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Jeri L. Whitfield

Jeri L. Whitfield


T (336) 378-5270
F (336) 378-5400

Jeri Whitfield has extensive experience in litigating complex occupational disease claims before the North Carolina Industrial Commission and appellate courts.

Her civil practice includes handling toxic tort and asbestos-related litigation and premises liability claims before the trial and appellate courts.

She has been a speaker at various continuing legal education seminars and for various industry groups regarding workers' compensation topics.  She has also served on a number of committees for the North Carolina Industrial Commission.

Listed in North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • Greensboro Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year, Workers' Compensation Law-Employers (2015, 2017)
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America® (Woodward/White, Inc.), Workers' Compensation Law, listed more than 20 years
  • Martindale-Hubbell's top ("AV") Peer Review Rating *
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, Listed Workers' Compensation (2006-2017), and as one of the "Top 50 Women" attorneys in North Carolina (2006, 2008, 2009, 2010)

* CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedure's standards and policies.



  • Board-certified in Workers' Compensation, North Carolina State Bar, 2000-present


  • George Washington University Law School, J.D., with honors, 1977
  • Duke University School of Law, 1977
  • Cornell University, B.S., with honors, 1972
  • North Carolina, 1977
  • United States Supreme Court, 2003
  • Chair, Board of Legal Specialization, North Carolina State Bar, 2011-2014
  • Chair, Long Range Planning Committee of Board of Legal Specialization, 2014-present
  • Member of Judicial Response Team
  • Member of the Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism, 2009-2011
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Women's Professional Forum Foundation
  • President, 18th Judicial District Bar, 2006-2007
  • Board of Directors, North Carolina Bar Association Workers' Compensation Section, 2001-2004
  • Board of Directors, North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys 2003-2007, Secretary, 2003-2004
  • Honored as Woman Extraordinaire by the Triad Business Leader in 2010
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Greensboro Bar Association
  • Guilford Inn of Court, Master and past officer
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member of Cornell University's Human Ecology Advisory Council

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