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Smith Moore Adds to Attorney Lineup in Greensboro

Smith Moore Adds to Attorney Lineup in Greensboro

November 21, 2007

GREENSBORO – Smith Moore LLP has added to its litigation practice group in its Greensboro office with the addition of T. Matthew Creech, Patrick M. Kane and Stephen M. Russell, Jr.  Creech and Kane officially joined the firm in September, while Russell becomes the latest addition, which raises the total number of new attorneys added to the firm in 2007 to 30.

"The addition of this class of attorneys increases the depth of the litigation practice group in our Greensboro office, and firm-wide," says Jim Medford, the firm's litigation practice group leader.  "Matt (Creech) and Steve (Russell) have federal district court clerkship experience, while Pat (Kane) had extensive experience and success while at Wake Forest (Law) with national appellate competition teams.  They are a strong group of new litigators."

Creech joined Smith Moore after clerkships in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina with Judge N. Carlton Tilley and Magistrate Judges Wallace Dixon, Trevor Sharp and Russell Eliason.  He earned his undergraduate degree from Virginia Military Institute and holds a master's from Georgia State University, while earning his J.D. from Penn State University.

Kane is a 2007 graduate of the Wake Forest University School of Law, and holds an undergraduate degree from the College of the Holy Cross.  He previously worked as a summer associate for Smith Moore and as a litigation paralegal for Ward Norris Heller & Reidy in Rochester, NY.

Russell, a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Law, comes to Smith Moore after a one-year clerkship for Chief Judge Louise W. Flanagan of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina.  His experience includes work in civil and criminal cases, including commercial disputes, social security and employment litigation and tax matters.

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