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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
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Arson
  • Automobile
  • Casualty
  • Construction Defect
  • Construction Law
  • Coverage Issues
  • Employment Practices
  • Examinations Under Oath
  • Fraud
  • Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Property
  • State and Federal Courts
  • Subrogation
  • Trial Practice
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About Us
The law firm of Ennis, Baynard, Morton, Medlin & Brown, P.A. provides high quality and aggressive trial work for our insurance carriers and self-insureds at cost effective rates. We have historically tried cases throughout North Carolina with our concentration in the southeastern part of the state.
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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
Viking Insurance Company
Non-Insurance Clients
Cardinal Freight CarriersSears, Roebuck and Co.
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Personnel Information
Firm Members
Donald W. Ennis
Wilmington, NC
E-Mail:don.ennis@ennis-baynard.com
Practice Areas
  • General Liability
  • Automobile
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Construction Law
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Defense
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
Admitted
  • North Carolina, 1986
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Middle Districts of North Carolina
Memberships:
  • American Bar Associations (Litigation, Construction, 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
  • General Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Construction Law
  • Insurance Defense
  • Civil Litigation
  • Negligence
  • Personal Injury
  • Toxic Torts
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 State Bar
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys (Young Lawyers Committee, President, 2003-2005; Chair, General Liability Section, 2006-Present; Vice-Chair; Chair, Construction Section, 2011)
  • 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
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
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Construction Law
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 State Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Council on Litigation Management
  • 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
Practice Areas
  • General Liability
  • Automobile
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Construction Law
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Defense
  • Civil Litigation
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Homeowner's Association Representation
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 State Bar
  • North Carolina and Wayne County (Past-President) Bar Associations
  • 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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Maynard M. Brown
Wilmington, NC
Practice Areas
  • General Liability
  • Automobile
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Construction Law
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Defense
  • Civil Litigation
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Homeowner's Association Representation
Admitted
  • North Carolina, 1987
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 2001
Memberships:
  • American and North Carolina Bar Associations
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
Education:
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., 1979
  • Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D., 1987
Born:1957
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High Profile Cases
Moore v. N.C. Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company, 82 N.C.App. 616, 347 S.E. 2d 489 (1986); Bailey v. LeBeau, 79 N.C.App. 345, 339 S.E.2d 460, 318 N.C. 411 (1986); Pyco Supply Co., Inc. v. American Centennial Ins. Co., 85 N.C.App. 114, 354 S.E.2d 360 (1987); Jansen v. Collins, 92 N.C.App. 516, 374 S.E. 2d 641 (1988); Petteway v. South Carolina Insurance Company, 93 N.C.App. 776, 379 S.E. 2d 80 (1989); Kinlaw v. N.C. Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company, 103 N.C.App. 69, 404 S.E. 2d 188 (1991); Laughinghouse v. State, ex. Rel. North Carolina Ports Railway Commission, 101 N.C. App. 375, Disc. review denied, 328 N.C. 732 (1991), Cert Denied, 502 U.S. 1029 (1992); Enzor v. N.C. Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company, 123 N.C.App. 544, 473 S.E. 2d 638 (1996); Wilson v. Wilson, 121 N.C. App.292 (1996); Riggs v. Riggs, 124 N.C. App. 647 (1996); Maring v. Hartford Cas. Ins. Co., 126 N.C.App. 201, 484 S.E.2d 417 (1997); Williams v. Bowden, 128 N.C. App. 31, Disc. review denied, 348 N.C. 78 (1998); Robinson v. Leach, 133 N.C.App. 436, 514 S.E. 2d 567 (1999); Kinsey v. Spann, 139 N.C. App. 370 (2000); Moore v. Cincinnati Ins., 147 NC.App. 761, 556 S.E. 2d 682 (2001); Strickland v. Doe, 156 N.C. App. 292, Disc. review denied, 357 N.C. 169 (2003); Southern Fire & Cas. Co. v. Kirby’s Garage, Inc., 162 N.C.App. 124, 590 S.E.2d 1 (2004); Moquin v. Hedrick, 163 N.C.App. 345, 593 S.E.2d 435 (2004); Ales v. TA Loving Co., 163 N.C.App. 350, 593 S.E.2d 453 (2004); Revels v. Robeson County Board of Elections, 167 N.C.App. 358, 605 S.E.2d 219 (2004); Taylor v. Gore, 161 N.C.App. 300, 588 S.E.2d 51, pet. disc. rev. denied, 358 N.C. 380, 597 S.E.2d 775 (2004); Guarascio v. New Hanover Health Network, Inc., 163 N.C.App. 160, 592 S.E.2d 612, affirmed 358 N.C. 375, 597 S.E.2d 130 (2004); Parker v. Willis, 167 N.C.App. 625, 606 S.E.2d 184 (2004); Parker v. Willis, 167 N.C. App. 625, Disc. review denied, 359 N.C. 411 (2005); Lightner v. City of Wilmington, 498 F.Supp.2d 802 (EDNC 2007), affirmed 545 F.3d 260 (4th Cir. 2008); Hewett v. Weisser, 689 S.E.2d 408 (N.C.App. 2009); Kelly v Shoaf ,718 SE2d 423 (2011); Martin v. Kilauea Properties, LLC, 214 N.C. App. 185 (2011); Preis v. Yoas, 217 N.C. App. 196 (2011); Spooner v Clemmons, 718 SE2d 423 (2011) review denied 722 SE2d 788 (2012); Warrender v Gull Harbor Yacht Club, Inc., 747 S.E.2d 592 (2013); Graham v Jenkins, 772 S.E.2d 874 (2015); Fields v Fields, 776 S.E.2d 898 (2015)
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(This firm also appears in the Subrogation section of this publication)