Jerry Jernigan

704.335.0350 phone
704.390.7021 direct
jerry@gardnerskelton.comAV Preeminent Martindale Hubbell
Attorney at Law

Jerry Jernigan’s practice focuses on two areas of the law: business and estate planning. His business law practice includes the formation of business entities, preparing agreements between and among business owners, and the review and drafting of leases, licenses and the many other contracts that businesses need from time to time. Jerry regularly advises clients engaged in business combinations, asset acquisitions and sales. His business law practice also includes succession planning for the business owner.

In Jerry’s estate planning practice, he consults with clients about their estate planning needs and the determination of how to best meet them. Documents customarily prepared include Wills, Revocable and Irrevocable Trust Agreements, Durable Powers of Attorney for Financial Affairs, Health Care Powers of Attorney and Living Wills.

Prior to joining Gardner Skelton PLLC, Jerry practiced as a solo attorney for 14 years. Before opening his own firm, he practiced in a medium-sized law firm in uptown Charlotte.

Between undergraduate and law school, Jerry attended Navy Officer Candidate School and served several years on active duty in the United States Navy.

  • Awarded AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell
Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning
  • Business Law
  • Duke Law School, J.D., 1974
  • Duke University, B.A.,1968
  • North Carolina State Bar
Professional Affiliations
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Mecklenburg County Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Fellow of The American Bar Foundation
Community Involvement
  • Past President, LAP Foundation of North Carolina, Inc.
  • Past Chairman, Hope Haven Foundation, Inc.
  • Currently serving on Session, Covenant Presbyterian Church (former Clerk of Session)