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Mar 2, 2023

Martin & Jones names two new shareholders 

Attorneys Hunt Willis and Steven Corriveau have been named shareholders of the Raleigh law firm Martin & Jones, PLLC, according to a news release.  Willis joined the firm in August of 2013 and Corriveau joined in May of 2015. “The future of the firm is important for our clients, but also the staff at Martin […]

Feb 23, 2023

Mental evaluation ordered for man tied to Lyft driver death

RUTHERFORDTON, N.C. (AP) — A judge has ordered a mental evaluation at the request of the attorney for a man who was arrested in North Carolina while driving the car of a dead Lyft driver from Florida and who is also charged with murder in a separate case. The order came Wednesday as Florida officials […]

Feb 23, 2023

Hall Booth Smith opens new office in Raleigh

Hall Booth Smith, P.C. has opened a new office in Raleigh. The HBS Raleigh office will be led by new HBS Partner, Maria P. Wood, according to an HBS news release. Wood will be joined by associate attorneys Elliott Andrews and Brian Manikowski.  With the addition of this location, HBS now has three North Carolina […]

Feb 23, 2023

Founder of firm appointed to NC commission 

North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Paul M. Newby recently appointed Raleigh attorney Kieran J. Shanahan, founder of Shanahan Law Group PLLC, to the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission.  The commission was established by the North Caroina General Assembly in 2006 to investigate and evaluate post-conviction claims of factual innocence, according to a news release. […]

Feb 22, 2023

Judge takes the oath of office at the North Carolina Court of Appeals 

  Judge Allison Riggs has been formally invested as judge of the North Carolina Court of Appeals.  She was sworn in during a ceremony in the Court of Appeals courtroom on Thursday, Feb. 9, according to a news release.  Attendees of the ceremony included justices of the Supreme Court of North Carolina, judges of the […]

Feb 15, 2023

5 Questions with: Larry Cunningham  

Larry Cunningham is a provost, dean, and professor of law at Charleston School of Law. Cunningham brings a wealth of experience in both teaching and practicing law to this position and has led Charleston Law students to unprecedented success. According to a news release from Charleston Law, the Office of Bar Admissions of the Supreme […]

Jan 30, 2023

Cranfill Sumner LLP relocates Wilmington office

Beginning, Jan. 30, 2023, the Wilmington office of Cranfill Sumner LLP has relocated to 5535 Currituck Drive, Suite 210, Wilmington. The new office building is located in the new Autumn Hall development, a mixed-use development on Eastwood Road in the Landfall/Mayfaire submarket of Wilmington. It provides easy access to Wilmington landmarks including the University of […]

Jan 25, 2023

Lawyers in the News – January 2023

Shumaker partner renamed secretary of board  Shumaker partner and corporate, tax and transactions regional service line leader Joseph J. (Jack) Santaniello has been renamed secretary of the SHARE Charlotte Board of Directors, where he has served since 2020.    “We are so thrilled to have Jack remaining on our board of directors! He brings a wealth […]

Jan 23, 2023

Commission petitioned to disclose flood history 

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.—The Southern Environmental Law Center has petitioned the North Carolina Real Estate Commission to require sellers to disclose to potential buyers information about past flood damages on behalf of Natural Resources Defense Council, North Carolina Justice Center, MDC, North Carolina Disaster Recovery and Resiliency School, Robeson County Church and Community Center, and NC [&hell[...]

Jan 18, 2023

Commission on Professionalism names new leader 

James “Jimbo” S. Perry has been named as co-executive director of the Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism.   His tenure began Jan. 1, according to a news release from the commission. Melvin Wright is the executive director and has served in this capacity since November 1999 until his retirement in August 2017. Wright resumed his role […]

Jan 5, 2023

Shumaker adds to staff, including SC 

As reports show talent wars are threatening law firms, Shumaker has attracted and hired a dozen new attorneys to join its teams in Ohio, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida, a Shumaker news release stated.    “Despite stiff competition for legal talent, Shumaker is successfully recruiting some of the best and most promising attorneys in […]

Jan 4, 2023

Office of the Courts names assistant director 

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts has announced that Ragan R. Oakley has been named as the new assistant director for the NCAOC. Oakley will fill a vacancy left by David Hoke who is retiring after 21 years of service with the NCAOC.   “We thank David Hoke for his over two […]

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