Jennifer Ruiz

Hedrick Gardner is pleased to announce that Jennifer V. Ruiz was elected managing partner of the Raleigh office, effective August 31, 2018.

“I am honored and excited to be afforded the chance to serve Hedrick Gardner in this way. Having spent the duration of my legal career at this firm, I can say that each opportunity that presents itself to help promote the growth of this organization is one I take seriously.”

No stranger to firm leadership, Jennifer has served on many firm committees, including the Women to Women Initiative, the Associate Development Committee, the Diversity Committee, and the Management Committee.

Jennifer clerked with the firm in 2001, became an associate in 2002, and was promoted to partner in 2010. She focuses her practice in the area of workers’ compensation. Outside of work, she is passionate about her family, community, and social responsibility. Finding ways to marry those three passions together is something she commits to always pursue.


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