A Wilkes County native who practices law in Raleigh was recently named a “Rising Star” by “Super Lawyers Magazine,” an honor only 2.5 percent of attorneys in each state receive.
Brandon Weaver has been an associate at Raleigh-based Thorp Law since 2014. The firm represents victims in personal injury cases and cases in which property is being taken through eminent domain.
He is the son of Delores and the late Bobby Weaver of Hays and is married to the former Helana Myers, also a Wilkes native and daughter of Jesse and Sylvia Myers of Roaring River. They have two children, Ainsley, 3, and Abram, 1.
Weaver is a graduate of North Wilkes High School and Wilkes Community College and has a bachelor of arts degree in business administration from Campbell University. He graduated in the top 10 percent of his class at Campbell Law and worked for two N.C. Court of Appeals judges and N.C. Supreme Court Justice Paul M. Newby.
He is a former member of Dehart Baptist Church in Hays and serves on the deacon board at South Hills Baptist Church in Raleigh.
Weaver said he isn’t aware of anyone in his family receiving a four-year degree before him, “so even though I worked hard through school to put myself in a position to be the first, it was an unknown path and often times I was unsure of the next step to take.”
His college years were made more challenging by the loss of his father to kidney failure and related health problems in the summer of 2008, he added.
Weaver said he decided to become an attorney because he wanted the ability to be a leader in his community. “I wanted to have the knowledge to help people by giving them a voice. When I looked around, the people who seemed to have the knowledge to shape the world we live in were all lawyers.”
Isaac Thorp, owner and managing partner of Thorp Law, said Weaver recently was instrumental in helping to recover $1.6 million dollars for a client.
Weaver said he is focused on becoming even more effective as an advocate for clients to help them through what often is among the most difficult times of their lives.