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Our Attorneys

Mike Pross

(704) 633-5244 ext. 120

Michael B. Pross practices in the areas of workers' compensation, asbestos litigation, civil litigation, occupational disease and product liability.

He has been admitted to practice in the following State and Federal jurisdictions: Maryland (1997), New York (1997), North Carolina (1999), U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit (1999), U.S. District Court, District of Maryland (1997), U.S. District Court, Middle and Western Districts, North Carolina (2000).

He is a member of the North Carolina State Bar and the New York State Bar Association.

Mike Pross has tried numerous cases for North Carolina work-related injury victims suffering from occupational diseases and injuries. He has extensive experience before the North Carolina Industrial Commission, as well as in the State and Federal Courts.

Mr. Pross is an effective-yet-considerate injury lawyer North Carolina families consult regarding the possibility of obtaining just compensation for their suffering. Mr. Pross has vast experience in various aspects of injury law, including litigating work-related injuries, settling toxic asbestos exposure lawsuits, and forcefully negotiating defective medical device claims.

As a skilled North Carolina toxic exposure, work injury and products liability lawyer, Mr. Pross has extensive experience advancing the rights of injury victims.

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Education

Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Jurors Doctorate, 1996
The State University of New York at Buffalo, Bachelors of Arts, 1988

Practice Areas

Chemical Related Cancers or Diseases
Dangerous Drugs & Medical Devices
Mesothelioma & Asbestosis
North Carolina Workers Compensation Lawyer

Cases

Jerry Wayne Edwards v. PCS Phosphate Company, Inc. - Plaintiff worked as a welding fabricator for over forty years and was exposed to asbestos containing material.  Plaintiff was diagnosed with asbestosis.  The Industrial Commission awarded maximum benefits.

Alvin Thorne v. Nash-Rocky Mount Public Board of Education - Plaintiff worked for the school system as a custodian for 10 years throughout the school.  His duties would include cleaning the floors, rebuff and/or rewax the floors as well as scrap the flooring.  The flooring contained asbestos thereby exposing Plaintiff.  Plaintiff was diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma and later passed away as a result of the mesothelioma.  The Industrial Commission awarded his widow maximum benefits for this death.  

Larry A. Robertson v. Guy M Beaty & Co. - Plaintiff worked in the construction industry for approximately 43 years, mainly involved with insulation type work.  This insulation contained asbestos.  Plaintiff was diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma.  Mr. Robertson’s case was hard before the North Carolina Industrial which awarded Mr. Robertson maximum disability benefits.   Sadly, Mr. Robertson later passed away as a result of the mesothelioma. 

Benjamin F. Harris v. United Piping Company, Inc. - Plaintiff worked in the construction industry for over 20 years as a pipefitter and welder.  The facilities Plaintiff worked in contained large amounts of insulated piping.  This insulation contained asbestos.  Plaintiff was diagnosed with lung cancer and later passed away as a result thereof.  A claim was filed on behalf of the Plaintiff with the NCIC for the occupational disease of lung cancer.  The North Carolina Industrial Commission awarded Mr. Harris’ children benefits for his death.    

James P. Torrence, Sr. v. Aeroquip Corp.  - Plaintiff worked in a production facility that used asbestos containing automobile parts.  Plaintiff was diagnosed with asbestosis.  On 8/30/00 a claim was filed with the NCIC for the occupational disease of asbestosis.  The North Carolina Court of Appeals affirmed the award of maximum benefits to Mr. Torrence. 

Charles B. Tyson v. HK Porter, Co., Inc. - Plaintiff worked for 2 years in an asbestos manufacturing facility.  This facility produced asbestos brake pads and insulation.  Plaintiff was diagnosed with colon cancer.  Mr. Tyson later passed away as a result of the colon cancer.  The Court of Appeals affirmed the award of maximum death benefits to Mr. Tyson’s widow. 

Monica Putnam v. Target - Plaintiff worked for 4 years Plaintiff was diagnosed with occupational asthma.  The North Carolina Industrial Commission awarded Ms. Putnam disability benefits for her asthma.

Anthony Richburg v. Elementis Chromium - Mr. Richburg development hypersensitivity pneumonitis as a result of his 30 years of exposure to chromium at his employment.  The Industrial Commission awarded Mr. Richburg a period of disability benefits.