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Michael D. Jefferson

Michael D. Jefferson


T (336) 378-5540
F (336) 433-7407

Mike Jefferson practices construction law, real estate and commercial litigation, financial services litigation, and creditors’ rights litigation.

In his construction practice, Mike represents owners, lenders, contractors, and specialty subcontractors in a range of construction-related disputes, including delay claims, change order disputes, lien and bond claims, and construction defect claims.  Mike drafts and reviews construction contracts to help protect clients from unexpected risks, and counsels clients during projects to advise them of potential risks and costs of claims and to help protect valuable client relationships with customers.  Mike has also helped international and out-of-state clients in the professional license and certification process in North Carolina.  Mike’s Cuban heritage, native Spanish language skills, and experience as a legal translator/interpreter assist in investigating problems on North Carolina’s multi-lingual jobsites.

In addition to his construction practice, Mike represents banks, lenders and others in retail and commercial financial services disputes, including securities transactions, enforcement of loan documents, foreclosure/collateral recovery, and judgment enforcement.

Mike represents disadvantaged, minority, female, and veteran-owned business enterprises in discrimination actions.

  • Leadership Greensboro, Class of 2017


  • Associate, Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC, Winston Salem, NC
  • Assistant Public Defender, Forsyth County, North Carolina
  • Corporate Compliance, Walmart, Inc., Bentonville, Arkansas
  • Commissioned Officer in U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Marine Corps Reserves, 2009-Present
  • Assistant Staff Judge Advocate for International and Operational Law Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti
  • Federal Prosecutor, U.S. Marine Corps, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
Thought Leadership
  • Emory University School of Law, J.D., 2010
  • Wake Forest University, B.A. in Political Science and Spanish, 2007
  • North Carolina, 2010
  • North Carolina Bar Association
    • Construction Law Section
    • Military & Veterans Section
Military Service
  • U.S. Marine Corps
  • U.S. Marine Corps Reserves
  • Spanish

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