C. Douglas Maynard Jr.

Attorney & Partner

C. Douglas Maynard, Jr. worked as an insurance adjuster for several years prior to beginning the practice of law representing people against insurance companies. His insider's view of the insurance industry enables him to decipher your policy to determine your rights, to anticipate how your claim will be handled, and to hold insurers accountable for unfair and deceptive claims practices. Mr. Maynard has resolved multiple cases in excess of one million dollars ($1,000,000) including denied life insurance, liquor liability / motor vehicle collision, and workers’ compensation claims.

He is well-respected in the legal community for his knowledge of insurance law and frequently leads seminars on the topic. He practices in litigation and arbitration of personal injury and workers’ compensation claims, as well as handling many insurance coverage disputes, denials, and beneficiary disputes. Doug has argued cases before the Supreme Court of North Carolina and the Court of Appeals. He has filed “friends’ of the court” briefs (amicus) on insurance coverage issues in both courts. Doug is frequently consulted, retained or associated by lawyers throughout North Carolina and the United States on issues related to North Carolina insurance law. He is also editor of one of the definitive legal treatises (book) on uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage in North Carolina. Doug does not represent any insurance company but only people and those seeking insurance coverage or money from insurance companies.

Doug has lived in Winston-Salem for more than 50 years, having moved there when he was just three months old. As the son of a local physician and having handled personal injury and workers’ compensation cases for over 25 years, Doug is very familiar with many of the healthcare providers in the area.

Areas of Practice
  • Automobile and Motorcycle Injuries

  • Tractor-Trailer. Delivery and Commercial Vehicle Injuries

  • Pedestrian and Bicycle Injuries

  • Uninsured / Underinsured Motorist Claims

  • Workers' Compensation

  • Wrongful Death

  • Dram Shop / Liquor Liability

  • Insurance Claims including Bad Faith

  • Insurance Coverage Disputes and Denials – Failure to Defend

  • Life Insurance Denials / Beneficiary Disputes

  • All Types of Serious or Catastrophic Personal Injury Claims

  • Construction Site and Electrocution Injuries

  • Unfair Deceptive Trade Practices

  • Dog Bites

  • Environmental Litigation

Litigation Percentage
  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions
  • North Carolina, 1992

  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina, 1994

  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina, 2012

  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2008

Education
  • Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston Salem, North Carolina - 1988

  • Duke University

    • A.B. - 1985

    • Honors: President's Leadership Award

Honors and Awards
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • American Bar Association

  • American Association of Justice, formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America 

    • Insurance Section Member

    • Bad Faith Insurance Litigation Group

    • Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway and Premises Liability Section

  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Presidents Club

    • Board of Governors, 2009 – 2011, 2015 -

    • Legal Affairs Committees - Civil Amicus Curiae Committee, 1997 - Present

    • Auto Torts Section, Section Chair, 2002 - 2003

    • Workers' Compensation Section

    • Professional Negligence Section

  • North Carolina Bar Association

    • Insurance Law Section, Former Council Member

    • Litigation Section, Chair, 2008 – 2009

    • Litigation Section Member

    • Insurance Law Section Member

  • Forsyth County Bar Association, 21st Judicial District

    • President, 2012 - 2013

    • Ethics & Grievance Committee, 1999 - 2002

    • Young Lawyers Division, President, 1997 - 1998

  • Brain Injury Association of North Carolina, 1996 - Present

Published Works
  • Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Insurance in North Carolina, North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Lexis, Editor, Chapter Author, 1st ed. UM/UIM Procedural Issues, 2013, 2nd ed., 2015.

  • North Carolina Personal Injury Liens Manual, Chapter 1: Medical Provider Liens, North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers / Lexis Nexis, 1st ed, 2007, 2nd ed,, 3rd ed 2014.

  • Changing the Rules of the Game: UM/UIM Motorist Coverage and Nationwide: A New Interpretation of Its Policy Language on Arbitration, Trial Briefs, "Arbitration and Mediation", North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, Magazine Article, August, 2005

  • Medical Provider Liens and Assignments, North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, Trial Briefs, Disbursements, October, 2002

  • Medical Legal Update: Charlotte Mecklenburg Hosp. v. First Georgia Insurance Comp., et al., Forsyth - Stokes - Davie County Medical Society, Newsletter, August, 1995

Classes/Seminars
  • Insurance Law Update , North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Annual Convention, Manuscript and Seminar Speaker, 2008 until present

  • Post-Williams Legislative Changes, Navigating UM/UIM Coverage, North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Manuscript, Seminar Speaker, and Course Planner, 2012

  • UM/UIM Update - Sources of Coverage Sources of Coverage - Exploring the Maze of Insurance Law , North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Manuscript and Seminar Speaker, June, 2009

  • Manuscript and Seminar Speaker, UM/UIM Update - Sources of Coverage Sources of Coverage - Exploring the Maze of Insurance Law, North Carolina Advocates for Justice, January, 2009

  • Manuscript and Seminar Speaker, Claims of Medical Providers - Liens and Assignments, Disbursements 2007, North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2007

  • Course Planner, Auto Torts Seminar, 2007

  • Manuscript and Seminar Speaker, UM/UIM Coverage, Insurance Law - 2006 Update on Homeowners Coverage, Liability Coverage, UM/UIM, Property Damage, Bad Faith, Mediation ..and more!, North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2006

  • Manuscript and Seminar Speaker, Underinsured Motorist Coverage, Continued §20-279.21(b)(4), Auto Insurance Made Simple: Making Sense of the Financial Responsibility Act, North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2005

  • Speaker, Auto Insurance Made Simple: Making Sense of the Financial Responsibility Act, North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2005

  • Seminar Speaker, Medical Provider Liens, Disbursements 2005, North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2004 -2005

  • Speaker, Medical Provider Liens, Disbursements Dos and Don'ts - The Devil is in the Details, North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2004

  • Speaker, NC Statutory Liens on Tort Recoveries - Medical Providers, Social Services, Disbursements without Getting Burned: Taming the ERISA Monster, North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2003

  • Speaker, UM/UIM Procedural Issues, Masters of Insurance Law, 2002

  • Course Planner, Auto Torts - Pushing the Envelope within the Rules, 2002

  • Speaker, NC Statutory Liens on Tort Recoveries - Medical Providers, Social Services, Nuts and Bolts of Dollars & Cents, 2002

  • Speaker, Documents Don't Lie, Creative Discovery II: Finding the Smoking Howitzer, 1999

  • Speaker, Locating Insurance Coverage: The Basics and Recent Legal Developments, Recent Developments in Insurance Law Including Issues of Bad Faith, 1998

  • Speaker, What Motivates an Insurance Company to Settle - An (Ex) Adjuster's Perspective, Negotiation and Settlement of Personal Injury Seminar, 1997

  • How the Insurance Company Handles Your Case; An Inside View of the Liability Insurance Company; Personal Injury Law: A compendium of a Dozen Topics Facing the Personal Injury Practitioner Every Day, 1994