Anderson Jones sponsoring two Campbell Law trial advocacy teams at NTC

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RALEIGH – Campbell Law Dean J. Rich Leonard has announced that Anderson Jones, PLLC has offered to financially sponsor two teams of Campbell Law student advocates at the National Trial Regional Competition  (NTC) on Feb. 1-3 in Columbia, South Carolina.  

“Anderson Jones has financially paved the way for our student advocates so many times in recent years, and we are blessed to enjoy our relationship with them,” said Campbell Law Dean J. Rich Leonard. “Their gifts provide the opportunity for our students to learn, get competitive experience, and show the rest of the country how our first-class advocacy program is molding the future leading attorneys of tomorrow. We are in debt to them for their generosity.” 

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Both teams are coached by Maria Hawkins, a 2012 Campbell Law graduate and associate attorney at Miller Law Group. Second-year students Ethan Carpenter and Carlie Spencer form one team, while Adam Webb and Michaela Weber form another team. 

The National Trial Competition was established in 1975 to encourage and strengthen students’ advocacy skills through quality competition and valuable interaction with members of the bench and bar.  The program is co-sponsored by the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) and is designed to expose law students to the nature of trial practice and to serve as a supplement to their education.  

Todd A. Jones, a 1998 Campbell Law graduate, is an attorney and founding partner with Anderson Jones who has extensive experience in construction law and litigation, collections, OSHA defense, contracts, local government and municipal law, administrative law and litigation, real estate, employment law, immigration law, and traffic violations. Todd is an active volunteer with the North Carolina Bar Association’s Construction Law Section. In 2007, he received the Blanchard Outstanding Young Lawyers Award by the association for his work on law-related education for North Carolina schoolchildren ranging from elementary school to high school. He has served as a member of the Downtown Housing Improvement Corp. (DHIC) for six years and currently serves as the organization’s chairman of the board. To learn more, visit