Bobby L. Bollinger, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Workers' Compensation Attorney in Charlotte, NC

The Bollinger Law Firm, P.C.
831 East Morehead Street, Suite 355
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-377-7677
Fax: 704-373-1977
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2022
Licensed Since: 1988
Practice Areas: Workers' Compensation: Claimant (90%), Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%)
Attorney Profile

Mr. Bollinger advocates aggressively for his clients.  He is known for his willingness to "go to court" whenever neccessary to further his clients' interests and to protect their rights.   Mr. Bollinger frequently helps injured workers whose claims have been denied with a Form 61.  He is willing to appeal an adverse Deputy Commissioner Opinion & Award to the Full Commission and if necessary, to the NC Court of Appeals.   His litigation track record at the Industrial Commission can be reviewed on the web using the Commission's "LiveLink" database.  As a trial lawyer, he focuses on representing injured workers in their workers' compensation claims, and about 95% of his practice time is currently spent in workers' compensation matters. 

He also enjoys the respect of his peers in the workers' compensation Bar.  Every year since 2004, Bob Bollinger of the Bollinger Law Firm, PC, has been awarded the Martindale Hubbell  "AV Preeminent" rating* by his professional peers for his skilled and ethical workers' compensation litigation practice.   He has been included in the "Best Lawyers in America" for workers' compensation every year since 2008.  The "Best Lawyers" organization has named Mr. Bollinger its "Lawyer of the Year" for 2017 in the area of "Workers' Compensation -- Claimants" for Charlotte, North Carolina.   In addition, Mr. Bollinger has been selected by his peers for inclusion in "North Carolina Super Lawyers" each year since 2007.  In 2015, he was inducted as a "Fellow" into a national invitation-only honorary organization, "The College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers."     

Since the Fall of 2000, Mr. Bollinger has been continuously certified as a "Specialist in Workers' Compensation Law" by the North Carolina State Bar, Board of Legal Specialization. He is committed to keeping up to date on current trial practices and legal issues in workers' compensation. Mr. Bollinger is a frequent author and lecturer in Continuing Legal Education seminars for his professional peers.   He is an active member of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, which is the leading Plaintiffs' lawyer professional association in the State.   He also belongs to "WILG" (Workplace Injury Litigation Group), a national organization of Plaintiffs' workers' compensation lawyers.   

Mr. Bollinger graduated cum laude from the Campbell University School of Law in 1988, where he was a published member of the Law Review and represented his school in the National Moot Court competition.   He grew up in Newton, NC, where as a young man he worked in various blue-collar jobs.   He received his undergraduate degree (B.A., Economics) in 1982 from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC).  At UNCC he was a member of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity. 

*AV Pre-eminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 90%Workers' Compensation: Claimant
  • 10%Alternative Dispute Resolution
Focus Areas



16 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2022

Certificates and Credentials

About Bobby L. Bollinger, Jr.

Admitted: 1988, North Carolina

Professional Webpage:


  • Most workers' compensation settlements are confidential by agreement of the parties, and in NC, workers' compensation settlements are not public records.    Industrial Commission trial "Verdicts" are known as "Opinions and Awards" and can be searched using the "Livelink" database link on the NC Industrial Commission web site,   That link lists the decisions going back about 10 years and I personally have approximately 115 case decisions posted there.    My appellate cases are listed in the "Representative Client" section below and these cases can be read at the NC Courts website, on the Court of Appeals Opinions tab.  


  • Martindale Hubbell "AV Preeminent" Peer-review Rating ( every year continuously beginning in 2004. 
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Phi Kappa Phi, academic honorary society, 1987
  • Fellow, College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers.    On March 21, 2015, Bob Bollinger was inducted as a "Fellow" into the College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers.  This is a national organization that seeks to recognize workers' compensation lawyers for performing exemplary work on behalf of their clients for a period of at least 20 years.  More information can be found at the College's web site, Although the College is not well known in North Carolina, induction into it is a great honor for a practicing attorney.      , 2015
  • Listed in "Best Lawyers in America," Workers' Compensation (, 2008 - Present
  • Omicron Delta Kappa
  • The Best Lawyers organization selected Bob Bollinger as its "Lawyer of the Year" for 2017 in the Charlotte area for representing injured workers in Workers' Compensation matters.  , Lawyer of the Year (Workers' Compensation-Claimants, Charlotte area) , Best Lawyers in America , 2017

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, Mecklenburg County Bar Association, 1988 - Present
  • Member, North Carolina Advocates for Justice (formerly known as the NC Academy of Trial Lawyers)
  • Chair, NC Advocates for Justice, Workers' Compensation Section, July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010
  • North Carolina, 1988
  • Member, North Carolina Bar Association

