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Anna Claire Turpin


Anna Claire Turpin is an associate within the Consumer Financial Services Compliance & Litigation practice group at Smith Debnam. She assists financial clients with complex litigation and compliance matters, pre-suit negotiations, and bankruptcy.

A graduate from Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, Anna Claire was a member of the Campbell University Mock Trial Team where she received the Outstanding Advocate Award at the South Texas Mock Trial and won the school’s first National Championship at the American Association of Justice (AAJ) Student Trial Advocacy Competition.

Anna Claire is an alumna of Smith Debnam’s Summer Associate Program, which provides law students an opportunity to take their legal education beyond the classroom through hands-on experience and insight into the actual practice of law. She is a member of the American Bar Association, North Carolina Bar Association, and Wake County Bar Association.

Before joining the firm, Anna Claire worked at a criminal defense law firm in Raleigh and as a field representative for the former U.S. Representative for Virginia’s 5th congressional district Robert Hurt.

Anna Claire is licensed to practice in the State of North Carolina. She obtained her B.A. in International Affairs from James Madison University, with a minor in Arabic.

  • North Carolina State Bar, 2019
  • J.D., Campbell University School of Law, 2019
  • B.A., James Madison University, 2014, International Affairs
Professional Affiliations
  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • National Order of the Barristers
Award and Recognitions
  • 2018 South Texas Mock Trial Team Member, Outstanding Advocate
  • 2019 National American Association for Justice Mock Trial National Champion
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