Jessie Fontenot, Jr.


Direct Phone: 336-837-1063


Practice Areas:

Jessie uses his broad base of experience to seek out creative, aggressive strategies to maximize his clients’ chances of success, and has obtained favorable results for clients through both traditional trial practice and alternative dispute resolution.

Jessie’s experience includes:

  • Accident cases, especially trucking accident cases involving death and catastrophic injury in state and federal jurisdictions across the country.
  • Working on the trial team that successfully litigated claims against a foreign governmental entity arising out of breach of multi-million dollar services contract;
  • Coordinating a multifaceted response to an information breach involving unauthorized disclosure of protected health information for approximately 10,000 patients;
  • Representing a national appliance manufacturer in product liability litigation involving issues of carbon monoxide poisoning and mold sickness;
  • Representing a national law enforcement products manufacturer in multiple product liability lawsuits involving complex issues of medical causation;
  • Developing and executing a plan to address a rash of employee violence issues throughout the Southeast for national corporation;
  • Representing a mortgage broker pursuing claims in an employee fraud matter involving nearly a million dollars in misappropriated funds.

 Bar Admissions

State Bar Admissions:

  • North Carolina
  • Georgia

Federal Bar Admissions:

  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia


Duke University School of Law, 2001 J.D.

  • Managing Editor, Law and Contemporary Problems
  • Vice President, Black Law Students Association

University of Oklahoma, 1998 B.B.A., Marketing magna cum laude

  • Beta Gamma Sigma
  • Oklahoma Board of Regents Scholar
  • President, National Student Business League
  • Member, President’s Leadership Class

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • American Bar Association
  • Winston-Salem Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC, Atlanta GA, 2001 – 2009
  • The Marketing Arm, Dallas, TX, Sports Marketing Intern, 1998

Community Involvement

  • Board of Directors – Children’s Museum of Winston Salem