North Carolina – January 2018.  Hedrick Gardner Kincheloe & Garofalo LLP, a leading regional litigation and dispute management law firm, is pleased to announce that the following ten attorneys have been promoted in the firm:  John Byrd, Joseph Delfino, Rob Wilson, Elias Admassu, Lee Dixon, Laura Forrest, Nikole Haltiwanger, Brooke Mulenex, Holly Stott, and Lindsay Wikle.

“This action by the firm is a result of the hard work and client dedication shown for many years by these lawyers,” said Hedrick Gardner Managing Partner Paul Lawrence. “We look forward to years of continued success with these individuals.”

John Byrd was promoted to partner in Hedrick Gardner’s Raleigh office. He focuses his practice on civil litigation.

Joseph Delfino was promoted to partner in Hedrick Gardner’s Charlotte office. His practice focuses in the areas of civil litigation and workers’ compensation.

Rob Wilson was promoted to partner in Hedrick Gardner’s Charlotte office. He practices civil litigation defense, including cases involving products liability, professional liability, premises liability, institutional defense, commercial litigation, and construction defects.

Elias Admassu was promoted to special counsel in Hedrick Gardner’s Raleigh office. His practice focuses on the areas of workers’ compensation, including catastrophic injuries; civil litigation, including products liability litigation; and appellate advocacy.

Lee Dixon was promoted to special counsel in Hedrick Gardner’s Columbia office. His practice focuses in the areas of civil litigation and workers’ compensation.

Laura Forrest was promoted to special counsel in Hedrick Gardner’s Raleigh office. Her practice focuses in the areas of civil litigation, insurance defense and coverage, community association law, motor vehicle negligence, business law, premises liability, and construction law.

Nikole Haltiwanger was promoted to special counsel in Hedrick Gardner’s Columbia office. She has considerable experience in insurance defense litigation involving a variety of issues such as workers’ compensation, negligence, breach of contract, general liability, premises liability and fraud. Nikole’s practice currently focuses in the area of workers’ compensation.

Brooke Mulenex was promoted to special counsel in Hedrick Gardner’s Charlotte office. She is a litigation attorney who focuses her practice on workers’ compensation defense.

Holly Stott was promoted to special counsel in Hedrick Gardner’s Charlotte office. She practices in the area of workers’ compensation, working for a variety of businesses and insurance carriers and regularly presenting continuing education topics to her clients on request.

Lindsay Wikle was promoted to special counsel in Hedrick Gardner’s Charlotte office. She focuses her practice on workersʹ compensation regularly representing insurance companies and employers involved in a wide range of business sectors.

 

About Hedrick Gardner Kincheloe & Garofalo LLP:

With nearly 90 attorneys located in Charlotte, Raleigh, and Wilmington, North Carolina and Columbia, South Carolina, Hedrick Gardner Kincheloe & Garofalo LLP is among the Carolina’s leading law firms for conflict prevention, conflict management and conflict resolution. Hedrick Gardner has built a strong reputation of representing clients ranging from small and medium size businesses to Fortune 500 companies including national retailers, transportation companies, financial institutions, health care organizations, insurance companies, and professional services firms.

 

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