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Announcing Sumwalt Anderson Law Firm

Mark T. Sumwalt and Richard L. Anderson are pleased to announce the formation of the Sumwalt Anderson Law Firm effective September 1, 2020.

Mark is a North Carolina State Bar Board Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation Law with extensive experience before the North Carolina Industrial Commission and state appellate courts. The founder of the former Sumwalt Law Firm, Mark brings over 39 years of experience to Sumwalt Anderson.

Rick is an accomplished attorney in the areas of catastrophic personal injury, medical negligence, and workers’ compensation. Formerly a partner at Price Petho & Anderson, Rick brings over 27 years of experience to Sumwalt Anderson.

Our legal team also includes associate attorney Lauren Walker, who has been practicing with Sumwalt Law Firm since 2013. The attorneys and staff at Sumwalt Anderson are dedicated to protecting the rights of injured workers and individuals in North Carolina. We look forward to providing superior representation tailored to the specific needs of each client.

Attorney Mark Sumwalt

Mark Sumwalt is a native of Rock Hill, South Carolina who has practiced law in Charlotte since 1981, primarily in the field of worker’s compensation. He has litigated hundreds of cases to decision all over the state and handled many significant appeals to the North Carolina Court of Appeals and the North Carolina Supreme Court, particularly in the area of attendant care. [ Attorney Bio ]

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