David A. Rhoades has been handling matters in the Workers’ Compensation Practice Group for employers and workers’ compensation carriers since 1989 in the Raleigh office of Cranfill Sumner LLP. David received his B.A. in Economics and Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1985 and received his JD/MBA degree from Wake Forest University School of Law and Wake Forest Babcock Graduate School of Management in 1989. He has extensive experience at all levels of workers’ compensation litigation, including mediations, hearings, full commission oral arguments as well as appeals before both the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court and with cases involving injury by accident claims, occupational disease claims, chemical exposure, return to work/vocational issues, medical treatment issues, psychological/psychiatric issues, total disability claims and death claims. Some of David’s clients include trucking companies, manufacturers, builders, hospitals, medical providers, restaurants, retail stores and their workers’ compensation carriers.
David is a Certified Superior Court Mediator.
David maintains an AV Preeminent rating with Martindale Hubbell, a prestigious peer review rating that recognizes attorneys who have reached high levels of skill and integrity, and has been listed in the publication The Best Lawyers in America® since 2013. David has presented on a wide variety of workers’ compensation topics to employers and carriers of all sizes.
David has been married to wife Mary Beth since 1990, and together they have two children, Sarah Ann and Harrison.
ARTICLES, PRESENTATIONS, AND PUBLICATIONS
- 2021 Workers’ Compensation Defense Institute (WCDI) Webinar, Presentation “Tips from the Trenches.”
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