Kevin Ceglowski is a partner with Smith Anderson’s Workplace Law team with deep experience in advising, representing and defending employers in state and federal courts. His extensive experience includes defending discrimination charges, counseling and advice, drafting employee handbooks and policies, providing employment-related support on mergers and acquisitions, executive compensation, litigation avoidance counseling, administrative employment law, drafting restrictive covenants and litigating restrictive covenant matters, and general employment litigation.

Kevin speaks regularly on employment matters and has been recognized by Best Lawyers® (Employment Law), Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (Labor & Employment) and Super Lawyers (Employment & Labor). Prior to joining Smith Anderson, Kevin worked at a North Carolina law firm, where he advised employers in many areas of employment law.

Kevin enjoys spending time with his family and is an avid reader who buys five books for every one that he finishes reading.

Areas of Focus



  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers, Labor & Employment (2017-2023)
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Employment Law - Management (2023-2024)
  • Benchmark Litigation, North Carolina Litigation Star (2023)
  • Business North Carolina Legal Elite: Employment (2015-2017, 2019-2022)
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Star: Employment & Labor (2012-2016)


  • Campbell University School of Law, J.D., 2006
    • Executive Editor, Campbell Law Review
  • North Carolina State University, B.S. Business Administration, 2001

Bar & Court Admissions


  • The Raleigh School (2020-present)
    • Board of Trustees (2020-present)
    • Legal Counsel (2017-2020)
  • Board of Directors, SAFEchild (2014-2020)
  • Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce
    • Leadership Raleigh Class 29 Chair (2013-2014)
    • Leadership Raleigh Class 28 (2012-2013)
    • Leadership Raleigh Alumni Association Board (2013-2019)
  • Wake County Citizens’ Energy Advisory Commission (2014-2016)
    • North Carolina Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section
  • Wake County Bar Association


  • Represented a private equity-backed telecommunications engineering, construction, and infrastructure company in employment matters related to its equity purchase of a regional specialized construction contractor that provides fiber optic, horizontal directional drilling, and underground utility services.


Events & Programming

  • Panelist, "What's New for 2023 in Employment Law," Smith Anderson's 31st Annual Employment Law Update, Cary, N.C.
    Speaking Engagement
  • Presenter, "What Goes Up Does Not Come Down: Wage and Hour Updates," Smith Anderson's 31st Annual Employment Law Update, Cary, N.C.
    Speaking Engagement
  • Presenter, "Downsizing with Dignity: Reduction in Force Best Practices," Smith Anderson's 31st Annual Employment Law Update, Cary, N.C.
    Speaking Engagement
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