Vernon R. Sumwalt practices with the Sumwalt Law Firm in Charlotte, North Carolina, in the areas of workers’ compensation, workplace torts, and Social Security disability. He is a board certified specialist in workers’ compensation law by the North Carolina State Bar and has presented at over forty continuing legal education seminars. In addition to numerous articles in legal periodicals, he has co-authored The Law of Workers’ Compensation in South Carolina (2nd ed. 1998, 3rd ed. 2003, and 4th ed. 2005), and The Law of Automobile Insurance in South Carolina (4th ed. 2000 and 5th ed. 2002), and he wrote the workers’ compensation chapter in The South Carolina Law of Damages (1st ed. 2004), all published by the South Carolina Bar. Mr. Sumwalt serves on the Executive and Amicus Committees of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, and he is on the Workers’ Compensation Section Council of the North Carolina Bar Association. Mr. Sumwalt is also a member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), the Workplace Injury Litigation Group (WILG), and the National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives (NOSSCR). He is also a member of the LexisNexis National Workers' Compensation Advisory Board. He received his undergraduate degree at the University of Miami in 1994 and his law degree from the University of South Carolina in 1998.