Edwards Kirby is led by two of the best known and most highly acclaimed litigators in America, former U.S. Senator John Edwards and David Kirby. Both are considered among the 100 best plaintiff lawyers in the nation.  Here’s what else you should know about us:

  • Track record. Edwards Kirby lawyers have more million dollar verdicts and settlements than any other firm in North Carolina.   Our lawyers have set many state records, including highest personal injury verdict, highest personal injury settlement, highest medical malpractice verdict, and the national record for largest workplace violence verdict.
  • Contingent fees. We don’t charge a fee unless you are financially compensated. Lawyers across the state typically charge the same percentage for handling personal injury cases. That means it costs you no more to have the best lawyer for your case.
  • Small caseload. At Edwards Kirby, we take only a small number of very serious cases so we can give individual attention to you.


Truck & Auto Accidents

From trucking to automobile accidents, our mission is to see that justice is delivered for you in full when an injury or fatality occurs.

Personal Injury & Wrongful Death

Whether seeking justice for a family who has lost a loved one, fighting for the needs of individuals harmed by negligence or addressing issues of public, workplace or product safety, Edwards Kirby lawyers are dedicated, compassionate and relentlessly driven to advocate for our clients’ rights to compensation.

Product Liability

We represent individual plaintiffs in product liability cases involving household goods, medical devices, automotive components and other products.

Medical Malpractice

Our attorneys have an unmatched record of achievement in medical malpractice litigation, representing individuals, parents, and the surviving families of the victims of medical negligence throughout North Carolina and beyond.

Employment Law

We represent employees who have witnessed fraud or corruption by an employer, experienced discrimination or harassment in the workplace, been retaliated against for speaking out against wrongful behavior in the workplace or those who have been cheated out of hard-earned wages.

Eminent Domain

We represent private property owners in eminent domain and property rights litigation. Our goal is to make property owners whole through the eminent domain process, recovering all compensation constitutionally guaranteed.

Civil Rights

Our lawyers are dedicated to defending our fundamental rights, from protecting individuals from police misconduct to discrimination.


Legal Talent

Our firm’s lawyers have been selected by their peers as being among the best trial lawyers in North Carolina and the nation.


We accept only a small number of very serious cases – one out of about every 75 that comes to us.  Since we are so selective, defense lawyers and insurance companies know if we take a case, it’s important and has merit.

Outstanding Track Record

Our lawyers have more million dollar verdicts and settlements than any firm in the state over the past 25 years.


Our excellent reputation for legal skill and winning at trial can lead to quicker, better and larger settlements with insurance companies.

Personal Attention

We take only a few cases at a time, so you’ll be working directly with lawyers throughout the entire process, and not pushed off on secretaries and paralegals.

No Advertising

We don’t advertise on TV or radio.  Our cases come to us through our reputation.

$30.9 Million

Child injured in swimming pool accident

$23.5 Million

Child who suffered brain injuries at birth

$13.25 Million

Failure to diagnose infection

$13 Million

Brain injury in malpractice case

$10.7 Million

Two killed in truck accident

$10 Million

Child who suffered severe injuries at birth

$8.3 Million

Two boys killed in bus accident

$8.1 Million

Father of three killed in construction accident


At Edwards Kirby, one of the most enjoyable parts of our practice is collaborating with attorneys on a case. We’ve worked with lawyers from almost every county in North Carolina and from more than 30 states across the country.


There are many advantages to associating with us. If you are an attorney who does not practice in the field of personal injury or wrongful death, or if you do practice in that area, but have a case that is particularly complex, expensive, or involves an area of law that you are unfamiliar with, we would be happy to discuss it with you to determine whether we can provide added value by co-counseling or acting as lead lawyers.


Call us today at 919-780-5400 to speak with a member of our team or click here to learn more.