As an attorney in Hedrick Gardner’s Raleigh office, Rob Wilson practices civil litigation defense, including cases involving products liability, professional liability, premises liability, institutional defense, commercial litigation, and construction defects.  Rob’s work in the products liability field has included defending designers, manufacturers, and sellers of products ranging from bomb suits and motorcycle helmets to power cords and dog leashes.  His professional liability work has included the defense of professionals such as real estate brokers, appraisers, engineers, and architects.  Rob’s premises liability cases commonly involve personal injuries on retail premises but have ranged as far as defense of a swim club in a wrongful death lawsuit.  He has also defended institutions such as universities, school systems, churches, and municipalities.  In 2015, Rob was included in Business North Carolina Magazine’s Legal Elite list.

“One of the best aspects of my practice is the fact that each case and every client is different and I value being able to learn the ins and outs of my clients’ businesses so that we can reach the most favorable and practical result.”

Rob’s interest in law started one summer while he was living with a superior court judge while playing in a summer collegiate baseball league.  While the judge’s family was hosting Rob for the summer, the judge would take Rob to court to observe.  This set the stage for Rob to pursue a legal career once his baseball career came to a close.

A life-long North Carolinian, Rob graduated from Davidson College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science while also playing for the Wildcats’ Division 1 baseball team.  After college, Rob went on to earn his Juris Doctor degree from Wake Forest University School of Law.  Rob and his wife Heather have always enjoyed traveling around the U.S. and beyond, but their travel plans have taken a back seat since their first child, Everett, was born on New Year’s Day, 2016.

Experience and Involvement


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