Charles E. Rawlings

The Rawlings Law Firm
The Rawlings Law Firm
301 N Main St Ste 1020, Winston-Salem, NC 27101 United States

Prior to becoming an attorney, Dr. Rawlings was actively involved in medical malpractice litigation as a consultant, case reviewer, and expert witness for fourteen years. He served as a reviewer for more than 300 cases nationwide, and provided both deposition and trial testimony in more than twenty-five cases. In addition to providing medical expertise , he acted as a consultant to a number of attorneys and law firms in matters concerning trial preparation. 


The combination of his many years of experience in the medical field, extensive involvement in malpractice litigation as a consultant and expert witness, and his official entry into the legal profession, places Dr. Rawlings in a position to offer a wide range of services to his clients. 

Cases at the intersection of law and medicine require specialized knowledge not only of the legal system, but also of the medical profession and medicine itself. Accurate, thorough knowledge of both as well as access to the right resources are critical to a client's success.

Dr. Rawlings can provide both the medical and legal expertise necessary to bring your case to a successful conclusion. Dr. Rawlings has significant litigation experience and is also a Board-certified Neurosurgeon, who practiced neurosurgery in Winston-Salem, NC starting in 1991 and until enrolling in law school. As a neurosurgeon, Dr. Rawlings is intimately acquainted with, and highly knowledgeable about, cases involving traumatic brain injuries (TBI), spinal cord injury (SCI), birth accidents with neurological injuries, peripheral nerve injuries (PNI), spinal nerve damages, spine damage, brain tumors, strokes, and a multitude of other neurological conditions and symptoms. In addition, as a physician and surgeon Dr. Rawlings has extensive knowledge with regard to other medical mishaps. He has the experience, expertise, and technical knowledge to advise and represent you in medical malpractice actions. 

Professional Affiliations:

Bar of the State of North Carolina

Bar of the State of South Carolina

Bar of the State of New Jersey

Bar of the State of Texas

Bar of the State of Pennsylvania 

North Carolina Certified Mediator for Superior Court Actions

North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers

Association of Trial Lawyers of America

Diplomat of the Board of Neurological Surgery

Congress of Neurosurgeons

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

American College of Legal Medicine

Professional Mediation Association

Association for Conflict Resolution

Fellow of the Explorer's Club

Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society

Fellow of the American College Board of Certified Attorneys


Super Lawyers (2020)

Lawyers of Distinction (2018)

American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys - 10 Best Attorneys (2018)

The National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 (2014, 2017)

CV Magazine's Attorney of the Year (2017)

The National Trial Lawyers: Top 25 Medical Malpractice Lawyers Association

Top Lawyers in North Carolina (2012)

Top 10% America's Most Honored Professionals 

BV Distinguished (2012) 


Duke University (MD, 1982)

Board Certification in Neurosurgery (1991)

Wake Forest University (JD, 2002)

Admitted to bar 2002 (North Carolina and New Jersey), 2003 (South Carolina)

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