From left, Bill Wilson, Nathalie Doran, Jonathan Silverman, and Robert Reives II

Nathalie Doran has been named a partner at WRSD, formerly known as Wilson, Reives & Silverman, making her the first woman partner at the 45-year-old law firm.

“We are very excited to name Nathalie a partner and become Wilson, Reives, Silverman & Doran. She is a strong advocate in making the legal system accessible to the residents of Sanford and the surrounding area. She is the embodiment of our commitment to stand for the rights of everyday people,” said William T. Wilson, Jr., founding partner of the practice.

Doran joined the firm in 2015 and focuses her legal practice on family law. The Campbell University School of Law graduate shares a deep understanding and connection with her clients as a champion for justice.

While pursuing her undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Doran served as a guardian ad litem in Chatham and Orange counties, representing children involved in abuse and neglect cases. As a volunteer for the Carolina House of Chapel Hill, Doran developed a passion for ensuring the rights of senior citizens while working with those suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s.

“I am incredibly grateful to Bill (Wilson), Robert (Reives), and Jon (Silverman) for their continued support and confidence in my work. To be named partner by three outstanding lawyers whom I deeply respect is an honor,” Doran said. “To be the first woman to lead as a partner for the firm is significant to me both personally and professionally.”

Doran plans to continue focusing on her area of expertise, representing families and children in family law court.

WRSD was founded in 1977 by Mr. Wilson as a solo practice and today has grown to nine attorneys who share over 150 years of combined legal expertise.