Zealous advocate Brennan Cumalander enjoys thinking outside the box to solve complex problems and reach the best possible outcome for his clients.

A lifelong learner, Brennan completed an LL.M. degree following law school, and studied abroad in Cape Town, South Africa during college. His educational experience provides him a strong ability to approach multifaceted problems from a variety of perspectives, a skill he puts to work diving into the details of each case.

While enrolled at the Campbell University School of Law, Brennan was awarded the Dean’s Excellence Scholarship and the D. Russell Perry and Gertrude McIntosh Perry Memorial Scholarship. He was also a semi-finalist in the 2016 Richard A. Lord Moot Court Competition and received the book award in English Legal Systems.

Prior to joining Hedrick Gardner, Brennan completed a summer clerkship at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of South Carolina, interned for a civil litigation firm in Raleigh, North Carolina, and worked as the Wallace Leadership Fellow at Campbell Law School.

When not practicing law, Brennan enjoys skiing, reading, golfing, and cooking.

Experience and Involvement


  • North Carolina State Bar
  • New Hanover County Bar Association

Campbell University School of Law:

  • Dean’s Excellence Scholarship
  • D. Russell Perry and Gertrude McIntosh Perry Memorial Scholarship (2017-2018)
  • Richard A. Lord Moot Court Competition, Semi-Finalist (2016)
  • Book Award: English Legal Systems