The Jernigan Law Firm in Raleigh

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North Carolina Workers’ Compensation & Civil Litigation Attorneys

Founded in 1988, the Jernigan Law Firm is a highly experienced law firm in North Carolina representing injured workers (teachers, firefighters, professional athletes, construction workers, plant employees, nurses, law enforcement officers, truck drivers, and executives) all across the state.

Leonard T. Jernigan, Jr. and Kristina B. Thompson are both North Carolina State Bar Board Certified Legal Specialists in Workers’ Compensation Law.

Mr. Jernigan wrote the book: North Carolina Workers’ Compensation: Law and Practice, with Forms now in its Fifth Edition.

Since 1996, Mr. Jernigan has represented injured professional athletes in the National Football League (NFL), the National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA), and the Professional Hockey Players Association (PHPA)

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About Our Law Firm


The Jernigan Law Firm is your source for personal injury attorneys in Raleigh, NC and the surrounding areas. The professional and courteous personal injury lawyers at Jernigan Law Firm provide sound legal advice and represent clients involved in:

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This is a hardworking, honest and dedicated law firm. Hard to find! The hands-on attention to my case was excellent and much appreciated. An unpleasant, stressful experience, has turned around to something resembling "peace of mind". The fact that I have been fully informed and included in every detail of the case is something I am very grateful for. They know what they are doing and they do it well. Choosing a small firm that only takes cases they can give their full attention to, is key.
Cheryle Wicker
Cheryle Wicker
20:04 18 May 17
The Jernigan Law Firm Help me through a difficult time . I have recommended Leonard Jernigan for over 15 years . Will use his service again A Truly 5 Star Law Firm
dave williams
dave williams
16:58 18 Jul 17
The Jernigan Law firm has a wonderful staff that really cared about my case and reaching a fair settlement. Their staff is very knowledgable and were great with communicating throughout the process. I would definitely reccomend!
Lisa Lynne Randazzo
Lisa Lynne Randazzo
14:18 17 May 17
The entire staff at the Jernigan Law firm are top notch, they will provide you with the best representation and work with you from the beginning of your case to the end!
Scott Chaisson
Scott Chaisson
20:52 09 Jun 17
Staff is very professional and has a sincere interest in my case and well-being.
Charles Tripp
Charles Tripp
15:14 11 Jun 17
I was referred to the Jernigan Law Firm to handle my Worker's Compensation Case by multiple attorneys/legal professionals who stated that Leonard Jernigan and Kristina Thompson were the definitive/expert Worker's Comp Lawyers in North Carolina. I found this advice to be entirely accurate. I was extremely impressed with their handling of my intricate case and also the personable treatment I received from them throughout the process. They are truly first rate people who both genuinely care about their clients and represent them in an utmost professional capacity: a rare character quality in today's world and one that I greatly appreciated! I would not hesitate to emphatically refer them to others seeking legal representation in North Carolina.
J Evenson
J Evenson
22:01 15 Oct 17
We hired this firm several years ago after my husband was injured at work. They did a wonderful job of guiding us through the process and making sure my husband's rights were protected and that he got the care he needed. Even after his case was resolved, the firm continued to assist us with referrals, advice, etc. We would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone looking for a Workers Comp attorney. Lenny Jernigan literally "wrote the book" on WC in North Carolina, so you know you are getting the expertise you need! Kristina is incredibly supportive, thorough, and attentive to detail, and always made sure our questions were answered. If you need an attorney for a Workers Comp case, this firm is an outstanding choice!
Carly W.
Carly W.
20:39 26 Oct 17
Mr. Jernigan was caring, attentive, and very responsive to my inquiry. He was candid in his advice and helped direct me to the best solution for my legal needs
Shaunna Carlton
Shaunna Carlton
22:50 01 Nov 17
Hands down one of the best and most well informed firm to guide you in the proper direction. I can't emphasize the professionalism enough and still very personable and easy to work with. I could not have been happier with the turn out, I was included/informed to every detail throughout the process of my case. Thank you Kristina and Lenny.
E Arnold
E Arnold
16:42 08 Nov 17
I truly appreciate the courtesy and professionalism demonstrated by everyone in the office. Both Lenny and Kristi worked diligently on my claim and to make sure that the most ideal outcome was achieved! They continue to check in and follow up; and I would and have recommended them as attorneys to trust and to get the job done.
Briony Kinnear
Briony Kinnear
11:51 20 Nov 17
As a client of the Jernigan Law Firm I would just like to say that each and every member of this firm was an absolute pleasure to work with. Communication was top notch as well as the service I received. Recommend them highly.
Karen Bondranko
Karen Bondranko
20:19 22 Nov 17

Mission Statement


This law firm is dedicated to helping clients achieve a just and fair resolution of their legal problem, by holding ourselves to the highest ethical and professional standards. We will be diligent and reliable. We will be honest, compassionate and tolerant. Integrity will be our guiding star. We will work as a team for the benefit of our clients and will exhibit consideration and respect for the well being of all persons. We are also committed to making contributions to our society and profession, and through continuing legal education and study we will maintain our knowledge of the law.

At the same time we are also dedicated to providing a stable economic and pleasant environment for all employees. We will keep ourselves mentally and physically healthy, maintain a sense of humor, and develop our unique gifts and creative talents.

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Mr. Jernigan is the author of North Carolina Workers’ Compensation: Law and Practice, with Forms (published by Thomson Reuters®). The text is now in its Fifth Edition and is supplemented annually. This overview of North Carolina workers’ compensation law provides a useful resource for practitioners seeking current coverage of North Carolina’s complex Workers’ Compensation jurisprudence. For further information call (800)328-4880.

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