D. Stuart Punger
(336) 793-8536 direct
D. Stuart Punger, Jr. is an experienced litigator with a background that covers workers’ compensation and a wide range of personal injury cases including motor vehicle collisions, commercial motor vehicle collision, dog attacks, and premises liability. Prior to joining Fitzgerald Litigation in 2015, Stuart was a partner at Mike Lewis Attorneys and earlier practiced at Lewis & Daggett in Winston-Salem.
Stuart is experienced in a wide range of civil litigation from mediation to civil jury trials, workers’ compensation hearings, and UM/UIM arbitration. The National Trial Lawyers association selected Stuart Punger to its annual list of Top 40 under 40 in North Carolina in 2013 and 2014. He also was selected as a Rising Star by the North Carolina Super Lawyers magazine for 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. Only 2.5 percent of the state’s attorneys under 40 are named to the annual list of Rising Stars.
Stuart received his J.D. degree from Wake Forest University School of Law in 2006 and received his B.A. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2002. He gained admission to the North Carolina State Bar in 2006. While in law school, he earned membership in the Student Trial Bar for his results in the Zeliff Competition mock trial competition. He also made the Scholastic Honors List and was awarded the 2006 American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence and the Award for Excellence in the Study of Labor Law by the American Bar Association and The Bureau of National Affairs.
Stuart is licensed to practice in all North Carolina state courts and the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, and is currently a member of the 21st District Bar Association and the North Carolina State Bar.
Stuart is a Winston-Salem native and graduate of Mt. Tabor High School and plays in a local adult soccer league. He is a father of three children, Dean, Heath and Maggie. His wife, Kally, is also a native of Winston-Salem, graduated from Reynolds High School, and practices as a family physician in town. He and his family are members of Messiah Moravian Church in Winston-Salem, where he has been appointed as a Board Member for a 2016-2019 term.