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Annemarie Pantazis

Partner, Wilder Pantazis Law Group

Attorney Annemarie Pantazis is a Board Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist, a distinction held by a select few North Carolina lawyers. She is the author of several publications on workers’ compensation, and frequently teaches continuing legal education classes on the subject.

Ms. Pantazis earned her B.A. from the College of William & Mary in 1994, and her J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law in 1999, where she was a published member of the Wake Forest Law Review and Chief Justice of the Moot Court Board. After law school, Ms. Pantazis joined a firm defending workers’ compensation and personal injury claims. In 2002, Ms. Pantazis left the defense side to devote her practice to representing those who have suffered work related and other injuries in North Carolina.

Ms. Pantazis is licensed to practice law before all state courts in North Carolina, the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.

Ms. Pantazis currently serves on the Executive Committees of the Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group (WILG), which is a nationwide organization of workers’ compensation advocates, and the North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ), which is a statewide organization of trial attorneys. She also served on the NCAJ Board of Governors from 2008-2014.

Ms. Pantazis’ interests include politics, traveling and sports. She was the captain of her college rugby team and earned All-State honors at her position. Ms. Pantazis is still an athlete and sports devotee. She is an avid Carolina Panthers fan, and enjoys yoga, Crossfit, and running.

Professional Honors & Recognitions

US News Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year Award-Workers’ Compensation Claimants” (2019)

Martindale Hubble AV Peer Review Rating

Super Lawyer Top 25 Attorneys in Charlotte (2018-2019)

Lawyers Weekly Leaders in the Law Award (2017)

Super Lawyer Top 100 Attorneys in North Carolina (2015-2016, 2018-2019)

Super Lawyer Top 50 Women Attorneys in North Carolina (2015-2019)

Super Lawyer Recognition in the area of Workers’ Compensation (2014-2020)

Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group (WILG) Rising Star Award (2013)

AVVO Client’s Choice Recognition in Workers’ Compensation and 10.0 Rating

“Rising Star” by North Carolina Super Lawyers (2009-2013)

Charlotte Business Journal 40 Under 40 Award (2011)

“Top Young Lawyer” recognition by Charlotte Magazine

Best of Charlotte Chamber of Commerce Award (2010)

“Standout Charlottean” Award by Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (2010)

Ranked #30 Small Business in NC by Business Leader Magazine

Named Top 300 Small Businesses in the South by Business Leader Magazine

NC Advocates for Justice Order of Service Award Winner (2009-2017)

National Association of Professional Women Award Winner

Super Lawyers Best of the Best 2020 Top 100 NC Attorneys

Super Lawyers Best of the Best 2020 Top 50 Female Attorneys

Super Lawyers Best of the Best 2020 Top 25 Charlotte Attorneys

Professional Memberships

North Carolina State Bar

  • Workers’ Compensation Specialization Committee Member
  • Responsible for Drafting Questions and Grading Specialized Exam

Mecklenberg County Bar

  • Small and Solo Practice Committee

North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ)

  • Workers’ Compensation Section Chair (2017-2018)
  • Workers’ Compensation Legislative Committee (2016-2018)
  • Workers’ Compensation Section Officer (2015-2017)
  • Workers’ Compensation Section Executive Committee Member (2009 – Present)
  • PAC Committee Member (2013-2016)
  • NCAJ Board of Governers (2008-2014, 2017-2018)
  • Annual Convention Co-Chair (2012)

North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA)

  • Workers’ Compensation Council Member (2015-2018)
  • Workers’ Compensation Section (2002-Present)

Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group (WILG)

  • Executive Committee Member (2009-Present)
  • Nomination Committee
  • Membership Committee
  • Annual CLE Committee
  • Annual CLE Co-Chair (2014)

American Association for Justive (AAJ)

  • Workers’ Compensation Section

Bobbitt Inn of Court

Southern Trial Lawyers Association (STLA)

Charlotte Women’s Bar

Interviews & Podcasts

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