Bruce A. Hamilton

Partner

Raleigh Office

TEL (919) 873-0166

FAX (919) 873-1814

Bruce has developed a special expertise in the field of workers’ compensation. Bruce has lectured about workers’ compensation law at the North Carolina Bar Association’s Workers’ Compensation Seminars annually from 1997 through 2017. He has also been a member of the faculty and speaker at continuing legal education programs produced by the North Carolina Association of Self-Insurers, North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, Wake Forest University, North Carolina Institute of Government, and Lorman Institute, as well as at the 2007 seminar entitled “Professionalism for Workers’ Compensation Attorneys” jointly sponsored by the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys and North Carolina Association of Trial Attorneys. In addition, Bruce has lectured at each of the North Carolina Industrial Commission’s Annual Educational Conferences from 2001 through 2016, was a council member of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the North Carolina Bar Association from 2001 through 2004, was selected by his peers to be included in the North Carolina Edition of Super Lawyers from 2006 through 2016 and has been listed in Best Lawyers in America since 2001. Bruce received the unique honor of being named by Best Lawyers as its 2013 Raleigh Workers’ Compensation-Employers “Lawyer of the Year,” a recognition he again was awarded in 2016. He has earned the highest (AV-Rated) raking awarded by Martindale-Hubbell since 2009.

Bruce graduated from Tulane University with a Bachelor of Science degree, and received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.

Bruce is a member of the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys, North Carolina State Bar, North Carolina Bar Association, and Wake County Bar Association. He is a Fellow in the College of Workers’ Compensation Attorneys, and served as member of the legislative negotiations team for the 2011 Workers’ Compensation Reform Bill (House Bill 709) and the 2012 Amendments (House Bill 237). In 2013 Bruce was elected to the Board of Directors for the NC Association of Self-Insurers. In 2013 Bruce was also elected to the North Carolina Industrial Commission Chairman’s Informal Advisory Council.

Bruce is admitted to practice before all State and Federal courts in North Carolina.

Areas of Practice

Education

B.S., 1983, Tulane University

J.D., 1986, University of Virginia School of Law

Bar Admissions

North Carolina State Bar

  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • College of Workers’ Compensation Attorneys, Fellow
  • NC Bar Association, Workers’ Compensation Section Council, 2001-2004
  • Negotiations Team for the 2011 Workers’ Compensation Reform Bill (House Bill 709) and 2012 Amendment (House Bill 237)
  • NC Association of Self-Insurers, Board of Directors
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
  • NC Industrial Commission Chairman’s Informal Advisory Council, Member
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2001-2015
  • Best Lawyers in America, Raleigh Workers’ Compensation – Employers “Lawyer of the Year”, 2016
  • Best Lawyers in America, Raleigh Workers’ Compensation – Employers “Lawyer of the Year”, 2013
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, 2006-2016
  • NC Bar Association’s Workers’ Compensation Seminars, lecturer, 1997-2014
  • North Carolina Association of Self-Insurers, CLE Faculty and Speaker
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, CLE Faculty and Speaker
  • Wake Forest University, CLE Faculty and Speaker
  • North Carolina Institute of Government, CLE Faculty and Speaker
  • Lorman Institute, CLE Faculty and Speaker
  • “Professionalism for Workers’ Compensation Attorneys,” Seminar Faculty and Speaker
  • NC Industrial Commission’s Annual Education Conferences, Lecturer, 2001-2014
+ PROFILE

Bruce has developed a special expertise in the field of workers’ compensation. Bruce has lectured about workers’ compensation law at the North Carolina Bar Association’s Workers’ Compensation Seminars annually from 1997 through 2017. He has also been a member of the faculty and speaker at continuing legal education programs produced by the North Carolina Association of Self-Insurers, North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, Wake Forest University, North Carolina Institute of Government, and Lorman Institute, as well as at the 2007 seminar entitled “Professionalism for Workers’ Compensation Attorneys” jointly sponsored by the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys and North Carolina Association of Trial Attorneys. In addition, Bruce has lectured at each of the North Carolina Industrial Commission’s Annual Educational Conferences from 2001 through 2016, was a council member of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the North Carolina Bar Association from 2001 through 2004, was selected by his peers to be included in the North Carolina Edition of Super Lawyers from 2006 through 2016 and has been listed in Best Lawyers in America since 2001. Bruce received the unique honor of being named by Best Lawyers as its 2013 Raleigh Workers’ Compensation-Employers “Lawyer of the Year,” a recognition he again was awarded in 2016. He has earned the highest (AV-Rated) raking awarded by Martindale-Hubbell since 2009.

Bruce graduated from Tulane University with a Bachelor of Science degree, and received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.

Bruce is a member of the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys, North Carolina State Bar, North Carolina Bar Association, and Wake County Bar Association. He is a Fellow in the College of Workers’ Compensation Attorneys, and served as member of the legislative negotiations team for the 2011 Workers’ Compensation Reform Bill (House Bill 709) and the 2012 Amendments (House Bill 237). In 2013 Bruce was elected to the Board of Directors for the NC Association of Self-Insurers. In 2013 Bruce was also elected to the North Carolina Industrial Commission Chairman’s Informal Advisory Council.

Bruce is admitted to practice before all State and Federal courts in North Carolina.

Areas of Practice

Education

B.S., 1983, Tulane University

J.D., 1986, University of Virginia School of Law

Bar Admissions

North Carolina State Bar

+ PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • College of Workers’ Compensation Attorneys, Fellow
  • NC Bar Association, Workers’ Compensation Section Council, 2001-2004
  • Negotiations Team for the 2011 Workers’ Compensation Reform Bill (House Bill 709) and 2012 Amendment (House Bill 237)
  • NC Association of Self-Insurers, Board of Directors
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
  • NC Industrial Commission Chairman’s Informal Advisory Council, Member
+ RECOGNITION & AWARDS
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2001-2015
  • Best Lawyers in America, Raleigh Workers’ Compensation – Employers “Lawyer of the Year”, 2016
  • Best Lawyers in America, Raleigh Workers’ Compensation – Employers “Lawyer of the Year”, 2013
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, 2006-2016
+ SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
  • NC Bar Association’s Workers’ Compensation Seminars, lecturer, 1997-2014
  • North Carolina Association of Self-Insurers, CLE Faculty and Speaker
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, CLE Faculty and Speaker
  • Wake Forest University, CLE Faculty and Speaker
  • North Carolina Institute of Government, CLE Faculty and Speaker
  • Lorman Institute, CLE Faculty and Speaker
  • “Professionalism for Workers’ Compensation Attorneys,” Seminar Faculty and Speaker
  • NC Industrial Commission’s Annual Education Conferences, Lecturer, 2001-2014