Thomas W. Henson, Jr.

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henson@gtalaw.net
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Phone: 828.251.0800
Fax: 828.252.4678



Since being admitted to the North Carolina State Bar in 1989, Thomas has handled many types of personal injury cases. He now concentrates solely on traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury and nursing home elder abuse and neglect. Thomas has represented hundreds of adults and children who have suffered every type of brain injury including concussion, coma and brain bleeds.

As a member of the Board of Directors of the Brain Injury Association of North Carolina's (BIANC), Thomas is an advocate for brain injury victims and their families across the state. He speaks regularly at brain injury conferences for professional caregivers, TBI victims and their families.

Thomas has also lectured at North Carolina State University on nursing home neglect issues, and has lectured for the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers on nursing home litigation.

He actively lobbies for legislative action to improve long-term care for the elderly in North Carolina. Thomas is a former board member of the non-profit Friends of Residents in Long Term Care and always works to find ways to prevent elder neglect and abuse.

In 2007 and 2010, Thomas received the Order of Service from the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers which is now known as North Carolina Advocates for Justice. The award is given to members for generous contributions of service in advancing NCAJ's mission of protecting people's rights. In 2009 and 2011, Thomas was designated a North Carolina Super Lawyer by Law & Politics Media which uses a rigorous system of nominations, peer evaluations and internal research in making a Super Lawyer designation.

Education

J.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, 1989

B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1986

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice North Carolina, 1989
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America) - Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group

North Carolina Advocates for Justice (formerly North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers) - Chairman of the Nursing Home Litigation Group

North Carolina State Bar

Wake County Bar Association

Brain Injury Association of North Carolina, Member Board of Directors

National Citizens Coalition for Nursing Home Reform

Friends of Residents in Long Term Care - former board member

Thomas is a partner in the Rocky Mount and Raleigh, North Carolina-based law firm HensonFuerst, P.A.

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