NCAJ Preferred Partners
Many thanks to the below Preferred Partners for their continued support of NCAJ’s mission of empowering a strong community of trial lawyers.
Diamond Partners | $50,000 Annual Investment
Settlement Planning Services — Upgraded Level for 2023-2024!
With over 30 years of litigation and settlement planning experience, Raleigh attorney Tacker LeCarpentier started Settlement Planning Services to provide comprehensive settlement planning services to injury victims, their families and attorneys throughout the State of North Carolina.
A North Carolina native, Tacker has been a strong NCAJ supporter, member and sponsor for over 17 years. At no charge to your clients, Tacker and his associates offer life care planning cost analysis, governmental benefits assessments, mediation attendance, as well as appearances at all settlement hearings. Settlement planning solutions include Structured Settlements, Special Needs Trusts, Family Security and Settlement Preservation Trusts, Medicare Set-Aside Accounts, and lien resolution assistance.
Securing Your Clients’ Future Financial Needs.
Sapphire Partners | $40,000 Annual Investment
Cattie & Gonzalez
Cattie & Gonzalez is the nation’s preeminent law firm providing clients legal advice about resolving liens and protecting future healthcare benefits like Medicare and Medicaid.
Our team of experienced attorneys, paralegals, nurses and analysts knows how to get great reductions for Medicare conditional payments, Medicaid liens, and other liens.
We also provide clients with services such as future medical cost projections, Medicare Set-aside (MSA) Allocations, and the ability to submit MSAs to Medicare for review and approval. Perhaps our most innovative service though is our MSA Legal Opinion, which is used by thousands of clients nationwide to protect a client’s future Medicare benefits and protect the client and firm from Medicare’s potential overreach for MSA proceeds.
We call it the Cattie Promise, and we stand behind the legal conclusions of our MSA Legal Opinions 100%. Cattie & Gonzalez is based in Charlotte, and we look forward to resolving liens and preservation future government benefits on behalf of the victims of Camp Lejeune and its contaminated water.
Ruby Partners | $30,000 Annual Investment
Byrd Settlements — Upgraded Level for 2023-2024!
Personal injuries are painful emotionally and physically. Personal injury settlements should represent healing and order born out of chaos and loss.
When you work with Byrd Settlements, we will:
- Protect your recovery
- Simplify your life
- Secure your future
We provide as much or as little direction as needed to create a lifetime of financial security.
We consider it our responsibility to both clients and their loved ones to reduce or even eliminate financial risk to the extent possible and appropriate and do everything we can to provide a lifetime of financial security.
In business since 1977 as the first mutually owned insurance company for lawyers in the country, Lawyers Mutual has been providing continuous financial protection from professional liability to North Carolina lawyers longer than any other insurance company. Legal professional liability insurance is the only type of coverage we offer. As a result of doing one thing, we do that one thing well.
Lawyers Mutual has a reputation for leadership and professionalism, and a commitment to North Carolina lawyers by which other malpractice insurance providers must be measured. Our dedicated professionals are always available to discuss your coverage or claims. We provide a broad program of risk management and law practice management education at no cost to policyholders. We also recognize and value the many contributions of our insureds that meet the legal needs of the public.
Lawyers Mutual takes pride in being your supportive partner while building for a better tomorrow.
Platinum Partners | $20,000 Annual Investment
The Forge Companies — Upgraded Level for 2023-2024!
For over 20 years, The Forge Companies have been dedicated to guiding plaintiff attorneys and their clients through the entire settlement planning process. We began in 2003 as Forge Consulting, a national insurance agency providing structured settlement and annuity services to plaintiffs and their attorneys. We later established Advocacy Wealth Management to complement our existing annuity planning services and Advocacy Trust, which offers a wide range of trust administration with a focus on special needs trust and settlement trust.
More recently, we expanded services through Forge for Business, providing a broad range of financial and business services tailored to the needs of contingent fee attorneys, law firms, and general businesses. We have over 150 teammates with experience in financial, legal, compliance, operations, and marketing services.
Together, we have worked to build our core values of trust, respect, excellence, empathy, and selflessness, allowing us to build genuine, lasting relationships with our clients and with each other. We look forward to welcoming you to The Forge Companies family.
