Lea Manolagas is a member of Womble Bond Dickinson’s mass torts team, and she currently focuses on supporting clients involved in complex scientific litigation.

In that capacity, Lea works extensively with scientific and medical expert witnesses. She assists trial teams in identifying and preparing experienced, effective expert witnesses. She understands the important role experts play in complex litigation, and she strives to ensure that her clients have access to the right experts for their needs. Further, she makes sure all experts feel fully equipped and comfortable with their role in the litigation process.

Lea maintains an avid interest in the arts and community involvement. She has provided pro bono representation to domestic abuse victims and non-profit environmental organizations, and she is active in organizations that promote the personal and professional development of women and girls in Winston-Salem.


Any result the lawyer or law firm may have achieved on behalf of clients in other matters does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients.

  • Conferred with neurological and occupational experts to assess potential damages in a personal injury suit in order to provide the client, a Fortune Global 500 reinsurance company, with the information it needed to value the case and consider settlement options.
  • Establishes thoughtful and professional relationships with experts in the fields of genetics, toxicology, epidemiology, pulmonology, oncology, cardiology, radiology, pathology, immunology, among others.
  • Strategically develops new witnesses from the moment an expert is identified as a potential consultant to the moment that expert takes the stand for the first time.
  • Drives down client costs by working collaboratively to improve efficiencies in litigation support processes and tailor those processes to a client’s specific needs.

Bar admissions

2015, North Carolina


  • J.D., 2015, University of North Carolina School of Law
    • Pro Bono Honors
    • Dean's Fellow
  • B.A., 2012, Washington and Lee University:
    English, East Asian Studies
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