Kirk Sanders

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Areas of Legal Practice

  • Estate and Trust Dispute Litigation / Fiduciary Litigation
  • Wrongful Death and Serious Bodily Injury Cases
  • Eminent Domain (Condemnation)


  • 1995: Juris Doctorate awarded by Wake Forest University School of Law
  • 1992: B.A. Political Science, Minor Business Administration – North Carolina State University

Licensure, Bar Admittance, and Certifications

  • 1995: Licensed as an Attorney and Counselor at Law by the North Carolina State Bar
  • 1995: Admitted to practice in the Federal Court for the Middle District of North Carolina

Professional Honors & Awards

  • 2014: Rated “AV” Preeminent, the Highest Possible Rating in both legal abilities and ethical standards
  • 2023: Named “Legal Elite” in the area of Litigation
  • 2023: Named “Elite Lawyer” in Litigation
  • 2014: Top 25 Verdicts and Settlements of 2014 in N.C. Lawyers Weekly

Professional Memberships and Committee Work

  • Chairman, N.C. Bar Association’s GP Small Firm & Solo Section
  • Chairman, Hall of Fame Committee, N.C. Bar Association
  • Member of N.C. Bar Association’s Estate & Fiduciary Litigation Section
  • Member of Auto-Torts Section of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Member of Eminent Domain Section of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Member of Forsyth County Bar Association / 31st District Bar
  • Chief Justice Branch Inn of Court (2020-2022)

Civic Activities

  • Moravian Theological Seminary board of trustees and joint board of trustees for Moravian University
  • Secretary of the Rotary Club of Winston-Salem (currently), Past President 2010-2011
  • Past President of the New Winston Museum, now known as MUSE
  • Past President of Westwood Swim & Tennis Club
  • North Carolina Fiduciary Litigation Manual – wrote the Power of Attorney Abuse Section
  • Assistant Editor of the North Carolina General Practitioner’s Guide to Business Law Manual (2010) (“The Deskbook”) published by the N.C. Bar Association
  • Organized and moderated three different Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Seminars for the N.C. Bar Association
  • Taught CLE session for Fiduciary Litigation Section on Power of Attorney Abuse (2017)
  • Taught Paralegal CLE course on Power of Attorney Abuse (2016)