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JD Hensarling

J.D. represents clients in complex business disputes, contract and construction disputes, professional malpractice disputes, and disputes involving unfair and deceptive trade practices, personal injury, and complex insurance matters. His practice also involves advising clients regarding e-discovery issues. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth, Fifth, and D.C. circuits, as well as the District of Columbia Circuit Court, the U.S. District courts for the Eastern, Western and Middle districts of North Carolina, and the U.S. District courts for the Southern, Northern, Eastern and Western districts of Texas.

J.D. has represented clients in the real estate development, energy, petroleum, insurance, healthcare, education, telecommunications, railroad, medical, construction and brewing industries. Prior to moving to Raleigh, he practiced at a large Washington, D.C. firm, where he was an associate in the trial section dedicated to litigation involving securities fraud and commercial contract. In Kazakhstan, J.D. has had experience in transactional work involving cross-border securities and financial transactions, local corporate law, structuring of foreign investments, regulatory compliance, capital markets development, and bank and financial sector reform. He also worked in the trial section of one of Houston’s largest firms and as in-house counsel for SBC, now AT&T.

Active in professional organizations, J.D. is presently serving on the N.C. Bar Bench / Bar Liaison Committee and on the Litigation Section Council where he is working on amendments to N.C. Rule of Evidence 502. Additionally, J.D. has served on the Board of Directors of the Texas Young Lawyers Association. He is also a member of the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys and DRI, the national organization of defense trial lawyers and corporate counsel. His affiliation with DRI includes involvement with the Commercial Litigation Committee, the E-discovery Committee, the Products Liability Committee and the Professional Ethics Committee.

J.D. has taught Pretrial Litigation for five semesters and E-discovery for four semesters at Campbell.


Law School: University of Houston Law Center; Year: 1996; Degree: Juris Doctor

Masters: University of St. Thomas; Year: 2005; Degree: Master of Arts in Russian Studies

Undergraduate: College of William & Mary; Year: 1990; Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Russian/Soviet Studies & History

Professional Activities

Member of the Wake County Bar Association
Member of the N.C. Bar Association
Member of the N.C. Bar Bench/Bar Liaison Committee
Member of the Litigation Section Council
Member of the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
Member of DRI
Former Board of Director of the Texas Young Lawyers Association
Adjunct Faculty at Campbell’s Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law

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