Bill Bystrynski

BILL BYSTRYNSKI

Partner

William Bystrynski, Partner

Bill has spent his legal career representing clients who have been victims of negligence. He has successfully handled a wide variety of such cases, advocating on behalf of people severely injured or killed by drunk drivers, unsafe truckers, defective medical devices, fraternity hazing, unsafe working conditions and other negligent acts.

Bill is listed in Best Lawyers in America©, a widely regarded guide for legal excellence. He has also been named a Personal Injury “Super Lawyer” every year since the award was established.  He was also named one of the top 100 trial lawyers in North Carolina by the American Association for Justice and has the highest rating—Preeminent—from Martindale-Hubbell.

Bill has handled two significant cases that were ultimately argued at the U.S. Supreme Court. One case resulted in an $8.2 million verdict in the wrongful death of two children that was tried by himself and David Kirby. The other was a case he filed fighting Medicaid’s policy of taking large portions of settlements from poor people who were victims of others’ negligence. In a 2013 opinion written by Justice Anthony Kennedy, North Carolina’s Medicaid law was struck down as unconstitutional.  The far-reaching ruling affected Medicaid rules across the country and allowed thousands of seriously injured people to keep more of the settlements they receive from those responsible for their injuries.

Before practicing law, Bill spent 14 years as a newspaper reporter and as an editor at The News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Wake County Bar Association and has served for more than decade as chairman of the Wake County Bar Association’s Scholarship Committee, which provides scholarships to deserving law students.

Bill is an active member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Cary, N.C., where he serves on the Liturgy Committee and oversees the lectors.  He is also on the board of the Fellowship Home of Raleigh and does pro bono work for N.C. Legal Aid.

Bill is a magna cum laude graduate of Hofstra University (B.A. ’79) where he was in Phi Beta Kappa, and graduated from the UNC School of Law (J.D. ’94) with honors. He is married and has two sons, David and Jonathan.

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