John Drew Warlick Jr.
John Drew Warlick Jr. grew up in Jacksonville, North Carolina, and graduated from Jacksonville High School. He is the son of a lawyer, and his childhood dream was to practice law in Jacksonville. During his final year of law school, though, he was told by the law school dean that he could not reach his potential in Jacksonville. The dean urged him to work with a law firm in one of the larger cities in the Piedmont part of the state.
After a short term of employment with a highly successful Piedmont firm, he returned to Jacksonville. This is where he wanted to live, and he wanted to help give the citizens of Onslow County a voice against powerful corporations and big insurance companies. Over the years, he has concentrated his practice in representing injured people against insurance companies.
When not working, he enjoys hunting, loves the beach and waterways, and is an avid fan of UNC sports. Still, at the end of the day, his greatest satisfaction comes from seeing an insurance company write someone injured by the negligence of a third party a check that fairly and adequately compensates them for their injuries.
Publications and Presentations
John Drew Warlick has been a speaker at more than 30 continuing education seminars in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, and Louisiana on the subject of Personal Injury Litigation. These seminars were sponsored by a diverse group of organizations including the Southern Trial Lawyers Association, the North Carolina Conference of Superior Court Judges, the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, the Florida Trial Lawyers Association, the Southeast Region of Legal Officers (USMC and USN), Wake Forest University School of Law, the North Carolina Bar Association, and the U.S Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune North Carolina.
Verdicts and Settlements
Over 12 verdicts or settlements of $1 million or more in cases including medical negligence, automobile wrecks, tractor-trailer collisions, motorcycle accidents, and airline crashes. In addition, he has obtained numerous settlements and verdicts of sums ranging from $100,000 to $1 million. During his career, he has tried hundreds of cases to jury verdict in both State and Federal Court.