Brooke Mulenex is a litigation attorney who focuses her practice on workers’ compensation defense. She is goal oriented and set her sights on a career in law at an early age.  A sixth-grade writing assignment required her to describe what she wanted to be when she grew up.  “I wrote down lawyer and have never wanted to be anything else,” she said.

During college at the University of South Carolina, she was a member of the Carolina Judicial Council and the Mock Trial Team. To gain experience before law school, she worked as a clerk in a civil defense law firm where she assisted the medical malpractice team.

While in law school at the University of North Carolina, Brooke was a member of the Holderness Moot Court Team and served as chair of the Law School Honor Court.  She worked as a summer clerk for Hedrick Gardner and was drawn to the atmosphere.  “I was thrilled to receive an offer of employment from Hedrick Gardner following my summer clerkship,” she said.  “I was impressed by how hard the attorneys worked to achieve the best possible results for their clients.”

Today, Brooke’s practice entails working with employers of all sizes in managing their risk and minimizing their exposures with regard to workers’ compensation and employment matters. She enjoys the quick pace of her practice and works diligently to achieve swift resolution for her clients. When disputes arise, Brooke is prepared to try cases before the North Carolina Industrial Commission and handle appeals to the Full Commission and Court of Appeals.  Brooke is responsive and available to her clients to provide them with immediate assistance and up to date analysis of their claims.

Brooke has lead Hedrick Gardner’s softball teams to countless wins over the past six years and is a regular participant in the firm’s annual charity dodgeball tournament. She also enjoys offering pro bono assistance to the North Carolina Legal Aid Program.

Experience and Involvement


  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • Legal Aid of North Carolina
    • Volunteer