Gentry Locke welcomes new associates Mary Kathryn Atkinson and Benjamin R. Law
ROANOKE, Va. (December 5, 2018) – The Virginia law firm of Gentry Locke is pleased to announce that Mary Kathryn Atkinson and Benjamin R. Law have joined the firm’s Roanoke headquarters as associates. Mary Kathryn will practice with the firm’s Personal Injury team and Ben will practice with the firm’s Business & Corporate team.
“We are proud to welcome Mary Kathryn and Ben to Gentry Locke,” said Monica Monday, Managing Partner of Gentry Locke.
A native of Pittsylvania County, Mary Kathryn graduated summa cum laude from William & Mary Law School where she achieved the distinction of Order of the Coif. She interned for both The Honorable Pamela L. Reeves at the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee, and the Pittsylvania County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office. While in law school, Mary Kathryn was honored with the Wayne M. Lee Book Award, the Dean’s Writing Award, and four CALI awards. She was a frequent contributor to the William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review and a member of both the Phi Delta Phi honor society and The George Wythe Society of Citizen Lawyers. Mary Kathryn earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia.
Raised in Roanoke, Virginia, Ben Law earned his law degree from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. He served on the University of Memphis Law Review editorial staff, was honored with the Dean’s Award for Excellence, and received three CALI awards. Ben was a judicial extern for The Honorable Judge Jon P. McCalla at the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. Before attending law school, he was a Senior Consultant at Deloitte and Touche, LLP. In 2018 Ben was named “Law Student of the Year” by the University of Memphis School of Law for his work with their Neighborhood Preservation Clinic, which included co-authoring the 2018 legislative amendments to Tennessee’s Neighborhood Preservation Act. In addition to his law degree, Ben holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in both Accounting and Information Systems from Virginia Tech.
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