Edwin R. Gatton

Of Counsel


Effective January 1, 2014, Edwin R. (Ed) Gatton relinquished his equity partner position and became Of Counsel with Ivey, McClellan, Gatton & Siegmund, LLP. Ed focuses primarily in commercial law with an emphasis on litigation (both plaintiff and defense) in State and Federal courts. Ed began his legal career as in-house counsel for Pilot Life Insurance Company (later Jefferson-Pilot Financial) with an emphasis in defense litigation and corporate governance. Since joining Ivey, McClellan, Gatton & Siegmund, LLP, Ed has managed and been lead counsel in several multimillion dollar cases, primarily in the United States Bankruptcy Court.

Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Bankruptcy/Insolvency

Professional Admissions

  • North Carolina Bar, 1973
  • United States District Court, Middle, Eastern and Western Districts of North Carolina, 1987
  • United States Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1990


  • Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D. 1973
    • Member of Law Review, 1971-1973
    • Published Free Speech Regulated in Shopping Centers, Wake Forest Law Review, Vol. 8, 1972
  • Appalachian State University, B.S. Business Administration, 1973

Prior Legal Experience

  • 1973-1988 Pilot Life Insurance Company (now Jefferson-Pilot Financial), Staff Atty., 2nd V.P. and Secretary

Professional & Civic Organizations

  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Greensboro Bar Association
  • Jamestown Jaycees
    • Distinguished Service Award, 1979
  • Av rating by Mardindale Hubbell

Office Locations


100 South Elm Street Suite 500
Greensboro, NC 27401
Phone: (336) 274-4658
Fax: 336-274-4540


551 Monroe Street
Eden, NC 27288
Phone: (336) 623-4600