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G. Wayne Hardee

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Greenville, NC

Wayne Hardee Law, PLLC
1609 West Arlington Boulevard, Suite 105
Greenville, NC 27834
Phone: 252-787-4646
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022
Licensed in North Carolina Since: 1982
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Attorney G. Wayne Hardee is the founder and owner of Wayne Hardee Law, PLLC, in Greenville, North Carolina. A top-ranked trial lawyer with more than 39 years of total legal experience, Mr. Hardee provides unmatched advocacy and support to clients throughout Northeastern North Carolina who have suffered a serious injury or lost a loved one due to someone else's negligence or wrongdoing.

Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Hardee has achieved considerable success fighting for the rights and entitlements of those adversely affected by motor vehicle accidents, trucking accidents, animal attacks and dog bites, unsafe property conditions, and other preventable tragedies. Handling all types of personal injury and wrongful death claims, he has secured millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for his plaintiff clients, and he has gained a reputation for his remarkable legal knowledge and unwavering commitment to those he serves.

A native of North Carolina, Mr. Hardee has a genuine concern for the legal issues that affect the members of his community, and he is proud to be able to assist so many with obtaining the justice they deserve. Honored for his outstanding professionalism and service, he has earned consistent recognition as being among the top 5% of trial lawyers in his region, and he has received countless testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.

A 1979 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science in business administration, Mr. Hardee obtained his Juris Doctor from Campbell University School of Law in 1982. The North Carolina State Bar admitted him to practice that same year, and he established his own law firm with his brother two years later.

Along with maintaining a successful legal practice, Mr. Hardee is also heavily involved with his local community, and he has received the Greenville Jaycees Distinguished Service Award and the NC Baseball Coaches Association Amateur Coach of the Year Award.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Selections

3 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022

About G. Wayne Hardee

First Admitted: 1982, North Carolina

Professional Webpage: https://waynehardeelaw.com/about-wayne-hardee-law

Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1983
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina, 1982
  • Mediator, Certified by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission since 1996, 2019
  • North Carolina, 1982
  • Arbitrator for the Court-Ordered Arbitration in North Carolina, 2019
  • American Association for Justice, Traumatic Brain Injury Section since 2012, 2019
  • Eastern North Carolina Inn of Court Member since 2012, 2019
  • American Association for Justice, formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member since 1982, 2019
  • American Bar Association Member since 1982, 2019
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, formerly NC Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2019
  • North Carolina State Bar Member since 1982, 2019
  • North Carolina Bar Association since 1982, 2019
  • Pitt County Bar Association Secretary through 1984, 1982

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Luther James Phipps Annual Award by Epsilon Chapter of Phi Gamma Delta at UNC Chapel Hill, 1979

Educational Background

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, 1979

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Participant in Insurance Law Seminar for members of the NC Advocates for Justice, Insurance Law Seminar for NC Advocates for Justice, Speaker, 1997
  • Ethics Seminar sponsored by Lawyers Mutual and accredited by the NC State Bar, Speaker/Participant, Ethics Seminar - Nobody Told Me There Would Be Days Like These, Lawyers Mutual and NC State Bar, 2016

Honors/Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™, the gold standard in attorney ratings, have recognized lawyers for their strong legal ability and high ethical standards for more than a century, AV Preeminent® Rated, Martindale-Hubbell®, 2011
  • Top 100 National Trial Lawyers
  • Has acted as Principal Counsel in one or more cases which resulted in a final judgment, award, or settlement in favor of a client in the amount of one million dollars or more., Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Awarded for Outstanding Dedication and Contributions for the 1998 Greenville Little League World Series Team, Pitt County Bar Association Community Service Award, Pitt County Bar Association, 1998
  • As manager of the Greenville Little League Tarheel Allstar Team, Mr. Hardee led the team and participated in 1998 Little League World Series., Amateur Coach of the Year Award by the North Carolina Baseball Coaches Association, 1998
  • Mr. Hardee was recognized for contributions he made to the Greenville area for community service., Greenville Jaycees Distinguished Service Award, 1994

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Greenville Noon Rotary Club since 1984, 2019
  • First Christian Church Member and Former Deacon, 2019
  • Health Education Foundation (Med Law Classic) Board Member from 2002 to 2006, 2004
  • Ronald McDonald House Board Member for 3 years, 2002
  • Health Education Foundation (Co Chairman of annual Med Law Classic) 2006, 2002
  • Pitt Greenville Hot Stove League Volunteer Coach of the Year Award, 1999
  • Greenville Tarheel Little League Allstar Team Manager 1996, 1997 and 1998, 1998
  • Greenville Little League Board Member 1996 through 1998, 1998
  • Professional Chair for Pitt Greenville Chamber of Commerce, 1994
  • Board Member of Pitt County PORT - Providing Opportunity for Recovering Teens, 1992