Educational Background

  • University of North Carolina, Charlotte, B.A., Major: Economics, May, 1982

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Easter Seals UCP of NC, Inc., Director, January 1, 2004 - December 31, 2006
  • Governor's Advocacy Council for Persons with Disabilities, Council Member, July 15, 1997 - December 31, 2006
  • United Cerebral Palsy of NC, Inc., Chairman of the Board of Directors, September 1, 1995 - September 1, 1999
  • Pi Kappa Phi Housing Corporation at UNCC, Inc., Member and President, August 1, 1988 - December 31, 2006
  • United Cerebral Palsy of NC, Inc., Director, November 1, 1992 - December 31, 2003
  • Pi Kappa Phi Delta Lambda Housing Corporation, President, December 31, 2006 - Present

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Staff Member, Campbell Law Review, Campbell University School of Law, 1986 - 1987
  • Business Editor, Campbell Law Review, Campbell University School of Law, 1987 - 1988
  • "Proving Disability in Accident Claims", Trial Briefs Magazine (NCATL), April 2006
  • "Warrantless Aerial Surveillance Endorsed-California v. Ciraolo,", 9 Campbell Law Review 497, 1987
  • Professionalism for Workers' Comp Attorneys- Pretrial Preparation, NCATL and NCADA, 2007
  • Proving Disability in Injury by Accident Cases, NCATL Workers' Comp Roundtable, 2006
  • Malpractice Traps in Plaintiff's Workers' Compensation Practice, NCATL Convention, 2004
  • Continuing Legal Education on NC Workers' Compensation--Litigation Techniques for the Injured Employee's Difficult Case, National Business Institute, 1998
  • Continuing Legal Education on NC Workers' Compensation Law--Examining the Workers' Compensation Process, National Business Institute, 1998
  • Continuing Legal Education on NC Workers' Compensation--Case Law Update 1997, National Business Institute, 1997
  • Continuing Legal Education on NC Workers' Compensation--The 1994 Reforms and Case Law Update, National Business Institute, 1995
  • Continuing Legal Education on NC Workers' Compensation--The 1994 Reform Act, National Business Institute, 1994
  • I presented this paper at the Basics of Workers' Compensation continuing legal education seminar sponsored by the NCAJ in September, 2014.  , Speaker, Overview of Workers' Compensation, NCAJ, Plaintiffs' Lawyers, 2014

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • In conjunction with the Center for Civil Rights of the UNC School of Law, Bob Bollinger has represented pro bono (without legal fee) a number of claimants to the "Eugenics Compensation Fund" set up by the General Assembly to compensate individuals who were sterilized by the State pursuant to the Eugenics Act of 1933.  Bob tried several of these denied cases through the Industrial Commission and took several appeals to the Court of Appeals for individuals who were sterilized against their will and without their consent, by county social workers acting under color and authority of state law.  Unfortunately, the rulings thus far have continued to deny benefits to this particular group of victims.  As of September 2016 Bob had several "Petitions for Discretionary Review" still pending at the NC Supreme Court for some of these victims of the state's Eugenics policy.  

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation Law, North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, 2000

Representative Clients

  • Eudy v. Michelin N.A., Inc., 645 S.E.2d 83, rev. den. 361 N.C. 426, NC Ct. of Appeals, 2007
  • Crowder v. Preston Trucking, 161 N.C. App. 181, NC Court of Appeals, 2003
  • Fink v. Fink, 120 N.C. App. 412, 1995
  • Rudisill v. Rudisill, 102 N.C. App. 280, 1991
  • Philbeck v. University of Michigan, NC Court of Appeals 13-911, decided 15 July 2014.
  • Graham v. Masonry Reinforcing Corp. of Am., COA 07-372, NC Court of Appeals, 2008
  • Barrett v. Morgan Corp./Wal-Mart, 173 N.C. App. 756, NC Ct of Appeals, 2005
  • Davis v. Trus Joint MacMillan, 148 N.C.App. 248, NC Court of Appeals, 2002
  • Stancil v. Brock, 108 N.C. App. 745, 1993
  • Inforzato v. Avenue Healthcare and Key Risk Insurance Co.  (NC Court of Appeals, unpublished), 2010
  • Crabtree v. EVP Properties, LLC (NC Court of Appeals 14-928), 2015
  • Kashino v. Carolina Veterinary Specialists, 650 S.E.2d 839, NC Court of Appeals, 2007
  • Roth v. US Airways, Inc., 149 N.C. App. 973, NC Ct. of Appeals, 2002
  • Aycock v. Aycock, 113 N.C. App. 834, 1994
  • Watson v. Graf Bae Farm, 99 N.C. App. 210, 1990
  • Clark v. Summit Contractors Group, Inc.,  NC Court of Appeals, COA 14-698 decided 31 December 2014

Industry Groups

  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Traveling Employees
  • Trucking
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Office Location for Bobby L. Bollinger, Jr.

831 East Morehead Street
Suite 355
Charlotte, NC 28202

Phone: 704-377-7677

Fax: 704-373-1977

Last Updated: 8/3/2020

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