Helping Injured Victims for Over 25 Years

John W. Jensen

John W. JensenDedicated & Determined Chapel Hill Personal Injury Attorney

North Carolina attorney John Jensen dedicates substantial time, energy, and resources to helping victims of catastrophic injuries obtain the compensation and justice they deserve.

With more than 25 years practicing law, Mr. Jensen possesses sophisticated litigation and trial experience; over the course of his career, he has helped his clients achieve record-setting recoveries. He can evaluate your situation from every angle to determine the best course of action.

During his years of practice, Mr. Jensen has represented people who have been:

  • Critically injured on the job
  • 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

As a former litigation defense lawyer, he understands how insurance adjusters and other attorneys approach personal injury litigation. He leverages his insights when handling cases to ensure his representation is tailored to his clients' unique needs.

Contact Jensen Law Group today at (919) 335-7910 to schedule a free consultation with Chapel Hill personal injury attorney John Jensen.

Extensive Experience in Personal Injury Litigation

Prior to forming the Jensen Law Group, Mr. Jensen was a partner at Jensen McGrath Podgorny P.A., one of the premiere catastrophic injury firms in North Carolina. Previous to that, he was a partner at Faison & Gillespie.

His 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.

Attorney Jensen 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.

He 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

Highlights of Trial Attorney Jensen’s Successes on Behalf of His Clients

  • He helped two workers who were severely burned in a workplace explosion recover $8.7 million for their injuries.
  • He recovered $2.35 million for an injured worker who was burned while performing maintenance on a private jet.
  • He recovered $3.5 million for a worker who suffered a brain injury after inhaling dangerous chemicals during an industrial accident.
  • He helped a family recover $1 million for the wrongful death of their mother who died in a fire when the smoke detectors in her apartment building failed.
  • He helped recover $13.5 million for a family whose newborn daughter was paralyzed when the physicians and nurses caring for the baby broke her neck during delivery.
  • He successfully recovered $3.5 million for a child who suffered permanent brain damage due to failure to timely deliver, despite evidence of fetal distress during labor.
  • He helped his client obtain a jury verdict of $4.5 million against a surgeon who failed to diagnose and treat a patient's appendicitis, resulting in his death after 10 days of hospitalization.
  • In cases against a major automobile manufacturer, he represented three separate families whose children's deaths were caused by a defective automobile door latch. One of these cases ultimately resulted in a $262.5 million verdict in favor of the family.
  • He recovered $5.74 million at trial for a man who suffered above-the-knee amputation of his leg after a Jet Ski crash.

Areas of Practice

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

  • Juris Doctor - 1989
  • Honors: High Honors
  • Honors: Order of the Coif

Colgate University, Hamilton, New York

  • Bachelor of Arts 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


  • English (Primary)

“If I can help my clients make their lives better after their injury or loss, I consider myself to have successfully done my job.”

- Attorney John Jensen
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