Michael R. Epperson

Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer
Ward and Smith, P.A.
Email mrepperson@wardandsmith.com
919.277.9148 Fax 919.277.9177
Post Office Box 33009, Raleigh, NC 27636-3009

Mike is the firm's Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer.  He is responsible for providing leadership to and direction of all staff operations supporting client services as well as coordinating the development and implementation of long range strategic plans.  Mike manages the day‑to‑day operations of the Firm, including developing and maintaining responsible fiscal, employment, and tactical policies and procedures.  Prior to joining the firm, he served as the City Manager for New Bern, North Carolina and Dublin, Ohio.


  • M.A., Public Policy and Management, The Ohio State University
  • B.A., Employee Assistance Counseling, Franklin University

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Association of Legal Administrators

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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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