Strengthening the community
As a law firm with multiple locations across the state, we have a tremendous opportunity to support and strengthen the state we call home. We use our resources to support justice, empower local businesses and individuals, and serve as a catalyst for innovation within our local community:
- In 2020, 25 attorneys trained and volunteered with Legal Aid NC to help prevent evictions due to COVID-19.
- Our attorneys, paralegals and staff support Friends of the Wake County GAL Holiday Project in Raleigh.
- Cranfill Sumner attorneys regularly volunteer for the North Carolina Bar Association’s 4ALL Statewide Service Day, providing free legal information and referral resources to the public.
- Several attorneys, including Benton Toups and Janelle Lyons, support their communities by serving as town attorneys for North Carolina municipalities.
- Our attorneys, paralegals, and administrative staff regularly serve on boards of nonprofit organizations, including Transitions Life Care / Hospice of Wake County, Community Building Initiative in Charlotte, Triangle Literacy Council, and the Carousel Center.
Most Recent Posts
Elizabeth Stephens has been appointed to serve a term on the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Museum of History. Her term began in August 2023 and continues through 2026.… Read More
On June 1, 20 volunteers from Cranfill Sumner LLP provided legal service to individuals who are unable to afford it through the “NC Free Legal Answers” Empower Hour program with the North Carolina Bar Foundation.… Read More
Alisha Harris, an attorney at Cranfill Sumner LLP, is a founding member of the Young Black Lawyers of Charlotte (YBLC). The YBLC is a nonprofit that launched in February 2023 to encourage and increase Black representation in the legal field.… Read More
Ryan Shuirman and Devin Honbarger recently volunteered to serve as judges during the 48th National Trial Competition for Region 5 which was hosted by Campbell Law School and involved law schools from throughout the region.… Read More
Adaire Camden, Sarah Johann, and Stephanie Romano volunteered at the Wilmington region High School Mock Trial Competition on Feb. 4. The event was held at the New Hanover County Courthouse and included teams from local high schools who were trying a mock civil case involving defamation.… Read More