When things go wrong in your business, I help resolve disputes through negotiation and the courts. During litigation, I work to quickly understand your business so that I can effectively handle and focus on the dispute, letting you focus on your business.


Kim represents professionals and businesses in a variety of industries in complex litigation matters, including matters involving breach of contract, unfair trade practices, trade secrets, and the False Claims Act. Whether it’s a single contract or a long-term business relationship that unexpectedly goes bad, Kim has experience helping clients resolve disputes—litigating through trial when necessary. She has significant experience in all stages of litigation from pre-suit resolution through appeal and has tried cases in all levels of state and federal courts, including the North Carolina Business Court.

Kim is particularly skilled at navigating cases with high volumes of documents and extensive discovery needs. She works with our in-house e-discovery staff and utilizes the latest technology to efficiently and effectively manage and analyze documents that can number in the millions. Kim gets to the key information without incurring undue expense.

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When a trusted business partner does something to hurt the company or disputes arise about the ownership or control of your company, LLC, or partnership, I help you understand your options and litigate when necessary.


Kim counsels and represents business owners when disputes over ownership and control arise. She has experience representing clients in litigation over ownership, dissolution, breach of fiduciary duties, and constructive fraud—often in the North Carolina Business Court.

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I counsel lawyers and law firms when they are faced with thorny issues and defend them when they are accused of malpractice. I handle the issues they face so they can focus on their own clients.


Kim counsels North Carolina lawyers in carrying out their professional responsibilities and defends professionals when faced with allegations of malpractice. She has successfully defended lawyers and law firms in North Carolina in state and federal courts, securing dismissal of claims on behalf of her clients in numerous recent cases. Kim also represents out-of-state lawyers and firms when they are hauled into North Carolina courts.

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Recognized as a "Rising Star" by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly​ (2021)

Recognized in North Carolina Super Lawyers(link is external)  (Thomson Reuters) as a “Rising Star” in Business Litigation (2021)

Selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America(link is external)© "Ones to Watch" for Commercial Litigation (2021)

Member, Board of Directors, National Conference for Community and Justice of the Piedmont Triad

Member, Board of Directors, Guilford Green Foundation & LGBTQ Center

Member, Board of Directors, North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys

Member, Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro Future Fund

Co-coach, Guilford College Mock Trial Team (2013-2015)

Therapeutic Horseback Riding Volunteer & Exercise Rider, Harmony Farms, Inc. (2009-2010)

Author, "Remote Advocacy – Tips for Success," North Carolina Bar Association Blog, Dec. 7, 2020

Co-presenter, "Effective Technology in the Business Court in the Wake of COVID-19," Mecklenburg County Bar’s 8th Annual North Carolina Business Court CLE, Oct. 23, 2020

When I’m not hard at work on my clients’ behalves, I enjoy spending time exploring the mountains of North Carolina by horseback.

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