North Carolina – January 2017.  Hedrick Gardner Kincheloe & Garofalo LLP, a leading regional litigation and dispute management law firm, is pleased to announce that the following five attorneys have been promoted in the firm:  Erin Collins, Matt Ledwith, Ashley Owen Hensley, Andy Stein and Rochelle Bellamy Mayfield.

“Each of these attorneys brings a unique blend of experience, education and training to our firm,” said Hedrick Gardner Managing Partner Paul Lawrence.  “We are proud to recognize this group for their contribution to the success of our firm and on-going dedication to advancing and protecting the interests of our clients”

Erin Collins has been promoted to Partner in Hedrick Gardner’s Wilmington office. Erin focuses her practice in the areas of workers’ compensation and Medicare Secondary Payer Act compliance, and represents a variety of clients ranging from small businesses to large corporations.  Erin has published multiple articles on Medicare compliance, and regularly presents at client seminars and industry conferences on Medicare compliance and workers’ compensation subjects.

Matt Ledwith has been promoted to Partner in Hedrick Gardner’s Raleigh office. He practices in the area of workers’ compensation with a focus on average weekly wage termination, attendant care, unionized employees, jurisdictional cases, and subrogation lien recovery. He has handled cases before all levels of the Commission and Court of Appeals. Matt regularly gives continuing education presentations to clients on a variety of workers’ compensation topics.

Ashley Owen Hensley has been promoted to Partner in Hedrick Gardner’s Raleigh office. Her practice focuses in the area of workers’ compensation.  She defends employers, carriers, self-insured employers and third-party administrators in claims involving injury by accidents and complex occupational diseases.  Ashley has experience at all levels of workers’ compensation litigation including mediations, hearings, medical depositions and Full Commission hearings.

Andy Stein has been promoted to Partner in Hedrick Gardner’s Charlotte office. He is licensed to practice in North and South Carolina, and his practice focuses in the areas of Long Term Care Litigation, Trucking and Transportation, and Motor Vehicle Negligence.  He also defends cases involving Premises Liability and Products Liability.   Andy has successfully tried cases to jury verdict in North Carolina Superior and District Courts, Federal District Court, and argued before the North Carolina Court of Appeals.  Andy also provides pro bono services by assisting the Council for Children’s Rights with matters involving child custody issues.

Rochelle Bellamy Mayfield has been promoted to Special Counsel in Hedrick Gardner’s Charlotte office.  Her practice focuses in the area of workers’ compensation.  She regularly represents insurance companies and employers involved in a wide range of business sectors including food and service, trucking, manufacturing, medical services and furniture, along with a large assortment of small businesses in North Carolina. Rochelle is an active Lawyer on the Line volunteer with Legal Aid of North Carolina, where she provides monthly advice consultations in the area of employment law and assists clients with filing EEOC claims.

About Hedrick Gardner Kincheloe & Garofalo LLP:

With nearly 90 attorneys located in Charlotte, Raleigh, and Wilmington, North Carolina and Columbia, South Carolina, Hedrick Gardner Kincheloe & Garofalo LLP is among the Carolina’s leading law firms for conflict prevention, conflict management and conflict resolution. Hedrick Gardner has built a strong reputation of representing clients ranging from small and medium size businesses to Fortune 500 companies including national retailers, transportation companies, financial institutions, health care organizations, insurance companies, and professional services firms.


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