Mr. David M. Fothergill

Attorney in Raleigh, NC
David M. Fothergill has been in practice since 2003, and is a partner with the firm. He represents businesses, individuals, and insurance companies in complex litigation matters involving commercial disputes, products liability, intellectual property, catastrophic injury, toxic torts, property damage, construction defects, trucking and transportation, premises liability, inadequate security, licensing matters, breach of contract claims, and professional malpractice. Mr. Fothergill also regularly advises business on the legal implications of commercial contracts, warranties, leases, licenses, service agreements, employment agreements, and insurance agreements.

Mr. Fothergill is experienced in all aspects of litigation and appellate practice, and has tried cases throughout North Carolina. He is also versed in arbitration, handling commercial disputes pursuant to American Arbitration Association rules and procedures, as well as arbitrations involving uninsured/underinsured motorist insurance coverage. Mr. Fothergill negotiates and drafts commercial contracts and settlement agreements for a wide array of matters; and consults with his clients regarding non-litigation commercial matters, including contract and warranty compliance.

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Areas of Law

  • Insurance Defense Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Automobile Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Copyright Litigation
  • Civil Appeals
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Toxic Torts


Peer Rating


Overall Peer Rating

in Litigation, Insurance and Personal Injury
4.7 out of 5.0

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  • Meets very high criteria of general ethical standards
Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 09/03/13
5.0 out of 5.0
Mr. Fothergill was on the opposing side of a case of mine within the past year. He is an excellent litigator and a pleasure to work with.
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Posted by a Corporate Counsel on 08/26/13
5.0 out of 5.0
David is diligent, extremely competent and a pleasure to work with.
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Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 08/26/13
4.8 out of 5.0
David Fothergill is extemely intelligent and an excellent trial attorney. I would recommend for any type of civil litigation.
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Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 08/23/13
3.2 out of 5.0
very capable young trial attorney
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Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 08/23/13
5.0 out of 5.0
Just was involved in a case with Mr. Fothergill and he provided great assistance to his client (who appeared not to know the benefit of what they received) resulting in substantial savings to the client in settlement costs.
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Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 08/23/13
5.0 out of 5.0
I have worked with Mr. Fothgergill on several matters and have found him to be an excellent attorney. Highly dedicated and always creative and client-focused.
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Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 08/23/13
5.0 out of 5.0
Very intelligent, and a practical attorney. David does an excellent job managing a case into the best position for his client. He is not going to fight about unimportant distractions, and is going to be tough where it counts.
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Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 08/23/13
5.0 out of 5.0
In my dealings with David he is always highly prepared and aggressively represents his clients.
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Experience & Credentials



Admission Details

Admitted in 2003, North Carolina

Law School Attended

Wake Forest University
Class of 2003

University Attended

University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Class of 2000
with honors

Associations & Memberships

•North Carolina (2003)
•United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts
•United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
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Office Information
Mr. David M. Fothergill
One Bank of America Plaza 421 Fayetteville Street, Suite 1200, P.O. Box 2889,
Raleigh, NC 27601


Yates, McLamb & Weyher, L.L.P. (Raleigh, North Carolina)

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