Edward G. (Woody) Connette
Woody Connette has practiced law for over thirty-five years. He grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina; finished Davidson College in 1974; and graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 1977.
Woody represents clients who have suffered catastrophic personal injuries, loss of family members by wrongful death, Long Term Disability benefit claims, and denial of health benefit coverage for needed medical procedures. He is familiar with ERISA and other federal and state laws and regulations in the retirement, disability and health care area. Woody also has participated in class action litigation for over thirty years, including consumer, employment, shareholder and civil rights class actions.
Woody has been recognized as one of the North Carolina Legal Elite, the Best Lawyers in America, North Carolina Super Lawyers, and other listings. He is a frequent speaker and teacher at various continuing education programs. He has taught trial practice skills for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and has spoken on a wide range of topics for bar and community groups, including national ERISA conferences at Loyola University School of Law in Chicago; North Carolina and South Carolina Bar Associations; the American Advocates for Justice; the North Carolina Advocates for Justice; and the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys. His publications include an article on depositions that was published in the American Bar Association's Litigation Section journal and an article on health care advocacy for the North Carolina Medical Journal.
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