Richard L. Pinto

Rick Pinto has been engaged in a varied civil litigation practice since 1980. He currently limits his practice to personal injury/wrongful death claims, construction claims, motor carrier claims, product liability litigation, insurance (both defense and coverage), and commercial litigation. While a majority of his work involves representing defendants, both individual and corporate, he also represents plaintiffs on commercial claims, as well as in serious personal injury claims. He has tried over 220 cases to verdict, and practices in the state and federal courts in North Carolina.

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Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit 
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina

Education

  • Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston-Salem, NC, 1980 – J.D.
  • Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, 1977 – B.A. (Cum Laude)

Sample Reported Cases

  • ExperienceOne Homes, LLC v. Town of Morrisville, 2012 N.C. App. LEXIS 774. 221 N.C. App. 433, 727 S.E.2d 26 (N.C. App. 2012) disc. rev. denied, 366 N.C. 247, 731 S.E.2d 149 (2012)
  • Builders Mut. Ins. Co. v. North Main Const., Ltd., 361 N.C. 85, 637 S.E.2d 528 (2006)
  • Vincent v. Billingsley, 177 N.C. App. 464, 628 S.E.2d 868 (2006)
  • Koch v. Bell, Lewis & Associates, Inc.176 N.C. App. 736, 627 S.E.2d 636 (2006)
  • Red Hill Hosiery Mill, Inc. v. MagneTek, Inc., 159 N.C. App. 135, 582 S.E.2d 632 (2003)
  • Pennsylvania Nat. Mut. Cas. Ins. Co. v. Associated Scaffolders & Equipment Co., Inc.157 N.C. App. 555, 579 S.E.2d 404 (2003)

Memberships

  • Greensboro Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys (NCADA)
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC)
  • Claims and Litgation Management Alliance (CLM)
  • American Board of Trial Attorneys (ABOTA)

Miscellaneous

  • North Carolina Super Lawyer® "Insurance Law" 2006-2018
  • North Carolina Super Lawyer Corporate Counsel Edition - Insurance Coverage, 2010-2018
  • Best Lawyers in America, "Insurance Law" 2006-2018
  • Best Lawyers in America, "Top Insurance Lawyer in Greensboro, NC, 2013"
  • Corporate Counsel Top Lawyers, 2010-2018
  • AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell
  • North Carolina's Best Lawyers
  • General Editor, LexisNexis Practice Guide: North Carolina Insurance Litigation (2018 Edition)
  • Author, “Excess and Umbrella Insurance,” Chapter 10 of LexisNexis Practice Guide: North Carolina Insurance Litigation (2018 Edition)
  • Author, “Bad Faith and Extra-Contractual Claims,” Chapter 14 of LexisNexis Practice Guide: North Carolina Insurance Litigation (2018 Edition)
  • Summit Rotary Club of Greensboro 2010-2018 (President 2015-2016)
  • Greensboro Zoning Commission (Chairman) (2010-2016)
  • Greensboro Board of Adjustments (Chairman) (2004-2010)
  • Greensboro ABC (Alcohol Beverage Control) Board (2017-present)