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"For decades the criminal has enjoyed the advantage of first speaking with an attorney. Shouldn't law enforcement commanders have the same advantage?"
Photograph: Before attending law school, Kevin Smith served as a patrol officer with the Wilmington and Greensboro Police Departments.
MANAGING ATTORNEY, Smith Rodgers, PLLC, (2001-present)
SHERIFF'S ATTORNEY, Mecklenburg County Sheriffs Office, (2004)
NORTH CAROLINA JUSTICE ACADEMY, North Carolina Department of Justice, Salemburg, NC (1994-2001)
Senior Agency Legal Specialist - Criminal law and procedure, search and seizure, general Fourth Amendment jurisprudence; substantive criminal elements and theory; use of force; law enforcement risk management/state and federal tort liability and defenses; civil process, prejudgment remedies, writs of execution and possession; statutory nuisance abatement; legal aspects of fire scene investigations, detention legal issues, general and emergency legal consultation for municipal, county, and state law enforcement agencies.
TURNER ENOCHS & LLOYD, P.A. Greensboro, NC (1988-1994)
Attorney - Public Housing Litigation, Construction and Commercial Litigation, Business Law. Represented major hospital clients with provider reimbursement issues arising under Medicare Catastrophic Coverage legislation, COBRA, ERISA, Titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act, Represented major Public Housing Authority communities re compliance with state and federal law and regulation; landlord-tenant matters; development of drug-targeted eviction program and coordination/litigation of same with on-site community police officers.
WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
Juris Doctor, 1988
Board of Editors, Wake Forest Law Review
Chairman, Law School Honor Council
APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY
B.S. Criminal Justice, 1982
NC State Bar
NC Bar Association
National District Attorneys Association
National Criminal Justice Association
NC Sheriffs' Association