Four Decades Of Experienced, Aggressive Representation

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Stanley W. West 

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Practice Areas:

  • Personal Injury
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Estate and Will Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Insurance Litigation
Rated by Super Lawyers Stanley W. West 2019-2020


Stanley W. West is a skilled litigator who has handled personal injury, workers' compensation, estate and will litigation, and other civil litigation in North Carolina courts since 1975, including multiple cases at the level of North Carolina Court of Appeals and North Carolina Supreme Court. He graduated cum laude from Wake Forest School of Law, and has lectured before trial attorneys for the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers. Mr. West has tried over 100 jury cases and handled a far greater number of cases resulting in favorable settlements. He has been involved in multiple cases resulting in recoveries in excess of one million dollars. In 2014 and 2015 he has obtained the largest personal injury verdicts on record in two North Carolina counties.

Mr. West is a member of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, North Carolina Bar Association and the Litigation and Worker's Compensation Sections of the Bar Association.


  • Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston Salem, North Carolina
    • J.D. - 1975
    • Honors: cum laude
  • University of North Carolina
    • B.S. in Bus. Adm - 1971

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1975
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina, 1977

Classes & Seminars

  • Lecturer, North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers

Professional Associations

  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Member
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Member
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Litigation and Worker's Compensation Sections, Member

Current Employment Position

  • Attorney/Partner