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Managing Partner

  • Daniel G. CahillManaging Partnert: 919.783.2902f: 919.783.1075
  • management committee

  • Brian F. CorbettPartnert: 919.783.2826f: 919.783.1075
  • Chad W. EssickPartnert: 919.783.2896f: 919.783.1075
  • Susanna Knutson GibbonsPartnert: 919.783.2813f: 919.783.1075
  • Thomas L. Ogburn IIIPartnert: 704.342.5258f: 704.342.5264
  • Michael E. SlipskyPartnert: 919.783.2851f: 919.783.1075
  • Timothy W. WilsonPartnert: 252.972.7114f: 919.783.1075
  • management team

  • Brandi M. HobbsDirector, Client Service & Strategyt: 704.342.5255f: 704.342.5264
  • Ellen M. KinsingerChief Information Officert: 919.783.1010f: 919.783.1075
  • Nina M. LongDirector of Human Resourcest: 919.783.2964f: 919.783.1075
  • Debra S. SmithBilling Services Managert: 919.783.2986f: 919.783.1075
  • Jack L. Stone Jr.Chief Operating Officert: 919.783.1009f: 919.783.1075
  • M. Leigh WhitleyRocky Mount Office Managert: 252.972.7059f: 919.783.1075
  • Robin C. WoodliefControllert: 919.783.2863f: 919.783.1075
  • section leaders

  • Kenneth L. BurgessPartnert: 919.783.2917f: 919.783.1075
  • David DreifusOf Counselt: 919.783.2817f: 919.783.1075
  • J. Nicholas EllisPartnert: 252.972.7115f: 919.783.1075
  • Susanna Knutson GibbonsPartnert: 919.783.2813f: 919.783.1075
  • Bradley J. HerringPartnert: 252.972.7081f: 919.783.1075
  • Keith H. JohnsonPartnert: 919.783.1013f: 919.783.1075
  • David R. KrosnerPartnert: 919.783.2844f: 919.783.1075
  • James M. O'Brien IIIPartnert: 919.783.2872f: 919.783.1075
  • what's new at the firm

    Poyner Spruill names new partner, welcomes three new attorneys to strengthen North Carolina practice

    1/16/2019

    RALEIGH, N.C. — Poyner Spruill LLP, a commercial law firm with offices across North Carolina, is pleased to announce the firm has named Emily Meeker a partner of the firm while also welcoming three new attorneys, one of whom is returning after serving in an in-house counsel role with a healthcare company.

    Our Voices - Cultivating Leadership: An Intimate Discussion with Leaders in our Communities

    1/14/2019

    The Poyner Spruill Diversity Committee is celebrating Black History Month by hosting an intimate panel discussion with key leaders who have been successful in the legal field. The hour-long discussion will focus on how young minorities can navigate the legal industry and position themselves as leaders in their respective communities. Diversity is critical for an organization to be able to adapt in a fast-changing environment. The panel will shed light on the challenges of attaining meaningful diversity and create discussion and generate ideas on how to continue advancing diversity within the legal industry.

    Eight attorneys earn distinction in Business North Carolina's 2019 Legal Elite

    1/2/2019

    RALEIGH, N.C. — Poyner Spruill LLP is proud to announce that eight attorneys received a total of nine recognitions as members of Business North Carolina’s 2019 class of Legal Elite. This included Keith Johnson becoming a member of the Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame for Environmental attorneys.

    p.s. Lunch & Learn: How Certain Tax Changes Could Impact Your Personal Life

    12/20/2018

    The Tax Cuts and JOBS Act will affect divorce, estate planning, and much more. Join us to learn what you can do to mitigate the impact.

    Poyner Spruill named a firm of the year winner in Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards 2018

    12/13/2018

    RALEIGH, N.C. — Poyner Spruill is pleased to have earned recognition in the Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards 2018 as the Administrative and Environmental Law Firm of the Year for the United States.

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