Friday, September 13, 2013
Eleven new attorneys were sworn the Pitt County Courthouse this week as members of the Pitt County Bar Association.
The is held each year association President Robert C. Kemp III said. Four of the attorneys completed their undergraduate degrees at East Carolina University.
Kemp and other officials, including Pitt County Sheriff Neil Elks and Senior Resident Superior Court Judge W. Russell Duke Jr., welcomed new attorneys.
The attorneys are Stuart Long Brooks, Karen Anne Griffin, Daniel Ross Hinson, Larry Bryan Holt, Kristen M. Kennedy, Steven MacGilvray, Stephanie Anne Murad, Marisa Therese Price, Nicholas Arthur Southwell, Christopher Bryan Venters and Sara Beth Withers.
The local bar provided the following biographical information about each attorney.
Brooks graduated from North Carolina State University and the University Of South Carolina School Of Law. He was born in Charlottesville, Va., but grew up in Greenville and hopes to practice law in the area.
Hinson received his graduate and law degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He holds a master’s degree from the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music and doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He was born at Fort McClellan in Anniston, Ala. His wife attends ECU’s Brody School of Medicine, and he previously resided in Greenville as a summer judicial intern in the chambers of the late U.S. Magistrate Judge David W. Daniel.
Holt graduated from East Carolina University and the Appalachian School of Law in Grundy, Va. He was born in Raleigh and now resides in Greenville with his family.
Kennedy graduated from East Carolina University and Elon University School of Law. She was born in Concord.
MacGilvray graduated from East Carolina University and Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach, Va. He was born in Chicago, Ill., but has lived in Greenville since he moved here in high school and plans to remain here.
Murad graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina Central University School of Law. She was born and raised in Greenville and looks forward to practicing law in this area.
Price graduated from East Carolina University and North Carolina Central School of Law. She was born in Hampton, Va., but was raised in Williamsburg, Va. She is returning to Greenville to join Stokes & Lambert.
Southwell grew up in Charlottesville, Va. He attended college at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Va. He attended law school at Wake Forest. After graduating from law school, Nicholas moved with his wife to Greenville to start trying criminal cases.
Venters is a Beaufort County native and a graduate of the University of Victoria, British Columbia, with distinction, with a major in history and a minor in religious studies. He received his juris doctor degree cum laude from Liberty University School of Law. He hopes to practice bankruptcy law in the Eastern District of North Carolina after his clerkship. His wife is Caroline, and he has a daughter, Kira, and son, Jackson.
Withers graduated from North Carolina Wesleyan College and Florida Coastal School of Law. She was born in Orlando, Fla., and raised in Fuquay-Varina. When her husband took his first engineering job with Rivers and Associates in Greenville in 2007, she said they enjoyed the area and decided to make it home.
No biographical information was available for Griffin.
via The Daily Reflector.