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Bobby L. Bollinger Jr.

Bobby L. Bollinger Jr.

also known as Bob Bollinger

Practice areas:

Workers Compensation, Litigation, Estate Planning

About Me

      My goal is to add value to your claim.  I want you to be better off for having hired me to handle your case.  

    The NC Court of Appeals has stated that:       "In contested Workers' Compensation cases today, access to competent legal counsel is a virtual necessity.....  Leaving injured employees without the representation they need to obtain the complete and total amount of their workers' compensation award would defeat the purposes of the [Workers' Compensation] Act.  In fact, employers would be encouraged to contest liability and meanwhile make voluntary payments less than that required by the Workers' Compensation Act."  Church v. Baxter Travenol, 104 N.C. App. 411, 416 (1991) (bold emphasis added). 

     On June 24, 2011, Governor Perdue signed a bill that makes significant changes to our Workers' Compensation Act, and these are the biggest changes in the law we have had since 1994.  The Court's warning in 1991 that injured workers need competent legal counsel has just become even more important and meaningful, in light of the 2011 changes to the law.  

     I am a Board Certified Specialist in NC Workers' Compensation Law.  A Board Certified Specialist has been tested and vetted by the NC State Bar in order to assure the public that the lawyer has a high level of competence in the specialty area of law.  As the Court of Appeals said in Church, an injured employee needs a "competent" attorney on a workers' compensation case.  An injured worker can be assured that a Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation Law is indeed competent to handle the case properly. 

     I grew up in  Newton, North Carolina, which was primarily a furniture and textiles town at the time.   I enjoy handling workers' compensation cases for injured workers, partly because I worked in "blue collar" jobs as a young man.  I worked in retail stores, in a furniture factory (tailing the rip saws), in a foam rubber factory (on the "Baumer slitter" cutting carpet cushion) and for a nursery and landscaping business. 

     Workers' Compensation is a complex and complicated area of the law.  I like to give injured workers a level playing field with the rich and powerful insurance company that is responsible for paying the workers' compensation benefits.   That insurance carrier has entire law firms at its disposal to use against injured workers.   The carrier just wants to save money--it does not care about you or your family.  There is nothing better than taking on the big insurance companies and self-insured employers and winning a good award, or negotiating a good settlement, for a client who has been injured at work and still has children to feed and bills to pay.  My goal as a lawyer is always to add value to your claim.  At the end of the case, I always want to leave you better off for having hired me to help you. 

      Without a good lawyer, an injured worker is at the mercy of the insurance companies.  I enjoy being an advocate for the hard-working people of North Carolina who need my help.   I am certified by the NC State Bar as a "Specialist" in Workers' Compensation Law.  Unlike some lawyers, I do not dabble in workers' comp law; it is the main area in which I work.  In 2014, workers' comp was 96% of my practice.        

     If you have a question about your North Carolina workers' compensation claim, then get in touch with me.  Consultations are always free and I will answer your questions on the phone or by email.   There is no obligation on your part.  I am happy to answer questions because I know that if you need a lawyer to represent you, then you will be likely to let me have that job.  So don't hesitate to get in touch with me for a free consultation about your claim!    


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1988

  1. Workers Compensation: 90%
    24 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  2. Estate Planning: 5%
    25 years
  3. Litigation: 5%
    26 years



Contingent (25-40%), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

62 total 

  • F. "Bill" William Powers

    Bob Bollinger is a top notch, hard working lawyer's lawyer. He's compassionate, friendly and also feared by the other side. I can't say enough nice things about him. If you need sound legal advice, call Bob. If you were injured while working, call Bob. If the system seems more concerned about money and your years of service, call Bob.


    F. Powers DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Samuel A. Scudder

    I endorse this lawyer. Not only is Bob well-versed in the law and the practical application of the law, but he is genuinely a good guy that cares about his clients on a personal level.


