Heritage Law Firm

Heritage Law Firm was formed in 2017 to serve citizens across the state of North Carolina. We've since expanded to South Carolina and Florida. The Firm focuses in a number of related practice areas including Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Elder Law, Business Planning, & Family Planning.

Heritage Law Firm primarily serves the residents of Mecklenburg County, NC and all surrounding counties in North and South Carolina. As a result of structural changes due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Heritage Law Firm is here to assist any client in North Carolina, South Carolina, or Florida.  In order to meet the needs of citizens in diverse regions of these states, phone consultations and Zoom consultations are available to compliment our in-person appointments at our South Charlotte location. Your safety and comfortability is of our upmost concern. Our attorneys have roots all over the Carolinas and have the ability to come to you, if needed.

Meet Your Attorneys

The two managing attorneys at Heritage Law Firm, Cody A. Svejda & Christopher J. Leddy, Jr., started the firm in 2017.

The duo met in law school in 2013. After school, each attorney began working for local Charlotte area attorneys to gain experience in the different fields of Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Business Planning, Family Law, ​Property Law, and Civil Litigation. Soon after serving in these various roles working for other attorneys, the three sat down for lunch and decided to create a reality out of their dreams of business ownership.​​

The duo brings a diverse background to the table to effectively serve clients in varying legal fields.

Christopher J. Leddy, Jr. – Managing Partner

Christopher J. Leddy, Jr.
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To schedule a consultation with Attorney Chris Leddy, follow this link: calendly.com/chrisleddy

Christopher J. Leddy, Jr. was born in the Catskill mountains of upstate New York. Chris moved to Stuart, Florida with his family at the age of 5. Growing up in the Sunshine State is what sparked his love and desire to practice in very focused areas of the law: Estate Planning & Elder Law. Prior to beginning his career, Chris worked diligently over a four year period to obtain the Gold Congressional Award Medal. During 2007, this honor was bestowed upon only 273 youth across the nation who completed over 400+ hours of community service, 200+ hours of physical fitness, 200+ hours of personal development, and a 4 night expedition. Chris learned valuable life lessons while completing these goals that he still uses to this day.

Chris attended the University of South Florida (USF) for his undergraduate studies. He received his Bachelor’s Degree with a double-major in Political Science and History. This degree focus has fostered both a passion for civic engagement and a love for the United States military. Upon graduation from USF, Chris spent the beginning years of his professional career working for the Martin County Supervisor of Elections in Stuart, Florida. This experience fostered his love for elder law issues and it was after this experience that Chris decided to pursue a legal career.

During law school, Chris clerked for a private firm that focused on Estate Planning, Estate Administration and Elder Law issues such as Medicaid Pre-Planning, Medicaid Crisis Planning and Veterans Affairs Aid & Attendance. Chris was also a member of Moot Court Team during law school, where he competed in the Billings, Exum & Frye National Moot Court Competition. His passion for appellate advocacy and civil litigation stems from this experience. Upon graduation, Chris worked for a small Estate Planning firm in Fort Mill, SC while he studied for, sat for, and passed the South Carolina Bar Exam. The following July, Chris sat for, and passed, the North Carolina Bar Exam.

Chris takes pride is a “client-first” approach as well as his attention to detail. His main focus is to assist clients leverage their options to maximize their wealth, in order to preserve their heritage and legacy for future generations. These foundations have provided the Heritage Law Firm mission, “Your Life, Our Passion.”

On a personal note, Chris is married to the love of his life, Macy. The two live in Indian Land, SC with their beautiful daughters, Kinsley and Kennedy, and their three dogs, Daisy, Bailey, & Kahlua. Chris & Macy are active parishioners at Our Lady of Grace in Lancaster, SC.

Bar Admissions
– North Carolina State Bar
– South Carolina State Bar
– Florida State Bar
– U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina

Affiliations & Organizations
– North Carolina Bar Association
– South Carolina Bar
– Florida Bar
– Mecklenburg County (NC) Bar
– Lancaster County (SC) Bar
– North Carolina Notary Public
– South Carolina Notary Public
– ElderCounsel Member
– National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), Member
– South Park Ballantyne Referral Partners, Member
– Carolinas Referral Group, Indian Land, SC Chapter, Member

– Veterans Affairs Accredited Attorney

Personal Accomplishments
– Gold Congressional Award Medal

Cody A. Svejda – Managing Partner

Cody A. Svejda

To schedule a consultation with Attorney Cody Svedja, follow this link: calendly.com/heritagecody

Cody A. Svejda (pronounced “SWAY-dee”) contributes substantively to our firm because of his adaptability, strong work ethic, and sophisticated legal services. Cody grew up in Iowa where he attended St. Ambrose University. He received his Bachelor’s Degree with a major in Political Science and a minor in Pre-Law. During his time in college time, Cody was a full-time student, construction foreman, and a bull rider. As a foreman, he critically analyzed and designed solutions for difficult tasks, and transitioned skills from one project to another, while his dedication to bull riding taught him self-discipline and perseverance.

Immediately after graduating law school, Cody sat for, and passed, the North Carolina Bar Exam. During his time in law school, he gained extensive litigation and investigative experience in a wide range of civil and criminal matters. Cody developed as a litigator by representing clients in Mecklenburg County District Court. He gained significant experience with collaborative and detail-oriented work involving commercial, landlord-tenant, and consumer law while he was the student liaison for Legal Aid of North Carolina.

Cody’s primary practice areas include Business and Estate Planning, Commercial Law, Construction Law and Property Law. He also provides both arbitration and litigation services on behalf of his clients. He strives to meet his clients individual needs on a day-to-day basis and takes pride in handling every case with the detailed attention and respect every client deserves.

Bar Admissions
– North Carolina State Bar
– U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina

Affiliations & Organizations
– North Carolina Bar Association
– Mecklenburg County Bar
– North Carolina Notary Public

– Veterans Affairs Accredited Attorney

If you are in immediate need of legal assistance, give us a call at (704) 233-3550 or click below to schedule a consultation

If you are in immediate need of legal assistance, give us a call at (704) 233-3550