Awards & Accolades


At the Law Office of D. Hardison Wood, we are proud to be accredited by the following organizations. These seals each represent quality, reliability and trust in our legal services and practices. We invite you to read through this list of accreditations before you contact us for your legal needs. You’ll know that when you contact one of the talented attorneys at the Law Office of D. Hardison Wood, you’ll be speaking with one of the best, most highly trusted lawyers that Cary, NC has to offer.

  • Minor Passengers and Wrongful Death Estate v. Automobile Manufacturer $2,280,000

    The case settled for a total of $2,280,000.00 on the second day of trial.  The injured passengers each received sufficient compensation for their injuries.  The family of the deceased set up a scholarship in their child’s honor.

  • Wrongful Death Estate v. Ambulance Service $1,550,000

    Even though our client’s reported income was only around $4,000 per year before his death, this case settled at mediation for $1,550,000. He was a good man, and there was no reason for him to die on the interstate that day.

  • Wrongful Death Estate v. Tractor-Trailer Company $1,000,000

    Truck drivers have late shifts, long-hours, and they work hard. Sometimes though, they can be a menace to the driving public. This young man’s family came to us after their son died in a late-night collision on the interstate with a fully loaded 18-wheeler and the accident report stated it was all the fault of their son.

  • Minor Child v. Major Surgical Center (Confidential)

    Pediatric surgeons have a special place in the medical world.  They aren’t just assisting patients, they are aiding the future.  Sometimes though, their mistakes can cast a cloud on that child’s promise.

  • Bernhardt v. NC State Highway Patrol: Successful Verdict

    Police officers keep us safe and make sure drivers obey the law. However, in some cases officers can overstep their bounds and use excessive force in extenuating circumstances.

  • Workplace Injury/Workplace Death (Confidential)
  • BBB A +

    BBB A +

    The BBB is a nationwide organization that uses established criteria to rate the ethical and community standing of a firm and provides this information as a means to maintain a high level of trust between the businesses and the public.
  • The Million Dollar Advocates Forum

    The Million Dollar Advocates Forum

    The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. There are over 4000 members throughout the country. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members. Disclaimer: We do not represent that each case will achieve similar results. Each case is different and must be evaluated separately.
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice

    North Carolina Advocates for Justice

    The North Carolina Advocates For Justice is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association dedicated to protecting people’s rights through professional and community legal education, championing individual rights, and protecting the safety of North Carolina’s families — in the workplace, in the home, and in the environment.
  • American Association for Justice

    American Association for Justice

    The Mission of the American Association for Justice is to promote a fair and effective justice system—and to support the work of attorneys in their efforts to ensure that any person who is injured by the misconduct or negligence of others can obtain justice in America’s courtrooms, even when taking on the most powerful interests.
  • National Association of Personal Injury Lawyers

    National Association of Personal Injury Lawyers

  • APITLAmerica®


    The Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America is a national association of committed lawyers who have joined together to help eliminate unsafe and illegal interstate trucking practices. Through our combined efforts in learning, litigation, and legislation, we are working today to make America’s highways a safer place tomorrow for our families, our clients, and all Americans.
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving

    Mothers Against Drunk Driving

    From its humble beginnings over 30 years ago, Mothers Against Drunk Driving has evolved into one of the most widely supported non-profit organizations in the nation.  MADD ‘s primary purpose is to aid in the fight against drunk driving, especially against teenage/underage drunk driving. MADD was founded in 1980 by Candy Lightner after her daughter, Cari, was killed by a repeat drunk driving offender. Cindy Lamb—whose daughter, Laura, became the nation’s youngest quadriplegic at the hands of a drunk driver—soon joined Candy in her crusade to save lives, and MADD was born.

  • The American Bar Association

    The American Bar Association

    The American Bar Association is the world’s largest voluntary professional organization, with nearly 400,000 members and more than 3,500 entities.  It is committed to doing what only a national association of attorneys can do: serving our members, improving the legal profession, eliminating bias and enhancing diversity, and advancing the rule of law throughout the United States and around the world.
  • Wake County Bar Association

    Wake County Bar Association

    Since 1925, the Wake County Bar Association has been serving the public and the profession. The WCBA is a voluntary organization that provides member benefits and public service opportunities for lawyers and judges of Wake County.
  • Tenth Judicial District Bar

    Tenth Judicial District Bar

    Membership in the Tenth Judicial District Bar is mandatory for attorneys who are active and live or practice in Wake County, North Carolina. The Tenth Judicial District Bar investigates grievances of the public toward attorneys, handles fee disputes with attorneys, and conducts judicial elections.
  • North Carolina Bar Association

    North Carolina Bar Association

    Founded in 1899, the North Carolina Bar Association serves both attorneys and the general public with programs including professional support, lobbying on issues of interest to the Bar, continuing legal education programs, legal information materials, the Lawyer Referral Service, and support for pro bono legal services.
  • Rue Ratings’ Best Attorneys of America

    Rue Ratings’ Best Attorneys of America

    Rue Ratings’ Best Attorneys of America is becoming one of the most celebrated and respected groups of attorneys in the country. Membership is extremely selective, carefully screened, and limited to the most qualified and accomplished attorneys in the United States.
  • Martindale-Hubbell® Ethical Standards and Legal Ability

    Martindale-Hubbell® Ethical Standards and Legal Ability

    A Martindale-Hubbell® Ethical Standards and Legal Ability rating recognize keen-minded attorneys who practice with integrity. As the gold standard in attorney ratings, a Martindale-Hubbell award assures a client they are receiving the sharpest, most honest legal advice possible.
  • Super Lawyers®

    Super Lawyers®

    Super Lawyers® is an attorney rating service for attorneys, by attorneys. Through a peer-review process covering over 70 practice areas, Super Lawyers rates and recognizes those attorneys across the legal profession with esteemed reputations and bodies of work.
  • Expertise: Best Car Accident Attorney in Cary 2019

    Expertise: Best Car Accident Attorney in Cary 2019

    The Law Offices of D. Hardison Wood has earned a spot on Best Car Accident Lawyers in Cary, NC.

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  • Over a Decade of Legal Experience
  • Track Record Of Success
  • Personalized Attention & Care
  • Millions Recovered For Our Clients

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