Apr 5 • 28M

Wisdom in law and leadership, with Dave Redding

Dave Redding, a Charlotte litigator and co-founder of F3, discusses the importance of having compassion and staying mentally and physically fit

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Back in 1999, Dave Redding moved to Charlotte for a litigation job. Eight years later, he started his own firm, TLG Law, where he helps his clients prepare for trial in order to resolve disputes as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Over Redding’s 20+ year career, he’s learned that litigators need to keep themselves mentally and physically fit.

In 2011, Redding co-founded a men’s workout group called F3. It’s grown to over 50,000 participants across 49 states and 11 countries. F3 — which stands for fitness, fellowship and faith — has five core principles: it’s open to all men, it’s free, it’s outdoors, it’s peer-led and every workout ends with the “circle of trust” ritual. Each participant also gets a nickname when they join the group. (Redding’s nickname is “Dredd.”)

In this episode of The Charlotte Ledger Podcast, Redding discusses:

  • How having compassion helps him be a better litigator.

  • Why he sits down to write every morning.

  • How Redding and co-founder Tim Whitmire designed F3’s leadership structure based on starfish.

  • The F3 Lexicon, which is a glossary for lingo used during workouts.

  • How Charlotte has changed since he moved to the city, and what he hopes for its future.

Redding received The Ledger’s 40 Over 40 Award in 2020 for his work as a commercial litigator and co-founder of the F3 men’s workout and leadership group.

This podcast episode is part of a series highlighting winners of The Ledger’s 40 Over 40 awards, which honor and celebrate often unheralded people over the age of 40 who are making impactful contributions to Charlotte. It’s hosted by Steve Dunn of Miles Mediation and Arbitration.

Find out more about the 40 Over 40 awards by going to Ledger40over40.com.

We hope you enjoy the conversation with Dave Redding.

The Charlotte Ledger Podcast is produced by Lindsey Banks.

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