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J. Kellam Warren, Managing Member

A trusted advisor for both businesses and entrepreneurs, Kellam is an experienced commercial litigator who has tried cases to jury verdict. From traditional labor matters in places as far away as Alaska to trade secret cases in multiple jurisdictions, Kellam has handled business disputes in nearly every state. Read more

 Annie Reuben, Associate

Annie works as an Associate working from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Her practice focuses primarily on employment law and litigation, including federal and state discrimination actions, wage and hour compliance, and workplace policies and agreements. She also works on trade secret and commercial litigation. Read more

 Joseph B. (“Jody”) Hanks, Of Counsel

Jody is an internationally experienced General Counsel bringing his broad range of business and legal services to companies ranging in size from start-up to Fortune 50.Read more


Mainsail Lawyers enjoys the benefit of the Mainsail Lawyers Network, a growing and geographically expansive network of experienced lawyers in independent law firms, who are available upon special engagement to assist our firm with specific clients or matters.

Stephen A. Brandon

Formerly a partner with Ogletree Deakins, a national labor and employment boutique law firm, Steve Brandon set his own course in 2010 so that he could limit his practice to focused-effort clients and serve you better. Read more

Stephen R. Cochell

Steve Cochell is a former federal prosecutor and Navy lawyer, who has subsequent experience in-house as Senior Trial Counsel for Federal Express Corporation and as a partner with Esptein Becker Green. Read more

Edward Eldred

Formerly a law clerk at the North Carolina Court of Appeals, first to Judge Linda Stephens, and then to Chief Judge John C. Martin, Ed’s private practice experience includes working in the Appellate practice group at Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP and operating a general practice law firm in Carrboro, North Carolina. As Special Counsel for Mainsail Lawyers, Ed is continuing his general practice and supporting our partner level network of lawyers.Read more