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Three Parker Poe Attorneys Named to Lawyers of Color's Annual Hot List

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  • December 27, 2022

Charlotte, NC – Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP is pleased to announce that three of its attorneys have been ranked in Lawyers of Color's Annual Hot List for 2022. They are Jasmine Little, Laura Wright, and Ralph Culpepper III.

Lawyers of Color is a nonprofit devoted to promoting diversity in the legal profession and advancing democracy and equality in marginalized communities. The list, comprised of in-house counsel, government attorneys, and law firm associates, recognizes early to mid-career attorneys excelling in the legal profession. Attorneys are chosen by a selection committee that reviews nominations and researches legal publications in order to identify promising candidates, giving special attention to candidates who were active in diversity pipeline initiatives.

Jasmine Little advises clients in government investigations and white-collar criminal defense matters, representing clients in civil litigation and class actions. Prior to private practice, she gained substantial litigation experience as an attorney in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps, defending service members accused of military crimes and prosecuting special victims crimes.

Laura Wright is an intellectual property associate whose practice primarily focuses on trademark law. As a former attorney within the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Laura utilizes her government experience and extensive knowledge of trademark prosecution and clearance to assist clients with procuring trademark registrations and protecting their intellectual property rights. Laura counsels clients on U.S. and international trademark search and clearance, prosecution, licensing, and enforcement.

Ralph Culpepper primarily focuses his practice on education law and employment litigation. He litigates at all levels, from state and federal trial courts to the appellate courts. Prior to practicing law, Ralph had the honor and privilege of clerking for the Honorable J. Michelle Childs in The United States District Court for the District of South Carolina. During his clerkship, he served as the judge’s right hand, managing trials and drafting proposed opinions resolving a variety of legal issues, including constitutional issues, employment matters, product liability actions, and tort cases.

You may view the publication here: Hot List 2022

About Parker Poe

Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP has more than 275 lawyers in eight offices in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Washington, DC. The firm provides legal counsel to many of the Southeast's largest companies and local governments.

Parker Poe is a member of two leading international legal networks: TerraLex and the Employment Law Alliance. TerraLex and the ELA have chosen Parker Poe to help guide clients through global business challenges.