Cranfill Sumner LLP (CSH Law) today announced that John Martin and Anna Hedgepeth were honored with the firm’s 2022 Core Value Awards.

CSH Law presents the award annually to one or more individuals in the firm who best exemplify the firm’s core values of client service, reputation, and teamwork.

“When we think of individuals who model client service, reputation, and teamwork within our firm, John Martin and Anna Hedgepeth are at the top. They model our firm’s core values in everything they do both inside and outside the office. We are proud to honor them with this award,” said Marshall Wall, Managing Partner of CSH Law.

John D. Martin is a trial lawyer and is the Managing Partner of the firm’s Wilmington office.  He concentrates his practice in the Medical Malpractice and Professional Liability Defense Practice Groups.  In 2019, Martin was selected by his peers for inclusion into the American Board of Trial Advocates and has been recognized by his peers and is listed in the publication The Best Lawyers in America® (2006, 2008 – 2022) and selected for inclusion in Lawyer Of The Year in the fields of Medical Malpractice Defense (2019 and 2022) and Personal Injury Litigation (2019). 

He has tried numerous medical malpractice and personal injury cases throughout eastern North Carolina and has experience with large construction litigation, premises liability, and hospital/workplace security. He has appeared before the U. S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, the U.S. Supreme Court, and the North Carolina Court of Appeals and Supreme Court. He received his law degree from Campbell Law School and his bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University.

Anna Hedgepeth is the Director of Business Development where she oversees the firm’s business development and marketing activities across all office locations. She is actively involved in both her professional and local community. She is an active member of the Legal Marketing Association and has previously served as Chair of the Raleigh City Group. In addition, she serves on the Helton Scholar Endowment Fund Committee for the WakeMed Foundation. She is a former Board Member of the Triangle Literacy Council where she was involved in legislative efforts to secure state funding for expansion of the Juvenile Literacy Program, and she has served on the advisory board for a local business with multiple locations across the state, and on the advisory council for the legal clinics at Campbell Law School. She received a law degree from Campbell Law School and a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.