J. Jackson Hardison

Top rated Workers' Compensation attorney in Raleigh, North Carolina

Hardison & Cochran
J. Jackson Hardison
Hardison & Cochran

Practice Areas: Workers' Compensation

Licensed in North Carolina since: 2004

Education: University of North Carolina School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2023 - 2024
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Hardison & Cochran

7340 Six Forks Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27615 Visit website


With more than 18 years of legal experience, Joel J. Hardison is an attorney at the North Carolina-based law firm Hardison & Cochran, serving clients throughout Raleigh, Fayetteville, Wilmington, Greenville and Greensboro, North Carolina. He is a board-certified specialist in workers’ compensation law by the North Carolina State Bar and handles personal injury cases including:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Defective medical devices
  • Negligence
  • Nursing home abuse
  • Wrongful death
  • Social Security Disability

Mr. Hardison received his college education from the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill, from where he received his B.A. in journalism and mass communication in 1999. He continued his studies at the UNC School of Law, completing his doctorate in jurisprudence in 2004. He was named to the dean’s list and was a member of UNC’s Holderness Moot Court.

Rated 8.9/10 on Avvo, Mr. Hardison’s services extend from legal counseling and initial case filings to appeals at district courts. After four years of defending insurance companies, he shifted his primary focus to fighting for the rights of employees. Years of practice advocating for the other side gave him a wholesome picture of how insurance companies work. He uses the insights to his advantage in helping his clients contest legally against injustice. 

A verdict worth about $3.5 million procured by Mr. Hardison was featured in the North Carolina Lawyers Weekly as one of the notable cases of 2015. He represents clients with a commitment to support injured and disabled employees who have been wronged and finds satisfaction in his efforts for a cause.

Mr. Hardison has memberships at the North Carolina Bar Association’s Workers’ Compensation Section, the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, the Wake County Bar Association and several others.

Practice areas

Workers' Compensation: Claimant
  • 100% Workers' Compensation: Claimant

First Admitted: 2004, North Carolina

Professional Webpage: https://www.lawyernc.com/our-attorneys/joel-hardison/

Educational Background:
  • B.A. degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina in 1999
  • Rainey v. N.C. Department of Correction 
  • Lawyers Weekly (January 3rd, 2011)
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • United States District Court, Western District of North Carolina
  • North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Section Council 
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • 10th Judicial Bar Association
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • North Carolina State Bar
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Board-Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation Law

Office location for J. Jackson Hardison

7340 Six Forks Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27615

Phone: 800-529-9376


2 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2023 - 2024

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