Alumni Profile

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Paul Lancaster Adams (JD ’93) featured in Lawdragon.com’s ‘Lawyer Limelight’

Paul Lancaster Adams (JD ’93) was recently featured in Lawdragon.com’s weekly “Lawyer Limelight” segment for his exceptional career as a litigator. Based in Philadelphia, Adams currently practices at Ogletree Deakins. He has won numerous accolades for his work, including recognition in Lawdragon’s Guide to the Most Powerful Employment Lawyers.

The original Q&A was published on Lawdragon.com on June 11, 2017, and it is posted below.  Continue reading »

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North Carolina Business Court Clerk Profile: Kelly Warlich (JD ’16)

Wake Forest Law is the only ranked law school in the country that is also home to a working business court. When the North Carolina Business Court heard its first case in January 2017 in its newest court located in the Worrell Professional Center, it came to light that Wake Forest Law alumni are currently working as clerks within each of the four state business court locations in Raleigh, Charlotte, Greensboro and now in Winston-Salem. Kelly Warlich (JD ’16) is the Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Michael Robinson at the North Carolina Business Court in Winston-Salem. A native of New Canaan, Connecticut, Warlich majored in psychology at Oberlin College before attending Wake Forest Law. “I have really enjoyed seeing hearings and attorneys’ different argument styles, as well as hearing the perspectives of, and learning from, the Business Court judges,” she says. Following is an interview with Warlich about her clerkship.

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Photo of Wake Forest Law student Jason Chung (JD '17), alumna Corena Norris-McCluney (JD ’00) and Professor Omari Simmons pose following her presentation as part of the Business Law Program's Sager Series.

Corena Norris-McCluney (JD ’00) enjoys having a seat at Krispy Kreme’s table

Indulging in a hot, glazed Krispy Kreme doughnut is a sweet reminder of success for Corena Norris-McCluney (JD ‘00). As vice president and general counsel of the Winston-Salem-based Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, she faces the unique challenges of helping run an international business on a daily basis. Continue reading »

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Kimberly Stevens (JD ’92) uses lessons learned at Wake Forest Law to defend high-profile, federal capital cases

Kimberly Stevens (JD ’92) once worked for six months without much success to establish a rapport with a man accused of murder. One day she asked him to describe his earliest memory.

“He told me about being shut inside a garbage can with the lid on and hearing the garbage truck coming to get him,” she said. “I asked him how old he was. He said three.”

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Alumni Profile: Jeffrey Wolfe (JD ‘08)

Winston-Salem-based business attorney Jeffrey Wolfe (JD ‘08) is uprooting tradition and setting trends for legal professionals and their clients.

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Joslin Davis (JD ’77) provides national media insight regarding ‘Brangelina’ and other celebrity breakups

 Joslin Davis (JD ‘77) is an expert on complex property distribution, child support and custody matters, alimony, business valuations and more.  Recently, many national media outlets reached out to Davis to provide insight into the divorce-related issues of former celebrity couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, also known as “Brangelina.”  Davis has discussed the fate of the couple’s child custody matters and business and personal fortunes in publications such as Forbes, CNBC, People magazine and TheWrap.
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Dominic Interlicchia (JD ’18) interviews Michael Klotz (JD ’15) of Jones Day, New York

The following interview was conducted with Michael Klotz (JD ’15) who is an associate at Jones Day in New York City. Klotz, who specializes in business and tort litigation, is a former Wake Forest Law Fletcher Scholarship recipient.

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Greg Brewer (JD ’84) brings bluegrass to Mocksville, N.C., through fifth annual Carolina Bible Camp Bluegrass Festival

To say that Greg Brewer  (JD ’84) is a bluegrass fan is a bit of an understatement. A native of Wilkes County, North Carolina, he and his family have been going to MerleFest, an annual ode to bluegrass and all other types of roots Americana music held there, since its inception in the 1988. In fact, the cabin that is home to the famous Cabin Stage next to the main Watson Stage, was donated by Brewer’s family. That stage has launched musical acts from Gillian Welch to Mipso‘s Joseph Terrell, both of whom were winners of the festival’s Chris Austin Song Writing competition.

So it should come as no surprise that Brewer, along with his wife, Lisa De Maio Brewer (BA ’81, MA ’08), are the steam behind the musical engine that pulls the annual Carolina Bible Camp (CBC) Bluegrass Festival together each year. “The CBC Bluegrass Festival has two goals: The first is to raise funds for the CBC and the second is to raise awareness of the CBC,” Lisa Brewer explained, adding more than 1,000 people attended this year’s festival held on Saturday, Sept. 10, at the campground located just outside Mocksville, North Carolina.

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Stephanie Beale (JD ’13) finds work/life balance in Pacific Northwest

Stephanie Beale (JD ’13) didn’t know anyone in Portland, Oregon, when she began interviewing with Pite Duncan LLP. Before attending Wake Forest Law, the Mississippi native had never lived in a city larger than Winston-Salem, North Carolina. But that didn’t stop her from taking a chance.

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From Wake Forest Law to New York City: Sarah Turner (LL.M. ’15)

Sarah Turner (LLM ’15) of Norwich, United Kingdom, knew when deciding on an LL.M. program that she wanted a unique experience in a supportive environment. Her adviser at the University of East Anglia encouraged her to consider Wake Forest Law because of its small class sizes and its reputation for rigorous academics. Turner is happy she took that advice. “After spending a year at Wake Forest, I consider my initial application to be one of the best decisions I have ever made,” she said.

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