John, a partner in the firm’s Raleigh office, joined Hedrick Gardner in 2011 after practicing with another local firm. He focuses his practice in the area of civil litigation with an emphasis on claims involving personal injury and death due to alleged motor vehicle negligence. He has successfully litigated and tried to verdict many such claims for clients including insurance companies, private companies, retailers, contractors, and manufacturers. John’s experience also includes cases involving premises liability, products liability, and business disputes. He has argued before the North Carolina Court of Appeals and the North Carolina Supreme Court.

During law school at the University of Miami School of Law, John earned 5 book awards for top academic performance and was named to the Dean’s list multiple times.

He is an active member of the North Carolina State Bar, North Carolina Bar Association, North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys, and Wake County Bar Association.

Experience and Involvement


  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Wake County Bar Association