Christopher C. Romeo has joined Thurmond Kirchner Timbes & Yelverton as an associate. Romeo, who previously served as an assistant public defender in Transylvania, Henderson and Polk counties in North Carolina, will focus his practice on criminal and personal injury cases. Romeo earned his Juris Doctor degree from Samford University, Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Ala., and his Bachelor of Science in international affairs from the University of Georgia in Athens, where he minored in Italian studies. As an undergraduate, he also studied at the Umbra Institute in Perugia, Italy. Romeo is licensed to practice in North and South Carolina and is a member of both states’ bar associations.