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Dr. Rawlings spent many years in private practice as a Neurosurgeon and retains his focus on assisting the injured. As such he practices primarily in the area of civil litigation, representing clients injured or killed in car accidents or due to acts of ommisions of health care providers. However, beyond this arena, Dr. Rawlings represents corporate and small business clients in contract and other litigation disputes. In addition, Dr. Rawlings is a certified Superior Court mediator and is available for party selection.

About Us

Founded in 2007, the Rawlings Law Firm has built an outstanding reputation for legal excellence, dedicated client service and high ethical standards, both among our peers in the profession and throughout North Carolina.  


Dr. Rawlings was honored with a certification as a specialist in medical negligence by the American Board of Professional liability attorneys in 2011. This is an honor only 167 lawyer’s hold in the United States, and the first in North Carolina. In 2013 Dr. Rawlings became a Fellow of The American College Board of Certified Attorneys. For a second year in a row, Dr. Rawlings has been selected as a Super Lawyer in North Carolina. The Rawlings Law Firm offers rare and unique expertise in medical malpractice plaintiff work and a commitment to all its clients for medical and legal excellence. 


Dr.Charles E. Rawlings attended Duke University School of Medicine where he became a distinguished neurosurgeon.   After practicing neurosurgery for over fifteen years, Dr. Rawlings decided to add another career path and attended Wake Forest University School of Law where he was named a Juris Doctorate in 2002. 


Our practice areas cover a broad and diverse range of legal fields.  The majority of our practice is devoted to litigation and appeals, with a substantial focus in personal injury and medical malpractice.  Many of our cases are referred to us from other attorneys who are familiar with our body of work and professionalism.  Former clients, too, have honored us by referring their friends, family and neighbors in need of quality legal counsel.


Our Services Are Available to Other Law Firms


In recognition of our integrity, legal acumen and demonstrated trial advocacy, Dr. Rawlings is frequently sought as co-counsel or local counsel in litigation and appellate work, and we welcome such inquiries or case referrals from attorneys statewide or beyond North Carolina. Martindale Hubbell rated BV Distinguished.


Focusing on civil litigation in the following areas:

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Wrongful Death

Medical Malpractice

Nursing Home Negligence

Cauda Equina Syndrome

Brain and Spinal Injury

Birth Injuries

Business Litigation

Contract Disputes

Commercial Litigation


Estate Planning


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