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Kristen Beightol


Kristen Beightol

Kristen began practicing law in 2001. She has spent most of her career representing people across the nation who have been catastrophically injured due to the negligence of others. While the majority of her career has been focused in the area of medical malpractice, Kristen has experience in other areas of litigation, including personal injury, wrongful death, products liability, nursing home negligence, trucking accidents, premises liability, and insurance coverage.

Kristen has insight into both sides of a civil litigation practice. While she’s spent most of her career representing those who have been injured, she also has experience representing those accused of negligence. Kristen has represented insurance companies, businesses, and/or individual defendants in litigation, including, but not limited to, medical malpractice, nursing home, insurance coverage, and trucking litigation.

In addition to her experience in personal injury litigation, Kristen has represented governments across the nation in litigation against online travel companies. Specifically, she represented governments in litigation to recover unpaid taxes on hotel and rental car reservations.

Kristen is a member of and holds leadership roles in multiple legal organizations and serves as a Board Member and the Continuing Legal Education Chair of the Campbell Law School Alumni Board. With a degree in Journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she also writes articles for various legal publications.

Kristen is additionally an active member of White Memorial Presbyterian Church and a sustaining member of the Junior League of Raleigh. She has multiple roles at White Memorial Presbyterian Church, including as an Elder and Stephen Minister.


Kristen has achieved multiple awards throughout her career. In 2020, she was selected for inclusion in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for Litigation – Insurance, Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs, and Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, North Carolina Super Lawyers, Business North Carolina magazine’s Legal Elite for the category of Litigation and the Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent™ Judicial Award.

Notable Cases

Since beginning her practice in 2001, Kristen has successfully obtained recoveries for her clients through settlements and verdicts. The majority of the recoveries Kristen has obtained for her clients have been in the several hundred thousand to multi-million dollar range, including multiple recoveries listed in North Carolina Lawyer’s Weekly’s Top Verdicts & Settlements.

Kristen graduated with Highest Honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of the Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication. She obtained her law degree from Campbell Law School in 2001.

Case Results

  • $ 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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