Kennedy Covington Lobdell & Hickman
214 N. Tryon Street, Suite 4700
Charlotte, NC 28202
Telephone: (704)331-7400
Fax: (704)331-7598
Email: ctompkins@kennedycovington.com


Current Employment Positions:
Partner, Kennedy Covington Lobdell & Hickman, 1967 to present;
 
Areas Of Practice:
Commercial, Tort and Construction Litigation in State and Federal Courts and Mediation as Certified Mediator

Bar Admissions:
North Carolina State Bar, 1961
U.S. Federal Court for the Western, Middle & Eastern Districts of North Carolina, 1962, 1967, 1970, 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1973


Education:
AB, University of North Carolina, 1958
Phi Beta Kappa
JD, Harvard Law School, 1961

Arbitration/Mediation Experience:
Certified Mediator since 1996
Mediated approximately 200 cases

Lectures and Publications:
Liability of Officers and Directors under North Carolina Law NC Association of Defense Attorneys, 1981

Anatomy of a Medical Malpractice Case, NC Conference of Superior Court Judges, 1985

Summary Judgment, A Disappearing Remedy NC Association of Defense Attorneys, 1988

Handling Expert Witnesses, 2001

Jury Selection, 2001

Practice Pointers for Preparing and Responding to a Complaint, 2002

Pretrial Motions with Emphasis on Motions for Summary Judgment and Motions In Limine, 2003

Preparing and Responding to Written Discovery, 2003


Professional Associations and Memberships:
NC State Bar, NC Bar Association, American Bar Association, NC Association of Defense Attorneys, President 1989-1990, American College of Trial Lawyers, Best Lawyer in America 1993-2003