Ken is one of the firm's Managing Directors. He handles various types of litigation, including construction, business and commercial, contract, public housing, insurance coverage, and federal litigation. Ken is an International Fellow and Past District Governor of Civitan International and has served on the executive boards of many civic organizations. He has been rated by his peers as being "preeminent" in his fields of law. Prior to joining the firm, Ken was a research assistant to Justice J. William Copeland of the North Carolina Supreme Court.
Jean v. Collins, 221 F.3d 656 (2000) (en banc), cert. denied, 121 S. Ct. 771 (2001)
Taylor v. McDuffie, 155 F.3d 479 (1998), cert. denied, 1999 U.S. LEXIS 1606 (1999)
Edmundson v. Keesler, 103 F.3d 117 (1996), cert. denied, 1997 U.S. LEXIS 3562 (1997)
Renn by & Through Renn v. Garrison, 100 F.3d 344 (1996)
Taft v. Vines, 83 F.3d 681 (en banc) (1996)
Blount v Wake Elec. Membership Corp., 162 F.R.D. 102 (EDNC 1993)
Washington Housing Authority v. North Carolina Housing Authorities Risk Retention Pool, 130 N.C. App. 279, 502 S.E.2d 626, petition for disc. review denied, 526 S.E.2d 477 (1998)
Hockaday v. Lee, 124 N.C. App. 425, 477 S.E.2d 82 (1996), petition for disc. review denied, 346 N.C. 178, 486 S.E.2d 204 (1997)
Carolina Water Service v. Town of Atlantic Beach, 121 N.C. App. 23, 464 S.E.2d 317 (1995), petition for disc. review denied, 342 N.C. 894, 467 S.E.2d 901 (1996)
Drain v. United Services Life Ins. Co., 85 N.C. App. 174, 354 S.E.2d 269 (1987)
As a co-managing director, I am responsible for communicating a vision and a strategic direction for the firm. My goal is to be a servant leader. It is important to find out what our sections, practice groups, and individuals need to go in the direction the firm needs the whole team to move and then to supply those resources within a budget. When everyone is successful, the firm is successful.
Helping clients find solutions to construction disputes is very important to me. I have done that by representing general contractors, subcontractors, and owners for over 36 years. Also, I have served as a mediator to help attorneys in other firms resolve their clients' disputes. It is very satisfying professionally in both settings to help clients bring closure on a construction project by resolving their differences and getting the building open to be used for the purpose for which it was built.
* Please see the following websites for an explanation of the membership standards for the following recognitions: www.bestlawyers.com; businessnc.com/special-sections/legal-elite/; and www.superlawyers.com/north-carolina.
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