Brad Risinger litigates and tries commercial disputes. Trained as a journalist, he focuses on "learning a client's story" and using it to answer the practical questions judges, jurors and arbitrators have about an industry or business practice which is most often new to them.
Brad's work on business litigations and complex contract disputes regularly brings him before the North Carolina Business Court. In product liability settings he focuses on product defect, design and manufacturing issues, as well as pharmaceutical products, services and medical device claims. His frequent work with municipal consideration of land use and zoning matters focuses on direct appeals to Superior Court. Brad also regularly works on issues related to the Driver's Privacy Protection Act (DPPA), and its interaction with state public records laws. He also handles complex civil matters for municipal clients, as well as multi-party environmental cases, including CERCLA cost recovery issues for waste generators and alleged arranger/disposer transactions.
Brad has served as national, regional, and local counsel in multi-jurisdiction, multi-plaintiff litigations, and been responsible for coordinating discovery, trial preparation, and alternative dispute resolution mechanisms in hundreds of cases. He is also certified by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission as a Superior Court mediator.
Brad serves on the United Way of North Carolina Board of Directors, and has served terms as its chair and vice-chair. In 2014, he also chaired the Board's search committee to select a new President/CEO. He also sits on the Board of Directors for NC 2-1-1, and serves as its vice chair.