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Jeremy A. Stephenson

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704.347.6472 Direct
704.574.3492 Mobile
704.347.1170 Main
704.347.4467 Main Fax
jstephenson@mcnair.net
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Charlotte, NC Office
101 South Tryon Street
Suite 2610
Charlotte, NC 28280
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704.347.6464 Direct
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Mr. Stephenson provides counseling and litigation services to management clients in employment matters. He has successfully defended employers before administrative agencies around the country, and the state and federal courts in North Carolina, against claims of employment discrimination, wrongful termination, breach of contract, workplace bodily injuries, and wage and hour violations, and represents businesses in the enforcement of non-compete and similar agreements. He has tried employment cases to jury verdict in North Carolina courts. He also advises management on wide ranging topics of employment law compliance, including the avoidance of employee claims, the review and drafting of employment contracts and policies, and development and presentation of employee training programs.

He regularly publishes articles and is a sought after speaker on employment law topics. After serving as President of Charlotte Area Society of Human Resource Managers, he is currently Government Affairs Director of North Carolina SHRM, and Conference Chair of the 2015 NCSHRM State Conference in September 2015.  He serves on the Southeast Regional Steering Committee of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society.

Mr. Stephenson also has extensive experience providing insurance coverage counseling and litigation services on Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI), Directors and Officers (D&O), General Liability (GL), Errors & Omissions (E&O), and other lines of coverage including declaratory judgment and bad faith litigation and appeals.

Mr. Stephenson also litigates in the state and federal courts of North Carolina in cases pertaining to professional liability, products liability, and other areas of civil liability.

He volunteers his legal services as a pro bono Guardian Ad Litem with the Council for Children's Rights in Charlotte, North Carolina.

  • Jury verdict for the defense, no liability, in wrongful death of subcontractor at work site, one week trial, $3.5 million settlement demand, Watauga County (NC) Superior Court
  • Successful motion to dismiss prior to discovery on Title VII discrimination and wrongful termination claims, United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
  • Complete summary judgment granted on Title VII claims of race and gender discrimination, United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
  • Successful motion for summary judgment in insurance coverage declaratory judgment action, first case interpreting liability insurance cancellation provisions of the North Carolina Special Police Act, United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • Partial summary judgment granted on claim for punitive damages under Americans with Disabilities Act, forcing settlement, United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
  • Awarded, Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating*
  • Named,  "Legal Elite," Business North Carolina (2010, 2012, 2014)

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent®, and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used under in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.


  • Chair, Business and Workplace Topics Committee, Charlotte Chamber of Commerce (2016)
  • Section Council, North Carolina Bar Association, Employment Law Section (2012 - present )
  • Member, Mecklenburg County Human Resources Advisory Committee (2015 - present)
  • Chair, North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys - Employment Law Committee (2008-2010)
  • Government Affairs Director, North Carolina Society of Human Resource Managers (2014-2015)
  • Member, Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • Member, Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • Pro Bono Attorney, Council for Children's Rights
  • Presenter, McNair and NCSHRM Government Affairs Webinar Series (2014-present)
  • September 15, 2010
    Sandra Crawford v. M&K Development Corp., et al.

    Sandra Crawford v. M&K Development Corp., et al.