Checking In: May 19, 2020

By Jessica Junqueira

Statewide Promotions and Hires

Sarah Clark has joined Skufca Law, PLLC located in South End Charlotte. Sarah joins the family law team at Skufca Law focusing her practice on child custody, child support, post-separation support/alimony, and equitable distribution matters. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University and a Juris Doctorate from Campbell Law School.

 

Brian Lagesse has joined the Durham office of NC Eminent Domain Law Firm. His area of practice is eminent domain law. Before practicing in this area, he represented clients in matters of complex real estate as the leader of another firm’s N.C. Title Resolution Department. He received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Baylor University, and prior to attending law school, he worked for a Department of Defense aerospace contractor as a project manager. Lagesse holds a Juris Doctorate from Regent University School of Law and a Master of Laws from Duke University School of Law.

Bobby Robinson has joined the Charlotte office of Nexsen Pruet, and he practices in corporate and intellectual property law. Other areas of expertise include business disputes, corporate law, real estate law, start-ups, and mergers and acquisitions. Robinson has experience assisting clients in matters of business transactions and corporate contracts. Before Nexsen Pruet, he founded a boutique law firm and a legal technology company. Bobby earned a Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from Charlotte School of Law. He also holds a Master of Public Administration, magna cum laude, from Columbia Southern University, and a Master of Business Administration/Finance, cum laude, from Everest University.

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Checking In: April 14, 2020

By Jessica Junqueira

Statewide Promotions and Hires

Stephen Bell has joined Cranfill Sumner & Hatzog LLP (CSH Law). Bell is an associate attorney in civil litigation. He has over seven years of experience litigating complex commercial matters. His practice areas are commercial litigation, as well as class actions, multi-district litigation and real property disputes. As outside counsel, Stephen has assisted businesses across the state in a number of areas, including regulatory issues. He obtained his Juris Doctorate from Wake Forest University School of Law and his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Clemson University.

 

 

Rochelle B. Mayfield has joined the Charlotte office of Eller Tonnsen Bach as of counsel. Her area of practice is workers’ compensation defense, and she has 12 years of experience in workers’ compensation litigation. Before Eller Tonnsen Bach, she practiced at Hedrick Gardner Kincheloe & Garofalo LLP in Charlotte. Her clients included employers and insurance carriers. Mayfield has served as a volunteer with Legal Aid of North Carolina and the North Carolina Bar Association’s 4All Statewide Service Day. Mayfield received her Juris Doctorate from North Carolina Central University School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

 

R. Scott Tobin was named as a partner at Taylor English Duma, LLP. Tobin practices in the areas of business, finance, strategic partnerships, licensing, mergers, and acquisitions, emerging companies and venture capital, corporate and litigation. In his role as U.S. general counsel, he provides support to international companies. He has extensive experience advising clients on risk and growth opportunities during crucial moments. Tobin graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Law and UNC Chapel Hill, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree. He serves as an Executive Committee member for the University of North Carolina School of Law Alumni Association.

 

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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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