Attorney Kristin Henriksen is a founding member of Cardinal Law partners. Kristin was raised in Belmont, North Carolina and attended college at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington where she earned a degree in Political Science. Kristin decided at a young age that she wanted to become a lawyer. She earned her Juris Doctorate from Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University in 2007.
Kristin became a North Carolina Board Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist in 2013 and is licensed to represent clients in North Carolina and South Carolina.
After law school, Kristin returned home to the Charlotte area and joined a well-respected insurance defense firm where she represented the interests of employers and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation claims and gained valuable experience.
Thereafter, Kristin followed her desire to help others and joined a Plaintiff’s firm where she represented injured workers. Kristin continues to represent injured workers at Cardinal Law Partners and prides herself in zealously advocating for her clients and looking at each case individually to better serve each client. Kristin understands the value of customer service to each and every client and always strives to provide superior service to her clients.
Kristin appears often at the Industrial Commission and also represented clients at the North Carolina Court of Appeals. Kristin has served as an instructor of continuing legal education seminars on various workers’ compensation topics. She is a member of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, South Carolina Advocates for Justice, South Carolina Bar Association, North Carolina Bar Association, and the Mecklenburg County Bar Association.
Kristin lives in her home town of Belmont, North Carolina with her husband, John, their son, Smith, and their dog, Daisy. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family, running, and is an active member of her local church.
Attorney Justin Wraight is a founding member of Cardinal Law Partners. He graduated from Wake Forest University School of Law in 2003 and has been representing workers’ compensation and Social Security Disability clients his entire career. Justin became board certified in North Carolina workers’ compensation law in 2013.
Justin’s decision to become a lawyer was greatly influenced by his time in Elmira College in upstate New York where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics. Elmira College stressed community service and he had the opportunity to volunteer at Chemung County Legal Aid. He spoke with clients in crisis and came to believe many people get easily overwhelmed by insurance and government bureaucracy.
Justin returned to Wake Forest University to earn his Masters in Business Administration in 2013. He believes that the clients benefit when the law firm that represents them is well managed and organized. He constantly looks for ways to improve the customer service of Cardinal Law Partners – even if it means providing his cell phone number to clients.
In addition to North Carolina, Justin is licensed to practice in South Carolina. Justin lives in Summerfield, North Carolina with his wife Crystal and their three children – Cora, Sylvie and Margaret.
Attorney John Landry is a founding member of Cardinal Law Partners. He graduated with honors from Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University in 2004. John is a North Carolina board certified workers’ compensation lawyer and has represented clients in pursuant of their workers’ compensation benefits before the North Carolina Industrial Commission and the North Carolina Court of Appeals.
John was born in Charlotte, North Carolina and grew up in Greensboro, North Carolina. He currently lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with his wife Melissa and their three boys: Coy, Carter, and Avett.
Attorney Megan Callahan is a founding member of Cardinal Law Partners. She graduated with honors from Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University in 2004. Megan is a North Carolina board certified workers’ compensation lawyer and has represented clients in pursuit of their workers’ compensation benefits before the North Carolina Industrial Commission for the last 8 years. Megan has also been handling personal injury, motor vehicle accidents and premises liability cases since 2007. She has tried a number of cases in North Carolina Superior Court throughout North Carolina. Megan also served as a public defender in Forsyth County and obtained a lot of great courtroom experience during this time.
Megan was born and raised in Greensboro, North Carolina. She did her undergraduate studies at North Carolina State University where she majored in Sociology. Upon graduating from college she worked in Raleigh for a year prior to going to law school. Megan is on the board of the National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ), the board of Youth Focus and is a member of the Junior League of Greensboro. She has also been on the board of the Guilford Center, which was the Guilford County Mental Health local management entity. She is very involved in giving back to her community and loves working out at College Hill Crossfit.