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Smith,Anderson,Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan, L.L.P.

P.O. Box 2611
Raleigh, NC, 27602

Practice areas


  1. Employment: 100%
    30 years

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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Leader in the Field-Labor & EmploymentChambers USA2009
Legal Elite-Labor & EmploymentBusiness North Carolina Magazine2009
Listed-Labor & EmploymentBest Lawyers in America2009
Listed-Labor & EmploymentNorth Carolina Super Lawyers2009
Top 50 Women Lawyer'sSuperLawyer2009
Top 50 Women LawyersSuper Lawyers2008
Listed-Labor & EmploymentSuper Lawyers2008
Listed-Labor & EmploymentBest Lawyers in America2008
Leader in Field-Labor & EmploymentChambers USA2008
Top 50 Women LawyersSuper Lawyers2007
Listed-Labor & EmploymentBest Lawyers in America2007
Leader in Field-Labor & EmploymentChambers USA2007
Listed-Labor & EmploymentSuper Lawyers2007
Top 50 Women LawyersSuper Lawyers2006
Listed-Labor & EmploymentSuper Lawyers2006
Listed-Labor & EmploymentBest Lawyers in America2006
Leader in Field-Labor & EmploymentChambers USA2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar FoundationFellow2006 - Present
American Employment Law CouncilMember2005 - Present
Society for Human Resource ManagementMember2001 - Present
EEO Committee, American Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionMember1986 - Present
North Carolina Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionMember1986 - Present
Disability Law Committee-North Carolina Bar AssociationChair2006 - 2008
North Carolina Bar Associaton, Labor & Employment sectionNewsletter Editor1993 - 1994
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Barton et al. v. The Pantry, Inc.Pending
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Publication nameTitleDate
NC MagazineGame Changers--EFCA and other key bills are poised to rewrite American labor law (quoted in)2009
Business North CarolinaTriangle Adapts to Tight Money (Roundtable member)2009
NC MagazineUnion Blues (quoted in)2008
Triangle Business JournalBusiness of Law-Labor (featured in)2008
Legal Reference SeriesModel Employee Policies and Forms for North Carolina Employers (book author)2007
Employment Discrimination Law 4th EditionSexual Orientation and Gender Identity (management co-chair)N/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Oklahoma College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
University of OklahomaPsychologyBS - Bachelor of Science1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
University of North Carolina Festival of Legal LearningEmployment Litigation in the Fourth Circuit: Current Issues and Trends2009
Public Employment Law UpdateFamily and Medical Leave Act: 2009 Regulations Compliance Checklist2009
Labor Law ForumPending Federal Workplace Legislation2009
2009 Annual ReviewEmployment Litigation in the Fourth Circuit: Current Trends and Developments2009
Duke University Fuqua School of BusinessSelection Interviewing: The Legal Aspects2008
ABA National Conference on Equal Employment Opportunity LawPromoting Racial Diversity in the Legal Profession2008
2nd Annual National CLE ConferenceExpanding Concepts of Sex Discrimination2008