Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (Cranfill Sumner) today announced that Trey Blincoe, Kara Gansmann and Elizabeth King have joined the firm’s Wilmington office as associate attorneys.

“We are proud to welcome Trey, Kara and Elizabeth to the Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog family in Wilmington,” said John Martin, managing partner of the Cranfill Sumner office in Wilmington.  “They each bring a unique set of skills and experience that will serve our clients well.”

Ralph “Trey” Blincoe, III is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of Louisville School of Law.  His practice is primarily concentrated in commercial disputes and business litigation, as well as medical malpractice and professional liability defense. Prior to joining Cranfill Sumner in January 2014, he litigated a diverse range of business and commercial disputes on behalf of banking and commercial landlord clients at a firm in Raleigh.

Kara Gansmann is a North Carolina native who joins Cranfill Sumner after practicing appellate law as a staff attorney for two judges on an intermediate court of appeals in Texas. She currently works as an associate in the Medical Malpractice and Premises Liability Groups of the Cranfill Sumner Wilmington office.  She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina Wilmington, the University of North Dakota and the University of North Dakota School of Law.

Elizabeth King, a native of Virginia Beach, Va., has been practicing law in North Carolina since 2001. As a litigation attorney, Elizabeth focuses on Business Disputes & Litigation and Employment Law.  She is a graduate of Hollins College and Georgia State University College of Law.