Bryan Milner is a Senior Structured Settlement Consultant with Milner Settlements through Sage Settlement Consulting. He has been working with attorneys and their clients in North Carolina for over 22 years, and continues to be a strong supporter of NCAJ. Bryan takes on a compassionate, comprehensive approach. He understands the important and complex financial decisions that face individuals and families who are receiving settlements. He provides creative structured settlement options and helps the attorney navigate the complexities of settlement-related issues such as Medicare Set-Asides, Trusts, Lien Resolution, etc. He also assists attorneys with designing fee structures for their contingency fees. Bryan is a committee member of the newly formed American Association of Settlement Consultants (AASC).
Gold Partners | $15,000 Annual Investment
Omni Healthcare — Upgraded Level for 2023-2024!
Omni Healthcare is the industry leader in medical and pre-settlement funding nationwide. We are committed to providing access to high-quality medical care for injured individuals, allowing medical providers to focus on treatment through our immediate and consistent purchase of patient accounts receivable, and creating operational efficiency and convenience for law firms. We’re here to help. Our client-centered approach accelerates recovery by helping injured persons access immediate treatment seamlessly from one specialty to the next, reaching resolution of their claim faster.
Physician Life Care Planning
Physician Life Care Planning is a full service, nationwide provider of damages valuation services that specializes in the formulation of Compensatory Economic Damages. We define the value of Future Medical Care, Loss of Earnings Capacity, and Loss of Household Services for chronically and catastrophically ill/injured individuals for attorneys.
Injured Workers Pharmacy — Upgraded Level for 2023-2024!
Injured Workers Pharmacy (IWP) is a specialized workers’ compensation home delivery pharmacy that helps injured workers access their prescription medications without delays, denials, or out-of-pocket costs. As your workers’ compensation partner, you can expect your clients will receive their prescription medications when and where they need them, while we alleviate some of the administrative hassles for you and your office along the way.
Marrick Medical — New NCAJ Partner!
Rapid Access to World-Class Healthcare for Personal Injury Patients
Millions of Americans do not have health insurance or access to affordable medical treatment. Navigating the complex healthcare system can be daunting and time-consuming. Marrick Medical has over a decade of experience in providing clients with priority access to an expansive network of health care providers. Marrick’s dedicated team of case coordinators and comprehensive services enable personal injury patients to wholeheartedly focus on the healing process.
With over 45,000 patients cared for and $180 million in medical services covered, Marrick is the industry leader and your personal guide on the road to recovery. Marrick works with over 3,000 major medical providers to both eliminate the risk of nonpayment and guarantee patients have no out of pocket costs. Over 10,000 attorneys have put their trust in Marrick Medical to responsibly, expeditiously, and compassionately tend to the individual needs of their clients.
Marrick prides itself on facilitating an optimized experience across the board – for patients, attorneys and medical providers.
MoveDocs is a cloud-based personal injury platform helping attorneys and healthcare providers reimagine workflows and drive efficiency through a patient’s journey to recovery. Our mission is to apply technology to make healthcare more accessible for under and uninsured personal injury patients, so they have access to the healthcare they need and deserve. Our HIPAA compliant platform makes it easy for patients to find and schedule care, and for attorneys and providers to quickly share case-critical documents. This eliminates countless phone calls, emails, and faxes, and frees up staff so firms and providers can focus on growing their own businesses while achieving the best outcomes for their clients.
MoveDocs was founded in 2003 by physicians who saw the pain created by the manual, cumbersome process servicing personal injury cases. We have grown aggressively, providing personal injury servicing support for thousands of medical providers and attorneys across the country. And we’re just getting started.
Sawyer Consulting — Upgraded Level for 2023-2024!
Julie Sawyer-Little (owner of Sawyer Consulting, LLC) is celebrating 25 years of providing Forensic Vocational and Life Care Planning Services. She is a licensed occupational therapist, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Certified Life Care Planner, and Fellow of the American Board of Vocational Experts. Sawyer Consulting strives to provide objective evaluations and analysis of each case to assist attorneys to a successful resolution.
