Partner John Minier Featured in Attorney At Law Magazine

Yates, McLamb & Weyher, L.L.P. Partner and ’88 Duke Law graduate John Minier was featured in the latest issue of Attorney At Law Magazine. The article focuses on his devotion to healthcare providers, highlighting his unique ability to explain complicated medical processes to jurors in a simplistic fashion. To view the article, click here.   … Continued

Ryan Shuirman Agrees to Serve as Ethics Committee Chair for the NCADA

YMW is proud to announce that partner Ryan Shuirman will serve his first term as Chair of the Ethics Committee for the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys (NCADA).   About NCADA: NCADA is a statewide professional association of nearly 1000 attorneys and paralegals who devote a majority of their time representing the interests of … Continued

John Minier and Rod Pettey Honored as America’s Top 100 Attorneys

YMW attorneys John Minier and Rodney Pettey were recently selected as “America’s Top 100 Attorneys”. The Honor of Membership Membership in America’s Top 100 Attorneys is limited to the top 100 attorneys from each state in each category of practice who best exhibit excellence and the highest ethical standards in their respective professions.  Accordingly, in … Continued

Ryan Shuirman and Dan McLamb Successfully Defend Neurosurgeon at Trial

Ryan Shuirman and Dan McLamb successfully defended a state-employed neurosurgeon in a medical malpractice trial in the North Carolina Industrial Commission.  The plaintiff had been treated by the neurosurgeon in the distant past for a cerebral AVM after which residual AVM remained.  Fifteen years later, the plaintiff was again seen by the neurosurgeon following an … Continued

John Honeycutt Gets No Negligence Defense Verdict

Personal injury defense attorney John Honeycutt received a favorable defense verdict in a negligence case. Plaintiff, a truck driver in his 50’s, sought to recover for a lower leg fracture he suffered in a collision on the interstate. Plaintiff’s vehicle overturned in the crash. Plaintiff alleged that defendant had rear-ended him in the left lane … Continued

Dan McLamb and Ryan Shuirman Successfully Defend General Surgeon

Dan McLamb and Ryan Shuirman successfully defended a general surgeon during a nearly two week medical malpractice trial.  The plaintiff was a woman in her mid-40s who had acute gall bladder disease and was admitted to the hospital by the defendant surgeon for a laparoscopic gall bladder removal procedure.  The plaintiff’s ductal anatomy caused the … Continued

YMW Founders Top N.C. Super Lawyers List

  Yates, McLamb & Weyher, L.L.P., a Raleigh, North Carolina-based litigation firm, announces today that seven YMW partners have been honored by North Carolina Super Lawyers.  For an eleventh consecutive year, founding partner Dan McLamb has been honored on “North Carolina Super Lawyers Top 100” list. In addition, founding partner Bonnie Weyher was named to … Continued

YMW Welcomes Christopher J. Skinner to the Firm

Yates, McLamb & Weyher LLP is pleased to welcome Christopher J. Skinner, Of-Counsel, to the firm. Christopher J. Skinner is a trial attorney who regularly represents businesses, individuals, insurance companies and their insureds in a variety of civil litigation matters. Chris has defended numerous cases to a verdict, and regularly appears on behalf of his … Continued

Mindi L. Schulze Named Partner

Yates, McLamb & Weyher, L.L.P., is pleased to announce that Mindi L. Schulze has been named a partner in the firm. Ms. Schulze joined Yates, McLamb & Weyher, L.L.P. in 2010. Since that time she has successfully defended physicians in all aspects of medical malpractice and nursing home liability. Ms. Schulze also has extensive experience … Continued

YMW Welcomes Three Lawyers to the Firm

Yates, McLamb & Weyher, L.L.P., a Raleigh, North Carolina-based litigation firm, announces today that Justin M. Osborn, Denaa J. Griffin and Alex L. Couch have joined the firm. Justin M. Osborn practices in the areas of construction defects, professional malpractice, bar/restaurant liability, commercial disputes, fraternity hazing, catastrophic injury, class actions, products liability, and trucking and … Continued

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