Kevin L. Pratt
As a former co-captain on the varsity baseball team at Elon University, I learned there’s no substitute for working smart, and smart work wins games. I bring the same intensity, passion, and determination in representing my clients as I did to playing college baseball.
I recently asked a former client to give me honest feedback on my representation of him. He told me, “You are level-headed, respectful, compassionate, knowledgeable, a step ahead and a diligent researcher with above-average technical skills and an ability to read other people well.”
Humbled by that feedback, my goal for every client relationship is to be those things. Because if so, I will represent my clients to the best of my ability.
A trip “around the horn” demonstrates my practice areas. I focus primarily on professional liability defense and complex commercial litigation. To that end, I regularly represent healthcare providers and healthcare facilities in medical malpractice lawsuits. I also help businesses resolve commercial disputes with an eye towards avoiding the costly expense of protracted litigation, equipped with the skills and experience to litigate the case through trial when appropriate. Finally, I have an active pro bono practice, representing tenants in summary ejectment actions through a relationship with the Legal Aid of North Carolina.
- Elon University – Bachelor of Arts, 2007
- College of Charleston – Master of Arts, 2009, Graduate Student of the Year
- Charleston School of Law – Juris Doctorate, 2012, Charleston Law Review Member; Moot Court Board Member
- Duke University-Geneva Institute in Transnational Law – Geneva, Switzerland
Bar & Court Admissions
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
- North Carolina Bar Association, Co-Chair, Wellness Committee (2017)
- North Carolina Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division Representative, BarCARES Committee (2017)
- Mecklenburg County Bar, CLE Committee (2017)
- South Carolina Bar
- American Bar Association
- Kevin L. Pratt, Twombly, Iqbal, and the Rise of Fraudulent Joinder Litigation, 6 Chas. L. Rev. 729 (2012).
- Baseball For Life
- Member, St. Peter’s Catholic Church
Awards & Achievements
- CALI Awards for Highest Grade in the Following Classes: Advanced Legal Writing, Corporate Taxation, and South Carolina Administrative Law.
- Co-Author Best Brief in a National Pre-Advocacy Competition hosted at the Stetson University College of Law.
- Co-Author of Best Brief in National Appellate Advocacy Competition hosted by the American Bar Association in Washington, D.C.
- Regional Advocate Champion at the National Appellate Advocacy Competition in Washington, D.C.
- Forensic Club.
- Graduate Student of the Year.
- Four-Year Varsity Letterman and Co-Captain, Elon University Baseball
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