2020-2021 NCAJ Immediate Past President
Vernon Sumwalt works at The Sumwalt Group Workers’ Compensation and Trial Lawyers in Charlotte, North Carolina, in cases involving workplace and other injuries, occupational exposures, and wrongful deaths. He is the Immediate Past President of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice and a Fellow in the national College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers. Mr. Sumwalt is a board-certified specialist in both appellate practice and workers’ compensation law by the North Carolina State Bar, where he chaired its Workers’ Compensation Specialization Committee for three years after serving on the committee for four years. In 2011, the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization honored him with the James L. Cross Leadership Award.