Job Title: Trial/Litigation Attorney
- B.S. University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2011
- J.D., Magna cum laude, North Carolina Central University School of Law, 2015
Affiliations and licensures:
- North Carolina State Bar
- Union County Bar Association
- North Carolina Advocates for Justice
- Trial Attorney at The Law Offices of William K. Goldfarb, 2015- 2023
Recognitions & Awards:
- 2020 – 2023 North Carolina Super Lawyer Magazine “Rising Star” in Personal Injury
- 2023 North Carolina Lawyer’s Weekly – $2,000,000 settlement in a third-party industrial accident case that was litigated for four years
- 2019 Business North Carolina Magazine Legal Elite “Young Gun”
- 2018 NCAJ Trial Briefs Magazine – $500,000 jury verdict in a dog bite case in Union County
- 2018 Verdict Search Carolina – $500,000 jury verdict in a dog bite case in Union County
- 2018 North Carolina Lawyer’s Weekly – $500,000 jury verdict in a dog bite case in Union County
- 2017 NCAJ Allen A. Bailey Endowment Professional Development Fellowship Recipient
- 2009 – 2015 Dean’s List
- 2011 Recognition of Excellence at the 14th Annual UNC at Charlotte Criminal Justice Department Awards Ceremony
- 2010 Induction into the National Honor Society Alpha Phi Sigma at UNCC
Attorney Alex Woodyard was born in Charlotte, North Carolina but raised in Union County. Alex graduated Magna Cum Laude from the North Carolina Central University School of Law where he graduated in the top 10% of his class and received numerous scholarships for his outstanding academic achievements. While in law school, Mr. Woodyard served as an Executive Officer for the law school’s Trial Advocacy Board, and was a member and trial team competitor for the American Association for Justice Trial Team.
Before attending law school, Alex graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a degree in criminal justice and a minor in biology. Alex was a member of the National Honor Society, and a Student Justice on the Student Government Judicial Board. During his undergrad he became a certified Emergency Medical Technician and gained experience in a health care setting.
Alex is a trial lawyer. He has successfully tried numerous cases throughout North Carolina in district and superior courts. In fact, Alex won a $ 500,000.00 jury verdict in his first jury trial in a dog attack case in Union County, North Carolina which may still be the highest jury verdict in North Carolina for a dog attack case. Alex successes have continued as he has tried many cases and resolved cases for multi-million dollar settlements. Alex has successfully litigated hundreds of cases against large corporate entities.
Alex’s practice focuses on personal injury. However, throughout his legal career he has gained experience litigating cases involving civil rights violations, premises liability issues, wrongful death, medical malpractice, injured workers, personal injury, police misconduct, landlord-tenant disputes, contract disputes, municipality issues, family law disputes, and criminal defense and prosecution.
Mr. Woodyard’s familiarity with the law and personal injury can be traced back to his experiences with his family. Alex comes from a family of attorneys and healthcare professionals. Alex’s desire to represent injured plaintiffs stems from his personal experiences with his father. A victim of physician carelessness, Alex’s father is now permanently confined to a wheelchair. Alex and his family learned first-hand, from the plaintiffs’ perspective, the difficulties faced when dealing with insurance companies and the court system. This experience left a burning desire in Alex to help the injured, which ultimately led him to pursue a career doing injured plaintiffs’ work.
Alex is an active member of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice. He has taught and presented at CLE’s (continuing legal education courses) to North Carolina Lawyers on topics such as jury focus groups, jury selection/voire dire, and dog bite cases. Alex has worked in leadership roles for the NCAJ, and was even awarded the NCAJ Allen A. Bailey Endowment Fellowship in 2017. Alex has held leadership positions in the New Lawyer’s Division and the Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect section. He also co-chaired the Law School Committee with his older brother, Chris, who too is a personal injury attorney. Alex has devoted his time and effort with the NCAJ as he has chaired different community service projects that helped benefit the less fortunate.
Alex enjoys boating on the lake, working out, concerts, and spending his time with family and friends. Alex strives not only to deliver the best outcomes for his clients, but he also puts forth effort to build a friendship with his clients that carries on past their cases.