Riddle & Brantley, LLP to sponsor mock trial team

RALEIGH – Campbell Law Dean J. Rich Leonard announced today that Riddle & Brantley, LLP will provide financial support for the law school’s advocacy program at the 2017 Buffalo Niagara Mock Trial Competition. Coached by assistant professor Anthony Ghiotto, student advocates Landis Barber, Rosa Reyes, Dale Stephenson, and Anna Claire Turpin will represent Campbell Law at the event.

“We’re very thankful for the generosity of Gene Riddle and his team at Riddle & Brantley,” said Campbell Law Dean J. Rich Leonard. “They have financially supported our student advocates several times now, and their willingness to support our advocacy program is providing tremendous practical experiences and learning opportunities for our students.”

This past February, Riddle & Brantley sponsored a team of Campbell Law student advocates at the 2017 William E. McGee National Civil Rights Moot Court Competition in Minneapolis.

The Buffalo Niagara Mock Trial Competition will take place, Nov. 10-13, at the Buffalo City Court in Buffalo, N.Y. It is one of the biggest national invitational in the country, with more than 40 teams competing each year. Law students try both sides of a homicide case before experienced judges and trial attorneys who volunteer as judges and evaluators.

Following the preliminary rounds, the top 16 teams advance to the final rounds. Awards are presented at a banquet and include honors for Best Opening, Best Direct, Best Cross, Best Summation, and Best Advocate.

For more than 30 years, Riddle & Brantley’s team of highly trained personal injury attorneys has been helping represent individuals that have been injured due to the negligence of another person or as a result of the malfunction of a dangerous or defective item. The firm has offices throughout North Carolina in Raleigh, Goldsboro, Kinston and Jacksonville. For more information on Riddle & Brantley please visit https://www.justicecounts.com/.