Daniel R. Francis has joined Crumley Roberts in Greensboro where he will represent injury victims, including railroad workers.
Kevin O’Brien, a litigation and insurance partner in Phelps Dunbar’s Raleigh office, has received the Patriot Award from the Department of Defense’s Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve program.
M. Jackson Nichols, Anna Baird Choi and Catherine E. Lee have formed Nichols, Choie & Lee, a new law firm in Raleigh.
Katherine T. Heath has been elected a shareholder of Blanco Tackabery & Matamoros in Winston-Salem, where she practices in the renewable energy law group.
Attorney Elizabeth Johnson has joined Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton of Raleigh as a partner and leader of the firm’s new Privacy and Data Security Practice Group. Tara Cho, Lynn Percival and Jake Lopes have also joined the firm and the new practice group as associates.
Matthew K. Lilly has joined Bradley Arant’s Charlotte office as an associate in the construction and procurement practice group
Patrick L. Kartes has joined Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough as of counsel in the firm’s Charlotte office, where he practices with the intellectual property group.