Attorney & Shareholder <span>Hoyt G. Tessener</span>

Having tried over 100 cases in state and federal courts throughout North Carolina with multiple verdict awards of $1,000,000 or more1, lawyers, judges and others at home in the courtroom know Hoyt for his confidence, tenacity, and meticulous preparation.

His clients know him as their champion. The one who will fight tooth and nail for them. Honest. Humble.

Relatable.

"Whistleblowers are often not sure if they should come forward. Many are scared because so much is at stake. That is why we've developed our unique whistleblower claim process, which helps put our clients at ease and in control as we fight to build the strongest possible case. I joined this law firm to lead its litigation practice because of its technological and financial resources to handle the really tough, high-stakes cases, like whistleblower claims. My job is to be the strongest advocate I know how to be for my clients — and I am."

Every year since 2006, Hoyt has been selected to be included as a "Super Lawyer2" in Super Lawyers magazine. Since 2008, he has been selected to Best Lawyers in America's2 annual list for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, and Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs. Best Lawyers in America also recognized Hoyt as "Lawyer of the Year2" for the Raleigh area in 2016 for Product Liability Litigation. He was also selected to Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite2"in 2015, and he holds an AV pre-eminent rating (the highest peer-review rating) from Martindale-Hubbell2.

As a member of Taxpayers Against Fraud (TAF), a nonprofit whistleblower organization dedicated to combating fraud against the government, Hoyt is a champion of the courageous men and women who come forth to expose those who cheat the government and the American taxpayer.

Education

     Campbell School of Law

     1988 J.D.

     North Carolina State University

     1983 B.S. in Textiles

Memberships

  • Taxpayers Against Fraud (TAF)
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
    • Chairman of the Auto Tort Section (inactive)
    • Board of Governors (inactive)
  • American Association for Justice
  • North Carolina Bar Association
    • Chairman of the Litigation Section (inactive)
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Information Exchange Group

Honors/Awards/Accomplishments

  • North Carolina "Super Lawyer2" by Super Lawyers magazine, 2006-2018
  • “Best Lawyer2” for the Raleigh area for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, and Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs by Best Lawyers in America, 2008-2018
  • "Lawyer of the Year2" for the Raleigh area for Product Liability Litigation by Best Lawyers in America, 2016
  • Business North Carolina's “Legal Elite2,” 2015
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Pre-eminent Rating2

Community & Civic Involvement

  • Adjunct professor Campbell University for 19 years
  • Campbell Law School Board of Visitors, chair
  • Bipartisan candidate for NC Superior Court Judge 2016
  • StepUp Ministries - co-partner and volunteer mentor for 10 years

 

 

1 Each case is unique and must be evaluated on its own merits. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.
2 For information regarding the standards for inclusion for “Best Lawyers” and “Lawyer of the Year,” visit www.bestlawyers.com. For information regarding the standards for inclusion for “Super Lawyers,” visit www.superlawyers.com. For information regarding the standards for inclusion for Business North Carolina’s “Legal Elite,” visit www.businessnc.com. For information regarding the standards for inclusion in Martindale-Hubbell peer review ratings, visit www.martindale.com.

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