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ERISA Liens: Another Concern Prior to Settlement?

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) is a federal law that sets minimum standards for most voluntarily established retirement and health plans in private industry to provide protection for individuals in these plans. In the context of workers’ compensation claims or civil litigation, the subject of ERISA is usually raised when an […]

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Hedrick Gardner Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2020 North Carolina Super Lawyers

North Carolina – January 22, 2020. Four attorneys from Hedrick Gardner were selected to the 2020 North Carolina Super Lawyers® list and five were selected as Rising Stars for 2020. The Hedrick Gardner attorneys selected to the 2020 North Carolina Super Lawyers list are: M. Duane Jones, AppellateMel J. Garofalo, Civil Litigation: DefenseJeffrey A. Kadis, Workers’ CompensationPatricia P. Shields, Civil […]

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Hedrick Gardner Announces Attorney Promotions

North Carolina – January 2020.  Hedrick Gardner Kincheloe & Garofalo LLP, a leading regional litigation and dispute management law firm, is pleased to announce the promotions of Lee Dixon, Michael Hedgepeth, Michael Rothrock, Holly Stott, and Shari Ballard. “We are excited to promote these five individuals in recognition of their years of excellent work and […]

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Duane Jones Selected for Inclusion in 2020 Legal Elite

North Carolina  – December 30, 2019. Hedrick Gardner is pleased to announce that M. Duane Jones, special counsel in the Charlotte office, has been selected for inclusion in Business North Carolina’s 2020 Legal Elite.  He is being honored in the Appellate field. About Legal Elite: Since 2002, Business North Carolina magazine has honored Tar Heel lawyers […]

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Hedrick Gardner Opens Asheville Office

North Carolina – November 4, 2019 Hedrick Gardner Kincheloe & Garofalo LLP, a leading regional litigation and dispute management law firm, is pleased to announce the opening of its fifth office. The office is located in the heart of downtown Asheville at 49 Broadway Street, and is led by partner Kristie Hedrick who relocated from […]

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Hedrick Gardner Recognized as a Best Law Firm by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2020

November 1, 2019. Hedrick Gardner Kincheloe & Garofalo LLP received several top rankings in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2020 “Best Law Firms” report. The firm received Tier 1 regional rankings, the highest category awarded, in the following categories: Charlotte: Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants Product Liability Litigation – Defendants Workers’ Compensation Law – […]

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Hedrick Gardner Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020

North Carolina – August 15, 2019. Hedrick Gardner is pleased to announce that fifteen attorneys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020. Additionally, Mel J. Garofalo was named the Best Lawyers® 2020 Charlotte Product Liability Litigation – Defendants “Lawyer of the Year” and Jeffrey H. Blackwell was named […]

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Josh Shaw Named to 2019 Legal Elite

Columbia, South Carolina – August 2, 2019  Hedrick Gardner is pleased to announce that Josh Shaw was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in the Columbia Business Monthly, 2019 Legal Elite in the construction practice group. Josh devotes the majority of his practice to the construction industry representing contractors, developers, design professionals, and construction […]

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