Nancy R. Meyers


Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile. — Albert Einstein

Medical malpractice, catastrophic injuries, and vaccine-related conditions demand a truly extraordinary attorney.  Caring for the seriously injured with medically complex cases requires a special set of skills. Attorney Nancy Meyers has a rare combination of sharp intellect, extensive medicolegal experience, and relentless work ethic, paired with compassion, first-class client service, and an engaging personality.

Nancy devotes the majority of her time to representing individuals who have been injured by vaccines, by applying for benefits from the United States Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, or VICP.  Nancy has represented hundreds of vaccine claimants before the Vaccine Court.  She is North Carolina’s most experienced vaccine injury lawyer.  She has achieved multi-million-dollar awards for clients disabled by Guillain-Barré Syndrome, transverse myelitis, encephalomyelitis, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP), and small fiber neuropathy.  Nancy has also represented clients with thrombocytopenic purpura, intussusception, syncope, and shoulder injuries related to vaccine administration (SIRVA).  On a national level, Nancy has taken a leadership role in the Vaccine Injured Petitioners Bar Association, the association for vaccine lawyers nationwide, and currently serves as the association’s Secretary.  Learn more about vaccine compensation and Nancy’s vaccine injury practice.

Nancy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, with a minor in Chemistry, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1991 while working as a research scientist sequencing DNA for the Department of Hemostasis and Thrombosis. Following graduation, she worked for a medical device start-up company in Research Triangle Park.  Interested in medical and science-based law, Nancy attended the University of Louisville School of Law.  A Greensboro native, Nancy began practice in 1996 in North Carolina with a focus on medical malpractice and cases of serious personal injury and death.  In addition to her work as a top vaccine injury lawyer, Nancy has achieved numerous seven-figure settlements for her clients in cases involving quadriplegia, brain injury, orthopedic trauma, and death from medical malpractice, auto, and tractor-trailer accidents.  Nancy’s extensive twenty-four-year medical malpractice experience includes claims involving surgical error, delayed diagnosis of cancer, retained objects, birth trauma, medication error, and nursing home negligence.

In her spare time, Nancy is an avid gardener and grows more tomatoes than the law should allow.  She enjoys spending time with her husband, a family physician, their teenage son, and two dogs.  Nancy is active in Oak Ridge United Methodist Church, where she sings in the choir, serves as Finance Chair, and takes annual mission trips to Guatemala.

Education & Academic Honors

  • J.D., cum laude, University of Louisville School of Law, 1995
  • B.S., Biology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1991
Academic Honors
  • Secretary and Member, Brandeis Honor Society
  • Corpus Juris Secundum Award for Torts
  • American Jurisprudence Award for Constitutional Law
  • Articles Editor, Journal of Law and Education
  • Recipient, University of Louisville School of Law Academic Scholarship


  • United States Court of Federal Claims – Vaccine Court
  • United States District Court, Western District of North Carolina
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina
  • United States District Court, Middle District of North Carolina
  • North Carolina

Professional Memberships & Leadership

  • Vaccine Injured Petitioners Bar Association, Member and Secretary
  • Court of Federal Claims Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice, Vaccine Litigation Group
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Greensboro Bar Association


  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America (2021, 2023) for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs

Civic & Community Service

  • Horse Friends Volunteer
  • Guardian ad Litem Volunteer
  • Good Samaritan Ministries Volunteer
  • Finance Chair for Oak Ridge United Methodist Church, 2019-2020
  • Board of Trustees for Oak Ridge United Methodist Church, 2017-2019