Brooks Pierce partners Kim Marston and Eric Fletcher have been named “Rising Stars” by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly. Across the state, 26 attorneys received this recognition in 2021.
North Carolina Lawyers Weekly’s Rising Star award recognizes lawyers who graduated from law school within the last ten years and have already made an outstanding impact within their firm and the broader legal community.
“Kim and Eric are both exemplary attorneys who show endless dedication to their work, whether it be at Brooks Pierce or for the community,” said Reid Phillips, managing partner. “It is a great honor to have two of our bright young attorneys honored in this way.”
Marston focuses her practice on complex business litigation and insurance coverage disputes. She represents professionals and businesses in a variety of industries in complex litigation matters, including matters involving breach of contract, unfair trade practices, and the False Claims Act. She also defends North Carolina attorneys accused of malpractice.
She currently serves on the board of directors of the Guilford Green Foundation & LGBTQ Center, where she volunteers her time during in-person and virtual clinics to provide counsel and supervise law students giving advice on obtaining a name or gender marker change in North Carolina. She has also provided pro bono representation to transgender individuals in cases of discrimination. She also serves on the boards of the National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ) of the Piedmont Triad and the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys.
Fletcher helps clients with a wide variety of litigation and regulatory issues and advises organizations and individuals on political and election matters. He has been involved in several high-profile cases in the state, including representing a successful bidder in one of the largest public procurements in North Carolina history and as part of the Brooks Pierce team advising North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper on constitutional issues. Fletcher has also counseled local governments on complicated issues related to redistricting and local elections.
In his personal time, he has run the Boston Marathon, raising thousands of dollars for the Alzheimer’s Association. He is a founding board member of Think North Carolina First, a policy and message development organization that serves as an unbiased source of research for policy makers and thought leaders. He also serves as the Legislative Chair of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Appellate Practice Section, promoting excellence and providing networking within North Carolina’s appellate courts.