Ms. Stokes received her law degree in 2012 from Campbell University School of Law and her bachelor’s degree in history in 2009 from Furman University. While she is in the start of her career as a licensed attorney, Ms. Stokes is not lacking when it comes to valuable experience in the field of criminal defense. She was involved in various law-focused community projects and university activities while she was a law student. She served as a facilitator for Campbell’s Juvenile Justice Project, a program that focused on providing important resources to minors accused of criminal activity and disruptive behavior.
The Juvenile Justice Project is aimed to provide healing environments and alternatives to punishment for young offenders, helping them to actually collaborate with victims. This program was a joint effort between Campbell University School of Law and the North Carolina Governor’s Crime Commission. In addition to this project, she worked on the Campbell Law Innocence Project (CLIP) for two years, where she helped the North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence investigate real criminal cases and submit recommendations. Other activities included serving as a member of the Women in Law, Campbell Council for Pro Bono and Community Outreach, the law fraternity Delta Theta Phi, and participating in Campbell’s Counseling and Intramural Moot Court Competitions.
In addition to these experiences, Ms. Stokes also practiced criminal law in district court in accordance with the third-year-practice rule of the North Carolina State Bar. She completed internships at the district attorney’s offices of Harnett County and Wake County, and for the public defender’s office of Wake County.
Ms. Stokes recently returned to Greenville to launch her career as a criminal defense attorney. She has been admitted to the North Carolina State Bar and to the Federal District Court’s Eastern District. She is a member of various professional organizations. Some of those organizations include the North Carolina Bar Association, the North Carolina Advocates for Justice and the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys. She serves a secretary and treasurer of both the Pitt County Bar Association and the Three-A Judicial District Bar. Furthermore, Ms. Stokes also gives back to her community through her membership in the Greenville Junior Women’s Association and in Women For Women.
The Robinson Law Firm is proud to have Ms. Stokes join the firm. Her experience will serve as a valuable asset to the firm’s clients, who seek strong advocates to ensure that their rights are being protected throughout the criminal justice process. Learn more about The Robinson Law Firm by visiting http://www.greenvillecriminaldefenselaw.com.