Attorneys

Leonard T. Jernigan, Jr.

Leonard T. Jernigan, Jr., born Durham, North Carolina; admitted to bar, 1976, North Carolina and U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina; United States Supreme Court.

Education and Certifications: Deerfield Academy, Massachusetts (1968); University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.A. 1972); North Carolina Central University School of Law (J.D. 1976); Board Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation Law (2001).

Bars and Courts: Admitted to North Carolina State Bar in 1976. Admitted to practice in all of the Federal District Courts of North Carolina, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.

Affiliations: Member: North Carolina Bar Association; North Carolina Advocates for Justice; Wake County Bar Association; the American Association of Justice; and the Workers Injury Law and Advocacy Group (WILG).

Professional Activites: Author of North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Law and Practice, first published in 1988 and now in its 4th Edition; Wake County Bar Association Board of Directors (2009-2011); past Chairman of the Workers’ Compensation and Workplace Injury Section of the American Association of Justice; past President of Workers Injury Law and Advocacy Group (WILG), a national non-profit association of workers’ compensation attorneys; plaintiffs’ liaison to the N.C. Industrial Commission’s Advisory Council; past Chairman of the N.C. Bar Association’s Workers’ Compensation Section; adjunct professor at North Carolina Central University School of Law, teaching workers’ compensation law; member, Workers’ Compensation Panel of Attorneys for the National Football League Players’ Association and the Professional Hockey Players’ Association; listed in the current edition of Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers; Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory (AV rated).

Primary Areas of Practice: Workers’ Compensation; Personal Injury.

E-mail: ltj@jernlaw.com

Kristina B. Thompson

Kristina Brown Thompson, born Columbia, South Carolina; admitted to bar, 2008, North Carolina.

Education and Certifications: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.A. 2002); North Carolina Central University School of Law (J.D. 2008).

Bars and Courts: Admitted to North Carolina State Bar in 2008.

Affiliations: North Carolina Advocates for Justice (Member, Workers’ Compensation Section; Member, Auto-Torts Section); North Carolina Bar Association (Member, Workers’ Compensation Section ; Member, Young Lawyer’s Division ); and the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys (Member, Wake County).

Primary Areas of Practice: Workers’ Compensation; Personal Injury.

E-mail: kbt@jernlaw.com

 

 

 

M. Hayes JerniganM Hayes Jernigan

Margaret Hayes Jernigan, born Raleigh, North Carolina.

Education and Certifications: The Hill School, Pennsylvania (2004); The University of the South: Sewanee (B.A. 2008); North Carolina Central University School of Law (J.D. 2014, summa cum laude); U.S. Peace Corps, Senegal, West Africa (2008-2010).

Affiliations: North Carolina Advocates for Justice; North Carolina Bar Association.

Areas of Practice: Workers’ Compensation; Environmental Law; Consumer Law.

Email: mhj@jernlaw.com