Kerstin Walker Sutton - Attorney Profile
Kerry Sutton develops crisis management and media management plans for athletes and high profile clients, and represents individuals in Title IX cases and professional license and ethics issues.
Ms. Sutton has been admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States District Courts for the Middle District and Eastern District of North Carolina, the Middle District of Pennsylvania, and state courts in North Carolina and Washington.
A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the North Carolina Central University School of Law, Ms. Sutton has continued her support of those institutions through professional ethics and Title IX presentations in a variety of on-campus educational programs and forums. Ms. Sutton strives to raise the level of public knowledge about criminal law issues by regularly speaking to citizen and student groups about her work as a legal professional and through her regular involvement in the political process in North Carolina.
Ms. Sutton has gained extensive experience over the years in managing the public relations aspects of high-profile legal cases and is adept at dealing with members of the media to coordinate press coverage. Ms. Sutton has been interviewed as a local legal resource and about many of the high-profile cases on which she has worked by print and broadcast media outlets from North Carolina's News & Observer (Raleigh), the Durham Herald-Sun, WRAL-TV (NBC/Raleigh), WNCN-TV (CBS/Raleigh) and WTVD-TV (ABC/Durham) to The Washington Post, The New York Times, the Associated Press, The Philadelphia Inquirer, CNN, The Los Angeles Times, ESPN, Dateline and the CBS Today Show.
The 2016 ESPN Films 30 for 30 documentary titled "Fantastic Lies" highlights the Duke Lacrosse case, the 2006 case of the false accusation of an alleged gang rape by members of the Duke Lacrosse team in Durham that captured the attention of the nation and the world in unexpected ways and has had an indelible effect on how people view the justice system in Durham, at Duke, and for accused students and criminal defendants in courtrooms across the country.