Gardner Skelton, PLLC


  • WBE

Firm Size

  • 11-20

Willing to Act as Local Counsel

  • Yes

Gardner Skelton is a Charlotte, NC-based law firm serving businesses of all sizes, including Fortune 500s, nonprofits, and independent medical practices. Our clients rely on us for smart legal strategies and support as an extension of their team. Since day one, we’ve been committed to providing exceptional service and incredible value. We’re passionate about delivering the highest level of legal counsel and cultivating deep, long-lasting relationships with our clients.


Charlotte, NC

505 East Boulevard

Person of contact: Nicole Gardner

Practice Areas

  • Corporate
  • Labor & Employment
    • Compliance
    • Drafting Employee Handbooks / Policies / Documents
    • Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
    • Investigations - Internal/Agency
    • Leave and Pay Acts (e.g. FLSA / FMLA / Service Contracts Act / Davis Bacon Act / Walsh-Healey)
    • Litigation
    • Regulators/Regulations (e.g. DOL, NLRB, OFCCP, OSHA, OWBPA, SOX,)
    • Trade Secret
  • Litigation/Trials
    • Employment (HR, Discrimination, ERISA, Labor, Workers Comp, etc.)
    • Estate/Trust Law
    • Health and Healthcare Law
  • Tax/Tax Credits

Firm Bio

AREAS OF PRACTICE: Employment, Healthcare, Business Litigation, Corporate Counsel, Mediation, Tax

OUR ATTORNEYS: Nicole Gardner, Heather Skelton, Jared Gardner, Fred Parker, Tyler Peacock, Mark Pincus, Jocelyn Hoefling, Nicole Haynes, Florence Thompson, Jackie Kinni.

REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS: Gardner Skelton represents local, national and international clients ranging from publicly traded companies to individual business owners.  Our clients include Fortune 500s, manufacturers, banks, retail and restaurant chains, start-ups, nonprofit organizations, and independent medical practices. The firm also represents a range of professionals, including officers of national banks, physicians, attorneys, and other executives.

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION: Gardner Skelton has received a Tier 1 ranking in the “Best Law Firms” editions since 2019 for the practice area of Employment Law. Attorney Nicole Gardner was selected for Best Lawyers in America for 2014 – present and has also been named as one of Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite since 2010. In 2015, Nicole received the most votes as N.C.’s top employment lawyer, thus entering her permanently into Legal Elite’s “Hall of Fame.” In addition to being selected to Best Lawyers in America and Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite, she was also selected by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in 2010 and 2011, a Super Lawyer from 2012 – present and as one of the Top 50 Women North Carolina Super Lawyers since 2014. Attorney Jared Gardner has an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, was selected by Super Lawyers as a business litigation Super Lawyer in 2012 – present and named to Business North Carolina’s 2016 – 2017, 2021 & 2022 “Legal Elite.” Attorney Tyler Peacock was selected as a Rising Star for Super Lawyers every year since 2019 and named to Business North Carolina’s 2021 “Legal Elite.” Attorney Mark Pincus was selected as a New York Metro Rising Star from 2014 to 2021 and a New York Metro Super Lawyer for 2022.

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