Brooks Pierce Attorneys Recognized by the North Carolina Supreme Court for Pro Bono Work


Seven Brooks Pierce attorneys have been honored by the North Carolina Supreme Court for completing 50 or more hours of pro bono legal services in 2022. Bill Cary, Kearns Davis, Jamey Lowdermilk, Kim Marston, Will Quick, Natalie Sanders and Will Walker were among 513 attorneys statewide named to the 2022 North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society.

The North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society celebrates attorneys who have met the objective enshrined in N.C. State Bar Rule 6.1, increasing access to justice for those in need. The Society allows the North Carolina legal profession to celebrate the importance of attorney volunteerism and to encourage colleagues and peers to get involved.

Cary works with a variety of public and private entities in the emerging area of Climate Resilience planning and strategies. He also has extensive experience in employment law, counseling employers to avoid conflict and guiding them through difficult transitions, whether systemic or specific. His career has included extensive experience in litigation and mediation, especially in employment and environmental disputes.

Davis, a former federal prosecutor, founded the firm’s white-collar defense practice. He represents clients in trial and appellate courts across the country in both criminal matters and business litigation.

Lowdermilk brings her experience as a law clerk in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court to guide clients through the complicated bankruptcy process. She also represents businesses and individuals in complex commercial matters in state and federal courts and advises clients establishing new entities and reorganizing existing endeavors.

Marston litigates contract and commercial disputes, including unfair trade practices, trade secrets, unfair competition and breach of fiduciary duty claims, on behalf of businesses and professionals in all levels of state and federal courts, including the North Carolina Business Court.

Quick has a diverse litigation and regulatory practice, representing businesses and local governments in trial and appellate matters and before state agencies in North and South Carolina. He has a particular focus on litigating individual and class action claims involving violations of state consumer privacy protection statutes and federal privacy laws ranging from the Telephone Consumer Protection Act to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. He also advises clients on the design and implementation of privacy compliance programs and assists businesses with their response and notification obligations following data security incidents, including ransomware attacks. He is a Board Certified Specialist in Privacy and Information Security Law from the North Carolina Board of Legal Specialization.

Sanders provides counsel and defense to businesses in all aspects of the employment relationship. Her 25 years of experience as an attorney, operations manager, entrepreneur, and community volunteer allow her to relate well to management and provide nuanced guidance in complex matters. Sanders also works closely with several non-profits, assisting with organizational governance and compliance, as well as their relationships with their employees and the communities they serve.

Walker represents businesses and organizations in a wide variety of litigation matters in both federal and state court, and before professional licensing boards. He uses his experience as a federal law clerk and court-appointed criminal defense attorney to inform his litigation strategy. He also conducts investigations for businesses, government agencies, and other organizations, including those facing data breach or cybersecurity incidents.

To view the entire list for the 2022 North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society, click here.

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