Stephen Watts Kearney

Stephen Watts Kearney

Associate
Location:
Charlotte, North Carolina
Phone:
704-533-8618
Fax:
704-376-9330
Email:

Born in Goldsboro, N.C. 1959. Graduated Goldsboro High School 1977. Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English, Writing and Editing, N.C. State University, 1981. Juris Doctorate (J.D.) North Carolina Central School of Law 1988 Clerk to Judge Hugh A. Wells North Carolina Court of Appeals 1988-1989. Admitted to practice North Carolina State Bar 1989. Licensed to practice United States Courts for the Western District of North Carolina 1990. Licensed to practice United States Court for the Middle District of North Carolina 1990. Licensed to practice United States Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina 1990. Licensed to practice in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Licensed to practice United States Supreme Court. Assistant District Attorney for the 26th Prosecutorial District 1990-1996. Associate, Downer, Walters and Mitchener 1996-2002. Associate, Weaver Bennett and Bland 2003-2004. Solo Practitioner/Principal, Stephen W. Kearney Attorney at Law 2004-2013. Associate, the Law offices of Steven Meier PLLC 2013 - Present.

Areas of Practice

  • 50% Civil Litigation Individual/Business
  • 30% Personal Injury
  • 10% Criminal Law General, Criminal law traffic, DWI, DMV hearings
  • 5% Domestic law
  • 5% Civil service hearings, Small claims

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education

  • North Carolina Central University School of Law, Durham, North Carolina
    • J.D. - 1988
    • Honors: Moot Court Board 1986-1988
  • North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina
    • B.A. - 1981

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Young Democrats of Mecklenburg County, 3rd Vice President, 1991 - Present
  • Young Democrats of North Carolina, 9th District Chairman, 1991 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Stephen W. Kearney Attorney At Law, Attorney/solo practitioner, 2004 - 2012
  • Weaver Bennett and Bland, Associate Attorney, 2003 - 2004

Languages

  • English