Our Legal Team
Edward L. Hedrick, V
Edward Hedrick, a Taylorsville native, knew from a young age that his calling in life was to be an attorney. Over the years, his desire to help others through legal work has only grown stronger. Edward is a third-generation lawyer, and it brings him immense pride to practice in the same building as both his father and grandfather before him.
An avid Tar Heel fan, Edward attended UNC Chapel Hill for his undergraduate studies. He received degrees in both economics and public policy.
For his legal education, Edward attended the NC Central School of Law and graduated with Magna Cum Laude honors. He was fortunate to gain experience working at the ACLU Death Penalty Project and at the Office of the Capital Defender in Durham.
Edward currently serves as President of the Alexander County Bar Association.
Melissa Stewart is a tenacious and dedicated attorney who recieved her Juris Doctorate in 2014. Prior to becoming an attorney, Ms. Stewart worked as a paralegal in a law firm specializing in Real Estate and Bankruptcy Law. Ms. Stewart's practice of law is wholly dedicated to protecting a family's investment, whether securing a family's first home, or protecting a family from predatory lenders.
Whatever your property needs may be, contact Attorney Melissa Stewart today to ensure your family's investment is protected now and in the future.
April Hartness is also a native of Alexander County. She lives locally with her husband, Travis, and her son, Hayden. April spends most of her free time on their small family farm, working with her horses or enjoying time with family and friends.
April is a 2000 graduate of Alexander Central High School. She went on to graduate from Wilkes Community College with an Associate's Degree, and she continued her education by receiving a Bachelor's Degree in Human Services from Gardner-Webb University.
April has worked serving the people of Alexander County for over 16 years. She appreciates the opportunity to further help our community and surrounding counties through her work at the Law Offices of Edward L. Hedrick, V.
Tori Lail is a native of Alexander County as well. She enjoys spending her free time with her family, friends, and dog.
Tori is a 2018 graduate from James Madison High School, after having attended Alexander Central High School through her junior year.
Tori has worked as a legal assistant for the last four years. She is excited to continue serving Alexander County and the surrounding counties through her work at the Law Offices of Edward L. Hedrick, V.