About George Dennis

 

EDUCATION

 

    Duke University Law School (J.D., 1975; graduated with distinction)    

 

    Lehigh University (B.A. in Economics, 1972; graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa) 

 

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

    
   
Licensed Attorney, North Carolina (1975 - present)

 

    NC Dispute Resolution Commission and NC Industrial Commission Certified Mediator (2012 – present)

   

    Author and Publisher, North Carolina Civil Litigation Reporter (2013 - 2015)

   

    Teague Campbell Dennis & Gorham, LLP, Founding Partner (1984 - 1992); Senior and Managing Partner (1992 - 2012)

   

    Teague Campbell Conely & Dennis, Founding Partner (1978 - 1983)

   

    Teague Johnson Patterson Dilthey & Clay, Associate Attorney (1976 - 1978)

   

    North Carolina Industrial Commission, Clerkship (1975 - 1976)

    

PROFESSIONAL HONORS

 

    AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell since 1990.

   

    Chosen by peers for listing in The Best Lawyers in America

                        1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.

 

    Chosen by peers for listing as North Carolina "Super Lawyer" in Professional Liability,

                         2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.

   

    Outstanding Lawyers of America, 2003.

PRACTICE AREAS

 

In addition to serving as the Senior and Managing Partner of Teague Campbell Dennis & Gorham, LLP for twenty years, from 1993 through 2012, I had a diverse trial and appellate practice for nearly four decades in a wide variety of practice areas, including Professional Liability, Premises Liability, Product Liability, Insurance Coverage, Negligence, Contracts, Wrongful Death, Workers' Compensation, and Municipal and Governmental Law.  In that practice, I appeared as counsel of record in over fifty cases before the North Carolina Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and United States Supreme Court.  For a description of those cases in which published opinions were entered, click here:

PROFESSIONAL LECTURES

 

    North Carolina Advocates for Justice (2014)

   

    North Carolina Advocates for Justice and North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys (2013)
   

    North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys (1998 and 2007)
   

    North Carolina Association of Self-Insurers (2000)
   

    North Carolina Industrial Commission (1997 and 1998)
   

    Wake Forest University (1989 and 1993)
   

    North Carolina Bar Association (1982, 1987 and 1993)
   

    American Academy of Industrial Hygiene (1986)
   

    Occupational Safety and Health Educational Research Institute (1985 and 1986). 

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

 

    North Carolina Bar Association Health Benefit Trust, Trustee (2004 - 2015)
   

    North Carolina State Bar Select Drafting Committee (1988 - 2010)

   

    North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys Board of Directors (2005 - 2008)
   

    North Carolina Bar Association Litigation Section Council (1987-1990)

   

    North Carolina Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Section Chairman (1986 – 1988 and 1997 - 1998)

 

    North Carolina Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Section Council (1982 - 2004)

   

    North Carolina Industrial Commission Advisory Council (1994 - 2009)

 

CIVIC ACTIVITIES

 

    The V Foundation for Cancer Research; Board of Directors member and  legal advisor (1997 – present)
   

    Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic; Board of Directors  member and legal advisor (1995 – 2011)