John A. Tomei

Partner

Raleigh Office

TEL (919) 873-0166

FAX (919) 873-1814

John’s practice is concentrated in the defense of complex workers’ compensation claims. He also has developed a unique niche in defending Veterinarians in litigated civil suits. John also serves as a respected mentor, through his work on the firm’s standalone Mentoring Committee and as a leader of several of our Client Teams. He brings 25 years of litigation experience and an institutional understanding of firm practices that is invaluable to associates.

John has an active trial and appellate practice, including appearances before the United States District Courts of North Carolina and Civil Superior and District Courts of North Carolina, as well as regular trial and hearing appearances before the North Carolina Industrial Commission, North Carolina Court of Appeals, and the North Carolina Supreme Court.

John is also a frequent lecturer who enjoys speaking to insurance and industry clients on various topics surrounding risk management and claims handling. He partners with his clients, utilizing his experience and depth of knowledge of the Industrial Commission, to develop cost-effective and collaborative techniques in managing large, diverse caseloads.

John was listed in The Best Lawyers in America© for Workers’ Compensation-Employers from 2013-2018 and has earned the highest (AV-Rated) ranking awarded by Martindale-Hubbell.

Support Team

Joanne Seder, Legal Assistant

Rick Houchens, Paralegal

Education

B.A., 1984, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

J.D., 1989, University of North Carolina School of Law

Bar Admissions

North Carolina State Bar

Area of Practice

  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Wake County Bar Association

The Best Lawyers in America©, Workers’ Compensation – Employers, 2013-2018

PROFILE

John’s practice is concentrated in the defense of complex workers’ compensation claims. He also has developed a unique niche in defending Veterinarians in litigated civil suits. John also serves as a respected mentor, through his work on the firm’s standalone Mentoring Committee and as a leader of several of our Client Teams. He brings 25 years of litigation experience and an institutional understanding of firm practices that is invaluable to associates.

John has an active trial and appellate practice, including appearances before the United States District Courts of North Carolina and Civil Superior and District Courts of North Carolina, as well as regular trial and hearing appearances before the North Carolina Industrial Commission, North Carolina Court of Appeals, and the North Carolina Supreme Court.

John is also a frequent lecturer who enjoys speaking to insurance and industry clients on various topics surrounding risk management and claims handling. He partners with his clients, utilizing his experience and depth of knowledge of the Industrial Commission, to develop cost-effective and collaborative techniques in managing large, diverse caseloads.

John was listed in The Best Lawyers in America© for Workers’ Compensation-Employers from 2013-2018 and has earned the highest (AV-Rated) ranking awarded by Martindale-Hubbell.

Support Team

Joanne Seder, Legal Assistant

Rick Houchens, Paralegal

Education

B.A., 1984, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

J.D., 1989, University of North Carolina School of Law

Bar Admissions

North Carolina State Bar

Area of Practice

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Wake County Bar Association
RECOGNITION & AWARDS

The Best Lawyers in America©, Workers’ Compensation – Employers, 2013-2018