Jeremy Locklear enjoys asking “why?” and this, coupled with his competitive nature, compelled him to pursue a career as an attorney. A critical thinker, he is motivated to offer creative solutions to help his clients solve problems and avoid future legal trouble. His favorite aspect of practicing law is digging into the details of each case and analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of allegations against his client.

Prior to joining Hedrick Gardner, Jeremy served as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Cheri Beasley at the Supreme Court of North Carolina. “Public service was instilled in me from a very young age, so it was an honor for me to have the opportunity to begin my legal career by serving as a clerk on the highest court in North Carolina,” he says.

At the North Carolina Central University School of Law, where he earned his law degree, he served as an articles editor for the North Carolina Central Law Review, achieved the Dean’s List multiple semesters, and assisted multiple professors by serving as their research assistant. In addition to other internships during his time at North Carolina Central, Jeremy spent his first summer of law school as a judicial intern for Judge James A. Wynn, Jr., of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

When not practicing law, Jeremy enjoys spending time with his wife and their black lab, Leo. An avid sports fan, he enjoys both playing and watching sports; his favorite teams to cheer for are the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Dallas Cowboys. He also enjoys going to the gym and traveling to the mountains and the beach.

Experience and Involvement


  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association Minorities in the Profession Committee Member
  • North Carolina Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Member


  • CITI Scholarship Recipient
  • NCCU Law Scholar
  • Joseph E. Pogue Scholarship Recipient (UNC-CH)