Jacob H. Wellman

PARTNER

Raleigh Office

TEL (919) 873-0166

FAX (919) 873-1814

Jacob attended the University of North Carolina, from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. He received his Juris Doctor degree cum laude from Wake Forest University School of Law. While at Wake Forest, Jacob was a member of the Moot Court Board and Joseph Branch Inn of Court. He received both the 2001 NCATL Most Outstanding Advocate Award and the CALI Award and, upon graduation, was selected for membership in the Order of the Coif, a national honorary scholastic society for excellence in legal education.

Jacob’s practice includes general tort liability defense, construction defect litigation, insurance coverage, professional liability, and workers’ compensation. He is also a certified mediator for all Superior Courts in North Carolina. He is a member of the North Carolina State Bar, North Carolina Bar Association, Wake County Bar Association, and North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys, and is admitted to appear before all North Carolina courts and in the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of North Carolina, as well as in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Jacob has also been recognized as a “Rising Star” by his peers in the 2011 North Carolina Edition of Super Lawyers and has earned the highest (AV-Rated) ranking awarded by Martindale-Hubbell.

Support Team

Emma Cernansky, Legal Assistant

John Kong, Paralegal

Education

B.A.,1999, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

J.D., 2002, Wake Forest University School of Law (cum laude)

Admissions

North Carolina State Bar

United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of North Carolina

United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers: “Rising Star,” 2011
  • 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

Jacob attended the University of North Carolina, from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. He received his Juris Doctor degree cum laude from Wake Forest University School of Law. While at Wake Forest, Jacob was a member of the Moot Court Board and Joseph Branch Inn of Court. He received both the 2001 NCATL Most Outstanding Advocate Award and the CALI Award and, upon graduation, was selected for membership in the Order of the Coif, a national honorary scholastic society for excellence in legal education.

Jacob’s practice includes general tort liability defense, construction defect litigation, insurance coverage, professional liability, and workers’ compensation. He is also a certified mediator for all Superior Courts in North Carolina. He is a member of the North Carolina State Bar, North Carolina Bar Association, Wake County Bar Association, and North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys, and is admitted to appear before all North Carolina courts and in the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of North Carolina, as well as in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Jacob has also been recognized as a “Rising Star” by his peers in the 2011 North Carolina Edition of Super Lawyers and has earned the highest (AV-Rated) ranking awarded by Martindale-Hubbell.

Support Team

Emma Cernansky, Legal Assistant

John Kong, Paralegal

Education

B.A.,1999, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

J.D., 2002, Wake Forest University School of Law (cum laude)

Admissions

North Carolina State Bar

United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of North Carolina

United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

AREAS OF PRACTICE
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Wake County Bar Association
RECOGNITION & AWARDS
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers: “Rising Star,” 2011
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