Biography

A native North Carolinian, Kenan Drum attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for both his undergraduate and law school studies. He enjoys crafting arguments for his clients in both written and verbal form, and finds energy from speaking in front of a crowd.  Kenan utilizes his proficiency in Spanish, his undergraduate major, to better serve clients when parties are involved whose first language is Spanish.

Kenan served on Capitol Hill as Law Clerk to Senator Thom Tillis, a role that provided him with some exciting experiences. He attended Senate Judiciary Committee hearings, briefed the Senator on updates, researched new and pending legislation, and helped draft legislation. He also had the opportunity to witness some exciting moments, including attending Committee hearings on Russia, confirmation hearings of several federal court judges, and the confirmation hearing 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 Neil Gorsuch’s chambers.

Kenan served 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. He is also an active member of St. James Episcopal Church in downtown Wilmington.

While not practicing law, Kenan enjoys playing golf, being active in the Rams Club, attending UNC sporting events, following major and minor league baseball, and reading classic literature. 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
  • Active Member of St. James Episcopal Church in downtown Wilmington
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