Checking In: April 30, 2024

Compiled by Jessica Junqueira

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Adds New Partner

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Kimberly E. Zirkle has joined the Charlotte office, where she will practice with the Banking & Financial Services Practice Group. She focuses on corporate finance and acquisitions transactions, and works with lenders and private equity portfolio companies and other private companies. She brings more than 15 years of experience in finance. Zirkle has engaged in pro bono and public service throughout her career. In her pro bono work, she has represented individuals who have experienced domestic violence and was on the board of Safe Alliance. She is the board chair of Charlotte Legal Initiative to Mobilize Businesses, Inc. She received a J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Capua Law Welcomes Attorney

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Glenn Conway focuses on construction and business litigation. A native of New Haven, Conn., Conway formerly practiced criminal defense, civil rights and police misconduct matters. Conway is licensed to practice in both North Carolina and Connecticut. As an attorney, he has obtained approximately 100 jury verdicts. He earned a J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law and a bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Connecticut.

Appellate Attorney Joins The Dowling Firm

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Troy Shelton has joined The Dowling Firm. Shelton is a North Carolina State Bar Board Certified Specialist in Appellate Practice, and he works with trial counsel on critical motions. From 2014 to 2015, Shelton served as a law clerk to United States District Judge Thomas D. Schroeder of the Middle District of North Carolina. Shelton also served as a member of the NCBA Appellate Rules Committee. In 2023, he received the North Carolina Bar Association’s Young Lawyer Pro Bono Service Award. He holds a J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of North Carolina School of Law, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif. He holds a B.A., magna cum laude, from Duke University.

Lord & Lindley, PLLC Announces New Attorney

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Attorney Joins The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin 

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Leah Parady, a personal injury and workers’ compensation attorney, has joined the firm. Parady served in the United States Air Force for 18 years and was the U.S. liaison to NATO for medical planning. She retired from the Air Force as a Lieutenant Colonel. After graduating from law school, she worked in private practice and with veterans to provide them advice and legal services. She received a J.D. from Campbell Law School and a master’s degree in healthcare administration from Webster University.

Phelps Dunbar LLP Adds New Attorney

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Giles Rhodenhiser previously served as a Judicial Law Clerk for the State of North Carolina. He has written and contributed to judicial opinions for four North Carolina judges, which include Chief Judge Chris Dillon of the North Carolina Court of Appeals and Judge Mark A. Davis of the North Carolina Business Court. He graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Law, where he received the Harry Bane Award for Academic Excellence. He also holds a B.A., cum laude, in politics, philosophy and economics from Western Washington University.

Smith Anderson Welcomes Attorney

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Benji Jones has joined the firm. Jones has more than 20 years of experience as a corporate attorney. She worked at Smith Anderson for 15 years before moving into private practice and returned to Smith Anderson in 2024. At the firm, Jones advises public and private companies on public equity and debt offerings, domestic private placements, crowdfunding and more. She serves as an adjunct instructor at Campbell Law School, where she is the director of the Business Law Pro Bono Clinic and teaches business law. She received a J.D. from Columbia University, a master’s degree from New York University, and a bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, from Southern Methodist University.

Attorney Joins Waldrep Wall Babcock & Bailey PLLC

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Kylie L. Hamilton has joined the firm. Her focus areas are business insolvency and commercial bankruptcy. She previously served as a term law clerk to Chief Judge Scott W. Dales of the United States Bankruptcy Court in the Western District of Michigan. She is a 2020 graduate of Wake Forest University School of Law, where she was a member of the Manuscripts Committee for the Wake Forest Journal of Law & Policy. She also volunteered with the Veterans Legal Clinic. Hamilton holds a bachelor’s degree in business management and history, magna cum laude, from Alma College.

Young Moore Adds Wolfe to Business and Estate Planning Team

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Jenifer R. Wolfe has more than ten years of experience advising and representing clients in business, commercial real estate and estate planning. She is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Women In the Profession Committee. She previously served on the NCBA’s Professional Vitality Committee (2022-23), the Future of Law Committee (2020-23) and the YLD Wellness Committee (2017-2019). She serves on the Town of Carrboro’s Board of Adjustment. She received her J.D., cum laude, from Campbell Law School and her B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.