Mr. David M. Fothergill (Raleigh, North Carolina)
Mr. David M. Fothergill (Raleigh, North Carolina)

Mr. David M. Fothergill

Licensed for 13 years

Practice Area: Commercial Litigation, Business Litigation, Personal Injury 15 more areas of practice + 15 more

Awards
AV Preeminent

Mr. David M. Fothergill

Serving Raleigh, NC view address

Partner at firm Yates, McLamb & Weyher, L.L.P.

Serving Raleigh, NC view address

Awards AV Preeminent

About Mr. David M. Fothergill

Partner David Fothergill represents businesses, professionals and insurance companies in all aspects of complex civil litigation.

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, l...

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Partner David Fothergill represents businesses, professionals and insurance companies in all aspects of complex civil litigation.

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

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Long Term Care
  • Health Care Licensing
  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Civil Litigation
  • Construction Liability
  • Toxic Torts
  • Appellate Practice
  • Automobile Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Copyright Litigation
  • Civil Appeals
  • Premises Liability

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Peer Reviews

  • 4.7/5.0 13 reviews
  • AV Preeminent
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.8/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.8/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.7/5.0
  • Communication

    4.8/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.7/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 by a Principal on 09/03/13 in Litigation

    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. Read more

    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.

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Legal Experience

      5.0/5.0

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Principal on 09/03/13 in Civil Litigation

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Legal Experience

      5.0/5.0

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 09/02/13 in General Practice

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Legal Experience

      5.0/5.0

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a General Counsel on 08/26/13 in Insurance Coverage Defense

    David is diligent, extremely competent and a pleasure to work with. Read more

    David is diligent, extremely competent and a pleasure to work with.

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Legal Experience

      5.0/5.0

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 08/26/13 in Civil Litigation

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 08/23/13 in Litigation

    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 s... Read more

    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.

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Legal Experience

      5.0/5.0

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Other Law Firm Position on 08/23/13 in General Liability Defense

    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. Read more

    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.

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Legal Experience

      5.0/5.0

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Associate on 08/23/13 in Civil Litigation

    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 unimportan... Read more

    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.

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Legal Experience

      5.0/5.0

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 08/23/13 in Personal Injury Defense

    In my dealings with David he is always highly prepared and aggressively represents his clients. Read more

    In my dealings with David he is always highly prepared and aggressively represents his clients.

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Legal Experience

      5.0/5.0

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  • 4.8/5.0 by a Partner on 08/26/13 in Civil Litigation

    David Fothergill is extemely intelligent and an excellent trial attorney. I would recommend for any type of civil litigation. Read more

    David Fothergill is extemely intelligent and an excellent trial attorney. I would recommend for any type of civil litigation.

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      4.0/5.0
    • Legal Experience

      5.0/5.0

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      Credentials

      Position
      Partner
      Admission Details
      Admitted in 2003, North Carolina
      Law School Attended
      Wake Forest University
      Class of 2003
      J.D.
      University Attended
      University of North Carolina at Wilmington
      Class of 2000
      B.A.
      with honors
      Associations & Memberships
      North Carolina State Bar
      North Carolina Bar Association
      North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
      Wake County Bar Association
      Defense Research Institute
      Claims & Litigation Management Alliance.