Jocelyn Hoefling | Gardner Skelton

Jocelyn Hoefling


Jocelyn joined our team after serving in Atlanta, Georgia, as Assistant Regional Counsel with the Department of Health and Human Services. In her role at DHHS, Jocelyn represented the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other federal agencies in employment discrimination hearings, mediations, and settlement conferences. Jocelyn’s experience at DHHS – and her Master of Public Health degree – has been a tremendous asset to her work at Gardner Skelton, where she focuses primarily on employment law and health care regulation. In addition to counseling clients, Jocelyn enjoys conducting training for managers regarding employment law issues and strategies to avoid litigation.

Jocelyn's Practice Areas

  • Georgia State University, College of Law, J.D., 2007
  • Emory University, Master of Public Health, 2007
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A., 2003
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Georgia State Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Mecklenburg County Bar
  • Charlotte Women’s Bar Association


Jocelyn takes into consideration your goals and circumstances to develop the best plan to proceed. Jocelyn's work is thorough, and colleagues and clients enjoy working with her.

Making a Difference

Jocelyn gives back by volunteering and participating in various fundraising events and programs. She's a member of the St. Patrick Catholic School PTO, where her children attend school. The PTO provides a variety of educational, fun, and service opportunities that support not only the students and teachers at the school, but the community, as well. The family supports the Mecklenburg Area Catholic Schools and MiraVia, a safe haven and source of hope for pregnant mothers and their children, where her husband serves on the board.

More about Jocelyn

Jocelyn's career journey started with an initial interest in health and medicine, which led her to public health. The more she learned about public health, the more she realized she needed to understand the law surrounding public health. Jocelyn worked with an employment discrimination lawyer through an internship at the Office of the General Counsel for the Centers for Disease Control, and she's since been fortunate enough to work in both fields. What you might not know about Jocelyn is that she was a cheerleader (ok, the head cheerleader…) at the University of Notre Dame. She loves to spend time with her husband and three children, and then swim and shop in her spare time. While no fur babies roam the halls at home, their four fish require time and attention daily.

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