Bobby L. Bollinger

Bobby L. Bollinger


Bobby L. Bollinger Jr.

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Location:Charlotte, NC




The Bollinger Law Firm, PC is located in Charlotte, North Carolina. We handle Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability, and Serious Personal Injury matters, as well as general civil litigation cases.

Our clients are treated with integrity and respect for their needs, goals, and objectives. We focus on intelligent and aggressive legal representation and pledge to listen to and communicate with our clients. We know that “going to court” is sometimes necessary to get the best result for our client, and we are certainly willing to litigate aggressively when it is in our client’s best interest to do so. However, we first try to resolve disputes through negotiation and alternative dispute resolution techniques such as mediation.

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. 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. Unlike some lawyers, I do not dabble in workers’ comp law; it is the main area in which I work.

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation 7%
  • Workers Compensation 90%
  • Personal Injury 3%
  • Mediation (Workers’ Compensation)

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation, North Carolina State Board of Legal Specialization, continuously since 2000

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1988


  • Campbell University School of Law, Raleigh, North Carolina
  • J.D. – 05/1988
  • Honors: cum laude
  • Honors: Member, National Moot Court Team, 1987
  • Honors: Am Jur Book Awards in Contracts, Remedies, and Local Government
  • Lenoir-Rhyne College
  • University of North Carolina, Charlotte
  • B.A. – 05/1982
  • Major: Economics

Published Works

  • “Proving Disability in Accident Claims”, Trial Briefs Magazine (NCATL), April 2006
  • “Proving Disability in Accident Claims”, Trial Briefs Magazine (NCATL), April 2006
  • Proving Disability in Accident Claims”, Trial Briefs Magazine (NCATL), April 2006
  • Watch, Fall 2010 (WILG membership magazine)

Representative Cases

  • Terry v. Harris Teeter Supermarkets, Inc., ___N.C.App,___, 808 S.E.2d 622 (2018). (Workers’ Compensation, occupational disease)
  • Doran v. The Fresh Market, Inc.,__N.C.App.__ , __S.E.2d__ (2018). (Workers’ Compensation, Injury by Accident)
  • Fisher v. United Cont’l Holdings, Inc., ____N.C.App.____, 808 S.E.2d 618(2017) (Workers’ Compensation, Opioid-related death)
  • Crabtree v. EVP Properties, LLC, 772 S.E.2d 876, disc. rev. denied, 778 S.E.2d 91 (2015). (Workers’ Compensation, non-insured LLC employer)
  • Clark v. Summit Contractors Group, Inc., 238 N.C. App. 232, 235, 767 S.E.2d 896, 898-99 (2014). (Workers’ Compensation, NC jurisdiction)
  • Philbeck v. Univ. of Mich., 235 N.C. App. 124, 127, 761 S.E.2d 668, 671 (2014) (Workers’ Compensation, unexplained fall and TTD after Full Duty release)
  • Egen v. Excalibur Resort Prof’l, 191 N.C.App. 724, 728, 663 S.E.2d 914, 918 (2008) (Workers’ Compensation, procedure)
  • Ellison v. Dana Corp., 189 N.C. App. 209, 657 S.E.2d 445, 2008 N.C. App. LEXIS 358, 2008 WL 565491 (Mar. 4, 2008) (Workers’ Compensation)
  • Graham v. Masonry Reinforcing Corp. of Am., COA 07-372, 2008, NC Court of Appeals
  • Eudy v. Michelin N.A., Inc., 645 S.E.2d 83, rev. den. 361 N.C. 426, 2007, NC Ct. of Appeals
  • Kashino v. Carolina Veterinary Specialists, 650 S.E.2d 839, 2007, NC Court of Appeals
  • Barrett v. Morgan Corp./Wal-Mart, 173 N.C. App. 756, 2005, NC Ct of Appeals
  • Crowder v. Preston Trucking, 161 N.C. App. 181, 2003, NC Court of Appeals
  • Roth v. US Airways, Inc., 149 N.C. App. 973, 2002, NC Ct. of Appeals
  • Davis v. Trus Joint MacMillan, 148 N.C.App. 248, 2002, NC Court of Appeals
  • Fink v. Fink, 120 N.C. App. 412, 1995
  • Aycock v. Aycock, 113 N.C. App. 834, 1994
  • Stancil v. Brock, 108 N.C. App. 745, 1993
  • Rudisill v. Rudisill, 102 N.C. App. 280, 1991
  • Watson v. Graf Bae Farm, 99 N.C. App. 210, 1990
  • Pro bono Eugenics cases- NC COA Nos.: 15-879, 15-909, 15-920, 15-923 (Helping Eugenics victims obtain compensation)


