Biography

A native North Carolinian, Kenan Drum is a proud double Tar Heel who is excited to have the opportunity to give back to his home state through service to his clients.

Kenan served as law clerk to Senator Thom Tillis, a role that provided him with some exciting experiences. He attended senate judiciary hearings, briefed the Senator on updates, researched new and pending legislation, and helped draft legislation. He also had the chance to witness some exciting moments including attending committee hearings on Russia, confirmation hearings of several federal court judges, and the confirmation of current FBI director Chris Wray. While in this role, Kenan had the opportunity to tour the Supreme Court, including a personal tour of Justice Gorsuch’s chambers.

Kenan participated in the pro-bono program during law school where he completed over 56 hours of pro-bono work. Since graduating, he is serving as a Club Representative for the Wilmington chapter of the UNC Law Alumni Association’s Carolina Law Club.

Kenan received R.O.T.C. training during undergrad where he gained an appreciation for the self-sacrifice and dedication of our troops and their families. He appreciates the understanding he gained of what it is like to serve in the military and the fact that he is more able to relate to our troops than a civilian who has never seen their perspective. He will also never forget how to shine a pair of shoes!

While not practicing law, Kenan enjoys playing golf, inshore fishing, being active in the Rams Club, and attending UNC sporting events every chance he gets. His favorite vacation spots are Nags Head, NC in the summer and Blowing Rock, NC during the fall and winter.

Experience and Involvement

PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC INVOLVEMENT:

  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Member of the NCBA YLD Finance and Development Committee
  • Chi Psi Fraternity
Honors

HONORS:

  • UNC School of Law:
    • Recipient of merit-based scholarship
    • UNC Law Pro Bono Program, Carolina Real Estate Law Association, Transactional & Corporate Law Association, Federalist Society