North Carolina Central University (Evening Program) (2012) J.D.
North Carolina State University (2005) B.S.
Bratcher Adams, PLLC, 2012 to 2019
N.C. Insider, Editor, 2005 to 2013
External Presentations and Other Work
The Law of the Zombie Apocalypse CLE, Ethics and Disaster Law CLE presented on February 16, 2018 at North Carolina Central University.
Testified to the United Nations’ International Commission of Inquiry on Systemic Racist Police Violence Against People of African Descent in the United States. Presented the case of Ritchie Lee Harbison on January 29, 2021.
Amicus brief in Common Cause v. Lewis (No. 18-CVS-14001), a North Carolina gerrymandering case, before the North Carolina Supreme Court, proposing alternative legislative district maps.
Jeremy’s practice revolves around helping people who are facing difficult situations in the areas of education law, disability law, civil litigation, civil rights, and employment law. He also has experience in family and criminal law and is a certified Superior Court mediator. Jeremy is a trial attorney at his core, and his unique experience and understanding of the system enable him to fight for clients in unique situations. Over the course of his practice, Jeremy has litigated countless cases, from filing to trial and post-trial matters. Jeremy is the firm’s go-to litigator for trial work.
Jeremy focuses in cases that deal with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), as well as Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. In cases like these, he represents children and assists parents with advocating for their child’s right to receive a free and appropriate education. This can range from meetings with school officials to litigating against the district to demand the services each student needs.
Jeremy frequently takes on cases to protect the rights of the disabled, including but not limited to matters involving accommodations for students or discrimination in employment. Disability laws can be complicated, and both companies and governmental entities are adept at getting around their obligations. Jeremy works to help people with disabilities live the best life they can by making sure they aren’t blocked from employment, education or other opportunities solely because of their disability.
Jeremy has experience handling a wide variety of civil rights cases, including cases involving freedom of speech, freedom from discrimination, and the right to due process. Throughout his career, he has taken on government agencies and officials, ranging from Sheriff’s Offices to federal agencies and everything in between. In each and every case, he fights to protect the rights of citizens against unlawful intrusions and discrimination by the government.
Jeremy is experienced with employment law issues, both on the employee side and the employer side. For employees, he helps them get the wages, benefits and respect they deserve. For employers, he helps them avoid frivolous lawsuits, protect their high-value workers, and navigate complex regulatory schemes.
Jeremy is an experienced mediator and understands the value of settling outside the courtroom. Having represented both plaintiffs and defendants, he also understands the realities of all the perspectives in a case.
Outside the Firm
Jeremy is a father, painter and writer. In the past he taught civil procedure, agency partnership and legal writing for the evening law program at North Carolina Central University. He also does volunteer work for the State Bar’s Lawyer Assistance Program.