Kerri S. Riso

Litigation Paralegal
Ward and Smith, P.A.
Post Office Box 867, New Bern, NC 28563-0867

Kerri has more than twenty years of legal experience as a litigation paralegal. She has worked on intellectual property, patent, copyright, construction, product liability, banking, real property, summary ejectment, collection, fraud, estate, corporate, environmental, and contract law matters for the firm.  She also maintains firm docket control, entry, and review.



  • A.A.S., Paralegal Technology, Carteret Community College

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • North Carolina State Bar Certified Paralegal
  • North Carolina Bar Association – Member, Paralegal Division

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  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Legal Elite Business North Carolina 2024
  • Super Lawyers 2021
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers 2023
  • U.S. News Best Lawyers 20234

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