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. This award recognizes the staff members of law firms statewide who show dedication to their careers.

“We are thrilled that North Carolina Lawyer’s Weekly recognized Dora and Heather as 2023 Unsung Legal Heroes. Dora and Heather have continually shown themselves to be heroes in our firm, and this is great recognition for both of them,” said Marshall Wall, Managing Partner of Cranfill Sumner.

Dora is the firm’s Director of Legal Recruitment & Development and is based in the firm’s Raleigh office. She is responsible for the firm’s recruiting, hiring, and training processes, law school visits, and summer clerk program. She also coordinates the firm’s mentoring program and serves on the Associates Committee and the Diversity, Inclusion & Belongingness Committee.

Heather is a Legal Assistant in the firm’s Risk Management & Workers’ Compensation Practice Group who supports attorney David Rhoades and Jerri Simmons. She is known for her dependability and strong work ethic.