Jessica Denoyer, SHRM-CP

Human Resources Manager
Ward and Smith, P.A.
252.672.5479 Fax 252.672.5477
Post Office Box 867, New Bern, NC 28563-0867

Jessica came to Ward and Smith with extensive experience in the legal field.  She is a detail-oriented, flexible, and organized HR professional who is knowledgeable in human resources policies, procedures, and law and their practical day-to-day application.  Her passion and strong work ethic help her manage all HR and administrative office matters efficiently and economically.  As a key member of the HR team, Jessica's emphasis is on staff recruiting and onboarding.  She is also responsible for working with Firm management to coordinate performance management for attorneys and staff, market-based research analysis, employee relations, and maintaining the Firm's HRIS database.


  • Human Resource Management Certification, Duke University Department of Continuing Education
  • Legal Assistant Certificate, Walla Walla Community College

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Durham Tech, Paralegal Technology Advisory Committee, 2022-2024
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM-CP)

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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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