North Carolina Lawyers Weekly

National labor and employment law firm Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP is proud to announce Kristine Sims has been named a “Leader in the Law” by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly for 2024. This prestigious award honors legal professionals licensed and practicing law in the state of North Carolina, who have gone above and beyond in their profession and their community and are considered the most influential individuals within North Carolina’s legal community.

Sims is the head of the Winston-Salem office with experience involving every aspect of the employment relationship. She has been involved in complex litigation involving class action issues, the FLSA, all aspects of Title VII, retaliatory discharge, and state law claims for breach of contract, fraud, negligence, infliction of emotional distress, and covenants not to compete. In addition to her employment litigation practice, Sims has significant experience in affirmative action compliance including affirmative action plan training, preparation, and compliance review defense at the desk audit and on-site stages.

Sims has been recognized for her work on behalf of clients by numerous industry publications, including The Best Lawyers in America® (2022-2024), Chambers USA (2017-2018), and North Carolina Super Lawyers® (2017-2024). She has also received several community awards, including the Triad Business Journal’s “Outstanding Women in Business” award (2024) and the “40 Business Leaders Under 40” (2011).


Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete offers a wider lens on workplace law. We have counseled employers exclusively since 1946. With offices in 21 states, we are one of the largest labor and employment law practices in the U.S., with a growing Cybersecurity & Data Privacy practice group to match. Constangy has been named as a top firm for women and minorities by organizations including Working Mother MagazineLaw360, the National Law Journal and Many of our more than 225 attorneys have been recognized by leading authorities such as Chambers USA®, The Best Lawyers in America® and Martindale-Hubbell. Find out more about us online at


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