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Thomas W. Henson, Jr.

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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.

Thomas is the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Brain Injury Association of North Carolina's (BIANC) and 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.

Thomas has been a member of the North Carolina Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Council since 2012 when he was appointed by Governor Bev Perdue to two, four-year terms on the council.  He is an active member of the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice.  He is also a member and past director of the Board of Directors for Friends of Residents in LongTerm Care.

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, 2012,2013, and 2014 Thomas was selected for inclusion in North Carolina Super Lawyers® by Law & Politics Media which uses a rigorous system of nominations, peer evaluations and internal research in making a Super Lawyer designation.  He is also a member of The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Lawyers.


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
U.S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

American Association for Justice
Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group

North Carolina Advocates for Justice
The Nursing Home Litigation Group, Past Chair

North Carolina Bar Association

Wake County Bar Association

Brain Injury Association of North Carolina, Chair of The Board of Directors

Friends of Residents in Long Term Care - former board member

North Carolina Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Council

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

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Except for Employment Law Cases, Attorney’s fees are a percentage of the entire recovery and will be deducted before other expenses. In addition to the fee in these cases, Client will be responsible for litigation expenses, which will either be deducted from the recovery or paid by the client. Some Employment Law Cases may be handled on a contingent fee basis and others handled on an hourly basis, where the client is billed for the hours spent on the case. Based on our experience, we will advise you of the most appropriate fee arrangement in Employment Law cases.

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