North Carolina – January 13, 2022. Four attorneys from Hedrick Gardner were selected to the 2022 North Carolina Super Lawyers® list and four were selected as Rising Stars for 2022.

Additionally, Patricia P. Shields was listed on the Top 25 Raleigh Super Lawyers list, the Top 50 Women North Carolina Super Lawyers list, and the Top 100 North Carolina Super Lawyers list.

The Hedrick Gardner attorneys selected to the 2022 North Carolina Super Lawyers list are:

M. Duane Jones, Appellate
Mel J. Garofalo, Civil Litigation: Defense
Jeffrey A. Kadis, Workers’ Compensation
Patricia P. Shields, Civil Litigation: Defense


The Hedrick Gardner attorneys selected to the 2022 North Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Stars are:

Michael F. Hedgepeth, Workers’ Compensation
Tyler A. Stull, Civil Litigation: Defense

Austin R. Walsh, Civil Litigation: Defense
Michael S. Rothrock, Civil Litigation: Defense


About Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country.

About Hedrick Gardner Kincheloe & Garofalo LLP:

We have partnered with businesses of all sizes throughout the Carolinas for over 60 years and have become one of the region’s premier law firms for conflict and litigation prevention, management, and resolution. With over 100 attorneys in Charlotte, Raleigh, Wilmington, and Asheville, North Carolina, and Columbia, South Carolina, we are well equipped to effectively and efficiently respond to our client’s needs. From small and medium size businesses to Fortune 500 companies, our clients include businesses in the retail, transportation, finance, healthcare, insurance, and professional service industries. We are, first and foremost, a litigation firm, investigating and evaluating claims with an eye toward quick, advantageous resolutions for our clients. While the vast majority of cases settle pre-trial, our attorneys have substantial trial experience and a reputation of being at home in the courtroom.

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Annie Saleh
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Hedrick Gardner Kincheloe & Garofalo LLP
Phone: 704.319.5456
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