G. Wayne Hardee



Wayne Hardee has been successfully handling personal injury and wrongful death cases for more than 35 years. At Hardee & Hardee, LLP, Wayne handles the firm’s pre-litigation cases, with the help of attorneys Brack Massey and Kyle Blodgett and the firm’s experienced staff.


Wayne grew up in Grifton, North Carolina. After completing high school, he attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he obtained his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1979. He then attended the School of Law at Campbell University and was admitted to practice law in North Carolina in 1982.

Wayne began his law career in 1982 as an associate at the Greenville law firm of James, Hite, Cavendish & Blount. Then, in 1984, Wayne and his brother, Charles, opened their own law practice in Greenville as Hardee & Hardee. Wayne and Charles have continuously practiced personal injury law together their entire legal careers.


Wayne maintains an AV Preeminent® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®*, a prestigious peer review rating that recognizes attorneys who have reached the highest level of professional ethics and excellence, and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum**, an organization limited to lawyers who have successfully obtained a verdict, award or settlement of One Million Dollars or more.

Wayne and his wife, Heather, are residents of Greenville and have 2 children.


Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1983
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1983


  • Greenville Jaycees Distinguished Service Award
  • NC Baseball Coaches Association Amateur Coach of the Year Award
  • AV Preeminent® Rated, Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Member, Million Dollar Advocate Forum
  • Top 100 National Trial Lawyers


  • Campbell University School of Law, Raleigh, North Carolina
    • J.D. – 1982
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • B.S. – 1979
    • Major: Business Administration

Professional Associations

  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Traumatic Brain Injury Section, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Member
  • North Carolina State Bar, Member
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Pitt County Bar Association, Member
  • Eastern North Carolina Inn of Court
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, Member
  • Court-Ordered Arbitrator in North Carolina, Arbitrator, 1991

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Oakmont Baptist Church
  • Greenville Noon Rotary Club
  • Board Member, Health Education Foundation (Med Law Classic), 2002 to 2005
  • Member, Greenville Little League Board, 1995 to 1998
  • Managed Greenville Tarheel Little League Allstar Teams, 1995 to 1998
  • First Christian Church

Past Positions

  • James, Hite, Cavendish & Blount, Associate, 1982 to 1984

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Past Certified Mediator, NC Dispute Resolution Commission

Current Employment Position

  • Attorney