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Christopher L. Mewborn

Christopher L. Mewborn

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Practice Areas:

  • Workers Compensation
  • Real Estate, Residential and Commercial
  • Personal Injury
  • Business Law
  • Tax Foreclosures
  • Wills & Estates


Christopher L. Mewborn is a magna cum laude graduate of Campbell University where he earned a B.A. degree in Government and Pre-Law in 1988. He graduated cum laude from Campbell's Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law in 1991. Following law school, Mr. Mewborn served as a law clerk for the Honorable Sidney Eagles, former Chief Judge of the North Carolina Court of Appeals. After a two year clerkship, he joined the law firm of Bailey and Dixon, LLP in Raleigh, North Carolina where his litigation practice focused on workers' compensation, personal injury, and general insurance defense.

In 1997, Mr. Mewborn returned to his hometown of Jacksonville, North Carolina and opened his own general law practice. He currently concentrates in all phases of workers' compensation litigation before the North Carolina Industrial Commission, the North Carolina General Courts of Justice, and the North Carolina Appellate Courts, as well as maintaining a busy real estate and general law practice.

Since 2000, Mr. Mewborn has also served as a mediator certified by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission.  Mr. Mewborn mediates before the North Carolina Industrial Commission and the North Carolina General Courts of Justice.


  • Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, Buies Creek, North Carolina
    • J.D. - 1991
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: ABA Moot Court Team
    • Honors: National Trial Team
    • Honors: International Academy of Trial Lawyers Award
    • Honors: Order of Barristers
  • Campbell University
    • B.A. - 1988
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: Dr. Elmer L. Puryear Distinguished Student of Government Award

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina

Classes & Seminars

  • Presented to the North Carolina League of Municipalities, HIPAA Compliance and Workers' Compensation in North Carolina, 2018
  • Presented to the North Carolina League of Municipalities, Basics of Subrogation and Recovery, 2014
  • Presented for the City of Jacksonville, "What My Family Should Know – Will and Estate Documents," 2013
  • Presented at Carolina Case Managements' Annual Spring Symposium, "New Legislation and its Impact on Case Management and Ethical Practices," 2012
  • Presented to the Raleigh Claims Association, What Defense Attorneys Need from Adjusters, 2002 to 2002
  • Presented for Coastal Carolina Community College, Basics of Workers’ Compensation Law: A Defense Perspective for Employers, 2001 to 2002
  • Presented for the North Carolina League of Municipalities, Causation and the True Meaning of "Appreciable Benefit" Under Recent Appellate Case Law, 2000 to 2000
  • Course: Brokerage Law in North Carolina, Adjunct Professor, Coastal Carolina Community College, 1999 to 2000
  • Presented for the North Carolina League of Municipalities, Subrogation and Recovery of Third Party Proceeds Under N.C.G.S. § 97-10.2, 1999 to 1999


  • Mediator Certified, North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission

Professional Associations

  • North Carolina State Bar Association, Member
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Member
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys, Member
  • Onslow County Bar Association, Member
  • Fourth Judicial District Bar Association, Member
  • Onslow County Teen Court, Judge, 2007 to 2010
  • Onslow County Youth Court Diversion Program, Judge, 2010 to 2013
  • Raleigh Claims Association, 2002
  • Appreciable Benefit, 2000

Past Positions

  • North Carolina Court of Appeals, Research Assistant for Judge Sidney S. Eagles
  • Coastal Carolina Community College, Adjunct Professor
  • Bailey & Dixon LLP, Senior Associate