Biography

Jeff has been with Hedrick Gardner since 1993. He has served on the firm’s Management Committee and as the Raleigh office managing partner. His other involvement has included participation in the firm’s Diversity Committee, and as the legal editor of Hedrick Gardner’s newsletter, Briefly Speaking.

Jeff’s legal experience and current practice include defense of workers’ compensation claims, and various civil litigation matters, including professional liability, products liability, liquor liability, premises liability, and motor vehicle negligence.  He was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2013-2020 in the field of Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants and was included in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016 – 2020 for Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers.

Jeff is an active member of the North Carolina State Bar, North Carolina Bar Association, North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys, and the Wake County Bar Association.  Jeff is a frequent speaker at continuing education seminars for other attorneys and members of the insurance industry.  While in law school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Jeff was a member of the Holderness Moot Court Bench, and Jessup Cup International Moot Court Team, and was honored by being named to The Order of The Barristers.

Jeff was born in Wiesbaden, Germany, and was raised in Winston-Salem and Cary, North Carolina.  He currently lives in Durham with his wife and their two daughters.  When not in the courtroom, Jeff can be found playing water polo for the Triangle Water Polo Club.

Experience and Involvement

PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC INVOLVEMENT:

  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Wake County Bar Association
Honors

HONORS:

  • Selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2013-2019 in the field of Personal Injury Litigation
  • Included in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016 – 2019 in the field of Workers’ Compensation Law