Richard L. Vanore

Phone (336) 478-1127
Fax (336) 478-1126


Richard Vanore is a 50 year litigator experienced in professional malpractice, health law, personal injury, commercial disputes and other areas of civil litigation. As a core member of the Carruthers & Roth Healthcare and Litigation practice teams, he works closely with insurance companies, physicians, dentists, hospitals, individuals, real estate developers and property owners.

Much of Richard’s practice involves healthcare providers. He has served as lead defense counsel in hundreds of medical malpractice lawsuits involving both jury trials and arbitrations. He also represents medical professionals in a variety of disciplinary matters– including licensure, privileges and contractual rights pending before the North Carolina Medical Board, hospitals, national medical societies and healthcare insurance companies. He helps to negotiate employment agreements and provides legal counsel on day-to-day issues as well.

Richard is also certified by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission to conduct Mediated Settlement Conferences in Superior Court cases and utilizes his litigation experience to assist conflicting parties in resolving their disputes through effective facilitation.

Richard’s experience in the healthcare arena makes him a sought-after speaker. He has presented to a variety of healthcare industry organizations, associations, corporations and physician groups.

Richard has been recognized for his professional excellence by publications such as Best Lawyers in America and North Carolina Super Lawyers. He was named “Triad Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants Lawyer of the Year” for 2022 and “Triad Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants Lawyer of the Year” for 2021 & 2024 by Best Lawyers. In addition to this, Richard was honored as 2012 “Father of the Year” by the Greater Greensboro Area Father’s Day Council.

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, A.B. (1969)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, J.D., With Honors (1973)

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Greensboro Bar Association
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
  • North Carolina Bar Association