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105 Burke Avenue, Suite E
Wilmington, North Carolina 28403Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 910-256-3992
Fax: 910-256-3578
E-Mail: e-b@ennis-baynard.com
www.ebmmlawfirm.com
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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1327, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
Established: 1999

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Litigation
  • Arson
  • Fraud
  • Examinations Under Oath
  • Property
  • Casualty
  • Automobile
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Coverage Issues
  • Opinions
  • Subrogation
  • Product Liability
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Trial Practice
  • State and Federal Courts
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
Allstate Insurance CompanyAmerican Empire Insurance Company
Arch Insurance CompanyBankers Insurance Company
Discovery Insurance CompanyEssex Insurance Company
EsuranceThe Hartford
The Horace Mann CompaniesInsurance Management Solutions Corporation
Liberty Mutual Insurance CompanyMarkel Southwest Underwriters, Inc.
Midland Claims Administrators, Inc.Montgomery Mutual Insurance Company
North Carolina Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance CompanyPenn-America Insurance Company
Progressive InsuranceProvidence Washington Insurance Companies
Scottsdale Insurance CompanyThe Seibels Bruce Group, Inc.
Selective Insurance Company of AmericaSentry Insurance a Mutual Company
Southern Insurance UnderwritersState Farm Insurance Company
Universal Insurance CompanyVFIS Claims Management
Non-Insurance Clients
Arbitration Forums, Inc.Brownyard Group
Sears, Roebuck and Co.Terminix
Woodard Forest Imports
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Personnel Information
Firm Members
Donald W. Ennis
Wilmington, NC
E-Mail:don.ennis@ennis-baynard.com
Practice Areas
  • Defense Litigation
Admitted
  • North Carolina, 1986
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Middle Districts of North Carolina
Memberships:
  • American Bar Associations (Litigation, Tort and Insurance Law Sections)
  • North Carolina and New Hanover County Bar Associations
  • North Caorlina State Bar
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • North Carolina State University, B.S. (cum laude), 1982
  • Campbell University School of Law, J.D., 1986
Fraternity Information:
Phi Alpha Delta; Trial Advocacy Team
Born:1960
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Stephen C. Baynard
Wilmington, NC
E-Mail:sbaynard@ennis-baynard.com
Practice Areas
  • Civil Litigation
Admitted
  • North Carolina, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina, 2000
Memberships:
  • American, North Carolina and New Hanover County Bar Associations
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys (Young Lawyers Committee, President, 2003-2005; Chair, General Liability Section, 2006-Present; Vice-Chair)
  • 5th Judicial District Bar (President, 2005)
  • North Carolina Conference of Bar Presidents (Executive Committee, 2006-Present)
  • Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism (Judicial Response Committee, 2007-Present)
  • Defense Research Institute
Reported Cases:
Robinson v. Leach, 514 S.E.2d 567 (1999); 350 N.C. 835, 539 S.E.2d 293, (1999); Moore v. Cincinnati Ins., 147 N.C. App. 761, 556 S.E.2d 682(2001); Wolfson v. Cox, 164 N.C.App. 601, 596 S.E.2d 473 (2004); Parker v. Willis, 606 S.E.2d 184, N.C. App., (2004); 359 N.C. 411, 612 S.E.2d 322, N.C., (2005); Smith v. Murrell, 605, S.E.2d 742, (2004); Hailey v. Terminix Co. of North Carolina, Inc., WL 1892559, 646 S.E.2d 443 (2007); Moore v Rhodes 190 N.C.App. 822, 662 S.E.2d 36 (2008); Hewett v. Weisser, 364 N.C. 129, 695 S.E.2d 759 (2009); Kelly v. Shoaf 718 SE2d 423 (2011); Spooner v. Clemmons, 718 SE2d 423 (2011), review denied 722 SE2d 788 (2012).
Education:
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., 1990
  • Campbell University School of Law, J.D., 1993
Fraternity Information:
Phi Alpha Delta Justice 1993
Honors:
AV Preeminent Rating
Born:1968
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Dan Morton
Wilmington, NC
E-Mail:dmorton@ennis-baynard.com
Admitted
  • North Carolina, 1985
  • Superior Court of North Carolina
  • Supreme Court of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
Memberships:
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Defense Research Institute
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy
Education:
  • Duke University, B.A., 1982
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, J.D., 1985
Born:1960
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Ronald D. Medlin Jr.
Wilmington, NC
E-Mail:rmedlin@ennis-baynard.com
Admitted
  • North Carolina, 2003
  • Superior Court of North Carolina
  • Supreme Court of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina
Memberships:
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
Education:
  • Appalachian State University, B.S./B.A. (cum laude), 2000
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, J.D., 2003
Born:1977
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(This firm also appears in the Subrogation section of this publication)