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George Francisco
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
phone (336) 722-5088
fax (336) 722-5118
email Email Me

George Francisco is:

  • Listed as a North Carolina Super Lawyer in Personal Injury- 2006, 2010-2013
  • Listed in Marquis Who’s Who in American law- 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001

George Francisco is Board Certified by the:

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy in Civil Trial Advocacy
  • North Carolina State Bar in Workers’ Compensation Law

Certification in these two specialties qualifies George Francisco to handle both:

  • Personal injury and
  • Workers’ compensation cases, as well as
  • Complex catastrophic/serious injury cases involving both personal injury and
  • Workers’ compensation

George Francisco has specialized knowledge and experience in complex medical/legal questions.

  • Bachelors Degree in Biology/Chemistry
  • Litigated and settled more than two thousand of cases involving legal/medical/scientific issues

George Francisco has:

  • More than twenty-five years of trial experience
  • Personally represented more than 2000 individuals for their injury claims
  • Tried to final verdict as lead counsel more than 100 personal injury and workers’ compensation cases
  • Taken the testimony of hundreds of physicians and other expert witnesses
  • Extensive experience in personal injury and workers’ compensation cases before the Supreme Court of North Carolina and the North Carolina Court of Appeals
  • Only represents individual and small business plaintiffs
  • Formerly presented insurance companies and large corporations so he has extensive knowledge regarding their trial and settlement tactics

Areas of Practice:
Personal Injury
Wrongful Death
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Truck Accidents
Motorcycle Accidents
Construction Accidents
Workers Compensation
Victims of Drunk Drivers
Defective Products
Brain Injury
Spinal Injury
Burn Injuries
Failure to Pay Insurance claims/Insurance Fraud
Insurance Bad Faith Claims
Stock Brokers/Investment Fraud & Losses
Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices

Litigation Percentage:
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:
North Carolina, 1983
U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina, 1987
U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina, 1987

Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, J.D. 1982

Recipient “Commendation by the International Academy of Trial Lawyers for Distinguished Achievement in Advocacy

Appalachian State University, 1976 B.A. Major: Biology/Chemistry

Duke University

Securities training at Dean Witter Reynolds (now Morgan Stanley Dean Witter);  General Securities Examination-Series 7; Uniform State Licensing Examination- Series 63 and North Carolina Insurance Examination; Former Representative- New York Stock Exchange;  Morningstar Investor Education

Securities arbitrator training- American Arbitration Association

Commercial arbitrator training- American Arbitration Association

Continuing Legal Education
More than 200 hours of Continuing Legal Education credits related to civil litigation completed in the last ten years

George Francisco 
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

phone (336) 722-5088
fax (336) 722-5118
email Email Me
Areas of Practice:

Personal InjuryWrongful DeathMotor Vehicle AccidentsTruck AccidentsMotorcycle AccidentsConstruction AccidentsWorkers CompensationVictims of Drunk DriversDefective ProductsBrain InjurySpinal InjuryBurn InjuriesFailure to Pay Insurance claims/Insurance FraudInsurance Bad Faith ClaimsStock Brokers/Investment Fraud & LossesUnfair and Deceptive Trade Practices

Litigation Percentage:

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Representative Appellate Cases:

