Henry E. Teich

Senior Partner

Hank has been in practice in Asheville with his law partner, Janson Grimes, for more than 30 years during which time his practice focused on Personal Injury Law. His primary focus now is Workers' Compensation Law and since 2000 he has been a North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation Law.

Hank's interest is making sure that his clients get the best medical treatment available under the circumstances and protecting them from oppressive insurance company tactics. He frequently represents workers whose injuries prevent them from returning to their previous jobs and who are in danger of not being able to work at all in the future.

He is a Member of the Board of Governors and a benefactor of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice. Hank is also Membership Chair of the Executive Committee of the Workers Compensation Section of the NC Advocates for Justice.

In 2007, 2010, 2016 and 2017 Hank received the Order of Service from the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers. The award is given to members for generous contributions of service in advancing the Academy's mission of protecting people's rights.

Hank was selected for inclusion in the list of North Carolina Super Lawyers® in 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Hank was included in the 2016, 2017 and 2018 edition of Best Lawyers in America® for Workers Compensation Law-Claimants.

Hank was an Assistant County Attorney for Buncombe County in 1980-81 and in 1987 he was appointed Public Guardian. He retired from that position in 2007 after 20 years of service to incompetent adults and mentally disabled Veterans in Buncombe County and across North Carolina.

He is a former board member of Caring For Children and former advisory board member of the Asheville Lyric Opera. Hank is also a board member of the Mimosa Fishing Club and Marina at Lake James. He is married and has two daughters.


J.D., University of San Francisco School of Law, 1978

Ph.D., Psychology, University of South Carolina, 1975

B.A., State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1971

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice North Carolina, 1978
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Public Guardian, Buncombe County, 1987–2007

Workplace Law and Advocacy Group

North Carolina State Board of Legal Specialization
Board Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation Since 2000

North Carolina Advocates for Justice
Member, Board of Governors
Workers' Compensation Section: Executive Committee, Membership Chair

American Association of Justice

Each case is different, so not all information on this website, as well as some which may not be provided, will apply to every case. Because the facts and relevant laws are different from case to case, Grimes Teich Anderson does not guarantee that the outcome, results or experiences with one lawyer or one case will be similar to another.

Except for Employment Law Cases, Attorney’s fees are a percentage of the entire recovery and will be deducted before other expenses. In addition to the fee in these cases, Client will be responsible for litigation expenses, which will either be deducted from the recovery or paid by the client. Some Employment Law Cases may be handled on a contingent fee basis and others handled on an hourly basis, where the client is billed for the hours spent on the case. Based on our experience, we will advise you of the most appropriate fee arrangement in Employment Law cases.

Material on this website is for information purposes and is not legal advice.

Client Reviews
All veterans with a claim feeling you don't have a chance or feel defeated need to make contact with Grimes Teich Anderson and let qualified personnel get you through claims procedures. They will evaluate your claim and work through it with you from beginning to end and treat you with compassion and caring.
Brian, I want to thank you and Ms. Willetts for all of your help during the appeal. Your expertise and approachable personality was truly welcomed, and having you present for the SSA hearing reduced my anxieties about the process. I will gladly refer others to you if they are needing assistance with disability or injury. If I were to encounter trouble with the SSA in the future, you will be my first contact. Your professionalism is a step above. Will Pitman
Mr. Anderson represented my husband, Duane Carter during a recent car accident claim. We were try to get the medical bills and pain reimbursement resolved with the insurance company. They were great at keeping us current with any progress or problems that occurred during the process of our claim. The law firm of Grimes, Teich & Anderson are very people oriented and care deeply about their clients. I would highly recommend anyone in a similar situation use this law firm to resolve their claim. Duane C. & Tammey C.
We received exceptional assistance with a very difficult situation. Jessica Leaven and her team were thorough and clear throughout the entire process. We are grateful for her assistance and would recommend her to others who are seeking simple guidance or formal representation. Rebecca H.
Henry Teich is an outstanding attorney who aggressively represented me in a complex workers compensation injury case. Hank has been handling WC injury cases for may years and knows all the new NC statutes concerning WC! Tony M.