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified Mediator by the NC Dispute Resolution Comm. since 1996, 2019

Verdicts/Settlements

  • $1,250,000.00  Wrongful death settlement for pedestrian struck by vehicle.   Disclaimer: G. Wayne Hardee has successfully resolved thousands of cases through trial, mediation, arbitration, or settlement. The case above is a sample of results obtained for one client; however, it does not represent the firm’s entire record and does not constitute a promise in any way of a similar outcome. The facts of each case are unique and must be evaluated on their own merit. The outcome of a particular case cannot be predicted upon an attorney or law firm’s past results., 2022
  • $1,250,000.00 Policy limits settlement of reckless driving case causing severe brain injuries. Disclaimer: G. Wayne Hardee has successfully resolved thousands of cases through trial, mediation, arbitration, or settlement. The case above is a sample of results obtained for one client; however, it does not represent the firm’s entire record and does not constitute a promise in any way of a similar outcome. The facts of each case are unique and must be evaluated on their own merit. The outcome of a particular case cannot be predicted upon an attorney or law firm’s past results., 2021
  • $900,000.00 Settlement of tractor trailer accident involving femur fracture. Disclaimer: G. Wayne Hardee has successfully resolved thousands of cases through trial, mediation, arbitration, or settlement. The case above is a sample of results obtained for one client; however, it does not represent the firm’s entire record and does not constitute a promise in any way of a similar outcome. The facts of each case are unique and must be evaluated on their own merit. The outcome of a particular case cannot be predicted upon an attorney or law firm’s past results. , 2021
  • $300,000.00 Policy limits settlement for premises liability injury requiring arm surgery. Disclaimer: G. Wayne Hardee has successfully resolved thousands of cases through trial, mediation, arbitration, or settlement. The case above is a sample of results obtained for one client; however, it does not represent the firm’s entire record and does not constitute a promise in any way of a similar outcome. The facts of each case are unique and must be evaluated on their own merit. The outcome of a particular case cannot be predicted upon an attorney or law firm’s past results., 2021
  • $700,000.00 Wrongful death settlement involving a driver on a motorcycle. Disclaimer: G. Wayne Hardee has successfully resolved thousands of cases through trial, mediation, arbitration, or settlement. The case above is a sample of results obtained for one client; however, it does not represent the firm’s entire record and does not constitute a promise in any way of a similar outcome. The facts of each case are unique and must be evaluated on their own merit. The outcome of a particular case cannot be predicted upon an attorney or law firm’s past results., 2021
  • $300,000.00 Policy limits settlement for severe injuries sustained while driving motorcycle. Disclaimer: G. Wayne Hardee has successfully resolved thousands of cases through trial, mediation, arbitration, or settlement. The case above is a sample of results obtained for one client; however, it does not represent the firm’s entire record and does not constitute a promise in any way of a similar outcome. The facts of each case are unique and must be evaluated on their own merit. The outcome of a particular case cannot be predicted upon an attorney or law firm’s past results. , 2019
  • Seven figure confidential settlement of motor vehicle collision causing severe ankle injuries.    Disclaimer: G. Wayne Hardee has successfully resolved thousands of cases through trial, mediation, arbitration, or settlement. The case above is a sample of results obtained for one client; however, it does not represent the firm’s entire record and does not constitute a promise in any way of a similar outcome. The facts of each case are unique and must be evaluated on their own merit. The outcome of a particular case cannot be predicted upon an attorney or law firm’s past results., 2019
  • $300,000.00 policy limits settlement of dog bite with severe injuries.  Disclaimer: G. Wayne Hardee has successfully resolved thousands of cases through trial, mediation, arbitration, or settlement. The case above is a sample of results obtained for one client; however, it does not represent the firm’s entire record and does not constitute a promise in any way of a similar outcome. The facts of each case are unique and must be evaluated on their own merit. The outcome of a particular case cannot be predicted upon an attorney or law firm’s past results., 2019
  • $675,000.00 settlement of motor vehicle collision involving severe arm injuries. Disclaimer: G. Wayne Hardee has successfully resolved thousands of cases through trial, mediation, arbitration, or settlement. The case above is a sample of results obtained for one client; however, it does not represent the firm’s entire record and does not constitute a promise in any way of a similar outcome. The facts of each case are unique and must be evaluated on their own merit. The outcome of a particular case cannot be predicted upon an attorney or law firm’s past results., 2018
  • $1,700,000.00 Wrongful Death Settlement involving a head on motor vehicle collision.          Disclaimer: G. Wayne Hardee has successfully resolved thousands of cases through trial, mediation, arbitration, or settlement. The case above is a sample of results obtained for one client; however, it does not represent the firm’s entire record and does not constitute a promise in any way of a similar outcome. The facts of each case are unique and must be evaluated on their own merit. The outcome of a particular case cannot be predicted upon an attorney or law firm’s past results., 2018
