Madison McLawhorn Strickland is an associate attorney in the Charlotte office of Hedrick Gardner. A proud eastern North Carolina native, Madison is an alumna of North Carolina State University and Campbell University’s Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law. During her tenure at Campbell Law, Madison earned numerous accolades for her advocacy skills in prelitigation and at trial. Her accolades include the Outstanding Advocate individual award at the Kilpatrick Townsend Mock Trial Competition at the UNC School of Law and a semifinalist title at St. Mary’s School of Law’s national, invitation-only Lone Star Classic Mock Trial Competition in San Antonio, Texas. Upon graduation, Madison was elected to the Order of Old Kivett for outstanding advocacy and high ethical standards.

Prior to joining Hedrick Gardner, Madison worked as an associate attorney for a prominent plaintiff’s personal injury firm in Charlotte, experience that provided her valuable insight into how claims are viewed by the other side.

When she is not practicing law, Madison, a self-proclaimed foodie, enjoys exploring Charlotte with her husband, James.

Experience and Involvement


  • North Carolina State Bar


Campbell University School of Law:

  • Awarded the Order of Old Kivett for outstanding advocacy and high ethical standards
  • Competed an award-winning mock trial team at St. Mary’s School of Law
  • Received the Outstanding Advocate award at Kilpatrick-Townsend’s mock trial competition at UNC School of Law
  • Achieved honors ranking for performance and preparation in Pretrial Litigation course

North Carolina State University:

  • Delivered the undergraduate commencement address