Thomas W. Pleasant

Thomas W. Pleasant

Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina

Thomas W. Pleasant focuses on catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases, primarily in the medical and nursing home negligence arena, and including birth and brain injury cases. Mr. Pleasant holds a Lexis Martindale-Hubbell "AV Preeminent" peer rating, bestowed by his colleagues, judges who have presided over his trials, and adversary attorneys representing some of the largest health care providers in the nation. Mr. Pleasant has substantial trial experience, and is committed to trying cases where necessary to achieve a fair result for his clients.

Areas of Practice

  • Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
  • Birth Trauma
  • Brain Injury
  • Medical Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Medical Negligence
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1996
  • Tennessee, 2012
  • Georgia, 2013
  • Kentucky, 2019
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina, 2008
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 2002


  • Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston Salem, North Carolina
    • J.D. - 1996
  • Wake Forest University, NC
    • B.A. - 1993

Honors and Awards

  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers Law Student Advocacy Award
  • Moot Court Board, Wake Forest University School of Law

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College, Graduate
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ)
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ)
  • AAJ Birth Trauma Litigation Group
  • AAJ Nursing Home Litigation Group
  • NCAJ Nursing Home Litigation Section
  • NCAJ Professional Negligence Section