Joe Carruthers

Joe Carruthers


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

Joseph (Joe) T. Carruthers, III is a partner at Waldrep Wall Bailey & Babcock PLLC. 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.


  • J.D. 1987 Wake Forest University School of Law | Law Review, Articles Editor, Moot Court Board, Graduated 1st in Class
  • B.A. 1974 Duke University

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1977

North Carolina Bar Association

  • North Carolina Bar Association (Member)

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
  • Forsyth County Bar Association
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
  • North Carolina Bar


  • Best Lawyers® (1995 - Present)
  • Super Lawyers® (2008 - Present)
  • Martindale Hubbell AV® rated since 1992

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