Dan J. McLamb Attorney

Dan McLamb has been a civil litigator in North Carolina for his entire career.  Over the past 30 years, his practice has been primarily focused on defending professional liability cases, as well as general liability cases with significant exposure.   He has tried over 100 jury cases to verdict, state and federal, throughout North Carolina. In the past 25 years, most have been multi-week trials involving catastrophic injury claims. He represents hospitals, physicians, attorneys, and businesses.

Dan is one of the most widely recognized attorneys in North Carolina.  He is one of less than five attorneys in the state who has been honored by being chosen by his peers to be a member of the four primary national trial lawyer’s organizations: The American College of Trial Lawyers, The International Society of Barristers, The International Academy of Trial Lawyers, and The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).

Dan has four times been named “Lawyer of the Year” for Raleigh in the category “Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants” by Best Lawyers and U.S. News and World Report.  He has been included in the list of Best Lawyers for the past 18 consecutive years.  He was voted as one of Business North Carolina magazine’s Legal Elite from 2001 – 2007.  In 2007, he received the magazine’s top honor in the category of Litigation and has been included in the magazine’s Litigation “Hall of Fame” since that time.  He has also been recognized in North Carolina Super Lawyers since its inception in 2007. In 13 separate years North Carolina Super Lawyers has listed Dan as one of the top 10 vote recipients among attorneys of all specialties in the state.   On four occasions, he was North Carolina Super Lawyers’ top vote recipient.  Since 2007, Chambers USA has named Dan one of the top health care litigators in North Carolina. Currently, Dan is listed as one of five North Carolina medical malpractice litigators in Chambers USA’s highest category, “Band 1.” In 2018 the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys established the Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy.  This award recognizes members “who have demonstrated over their career sustained excellence advocating for their clients in legal proceedings while maintaining the highest degree of professionalism.” In 2019, Dan became the second attorney to receive this annual award.   

Dan is a native of Benson, North Carolina. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and also attended the UNC School of Law, graduating with honors. While in law school, he represented the school on its National Moot Court team at the National Final Rounds.

Dan has practiced in Raleigh his entire career. He was a founding partner of Yates, McLamb & Weyher, L.L.P. and practiced there until joining Batten McLamb Smith in 2023.

Dan is married to his former law partner of 40 years, Barbara B. (“Bonnie”) Weyher, and they have four sons.  He is a devoted Tar Heel and enjoys ACC sports, travel, the North Carolina mountains, and, most of all, spending time with his family. Much of his free time is spent working with the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum (BRAHM) Board of Directors, on which he currently serves as Vice-President.