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2022-2023
Advocacy Team

Kevin Bunn

Legislative Vice President

Kevin Bunn

Legislative Vice President

Kevin Bunn graduated from the University of North Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts in 1986, and received his Master of Public Administration degree from UNC in 1989.  He graduated from the UNC School of Law in 1993. Kevin has practiced law in Cary, North Carolina, since graduating from law school. Kevin has been a Board-Certified Specialist in North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Law since 2013. He is a frequent presenter at workers’ compensation continuing education programs. Kevin is a Fellow of the National College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers. Kevin is a former Chair of the Workers’ Compensation Section, and currently serves on the Section’s Executive Committee and as Chair of the Section’s Legislative Committee. He also serves on the NCAJ Board of Governors, Executive Committee and Finance Committee. He is the Chair of the NCAJ Political Action Committee.

Kevin joined NCAJ for the continuation education, but he stays for the friendships.

Jon Moore

Legal Affairs Vice President

Jon Moore

Legal Affairs Vice President

Jon Moore grew up in the Kansas City, Missouri area before graduating college from Northwestern University.  After a year of teaching high school, Jon went on to law school at Georgetown University.  After briefly working in Missouri following law school, Jon moved to North Carolina when his wife accepted a job as a reporter at a local television station.  Jon focuses his practice on personal injury and medical malpractice.  He has been named a “Super Lawyer” by North Carolina Super Lawyers magazine from 2017 through 2021.  Jon has served as Chair of the Product Liability section, and also Chair of the Auto Torts and Premises Liability section.  During his tenure as Chair of the ATPL section, Jon launched the popular monthly trial de-briefs.  Jon has served on the NCAJ’s Legal Affairs committee for several years, and authored multiple amicus briefs and served on multiple moot court panels.  His favorite part about being an NCAJ member is the collegiality and the willingness of members to share their knowledge and expertise.

Philip Isley

NCAJ Member & Contract Lobbyist

Philip Isley

NCAJ Member & Contract Lobbyist

Philip Isley began his tenure as a contract lobbyist for NCAJ in 2011. Since then, he has lobbied for a variety of clients across the state and nation, including the City of Raleigh and the City of Asheville.

He has practiced law in North Carolina since 1992, and served four terms on the Raleigh City Council. During his time on the council, Isley built lasting relationships with other elected officials and staff within Raleigh, Wake County and North Carolina. After joining the Raleigh firm Blanchard, Miller, Lewis & Isley, PA, he began significant work for clients before the City of Raleigh, Wake County, and the North Carolina General Assembly. His lobbying and governmental relations work is a substantial part of his practice.

Isley graduated cum laude from Washington & Lee University with a degree in European History and a concentration in English History. He graduated from the University Of Mississippi School Of Law in 1992.

He currently serves as a member of the Centennial Authority, Band Together, the Triangle Educational Assistance Fund, and has served on the last three Local Organizing Committees with the NCAA regional basketball tournament. Outside of his legal work, Isley’s interests include cooking, fly fishing and music.

Zane Stilwell

Contract Lobbyist

Zane Stilwell

Contract Lobbyist

Andy Munn

Contract Lobbyist

Andy Munn

Contract Lobbyist

Kevin Wilkinson

Contract Lobbyist

Kevin Wilkinson

Contract Lobbyist

Meisha Evans

Contract Lobbyist

Meisha Evans

Contract Lobbyist

Meisha brings several years of legal and policy experience to the EQV Strategic team. Most recently she served as Deputy Director of Government Affairs for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, working with legislators and stakeholders to advance the Department’s policy goals. 

She started her career as a Staff Attorney for the North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence reviewing and litigating wrongful conviction claims for North Carolina inmates. During her tenure the Center exonerated two individuals who were wrongfully incarcerated for a total of 65 years. 

As a Policy Attorney for Disability Rights North Carolina Meisha worked on legislation impacting healthcare, education, and the criminal justice system. 

She received her bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech and her law degree from UNC School of Law. In her free time, Meisha tends to her extensive plant collection and serves as a board member for Arts Access, Inc.

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