GREENSBORO, N.C. — Smith Moore Leatherwood has recently expanded the firm's litigation practice group with the additions of Craig Turner and Laura Dildine in Greensboro, N.C. Both associates bring fresh insight to the firm's litigation practice.
"Craig and Laura will be practical litigators and great assets to our already strong litigation group," said Jim Medford, practice area leader for the firm's litigation group. "We are excited to welcome them to our team."
Prior to joining Smith Moore Leatherwood, Turner served as a clerk for the Honorable Ben F. Tennille and the Honorable James L. Gale at the North Carolina Business Court and as a former naval officer. Turner currently resides in Burlington, N.C.
Turner received his bachelor's degree from the United States Naval Academy in 1995 and received his juris doctor, summa cum laude, from the Elon University School of Law in 2010. While studying law at Elon, he was one of nine students elected to serve on the honor council that drafted the school’s first honor code. Additionally, Turner actively participated on the Moot Court Board and represented Elon Law at the ABA Moot Court competition.
Prior to joining the Smith Moore Leatherwood litigation group, Dildine served as a clerk for the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, worked for six years as a teacher at East Forsyth High School, and served as a personal banker at RBC Centura for one year.
Dildine received her bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, from Wake Forest University in 2000. She also received her juris doctor, magna cum laude, from Wake Forest University School of Law in 2010, where she was a member of the Order of the Coif and served as symposium editor of the Wake Forest Law Review.