Bob Bollinger, Board Certified Specialist in North Carolina Workers' Compensation Law

Bob Bollinger

Bob Bollinger

  • The Bollinger Law Firm P.C.
  • 831 E Morehead St, Suite 355 Charlotte, NC 28202
  • 704-377-7677

The Bollinger Law Firm, PC is located in Charlotte, North Carolina. We handle Workers' Compensation, Social Security Disability, and Serious Personal Injury matters, as well as general civil litigation cases.

Our clients are treated with integrity and respect for their needs, goals, and objectives. We focus on intelligent and aggressive legal representation and pledge to listen to and communicate with our clients. We know that "going to court" is sometimes necessary to get the best result for our client, and we are certainly willing to litigate aggressively when it is in our client's best interest to do so. However, we first try to resolve disputes through negotiation and alternative dispute resolution techniques such as mediation.

I am a Board-Certified Specialist in NC Workers' Compensation Law.  A Board Certified Specialist has been tested and vetted by the NC State Bar in order to assure the public that the lawyer has a high level of competence in the specialty area of law.  An injured employee needs a competent attorney on a workers' compensation case.  An injured worker can be assured that a Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation Law is indeed competent to handle the case properly.  Unlike some lawyers, I do not dabble in workers' comp law; it is the main area in which I work.

Areas of Practice

  • Workers Compensation
  • Mediation (Workers' Compensation)

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation, North Carolina State Board of Legal Specialization, 2000

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1988


  • Campbell University School of Law, Buies Creek, North Carolina  Juris Doctor, cum laude - May 1988,  Honors: Member, National Moot Court Team, Am Jur Book Awards in Contracts I, Remedies, and Local Government
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte,   B.A. - May 1982  Major: Economics
  • Lenoir-Rhyne College, attended 1976 - 1977

Published Works

  • Unexpected Tax Consequences in Workers' Compensation Settlements, Workers' First Watch magazine, Fall 2010 (WILG)
  • "Proving Disability in Accident Claims," Trial Briefs Magazine (NCATL), April 2006
  • "Warrantless Aerial Surveillance Endorsed-California v. Ciraolo," 9 Campbell Law Review 497, 1987

Representative Appellate Case Decisions

Continuing Legal Education Seminars Presented by Bob Bollinger  

  • Quirky Issues in Workers' Compensation, NCAJ, Program Chair, 2018
  • Quirky Issues in Workers' Compensation, NCAJ, Program Chair, 2017
  • Quirky Issues in Workers' Compensation, NCAJ, Program Chair, 2016 
  • Workers' Compensation: Essentials for a Changing Practice, NCAJ, Program Chair, 2015  
  • Trying a Workers' Compensation Case Before a Deputy Commissioner, NCAJ Workers' Compensation Roundtable, 2015
  • Recent Changes in Workers' Compensation Law, Paralegal Spring Conference,  2013
  • Professionalism in Workers' Compensation Practice, NCAJ and NCADA, 2013
  • Malpractice Traps in Plaintiff's Workers' Compensation Practice, NCAJ Convention, 2011 
  • Common Mistakes to Avoid in Better Serving Your Clients, NCAJ Workers' Compensation Roundtable, 2010
  • Tax Implications of Confidentiality Provisions, NCAJ Convention, 2010 
  • Positional Risk, NCBA Workers' Compensation Section Annual Meeting, 2009 
  • Workers' Compensation Roundtable, NCAJ, Program Co-Chair, 2009
  • Professionalism for Workers' Comp Attorneys- Pretrial Preparation, NCATL and NCADA, 2007
  • Proving Disability in Injury by Accident Cases, NCATL Workers' Comp Roundtable, 2006
  • Malpractice Traps in Plaintiff's Workers' Compensation Practice, NCATL Convention, 2004
  • Litigation Techniques for the Injured Employee's Difficult Case, National Business Institute, 1998
  • Examining the Workers' Compensation Process, National Business Institute, 1998
  • Case Law Update 1997, National Business Institute, 1997
  • The 1994 Reforms and Case Law Update, National Business Institute, 1995
  • The 1994 Reform Act, National Business Institute, 1994

Honors and Awards

  • Bollinger Law Firm listed in "Best Law Firms in America" as a Tier 1 firm, Workers' Compensation Claimants, Charlotte, 2018 
  • Listed in "Best Lawyers in America," Workers' Compensation (, 2008 - Present
  • Martindale Hubbell "AV Preeminent" peer-review rating (
  • Listed in "North Carolina Super Lawyers," Workers' Compensation, Claimants, 2007 - Present
  • (See for selection criteria)
  • Fellow, College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers, Inducted 2015
  • Law Review: Campbell Law Review, Business Editor, 1987 - 1988; Member 1986-1987

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers, Fellow 
  • NC Advocates for Justice, Sustaining Patron 
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association, Member, August 1, 1988 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Member
  • NC Advocates for Justice, Chair, Workers' Compensation section, July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010 and Education Committee Chair, currently
  • WILG (, member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Represented Victims of North Carolina's Eugenics Sterilization Program, 2013 - 2018 
  • Easter Seals UCP of NC, Inc., Director, January 1, 2004 - December 31, 2006
  • United Cerebral Palsy of NC, Inc., Director, November 1, 1992 - December 31, 2003
  • United Cerebral Palsy of NC, Inc. Chairman of Board, September 1, 1995 - September 1, 1999
  • Governor's Advocacy Council for Persons with Disabilities, Council Member, July 15, 1997 - December 31, 2006
  • Pi Kappa Phi Delta Lambda Housing Corporation, President, December 31, 2006 - Present
  • Pi Kappa Phi Housing Corporation at UNCC, Inc., Member and President, August 1, 1988 - December 31, 2006


  • Phi Kappa Phi (academic honors)
  • Omicron Delta Kappa  (academic honors) 
  • Pi Kappa Phi (social)