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Jonathan E. Hall

Raleigh | 919.835.4495
Fax | 919.834.4564

Jonathan Hall is a partner in the firm's Professional Negligence & Product Liability Defense Group. He has nearly 30 years of jury trial experience in cases involving wrongful death, catastrophic injuries, business and employment disputes, professional negligence and other high-exposure claims. He represents clients in state and federal courts throughout the Carolinas, Virginia and across the country, having taken dozens of cases to jury verdicts.

His clients include colleges and universities, construction contractors and design professionals, clean energy providers, electric utilities, a diverse group of product manufacturers, distributors of hazardous chemicals, healthcare systems and individual providers.  He has tried commercial disputes and cases arising from industrial accidents, fatal fires, alleged professional malpractice, auto and trucking accidents, and allegations of defective products, as well as cases involving toxic torts.

Jonathan previously served on the Board of Trustees of the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys and as Chair of the organization’s Product Liability Section. He is also a former chair of the Trial Technologies and Techniques Special Litigation Group of DRI’s Product Liability Section.

Born and raised in a big family, Jonathan was one of four siblings who attended college on athletic scholarships.  Outside of work, he likes to spend time with family, travel, watch college sports and play golf.

Representative Experience

  • ​​​​​Bioventus v. Trindent Consulting – First-chair defense counsel in first all-remote video bench trial conducted in any U.S. District Court in North Carolina, pending COVID restrictions, in case involving alleged breach of services agreement.
  • Humphries v. State Farm – Defended underinsured motorist carrier in jury trial in federal court involving wrong-way collision on interstate highway. Plaintiff sustained massive injuries to lower body and torso. Notwithstanding admitted negligence, was able to disqualify Plaintiff’s expert economist and obtain jury verdict for substantially less than pre-suit offers.
  • Martin v. Bimbo Foods – Defended international distributor of bakery products in jury trial in federal district court, on claims arising out of alleged breach of contract by two former delivery route owners. Case was favorably resolved after jury failed to reach a verdict.
  • Yates v. State Farm Fire and Casualty Company – Obtained jury verdict in federal court in favor of commercial insurance carrier in bad faith case involving arson to a commercial building.
  • Estate of Miller v. Invacare Corporation – Obtained defense verdict in products liability action brought against manufacturer of self-propelled electric wheelchair which was alleged to have developed a short circuit in its wiring, resulting in a flash fire which took the life of the chair’s user, a 70-year-old woman who lived alone. Defendant overcame graphic, emotional testimony of responding firefighters and well-choreographed adverse expert opinions to convince the jury that the product was free from defects and likely did not cause the fire.
  • Baumgardner v. Nurse Midwife and OB/GYN Group - Along with John Beyer, obtained a defense verdict in alleged medical malpractice case where our defendant nurse midwife encountered shoulder dystocia during delivery, the result of which was severe and permanent disability for the child.
  • Tapp-Thompson v. OB/GYN Practice Group - Along with John Beyer, obtained a defense verdict in alleged medical malpractice case where mother of child with Cerebral Palsy sued healthcare providers for negligence in allegedly failing to recognize and act upon an abnormal fetal monitoring strip, resulting in hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy and permanent, severe brain injuries after birth. 
  • Hopper v. Werner Co. – Obtained defense verdict in products liability action against the world’s largest manufacturer of climbing products. Plaintiffs alleged that a 28-foot extension ladder contained a manufacturing defect which caused one of the ladder’s side rails to fail under a load, resulting in serious injuries to a father and son who were using the ladder to clear tree branches from an overhead power line which spanned their property.
  • BCJ Trucking v. PACCAR, Inc. – Obtained dismissal on behalf of a manufacturer of 30 tractor trailer trucks in multimillion-dollar case alleging defects in the design and manufacture of diesel fuel emissions control systems.
  • Pfirman v. Invacare Corporation – Obtained dismissal on behalf of a bedrail manufacturer in a bedrail entrapment case where Plaintiff’s family member perished as a result of strangulation after nursing home staff improperly attempted to use bedrails as a patient restraint.
  • Various Wrongful Death trials from auto accidents: Obtained defense verdicts in more than half a dozen wrongful death trials arising out of various automobile accidents, truck accidents, and pedestrian cases.

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Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America in Personal Injury Litigation: Defendants, Insurance Litigation, 2016-2024
  • Martindale Hubbell peer review AV rated lawyer
  • Named one of top 11 products liability lawyers in the country, 2013 BTI Client Services Group
  • Invacare Corporation, Outside Counsel of the Year, 2010


  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys, Board of Directors, 2019-2022; Product Liability Section, Chair, 2018-2019, Vice Chair, 2017
  • Defense Research Institute, Products Liability Section, Trial Techniques & Technology Specialized Litigation Group, Chair, 2018-2019, Vice Chair, 2016-2017
  • North Carolina Supreme Court Historical Society, Board of Trustees, 2017-present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Wake County Bar Association