Jeff has been with Hedrick Gardner since 1993.  He is a partner in the firm’s Raleigh office, and serves as a member of the firm’s Management Committee.  Jeff has previously served on the firm’s Diversity Committee, and as the legal editor of Hedrick Gardner’s newsletter, Briefly Speaking.

Jeff’s legal experience and current practice include defense of workers’ compensation claims, and various civil litigation matters, including professional liability, products liability, liquor liability, premises liability, and motor vehicle negligence.  He was selected by his peers for inclusion in the The Best Lawyers in America© 2013-2018 in the field of Personal Injury Litigation and was included in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016 – 2018 for Workers’ Compensation Law.

Jeff is an active member of the North Carolina State Bar, North Carolina Bar Association, North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys, Wake County Bar Association, as well as the Defense Research Institute.  Jeff is a frequent speaker at continuing education seminars for other attorneys and members of the insurance industry.  While in law school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Jeff was a member of the Holderness Moot Court Bench, and Jessup Cup International Moot Court Team, and was honored by being named to The Order of The Barristers.

Jeff was born in Wiesbaden, Germany, and was raised in Winston-Salem and Cary, North Carolina.  He currently lives in Durham with his wife and their two daughters.  When not in the courtroom, Jeff can be found playing water polo for the Triangle Water Polo Club.

Experience and Involvement


  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute


  • Selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2013-2018 in the field of Personal Injury Litigation
  • Included in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016 – 2018 for Personal Injury Litigation and Workers’ Compensation Law