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Smith Debnam Expands Creditors’ Rights Practice with New Hire

July 12, 2017

Raleigh, N.C. (July 12, 2017) – Smith Debnam announced today the addition of South Carolina licensed attorney Jeriel Thomas to the firm. Thomas joins the firm as an associate attorney within the firm’s expanding creditors’ rights practice group. She will concentrate her practice in representing creditors in foreclosure and collections matters.

“We are thrilled to welcome Jeriel to the firm, and we look forward to witnessing her accomplishments,” said Jerry T. Myers, Smith Debnam managing partner. “With her experience and business sense, there’s no question she will bring an added dimension to our creditors’ rights practice.”

Before joining Smith Debnam, Thomas served clients through her independent practice in Greenville, South Carolina, as well as in association with Raleigh-based law firm Goddard & Peterson, PLLC. Thomas graduated cum laude from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and a minor in Business Administration. She earned her Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) from Clemson University and her Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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