Kirk Warner Featured as “Tar Heel of the Week”

News & Observer

Raleigh, N.C. The News & Observer named Kirk Warner the “Tar Heel of the Week" in its June 7, 2015 edition. In the article titled “Lawyer Kirk Warner Fighting for Veterans,” Kirk is recognized for the considerable amount of time and influence he has put into helping veterans of recent wars reestablish themselves within their communities.

The article addresses Kirk’s 33 years of military service and his efforts to educate attorneys about how post-traumatic stress disorder might be affecting their clients. Additionally, it explains Kirk’s work in helping civilian court judges and lawyers understand post-traumatic stress disorder, and his role in the creation of diversion programs for veterans who commit minor offenses. The article also highlights Kirk’s speaking engagements on the challenges facing veterans, and his level of commitment to military support organizations and service groups.

About Kirk Warner

Kirk Warner heads 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. Kirk thrives on complex and challenging bet-the-company litigation and issues. He 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 Kirk and his practice, please visit his bio

About “Tar Heel of the Week”

The “Tar Heel of the Week” feature is a weekly profile of a notable North Carolinian who is having an impact on the Triangle community. It has been running on Sunday in The News & Observer for more than 50 years. 

About Smith Anderson
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