protecting the rights of our community

North Carolina and South Carolina

Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation Trial Attorneys

Our Attorneys

Pedro Krompecher


Pedro Krompecher is the founding attorney and managing partner of Krompecher Law Firm, PLLC.

Pedro E. Krompecher: Pedro graduated Summa Cum Laude from Syracuse University with a major in Economics and a major in International Relations. Before attending Syracuse University, Pedro played one year of professional soccer in the Belgian second division. He attended law school in Chicago at Loyola University Chicago where he was a scholarship recipient and earned numerous academic and achievement awards.

Before representing injured individuals, Pedro worked for many years as a defense lawyer representing large institutional and private companies in personal injury lawsuits, nursing home lawsuits, and medical malpractice lawsuits.

Pedro worked for several years at a national law firm in Chicago, Illinois, followed by several years at Batten Lee in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he focused on birth injury and nursing home litigation. As a defense attorney, Pedro represented the second largest nursing home and assisted living company in the world, one of the largest private hospital companies in the United States, several hospitals, neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, radiologists, oncologists, emergency medicine physicians, pain management physicians, surgical centers, dermatologists, plastic surgeons, national trucking companies, and various transportation companies across the country.

Pedro has trial experience in many states, handling medical malpractice cases, wrongful death cases, permanent injury cases, and catastrophic car and trucking accidents. He has tried more than 60 jury trials. Pedro has active licenses to practice law in North Carolina and South Carolina and he was formally a member of the Illinois bar and Indiana Federal bar.

Pedro has received numerous honors as a trial attorney throughout his career, including induction into the North Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Stars, a peer selection for the top 2.5% of North Carolina lawyers under the age of 40 as well as Top Ten Lawyers Under 40 in North Carolina.

Pedro focuses on Workers Compensation cases as well as the large civil injury and death claims across the state.

Pedro lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with his family.

Phone: (919) 977-8082

Email: [email protected]

Fax: 919-746-7588

Dare Krompecher


Dare Branch Krompecher: Dare grew up in eastern North Carolina and attended the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Before joining Krompecher Law Firm, Dare was a corporate lawyer at a Fortune 500 company in Chicago and then New York. Dare handles the immigration and divorce cases at Krompecher Law Firm, and she also is a frequent participant in preparing cases for trial and picking juries.

Phone: (919) 336-0797

Email: [email protected]

Fax: 919-746-7588

Thomas Ludlam


Thomas “Tom” John Ludlam: Tom Ludlam has extensive courtroom experience at both the trial and appellate level. He has served as lead counsel in dozens of jury trials. Tom came to Krompecher Law from the large firm Nexsen Pruet, where he served as litigation counsel for national and international corporations, as well as local small businesses, farms, and individuals. In particular, Tom represented one of the nation’s largest correctional medicine providers in defense of medical malpractice lawsuits. Tom also handled matters both for and against governmental entities and licensing boards

As a former prosecutor and criminal defense attorney, Tom earned a high reputation among judges. As a result, he was named to the “A-List,” a panel of attorneys who are approved for appointment in the most serious criminal cases against indigent defendants. He also served the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina in a unique clerkship providing research, drafting, and case-management support to the federal District Judges and Magistrate Judges.

Tom earned his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Georgia, where he earned the school’s top academic scholarship and was selected for the Phi Beta Kappa honors society. The scholarship provided the full cost of attendance and travel-study programs that took Tom to Spain, Tanzania, Greece, Costa Rica, Thailand, Argentina and Antarctica.

Tom earned his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Georgia School of Law, where he received the school’s Foudation Scholarship and served on the Georgia Law Review editorial board.

Tom handles catastrophic personal injury cases at Krompecher Law Firm.

Tom is licensed in both North Carolina and Georgia.

Phone: (919) 336-0797

Email: [email protected]

Irene Eustathiou


Irene Eustathiou joined Krompecher Law Firm, PLLC in 2018 as a personal injury lawyer. She is an accomplished attorney who zealously advocates for her clients. Irene wants her clients to understand the legal issues they are presented with, as well as potential risks, so they can make well-informed decisions regarding their case. “I want my clients to know they are in good hands, to feel secure, and to know that I am on their side presenting their best case to obtain justice for what they endured. Our clients are real people whom I want to help, not just files sitting on a desk.”

Irene focuses her practice on motor vehicle collisions, slip and fall cases, dog bites, general insurance claim disputes, and general negligence. She follows an extensive approach to developing her clients’ cases by obtaining applicable evidence, researching pertinent legal issues, and paying attention to each case’s distinctive facts and presenting them to the insurance carriers.

She finds reward in providing her experience to help clients in a meaningful way. “I want to be there and help when my clients need it the most, to make sure that the insurance companies are treating my clients fairly.”

J.D., Florida Coastal School of Law, 2014
B.A., Greensboro College, 2007

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Drew Hathaway


Drew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2003. While studying, he was a member of the varsity swim team at Chapel Hill.  Drew earned his J.D. from Campbell University School of Law in 2007. While at Campbell, Drew was a member of the National Moot Court Team, inducted into the Order of Old Kivett and was an editor for the Campbell Law Observer. Drew spent the first eight years of his career doing defense work including motor vehicle negligence, premises liability, products liability, commercial litigation, medical malpractice and nursing home negligence.  Drew received numerous honors as a trial attorney including introduction into the North Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Stars, a peer selection for the top 2.5% of North Carolina Lawyers under the age of 40. After gathering this extensive expertise, Drew has spent the last several years representing individuals and their loved ones rather than insurance companies.  His experience with the defense makes him uniquely qualified to represent those who have been wronged during difficult times.  Drew will use his substantial insight and experience to serve his clients to the best of his abilities. Drew has successfully tried numerous cases to a jury verdict and has won many arbitrations, mediations and pre-trial motion hearings. Drew has had extensive litigation experience ranging from motor vehicle negligence to large and complex medical malpractice claims, class action litigation, and catastrophic injury cases including paralysis and wrongful death. Drew is married with two-year old twins and a four-year old son.  Drew’s wife, Dr. Catherine Hathaway, is a hospitalist who is board certified in internal medicine, geriatrics, and nephrology.  Drew enjoys gourmet cooking and spending time with his family.  Since 2007, Drew has been on the board of directors for Vidas De Esperanza.  Vidas is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides free health care and educational opportunities to the poor in North Carolina and in Mexico.  Drew is dedicated to guiding those in need who otherwise may not have a voice.

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4010 Barrett Dr #203

Raleigh, NC 27609