Savian is a litigation associate in the firm’s Charlotte office. He enjoys advocating for his clients and obtaining favorable results.
Before joining Hedrick Gardner, Savian completed summer clerkships with the Chief U.S. District Court Judge for the Western District of North Carolina and the Senior Associate Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court. He also spent time working with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina in the Criminal and Appellate Divisions. Savian understands appellate procedure in our federal and state courts and knows that appeals can be costly. As a result, he uses his skills and experiences in an effort to help his clients resolve their disputes before appeals are necessary.
During law school, Savian was an Articles Editor of the North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology. He served on the UNC Black Law Student Association Mock Trial Team and the UNC National Moot Court Team. His Moot Court Team went on to win first place at the National Moot Court Competition. During his final year of law school, Savian worked in the UNC Consumer Financial Transactions Clinic and the UNC Youth Justice Clinic representing clients in a range of matters. Although Savian remained busy in law school, he most enjoyed mentoring first-year law students and his involvement with the Christian Legal Society.
When not practicing law, Savian enjoys volunteering with his church’s youth group and local food banks. He is a first-generation college graduate and is passionate about serving his community. He enjoys hiking, playing with his dog, and traveling. As a double Tar Heel, Savian cheers for only two teams: UNC, and whoever’s playing Dook.
PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC INVOLVEMENT:
- North Carolina State Bar
- University of North Carolina School of Law:
- North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology, Articles Editor
- Black Law Student Association, Public Relations Chair
- UNC National Moot Court Team, Competitor
- Consumer Financial Transaction Clinic
- BLSA Mock Trial Team, Competitor
- McIntyre-Whichard Legal Fellow
- Carolina Law Dean’s Fellow
- Gray-Sommerville, “The Fight Over Data Privacy Regulations: Is it about Consumer Privacy or Preventing Liability?” North Carolina Journal of Law and Technology (December 2018).
- Gray-Sommerville, “Indicting Chinese Hackers: Why Bother?” North Carolina Journal of Law and Technology (February 2019).
- Research published in “Presidential Work During the First One Hundred Days” The White House Transition Project (2017) by Dr. Terry Sullivan