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G. Gray Wilson

Partner

The Knollwood
380 Knollwood Street
Suite 530
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
gray.wilson@nelsonmullins.com

Gray Wilson practices with the litigation group as a trial lawyer with decades of experience in a wide range of complex litigation matters, including professional liability disputes in the healthcare industry. He has tried approximately 300 cases over the course of his career.

Gray Wilson practices with the litigation group as a trial lawyer with decades of experience in a wide range of complex litigation matters, including professional liability disputes in the healthcare industry. He has tried approximately 300 cases over the course of his career.

Gray Wilson practices with the litigation group as a trial lawyer with decades of experience in a wide range of complex litigation matters, including professional liability disputes in the healthcare industry. He has tried approximately 300 cases over the course of his career.

Experience

Following is a selected sampling of matters and is provided for informational purposes only. Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future matter.

Experience

  • Defended a North Carolina gynecologist who allegedly failed to diagnose a large perforation of the small intestine during a hysterectomy on a patient who died a week later from overwhelming sepsis. The defense established that the operative field had been carefully inspected prior to closure, that no perforation was visible, and that the patient likely developed a hole in the bowel overnight while in the hospital when symptoms of an infection began to develop. The jury returned a verdict of no negligence
  • Led trial team that defended a North Carolina emergency room physician who allegedly failed to diagnose bowel ischemia and prematurely discharged a patient who died nine hours later from sudden cardiac collapse. The defense demonstrated that decedent had no signs or symptoms of bowel ischemia when she was seen by the physician. The jury returned a verdict of no negligence on the part of the physician
  • Defended a medical negligence case alleging a North Carolina obstetrician failed to timely perform a cesarean section, as a result of which a child suffered neurological damage and cerebral palsy. Plaintiff sought damages in excess of $20 million. After two weeks of trial, attorneys moved to strike plaintiff’s sole standard of care witness on the ground that he could not qualify as an expert. The court agreed and struck the expert, and plaintiff voluntarily dismissed her case
  • Co-led a team that obtained a defense verdict for a local obstetrician in a protracted medical malpractice case involving a baby born with cerebral palsy, allegedly related to intrapartum birth asphyxia with resulting hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy. The four-week trial, involving numerous medical experts in various specialties, and in which damages in excess of $10 million were sought, concluded after a two-hour jury deliberation resulted in a finding of no negligence as to all defendants
  • Co-led trial team in defense of an obstetrician and his clinic against a medical malpractice claim brought on behalf of an infant born with cerebral palsy following a protracted labor. Plaintiffs’ counsel made a plea for unspecified damages in excess of $7 million. Following a six-week jury trial, a verdict was returned in favor of defendants

Education

  • Duke University School of Law, JD (1976)
    • Hart Cup Moot Court Finalist
    • Editor, Legal Research Board
  • Davidson College, BA, Phi Beta Kappa (1973)

Admissions

  • North Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Practice Areas

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  • North Carolina State Bar
    • President-Elect (2017-present)
    • Councilor (2007-2015)
    • Publications Committee
    • Distinguished Service Award Committee
    • Ethics Committee
    • Executive Committee
    • Issues Committee
    • Vice Chair, Subcommittee II and III, Grievance Committee
    • Chair, Board of Paralegal Certification
  • Forsyth County Bar Association
    • President, Young Lawyers Association (1981)
    • District Councilor (2010-2011)
  • North Carolina Bar Association
    • President (2004-2005)
    • President-Elect (2003-2004)
    • Board of Governors (1993-1996)
    • Chair, Young Lawyers Division (1986)
  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (1999-present)
  • Wake Forest University School of Law Former Adjunct Professor of Trial Advocacy
  • Lawyers Mutual Liability Insurance Company
    • Board of Directors (2006-present)
    • Chairman of the Board (2015-present)
  • Centenary United Methodist Church  Board of Trustees (1996-1997; Chair, 1999)
  • Forsyth Country Day School Board of Directors (1996-1999)
  • Old Hickory Council, Boy Scouts of America Executive Board (1977-present)
    • President (1990-1991)
  • Home Moravian Church Deacon (2004-2014)
  • Messiah Moravian Church Deacon (2016-present; Chair, Board of Trustees, 2017-present)
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