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Kim Stevens talking at event next to Mark Rabil

Kimberly Stevens (JD ’92) shares her story during a ‘Conversation With’

(Winston-Salem, N.C., February 6, 2020) — Kimberly Stevens (JD ’92), one of only three capital resource counsel in the U.S., joined Professor Mark Rabil for the first “Conversation With” event of the new year. She discussed her experiences working as defense counsel in numerous high-profile federal death penalty cases, navigating small-town prejudices, and the lessons she learned while litigating in a biased environment.

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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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