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Collins Barwick - Mediator

Collins Barwick's Legal Experience & Background

As a partner in a Workers’ Compensation Practice Group for over 27 years, I have handled matters at all levels of workers’ compensation litigation. Some of my more impactful cases include mediations and hearings at the Deputy Commission and Full Commission level, North Carolina Court of Appeals, and the North Carolina Supreme Court.

In addition to the above mentioned practice areas and litigation, I have experience in handling traumatic injury by accident claims, occupational disease, asbestosis, chemical exposure, mold exposure and psychological claims, and permanent total type issues such as attendant care and adaptive measures.

I have obtained favorable results at mediations and in litigation before the Industrial Commission, and the North Carolina Court of Appeals.

Articles, Presentations, and Publications
  • I have spoken frequently at a number of seminars including the Annual North Carolina Workers' Compensation Conference on various topics including occupational disease claims, return to work issues, cost control in the workers’ compensation system and case law updates.
Professional, Civic and Community Activities
  • North Carolina Bar Association (Workers’ Compensation Section), Member
  • Wake County Bar Association, Former Board Member
  • Hayes Barton United Methodist Church, former Board Member
  • The Raleigh School, former Board Member

If you would like to book an appointment click here to check my calendar for available dates. My calendar will be updated regularly. Any dates and times listed indicate mediations already scheduled. I can book two mediations a day if not separated by more than 60 minutes travel time.

You can also contact me at or call me directly at (919) 480-8738 (c). I really look forward to working with you.

- Collins Barwick, Certified Superior Court Mediator

Contact Me
Primary Practice Areas
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Workers' Compensation

Wake Forest University, (B.A., 1983; J.D., 1987)
Phi Delta Phi
Special Assistant to U.S. Senator John East, 1984-85, Washington, D.C.

Bar and Court Admissions
North Carolina, 1988
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina

Certifications & Accomplishments
Certified Superior Court Mediator
Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in the field of Workers’ Compensation Law: 2009-2015
Maintains an AV rating with Martindale-Hubbell since 2004

N.C. State Bar Board Certified Specialist in N.C. Worker's Compensation Law
Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell for 10 years
Best Lawyers in America
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