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Attorney

David D. Larson, Jr.

David is Paynter Law’s senior personal injury and workers’ compensation attorney. During the over twenty years that he has been practicing law, David has represented hundreds of personal injury and workers’ compensation clients. David is passionate about helping people who have been injured and believes that a lawyer cannot represent a client successfully without taking the time to get to know them and their circumstances. Because of this, David makes sure that Paynter Law limits the number of cases that it takes so that he and his colleagues can give our clients the personal attention that they deserve. David began his career representing insurance companies. As a result of this experience, David has valuable insights in how insurance companies operate. He is able to use this experience in his current practice representing individuals injured as a result of the negligence of others and individuals injured while on the job. David Larson is an experienced trial attorney with over 100 trials under his belt. He has taken dozens of workers’ compensation cases to hearing in front of Deputy Commissioners and then argued many in front of the Full Commission. Because many personal injury cases involve a workers’ compensation component, David’s experience handling both workers’ compensation cases and personal injury cases allows him to maximize the client’s total recovery. In addition to his personal injury practice, Mr. Larson has coordinated with Legal Aid of North Carolina to provide pro bono legal services to victims of natural disasters. He has also served as a juror at the regional and state NCAJ High School Mock Trial Competitions. David is a member of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice.
David D. Larson, Jr.
experience accomplishments credentials

David began practicing law in North Carolina in 1998. He first worked for insurance companies, defending claims made by people either injured at work or by the negligence of someone else. In 2000, he started his own practice and spent the next ten years representing injured people and criminal defendants. Since 2009, his practice has focused solely on representing individuals injured by someone else or who lost their life as a result of someone else’s negligence.

In addition to his personal injury practice, Mr. Larson has coordinated with Legal Aid of North Carolina to provide pro bono legal services to victims of natural disasters. He has also served as a juror at the regional and state NCAJ High School Mock Trial Competition.

Publications & Presentations

  • “Estate Recovery Liens”. North Carolina Personal Injury Liens Manual, pp. 529-556. (Christopher R. Nichols, ed., 4th ed. 2018).
  • “Lithium-Ion Battery Litigation”. Live Webinar. (December 2018).
  • “Disbursements 2012: A Day Late and a Dollar Short”. NC Advocates for Justice. (January 20, 2012 and February 24, 2012).
  • “Ethics for Paralegals”. NC Advocates for Justice. (October 24, 2011).

Honors & Awards

  • NC Advocates for Justice Order of Service Award

Education

  • University of Wyoming College of Law, J.D.
  • Wake Forest University, B.A., English

Admitted to Practice

State

  • North Carolina

Federal

  • Eastern District of North Carolina

Membership

  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • 10th Judicial District Bar
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice