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May 16, 2022

Advocacy center names new CEO 

Former Mecklenburg County public defender Toussaint Romain has been named the new CEO for the Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy, an agency that provides legal representation to those who are unable to afford it.   Romain, the center’s first leader of color, most recently served as the deputy general counsel for Appalachian State University. He […]

Nov 22, 2021

Lawyers in the News – Nov. 22 

Poyner Spruill has announced the addition of an education law practice group to the firm. The practice group will be comprised of nine attorneys who come to the firm from Schwartz & Shaw in Raleigh. Partners Katie Cornetto, Rachel Hitch, Brandon McPherson, and Brian Shaw; of counsel Laura Crumpler; and associates Dr. Amy Clay, Rachel Nicholas, Grace Sykes, and Rebecca Williams will a[...]

Jul 19, 2021

Lawyers in the News – July 19 

Carrie Meigs and Justin May have joined Michael Best in its Raleigh office as partner and senior associate, respectively. Both come from the firm from the California-based law firm Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith and both join the firm’s litigation practice group. Deborah Gerhardt has also joined Michael Best, as of counsel in the firm’s intellectual property practice group in R[...]

Mar 12, 2021

Lawyers in the News – March 15

Frank Hirsch has joined Kaufman & Canoles as a senior attorney to lead the firm’s new Raleigh office, its first office in North Carolina. Hirsch was previously a partner with Alston & Bird in Raleigh. His practice focuses on business litigation and class-action suits in the financial services sector. Danielle E. Meyer has joined Goldberg […]

Feb 15, 2021

Lawyers in the News – Feb. 15

Ed Roney, Joseph Dickinson, and Holly Benton have joined Michael Best in its Raleigh office. Roney joins the firm’s intellectual property practice group as a partner and will serve as the Raleigh office’s managing partner. Dickinson and Benton join the firm’s privacy and cybersecurity practice group as a partner and senior counsel, respectively. All three […]

Nov 20, 2020

Lawyers in the News – Nov. 23

Paul Gessner has joined Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog in the firm’s Raleigh office as of counsel and will join its municipalities and public entities practice group and employment law practice group. Gessner previously served as a superior court judge, a district court judge, and an assistant district attorney for Wake County. Seth Hudson and Nick […]

Aug 7, 2020

Lawyers in the News – July 6

Deborah A. McDermott has joined Sands Anderson in its Durham office. McDermott, a board-certified specialist in estate planning and probate law, will join the firm’s trust and estate planning team. Jeffrey J. Goebel has joined Shanahan Law Group in Raleigh. Goebel’s practice areas include commercial real estate, landlord/tenant disputes, banking, finance, Small Business Administration loans, [[...]

Apr 13, 2020

Lawyers in the News – April 13

Matthew Sawchak and Stephen Feldman have joined Robinson Bradshaw as shareholders and as part of the firm’s litigation team in its Research Triangle office. Sawchak had previously served as North Carolina’s solicitor general for three years. Feldman is a litigator with expertise in complex litigation, antitrust, and appeals. Amy E. Puckett has rejoined Bradley Arant […]

Mar 30, 2020

Lawyers in the News – March 30

Smith Anderson in Raleigh announced the addition of 12 new attorneys in 2019, 11 of whom are associates in the early stages of their careers. Jenny Bobbitt focuses her practice on employment law; Ashton Carpenter, David Ortiz and Ed Roche counsel clients on commercial litigation matters and complex contract disputes; Victor Demarco, Alice Dias and […]

Feb 10, 2020

Lawyers in the News – Feb. 10

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings has announced that partners Mark Horoschak, Brian Hayles, and Michael Fischer and senior attorney Najla Long have joined the firm’s national health care practice in its Charlotte office. The team represents health systems in transactional matters, antitrust investigations, and litigation. All four come to the firm from Womble Bond Dickinson. Jon […]

Dec 2, 2019

Lawyers in the News – Dec. 2

Sarah Crotts has joined Parker Poe as part of the firm’s health care industry team as special counsel in Charlotte. Crotts helps clients navigate federal and state regulations regarding fraud and abuse, billing, the corporate practice of medicine, Medicare, HIPAA, and other areas. She comes to the firm from Wall Babcock in Winston-Salem. Rachel Matesic […]

Nov 6, 2019

Lawyers in the News – Nov. 4

Michelle D. Connell and Wesley P. Gelb have joined Fox Rothschild as partners in its Raleigh office. Connell and Gelb will join the firm’s family law practice group and come to the firm from Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton. Stephanie Gumm has joined Poyner Spruill as a litigation associate in its Raleigh office, where her […]

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