Gregg concentrates his practice in workers’ compensation defense and Medicare Secondary Payer Act compliance.
He handles a variety of workers’ compensation matters at all levels of the North Carolina Industrial Commission as well as state trial and appellate courts. His workers’ compensation practice includes defense of workers’ compensation cases of all types, including both traumatic workplace accidents/incidents and occupational exposure claims, and pursuing the subrogation rights of employers and insurers under the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act. Much of his practice involves defending employers and carriers in workers’ compensation claims involving alleged exposure to asbestos and other toxic substances. He is a board certified specialist in North Carolina workers’ compensation law and AV-rated in workers’ compensation.
He routinely consults clients on Medicare Secondary Payer Act compliance issues, both in workers’ compensation and civil liability claims. These matters include issues dealing with Medicare’s claim for reimbursement of conditional payments, Medicare set-asides and Medicare’s mandatory reporting requirements for both insurers and self-insureds. He enjoys and takes pride in helping clients work through these issues to allow them to resolve cases which they might not otherwise be able to resolve and to avoid what can be substantial penalties for non-compliance.
Gregg is originally from Benson, the home of Mule Days, and now lives in Raleigh with his wife, Liz, daughter, Alice, and son, William. He enjoys running, reading and spending time with his wife and two young children. Gregg served as Past-President and Board Member of Lacy Elementary Educational Foundation. Gregg was also an Ambassador for Real Men Wear Pink Campaign of American Cancer Society.
Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law – J.D.
UNC Chapel Hill – B.A. – Economics
Board Certified NC Workers’ Compensation Specialist
"I would describe Gregg Newton with the following words or phrases: Integrity (first thing that comes to mind), reasonable evaluations, honest assessment of strengths and weaknesses, performs the level of legal work to match the complexity of the claim (no unnecessary legal fees), experience, knowledge of workers’ compensation, straightforward and prompt."