R. Brittain Blackerby

R. Brittain Blackerby


In 1992, Britt Blackerby joined Tom Harris and David Creech in the foundation of Harris Creech, bringing his formidable skill as a litigator in defense of professional liability claims, primarily representing physicians and other allied health professionals.  Over the years, Mr. Blackerby has grown and refined his practice to include defense of other professional liability claims beyond health care, as well as expertise in many areas of civil litigation. Among these are construction liability, products liability, personal injury claims and catastrophic injury claims resulting from trucking or other accidents.

Admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in North Carolina, Britt Blackerby is a well-known and highly respected trial lawyer.  He is regularly called upon to address health care professionals on subjects such as physician and nursing negligence and corporate liability, and is particularly recognized for his expertise in the representation of professionals before licensing boards, and the mediation of disputes in lieu of litigation.


Litigation - Defense of Professional Liability

  • Physicians
  • Other Allied Health Professionals
  • Hospitals
  • Attorneys and Other Professionals


  • Personal Injury
  • Construction Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Catastrophic Injury Claims
  • Commercial and Complex Business Litigation

Disputes Concerning Professional Licensure

Business Law and Contracts

Dispute Resolution


  • Bachelor of Arts, (English Literature and Language), University of North Carolina at Wilmington, 1989
  • Juris Doctor, Campbell University, 1992


  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Craven County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Eastern North Carolina Inn of Court


  • North Carolina State Courts
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of North Carolina

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Harris, Creech, Ward & Blackerby, P.A.

325 Pollock Street, PO Drawer 1168,
New Bern, NC 28563

Tel: 252-638-6666
Fax: 252-638-3542

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