Crisp, Page & Currin, L.L.P.

4010 Barrett Drive, Suite 205
Raleigh, North Carolina 27609
Telephone: (919) 791-0009
Fax: (919) 791-0010

ccurrin@cpclaw.com

LEGAL EXPERIENCE:

Crisp, Page &
Currin, L.L.P.
1980 to present

Partner
1985 to present

Associate
1980 - 1984

 

Attorney with emphasis in cooperative law and corporate law.

Represents rural electric cooperatives; Attends Board meetings and draft minutes, drafts contracts and easements, drafts policy and bylaw revisions, prepares affirmative action plans; Provides defense in lawsuits; Handles legal territorial issues; Provides counsel to managers on day-to-day legal issues; advises on employment law matters; Has conducted jury trials, depositions, extensive discovery and appellate practice. Practice in State and Federal Civil Trial and Appellate Courts, as well as Administrative Hearings before the Federal and State agencies, including N.C. Utilities Commission, N.C. Industrial Commission and the Social Security Administration. Has served as mediator and arbitrator since 1995.

EDUCATION/
LAW SCHOOL:

 

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Juris Doctor, 1980

Honors and Activities: Holderness Moot Court Bench

UNDERGRADUATE: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Bachelor of Arts, English, 1977

Honors and Activities: Phi Beta Kappa, Junior Year;
Gamma Alpha Lambda Honorary Society;
Freshmen Honors Program

PROFESSIONAL
AFFILIATIONS:
President of the North Carolina EMC Counsel Association, 1998-1999 and 2003-2004.

Board of Governors, North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, June 1997 through June 2000.

Editorial Board, North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers Trial Briefs (Journal of the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers). Serves on Editorial Board and contributes articles. The periodical is published quarterly, and distributed statewide.

Board of Directors, Wake County Bar Association 1993 - 1994

Chair, Legal Education Partnership Committee, Wake County Bar Association, 1996-1998

Bar Associations and Licenses:
American Bar Association (Administrative Law Section and Torts and Insurance Section)
North Carolina Bar Association
Wake County Bar Association
North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys
North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers
American Trial Lawyers Association
North Carolina EMC Counsel's Association

CERTIFICATIONS: Certificate from North Carolina Supreme Court to conduct Court Ordered Mediation

Qualified Arbitrator in District 10

PRESENTATIONS:

REMDC Conference, "Easement Law".  June, 2008.  St. Louis, Missouri.

NRECA Executive and Administrative Assistants Conference, “Executive Assistants and the Law”.  October, 2006.  Scottsdale, Arizona.

APPA Legal Seminar, “Easements:  The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly”.  October, 2006.  Cambridge, Massachusetts.

NRECA Conference, “Sensitive Policy Issues”.  June, 2006.  Austin, Texas.

NTCA Conference, “Legal Foundations of Board Leadership”.  March, 2006.  Scottsdale, Arizona. 

EEI Institute Claims Committee Meeting, “Electric Utility Records and Privacy Issues”. September, 2005. Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico.

NFEC Utility Conference, “Utility Nuisance Lawsuits – Case Studies and What We Can Learn”. April, 2005. Green Bay, Wisconsin.

APPA Legal Seminar, “Insurance and Liability Issues for Public Power”. November, 2004. San Francisco, California.

NRECA TechAdvantage 2004, “Accident Investigation – The Facts and How to Get Them”. February, 2004. New Orleans, Louisiana.

REMDC Conference, “Propane – To Be or Not to Be”. June, 2000. Branson, Missouri.

NRECA’s “Vision and Leadership” Seminar. Presentation to cooperative directors on legal fiduciary responsibility-1993, 1994; Washington, D.C.

Speaker for following seminar presentations:
*North Carolina EMC Counsel Association, 1995-2004
*National Business Institute. Raleigh and Fayetteville, May 1991

PUBLICATIONS: Energy Central, Spring 2004, Author of article: “Legal Matters: A Checklist for Investigation and Facts Following an Electrical Contact Accident.”

Editor, the Currin Energy Page®, a legal publication distributed nationally and providing a summary of recent case law and regulatory law relating to electric and energy industries. March 1999 to present.

Editor, Legal Reporting Service, publication of National Rural Electrification Cooperative Association, a trade association for rural electric cooperatives, distributed nationally. January 1993-August 1998.

“May It Please the Court”, article on appellate advocacy including interviews with North Carolina Supreme Court and North Carolina Court of Appeals Judges. Trial Briefs, 2nd Quarter, 1993.
REPORTED CASES: Springer-Eubank Company v. Four County Electric Membership Corporation and Four County ServicePlus, Inc., 543 S.E.2d 197 (N.C.App. 2001); City of Charlotte v. Cook, 479 S.E.2d 503 (N.C.App. 1997); Peace River Elec. Co-op. v. Ward Trans. 116 N.C.App. 493, 449 S.E.2d 202 (1994), disc.rev.denied, 339 N.C. 739, 454 S.E.2d 655 (1995); Weston v. Daniels, 442 S.E.2d 69 (N.C. App., 1994), disc.rev.denied 447 W.E.2d 433 (1994); Barbara S. Batts v. Louis W. Sullivan, M.S., 818 F.Supp.138 (E.D.N.C., 1993); American Aluminum Products, Inc. v. John Richard Pollard and Calvin W. Morrison, 97 N.C.App. 541, 389 S.E.2d 589 (1990); Janet M. Proctor v. The State Government of North Carolina, et al. 689 F.2d 491 (4th Cir. 1982); Janet M. Proctor v. The State of North Carolina, et al. 830 F.2d 514 (4th Cir. 1987); Maureen Schneider and Thomas Schneider v. William B. Brunk, D.D.S., Bruce V. Wainwright, D.D.S. and Bruce V. Wainwright, D.D.D., P.A. 72 N.C.App. 560, 324 S.E.2d 922 (1985).
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