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Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP Welcomes Government Relations Attorney Michelle Frazier

Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP Welcomes Government Relations Attorney Michelle Frazier

October 24, 2016

Raleigh, N.C. Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Michelle L. Frazier to the firm. With 20 years of legal experience, Frazier will continue her practice of representing clients before the state's legislative and executive branches.  

"Michelle is a welcome addition to our Raleigh office and to the firm overall," said Julie Earp, managing partner. "She is highly regarded for her work in North Carolina, and she brings skills that will enhance our service to our clients."

Matt Leerberg, partner in charge of the Raleigh office, added, "Michelle's addition strategically enhances the firm's presence in the capital city and expands our capabilities to provide client support at the state government level. We are excited about how Michelle complements our continued growth in the Raleigh market and firm-wide."

Clients benefit from Frazier's previous experience working at a Raleigh-based firm where she had a robust lobbying practice representing numerous clients in small and large industries.  In addition, she previously worked at the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) serving as assistant executive director, which included the supervision of the NCBA's Office of Governmental Affairs. She joined the NCBA in March 2001 as director of governmental affairs and was responsible for administering the legislative program as well as serving as the association's lobbyist for the legislative, executive, and federal branches.

Frazier is a 1992 graduate of Wake Forest University and a 1996 graduate of The University of North Carolina School of Law. She is recognized in Business North Carolina magazine's Legal Elite (2009) as one of North Carolina's best lawyers under the age of 40 (Young Guns category) and is also listed in North Carolina Super Lawyers (2009, 2010) as a Rising Star.

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