May 15, 2019


Chuck Kitchen, former chair of the NCBA Constitutional Rights and Responsibilities Section and NCBA member Karlene Turrentine have formed a new law firm, Kitchen &  Turrentine, PLLC. Located in Raleigh, the firm will serve clients throughout the state. The new firm will concentrate on local government, business, and employment matters, and general civil litigation. More information can be found on their website at



Corena Norris-McCluney has returned to Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton as special counsel, concentrating in labor and employment litigation. She previously served as senior vice president, general counsel, for Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corp. She holds an undergraduate degree from North Carolina State University and a Juris Doctorate from Wake Forest University.



Jane Aiken has been selected by Wake Forest University to become the next Dean of the School of Law. Since 2007, Aiken has been the Blume Professor of Law and an administrator at Georgetown University. She currently holds a Bachelor’s of Arts from Hollins College, a Juris Doctorate from New York University, and a Master of Laws from Georgetown.




Ed Coleman has been made partner at Ragsdale Liggett PLLC. Coleman has worked with Ragsdale Ligget since 2014 and was previously employed as a senior prosecutor with the State of Virginia. He specializes in a variety of civil cases, including transportation, construction, premises and product liability, insurance defense, and professional malpractice. Coleman holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and earned a Juris Doctorate from Campbell Law School in 2007.



Wes Camden joins Williams Mullen as a partner, concentrating in white collar crime and litigation. Camden previously served as an assistant U.S. attorney before moving to private practice at Ward & Smith. He earned his Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, at Belmont University and his Juris Doctorate at Wake Forest University.




Caitlin Poe joins Williams Mullen as an associate litigation and regulatory compliance attorney. Poe earned her Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, from the University of Georgia and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Virginia.