Robinson Bradshaw Adds Two Associate Attorneys to Charlotte Office



Sept. 16, 2013

Robinson Bradshaw, one of the Carolinas’ leading corporate and commercial law firms, has announced that two attorneys – R. Kader Crawford and John W. Forneris – have joined the firm as associates.

Crawford earned his law degree with high honors from the University of North Carolina School of Law, where he ranked third in his class and served as a staff member on the North Carolina Law Review. He also served as the president of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Clinic, where he completed 180 pro bono hours, and as an Honors Writing Scholar. He received a Gressman-Pollitt Award for oral advocacy and the J. Nelson Young and Wallace Gray Scholarships. He completed an externship with Judge James A. Wynn Jr. on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and worked as a summer associate at Robinson Bradshaw, Willkie Farr & Gallagher in Washington D.C., and Baddour, Parker & Hine in Goldsboro, North Carolina.

Prior to attending law school, Crawford earned a master of science in accountancy from Wake Forest University and worked as a tax associate and senior associate for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Charlotte. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Forneris earned his law degree magna cum laude from Wake Forest University School of Law where he ranked second in his class and was awarded the Order of the Coif. He was managing editor of the Wake Forest Law Review, a member of the Wake Forest National Trial Team and the recipient of the Wake Forest University Law Faculty Scholarship. He was awarded “Most Outstanding Advocate” from the North Carolina Advocates for Justice and received the ABA/BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Employment Law.

Forneris has worked as a research and teaching assistant in the City Attorney’s Office of Winston-Salem, North Carolina and as a summer associate for Robinson Bradshaw and Katten Muchin Rosenman in Charlotte. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia where he was included on the Dean’s List for four semesters.

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