O. Kenneth Bagwell Jr.

O. Kenneth Bagwell Jr.

O. Kenneth Bagwell Jr.

Mr. Bagwell is the founder of the firm. He obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from UNC – Chapel Hill, and graduated from UNC’s School of Law in 1979. In 1984 he founded the firm that is now Bagwell Holt Smith P.A. After twenty-six years of private practice with the firm, in 2005 he accepted an offer to go in-house with D.R. Horton, Inc., the nation’s largest homebuilder. He served as Horton’s Chief Counsel for the East Region of the United States for sixteen years, retiring from Horton in April of 2021. He is now back, of counsel, with the firm he founded.

Education

  • UNC - Chapel Hill School of Law, J.D., 1979
  • UNC Bachelor of Arts, 1972, with Honors

Memberships and Admissions

  • NC State Bar, Member
  • NC State Bar, Member, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina, 1979
  • Orange County Bar Association, President, 1989
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