Madeleine (Maddi) M. Pfefferle


Maddi is part of Young Moore’s medical malpractice team and health care industry group. She joined the firm in October 2017.

Maddi represents health care providers in medical malpractice cases and in matters before their licensing boards. Additionally, Maddi represents health care providers in federal court in Section 1983 civil rights litigation.

Maddi graduated from UNC School of Law in 2016. While at Carolina Law, she was the Clerk of Court for Holdnerness Moot Court where she was awarded National Order of the Barristers for outstanding participation and performance as a student advocate. Maddi was also a Notes and Comments Editor for the North Carolina Journal of International Law.  She was selected for the Seymour W. Wurfel Award for unselfish dedication of time and spirit to the journal, persistence in the face of discouragement, and enthusiastic helpfulness to other staff members. Maddi assisted in the formation and governance of nonprofit organizations while she was part of the Community Development Clinic and was involved in Carolina’s pro bono program. She was also a Leadership Development Fellow where she and her classmates created a platform for the student body to share common interests and coordinate attendance to unique events. Prior to her time in Chapel Hill, Maddi attended the University of Maryland. She received a B.A. in government and a minor in rhetoric.

Maddi is a Raleigh native. She enjoys ballroom dancing, cheering for Carolina basketball, and travelling.

Education & Bar Admissions

  • J.D., University of North Carolina School of Law, 2016
  • B.A., University of Maryland, 2013

Admitted in

  • North Carolina
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
  • United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit


  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Tenth Judicial District Bar
  • Raleigh Chamber of Commerce

Publications & Presentations

  • Economics of World Health: Research and Development of Pharmaceuticals and Ebola, Madeleine Pfefferle, 41 N.C. J. Int’l L. 137 (2016).