LAW OFFICE OF  LESLIE O. WICKHAM, JR.
LAW OFFICE OF  LESLIE O. WICKHAM, JR.
Board Certified Specialist in Workers Compensation Law

Leslie Oliver Wickham Jr.

Leslie Oliver Wickham Jr.

Managing Partner since 1996
Location:
Durham, North Carolina
Phone:
919-383-8332
Fax:
919-433-0417
Email:

Leslie Oliver Wickham, Jr. was born on July 24, 1952 in Tarboro, N.C. He graduated from Tarboro High School in 1970 and enrolled in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in September of 1970. He was an English and Religion major for four (4) years, but then switched majors and obtained a teaching certificate in elementary education in 1975. He taught in the Durham Public Schools for 4-1/2 years. His hobbies include swimming, playing guitar and hiking.

Mr. Wickham has tried worker's compensation cases in 25 counties in North Carolina. He has deposed over 100 doctors in North Carolina, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Florida, New York and Virginia. He  served as the Chair of the Workers' Compensation Section of the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers from June 2008 through June 2009.  He also served as Chair of the Workers' Compensation Section of the North Carolina Bar Association from 2004 to 2005.  Mr. Wickham practices primarily in the area of workers' compensation, but also litigates other civil matters.

Areas of Practice

  • Workers' Compensation Law
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation Law, North Carolina State Bar, 2000

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina, 1994
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2008

Education

  • North Carolina Central University School of Law, Durham, North Carolina - 1983
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • B.A. - 1975
    • Major: Education

Published Works

  • "North Carolina Workers' Compensation for Paralegals" With Sheila M. Bossier and Annette Webb (Co-Author), Clearwater Information Systems, 1994
  • "North Carolina Workers' Compensation for Paralegals" With Scott Fuller and Annette Webb (Co-Author), Clearwater Information Systems, Second Ed., 1996

Classes/Seminars

  • Guest Speaker, "Case Law Update" , North Carolina Advocates for Justice, 2012
  • Guest Speaker, "Confronting Medical Issues in Workers Compensation Claims", Workers Compensation Fall Program, September 20, 2012
  • Lecturer, "North Carolina Workers' Compensation for Paralegals" with Sheila M. Bossier and Annette Webb, Clearwater Informations Systems, February 24, 1994 - February 25, 1994
  • Lecturer, Workers' Compensation to Durham-Orange Counties Legal Secretaries Association, February 14, 1994
  • Lecturer, Workers' Compensation Law, "Family Medical Center Industrial, 'How To' Seminar", Sanford, North Carolina, October 26, 1994
  • Lecturer, Workers' Compensation Law, Triangle Area Chapter of NCOSH, Durham, North Carolina, February 22, 1995
  • Guest Panelist, 2nd Annual Rehabilitation and Case Management Educational Symposium, Greensboro, North Carolina, March 25, 1995
  • Lecturer, Workers' Compensation Law, Vance County Chapter of NCOSH, Henderson, North Carolina, January 23, 1996
  • Guest Speaker, "Sixth Annual Update on Workplace Torts and Workers' Comp", The Friday Center, Chapel Hill, N.C., December 3, 1999
  • Guest Speaker, "Seventh Annual Update on Workplace Torts and Workers' Comp", The Friday Center, Chapel Hill, N.C., December 1, 2000
  • Guest Speaker, "Eighth Annual Update on Workplace Torts and Workers' Comp", The Friday Center, Chapel Hill, N.C., November 30, 2001
  • Guest Speaker, "Ninth Annual Update on Workplace Torts and Workers' Comp", Significant Full Commission Decisions, December 1, 2002
  • Guest Speaker, "Tenth Annual Update on Workplace Torts and Workers' Comp", Significant Full Commission Decisions, December 1, 2003
  • Guest Speaker, "Eleventh Annual Update on Workplace Torts and Workers' Comp", Significant Full Commission Decisions, December 3, 2004
  • Guest Speaker, "Twelfth Annual Update on Workplace Torts and Workers' Comp", Significant Full Commission Decisions, December 2, 2005
  • Guest Speaker, "Fifth Annual North Carolina Industrial Commission Workers' Compensation Educational Conference", December 13, 2000 - December 15, 2000
  • Guest Speaker, "Tenth Annual North Carolina Industrial Commission Workers' Compensation Educational Conference", October 19, 2005 - October 21, 2005
  • Presenter, "Hot Topics" Fletcher v. Dana and its progeny, North Carolina Advodates for Justice Annual Convention "Sea Trail Resort", June 20, 2009 - June 24, 2009
  • Presenter, "Past Due Attendant Care", North Carolina Advocates for Justice "Mountain Magic", October 15, 2009 - October 18, 2009
  • Guest Speaker, "Thirteenth Annual Update on Workplace Torts and Workers' Compensation", Significant Full Commission Decisions, North Carolina Advocates for Justice, December 1, 2006
  • Guest Speaker, "Fourteenth Annual Workplace Torts and Workers' Compensation", Significant Full Commission Decisions, North Carolina Advocates for Justice, December 7, 2007
  • Co-Chair, "Thirteenth Annual Workers' Compensation Round Table", North Carolina Advocates for Justice, March 7, 2008
  • Co-Chair, "Fourteenth Annual Workers' Compensation Round Table", North Carolina Advocates for Justice, March 6, 2009
  • Guest Panelist, "Thirteenth Annual Workers' Compensation Educational Conference", North Carolina Advocates for Justice, October 13, 2008

Honors and Awards

  • Centennial Award, North Carolina Bar Association, 2001

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, Workers' Compensation Section, Member
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, Executive Committee, 1998 - 2003
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, Membership Committee Chair, 1999 - 2003
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, Workers' Compensation Section, Secretary, 2006 - 2007
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, Workers' Compensation Section, Vice Chair, 2007 - 2008
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, Workers' Compensation Section, Chair, 2008 - 2009
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Section, Member
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Section Counsel, Member, 2001 - 2004
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Legislative Committee Member
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Treasurer, 2002 - 2003
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Vice Chair, 2003 - 2004
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Chair, 2004 - 2005
  • American Association for Justice, Workers' Compensation Litigation Group
  • Durham County Bar Association, Campaign Chair, Access to Justice, 2000
  • Durham County Bar Association, Campaign Chair, Access to Justice, 2001
  • North Carolina State Bar: Workers' Compensation Specialization Committee, Member, 2007 - 2009
  • North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, Workers' Compensation Law Speciality Committee, April 1, 2006 - April 1, 2009
  • North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, Workers' Compenation Law Specialty Committee, April 1, 2009 - April 1, 2010

Past Employment Positions

  • Durham County Public Schools, 1976 - 1980
  • Markham & Wickham, Partner, 1984 - 1986
  • Edwards, Sharpe & Wickham, P.A., Director and Shareholder, 1987 - 1995

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Delta Phi

Law Office of Leslie O. Wickham, Jr.
3310 Croasdaile Drive, Suite 500
Durham, NC 27705
Telephone: 919-383-8332 | Fax: 919-433-0417
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