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H. Brent Helms

H. Brent Helms

101 North Cherry Street, Suite 720
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
P: (336) 631-8500

H. Brent Helms


Brent grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. He attended Wake Forest University and Wake Forest University School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review and Moot Court Board. He received his J.D., cum laude, in 1992. Following law school, Brent served as a law clerk to the Honorable John B. Lewis of the North Carolina Court of Appeals in 1993 before joining the firm in 1994. Brent became a partner in the firm in 2000, and concentrates his practice in the areas of general civil litigation, insurance coverage litigation, catastrophic personal injury litigation and insurance defense, and complex business litigation.

Brent is listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Personal Injury – Defense Litigation and is rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell®. In addition to an active litigation practice, Brent is also certified as a Superior Court Mediator by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission. He is a member of the American Bar Association, North Carolina Bar Association, Defense Research Institute and the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys.

Practice Areas

H. Brent Helms


Best Lawyer* Recipient in:

  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Professional Associations and Accomplishments:

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America Personal Injury Litigation since 2013
  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member, Defense Research Institute
  • Member, North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys


  • Wake Forest University (B.S., Cum Laude, 1989)
  • Wake Forest University School of Law (J. D., Cum Laude 1992)

Academic Honors:

  • Member, Wake Forest University Law Review
  • Member, Wake Forest University Moot Court Board

Judicial Clerkships:

  • The Honorable John B. Lewis Jr., North Carolina Court of Appeals, 1993

Publications and Presentations:

  • Author: Comment, “Financial Institutions Reform, Regulatory and Enforcement Act: An Ethical Quagmire for Attorneys Representing Financial Institutions,” 27 Wake Forest Law Review 277 (1992)

Civic and Charitable Affiliations:

  • Member, Lewisville-Clemmons Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Reynolda Rotary Club