Attorney Leonard T. Jernigan, Jr.

Adjunct Professor of Law


Attorney Leonard T. Jernigan


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.

Member: North Carolina Bar Association; North Carolina Advocates for Justice ; Wake County Bar Association; American Association of Justice; The College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers; Workers Injury Law and Advocacy Group (WILG); member, Workers’ Compensation Panel of Attorneys for the National Football League Players’ Association and the Professional Hockey Players’ Association.

The Jernigan Law Firm
3105 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 300
Raleigh, North Carolina 27612

Telephone: 919-833-0299
Fax:            919-256-2595


Twitter: @jernlaw



Activities:  Author of North Carolina Workers’ Compensation – Law and Practice, (first published in1988 and now in its 4th Edition); adjunct professor of law at N.C. Central University School of Law; past Chairman of the Workers’ Compensation and Workplace Injury Section of the Association of Justice; past President and founding member of The Workers’ Injury Law and Advocacy Group (WILG), a national non-profit association of workers’ compensation attorneys; past Chairman of the N.C. Bar Association’s Workers’ Compensation Section; listed in Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers; Listed in Best Lawyers in US News & World Report; Reviews Workers’ Compensation fraud cases and publishes a top ten list each year; speaks on Workers’ Compensation issues across the country.


Primary Areas of Practice: Workers’ Compensation Law; Civil Litigation