Leading North Carolina law firm Brooks Pierce is excited to announce Noah Hock and Otis Walker have joined the firm as associates. Hock will work primarily out of the firm’s Greensboro office and Walker will be based in the Raleigh office.
“We are glad to add these talented new attorneys to our growing firm,” said Brooks Pierce managing partner Reid Phillips. “Both Noah and Otis bring valuable experiences and unique background and perspectives that will serve our clients well.”
Hock, who was a Brooks Pierce Summer Associate in 2019, plans to focus his practice on commercial litigation, entertainment law and employee benefits law. He earned a bachelor’s degree in instrumental performance from the University of Puget Sound, a master’s degree in music performance from the University of North Carolina Greensboro, and his law degree from Wake Forest University School of Law. He performs as associate principal viola of the Winston-Salem Symphony.
Walker will use the experience from his recently completed clerkship with Judge William Osteen Jr. in the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina to guide clients in his commercial litigation and white-collar criminal defense practice. He has worked as an extern in the federal public defender’s office for the Eastern District of North Carolina and an extern for Judge James Wynn in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit. He served in the U.S. Army from 2009 to 2016. Walker has a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and political science from Furman University and a law degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law.