Kari Loomer Swindle leaves no stone unturned in the defense of her clients. She enjoys continuous learning and applying her detail-oriented nature to thoroughly understand the many-faceted issues of her cases. Having lived the majority of her life in North Carolina, she is familiar with the communities in which her clients conduct business which helps her build connections with them.

A fascination with the structure of government and American history led Kari to pursue a career as an attorney. From a young age, she reasoned that the practice of law was a way to be involved in the workings of the government and the laws that govern our state and country. Prior to joining Hedrick Gardner, she practiced civil litigation for a year and a half in Colorado; while she enjoyed her time there, she is excited to be serving her home state.

During law school, Kari volunteered as an advisor for her undergrad sorority, mentoring women through important life decisions. A prior recipient of such mentorship, Kari counts one of her proudest moments as being asked by one of her mentees to write a letter of recommendation for PA school.

Kari is a big college football and basketball fan and is married to an even bigger one. When not cheering for one of her favorite teams, she enjoys spending quality time with family and friends, reading, and working out at Orangetheory.

Experience and Involvement


  • Feel the Beat, LLC, Board of Directors




University of North Carolina School of Law:

  • Mark Weisburd Award for Leadership and Commitment to the Journal, Vol. 42
  • Editorial Excellence in Leadership Award, Fall 2016