Thomas W. Henson, Jr.Of Counsel
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 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.
J.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, 1989
B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1986
American Association for Justice
Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group
North Carolina Advocates for Justice
Chairman of the Nursing Home Litigation Group
North Carolina State Bar
Wake County Bar Association
Brain Injury Association of North Carolina, Chair of The Board of Directors
National Citizens Coalition for Nursing Home Reform
Friends of Residents in Long Term Care - former board member
North Carolina Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Council