Thomas Kilpatrick

is a Lawyer in Raleigh, NC

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Peer Rating  5/5.0 AV®Preeminent

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Areas of Law


  • Civil litigation of a wide variety of business disputes
  • Trust & Will contests
  • Real estate litigation & Condemnation
  • Executive compensation disputes
  • Personal injury & wrongful death

Contact Information

Currently Employed At Kilpatrick Law Group, PLLC
3737 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 100
Raleigh, NC 27612

Overall Peer Rating

5 out of 5

  • Meets Very High Criteria of General Ethical Standards
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Experience & Credentials

Admission DetailsNorth Carolina, 1996
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina
EducationUniversity of North Carolina, J.D., with honors, Charles E. Merrill Fellowship, 1996 Holderness Moot Court, Dean's list

University of North Carolina, B.S., with honors and with distinction, 1993 Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Gamma Sigma, Dean's list
Additional Bio DetailsThomas C. Kilpatrick and Samantha Kilpatrick opened Kilpatrick Law Group, PLLC in June of 2012. Kilpatrick Law Group's main phone is 919.871.0274.

Prior to opening Kilpatrick Law Group, Thomas C. Kilpatrick was a partner at Manning Fulton & Skinner, PA and the practice group leader of Manning Fulton's litigation section.

He regularly appears in North Carolina’s state and federal courts, and has litigated or arbitrated cases nationally and internationally.

Tom is “AV” rated in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. He has also been recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers as a Rising Star for 2011, 2010, and 2009. He has also been named to the "Legal Elite" for Civil Litigation by Business North Carolina magazine.

Tom’s experience litigating a wide range of business and personal claims helps him avoid costly learning curves and delays. He has represented clients in a variety of business disputes including commercial real-estate and development, executive compensation, franchising, construction, insurance coverage, fraud, self-dealing, and many other issues. He also assists individuals in matters such as condemnation, employment, trust and will contests, personal injury, and wrongful death.

Tom listens to his clients and helps them make smart decisions to resolve their problems as economically as possible. He is well prepared for his cases and enjoys litigating in the courtroom, but understands that litigation is often not the best option. Being able to compellingly and artfully litigate a case helps Tom to negotiate and mediate cases for our clients.

His clients have also benefited from Tom’s pro-active approach to avoiding disputes before they become litigation cases. He helps several of our clients by providing legal advice and guidance on day-to-day issues such as contracts, collections, insurance, and employment matters. In the context of pre-litigation counseling, there is much truth in the old adage: “an ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure.”

Tom is a Certified Mediator for North Carolina Superior Court Civil Actions.

Tom currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Wake County Bar Association