  • Quirky Issues in Workers’ Compensation, NCAJ, Program Chair, 2018
  • Quirky Issues in Workers’ Compensation, NCAJ, Program Chair, 2017
  • Quirky Issues in Workers’ Compensation, NCAJ, Program Chair, 2016
  • Workers’ Compensation: Essentials for a Changing Practice, NCAJ, Program Chair, 2015
  • Trying a Workers’ Compensation Case before a Deputy Commissioner, NCAJ Roundtable, 2015
  • Recent Changes in Workers’ Compensation Law, Paralegal Spring Conference, 2013
  • Professionalism in Workers’ Compensation, NCAJ and NCADA, 2013
  • Malpractice Traps in Plaintiff’s Workers’ Compensation Practice, NCAJ Convention, 2011
  • Common Mistakes to Avoid in Better Serving Your Clients, NCAJ Roundtable, 2010
  • Tax Implications of Confidentiality Provisions, NCAJ Convention, 2010
  • Positional Risk, NCBA Workers’ Compensation Section Meeting, 2009
  • Workers Compensation Roundtable, NCAJ, Program Co-Chair, 2009
  • Professionalism for Workers’ Comp Attorneys- Pretrial Preparation, NCATL and NCADA, 2007 to 2007
  • Proving Disability in Injury by Accident Cases, NCATL Workers’ Comp Roundtable, 2006 to 2006
  • Malpractice Traps in Plaintiff’s Workers’ Compensation Practice, NCATL Convention, 2004 to 2004
  • Continuing Legal Education on NC Workers’ Compensation–Litigation Techniques for the Injured Employee’s Difficult Case, National Business Institute, 1998 to 1998
  • Continuing Legal Education on NC Workers’ Compensation Law–Examining the Workers’ Compensation Process, National Business Institute, 1998 to 1998
  • Continuing Legal Education on NC Workers’ Compensation–Case Law Update 1997, National Business Institute, 1997 to 1997
  • Continuing Legal Education on NC Workers’ Compensation–The 1994 Reforms and Case Law Update, National Business Institute, 1995 to 1995
  • Continuing Legal Education on NC Workers’ Compensation–The 1994 Reform Act, National Business Institute, 1994 to 1994

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in “Best Lawyers in America,” Workers’ Compensation every year since 2008
  • Martindale Hubbell “AV Preeminent” peer-review rating every year since 2004
  • Listed in “North Carolina Super Lawyers,” Workers’ Compensation, every year since 2007
  • Fellow, College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers, inducted 2015

Professional Associations and

  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association, Member, 08/1988
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Member
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Sustaining Patron
  • WILG (Workplace Injury Litigation Group)
  • NC Advocates for Justice, Chair, Workers’ Compensation section, 07/2009 to 06/2010
  • College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers, Fellow

Pro Bono Activities

  • Easter Seals UCP of NC, Inc., Director, 01/2004 to 12/2006
  • United Cerebral Palsy of NC, Inc., Director, 11/1992 to 12/2003
  • United Cerebral Palsy of NC, Inc. Chairman of Board, 09/1995 to 09/1999
  • Governor’s Advocacy Council for Persons with Disabilities, Council Member, 07/1997 to 12/2006
  • Pi Kappa Phi Delta Lambda Housing Corporation, President, 12/2006
  • Pi Kappa Phi Housing Corporation at UNCC, Inc., Member and President, 08/1988 to 12/2006


  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Omicron Delta Kappa
  • Pi Kappa Phi
Workers’ Compensation

Third-Party Claims

Social Security Disability