Jim Wood

Jim Wood

Charlotte, North Carolina

I was born and raised in Charlotte, and I have been practicing law for thirty-one years, and my practice is devoted to civil litigation. I handle insurance defense, insurance fraud, bad faith, insurance coverage disputes, personal injury, medical malpractice and construction litigation and estate litigation. I have tried in excess of 500 cases to a verdict, and I have extensive appellate experience as well. For the past twenty years, I have regularly taught continuing education classes for the legal profession, law enforcement and the insurance industry on a variety of topics, including but not limited to arson, spoliation of evidence in fire investigations, insurance fraud, bad faith, insurance coverage, defending low impact claims, and defending closed head injury claims. I graduated from Davidson College with a B,A, in Economics, and attended Wake Forest Law School.

Areas of Practice

  • Civil litigation and insurance defense work with a focus on insurance fraud
  • Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice
  • Construction Defect Litigation
  • Coverage and Bad Faith

Litigation Percentage

  • 70% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 2005


  • Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston Salem, North Carolina
    • J.D. - 1981
  • Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina
    • B.A. - 1978
    • Major: Economics

Representative Clients

  • North Carolina Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co.
  • Selective Insurance Company
  • Erie Insurance Exchange
  • ALFA Alliance Insurance Company


  • Bad Faith Litigation in North Carolina, NCICIE, 2003 - Present
  • Insurance Fraud, NCICIE, 1998 - Present
  • Handling Low Impact Claims, NCICIE, 1998 - Present
  • Spoliation of Evidence, ICAC, 2004 - Present
  • Spoliation of Evidence, NCICIE, 2004 - Present
  • Examinations Under Oath, NCICIE, 2002 - Present
  • Using the Policy as a Sword and a Shield, NCICIE, 1999 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • North Carolina Bar Association, 1981 - Present
  • North Carolina State Bar, 1981 - Present
  • American Bar Association, 1981 - Present
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys, 1987 - Present
  • North Carolina Insurance Crime Information Exchange, 1985 - Present
  • Defense Research Institute, 1984 - Present
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association, 1981 - Present


  • Sigma Phi Epsilon