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Attorney Joe Carruthers

Joe Carruthers | Senior Counsel

Office: 370 Knollwood Street, Suite 600, Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Phone: (336) 714-1221
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Joe brings over 40 years of litigation experience to the firm, most recently as a partner with Wall Babcock LLP and prior, Carruthers & Bailey, P.A., a Winston-Salem-based firm that he started with Dennis Bailey in 2001. He has handled and will continue to manage a broad range of litigation matters through trial and appellate review, including medical malpractice defense, business and banking disputes, wrongful death, serious personal injury, and products liability. Joe also is a certified Superior Court Mediator.

Joe practiced at the law firm of Bell, Davis & Pitt from 1981 until 2000 and was named a partner in 1985. Prior to joining Bell, Davis & Pitt, he served as an associate at Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge & Rice from 1977 until 1981.

Joe received a J.D. degree from the Wake Forest University School of Law, where he was ranked first in his graduating class, in 1977, and a B.A. degree in political science from Duke University in 1974. He is a member of the North Carolina Bar, the North Carolina Bar Association, the Forsyth County Bar Association, and the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys.

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  • J.D. 1977 Wake Forest University School of Law | Law Review, Articles Editor, Moot Court Board, Graduated 1st in Class

  • B.A. 1974 Duke University

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Bar Admissions


  • North Carolina, 1977

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North Carolina Bar Association


  • North Carolina Bar Association (Member)

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  • Best Lawyers®, 1995-Present

  • Super Lawyers®, 2008-Present

  • Martindale Hubbell AV®, 1992-present

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Professional Memberships


  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow

  • Forsyth County Bar Association

  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys

  • North Carolina Bar

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