Jonathan Hall is a partner in the firm’s Professional Negligence & Product Liability Defense group, where he brings extensive trial experience representing clients in far ranging areas of litigation. He concentrates his practice, however, on defending clients against claims of catastrophic injury and death due to allegedly defective or unreasonably dangerous products, due to alleged medical negligence, nursing home liability, trucking accidents, and mass torts. He has tried lawsuits in state and federal courts across North Carolina, having taken close to 75 cases to jury verdict over the course of his career, all in civil courts. He also has vast experience with alternative dispute resolution.
Jonathan is one of seven kids. He spent most of his developmental and college years playing sports, and he loves to be around people. His practice has been shaped by building personal relationships with clients over the years, earning their trust through practical and pragmatic advice, paired with a willingness and determination to take cases to trial when they can’t be settled in the client’s best interests.
He specializes in representing manufacturers and retailers of products and components for industrial equipment, durable medical equipment, children’s toys, automobiles and trucking. He has handled electrical contact and fire cases, and he works extensively with expert witnesses in various fields. He has also tried cases involving commercial disputes, employment practices, breach of contract, insurance coverage issues, legal malpractice, automobile accidents and premises liability.
Jonathan counsels clients on defense strategies to minimize liability exposure. He has advised clients and coordinated emergency accident reconstruction response in the aftermath of catastrophic incidents.
Additionally, he provides counsel to insurance carriers on coverage issues and liability suits arising out of both personal and commercial lines policies, and he defends carriers against bad faith suits. He understands the layers of exposure and the competing interests of primary and excess liability carriers, and he frequently offers counsel and advice to corporate clients related to significant self-retained limits.