Deedee Gasch has over a decade of experience litigating catastrophic claims involving serious injury or death.  While Deedee’s practice is primarily focused on the defense of trucking and commercial vehicle accidents, premises liability claims including defending clients in the retail, restaurant, and hospitality industries, and medical malpractice cases, Deedee has a wide range of civil litigation experience.  Deedee is an energetic and passionate trial attorney who maintains an AV rating with Martindale-Hubbell, a prestigious peer review rating that recognizes attorneys who have reached high levels of skill and integrity. She serves on the CSH Law COVID-19 Response Team.

Deedee spent approximately half of her career representing injured plaintiffs before returning to her first love of civil litigation defense work.  Her experience on both sides of a case uniquely situates her in negotiations and at trial if settlement is not possible.  While Deedee’s passion is trying cases before a jury, her goal is to always resolve a case with minimal costs and exposure to her clients.

Deedee offers 24-7 catastrophic claims response.  As part of this service, Deedee has extensive experience on the scenes of claims involving serious injury or death.  Deedee also offers on-site and in-house training to her clients in risk management and preventing litigation.  She has lectured on topics ranging from Dram Shop Law & Alcohol Liability for the North Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Association (NCRLA), to 30(b)(6) Corporate Representative Depositions, Retailer Liability for Property Damages, National Trends in Jury Verdicts and Tips to Lessen Exposure for Defendant Retailers, and Claims Investigation and Fraud Prevention.

Deedee is a third generation Tar Heel and attorney, following in the footsteps of her grandfather, a North Carolina Resident Superior Court Judge (deceased), and her father, a career trial lawyer.  She has dual degrees in Journalism and Political Science and earned her law degree cum laude from Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, Florida, where she attended on a prestigious merit based scholarship.  She is licensed to practice law in both North Carolina and Florida.  While Deedee is proud of her professional accomplishments, the two little boys who call her mom are her greatest pride.

Most Recent Posts


Deedee Gasch and Meredith Hamilton Lead Webinar

Deedee Gasch and Meredith Hamilton presented a webinar for The webinar entitled “How to Handle the Mask Debate When the Customer is Always Right: Conversations with Guests That You May Have During the COVID-19 Pandemic” was held Oct. 6.… Read More


CSH Law Adds Staff to Wilmington Office

Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (CSH Law) today announced additions to its staff in Wilmington. Sarah Johann has been promoted to the position of Legal Assistant/Paralegal. Hannah Morris has joined CSH Law as a Legal Assistant/Paralegal. Evelyn Tordoff has joined the firm as a Paralegal.… Read More


Deedee Gasch Featured in At Your Service

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Deedee Gasch, an attorney in the Wilmington office of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP, was recently featured in At Your Service magazine, a publication of the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association.… Read More


Deedee Gasch Serves as Judge for Mock Trial Competition

On Feb. 2, Deedee Gasch volunteered as a judge for the High School Mock Trial Competition for the Wilmington region. High school mock trial teams from the Wilmington area competed by trying a mock civil case involving a student who died from a prescription opioid overdose.… Read More


Deedee Gasch Featured in At Your Service

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Deedee Gasch, Of Counsel with Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP, is featured in the Summer 2018 edition of At Your Service, a publication of the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association.… Read More


CSH Law Attorneys to Host Alcohol Liability Webinar with NCRLA

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Deedee Gasch and Jennifer Welch will present at the upcoming Alcohol Liability Webinar hosted by the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association (NCRLA) and Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (CSH Law).  The webinar will address information about North Carolina’s Dram Shop Laws and the best practices to avoid claims and lawsuits regarding overserved individuals.… Read More


CSH Law Attorneys Judge Mock Trial Competition

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On Feb. 4, Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP attorneys volunteered as judges for the High School Mock Trial Competition in Wilmington. Deedee Gasch and Elizabeth King served as judges for the event at the New Hanover County Courthouse.… Read More