Colleen began practicing law in 2008 with Bell, Davis & Pitt shortly after moving to Winston-Salem. She concentrates her practice in the area of litigation, with a focus on litigating a wide range of disputes. Colleen regularly represents financial institutions, corporations, limited liability companies and individuals in contract, employment, corporate, shareholder, Uniform Commercial Code, and fiduciary disputes. Colleen has extensive experience with:
- Cases involving complex electronic discovery issues and forensic analysis of electronic media
- Cases involving trade secrets, confidentiality, non-compete and non-solicitation agreements
- Professional malpractice suits
- Fiduciary litigation arising out of disputes involving trusts, estates or powers of attorney
- Representing individuals in competency and guardianship matters
- Animal law issues and advising veterinarians, veterinary practices, and individuals on animal law issues.
She has represented parties in cases pending in federal and state courts of North Carolina, including the North Carolina Business Court.
Colleen is committed to giving back to her community and advancing the profession. She has served on the advisory board of the Chamber of Commerce’s Winston < 40 (rotated off) and has served as chair of the Young Lawyers Division of the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys (finished term). Colleen has previously served as president of the board of directors of the Forsyth County Humane Society and president of the Forsyth County Women Attorneys Association.
Colleen enjoys yoga, running, hiking and spending time with her husband, Sean, their daughter and their two German Shepherds.
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Creighton University B.A., summa cum laude, 2005
Creighton University M.B.A., 2008
Creighton University J.D., cum laude, 2008
Bar & Court Admittance
2008, North Carolina
United States District Court for the Western, Eastern and Middle District of North Carolina
Professional & Community Activities
Federal Bar Association
Forsyth County Bar Association
North Carolina Bar Association
The Women's Fund of Winston-Salem
Chair, Young Lawyer's Division, North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
Advisory board, Chamber of Commerce's Winston < 40
Vice chair, YLD, North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
President, Forsyth County Women Attorneys Association
President, Forsyth Humane Society Board of Directors
Chief Justice Joseph Branch Inn of Court
Business North Carolina magazine Legal Elite (2016, 2017)
North Carolina Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2016, 2017)