Cranfill Sumner LLP today announced that Peyton L. Derrow has joined the firm’s Wilmington office as an associate attorney. He focuses his practice in civil litigation with an emphasis on admiralty and maritime law and construction law.

Prior to joining Cranfill Sumner, Peyton was an attorney with a small law firm in the Triangle area where his practice focused on advising businesses and individuals through business and personal injury litigation. While attending law school, he interned at the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. He also participated in international moot court competitions including the 27th Annual Willem C. Vis. and 18th Annual Vis East, earning multiple individual and team recognitions and awards for his oral and written advocacy. In 2019, he participated in a residential program in Ghana, Africa, where he studied International Human Rights Law and Comparative Law. Prior to law school, he worked in a management position with a small business in New Bern, North Carolina.

Peyton received a Master of Business Administration and a law degree from Campbell University. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.