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Julia Moore
Phone: 919.838.2052
Fax: 919.821.6800

Practice Areas

Bar & Court Admissions

  • North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina


University of North Carolina, J.D., with honors, 2014

University of North Carolina, B.A., 2009

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Patrick D. Lawler

  • 150 Fayetteville Street, Suite 2300
    Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
  • Phone: 919.821.6698
  • Fax: 919.821.6800

Patrick Lawler is an associate in Smith Anderson’s Employment, Labor and Human Resources practice group. Patrick advises clients in a variety of industries on a broad range of employment issues, including developing effective policies and procedures and providing risk management advice. He assists in identifying and managing employment-related issues in mergers, acquisitions, reorganizations, and other corporate transactions. In addition, Patrick defends employers from claims of discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, breach of contract, unfair trade practices, and other business-related claims.

Prior to joining Smith Anderson, Patrick was an associate in the Raleigh office of a global labor and employment law firm. 

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Wake County Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • Aycock-Poe Scholarship
  • North Carolina Law Review (2012-2013)