Friday, May 20, 2022

2020 Legal Elite | Employment


Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP | Raleigh

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Favorite music
Hiss Golden Messenger
(Durham-based folk band)

37; born in Lincoln, Neb.; bachelor’s and law degrees from UNC Chapel Hill.
Why he chose to specialize in this field
I like the fact that most people, whether knowledgeable about the law or not, can relate to employment law matters because almost all of us have worked in various capacities during our lives.
What he’d be if not a lawyer
I would have to be a business owner of some sort. I’d have to find my niche.
Best advice received
When I was in fourth grade, my mother told me to treat everyone — from the person with the most power to the person with the least — with the same amount of kindness, respect and care. I have always tried to live by that.
Favorite place
I love the food, architecture, waterfront and history of Charleston, S.C.
Favorite book
I really enjoyed reading Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens,because it is hilarious while telling a very interesting story. I read it twice 20 years apart, and it definitely held up.
Favorite TV show
I love to watch The Office and think about the amount of employment law exposure that is included in each episode.
I am an avid collector of vinyl records, and I frequently attend concerts.
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