Meet Attorney Don Strickland

About Don Strickland

North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyer

With over 36 years of experience, Don Strickland has helped hundreds of clients throughout North Carolina recover fair and just compensation for their injuries, the loss of loved ones, and financial losses to their businesses. He devotes the effort, attention, and resources necessary to maximize his clients’ recoveries.

Don Strickland currently practices law at The Law Office of Donald R Strickland. Prior to opening his current practice Don practiced with Twiggs Strickland & Rabenau, P.A. where he was a shareholder and the president. Since 1984 Don has successfully represented clients in serious personal injury and wrongful death cases in the state and federal courts of North Carolina and has obtained numerous multi-million dollar verdicts. He has also successfully litigated business tort cases in the state and federal courts in North Carolina and South Carolina, federal courts in Florida and Maryland, and state court in Arizona.

Don obtained substantial verdicts and settlements against corporate defendants including Honda, Southeastern Toyota, Snap-on Tools Corporation, South Carolina National Bank, and Champion Products, Inc. Don has served on the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committees in federal multi-district litigation, representing both individual and class action plaintiffs in business tort cases. Don had been a frequent speaker and writer for continuing legal education seminars in the area of litigation. His primary focus with The Law Office of Donald R Strickland is serious personal injury and wrongful death cases arising out of tractor trailer and other motor vehicle collisions. Don is a Certified North Carolina Superior Court Mediator.

Special Recognition

Don has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for the past 20+ years and has earned a 5.0 AV-Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell® – its highest rating for lawyers in legal ability and ethical standards. Don was also named a North Carolina Super Lawyer in 2021 for the 13th year in a row, an honor limited to 5% of practicing attorneys in the State. Also in 2021, Don’s law firm was again designated a Best Lawyers Best Law Firm by U.S. News & World Report. Don Strickland was selected Best Lawyers’ 2015 Raleigh Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs “Lawyer of the Year”. Don has been selected to Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite in the field of litigation on multiple occasions.

Don is a fellow and has served on the Board of Directors of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers an invitation-only organization that limits its membership in the United States to 500 active trial lawyers under the age of 70 and has fellows in more than 30 countries. Don is also a fellow of the International Society of Barristers, and the American Board of Trial Advocacy, two other prominent invitation-only legal organizations. Don has also served on the Board of Governors of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice.


  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.S. in Business Administration, 1978
  • Duke University School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 1984

Areas of Practice


  • North Carolina 1984
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

Professional Memberships

  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • International Society of Barristers
  • American Board of Trial Advocacy
  • American Association for Justice
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • North Carolina State Bar Association
  • Durham County Bar Association

Put this high-standard of representation to work in your case. Contact The Law Office of Donald R Strickland at (919) 828-4357 for an initial consultation.

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“Don met the highest standards of professionalism. I recommend Don and his team without qualification.”

“I highly recommend Don based on my personal experience with him, he gets results.”

“Don Strickland and his law firm demonstrated both the highest levels of professional skills and the highest levels of interpersonal compassion”

“We felt truly cared about and became a part of his wonderful family. We can't thank Don and his staff enough for all they did for us.”

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