Kirk Warner Elected to Board of Directors of North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys

Raleigh, N.C. – Smith Anderson Partner Kirk Warner has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys (NCADA). Warner will serve a three-year term and joins the ranks of several Smith Anderson lawyers who have proudly served on NCADA’s board. 

According to NCADA’s mission statement, “The North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys brings together civil trial attorneys to promote the administration of justice, the exchange of information, ideas, and litigation techniques, and to strengthen the practice, improve the skills, and enhance the knowledge of lawyers defending individuals and businesses in North Carolina.” Some responsibilities as a member of the NCADA Board of Directors include membership recruitment, contributing to the Association’s e-newsletter, assisting with fundraising, including sponsorships, and other initiatives as identified.

Warner is the leader of Smith Anderson’s Products Liability practice group and is a senior litigator in the firm’s Commercial Litigation team, with trial experience spanning many litigation areas. He thrives on complex and challenging bet-the-company litigation and issues. Warner represents a variety of government contractors with issues involving overseas war operations and contracts and has extensive experience in advising clients involved in government interagency and contingency operations contractor issues. He provides legal counsel to Senior Commanders, as well as CEOs, Corporate Executives and Boards. For more information on Warner and his practice, visit his bio 

“I am delighted to be named to the NCADA Board of Directors,” said Warner. “I have been involved with NCADA in myriad ways over the past 27 years and now look forward to being engaged in the NCADA and its efforts as the resource for educational opportunities and information sharing for civil defense trial attorneys in the state.”

“Kirk continues Smith Anderson’s long history of leadership and service to NCADA’s mission and values,” said Chris Smith, a recent Past President of NCADA. “As a colleague at Smith Anderson, I have seen Kirk’s many talents and selfless efforts on display over the years. His commitment to the community is extraordinary and I am confident the NCADA will benefit from having him on the Board.”

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