Hal Walker Broadfoot, Jr.Partner
Hal W. Broadfoot Jr. has worked with the firm since the summer of 2000, after his first year at Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law. During his second and third years at law school, he did occasional research projects for us during the school year; he also clerked here in the summer after his second year. In 2002, after graduating from Campbell, Hal joined the firm as an associate and was admitted to the North Carolina Bar.
Hal has a varied practice, concentrating in civil cases. He has represented clients with problems as diverse as international child abduction, copyright infringement, and ephedra poisoning. He drafts wills and undertakes estate administration. He takes on business cases for plaintiffs and defendants. He has appeared in State and federal appellate courts, including oral argument before the Fourth Circuit United States Court of Appeals. Mostly, however, Hal’s interest is in and his practice is devoted to helping injured people recover damages from those who hurt them. He dedicates much of his time to automobile liability cases and other cases involving serious injury.
Prior to becoming a lawyer, Hal worked in the printing industry and as a fine and graphic artist. You’ve probably seen his work around Fayetteville—paintings or prints of his pen & ink drawings or business logos. He still draws and paints when he can, but photography is taking up more and more of his time outside of work. He is active in his church, both in his local parish, St. John’s Episcopal Church, where he has served in many leadership roles, and in the Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina. He is a long-time Kiwanian and has served as a board member of several civic and cultural organizations, like Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra, The Arts Council, and SALT (Sandhills Area Land Trust). He regularly speaks to local organizations about topics including birds, nature, and history. Hal also writes a long-running column in the Fayetteville Observer, “About Birds,” which combines his interests in writing, teaching, and of course, birding.
Hal is a native of Fayetteville. His father, grandfathers, and great-grandfather practiced law in Cumberland County before him. He matriculated at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the fall of 1980 and graduated in the spring of 1984 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. After college, he owned and operated a retail art and office supply store.
In addition to the North Carolina state courts and the Fourth Circuit, Hal is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts of the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of North Carolina. He is a member of the Cumberland County Bar Association, the North Carolina Bar Association, and the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers.
J.D., Campbell University, 2002
B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1984
U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina
U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
North Carolina Bar Association
Cumberland County Bar Association
North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers
- Admitted to practice in the United States District Courts of the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of North Carolina.
- Member of the North Carolina Bar Association
- Member of the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers
- Up and Coming Magazine “Best of Fayetteville” – Fayetteville’s Best Columnist 2014-2015
- Fayetteville Observer “About Birds”
- Active member at St. John’s Episcopal Church and Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina
- Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra (Board Member)
- The Arts Council (Board Member)
- Sandhills Area Land Trust (Board Member)