Patrick S. Wooten Appointed to Serve as Deputy Commissioner


Raleigh,NC (  - The Industrial Commission is pleased to announce the appointment of Patrick S. Wooten as a Deputy Commissioner.

Wooten brings a wealth of workers’ compensation experience to the Industrial Commission, having served in the Workers’ Compensation Section of the North Carolina Department of Justice as a Special Deputy Attorney General since 2003.

Over the past nineteen years, Wooten has litigated hundreds of complex workers’ compensation cases before the Industrial Commission on behalf of numerous State agencies, departments, and institutions. He also has represented State entities seeking statutory workers’ compensation lien recovery from third-party cases in Superior Court. Wooten’s legal experience also includes substantial appellate work, including representing the State in workers’ compensation and criminal appeals at the North Carolina Court of Appeals and North Carolina Supreme Court.

Prior to joining the Department of Justice in 2003, Wooten worked as a Law Clerk and Research Assistant for North Carolina Supreme Court Justice G.K. Butterfield, Jr.

Wooten earned his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his J.D. from North Carolina Central University.

Wooten will be assigned to the Commission’s Raleigh Office.


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