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Craig Patrick Hensel

Employment and labor Attorney at Greensboro, NC

4.4   7 reviews

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About Craig

Learn Craig’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    40%
    Representing clients in federal employment discrimination cases under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA"), and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act ("ADEA"). Other cases handled include issues arising from the North Carolina Retaliatory Employment Discrimination Act ("REDA") and North Carolina public policy violations.

    12 years

  2. Wrongful termination
    30%
    Representing clients in federal employment discrimination cases under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA"), and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act ("ADEA").

    12 years

  3. Litigation
    15%
    Covers various aspects of civil litigation, including various torts and issues arising from the Fair Housing Act.

    12 years

  4. Sexual harassment
    10%
    Representing clients in federal employment discrimination cases under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA"), and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act ("ADEA").

  5. Employee benefits
    5%
    Handling unemployment benefits appeals on a flat-fee basis for employees who have been denied at the initial determination level.

    12 years

I grew up in Greensboro, North Carolina and am an active member of the city’s community. Prior to law school, I volunteered at the Natural Science Center, coached youth swimming, and helped build homes with Habitat for Humanity in Greensboro.

Since law school, I have used my education and love of the area to give back as I can, volunteering time with various locally-organized events geared toward helping the community, both with legal issues and through other community service.

In law school at Washington and Lee University School of Law, I was elected to serve on the Executive Committee, which presided over the honor court, among other duties. I participated in many school activities, ranging from intramural football to the Public Interest Law Students Association.

Now, I represent clients in employment matters including hostile work environment, wrongful termination, harassment, and unemployment benefits claims.

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Licensed for 12 years
State NC
Status Active
Acquired 2010
Updated 12/27/2022

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

Contact Craig

Hensel Law, PLLC
2303 W. Meadowview Rd.
Ste. 100
Greensboro, NC, 27407
Craig Patrick Hensel
Post Office Box 39270
Greensboro, NC, 27438-9270
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Reviews

4.4 / 5.0
  7 customer reviews
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Posted by LeeAnne | July 31, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Mr. Hensel represented me in an "employment" matter concerning services rendered and not paid for. I still had property of the other person. He worked diligently and kept me informed of progress. While the other party kept using stall tactics, Mr. Hensel took it in stride and kept me on an even keel. I would definitely recommend Mr. Hensel for any employment or labor problems you have.
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Posted by anonymous | August 16, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great experience working with Hensel Law
I had a great experience at Hensel Law. It was easy to make an appointment, not hard to find their office, and the advice they provided me was exactly what I needed as it related to my case. Thank you Craig for awesome service! I will be definitely back again if I need it.
Posted by Steve | November 11, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Prompt & helpful
Mr. Hensel advised me on a separation agreement promptly and with practical reasoning. He did not push to make a "case", but was clearly trying to assist me in a tough decision. I will recommend Mr. Hensel if given that opportunity.
Posted by Candace | September 4, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Professional and Patient
Mr. Hensel handled my case very professionally, he was very patient and he was always willing to answer any questions and explain any part of the process that I did not understand. I would recommend Mr. Hensel to anyone.
Posted by Cassandra | September 3, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service
I was very pleased at the services provided by Hensel Law. They treated my case as it was a top priority. I was informed information every step of the way. I would definitely use them again if I had to and recommend them to others. Thanks Hensel Law!
Posted by Sanford | August 6, 2014
Client Review
Since I was referred to Mr. Hensel by another work colleague, I have been pleased with the services that he and his law firm have provided for me. I have also referred others who have been wronged to him as well. Mr. Hensel has saved my career and in many other ways has saved my personal life as well. I will always be thankful for what he and his firm has done and continues to do for me and my family. Sincerely, Sanford.
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Posted by anonymous | August 24, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Disengagement w/ Out Cause
Hensel Law assigned an attorney, then reassigned after that attorney resigned from the firm. Craig Hensel requested a notebook full of material previously provided, then terminated representation after being questioned about the necessity of redundant material. $100 deposit was provided and the case was agreed to be taken on contingency; Craig has refused to refund the $100.... Probably for the better considering, I'd rather loose $100 to the wrong attorney than $100,000 to the wrong representation. Buyer beware.
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Response from Craig Hensel September 22, 2015
Unfortunately, this is a blatantly incorrect statement of what caused us to disengage you. We do not fire clients without cause, because that makes absolutely no sense as a business model. Further, as explained several times, the $100 "deposit" was, in fact, a consultation fee. At the time of the consultation, you paid it and engaged us for services, showing you did not have any problems with the consultation you paid for. Best of luck, and I hope you are able to find counsel that will work with you as a client.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-300 per hour
  • Contingency 35%-35%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Hensel Law, PLLC
  • 2011 - Present

Education

  • Washington and Lee University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Legal Cases

  • Khristen Sellers et al v. Southeastern Community and Family Services, Inc. et al
  • $2.7572 million. Largest Fair Housing Act case in history against a non-bank.
  • Sanford Killian v Thomas Vilsack, Secretary, United States Department of Agriculture
  • Attempt to terminate client defeated, Agency found to have retaliated against client.

Associations

  • Greensboro Bar Association, Community Involvement Committee
  • Co-chair
  • 2014 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Law Practice Management Section
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
  • Attorney
  • 2013 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • Attorney
  • 2012 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Attorney
  • 2012 - Present
  • Greensboro Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Greensboro Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Guilford American Inn of Court
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • 18th Judicial District Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
  • Attorney
  • 2011 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Legal Elite
  • Business North Carolina
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Legal Elite
  • Business North Carolina
  • 2015
  • Legal Elite
  • Business North Carolina
  • 2014
  • Herb Falk Society Inductee
  • Greensboro Bar Association
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (14)
Endorse Craig
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have worked for Craig for three years and we have seen a lot of clients walk through the door. Craig always knows what to do. He believes in what he does and advocates for his clients with professionalism, vigor, and aplomb."
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Friend
"I fully endorse Craig as both a friend and colleague. He is one of the most intelligent people I know and he specializes solely in employement law issues. He is top notch and I highly recommend him as I believe him to be the best in his field."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If any of my clients ever need advice on employment law, I tell them, "I know just the guy." And Craig is that guy. He is extremely knowledgeable and always willing to help however he can."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Craig is a knowledgeable attorney that really excels in his practice. He is also very friendly and active in the community. I would strongly recommend Craig for all your Employment Law, Unemployment Benefits, and Civil Litigation needs!"
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I go to Craig with all my questions about employment and labor law. He has shown to be a very knowledgeable lawyer and skilled advocate for his clients. I happily endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Craig is a very good, hard-working attorney. He cares about his clients and works hard to get them the best results. Employment law cases are very difficult to win in North Carolina. Despite that, Craig does what it takes to preserve his clients' rights."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Hensel is a knowledgeable attorney that I consult often when confronted with an issue in which I don't often practice. I would recommend him without doubt."
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Craig at a Wills for Heroes pro bono event. He is a very civic-minded attorney, and I look forward to working with him again soon."
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