Ellis B. “Bo” Drew, III
Mr. Drew is licensed to practice law in all state and federal courts in North Carolina and South Carolina. His areas of practice include Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation, Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect and Wrongful Death.
Wake Forest University (B.A., 1981) (Cum Laude); Washington and Lee University (J.D., 1984) (Burks Scholar)
Why did you choose to become an attorney? My father was an attorney. (He became a Judge over twenty-five years ago). My uncle was an attorney. I was an English Major at Wake Forest University. I am comfortable with and good at public speaking. I enjoyed writing.
What have you enjoyed about being an attorney? As a litigation attorney, each case is different, each client is different, and each case presents its own unique challenges, so it is rarely boring. I like thinking on my feet and I am forced to do that on a regular basis. Finally, there is a competitive side to litigation which I enjoy.
What are your hobbies? Golf. I also enjoy college football games and reading.
What is your favorite landmark in Winston-Salem and why? The Wake Forest University Steeple and the Deacon at the stadium. (I have replicas of both in my home office).
What activities do you do associated with the NC Bar Association? I was involved in the Young Lawyers Division (President of the Young Lawyers Division Professionalism Committee). I have given frequent lectures at seminars.
What is your most memorable client experience? Lowe’s Motor Speedway pedestrian bridge collapse. I represented several very severely injured folks who were crossing a pedestrian bridge from a parking lot to Lowe’s Motor Speedway when it suddenly collapsed. The cases were both interesting and challenging. At the same time, I became deeply personally involved as I spent extensive time with the clients, two in particular.