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Firm Management

Managing Partner

  • Joseph B. Dempster Jr. (Bo)Managing Partnert: 919.783.1016f: 919.783.1075
  • management committee

  • Michael S. ColoPartnert: 252.972.7105f: 919.783.1075
  • Thomas D. Eatman Jr.Partnert: 704.342.5295f: 704.342.5264
  • Chad W. EssickPartnert: 919.783.2896f: 919.783.1075
  • Susanna Knutson GibbonsPartnert: 919.783.2813f: 919.783.1075
  • Thomas L. OgburnPartnert: 704.342.5258f: 704.342.5264
  • Michael E. SlipskyPartnert: 919.783.2851f: 919.783.1075
  • management team

  • Ellen M. KinsingerChief Information Officert: 919.783.1010f: 919.783.1075
  • Nancy W. LesterAccounting Managert: 919.783.2990f: 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
  • Carolee SwallieDirector of Marketing and Business Developmentt: 919.783.2880f: 919.783.1075
  • M. Leigh WhitleyRocky Mount Office Managert: 252.972.7059f: 919.783.1075
  • section leaders

  • Kenneth L. BurgessPartnert: 919.783.2917f: 919.783.1075
  • Daniel G. CahillPartnert: 919.783.2902f: 919.783.1075
  • Brian F. CorbettPartnert: 919.783.2826f: 919.783.1075
  • David DreifusPartnert: 919.783.2817f: 919.783.1075
  • Susanna Knutson GibbonsPartnert: 919.783.2813f: 919.783.1075
  • Eugene S. GriggsPartnert: 704.342.5320f: 704.342.5264
  • 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
  • Lisa P. SumnerPartnert: 919.783.2869f: 919.783.1075
  • what's new at the firm

    Poyner Spruill Partner Earns Certified Information Privacy Professional Designation

    4/21/2017

    Raleigh, NC – Saad Gul, a partner who focuses on privacy issues, appellate law and regulatory issues, has earned the globally recognized Certified Information Privacy Professional designation from the International Association of Privacy Professional (IAPP).

    Charlie Davis and Rob Glowacki Join Poyner Spruill LLP

    4/10/2017

    Poyner Spruill is pleased to announce Charlie Davis and Rob Glowacki have joined the firm as associates.

    Poyner Spruill partner Named Fellow of Leadership Council on Legal Diversity

    3/15/2017

    “It’s an honor to help build a better and more diverse legal profession,” said Gul. “A more diverse legal profession opens doors to all Americans, draws upon the strengths of all Americans and helps protect the liberties and rights of all Americans. The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity is making important progress toward the goal of building a better and more diverse profession. I’m delighted to be part of this effort.”

    Daniel Brader, Creditors' Rights & Bankruptcy Lawyer, Joins Poyner Spruill LLP

    3/13/2017

    Family Law in a Nutshell Webinar

    3/2/2017

    Join us for an instructional webinar on Family Law on March 2nd from 11:00am-12:00pm. Poyner Spruill divorce attorney Steve Epstein will explain the fundamental components of divorce, child custody, child support, alimony, equitable distribution, and alienation of affections. He will also answer questions submitted by attendees.

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