    Samuel Scudder Workers Compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Bollinger Law Firm PC

601 East Fifth Street
Suite 250
Charlotte, NC, 28202




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
FellowCollege of Workers' Compensation Lawyers2015
NC Superlawyer (workers' compensation)Superlawyers.com2015
Best Lawyers in America (Workers' Compensation)Best Lawyers in America2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
North Carolina SuperlawyerSuperlawyers.com2014
Best Law Firms in AmericaUS News and World Report2014
Best Lawyers in America (Workers' Compensation)Best Lawyers in America2013
NC Superlawyer (workers' compensation)SuperLawyers.com2013
AV Preeminent (Top 5% peer rating)Martindale-Hubbell2013
Certified Superior Court MediatorNC Dispute Resolution Commission2012
Advocate (Continuing Education Achievement)NC Advocates for Justice2012
"Ebbie" Award - President's Award for Service to NCAJNC Advocates for Justice2012
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward-White, Inc.2012
NC SuperlawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2012
AV "Preeminent" (Top 5%)Martindale-Hubbell2012
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward-White, Inc.2011
Order of ServiceNC Advocates for Justice2011
NC Superlawyers (Workers' Compensation)Law & Politics Magazine2011
AV "Preeminent" rating (top 5%)Martindale-Hubbell2011
Recertified as a Specialist in Workers' CompensationNC State Bar, Board of Legal Specialization2011
Best Law Firms in America (NC Workers' Compensation)US News and World Report/ Best Lawyers in America2011
AV "Preeminent" Rating (Top 5%)Martindale Hubbell2010
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc.2010
North Carolina Super Lawyers (workers comp)Law & Politics Magazine2010
Best Lawyers In AmericaWoodward/White, Inc.2009
North Carolina Super Lawyers (workers' comp)Law & Politics Magazine2009
AV "Preeminent" Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2009
North Carolina Super Lawyers (workers comp)Law & Politics Magazine2008
AV "Preeminent" (Top 5%) peer review ratingMartindale-Hubbell2008
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/Wright Inc.2008
AV "Preeminent" (Top 5%) Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2007
North Carolina Super Lawyers (workers comp)Law & Politics Magazine2007
AV "Preeminent" (Top 5%) Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2006
Recertified as a Workers' Comp SpecialistNC State Bar, Board of Legal Specialization2006
AV "Preeminent" (Top 5%) Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2005
Board Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation LawNC State Bar, Board of Legal Specialization2000

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney and OwnerBollinger Law Firm PC2008 - Present
Attorney and PartnerBollinger & Piemonte, PC1999 - 2008
AttorneyKnox, Knox, Freeman & Brotherton1988 - 1999


Association NamePosition NameDuration
College of Workers' Compensation LawyersFellow2015 - Present
Carolina's CarrouselDirector2010 - 2013
North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Workers' Compensation SectionChair of section2009 - 2010
Workers' Injury Law and Advocacy Group (WILG)Member2008 - Present
NC Advocates for Justice, Workers' Compensation SectionVice Chair2008 - 2009
North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, Workers' Compensation SectionSecretary2007 - 2008
Easter Seals United Cerebral Palsy of NC, Inc.Director2005 - 2006
Governor's Advocacy Council for Persons with DisabilitiesCouncil Board Member1997 - 2006
United Cerebral Palsy of NC, Inc.Chairman of the Board of Directors1995 - 1999
United Cerebral Palsy of NC, Inc.Director1993 - 2005
North Carolina Bar AssociationMember1988 - Present
Mecklenburg County Bar AssociationMember1988 - Present
North Carolina Advocates for JusticeMember1988 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Graham v. Masonry Reinforcing Co. IC# 226275, COA 07-372 (2008)We won a denied claim.
Eudy v. Michelin Aircraft Tire Co. 645 SE2d 83 (2007)We won additional disability benefits.
Barrett V. Morgan Corp 173 NC App 756 (2005)We won a denied claim.

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Publication NameTitleDate
Workers' First Watch [magazine of WILG (]Unexpected Income Tax Consequences in Settlement Agreements2011
Workers' Compensation School of Law: Top Legal and Medical Issues (NCBA)Comparison of Positional Risk with Other Theories of Risk2009
Trial Briefs Magazine (NCATL)Proving Disability in Accident Claims2006
Campbell Law ReviewWarrantless Aerial Surveillance Endorsed-California v. Ciraolo1987


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Campbell University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor (cum laude)1988
University of North Carolina, CharlotteEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1982

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Basics of Workers' CompensationOverview of NC Workers' Comp2014
Passage to ProfessionalismProfessionalism (Attorney Ethics)2013
NCAJ Spring Seminar for ParalegalsRecent Changes to Workers' Compensation Law2013
Professionalism for Workers' Comp AttorneysEthics2011
NCAJ Legal Assistants' ConferenceOverview of NC Workers' Compensation Law2011
NCAJ Annual ConventionUnexpected Income Tax Consequences in Settlements2010
NCBA Workers' Compensation School of LawPositional Risk in NC Workers' Compensation cases2009