TowneBank – New NCAJ Partner!
With 50 locations across North Carolina and Virginia, TowneBank financial professionals serve the North Carolina legal community in the Raleigh, Cary, Charlotte, Greensboro, Greenville, and Outer Banks markets. Known for our high-touch banking services, our bankers are available and accessible to businesses and individuals when and where they are needed.
TowneBank has designed an exclusive program for legal professionals that benefits your business, family, and staff—all with your practice in mind. Your dedicated private banker will work with you to create an integrated strategy for expediting payments and optimizing cash positions using tools such as wire transfers, ACH, and payroll, so you can keep your focus on running a successful practice.
Bronze Partners | $7,500 Annual Investment
Ametros is changing the way individuals navigate healthcare by providing them with post–settlement medical management tools for their settlement funds. Ametros helps drive more settlements and save money by working closely with injured workers, insurers, employers, attorneys, and Medicare to create a seamless experience.
Apex Orthopaedics Spine & Neurology — New Partner for 2023-2024!
Our medical practice offers Superior Spine, General Orthopedic, and Neurological care with a conservative, caring approach. We have Board-Certified physicians with decades of experience that believe patients deserve the Best care for their situation, and at Apex Orthopaedics Spine & Neurology your recovery is our priority!
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Carr Legal Nurse Consulting
Melinda Carr is the owner and primary consultant of Carr Legal Nurse Consulting, and has over 35 years of ICU, Critical Care Transport and Procedural Sedation bedside experience to support your client’s case. Carr Legal Nurse Consulting services include soft med mal reviews, complete med mal reviews, care and injury reports, deposition preparation and review, pain and suffering reports and medical cost projections. We strengthen your case by not only providing you with an excellent medical education about your client’s care, but also guide you in discovery of pertinent issues within, and/or missing from, the medical documentation. Reach out to Melinda Carr today for a sample of our work.
Your legal expertise, our medical knowledge. Client wins!
Complete Works, Inc. — New Partner for 2023-2024!
Complete Works, Inc. is a managed services provider that helps law firms establish and maintain compliance with regulatory requirements such as HIPAA and state and federal regulations. Cybersecurity is a business problem with a technical solution, and we help our clients avoid business disruptions related to data breaches. Our services include technical support and procurement of equipment and devices, giving you more time to focus on billable hours. Since the beginning, we’ve had a clear-cut mission to provide consistently reliable services and deliver results that reflect that. We understand the pressures of business and can ease the burden associated with protecting your data and your business.
We are passionate about your protection.
WE CAN HELP YOU…
- Prevent business interruptions from ransomware, cyber-attacks and data breaches
- Avoid missing critical online court filing deadlines
- Avoid regulatory penalties
- Avoid lawsuits
- Protect your clients and workforce members
- Protect your firm’s and your personal reputation
- Protect your firm’s and your personal financial assets
- Ensure your cyber insurance will pay off if needed
When you need technical support, certified data protection and compliance services, Complete Works, Inc. is the partner to call. We look forward to serving you!
Gain — New Partner for 2023-2024!
Gain provides the industry’s only SaaS-based, AI-enhanced LOP Servicing platform with a consolidated and collaborative ecosystem of attorney’s and service providers, allowing for seamless coordination between the two. The platform enables firms to initiate medical treatment, schedule medical transportation, request a pharmacy card for clients, view and share bills note and records, and request cash advances, all with a click of a button.
Qforensics — New Partner for 2023-2024!
Quality Forensic Engineering, LLC is a full-service forensic engineering firm, providing engineering support to clients in the areas of accident reconstruction, biomechanics, fire investigations, patent litigation analysis, premises liability, product liability, and tire failure analysis. We use the latest technology and industry proven techniques to provide thorough analysis and conclusions for the most difficult engineering questions. Our forensic engineers support clients throughout the U.S. Headquartered in Tallahassee, FL, we have locations in Charlotte, NC; Columbia, SC; Indianapolis, IN; Jacksonville, FL; Melbourne, FL; New Orleans, LA; San Diego, CA; Tampa, FL and Tucson, AZ.