Josh Harper - Sylva, NC Lawyer personal injury
Attorney Joshua O. Harper

J.D., magna cum laude, Wake Forest University School of Law

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Josh Harper

Josh Harper joined the family firm after beginning his legal career as a litigation associate at one of North Carolina’s largest law firms. Josh now focuses his practice on representing claimants in workers’ compensation matters, as well as assisting plaintiffs in personal injury lawsuits.

Josh earned his law degree, magna cum laude and Order of the Coif, from the Wake Forest University School of Law. During law school, he served as a Notes & Comments Editor of the Wake Forest Law Review. He received his undergraduate degree, with distinction, from UNC-Chapel Hill, where he was named to the Dean’s List every semester.

Prior to law school, Josh served in the U.S. Army as a military intelligence officer. He participated in more than twenty airborne operations (“parachute jumps”) while stationed at Fort Bragg. In 2012, he deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan as the intelligence officer for a military police battalion. While there, he was promoted to the rank of Captain. For his service in Afghanistan, he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal (Meritorious).

Josh enjoys spending time with his wife and young children, lifting weights and running, and attending church.

Contact Information

Phone: (828) 586-3305
Email: josh@harperlawfirm.com
Mail: P.O. Box 395, Sylva, N.C., 28779

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Education

  • J.D., magna cum laude, Wake Forest University School of Law, 2016
    • Class rank in top five percent (5%)
    • Notes & Comments Editor, Wake Forest Law Review
    • CALI award for highest grades in: Workers’ Compensation, Torts, Criminal Law, Agency, Products Liability, Litigation Externship Clinic
  • B.A., with distinction, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2007

Legal Experience

  • Attorney, The Harper Law Firm, PLLC: April 2018 to present
  • Litigation Associate, Smith Moore Leatherwood, LLP (now Fox Rothschild, LLP): September 2016 to April 2018

Affiliations

  • N.C. Advocates for Justice: Workers’ Compensation Section
  • N.C. Bar Association: Workers’ Compensation Section
  • Workplace Injury Litigation Group

Military Experience and Awards

  • U.S. Army: September 2008 to June 2013
  • Bronze Star Medal (Meritorious), Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Parachutist Badge

Our  Attorneys

Attorney Richard B. Harper

Richard Harper has been practicing law since 1981 and has owned his own law practice in Sylva since 1993. His practice focuses on representing injured workers in the workers’ compensation system and others with personal injuries.

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Attorney Patti Owen Harper

Patti Owen Harper began practicing law in 1981.
In recent years her practice has focused on workers’ compensation, while she has previous experience in wills and estates. She also serves as the firm’s office manager.

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Attorney David W. Harper

David W. Harper returned to the mountains after graduating from the University of North Carolina School of Law in May 2015 and passing the July 2015 North Carolina Bar Examination.

David’s practice focuses on representing injured employees in workers’ compensation claims, as well as assisting plaintiffs in personal injury lawsuits.

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Attorney Joshua O. Harper

Josh Harper joined the family firm after beginning his legal career as a litigation associate at one of North Carolina’s largest law firms.

Josh now focuses his practice on representing claimants in workers’ compensation matters, as well as assisting plaintiffs in personal injury lawsuits.

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Contact:

 

Phone: (828) 586-3305
Fax:     (828) 586-4795
Email: kurt@harperlawfirm.com

Monday – Friday  |  9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Closed for Lunch | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Saturday |  Appointment Only
Sunday | Closed

The Harper Law Firm, PLLC

 

P.O. Box 395
1336 Savannah Drive
Sylva, North Carolina 28779

 

 

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