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Jeri L. Whitfield

Jeri L. Whitfield

Of Counsel

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 (2006-2018), 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


  • Cornell University, B.S., with honors, 1972
  • George Washington University Law School, J.D., with honors, 1977
  • Duke University School of Law, 1977
  • 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

“Ms. Whitfield commands the respect of all parties by virtue of her encyclopedic knowledge of the North Carolina Workers Compensation Act, those involved in the industry throughout all levels of the state, as well as her calm confidence in navigating sensitive matters.”

- Labor & Employment client, 2017


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