John W Jensen

John W Jensen

Managing Partner
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
877-677-6049 (Toll Free)

John Jensen is an accomplished trial attorney who over the course of his career, has helped his clients achieve record setting recoveries.

During his years of practice, John has represented people who have been critically injured on the job, people who have been harmed or lost loved ones due to medical malpractice, people whose parents have been abused or neglected in nursing homes, people who have been catastrophically injured in automobile and trucking collisions, people whose children have been killed by defective products and people who have been victims of crime.

Prior to forming the Jensen Law Group, John was a partner at Jensen McGrath Podgorny P.A., one of the premiere catastrophic injury firms in North Carolina. Previous to that, John was a partner at Faison & Gillespie, a firm specializing in medical malpractice cases. John's training as a litigator, however, occurred in Washington, D.C., where he spent six years practicing with Ross, Dixon & Bell, a 100-lawyer firm specializing in the defense of complex litigation cases.

John is actively involved in the North Carolina Advocates for Justice. He has served as the Chair of the Professional Negligence Section and as the Technology Chair for the Professional Negligence Section. He has served as a PAC Trustee and a member of the Public Education Committee. Recently, he served on a joint committee of the North Carolina Bar and the North Carolina Medical Society to revise North Carolina's Medico-Legal Guidelines.

John has chaired and taught numerous seminars to other attorneys in North Carolina on a wide range of topics, including the use of technology at trial, law firm marketing, trial skills instruction, discovery tactics (including electronic discovery) and the psychology of a successful jury trial.

Areas of Practice

  • Catastrophic Personal Injuries
  • Nursing Homes
  • Complex Litigation
  • Serious Workplace Injuries
  • Automobile and Trucking Cases
  • Birth Injuries
  • Wrongful Death

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 1989
  • District of Columbia, 1990
  • North Carolina, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • George Washington University National Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. - 1989
    • Honors: High Honors
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
  • Colgate University, Hamilton, New York
    • B.A. cum laude - 1986
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The American Association for Justice, Member
  • The North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Jensen McGrath Podgorny P.A., Managing Partner, 2006 - 2010
  • Faison & Gillespie, Partner, 1996 - 2006