at trial in Wake County District Court. At trial, the jury found that the Plaintiff was not entitled to recover any of the damages she sought because they found her to be contributorily negligent. The … Continued


Michael Gruman Named Partner

Yates, McLamb & Weyher, L.L.P., is pleased to announce that Michael C. Gruman has been named a partner in the firm. Michael Gruman began practicing with the firm after being admitted to the North Carolina Bar in 2005. Since that time, Mr.Gruman’s practice has been concentrated in a broad range of matters including premises liability, … Continued



Fourth Circuit Affirms Summary Judgment Ruling in Favor of Debt Collector

The Fourth Circuit recently affirmed a summary judgment ruling obtained by Sean Partrick, Jennie Maldonado, and Allison Becker in a case where Plaintiffs alleged violations of the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA) and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).  Plaintiffs claimed that Defendant tried to collect a debt that did not belong to Plaintiffs. … Continued


Partner David Fothergill Obtains Dismissal in Franchise Case

David Fothergill recently won a motion to dismiss on behalf of a nationally recognized franchisor where Plaintiffs asserted claims of direct negligence and vicarious liability against the franchisor, as well as claims for unfair and deceptive trade practices and punitive damages.  Although the franchise agreement was not attached to the Complaint, Mr. Fothergill convinced the … Continued


Two Partners Admitted to Virginia Bar

The firm of Yates, McLamb & Weyher, LLP is pleased to announce that two of its partners, John Minier and Erin Young, have been admitted to practice law in the state of Virginia.  Mr. Miner has practiced law for twenty-five years.  After practicing briefly in New York, he passed the North Carolina Bar exam in 1990 and … Continued


Five Partners Named Best Lawyers® in the U.S. News and World Report

Founding partner Dan McLamb is named 2014 Lawyer of the Year for Raleigh in the category “Professional Malpractice Law – Defendant” by Best Lawyers® and U.S. News & World Report. He has been included in the list of Best Lawyers® for the past 18 consecutive years.  McLamb and four other partners were named Best Lawyers® in the U.S. … Continued


Dan McLamb Named Professional Malpractice Lawyer of the Year for Raleigh

Dan McLamb Named Professional Malpractice Lawyer of the Year for Raleigh Founding partner Dan McLamb is named 2014 Lawyer of the Year for Raleigh in the category “Professional Malpractice Law – Defendant” by Best Lawyers® and U.S. News & World Report. He has been included in the list of Best Lawyers® for the past 18 … Continued


Partner Ryan Shuirman Advises on Defending Against Radiology Misreads

Claims associated with radiology errors typically lead to claims that the film was mis-read, or allegations that the results were not adequately communicated to the ordering physician. These types of cases are more defensible if the radiologist documents his or her finding in the radiology report. Mr. Shuirman’s insights are included in two articles appearing … Continued


John Minier and Maria Wood Win Defense Verdict

On August 19, 2013, John Minier and Maria Wood obtained a defense verdict in a medical malpractice trial against a general surgeon. Plaintiff, a 65-year-old diabetic who had suffered broken ribs and a leg laceration in a motor vehicle accident, alleged that her treating surgeon failed to prescribe up-front antibiotics and failed to timely diagnose … Continued


Bo Thompson Participates in Public Service Announcement

Bo recently appeared in a 2013 remake of a 2003 Public Service Announcement produced by the Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism for use at various CJCP presentations. Bo stepped into the role of a trial lawyer navigating the Rules of Professional Conduct with opposing counsel, the bench, clients, and law firm staff. Bo is in … Continued


Lori Meyerhoffer and Susan Fountain Re-appointed as Medico-Legal Liaisons

Attorneys Lori Meyerhoffer and Susan Fountain recently accepted re-appointment to the Medico-Legal Liaison Committee of the North Carolina Bar Association. The Medico-Legal Liaison Committee is responsible for the periodic review of and revising the Medico-Legal Guidelines and for promoting the understanding and cooperation between the bar and the medical profession. This is Meyerhoffer’s third term … Continued


