Henry W. Gorham

Partner

Raleigh Office

TEL (919) 873-0166

FAX (919) 873-1814

Henry received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from East Carolina University, and a Juris Doctor degree from Wake Forest University. After graduating from law school, he served as a Judge Advocate in the United States Air Force.

Henry has extensive experience litigating governmental, condemnation and public officials liability cases, as well as a variety of real estate and construction defect issues. He also defends real estate professionals, and litigates complex personal injury, products liability, environmental, insurance coverage and bad faith questions. Henry serves as an arbitrator and mediator for the American Arbitration Association and is a certified mediator for all Superior Courts in North Carolina, as well as those pending before the Industrial Commission, and in the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of North Carolina. He is a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals and the North Carolina Academy of Superior Court Mediators.

Henry’s professional memberships include the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys, Defense Research Institute, Association of Defense Trial Attorneys, North Carolina State Bar, North Carolina Bar Association and Wake County Bar Association. In addition to being licensed to practice in all of the state courts of North Carolina, he is admitted to appear in the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of North Carolina, and the Fourth Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals. Further, Henry is also a past president of the Raleigh Downtown Lion’s Club. He has earned the highest ranking (AV-Rated) awarded by Martindale-Hubbell since 1989 and was listed in Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation in 2015 and 2016. Henry has also been listed in The Best Lawyers in America© for Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law and Litigation-Municipal, since 2015.

Areas of Practice

Education

B.S., 1971, East Carolina University

J.D., 1974, Wake Forest University 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
  • Defense Research Institute
  • American Arbitration Association, Arbitrator and Mediator
  • Certified Court Mediator, Superior Courts in North Carolina
  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • North Carolina Academy of Superior Court Mediators
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
  • Raleigh Downtown Lion’s Club, past President
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law and Litigation – Municipal, 2015-2018
  • 2017 North Carolina Super Lawyers
+ PROFILE

Henry received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from East Carolina University, and a Juris Doctor degree from Wake Forest University. After graduating from law school, he served as a Judge Advocate in the United States Air Force.

Henry has extensive experience litigating governmental, condemnation and public officials liability cases, as well as a variety of real estate and construction defect issues. He also defends real estate professionals, and litigates complex personal injury, products liability, environmental, insurance coverage and bad faith questions. Henry serves as an arbitrator and mediator for the American Arbitration Association and is a certified mediator for all Superior Courts in North Carolina, as well as those pending before the Industrial Commission, and in the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of North Carolina. He is a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals and the North Carolina Academy of Superior Court Mediators.

Henry’s professional memberships include the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys, Defense Research Institute, Association of Defense Trial Attorneys, North Carolina State Bar, North Carolina Bar Association and Wake County Bar Association. In addition to being licensed to practice in all of the state courts of North Carolina, he is admitted to appear in the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of North Carolina, and the Fourth Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals. Further, Henry is also a past president of the Raleigh Downtown Lion’s Club. He has earned the highest ranking (AV-Rated) awarded by Martindale-Hubbell since 1989 and was listed in Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation in 2015 and 2016. Henry has also been listed in The Best Lawyers in America© for Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law and Litigation-Municipal, since 2015.

Areas of Practice

Education

B.S., 1971, East Carolina University

J.D., 1974, Wake Forest University 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
  • Defense Research Institute
  • American Arbitration Association, Arbitrator and Mediator
  • Certified Court Mediator, Superior Courts in North Carolina
  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • North Carolina Academy of Superior Court Mediators
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
+ RECOGNITION & AWARDS
  • Raleigh Downtown Lion’s Club, past President
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law and Litigation – Municipal, 2015-2018
  • 2017 North Carolina Super Lawyers