David Daggett


Daggett Shuler

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Winston Salem




Every day at 5 a.m., David Daggett is up and running literally. He’s a serious triathlete who has completed more than 150 triathlons, including 18 Ironman competitions. He has completed the Hawaii Ironman World Championship five times. David brings to his client work the same intensity and devotion that has helped him become a world-class athlete.

“To me, a lot of what I do athletically is a metaphor for what I do professionally,” he says. “Both take dedication and planning, and there are goals and finish lines.”

While he has competed in triathlons for more than 27 years, David has practiced personal injury law with Michael Lewis since 1985. He is experienced in assisting clients with all types of injury cases, including serious injuries, wrongful death, and insurance claims.

Among many distinctions, he has been designated a North Carolina “Super Lawyer” by Law and Politics and Charlotte Magazine, past-Chair of the North Carolina Conference of Bar Presidents, past President of the Forsyth County Bar and 21st Judicial District Bar Associations, as well as past-President of The Young Lawyers Association. He is also the co-founder and sponsor of Safe Sober Prom Night, Inc., a program that promotes safety and awareness among teenagers in North Carolina.

He is also skilled in understanding the human side of his work.

Areas of Practice

  • Serious Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Insurance Claims
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Land Condemnation
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Social Security Disability
  • Long Term Disability


BA in Economics, 1982, Indiana State University, cum laude

Juris Doctor, 1985, Wake Forest University


North Carolina, 1985

The Supreme Court of North Carolina

United States District Court of the Middle, Eastern, and Western Districts of North Carolina

Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Associations

North Carolina Bar Association

North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers

North Carolina State Bar

American Bar Association

American Trial Lawyers Association

Forsyth County Bar (Past President)

21st Judicial District Bar Association (Past President)

Joseph Branch Inn of Court

North Carolina Conference of Bar Presidents (Past Chair)

Community Involvement

Cofounder and sponsor of Safe Sober Prom Night, Inc.

Board of Directors of the Legal Aid Society of Northwest North Carolina (Vice President)

Board of Directors of Bar Cares of NC, Inc.

DVAC volunteer providing free legal representation for battered women

Law Alumni Council, Wake Forest University School of Law

Elder, Usher, Sunday School Teacher New Philadelphia Moravian Church

Frequent guest speaker for high schools, PTA’s, civic organizations, churches and bar associations

Board of Directors of Legal Aid of North Carolina

Personal Interests

Licensed USCF bicycle racer

Licensed competitive triathlete

NORBA licensed mountain bike racer

Husband and father of three – working to perfect both roles