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Wilmington Partner Hal Kitchin Discusses Hurricane Impact With Law.com

September 19, 2018

After Hurricane Florence battered the North Carolina coast and caused flooding that effectively cut off the port city of Wilmington from the rest of the state, lawyers in the region are trying to come to terms with the extensive damage while continuing to serve their clients. McGuireWoods partner Hal Kitchin was interviewed by American Lawyer Media’s Law.com for a Sept. 17 story on how the legal community is responding to the disaster.

“It’s not like you can relax and focus on work when you’re thinking about everyone who stayed behind,” said Kitchin, a partner in the firm’s financial services litigation practice.

Kitchin said he and his family evacuated Wilmington before Florence made landfall. While he had the same connectivity working remotely that he had in his office, at the time he really wanted to be at home where he could help his community. Roads into the city, however, remained inaccessible for days due to flooding.

The story noted that the North Carolina Bar Association has a website with resources for the public, volunteer lawyers and attorneys who have experience related to storm damage.