Grace Kays joined the Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog team after graduating from Elon University School of Law in December 2018. Grace is an associate attorney at the Wilmington office and works primarily in medical malpractice defense. Grace was raised in Wilmington and is excited to be back in her hometown practicing law. Grace is especially passionate about working in medical malpractice defense because of her father, who has been a surgeon in the area for over twenty years.

Grace was a Dean’s Scholarship recipient at Elon University School of Law and completed their accelerated two-and-a-half-year Juris Doctorate program. Her previous legal experience included interning for New Hanover Regional Medical Center and the New Hanover & Pender County District Attorney’s office. Before attending Elon Law, Grace graduated cum laude from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a major in criminal justice and a minor in political science. Grace enjoys traveling, watching the Dallas Cowboys, and spending time with her family, friends, and black lab.

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