Brian Williams Appointed to Serve on Board of Directors of NCADA

At the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorney’s 2013 annual convention in Hilton Head, SC, Williams was appointed to serve as a member of the Board of Directors. Williams will serve a three year term that expires in 2016. Williams also just completed service as Vice Chair of the NCADA’s Construction Practice Group and now … Continued


Bo Thompson Presents to Wake County Summer Interns on Behalf of WCBA

Bo recently spoke to a group of approximately 100 Wake County legal interns as part of the Wake County Bar Association’s annual Summer Clerk Orientation program. The focus of Bo’s presentation consisted of practical advice to interns regarding the use of social media by lawyers and law firm staff.


Allison Becker Discusses Supreme Court’s Ruling in Stern v. Marshall

“The Impact of Stern v. Marshall on Fraudulent Conveyance and Preference Actions,” by Allison Becker, appears in the May-June issue of Construction Accounting and Taxation. The article addresses the split in judicial authority, since the Supreme Court’s ruling in Stern v. Marshall, on the issue of whether bankruptcy courts have the constitutional authority to enter … Continued


Federal District Court Upholds Dismissal

Dan McLamb and Kathrine Fisher defended an adversary proceeding filed in the United States Bankruptcy Court and obtained judgment on the pleadings and an order dismissing the claims of abuse of process, infliction of emotional distress, and fraud against their client by the Honorable J. Rich Leonard, United States Bankruptcy Judge. The plaintiff appealed and … Continued



Rod Pettey and David Fothergill Obtain Summary Judgment in Premises Security Case

Yates, McLamb & Weyher, L.L.P. attorneys Rodney E. Pettey and David M. Fothergill recently obtained summary judgment in a negligence action whereby the plaintiff, who was shot by an unknown assailant at an industrial facility, alleged that the defendant who owned the facility failed to provide proper security measures to prevent his shooting. The plaintiff’s … Continued


Chambers USA Lists Dan McLamb as a Top Litigator in Healthcare in North Carolina

Yates, McLamb & Weyher, L.L.P., a Raleigh, North Carolina-based litigation firm, announces today that founding partner Dan McLamb continues his Band 1 ranking by Chambers and Partners U.S.A. for 2013. Mr. McLamb received Band 1 recognition in the category “Litigation: Healthcare and Medical Malpractice” for North Carolina. He first earned this honor in 2007. In addition … Continued


Kelly Brewer and Susan Fountain Join NC ASHRM

Attorneys Kelly Brewer and Susan Fountain have joined the North Carolina chapter of the American Society of Healthcare Risk Management. The association promotes effective and innovative risk management strategies for leading healthcare organizations and government agencies.


John Honeycutt Quoted by the Triangle Business Journal

With the release of workplace fatality statistics by the North Carolina Department of Labor, the Triangle Business Journal interviewed YMW partner John Honeycutt on what is contributing to a decline in numbers. Click here to read the article. Honeycutt frequently defends employers and industry in workplace and jobsite injury and accident litigation, including wrongful death … Continued



Jennie Maldonado and David Fothergill Successfully Defend Appeal

Williams v. CW Peters, LLC, 741 S.E.2d 512 (2013) (Unpublished) Williams’ (“Plaintiff”) vehicle was towed by CW Peters. Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, Plaintiff believed that CW Peters’ towing of his vehicle was unauthorized. As a result of this tenuous belief, Plaintiff alleged claims against CW Peters for conversion, unfair and deceptive trade practices, … Continued


Bonnie Weyher Presents at NC AOC Training Program

Founding partner Bonnie Weyher is serving as a presenter for the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts training program titled “Practical Skills for New Prosecutors.” Weyher will provide an overview of the North Carolina State Bar as part of her continuing leadership role in the legal community in the position of past president of … Continued