  • $1,000,000.00 Settlement for policy limits of wrongful death case in a head on collision with a tractor trailer. Disclaimer: G. Wayne Hardee has successfully resolved thousands of cases through trial, mediation, arbitration, or settlement. The case above is a sample of results obtained for one client; however, it does not represent the firm’s entire record and does not constitute a promise in any way of a similar outcome. The facts of each case are unique and must be evaluated on their own merit. The outcome of a particular case cannot be predicted upon an attorney or law firm’s past results., 2018
  • $550,000.00 Mediated settlement of medical negligence case of wrongful death   Disclaimer: G. Wayne Hardee has successfully resolved thousands of cases through trial, mediation, arbitration, or settlement. The case above is a sample of results obtained for one client; however, it does not represent the firm’s entire record and does not constitute a promise in any way of a similar outcome. The facts of each case are unique and must be evaluated on their own merit. The outcome of a particular case cannot be predicted upon an attorney or law firm’s past results., 2016
  • $630,000.00 Settlement of tractor trailer wreck involving head injury.    Disclaimer: G. Wayne Hardee has successfully resolved thousands of cases through trial, mediation, arbitration, or settlement. The case above is a sample of results obtained for one client; however, it does not represent the firm’s entire record and does not constitute a promise in any way of a similar outcome. The facts of each case are unique and must be evaluated on their own merit. The outcome of a particular case cannot be predicted upon an attorney or law firm’s past results., 2016
  • $680,000.00 Settlement of Motorcycle accident with severe leg injuries. Disclaimer: G. Wayne Hardee has successfully resolved thousands of cases through trial, mediation, arbitration, or settlement. The case above is a sample of results obtained for one client; however, it does not represent the firm’s entire record and does not constitute a promise in any way of a similar outcome. The facts of each case are unique and must be evaluated on their own merit. The outcome of a particular case cannot be predicted upon an attorney or law firm’s past results., 2016
  • $600,000.00 settlement of motor vehicle collision with severe neck injuries   Disclaimer: G. Wayne Hardee has successfully resolved thousands of cases through trial, mediation, arbitration, or settlement. The case above is a sample of results obtained for one client; however, it does not represent the firm’s entire record and does not constitute a promise in any way of a similar outcome. The facts of each case are unique and must be evaluated on their own merit. The outcome of a particular case cannot be predicted upon an attorney or law firm’s past results., 2015
  • $1 Million confidential settlement of policy limits of wrongful death claim Disclaimer: G. Wayne Hardee has successfully resolved thousands of cases through trial, mediation, arbitration, or settlement. The case above is a sample of results obtained for one client; however, it does not represent the firm’s entire record and does not constitute a promise in any way of a similar outcome. The facts of each case are unique and must be evaluated on their own merit. The outcome of a particular case cannot be predicted upon an attorney or law firm’s past results., 2014
  • $550,000.00 settlement of Motorcycle accident with injuries to hand and leg   Disclaimer: G. Wayne Hardee has successfully resolved thousands of cases through trial, mediation, arbitration, or settlement. The case above is a sample of results obtained for one client; however, it does not represent the firm’s entire record and does not constitute a promise in any way of a similar outcome. The facts of each case are unique and must be evaluated on their own merit. The outcome of a particular case cannot be predicted upon an attorney or law firm’s past results., 2013
  • $800,000.00 settlement of motor vehicle collision involving serious neck injuries   Disclaimer: G. Wayne Hardee has successfully resolved thousands of cases through trial, mediation, arbitration, or settlement. The case above is a sample of results obtained for one client; however, it does not represent the firm’s entire record and does not constitute a promise in any way of a similar outcome. The facts of each case are unique and must be evaluated on their own merit. The outcome of a particular case cannot be predicted upon an attorney or law firm’s past results., 2011
  • $1,400,000.00 Federal Verdict reduced to $1,190,000.00 in boating accident brain injury case. Millard v Edmundson US Eastern District No 5:01-CV-696-BO   Disclaimer: G. Wayne Hardee has successfully resolved thousands of cases through trial, mediation, arbitration, or settlement. The case above is a sample of results obtained for one client; however, it does not represent the firm’s entire record and does not constitute a promise in any way of a similar outcome. The facts of each case are unique and must be evaluated on their own merit. The outcome of a particular case cannot be predicted upon an attorney or law firm’s past results., 2002
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Office Location for G. Wayne Hardee

1609 West Arlington Boulevard
Suite 105
Greenville, NC 27834

Phone: 252-787-4646

Last Updated: 5/17/2022

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