Practice Areas

Quality legal advice requires solid experience and good judgment.  Hedrick Gardner has over 60 years of experience providing comprehensive litigation and dispute resolution services to businesses and industries.  Our judgment is honed by listening to our clients and understanding the balance between their business and legal needs.  As a result, we can provide innovative and appropriate solutions for each of our clients.

One of the largest litigation and dispute management firms in the Carolinas, Hedrick Gardner prides itself on the ability to be immediately responsive to a broad spectrum of legal needs.

Appellate Advocacy

Hedrick Gardner’s Appellate Team provides the experience, advice, and technical precision clients want and need whether they desire to avoid litigation or seek a better outcome following a disappointing result.

Business Law

Hedrick Gardner’s Business Law team understands the challenges confronting owners of privately held and family-owned businesses. Our attorneys are experienced litigators and counselors, which equips them to provide unique insight into successfully structuring, managing, and protecting clients.

Civil Litigation

Whether the claim involves an auto accident, a slip and fall, a wrongful detention, or a barroom brawl, our attorneys understand the challenges facing the defense in these cases and are here to guide you throughout the litigation process.

Commercial Litigation

Our attorneys litigate virtually every kind of commercial dispute, including claims for breach of contract, fraud, unfair trade practices, interference with contractual or economic relations, violations of consumer protection laws, breach of fiduciary duty, and other business torts.

Community Association Law

Hedrick Gardner's Community Association Law Practice Group regularly represents property management companies, self managed and outside managed community associations, developers and individuals in community association matters.

Construction Law

Hedrick Gardner's Construction Law Group brings decades of experience to bear in the complex world of construction litigation.

Employment Law

Employers need legal guidance they can trust from a reputable partner whose proactive approach will help manage risks, build effective strategies, and offer sound advice.

Insurance Law

We’ve earned our reputation of excellence in and out of the courtroom by providing clients with the cost-effective, quality service they need.

Business Tort / Intellectual Property Litigation

Hedrick Gardner litigates all types of intellectual property disputes, including cases involving claims of patent, trademark, trade dress and copyright infringement, as well as unfair competition, misappropriation of trade secrets, and a variety of related business torts.

Long Term Care Practice

Hedrick Gardner's Long Term Care practice defends assisted living, nursing home, skilled nursing and Alzheimer's/dementia care facilities from Plaintiffs who allege they are negligent, callous or uncaring. We advocate for those who provide care and assistance to our senior population.

Mass Tort Litigation

Mass Torts almost always involve an overlay of publicity and so the ability to deal with the press within the ethical bounds of professionalism and to communicate the client’s position is crucial.

Medicare Set-Asides and Medicare Compliance

Hedrick Gardner's Medicare Set-Asides and Medicare Compliance Group provides clients with comprehensive Medicare compliance counsel, and oversees and assists other Hedrick Gardner attorneys in handling Medicare issues at all stages of the litigation process.

Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Litigation

Hedrick Gardner is able to deploy attorneys with exceptional experience in all facets of complex Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Litigation including multi-district proceedings and coordinated state proceedings as well as individual cases.

Products Liability Litigation

Our attorneys have a deep commitment to serving our clients, and providing them with guidance and support that begins prior to litigation during product recalls and loss investigation, and continues through discovery, dispositive motions and trial.

Professional Liability Litigation

The attorneys in Hedrick Gardner's Professional Liability Group have an extensive background defending professional service providers against claims ranging from administrative and licensure proceedings to litigation in the North and South Carolina state and federal courts.

Public Entities and Municipalities Litigation

Governmental entities and municipalities face many of the same issues that arise for most of our clients. However, because of their special place in society, public entities are also called upon to deal with many unique problems in the exercise of their governmental powers.

Trucking and Transportation Law

Hedrick Gardner's Trucking & Transportation Practice Group offers a wide range of services to transportation industries including automotive, maritime, railroad, and trucking.

Workers’ Compensation

We take pride in our long history of representing employers with aggressive, responsive, efficient, and cost-effective defense before the North Carolina Industrial Commission, South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission, North Carolina Court of Appeals, South Carolina Court of Appeals, North Carolina Supreme Court and South Carolina Supreme Court.