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Brian T. Lawler

Brian T. Lawler joined The Van Winkle Law Firm to defend medical providers and their practices from claims of negligence and malpractice, and to represent clients’ interests in a variety of civil litigation matters. Prior to joining Van Winkle, Lawler worked at a civil litigation firm in Greenville, SC. Before embarking on his legal career Lawler worked in social services for nine years, serving children and adults in need throughout western North Carolina, and it was this work that ultimately led to his decision to join the legal profession.

Lawler is licensed to practice in the North Carolina and South Carolina.

Professional Affiliations

  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar
  • US District Court, District of South Carolina
  • US District Court, Western District of North Carolina (pending)
  • 28th Judicial District Bar
  • Greenville (SC) Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Board of Eliada Homes, Inc.
  • Board of Directors, Friends of the WNC Nature Center

Awards and Honors:

  • Campbell University Law Review, Symposium Editor
    • Published Article: Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Indefinite Confinement and the Unconstitutional Treatment of North Carolinians with Mental Retardation, 35 Campbell L. Rev. 189 (2013).
  • Campbell Health Law Society, President
Brian T. Lawler grew up in Winchester, VA and Winston-Salem, NC as one of 6 children. He is married to Jean and has two daughters, Lucy and Frances. In his spare time Brian enjoys playing rugby and golf, snow skiing, and spending time with his family.