Kemper Patton is a litigation attorney with particular experience in employment and labor disputes involving allegations of discrimination and retaliation, unfair labor practices, and wage and hour issues. Kemper also litigates business issues such as contract disputes, trade secrets, and unfair trade practices.

In addition to his litigation experience, Kemper advises his clients on employment and labor matters in a myriad of industries, such as hospitality, insurance, manufacturing, and education. He prioritizes educating himself on every aspect of employers’ workplaces to proactively identify and resolve their issues, with the ultimate goal of avoiding unnecessary litigation.

My Practices

  • Kemper represents employers in all phases of litigation, including in state courts, federal courts, and before administrative agencies. Kemper has litigated discrimination, retaliation, and harassment claims involving alleged violations of Title VII, the ADA, the ADEA, the Civil Rights Act of 1866, and similar state laws. He also has represented employers in disputes involving non-competition, non-solicitation, and confidentiality agreements, trade secrets violations, wage and hour concerns, and the Family and Medical Leave Act.

  • Kemper has experience counseling employers of all sizes on many employment and labor issues, including hiring and termination procedures, discrimination and harassment allegations, employment agreements, handbook policies, FMLA/ADA compliance, wage and hour concerns, union campaigns, and unfair labor practice charges.

  • Kemper represents businesses, both large and small, in state and federal courts in matters involving trade secrets, contract disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, unfair and deceptive trade practices, and restrictive covenants.



University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D., 2021; Publication Editor, North Carolina Banking Institute Journal, Volume 25; Competing Member, Holderness Moot Court Corporate Team

Wingate University, B.S., 2018, Magna cum laude


North Carolina

South Carolina

U.S. District Court for the Western, Middle, and Eastern Districts of North Carolina


Professional & Civic

Professional & Civic Activities

Member, American Bar Association

Member, North Carolina Bar Association

Member, Wake County Bar Association

About Me

I went to law school with a grand vision of becoming a sports agent, thus combining several of my longtime interests into one career. I quickly recognized, however, that the lifestyle was a far cry from the future I saw for myself. Instead, I found what I was looking for in an employment class I took during my second year of law school. I was fascinated by the legal strategies and theories involved in litigating an employment case, as well as the fundamental importance of the issues faced in a dispute between an employer and its employees. I have since devoted myself to becoming an advisor for my clients in their employment matters and a well-rounded litigator when my clients face employment and business disputes.  

When I am not practicing law, I can be found spending quality time with friends, visiting the many vineyards in western North Carolina with my lovely fiancée, and trying my hand at new barbeque recipes.

  • 50+
    50+ viewings of the Harry Potter series.
  • 3
    3 summers coaching high school baseball players.
  • 1
    1 handicapped dog I care for.
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