Jeff is an experienced workers’ compensation litigator serving the healthcare, hospitality and retail, manufacturing, professional services, and transportation industries among others. Jeff represents employers, third-party administrators and insurers throughout all stages of litigation, including appeals and subrogation lien recovery.
Jeff also advises employers on matters involving employment discrimination and harassment, employee discipline and termination, workplace safety and OSHA violations, and personnel policies and procedures. With over 25 years of experience, Jeff’s philosophy is to provide the highest quality client services while seeking to deliver the most satisfactory results in the most efficient manner available.
Jeff graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 1995 and joined the firm that same year. He is a shareholder, a former member of the firm management committee, and co-leader of his litigation team. Jeff has an AV Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell and is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© in Workers’ Compensation Law–Employers (2019-2024).
In his spare time, Jeff is a passionate golfer, avid reader of historical novels and an enthusiastic Tar Heel sports fan. He and his wife, Kathleen, and their two sons live in Raleigh.
Education & Bar Admissions
- J.D., with honors, University of North Carolina School of Law, 1995
- B.A., with honors, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1992
- North Carolina, 1995
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
- U.S. Supreme Court