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Thomas W. Pleasant

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Licensed in North Carolina, Kentucky, Georgia, and Tennessee, Thomas W. Pleasant focuses on catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases, primarily in the medical and nursing home negligence arena, 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. He has also been elected to Super Lawyers®, a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The Super Lawyers® patented selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Mr. Pleasant has substantial jury trial experience, including medical trials, and is committed to trying cases where necessary to achieve a fair result for his clients. Recently Mr. Pleasant and Mr. Holoman secured the highest jury verdict in the history of Ashe County, North Carolina for a medical malpractice trial.


  • 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
Bar Admissions
  • North Carolina 1996
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit 2002
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina 2008
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina 2008
  • Tennessee 2012
  • Georgia 2013
  • Kentucky 2019
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College, Graduate
  • 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
  • AV Preeminent 2020
    AV Preeminent 2020
  • Super Lawyers 2020 - Thomas Pleasant
    Super Lawyers 2020 - Thomas Pleasant


  • Super Lawyers 2020 - Thomas Pleasant
  • AV Preeminent 2020

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