Lindsay Wikle is a Partner at Hedrick Gardner’s Charlotte office with a practice focused in the area of workersʹ compensation. She regularly represents insurance companies and employers involved in a wide range of business sectors, including food and service, trucking, manufacturing, and financial industries along with a large assortment of small businesses throughout North Carolina. Lindsay also has extensive experience defending a Fortune 100 media and communications corporation throughout North Carolina in a wide array of claims involving customer service representatives to technicians. Lindsay has a broad range of trial experience and aggressively works with each client toward favorable claim resolutions.

Lindsay is an active member of the North Carolina Bar Association, Mecklenburg County Bar Association, and the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys. Lindsay serves as a Volunteer Attorney for the Council for Children’s Rights, in which she fiercely advocates for the best interest of children involved in high conflict custody battles. She attended law school at Washington and Lee School of Law in Lexington, VA, and graduated with honors with a B.A. in Psychology from Penn State University, where she published a thesis examining the qualitative impact of priming on impression formation.

Experience and Involvement


  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute


  • “People Not Equal: A Glimpse Into the Use of Profiling and the Effect A Pending U.N. Human Rights Committee Case May Have On United States’ Policy” in the Spring 2008 issue of the 14 Wash. & Lee Journal for Civil Rights & Social Justice 303.
Representative Matters

Cases or matters referenced are for illustrative purposes only, and do not represent the lawyer’s or law firm’s entire record.  Each case is unique and must be evaluated on its own merits.  The outcome of a particular case cannot be predicted based upon a lawyer’s or law firm’s past results. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

  • Lindsay successfully defended an employer and their insurance carrier before the North Carolina Court of Appeals against an employee’s claim that he sustained a compensable back and neck injury while lifting a tire.  The claim was denied due to the claimants’ failure to immediately report the injury and failure to report a work-related injury to the Urgent Care physician, despite subsequently having the back and neck injury related to his work treated by his orthopedist and neurologist. It was determined by the North Carolina Industrial Commission that plaintiff was not a credible witness and that there was no compensable injury.  The Court of Appeals affirmed the Commission’s determination.