- Personal injury
- Trucking and Auto Accidents
- Wrongful death
- Medical malpractice
- Construction Accidents
- Medical Devices and Drugs
- Bicycle Accidents
- Will disputes
- Insurance Fraud
Recently selected as a SuperLawyer, Fred represents plaintiffs and defendants in the areas of consumer fraud, business disputes, class actions, wrongful death, serious injury and will disputes. He has secured many recoveries in excess of a million dollars for his clients. Fred’s experience includes serving as lead counsel in a number of consumer class actions. His approach to legal problems has resulted in significant court decisions that have changed and developed North Carolina law, particularly in the area of consumer protection.
- Suggs v. Physicians Weight Loss Center of America, Inc.
- Jones v. Capitol Broadcasting Co., Inc.
- The Odell v. Legal Bucks litigation
- J.D., Wake Forest University, 1981
- B.A., Wake Forest University, 1978
Fred tries to be an active member of the North Carolina legal community. He is a member of and has had leadership positions in: the North Carolina Bar Association, the Greensboro Bar Association, the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, and the American Association for Justice.
A native of Greensboro, Fred is deeply rooted in the area. He is a member of and has had leadership positions in: the Summit Rotary Club, Bryan Family YMCA, Bethany Community Charter Middle School Foundation in Rockingham County, and the Piedmont Land Conservancy. When Fred resided in the Town of Stokesdale, N.C., he was a member of the Town Council and served on the town’s Planning Board.
Fred is a horseman and an outdoorsman. He and his wife, Elaine, live on a farm in southern Rockingham County. Interestingly, they are mounted fox hunters. Fred has served as huntsman for the Sedgefield Hunt for many years, and he and Elaine keep horses and a pack of about 40 foxhounds on their farm. During the winter months, you will find them pursuing coyotes with the hounds. (Most of the time the coyote gets away, but don’t tell the landowners.) In addition to fox hunting, Fred enjoys backpacking, fly-fishing, turkey hunting, catfish grabbling and team roping. Fred and Elaine have three grown children.