Jennifer C. Baril
Attorney at Law
Jennifer Baril’s love of public speaking and part-time legal work while in college has led to a law career she’s passionate about. As an attorney in Hedrick Gardner’s Raleigh office, Jennifer focuses her practice on workers’ compensation.
She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mass communications with a concentration in public relations from Towson University, graduating in the top 10 percent of her class. Jennifer continued on to earn her Juris Doctorate degree from Florida Coastal School of Law in two-and-a-half years while clerking in several law firms. “At age 19, I worked part-time with a civil litigation law firm and fell in love with the legal field after observing a trial,” she says.
During her law school career, Jennifer won three book awards in Advanced Legal Research, Public Speaking for Lawyers and Federal Sentencing. While Jennifer considers passing the North Carolina Bar Exam and joining Hedrick Gardner as among her proudest professional moments, she counts welcoming her husband home after a seven-month deployment with the Navy at the top of her list.
A pet lover, Jennifer has volunteered with the Society of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the Humane Society. One of her favorite activities is spoiling Rylie, her golden retriever and Maisy, her black lab. She is a huge football fan and enjoys cheering for the Baltimore Ravens. From the age of five, Jennifer has cultivated her comfort level in front of audiences and courtrooms, singing, dancing and acting on stage in many talent shows, competitions, concerts and theater performances.
While Jennifer loves her active career and lifestyle, she also appreciates quiet moments. When she is not hard at work in her office or the courtroom, you might find her curled up with a book or traveling to exotic locations. Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic is one of Jennifer’s favorite destinations to enjoy adventurous activities, such as, zip lining, aerial obstacle courses and scuba diving.