FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The District Attorney’s Office is pleased to announce that prosecutor Kimberly Hayes Harris has joined our staff. Kimberly is a native of Cherokee County, North Carolina. Upon graduating from Murphy High School she served 4 years of Active duty with the U.S. Army’s 2d Stryker Brigade as an intelligence analyst stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Tocoma, Washington. During her time on Active duty she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Intelligence Studies from American Military University and graduated from Wake Forest University School of Law in December 2017. She took and passed the North Carolina Bar Exam in February 2018.
Mrs. Harris was sworn in today by Chief District Court Judge Richard K. Walker, with her parents Allen and Teresa Hayes, sister Abby Hayes, and husband Jacob S. Harris in attendance. Kimberly will focus on District Court and Misdemeanor appeals to Superior Court in Cherokee and Clay Counties.
“We are exceptionally pleased to have both a Veteran and native of Cherokee County joining our staff with the addition of Mrs. Harris. She demonstrated her professionalism, work ethic, and legal ability as an intern in our office during the summer of 2017 and will be an immediate asset in both Cherokee and Clay Counties,” said District Attorney Ashley Welch.
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