GessnerLaw, PLLC

GessnerLaw was formed in 2015 to focus on enforcing employment laws to protect us all from employers who disregard the law. The firm is highly selective of its cases and only proceeds after investigating and confirming that the claims are valid, and we are convinced that the truth and the law is on our side. We represent people who are pursuing cases not just for themselves, but for others and their communities.

Labor & Employment Law

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and everywhere in between

GessnerLaw, PLLC represents employees at all levels who have been wronged by their employers across the state of North Carolina – from the Mountains to the Coast. We are able to meet with clients throughout the state by using technology such as videoconferencing or in person at our Charlotte or Wilmington offices.

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Our Charlotte, NC Office

G. G. Galloway House, completed in 1915, is the only surviving structure in what was once an imposing residential district on the western end of East Morehead Street in Dilworth, Charlotte’s first streetcar suburb. The house was designed by William H. Peeps and includes a Bungalow style architecture with English Tudor motifs.

G. G. Galloway House was recently saved from the wrecking ball to be restored to its original elegance and character.

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GessnerLaw, PLLC is in the process of becoming a Certified Woman Owned Business. Why is that important? Because we have a first hand understanding of what challenges women often face in the workplace. But, you can trust that we fight equally as hard for men.

Meet Michelle



John Hajdukiewicz
A great experience with Attorney Michelle Gessner. She helped me navigate labor laws and employment agreements. Very responsive, knowledgeable, and insightful. Highly valuable and recommended. Thanks Michelle!
Shikha Alqalaf
I feel compelled to share my exceptional experience with Attorney Michelle Gessner of GessnerLaw, PLLC, who offered unparalleled representation in my recent case. From the first interaction with Michelle, I was met with an extraordinary level of professionalism and empathy. Her legal acumen was evident, as was her dedication to providing personalized attention to my case. The reassuring nature of her approach helped me feel confident and well-informed throughout the process. Michelle's expertise is unquestionably top-tier. Her comprehensive understanding of the intricacies of my case and her ability to articulate those complexities in an easy-to-understand manner were truly remarkable. Michelle has the rare ability to make the overwhelming world of legal matters feel manageable and navigable. But Michelle’s remarkable service extends beyond her impressive legal knowledge. Her genuine investment in my case was evident in her tireless efforts and the personal care she put into every interaction. It was clear to me that Michelle wasn’t just my attorney, but also an advocate for my cause. Her unwavering resolve in the face of challenges was awe-inspiring. It felt like she was fighting for my case as if it was her own, and her tenacity ultimately led to a successful outcome. In Michelle Gessner, I found not only an outstanding attorney but also a compassionate ally who was truly dedicated to my cause. She worked tirelessly to secure the best outcome and for that, I am incredibly grateful. With the utmost confidence, I award Michelle Gessner of GessnerLaw, PLLC a five-star rating. Every star is well-earned and representative of her commitment to her clients, her extensive legal expertise, and her unwavering dedication. If you're in need of exemplary legal representation, I wholeheartedly recommend Michelle Gessner. She embodies the highest standards of professionalism and client service, and I'm convinced that you won't find a better advocate for your cause.
Wendla Boddy
Gessner Law recently provided employment practice and handbook review and edits for a not-for-profit organization for which I serve as board chair. It was an incredibly comprehensive review and presentation to the board. We could not have had a better experience. Thank you!!
Alex Joyner
Michelle is honest and transparent from the beginning. She means what she says. These situations are never easy but she goes out of her way to make the process better. I am extremely pleased and grateful with my outcome. She’s the best!!! Thank you Michelle!
Roofing and Gutter Mafia
This one of the best lawyers in town.
Diana Barnes
Will work faithfully for you and your family to ensure justice is served!