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SAMANTHA B. KILPATRICK 

Samantha B. Kilpatrick is an experienced litigator, having served as an Assistant District Attorney in Wake County where she prosecuted numerous felonies and domestic violence cases.  Her jury-trial experience is extensive.  After leaving the prosecutor’s office, Samantha managed a solo law practice where she defended criminal cases, handled traffic violations, and provided advice and consulting for youth-serving organizations on issues of abuse and child safety.  Although she now applies her trial experience to civil cases; as another service for our clients, Samantha also represents our clients who have received traffic tickets and criminal charges.  

On a regular basis, she offers advice and training to churches and schools about screening of employees and volunteers, drafting and revising policies related to youth safety, educating staff and parents about abuse prevention, and handling the aftermath of a report of abuse.  She also consults with victims of abuse and their families as they navigate the criminal justice system. 

Samantha remains close to her alma mater, Meredith College. She has been an adjunct professor teaching graduate students in the paralegal program for 10 years.  In addition, she offers seminars to schools, churches and other organizations on the topics of Domestic Violence, Recognizing and Addressing Abuse for Pastors and Elders, The Abuse Recovery Process, Protecting Children from Sexual Predators, and Protecting Your Child in the Age of Technology and the Internet.


Education

  • University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1996
  • Meredith College, B.A in Political Studies and Psychology., 1993

  
Admitted to Practice

  • State of North Carolina, 1996


Professional Activities

  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • 10th Judicial District


Community Activities

  • Trinity Academy of Raleigh Board of Directors
  • Parents & Teachers at Trinity Academy of Raleigh - Past Treasurer
  • Providence Baptist Church


Presentations

  • "Abuse Prevention Policy," Trinity Academy of Raleigh. March 2014.
  • "The World in Which We Live - Protecting Students in the Age of Technology,"  Rift Valley Academy, Kijabee, Kenya, April 2014.
  • "The World in Which We Live - Protecting Children from Sexual Predators," various venues 2012-2016.
  • "Parenting in a Digital World," various venues 2015-2016
  • "Criminal Law," N.C. Certified Paralegal Examination Review Course, March 2016
  • "Grammar, Writing & Proofreading for Paralegals," Lunch Seminars, Spring 2011
  • "Criminal Law," N.C. Paralegal Association CLA/CP & NCCP Review Course, Sept. 2012
  • "American Legal System," N.C. Paralegal Association CLA/CP & NCCP Review Course, Sept. 2012
  • "Life on Mission in the Workplace," Women With Purpose Luncheon Series Speaker, September 2015.


Samantha B. Kilpatrick
Tel:  (919) 871-0274
Fax:  (919) 890-0497
 samantha@kilpatricklawgroup.com