Kenneth P. "Ken" Carlson, Jr.

Kenneth P. "Ken" Carlson, Jr.


Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP

Recognized since 2007

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Practice Areas

Arbitration

Employment Law - Management

Litigation - Labor and Employment

Mediation

Trade Secrets Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Mediation
Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Mediation Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Litigation - Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Trade Secrets Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Arbitration Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Arbitration Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Litigation - Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Arbitration Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Litigation - Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Arbitration
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Ken Carlson is a senior litigator who has successfully defended companies in virtually every aspect of employment law. He also has a strong practice in drafting employment contracts, independent contractor agreements, and noncompetition agreements, combined with a significant amount of work involving trade secret and noncompetition law. In addition to his litigation practice, Ken regularly advises employers on how to avoid problems before they occur, and helps companies protect their intellectual property by developing trade secret protection programs. Ken is also a certified mediator with an emphasis on mediating employment-related disputes, and is an adjunct professor at the Wake Forest University School of Law where he teaches courses in trial practice and trade secrets/unfair competition. He is a frequent speaker at corporate training and continuing education seminars throughout North Carolina, and has published numerous articles through the years on various employment law topics.

Ken is consistently named to Business North Carolina’s annual “Legal Elite” for employment law, to the list of North Carolina “Super Lawyers,” and to the Best Lawyers in America for labor & employment law and alternative dispute resolution.

Location

  • 100 North Cherry Street, Suite 300
    Winston-Salem, NC 27101-4016

Education

  • Wake Forest University , J.D., graduated 1990
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BA, graduated 1976

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1990

Affiliations

  • Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County, Inc. - Past Chairman
  • Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce - Chair, Healthcare, Immigration and Labor Law (HILL) Committee
  • Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee - Member and Past Chairman

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Mediation Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Litigation - Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Trade Secrets Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Arbitration Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Arbitration Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Litigation - Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Arbitration Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Litigation - Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Arbitration

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Mediation, Triad (2023)
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment, Triad (2022)
  • Trade Secrets Law, Triad (2021)
  • Arbitration, Triad (2020)
  • Arbitration, Greensboro (2018)
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment, Greensboro (2017)
  • Arbitration, Greensboro (2016)
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment, Greensboro (2015)
  • Arbitration, Greensboro (2013)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Trade Secrets Law

Special Focus

  • Arbitration
  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Covenants Not to Compete
  • Discrimination
  • Harassment
  • Labor and Employment
  • Litigation
  • Management
  • Mediation
  • Trade Secrets
  • Wage-Hour Law

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