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Smith Moore Attorneys Expand Roles with NC Bar Association

Smith Moore Attorneys Expand Roles with NC Bar Association

July 1, 2008

Kim Gatling joins Board, Patti Ramseur to chair Young Lawyers Division

GREENSBORO - A pair of Smith Moore LLP attorneys are taking on expanded roles with the North Carolina Bar Association.  Kimberly Bullock Gatling has been named to the Board of Governors, while Patti West Ramseur has assumed the position of Chair of the Young Lawyers Division.

"Smith Moore is very proud that two of its attorneys have been elected into leadership roles and is happy to share their talents with the North Carolina Bar," commented Julie Theall, a member of Smith Moore's management committee.  "Kim Gatling is a very talented attorney with a reputation for a keen legal mind and outstanding judgment, and the Bar will benefit from her service on the Board of Governors.  Patti Ramseur is a natural born leader and is the perfect person at a perfect time to be selected to lead the Young Lawyers Division."

Gatling joins the Board of Governors for a three-year term after a successful one-year term as Chair of the NC Bar Association's Intellectual Property Section.  As part of her Board service, Gatling will serve as Chair of the Memorials Committee.  "I am grateful for the opportunity to serve on the Board and work with the amazing lawyers and staff who make the NC Bar Association one of the best bar associations in the country."

Ramseur, after serving as Chair-Elect this past bar year, has assumed the duties of Chair of the Young Lawyers Division and will serve on the Executive Committee of the North Carolina Bar Association.  As Chair, she is charged with leading the division's statewide efforts in conducting existing and new projects and services designed to benefit members of the profession, law students, and the public at large.  Ramseur stated, "I am truly honored to have this opportunity to work with other lawyers throughout the state (both young and old) who selflessly give of their time and talents to help improve the lives of all those around them."

Gatling is a graduate of North Carolina A&T State University and The George Washington University School of Law, is a partner in the firm's Greensboro office and focuses her practice on intellectual property issues.  Ramseur, also a partner in Greensboro, is a member of Smith Moore's labor and employment and litigation practice groups, and is a graduate of NC State University and Wake Forest University School of Law.

Contact: Donnie Turlington
For Smith Moore LLP


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