Alex Woodyard, Attorney at Law
Alex Woodyard was born in Charlotte, North Carolina but raised in Union County. Interestingly enough, Mr. Woodyard’s first time visiting a law office was as a former client of William Goldfarb’s in a personal injury matter back in 2000. Alex was so impressed with Mr. Goldfarb’s skills as a lawyer and his passion for helping his clients that he sought employment as an Associate Attorney with Mr. Goldfarb upon his admission to the North Carolina State Bar.
Alex graduated Magna Cum Laude from the North Carolina Central University School of Law where he graduated in the top 10% of his class and received numerous scholarships for his outstanding academic achievements. While in law school, Mr. Woodyard served as an Executive Officer for the law school’s Trial Advocacy Board, and was a member and trial team competitor for the American Association for Justice Trial Team.
Before law school, Alex graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a degree in criminal justice and a minor in biology. Alex was a member of the National Honor Society, and a Student Justice on the Student Government Judicial Board. During his undergraduate studies, Alex obtained an EMT certification. His biology and EMT background, in conjunction with his outstanding performance in law school, and wide range of experience are excellent ingredients for an associate in the realm of civil litigation.
Like Mr. Goldfarb, Alex is a trial lawyer. Alex won a $ 500,000.00 jury verdict in his first jury trial in a dog attack case in Union County, North Carolina. Alex is one of very few trial lawyers across the country to win such a large verdict in their first jury trial. Alex has a great deal of experience and has gained experience litigating cases involving civil rights violations, premises liability issues, wrongful death, medical malpractice, injured workers, personal injury, police misconduct, landlord-tenant disputes, contract disputes, municipality issues, family law disputes, and criminal defense and prosecution. Mr. Woodyard has successfully tried many cases throughout NC courts.
Mr. Woodyard’s familiarity with the law and personal injury can be traced back to his experiences with his family. Alex comes from a family of attorneys and healthcare professionals. Alex’s desire to represent injured plaintiffs stems from his personal experiences with his father. A victim of physician carelessness, Alex’s father is now permanently confined to a wheelchair. Alex and his family learned first-hand, from the plaintiffs’ perspective, the difficulties faced when dealing with insurance companies and the court system. This experience left a burning desire in Alex to help the injured, which ultimately led him to pursue a career doing injured plaintiffs’ work.
Alex is an active member of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice. He has worked in many leadership roles for the NCAJ, and was even awarded the NCAJ Allen A. Bailey Endowment Fellowship in 2017. Alex has held leadership positions in the New Lawyer’s Division and the Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect section. He also co-chaired the Law School Committee with his older brother, Chris. Alex continues to devote his time and effort with the NCAJ as he has chaired different community service projects that helped benefit the less fortunate.
Alex is happily married to his beautiful wife, Susan Castillo Woodyard. Together they have a daughter named Elena, and they have two dogs, Buddy and Bailey. Alex is an avid weightlifter. Both he and Susan thoroughly enjoy spending their free-time working out and participating in other sporting events. Alex began taking martial arts at the age of six, and taught Tae Kwon Do as a martial arts instructor in Charlotte, NC for six years. Alex believes in remaining goal oriented, and maintaining a healthy life style. He is proud to serve his community and friends.