KIMBERLY C. STEVENS is a full time Capital Resource Counsel, where she directly represents persons charged in federal capital cases around the country, and provides advice and training to trial teams as well.
Ms. Stevens has been a civil and criminal litigator in the trial and appellate courts of the State of North Carolina since 1993, and was a law clerk to a United States District Court Judge in 1992.
She has directly represented approximately 45 men and women facing the death penalty in state and federal court.
She has served in recent years as learned counsel in federal capital cases in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, New Mexico, Nevada, Texas and Puerto Rico. She has served as counsel of record in United States v. James Matthew Bradley (WDTX), United States v. Dylann Storm Roof (D SC - Charleston), United States v. Gary Michael Hilton (WDNC), and United States v. Demario Atwater (MDNC).
In 2015, Ms. Stevens received the Charles Becton Teaching Award from the North Carolina Advocates for Justice. In 2009, she received the J. Kirk Osborn award from the Fair Trial Initiative in Durham, North Carolina, for providing excellent representation to indigent men and women facing the death penalty and for her work in mentoring young lawyers throughout North Carolina. Ms. Stevens has further enjoyed serving as an adjunct professor at Wake Forest University School of Law, where she previously taught trial advocacy and coached the School of Law’s American Association for Justice Trial Team for approximately ten years.