Deedee Gasch is an experienced trial lawyer who focuses her practice on cases involving serious personal injury or death. Deedee routinely defends and advises clients on matters involving premises liability, dram shop and alcohol liability, trucking and transportation, medical malpractice, and products liability.  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 has been selected for membership in prominent legal and trade organizations including the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys (ADTA) and the National Retail & Restaurant Defense Association (NRRDA), and is an active member of the Defense Research Institute (DRI) and the North Carolina Association of Healthcare Risk Managers (NC ASHRM).  She serves on Cranfill Sumner’s 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. Deedee also offers training to her clients in risk management and preventing litigation. She has lectured on a number of topics including mitigation of risks in health care settings, Dram Shop Law & Alcohol Liability for the North Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Association (NCRLA), Rule 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 merit-based scholarship. She is licensed to practice law in both North Carolina and Florida. While Deedee is proud of her professional accomplishments, her two sons are her greatest pride.

Most Recent Posts


Deedee Gasch Discusses Concert Injury Lawsuits in Billboard

Deedee Gasch was featured in the Nov. 12 article “Tragedy on Trial: Everything You Need to Know About Astroworld Lawsuits” on  The article examined the recent AstroWorld Festival tragedies and discussed the legal issues that could result from injuries allegedly sustained at the concert.… Read More


Deedee Gasch Accepted Into NRRDA

Deedee Gasch, a Partner at Cranfill Sumner LLP (CSH Law), was accepted into membership of the National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association (NRRDA). … Read More


CSH Law Attorneys and Staff Participate in Mock Trial Competition


On Feb. 5 and Feb. 6, Cranfill Sumner LLP (CSH Law) attorneys and staff members volunteered at the 29th annual NCAJ High School Mock Trial Competition which was held virtually.  The attorneys and staff who participated were Deedee Gasch, Melanie Huffines, Levi Huston, Colleen Shea, and Emily Enojado.… Read More


Deedee Gasch Featured in Repairer Driven News

Deedee Gasch was featured in the Dec. 11 edition of Repairer Driven News. In “$1.8M N.C. settlement highlights premises liability for auto repairers,” Deedee discusses North Carolina’s premises liability law and how it applies to auto repair companies.… Read More


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


Cranfill Sumner Adds Staff to Wilmington Office

Cranfill Sumner LLP (Cranfill Sumner) today announced additions to its staff in Wilmington. Sarah Johann has been promoted to the position of Legal Assistant/Paralegal. Hannah Morris has joined Cranfill Sumner 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 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