Meet the Team

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Will Hedrick

Attorney, Managing Partner, & Owner

Will is an avid automotive enthusiast born and raised in Wake Forest, North Carolina.  He is most well known for his pro bono representation of 40+ owners of imported Land Rover Defenders in the case of United States v. Land Rover Vehicles, et. al.  (Case No. 5:14-CV-00034-F, United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina).  Will is also known for his pro bono representation of Chief Warrant Officer Charles Overby, United States Army, and his Land Rover Defender in the case of CW4 Charles William Overby, Jr. v. United States  (Case No. 1:16-CV-00178, United States Court of International Trade).  As a result of his legal defense work, members of the public and the media conferred upon Will the title, Defender of Defenders.

After graduating college and before going to law school, Will spent 5-years working with the Land Rover Carolinas Group, an authorized Land Rover retailer chain, whereupon he received training from Land Rover North America and it's Land Rover University in Lanham, Maryland.  During that time, he achieved Gold level certification as a Land Rover Sales Guide.  Will was a senior member of the staff at Land Rover Hilton Head when it earned and received the Pinnacle Award from Land Rover North America in 2004. He also won several competitions and awards during his time at Land Rover and he competed in Land Rover TReK Colorado 2003, with he and his teammates placing 2nd in their semi-finals.  In November of that same year, Will had the distinction of being the Land Rover Sales Guide to sell the very last new North American Specification (NAS) Land Rover Defender 90 in the United States; a 1997 Willow Green Limited Edition Defender 90, #300/300, which the dealer principal had retained and stored away from the time it was originally delivered to the dealership as new.

Will now frequently travels abroad on legal work matters and is regularly in the United Kingdom and Europe.  He has an established working relationship with the current government contractor responsible for the international shipping of privately owned vehicles (POV's) belonging to military service members and civilian employees with United States Department of Defense (DOD).  He also serves as legal counsel and consultant to numerous automotive restoration specialists as well as new vehicle manufacturers.

Will has been lovingly married to his wife, Jessica, since 2002 and they have three beautiful children.

Admitted to Practice                                                         

STATE

  • North Carolina Supreme Court & NC State Bar (2011)

FEDERAL

  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina (2011)
  • United States Court of International Trade (2016)
Law School Education                                                           

Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
- Juris Doctorate (2011)

Extracurricular 
• Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity
• North Carolina Bar Association: Student Division
• Old Kivett Intramural Moot Court Competition
• American Bar Association
• American Bankruptcy Institute
Internships/Externships
• Stubbs & Perdue, P.A.
• The Honorable Judge Stephanie W. Humrickhouse
Chief Judge, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
• United States Bankruptcy Administrator for the Eastern District of North Carolina

Undergraduate Education                                                  

University of North Carolina Wilmington
- Bachelors of Arts in English / Minor in Philosophy (2001)

Additional Experience & Honors                                      

Board of Adjustments for the Town of Wake Forest
- Chairman, Appointed by Town Board of Commissioners (December 2011-Current)

Wake Forest University School of Law
- Guest Lecturer, Administrative & Regulatory Law (2015-Current)

International Association of Auto Theft Investigators (IAATI)
- Instructor, International Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, USA (2018)

Wake County Bar Association
- Committee Member, Committee for Pro Bono & Public Service (2011-2015)

10th Judicial District for the State of North Carolina
- Member, Bar Candidate Interview Committee (2011-2015)
- Member, Professionalism Committee (2011-2015)

Overland Expo
- Instructor [Classes: Importing Vehicles to the United States / International Border Crossings] (2016-2017)

Jalopnik
- Legal Consultant on Automotive Import Law and Civil Asset Seizure/Forfeiture for various articles

Western National Land Rover Rally
- Guest of Honor and Speaker (October 2015)

Muddy Chef Challenge
- Guest of Honor and Speaker (July 2016)

Carolina Rover Owners Club
- Member & served as Club President (2006-2007)

Old North State Land Rover Society
- Life Member (2000- )

Arizona Land Rover Owners
- Honorary Member (2017- )

Next Steps...

We look forward to having the opportunity to provide you superior service in the shipment and delivery of your vehicle and we understand the importance of getting this done right the first time.  We pledge to provide a personal service tailored to your needs that is fair, honest, and hassle free.