Arce v. Mountain Wood Forestry, Inc., Slip Copy, 2010 WL 10962, (Table, Text in WESTLAW), Unpublished Disposition, N.C.App., January 05, 2010 (NO. COA09-490) Wagoner v. Piedmont/Hawthorne Holdings, COA04-1040, , 2005 N.C. App. LEXIS 1116 (COURT OF APPEALS OF NORTH CAROLINA 2005) Estate of Redding v. Welborn, COA04-529 , 170 N.C. App. 324; 612 S.E.2d 664; 20 (COURT OF APPEALS OF NORTH CAROLINA 2005)Timmons v. North Carolina Dept. of Transp., 351 N.C. 177, 522 S.E.2d 62 (NO. 470PA98-2) (NORTH CAROLINA 1999)Lilley v. Blue Ridge Elec. Membership Corp., 350 N.C. 833, 539 S.E.2d 289 (NO. 295P99) (NORTH CAROLINA 1999)Lilley v. Blue Ridge Elec. Membership Corp, 3 N.C. App. 256, 515 S.E.2d 483 NO. COA97-1219 (N.C. App. 1999)Timmons v. North Carolina Dept. of Transp, 350 N.C. 313, 535 S.E.2d 40 (NO. 470PA98-2) (N.C. 1999)Timmons v. North Carolina D.O.T, 349 N.C. 534, 526 S.E.2d 476 (NO. 470PA98) (N.C. 1998)James v. Clark, 340 N.C. 359, 458 S.E.2d 187 (NO. 169P95) (N.C. 1999)James v. Clark, 118 N.C.App. 178, 454 S.E.2d 826 (NO. 9421SC481) (N.C. 1995)Conklin v. Carolina Narrow Fabrics Co., 113 N.C.App. 542, 439 S.E.2d 239 (NO. 9223SC1279) (N.C. App. 1994)Cromer v. Wayne Poultry, a Div. of Continental Grain Co.,, 335 N.C. 171, 436 S.E.2d 372 (NO. 347P93) (N.C. 1993)Darnell v. Aetna Cas. and Surety Co.,, 333 N.C. 790, 431 S.E.2d 22 (NO. 164P93) (N.C. 1993)Abels v. Renfro Corp., 100 N.C.App. 186, 394 S.E.2d 658 (NO. 8910IC1124) (N.C. 1990)Matter of Estate of Francis, 327 N.C. 101, 394 S.E.2d 150(NO. 342PA89) (N.C. 1990)Matter of Estate of Francis, 94 N.C.App. 744,381 S.E.2d 484 (NO. 8917SC159) (N.C. App. 1989)

Classes/Seminars Taught:
North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Update- Views from a Plaintiff’s and Defendant’s Attorney, AWAKEN WELLNESS AT WORK SYMPOSIUM, Wake Forest Baptist Health,  Winston-Salem, NC, November 13, 2015
Course and Scope: Views from a Plaintiff’s and Defendant’s Attorney on Different Aspects of Workers’ Compensation Claims, Wake Forest Baptist Health Workers’ Compensation Seminar, Winston-Salem, NC, November 18, 2014

What to Do When You Get a Claim, Plaintiff?s Perspective, 2009 Basics of Workers? Compensation, North Carolina Bar Association, Oct. 2, 2009, NC Bar Center, Cary, North Carolina

DISBURSEMENTS 2008: WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LIENS AND THIRD-PARTY RECOVERY, North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers Education Foundation – Statesville, North Carolina, February 22, 2008 – 2008

Interview “Fraud on the Elderly” on the Forbes Radio Network & Sky Radio Network as broadcast on the Sky Radio Program, “America’s Best Lawyers

Handling Claims for Investors and Stockholders, Trial Briefs, 2004

Avoiding the Slings and Arrows of Insurance Defense Lawyers, 2001 Clinical Symposium, Chicago, IL, August, 2001

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Admitted to the North Carolina Bar in 1983 and to U.S. District Court, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina in 1987.

North Carolina Advocates for Justice

North Carolina Bar Association (Litigation, Workers Compensation Sections)Member

American Bar Association (Litigation Section)

North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers (1990- present) (Auto Torts, Professional Negligence, Consumer Section, Workers Compensation-Executive Committee)

North Carolina Academy of Trial LawyersBoard of Editors (1995 – 2001) & Law and Technology Committee (2002)

American Association of Justice

Former registered representative of the New York Stock Exchange


Lora Beth Comer

Beth Comer is a North Carolina State Bar Certified Paralegal and graduated magna cum laude in Business/Accounting from Salem College. Beth  has been with the firm since 2003.