Richard has significant experience in the area of family law, entertainment law and government. He has successfully represented clients since 2008 in multiple counties throughout the State.
Kern graduated from Albany Law School in upstate New York in 2008 with his juris doctorate degree. He earned a B.A. in Political Science from The University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2005 and, in 2003, earned an A.A. in Political Science from Cape Fear Community College. Prior to becoming an attorney, Richard worked as a professional musician, an audio engineer, and in the movie industry as a prop-maker.
While in law school, Richard interned in the chambers of the Honorable John M. Tyson at the North Carolina Court of Appeals, worked at the Government Law Center in Albany, New York (New York’s preeminent legal and policy research center and the oldest government law center in the United States according to their Web site) under the direction of Professor Patricia E. Salkin, Associate Dean and full-time Director of the Government Law Center.
Richard was born in a small upstate New York town known as Warrensburg (James Fenimore Cooper wrote The Last of the Mohicans there) in 1975 but he considers himself a North Carolinian and loves living and working in North Carolina. He is the oldest of four siblings and is married.
- North Carolina, 2008
- J.D., 2008
Albany Law School, Albany, NY
- B.A., Political Science, 2005
University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Wilmington, NC
- A.A., Political Science, Cape Fear Community College, Wilmington, NC