Abrams, Margaret Smith

1526 Glenwood Avenue Raleigh, NC 27608

Updated: 05/17/2015

Overview

Margaret S. "Peggy" Abrams is a partner in Abrams & Abrams P.A. Peggy represents people who have been injured through the negligence of others, known in the legal arena as "personal injury plaintiffs." She concentrates her work in the areas of tractor trailer wrecks, products liability and defective product cases, industrial injuries, plant explosions...

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Office Info

Year Joined Firm

  • 2001

Practice Areas

  • Mediation
  • Bad Faith
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Aviation Accidents -- Plaintiff
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
  • Premises Liability -- Plaintiff
  • Wrongful Death -- Plaintiff
  • Products Liability Law
  • Chemicals & Cosmetics
  • Machinery & Tools
  • Motor Vehicle Defects
  • Recreational Products
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Other Professionals Malpractice
  • Workers' Compensation Law

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina, 1980
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1980

Specialties and Certifications

  • Certified Superior Court Mediator, NC Dispute Resolution Commission, 2001

Other Affiliations

  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2007 - 2008 (President Elect)
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2005 - 2007 (Vice-President for Education)
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers (Presidents Club and Leader's Forum)
  • American Association for Justice, Leader's Forum, 1980 - 2006
  • American Association for Justice, Leader's Forum, 2006 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association, 1980 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Litigation Section, 1993 - 1995 (Secretary)
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Litigation Section, 2002 - 2004 (Legislative Co-Chair)
  • North Carolina Bar Association, 2006 - Present (Judicial Independence Committee)
  • North Carolina State Bar, 1980 - Present
  • American Bar Association, 1980 - Present
  • Temple Beth Or, Raleigh, NC
  • William G. Enloe High School Parent Teacher Student Association, 2007 - 2008 (President)
  • William G. Enloe High School Parent Teacher Student Association, 2006 - 2007 (President Elect)
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice (formerly North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers), 2008 - 2009 (President)

Honors

  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers Order of Service, 2007
  • Martindale Hubbell, "AV" Rating, 2001-Present

Classes and Seminars

  • Mediated Settlement Training, Beason and Ellis Conflict Resolution, 2002 - Present
  • Ethics, NCATL

Pro Bono Activities

  • Legal Representation, 1984 - 1989

Past Positions

  • Judge Willis P. Whichard, North Carolina Court of Appeals, Clerk, 1980 - 1982
  • Blanchard, Twiggs, Abrams & Strickland, Associate, 1982 - 1996
  • Twiggs, Abrams, Strickand & Trehy, Associate, 1996 - 2001

Education

  • Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston Salem, North Carolina, 1980
    J.D.
  • Duke University School of Law, Durham, North Carolina
  • Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, North Carolina, 1976
    B.S.
    Honors: cum laude
    Major: Biology

Articles

Published Works

  • Drafting the Complaint
  • Distribution of Wrongful Death Proceeds and Liens

Office Information

Address

1526 Glenwood Avenue Raleigh, NC 27608

Fax

  • 919-755-9396

Email

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