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Taylor M. Dewberry

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Tracy Benning
Phone: 919.821.6654


Taylor Dewberry joined Smith Anderson in 2017. She is an associate in Smith Anderson’s Employment, Labor and Human Resources practice group. Her practice focuses on employment-related counseling and defending employers against claims involving discrimination, wrongful discharge, retaliation, harassment and civil rights claims. She has represented clients in state and federal courts and agencies throughout North Carolina.

  • Member, North Carolina Bar Association
    • Chair, Young Lawyers Division, Diversity and Inclusion Committee
  • Member, Wake County Bar Association
  • Executive Board Member, Black Law Students Association

Executive Notes Editor, Washington University Journal of Law and Policy



  • Advised a leading contract research organization on the employment law aspects of a definitive agreement to acquire a provider of contract research, clinical and regulatory and other consulting services.
  • Defended employers against claims involving discrimination, wrongful discharge, retaliation, harassment, wage and hour, and civil rights claims.
  • Represented clients in investigations conducted by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
  • Presented on workplace issues, such as recruiting, onboarding and sexual harassment law.
  • Conducted an internal investigation into workplace harassment. 

News & Publications


  • Note – Title VII and African American Hair: A Clash of Cultures, Washington University Journal of Law and Policy, Vol 54

Speaking Engagements


  • Co-Presenter, "The Post-#MeToo Era: Emerging Trends & Best Practices,” Smith Anderson 26th Annual Employment Law Update, Cary, N.C.

Bar & Court Admissions

  • North Carolina
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina


  • Washington University School of Law, cum laude, J.D., 2017
  • Stanford University, B.A., with honors, American Studies with a minor in African-American Studies, 2014


  • Judicial Intern, Chief Justice Mark Martin, North Carolina Supreme Court
  • Judicial Intern, Judge James A. Wynn Jr., United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
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