Biography

Christian Ferlan joined Hedrick Gardner after graduating from the UNC School of Law.  While at UNC, he served as Notes Editor of the North Carolina Journal of Law and Technology. He also participated in the INTA Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition and reached the national finals, winning fourth place brief and sixth place overall.

Christian’s interest in the law came from his high school football coach who was a former criminal defense attorney and taught an introductory law class. This exposure sparked Christian’s interest leading him to continue his studying the subject in college, and ultimately to pursue a career as an attorney.

Christian is proud to be the first member of his family to pursue and attain a postgraduate degree. His favorite part of his work is learning about his client’s unique needs and helping them achieve the best possible outcome.

A college baseball player, Christian carries his athlete’s mentality into his work. He is competitive, but strives to be respectful of everyone. Fluent in Spanish, he looks forward to the flexibility this will afford him in serving a broad array of clients. When not practicing law, Christian enjoys watching sports, mostly baseball, football, and college basketball. His favorite teams are the Red Sox, Patriots, and Tar Heels. When none of his teams are playing, he enjoys visiting Charlotte’s many breweries with his dog.

Experience and Involvement

PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC INVOLVEMENT:

  • North Carolina State Bar

PUBLICATIONS

  • Is This Going to Be on the Test? Reconciling the Four-Way Circuit Split over Handling Nominative Fair Use, 18 N.C. J.L. & TECH. ON. 33 (2016)
Honors

HONORS:

  • UNC School of Law:
    • INTA Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Nationals, Fourth Place Brief, Sixth Place Overall
    • Holderness Moot Court, Intellectual Property Team, Competing Member
    • Notes Editor, North Carolina Journal of Law and Technology