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, completing over 100 hours of pro bono work. Since graduating, he is serving as the representative for the Wilmington chapter of the UNC Law Alumni Association. He is an active member of St. James Episcopal Church in downtown Wilmington, where he serves on the Vestry’s strategic planning committee. Kenan is also involved in various capacities with two 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations, and is the Chairman of the Wilmington chapter of a major national lawyers’ organization.

While not practicing law, Kenan enjoys traveling, being active in the Rams Club, attending UNC sporting events, following major and minor league baseball, and reading in both Spanish and English. 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 North Carolina Bar Association Young Lawyers’ Division Finance and Development Committee
  • Chi Psi Fraternity
  • St. James Episcopal Church, Strategic Planning Committee
Honors

HONORS:

  • UNC School of Law:
    • Merit Scholar
    • UNC Law Pro Bono Program, Carolina Real Estate Law Association, Transactional & Corporate Law Association