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
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
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)
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
Licensed USCF bicycle racer
Licensed competitive triathlete
NORBA licensed mountain bike racer
Husband and father of three – working to perfect both roles