Corena Norris-McCluney focuses her practice on litigating and defending corporations and municipal entities in employment discrimination lawsuits, advising and defending employers on employee relations issues, and advising employers on state and federal labor and employment laws. She regularly conducts harassment and discrimination investigations on behalf of employers. She also provides counsel with regard to covenant not to compete litigation.
Ms. Norris-McCluney has been recognized as a 2013 and 2014 "Legal Elite" by Business North Carolina magazine for Employment Law. She was named a 2014 North Carolina "Rising Star" for Labor & Employment Law by Super Lawyers magazine. Ms. Norris-McCluney was honored as a 2009 "Women in Business Award" winner by the Triad Business Journal. In 2007, she was honored at the 10th Annual Black Achievers in Business and Industry Awards for her volunteer work. Ms. Norris-McCluney was also named to the Triad Business Journal's "40 Leaders Under 40" list in 2011. She is a recipient of Business Leader magazine's "2011 Movers & Shakers" Award and North Carolina Lawyers Weekly magazine's "2011 Emerging Legal Leader" Award. In 2012, Ms. Norris-McCluney was named one of the "Nation's Best Advocates: 40 Lawyers Under 40" by IMPACT and the National Bar Association. She was honored in 2012 with the Citizen Lawyer Award by the North Carolina Bar Association.
Professional & Community Activities
Crisis Control Ministry, Executive Committee Member and Human Resources Committee Chair
Heartstrings Pregnancy and Infancy Loss Support Group, Member and Walk Organizer
St. Paul United Methodist Church, Staff Parrish Committee, Member
Winston-Salem Bar Association, Member
Winston-Salem Foundation, Winston-Salem Campaign Coordinating Committee, Member (2004 - present) and Secretary of Black Philanthropy Initiative Advisory Committee
Women’s Fund Leadership Development Committee, Member
YMCA of Northwest North Carolina Metropolitan, Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Human Resources Committee Chair (2004-2009), President/CEO Search Committee, Board Development Committee
Forsyth County Bar Association, Forsyth County Young Lawyers Division, Young Lawyers Division, Member, Vice President (2005-2006), Secretary (2004-2005), Executive Board Member (2003-2004)
North Carolina Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Minority Focus Committee, Member (2004-2006)