Checking In: Feb. 26, 2020

By Jessica Junqueira

Statewide Promotions and Hires

In December of 2019, Rebecca A. Edwards was hired as Deputy General Counsel at Global Knowledge Learning LLC, an IT training company based in Cary. Edwards obtained a bachelor’s degree in English, with honors, from UNC Chapel Hill and a Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from Campbell Law School. As a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, Edwards has chaired the Family Law Council Children’s Issues Committee and served as co-chair for this committee. Edwards was a North Carolina State Bar Certified paralegal before working as a lawyer in private practice for several years. At Wake Family Law Group, she practiced in family law litigation and negotiation. In 2019, she ran for District Court judge in Wake County. Edwards has volunteered as part of the North Carolina Bar Foundation’s 4All Statewide Service Day and as Guardian ad Litem for children in the care of Wake County Human Services.

In January of 2020, Shannon Joseph was named partner of Morningstar Law Group. Before joining the firm, Joseph served as a Superior Court judge and a North Carolina Administrative judge. With years of experience in private practice, Joseph was a litigator for commercial disputes and business law. Her areas of emphasis are representing businesses and individuals in dispute resolution. Joseph is a DRC Certified Superior Court Mediator. Joseph obtained her Bachelor of Arts in English at Wofford College, cum laude, and her Juris Doctorate at Wake Forest University School of Law.

 

 

Steven Newton, II, was recently promoted from associate partner to principal at Nicholls & Crampton, P.A. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in political science and philosophy at UNC Chapel Hill and a joint Juris Doctorate / Master’s in Business Administration from Campbell Law School in 2012. Newton graduated magna cum laude from Campbell. Newton previously worked as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Stephani W. Humrickhouse, judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina.

 

 

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Checking In: Feb. 4, 2020

By Sidney Shank

Nexsen Pruet Hires Three New Raleigh Attorneys

Kelly Jones joins Nexsen Pruet’s Business and Commercial Litigation group as a member attorney.

 

 

 

 

Tonya Powell joins Nexsen Pruet’s Real Estate group as a member attorney. Her practice focuses on commercial real estate, banking and finance, and corporate law. Tonya is a board certified specialist in Real Property Law Commercial.

 

 

 

 

David McCallum joins Nexsen Pruet’s Corporate and Tax group as special counsel. His practice focuses on assisting clients in matters involving the IRS Appeals Office and the IRS Tax Court.

 

 

 

 

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Checking In: Jan. 7, 2020

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By Sidney Shank

From left, Jeffrey Russell, Melissa Michaud, Colin Shive and Stephen Rawson.

Tharrington Smith Announces Four New Partners
Four associate attorneys—Melissa Michaud, Stephen Rawson, Jeffrey Russell, and Colin Shive—have been promoted to partners at Tharrington Smith in Raleigh. Michaud, Rawson, and Shive practice in the Education Law Section, and Russell practices in the Family Law Section.

Michaud has worked at Tharrington Smith since 2013, prior to which she taught middle school in eastern North Carolina through Teach for America. She holds a bachelor of arts in political science from Brown University and a juris doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Rawson has worked at Tharrington Smith since 2013, prior to which he was a middle school science teacher in Kentucky. He holds a bachelor of science in physics and a juris doctorate from Duke University.

Russell has worked at Tharrington Smith since 2013 and is a board-certified specialist in Family Law. He holds a bachelor of arts in political science from Furman university and a juris doctorate, magna cum laude, from Campbell University.

Shive has worked at Tharrington Smith since 2012, prior to which he clerked for the Honorable William Osteen, Jr. of the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina. He holds a bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, from Clemson University and a juris doctorate with high honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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