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Edwards Kirby, LLP Leaders in Personal Injury

“Legendary” USA Today
“Exceptionally Talented” NY Times

Raleigh Personal Injury Lawyers

Serving All of North Carolina

Edwards Kirby is led by two of the most well-known and acclaimed litigators in America, former U.S. Senator John Edwards, and David Kirby. Both are considered among the top 100 plaintiffs’ attorneys in the country. They have spent the past 25 years fighting for justice on behalf of the injured, defenseless, and voiceless inside and outside of this great nation’s courtrooms.

If you have been seriously injured in a truck accident or other type of traffic accident, have lost a loved one due to another’s negligence, or have a child who has suffered a birth injury, we are here to help you. We handle a wide range of practice areas involving catastrophic personal injuries, wrongful death, employment law, eminent domain, and civil rights issues across North Carolina.

It takes a powerful firm to stand up against large insurance companies even with all the resources. Edwards Kirby is that firm. Our Raleigh personal injury attorneys have fought for our clients against the most challenging opponents, setting state records for the largest personal injury verdict, largest personal injury settlement, largest medical malpractice verdict, and the national record for the largest workplace violence verdict.

We only accept a small number of very serious cases. That allows us to give personal attention to each of our clients, and to apply the full force of our resources and skill to every case. Personal attention and client service are at the forefront of our concerns, as we know how important a caring approach can be during difficult times. We are here to help and support you.

Call us today at (919) 335-7005 to speak with a member of our team for your free consultation.
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  • “Thank you for your work, your knowledge, and your professionalism!” - J. L.
  • “Got me the maximum payout I could have received through the person at fault's insurance.” - V
  • “I immediately knew they were the right people to represent us.”
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Record Setting Verdicts

  • $ 30,900,000 5-year-old girl trapped in defective pool drain and severely injured.
  • $ 23,300,000 Brain injuries suffered at birth, including cerebral palsy and spastic quadriplegia.
  • $ 15,000,000 Baby suffered severe brain injury after a nurse failed to properly replace her breathing tube.
  • $ 13,000,000 Infant suffered brain damage when EMS failed to adjust dislodged oxygen tube.
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  • Inner Circle of Advocates
    This is a rare and exclusive legal honor limited to the top 100 attorneys in the US, and we are proud to have John Edwards and David Kirby included.
  • Best Lawyers In America
    Four Edwards Kirby Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America.
  • U.S. News Best Law Firm
    We are proud to be included in this prestigious list of law firms, selected for both quality of practice and extent of legal experience and skill.
  • SuperLawyers
    This rating service honors attorneys who have achieved a high level of professional achievement and peer recognition. Selected attorneys are included in Super Lawyers® magazine’s list.
  • AV Preeminent
    This highly prestigious honor is reserved for attorneys who are nominated by both clients and peers in a range of categories, including Quality of Service, Legal Experience, and more.
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
    This prestigious organization aims to continuously build upon a foundation of legal ethics and high technical standards for civil trial attorneys. We are proud to have membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates.
  • Legal Elite
    This honor, awarded by Business North Carolina magazine, recognizes the state’s top business and employment lawyers, as selected by their peers in a statewide ballot.
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
    Fellowship in the American College of Trial Lawyers is extended only to the top 1% of attorneys in a given state or providence. Our firm is proud to have members of this prestigious North American organization.
  • International Society of Barristers
    The International Society of Barristers aims to encourage fellowship, ethics, and advocacy excellence. We are proud to have attorneys who are Fellows of the Society, committed to the highest level of integrity and civility.
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100
    Attorney John Edwards has been included in this invitation only group of the premier trial lawyers in each state.
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40
    Attorneys Cate Edwards, Winston Kirby and Mary Kathryn Kurth were named "Top 40 Under 40" by the National Trial Lawyers.
  • Lawyers of Distinction
    Attorney Cate Edwards has been selected for this prestigious award after undergoing a stringent evaluation process based on peer recognition, past results, and reputation. Only the top 10% of attorneys in each state are selected to the final list.
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Our Firm’s History

Edwards Kirby was founded in 1993 by best friends David Kirby and John Edwards, who had been leading lawyers in their own respective firms. Since Edwards Kirby’s beginnings, it has taken up the cause of regular people faced with injustice, concentrating its practice on those who have suffered serious injury or wrongs through another’s negligence or misconduct. Our lawyers have won hard-fought victories in state and federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court, and have been repeatedly recognized by their peers as being among the best lawyers in the country. For those seeking a proven advocate, we believe there is no better counsel than the nationally-acclaimed team at Edwards Kirby.

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