Poyner Spruill Welcomes Education Law Practice Group

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Brandon McPherson

Raleigh, NC t: 919.783.1148 f: 919.783.1075
Rocky Mount, NC

Brandon’s practice focuses on education-related matters. He represents educational institutions, including public, charter, and private school clients on various matters.


Brandon is passionate about education and is a fierce advocate for his clients. He has extensive experience assisting clients with litigation, construction, finance, personnel matters, student discipline matters and disaster relief (hurricanes, floods, etc.), and recovery. He is a frequent speaker at the local, state, and national level on various education-related topics including Open Government, Data Privacy, COVID-19, Re-opening Schools, Title IX, and many others.

Areas of Focus



Campbell University School of Law, JD, 2011

North Carolina State University, BS, 2007


Super Lawyer Rising Star-Schools & Education Attorney 2017- 2022

NCBA Robinson O. Everett Professionalism Award 2021

NCBA Leadership Academy Graduate 2017


American Bar Association -YLD- North Carolina Representative

North Carolina Bar Association
Education Law Section, Immediate Past Chair
Chair (2020), Vice Chair (2019), Secretary (2018), Treasurer (2017)
LIFT Committee Chair (2016)

Young Lawyers Division,
Executive Committee
Disaster Legal Services Committee, Chair
Law Student Division Director (2018-2020)
Law Student Outreach Committee Chair (2017)

Wake County Bar Association- Member
National Council of School Attorneys- Member
North Carolina Council of School Attorneys- Member

Church on Morgan- Staff-Parish Relations Committee

I9 Sports- Assistant Coach (Baseball and Soccer)

F3 (Fitness, Fellowship and Faith)


Re-opening Schools 2020-21- Clients only

New Title IX Rules and Regulations- 2020 Legal Information for Teachers- NCBA

COVID-19 Legal Issues- 2020 School Law and Policy Symposium- NCASA

Legislative Update 2013-Present- Annually Clients Only

Open Government Requirements in the Digital Age: Cyber Security & Data Privacy and – 2018 School Law Symposium-NCASA

But It’s My Cell Phone: Using a Personal Device for School Business- NSBA Council of School Attorneys Annual Conference 2017

“But It’s My Cell Phone: Methods and Consequences of Using a Personal Device for School Business.” Inquiry & Analysis published by NSBA Council of School Attorneys (COSA). October 2018. Print. (co-written with Rachel B. Hitch)

“Should They Stay or Should They Go? Helpful Tips for Non-Renewal Season.” North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) Education Law Section Blog. April 2016.

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