Jaye Bingham-Hinch, Chair of the Appellate Section at Cranfill Sumer & Hartzog, has been practicing defense litigation in state and federal courts throughout North Carolina since 1998. Prior to coming to the firm, Jaye served as a law clerk to former Chief Judge John C. Martin of the North Carolina Court of Appeals.

Jaye concentrates her practice in the areas of appellate law and general litigation, including retail and hospitality, premises liability, negligent security, contract disputes, medical malpractice and workers’ compensation. As Chair of the Appellate Section, Jaye oversees three attorneys, an appellate paralegal and legal assistant and handles appeals from start to finish, including record preparation, briefing, motions, petitions and oral argument.  Jaye became a Board Certified Appellate Specialist in 2012 and was selected to Best Lawyers in America 2016 in Appellate Law. She has handled approximately 190+ appeals and written approximately 560+ briefs throughout her career.  Jaye served as an Adjunct Professor of legal research, writing, analysis and appellate advocacy at both the University of North Carolina School of Law (2005-2011) and Campbell University School of Law (2009-2010) for six years, and she does pro bono work for the North Carolina Guardian Ad Litem Appellate Program.

Jaye also maintains an active litigation practice, representing businesses and individuals in litigation involving product liability, contract disputes, medical/professional malpractice, retail and hospitality, negligent security, premises liability, general liability and workers’ compensation.  Jaye has tried multiple cases to defense verdicts, and her achievements have been recognized by attainment of the highest (“AV”) rating in Martindale-Hubbell, a prestigious peer review rating for attorneys.  She was also selected to Best Lawyers Business Edition Spring 2016, “Women in the Law.”

Articles, Presentations, and Publications

  • “Navigating an Appeal,” CSH Law Educational Seminar: 2015
  • “Anatomy of an Appeal,” CSH Law Educational Seminar:  2005


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