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9.2017 | Cheyenne Chambers Presents at NCBA’s “Appellate Advocacy in the Digital Age: The Future Is Now”

On Friday, September 15, 2017, Cheyenne Chambers presented at the North Carolina Bar Association’s (NCBA) Appellate Practice Section Annual Meeting. Her CLE presentation, entitled “Preparing for Oral Argument,” discussed the ways in which law clerks and judges prepare for oral argument, the technology they rely upon, and how appellate attorneys can use this information to their advantage.

For more information about the NCBA’s Appellate Practice Section, click here.

 
9.2017 | Courtney H. Smith Joins Tin Fulton Walker & Owen

In September 2017, Courtney Smith joined the Charlotte office of Tin Fulton Walker & Owen. Courtney has practiced family law exclusively her entire career (since 2007) and is certified as a specialist in family law by the North Carolina State Bar.

 
8.2017 | Nine Firm Members Recognized as 2018 Best Lawyers in America

Nine members of the firm were listed in The Best Lawyers in America for 2018:

Margaret Errington: Employment Law (Individuals) (first listed in 2008)
John Gresham: Litigation (First Amendment), Labor and Employment (first listed in 1995)
Mike Klinkosum: Criminal Defense (General Practice) (first listed in 2016)
Luke Largess: Employment Law (Individuals), Labor and Employment (first listed in 2014)
Missy Owen: Criminal Defense (General Practice), Criminal Defense (White-Collar)
Adam Stein: Appellate Practice, Civil Rights, Medical Malpractice Law (Plaintiffs), Personal Injury Litigation (Plaintiffs) (first listed in 1995)
Jake Sussman: Criminal Defense (General Practice), Criminal Defense (White-Collar) (first listed in 2013)
Noell Tin: Criminal Defense (General Practice), Criminal Defense (White-Collar) (first listed in 2010)
Lane Williamson: Commercial Litigation, Mediation (first listed in 2016)

To view Tin, Fulton, Walker & Owen’s profile on Best Lawyers, click here:

 
6.2017 | Appalachian State University Student Falsely Accused of Sexual Assault

John Gresham represents an Appalachian State University Student who was suspended based on accusations of sexual assault. As the Charlotte Observer reports, Gresham “sued the school and his client’s accuser only after his investigation showed that the allegations were false and that the university blatantly mishandled the case.” For more details, click here.

 
6.2017 | Prosecutor Dismisses Davidson College Sexual Battery Case

Missy Owen represented a Davidson College student charged with sexual battery. An Assistant Mecklenburg District Attorney recently dismissed the misdemeanor case, citing a lack of evidence supporting the allegations of his campus accuser. Owen notes that her client “is grateful for the discretion used by the district attorney in dismissing the case.”

 
6.2017 | Cheyenne Chambers Co-Authors American Bar Association Article

Cheyenne Chambers, who serves as Co-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Appellate Practice Subcommittee on Young Lawyers, Membership, and Diversity, co-authored an article published in the Spring 2017 edition of the ABA’s Appellate Practice newsletter. The article entitled, “10 Tips for Developing an Appellate Practice as a Young Lawyer,” can be found here.

 
3.2017 | Bald Head Island Drops Charges Against Mother Accused of Child Abuse for Letting Son Drive Golf Cart

The Village of Bald Head Island has dismissed charges it reinstated this month against Julie Mall, a Charlotte-area woman arrested for child abuse in 2015 after letting her underage son drive a golf car at the exclusive resort off Wilmington. John Gresham is representing Mall in the related civil lawsuit against the arresting officer.

For more details, click here.

 
1.2017 | Eight Firm Members Named as 2017 Super Lawyers

Eight members of Tin Fulton Walker & Owen were recognized as 2017 North Carolina Super Lawyers. In addition, Missy Owen was listed among the Top 50 Women lawyers and Mike Klinkosum and Luke Largess was listed among the Top 100 lawyers in North Carolina. Firm members listed for 2017 include:

John Gresham (2006-present)
Mike Klinkosum (2012-present) (Top 100)
Luke Largess (2011-present) (Top 100)
Sam McGee (2012-present)
Missy Owen (2013-present) (Top 50 Women)
Adam Stein (2013-present)
Jake Sussman (2014-present)
Noell Tin (2008-present)

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

The lists are published in the latest issue of North Carolina Super Lawyers and will be featured in a special section in Charlotte magazine and also in The New York Times (North Carolina distribution).

To view this year’s lists (and past years’ lists), click here.

 
1.2017 | Cheyenne Chambers Presents to Moritz College of Law

Cheyenne Chambers was invited back to her alma mater, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, to present to the Black Law Students Association (BLSA). Cheyenne’s presentation discussed the art of perseverance, as well as her experience clerking on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Cheyenne also had an opportunity to connect with past recipients of the Chambers Scholarship, which Cheyenne created during law school. The Chambers Scholarship seeks to nurture the academic and professional careers of outstanding law students and advance the diversity pipeline to the legal profession.

For more about BLSA at the Moritz College of Law, click here.

 
1.2017 | Five Firm Members Recognized as North Carolina’s “Legal Elite”

Mike Klinkosum, Luke Largess, Missy Owen, Jake Sussman, and Noell Tin were recognized as members of the “Legal Elite” by Business North Carolina for 2017. Klinkosum, Owen, Sussman, and Tin were recognized for their work in Criminal Defense. Largess was listed for his work in Employment Litigation.