GERALDINE SUMTER joined the firm December 31, 1982. Since joining the firm, Geraldine has concentrated on employment work primarily. Her other areas of practice include workers’ compensation, small business, non-profit, and other civil rights work including voting rights and school desegregation.
Geraldine received a B.A. from Howard University in 1978 with a major in Political Science and Economics. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude and was inducted into the Political Science Honor Society (Phi Sigma Alpha). She received her J.D. from Duke University in 1981 where she served on the 1980 National Winning Team of Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition and the Duke University School of Law Moot Court Board.
Geraldine clerked for The Honorable Charles L. Becton of the North Carolina Court of Appeals, former member of the firm, from August 1981 through July 1982. She thereafter joined the Palmetto Legal Services as a Staff Attorney in its Lexington, South Carolina office and worked there for six months where she did consumer, landlord, and domestic work.
Geraldine is a member of the North Carolina and South Carolina State Bars. For a number of years, Geraldine has been voted by her peers as a Super Lawyer in employment litigation, as well as a member of the "Legal Elite" by Business North Carolina.