Poyner Spruill Welcomes Education Law Practice Group

Poyner Spruill LLP is pleased to welcome six summer associates to the firm. Each year, Poyner Spruill organizes a summer associate program to invite law students to work at the firm’s Raleigh, Charlotte, and Rocky Mount offices. The summer associate program, which began on May 13, 2024, is designed to help law students gain practical experience in a variety of practice areas.  Over six weeks, the summer associates will attend several sessions to learn more about working at a law firm and how Poyner Spruill supports its attorneys.

Learn more about each of the firm’s summer associates below.

Lauryl Fright (Raleigh) is returning to the firm for her second year as a summer associate. She is a rising 3L at Campbell University School of Law.

Lauryl is the Senior Comments Editor for the Campbell Law Review. She enjoys running, gardening, and reading in her spare time.

Abby Jenkins (Raleigh) is a rising 3L at Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law and has her Master of Arts in teaching from Duke University.

Abby is the Executive Editor for the Campbell Law Review. She also works as a student editor for the Antitrust Law Journal. Abby was a high school history teacher for six years before attending law school.

Patrick Longest, III (Raleigh/Rocky Mount) is a rising 3L at the University of North Carolina School of Law.

Patrick served as the Director of the McIntyre-Whichard Fellows and a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council. He previously worked for the Governor’s Office of General Counsel. Prior to attending law school, Patrick earned a Master of Divinity from Duke Divinity School and is currently a certified candidate for Deacon Ordination in the United Methodist Church.

Trabia McFall (Charlotte) recently completed her first year at Wake Forest University School of Law.

Trabia is the Vice President of the Black Law Student Association, a member of the Business Law Society, and a participant in the Transactional Law Competition. Before attending law school, Trabia graduated from Clemson University with a degree in sociology and worked in the field as a registered behavior therapist. She enjoys playing pickleball and doing yoga in her spare time.

Kevin Quintana (Raleigh) is returning for his second year with Poyner Spruill as a summer associate.  He is a rising 3L at the University of North Carolina School of Law.

Kevin has served as the SBA Representative for the Hispanic Law Student Association and Staff Member of the North Carolina Law Review. He is an aspiring cookbook author and is constantly making food from different countries and cultures.

Kayla Zollinger (Charlotte) is a rising 3L at Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law.

Kayla is the Editor-in-Chief of the Campbell Law Review, the Secretary for the Craven-Everest Inn of Court, and a civil procedure teacher’s assistant. She enjoys baking and has even made wedding cakes for a few of her friends.

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