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Kenneth Winsted Lewis was born on October 8, 1961 in Winston-Salem. In this interview he discusses his undergraduate studies at Duke University, legal education at Harvard Law School, clerkship for N.C. Supreme Court Justice Henry Frye, and early career at Moore & Van Allen in Charlotte, working in corporate law. Lewis stayed at the firm for seven years and became the only African American partner in the firm during his sixth year. He goes on to describe the differences in practicing law in a small firm after he transitioned from Moore & Van Allen, pointing out that involvement in the community is important. Mr. Lewis shares his thoughts on how the practice of law has changed since he first began.

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