Appellate Advocacy

Judge Linda Stephens Accepted as a Fellow of The College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

North Carolina – December 29, 2017. Hedrick Gardner is pleased to announce the most recent milestone in Judge Linda Stephens distinguished career, acceptance into The College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers. With her induction into the College, Linda joins a select group of workers’ compensation lawyers who have been nominated as a result of their outstanding contributions […]

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NCAWA presents Judge Linda Stephens of Hedrick Gardner Kincheloe & Garofalo Outstanding Judge of the Year Award

North Carolina – August 30, 2017. Hedrick Gardner Kincheloe & Garofalo LLP is proud to announce that Judge Linda Stephens is the recipient of the NC Association of Women Attorney’s 2017 Outstanding Judge of the Year Award. With this award, Judge Stephens joins a distinct group of women who have been recognized by the NCAWA […]

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The Supreme Court Expands The Parsons Presumption

The Supreme Court has issued the much-anticipated decision which impacts the application of the Parsons presumption in claims accepted on a Form 60.  In Wilkes v. City of Greenville, 368PA15 (June 9, 2017), the Employee was involved in a work-related motor vehicle accident.  The defendant accepted the claim via a Form 60, and expressly limited […]

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