Charlotte, N.C. — Smith Moore Leatherwood is pleased to announce the addition of Ariel Harris to the firm's Litigation Group in its Charlotte office.
"We are delighted to add to the incredible talent in our Charlotte office and welcome Ariel Harris to the Smith Moore Leatherwood team," says Rob Marcus, Chairman of the firm's Management Committee.
Since Smith Moore Leatherwood's founding, the litigation practice has been central to the firm's operations. Nearly half of the firm's lawyers concentrate in various aspects of trial practice and dispute resolution, making it the largest area of practice.
Harris's practice focuses primarily on business litigation. Harris earned her law degree, with high honors, from North Carolina Central University School of Law in 2013, where she was a staff editor of the North Carolina Central Law Review. As a recipient of the 2012 Environmental Protection Agency Fellowship, Ariel served under Acting Principal Associate General Counsel, Kevin Minoli, as a summer clerk.
Prior to joining the firm, Ariel won a NCAA Division I National Championship in 2006 as a member of the University of North Carolina Women's Soccer Team. She also played for the United States Youth National teams, as well as professionally for the Boston Breakers.