Jesse Bone is a settlement planner with Synergy, serving trial attorneys and their clients in the Carolinas. Through his experience as a certified mediator and in litigating workers’ compensation cases, he saw the need to help injury victims protect, preserve, and maximize their settlements. Jesse offers a comprehensive approach throughout the litigation process including assistance with Medicare conditional payment reduction, fighting ERISA liens, and reduction of hospital bill liens. He also helps injury victims maximize settlements by advising about options with structured settlements. He assists with settlement preservation by assisting with the establishment of special needs and settlement preservation trusts, and he helps law firms comply with Medicare Secondary Payer requirements.
Jesse is also a partner at Bone, Winger, and Simmons, PLLC, with offices in Gastonia, Hickory, and Boone, NC. His law practice focuses on Special Needs Planning together with government benefit qualification and preservation, cornerstones of settlement planning.
Jesse graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. in Economics. He earned a Master of Divinity from Duke University and then a Juris Doctor degree from Wake Forest University. Upon graduating from Wake Forest, he joined Mullen Holland & Cooper P.A. where he practiced in the area of workers’ compensation and served as a certified mediator before starting a special needs planning, government benefit preservation, and estate planning practice. More recently, Jesse and Anna Winger, also a Partner Planner with Synergy Settlements, merged their legal practices.
Jesse is a member of the Workers Compensation Section and the Elder Law and Special Needs Section of the N.C. Bar Association. He has served on the Council of the Elder Law and Special Needs Section. He is a member of the North Carolina State Bar and NAELA.
Jesse is married to Robyn, who completed a M.Ed. at N.C. State University in Special Education and is a teacher. During their spare time, they enjoy hiking the trails of Crowders Mountain State Park and visiting their children and grandchildren who live in Asia, the Middle East, and New York City.