North Carolina – January 24, 2019. Six attorneys from Hedrick Gardner were selected to the 2019 North Carolina Super Lawyers® list and five were selected as Rising Stars for 2019.

Additionally, Mel J. Garofalo, a partner in the Charlotte office, and Patricia P. Shields, a partner in the Raleigh office were selected to the Top 100 North Carolina attorneys list. Patricia P. Shields was also selected to the top 50 women in North Carolina list.

The Hedrick Gardner attorneys selected to the 2019 North Carolina Super Lawyers list are:

M. Duane Jones, Appellate
Mel J. Garofalo, Civil Litigation: Defense
Jeffrey A. Kadis, Workers’ Compensation
Erica B. Lewis, Workers’ Compensation
Patricia P. Shields, Civil Litigation: Defense
Allen C. Smith, Personal Injury General: Defense

The Hedrick Gardner attorneys selected to the 2019 North Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Stars are:

Samuel E. Barker, Workers’ Compensation
Erin T. Collins, Workers’ Compensation
Joseph D. Delfino, Workers’ Compensation
Michael S. Rothrock, Civil Litigation: Defense
Austin R. Walsh, Civil Litigation: Defense

About Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country.

About Hedrick Gardner Kincheloe & Garofalo LLP

We have partnered with businesses of all sizes throughout the Carolinas for over 60 years and have become one of the region’s premier law firms for conflict and litigation prevention, management, and resolution. With nearly 100 attorneys in Charlotte, Raleigh, and Wilmington, North Carolina, and Columbia, South Carolina, we are well equipped to effectively and efficiently respond to our client’s needs. From small and medium size businesses to Fortune 500 companies, our clients include businesses in the retail, transportation, finance, healthcare, insurance, and professional service industries. We are, first and foremost, a litigation firm, investigating and evaluating claims with an eye toward quick, advantageous resolutions for our clients. While the vast majority of cases settle pre-trial, our attorneys have substantial trial experience and a reputation of being at home in the courtroom.

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