Wyatt S. Stevens

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Wyatt S. Stevens

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Biography

Wyatt Stevens is a partner of Roberts & Stevens with more than 20 years of experience in complex personal injury litigation and commercial litigation. A native of Asheville, North Carolina, Wyatt has successfully represented individuals, businesses and organizations in state and federal courts throughout Western North Carolina, including dozens of complex jury trials, administrative hearings and appeals. His diverse clients include companies and individuals engaged in the recreational sports industry, manufacturing, insurance, telecommunications, trucking and tourism industries.

Wyatt is AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. He has been recognized in Business North Carolina magazine's Legal Elite, and his peers have also honored him as a North Carolina Super Lawyer. Wyatt is a member of the 28th Judicial District Bar and the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys. As a member of the Association of Ski Defense Attorneys, Wyatt regularly defends and advises the state's ski resorts in personal injury cases.

Experience

Representation of individuals, businesses and organizations in complex personal injury and wrongful death litigation

Recreational sports litigation

Commercial litigation

Estate litigation Intellectual property litigation

Real property litigation

Education

University of North Carolina, BA, 1991; JD, 1994

Professional

Association of Ski Defense Attorneys

The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, 2012-2017; Litigation-Trusts & Estates, 2013-2017; Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants, 2013-2017

Business North Carolina magazine's Legal Elite: Litigation, 2007-2009, 2012-2013, 2017

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys

North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation, 1993-1994

North Carolina Super Lawyers: Personal Injury Attorney, 2009-2017; Business Litigation, Civil Litigation

Bar & Court Admissions

North Carolina Bar Association, Section: Litigation

North Carolina State Bar

United States District Court, North Carolina, Western and Middle Districts

United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

United States Supreme Court

Cherokee Tribal Court

Recent Accomplishments

Obtained a plaintiff’s verdict in federal court in favor of The Biltmore Company against Nu U, Inc. for trademark infringement, willful infringement and cybersquatting. The Biltmore Company vs. Nu U, Inc., 15 CV 288 (May, 2017).

Secured over $2.1M in settlement funds for a non-profit affordable housing agency in a construction defect case arising out of a tax credit funded project in downtown Asheville. (2016).

Obtained a defense verdict in favor of a North Carolina State Trooper in a wrongful death/closed head injury case in Guilford County, North Carolina (2014), which was upheld on appeal (2016).

Serving as local counsel with the Jones Day Law Firm, obtained a defense verdict in a products liability case in federal court in the Western District of North Carolina in Kimberly S. Sisk v. Abbott Laboratories, No. 1:11-cv-00159-MR-DLH (W.D.N.C., 2014)

Obtained and successfully defended summary judgment for the defendant in a ski accident case in Haltiwanger vs. Cataloochee, 723 S.E.2d 173; 2012 N.C. App. LEXIS 408 (2012).

Obtained a plaintiff’s verdict in favor of a major corporate client in Haywood County, North Carolina in 2010. Successfully defended a corporate client in a patent infringement action in the Eastern District of Texas in 2010 involving an alleged internet-related patent.

Obtained a defense verdict in a complex motorcycle personal injury case in Polk County, North Carolina in 2008.

Obtained a defense verdict in favor of the North Carolina Highway Patrol in a double fatality motor vehicle accident tort claim case in the Industrial Commission, which was upheld by the North Carolina Court of Appeals in Holloway v. Dept. of Crime Control and Public Safety, 197 N.C. App. 165 (2008).

Current Community Service

Mission Health System, Board of Directors

Nature Conservancy of North Carolina, Trustee

Friends of the Smokies, Board of Directors