Jim Dedman Appointed to the North Carolina Bar Association Law Practice Management Council
GWB partner James M. Dedman, IV has been appointed by the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) to the Law Practice Management Council. The Council oversees the Law Practice Management and Technology Section. This section offers a resource for attorneys interested in practice administration issues. The section focuses on technology, human resource issues, financial management, rainmaking and other important law practice management topics. Dedman has been active in the NCBA since joining its membership.
Dedman is an experienced litigator with extensive experience in handling complex personal injury and business litigation. Jim focuses his practice on transportation law, torts and insurance practice, drug and medical device litigation, toxic tort litigation, products liability and banking litigation. His experience ranges from having defended a major pharmaceutical company in state and federal courts concerning its manufacture of diet drugs to defense of a Class I railroad in personal injury matters to representation of lenders in foreclosure and debt collection matters. Dedman is experienced in complex and comprehensive discovery having deposed hundreds of fact witnesses, physicians, medical specialists and experts. In 2012 and 2014, Jim was recognized as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers.
Dedman is also the founder and editor of Abnormal Use, a popular products liability blog named by the American Bar Association as one of the top 100 legal blogs for the past three years.
The NCBA was founded in 1899. It serves both attorneys and the general public with programs including professional support, lobbying on issues of interest to the Bar, continuing legal education programs, legal information materials, the Lawyer Referral Service, and support for pro bono legal services. The NCBA, which annually counts more than 70 percent of the state’s practicing attorneys among its membership, is the largest voluntary legal organization in North Carolina with 15,000 members.