Dora Kripapuri has over 20 years of experience in law between practicing, teaching, recruiting, and professional development.  Dora has experience prosecuting as a special assistant district attorney in Boston, MA, practicing business litigation at law firms in Massachusetts and Minnesota, providing pro bono representation in political asylum and juvenile representation, and being an adjunct professor of writing in St. Paul, MN.  She is glad to call North Carolina home and appreciates all this state and Cranfill Sumner have to offer, including a forward-thinking attitude about growth, development, and meaningful success.

In her role at Cranfill Sumner, Dora is responsible for the firm’s attorney recruiting, hiring, and training processes as well as the summer clerk program.  She is committed to making connections with candidates over core values and finding strategic fits that make a difference to the firm as well as the individual lawyers.  She also thoroughly enjoys working with Cranfill Sumner attorneys on their continuing professional development. Dora coordinates the firm’s mentoring program and serves on the Associates Committee and the Diversity, Inclusion & Belongingness Committee. She also supports the firm’s Career Development Program and Women’s Initiative.

Emails of introduction and exploratory conversations are welcome at any time from attorneys who are looking for a great new legal home:  Cover letters and resumes for any attorney opening may be submitted through our Career Pages job postings.


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Cranfill Sumner Staff Honored as 2023 “Unsung Legal Heroes”

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Dora Kripapuri and Heather Diaz, members of the Cranfill Sumner LLP staff, have been recognized as 2023 Unsung Legal Heroes by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly (pages 18-19) . This award recognizes the staff members of law firms statewide who show dedication to their careers.… Read More