Jim Wall

Jim Wall

Healthcare, Corporate, Bankruptcy

370 Knollwood Street, Suite 600, Winston-Salem, NC 27103

Jim represents entrepreneurs and businesses in a wide array of transactions and governance issues. He has significant experience representing health care providers and other clients in the health care field including owners and managers of long-term care facilities, management service organizations, providers of clinical research and local management entities. He has extensive experience helping providers and MSOs navigate North Carolina’s corporate practice of medicine doctrine. He also has assisted health care entities address recapitalization and insolvency issues. Additionally, Jim assists executives in connection with their employment relationships, including negotiation of employment and separation agreements.

Prior to being a founding member of Waldrep Wall Babcock & Bailey PLLC, Jim founded and managed Wall Babcock LLP. Prior to that, Jim practiced as a partner with Kilpatrick Stockton in its corporate and health care departments. Earlier in his career, Jim was a shareholder and director of Bell, Davis & Pitt, P.A. where he practiced in the firm’s corporate, health care and insolvency sections.

Jim is a 1986 graduate of the College of William and Mary, where he was elected to Beta Gamma Sigma, the national business honor society. He is a 1989 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law. He is admitted to practice in North Carolina, Georgia and Virginia.


  • J.D. 1989 University of Virginia School of Law
  • B.B.A. 1986 College of William & Mary, Accounting; Beta Gamma Sigma

Bar Admissions

  • 1989, Georgia
  • 1991, North Carolina
  • 2014, Virginia

North Carolina Bar Association

  • Health Law Section (Chair 2014-15; Vice Chair, 2013-14; Council 2008-2015)
  • Business Law Section, Member
  • Bankruptcy Law Section (Council, 1995-98; Treasurer, 1996-97)
  • Young Lawyers Division (Executive Council, 1995-97)

Professional Memberships

  • American Health Lawyers Association (Fraud & Abuse, Labor & Employment, Hospitals and Health Systems, HMOs and Health Plans, Physician Organizations and Long Term Care Substantive Law Committees)
  • North Carolina Society of Health Care Attorneys
  • American Bankruptcy Institute


  • Listed in Best Lawyers® (Corporate Law, Health Care Law), 2008-Present
  • Selected as Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year,” 2012
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers® (Health Care), 2011 - 2013, 2020 - Present
  • Martindale Hubbell AV Rating

Civic Activities

  • Youth League Coach (coached over 80 youth league teams)
  • St. Leo Parish Middle School Basketball Coach (2009-13; 2015-Present)
  • Leadership Winston-Salem
  • Junior Varsity Football Coach, Forsyth Country Day School

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • "What Every First Year Associate Should Know About a Health Law Transaction" Wake Forest University School of Law, Elon University School of Law, UNC School of Law, and North Carolina Central School of Law
  • "Physician Employment Contracts, American Health Lawyers Association," Physician and Physician Organizations Law Institute)
  • "Ten Pitfalls for the Young Physician," North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians
  • "The Light at the End of the Tunnel Could Be a Train Coming Your Way – A Look at a Physician’s First Employment Contract," North Carolina Baptist Hospital, Residency Programs
  • "Negotiating a Managed Care Contract," Association of Medical Group Managers, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • "A Physician’s First Employment Agreement," North Carolina Academy of Emergency Physicians

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