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2016

Danielle Kimelstein, accepted a position with Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina as a staff attorney. (Dec. 2016)

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2015

Jacob M. Wight, of Dallas accepted a position with KPMG LLP as a senior associate. (Oct. 2016)

Katherine Varner accepted a position with Hatcher Law Group in Charlotte, N.C., as a family law attorney. (May 2016)

Daniel Brader, of Raleigh, N.C., has joined Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP as an associate attorney in the firm's Raleigh office. (Mar. 2016)

Amalia Manolagas accepted a position with Hatcher Law Group in Charlotte, N.C. as a family law attorney. (Mar. 2016)

Laura Kastner, of Chapel Hill, N.C., accepted an associate position with Bagwell Holt Smith P.A. in their family law division. (Feb. 2016)

Eissabeth Dizon Swedenburg, of Cincinnati, Ohio, accepted a counsel position with The Procter & Gamble Company. (Feb. 2016)

John Harris, of Arlington, V.A., and his wife, Kerry Anne Harris, welcomed baby William Everette Harris on November 10, 2015. (Feb. 2016)

Amelia Serrat, of Raleigh, N.C., joined Smith Anderson as an associate in the firm's litigation and real estate development group. (Feb. 2016)

Brandon Elliott, of Charlotte, N.C., accepted an associate position with Haynes and Boone LLP in Dallas. (Feb. 2016)

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2014

Ryan Fairchild has joined Brooks Pierce in Wilmington, N.C. as an associate. (Nov. 2016)

Lauren Burrow accepted a position with Alston & Bird LLP in Charlotte, N.C., as an associate patent attorney. (Jul. 2016)

Jessica Lee Thompson accepted a position with the North Carolina Supreme Court as a judicial law clerk to The Honorable Chief Justice Mark D. Martin. (Jun. 2016)

Munashe Magarira accepted a position with the North Carolina Court of Appeals as a judicial law clerk to The Honorable Chris Dillion. (May 2016)

Giles Rodenhiser accepted a position at Young & Associates P.C., in Farmington Hills, MI. (May 2016)

Morgan Wittman accepted a position lobbying with the NC Alliance for Health (NCAH) in Morrisville, N.C. (Feb. 2016)

James Jolley, of Raleigh, N.C., joined Smith Anderson as an associate in the firm's corporate group to practice in the areas of securities law, corporate law and mergers and acquisitions. (Feb. 2016)

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2013

Nikul Patel, of Atlanta, joined Carlton Fields. (Sep. 2016)

Elliot Franklin accepted a position with Morris Manning in their corporate group. (Aug. 2016)

Dania Haider has joined Jackson Lewis LLP as an associate in their Atlanta office. (Mar. 2016)

Martin Moore, a public defender in Buncombe County, N.C., received the "Laureates of the Year" award that is reserved for outstanding individuals in the greater Western North Carolina community who are passionate champions of education and act as exemplary, dedicated advocates for children and families challenged by multi-generational poverty. The award was presented by OpenDoors of Asheville, a local not-for-profit organization. (Mar. 2016)

Yolanda Fair, a district attorney in Buncombe County, N.C., received the "Laureates of the Year" award that is reserved for outstanding individuals in the greater Western North Carolina community who are passionate champions of education and act as exemplary, dedicated advocates for children and families challenged by multi-generational poverty. The award was presented by OpenDoors of Asheville, a local not-for-profit organization. (Mar. 2016)

Brandy Barrett Mazzella, of Alexandria, VA, accepted the position of trademark examining attorney at the US Patent and Trademark Office. (Feb. 2016)

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2012

Noah Brisbin, accepted a position with the University of Wisconsin System as associate system legal counsel. (Dec. 2016)

Anne Salter, joined Pisgah Legal Services in Asheville, N.C. (Nov. 2016)

Elizabeth Dannelly Morgan was promoted to the position of director of principal and major gifts at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. (Nov. 2016)

Raina Haque, founder of Erdos Intellectual Property Law in Winston Salem, N.C., was a recipient of the 2016 "Winston Under 40 Leadership Award. (Sep. 2016)

Elizabeth Jane Smart Hansch accepted a position with TrustBuilders Law Group in Yorktown, Va. (Sep. 2016)

Kara Brunk accepted an attorney position with Poyner Spruill in Raleigh, N.C. (Jun. 2016)

S. Wilson Quick, of Brooks Pierce and president of the North Carolina State Friends of the Library in Raleigh, N.C., accepted the 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Services on behalf of the North Carolina State libraries as a member of a delegation invited to the White House. (Jun. 2016)

Kimberly J. Kirk of Johnston, Allison & Hord PA in Charlotte, N.C., was included in Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" in the category of young guns.
(Apr. 2016)

Cody Gillians, of Mayer Brown in Washington, D.C., was selected as a 2016 participant in the Leadership Counsel on Legal Diversity Pathfinder Program. (Apr. 2016)

Erin L. Brinkman accepted an associate position with Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP in their labor & employment litigation division. (Feb. 2016)

Erika Nicole Jones, of Wilmington, N.C., accepted the position of assistant district attorney at the New Hanover County District Attorney's Office. (Feb. 2016)

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2011

Katie O. Berkey, an attorney and land planner at Paverse Law Firm in Fort Myers, FL, was honored by the Lee County Bar Association at a special Pro Bono Awards Luncheon as an exceptional representative of the legal profession while making a positive impact by providing free legal services to those in need. (Nov. 2016)

Mark R. Johnson, of Inmar, Inc. in Winston-Salem, N.C., was named as a "2016 Leaders in the Law" by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly.

(Oct. 2016)

Katrina Sosa, of Miami, Fla., joined Haber Slade P.A. (Sep. 2016)

Rachel Blunk, of Sharpless & Stavola, PA in Greensboro, N.C., received the North Carolina Bar Association's (NCBA) Younger Lawyer Pro Bono Award and was honored at the 2016 NCBA Annual Meeting. (Jul. 2016)

Adeline McKinney Clarke and T. Henry Clarke V of Lynchburg, Va., announce the birth of a son, Thomas Henry Clarke VI, on September 27, 2015. (Mar. 2016)

William Biggers, of Washington, D.C., was sworn in as an Assistant District Attorney with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg District Attorney's Office. (Mar. 2016)

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2010

Megan Wilson joined Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP in Birmingham, Ala. (Sep. 2016)

Lana Beverly joined Deans & Lyons, LLP in Dallas. (Jul. 2016)

Paul J. Puryear Jr., of Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was included in Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" in the category of young guns.
(Apr. 2016)

Seth A. Glazer, of Church Watson Law PLLC in Cornelius, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of family law.
(Apr. 2016)

Dane R. Scalise, of Chleborowicz & Theriault in Wilmington, N.C., was appointed to the position of Deputy Commissioner of the North Carolina Industrial Commission and commences a six-year term beginning on February 2, 2016. (Feb. 2016)

Daniel F. Smitha partner at Brooks Pierce Law Firm LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was recognized by 2016 North Carolina's Super Lawyers as a "Rising Star" for his work in environmental law. (Feb. 2016)

David Y. Sartorio, of Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Super Lawyers  as a "Rising Star." (Feb. 2016)

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2009

Cara Gardner, accepted a position with the U.S. Attorney's Office in Washington, D.C. as an Assistant U.S. Attorney.  In addition, the non-profit she co-founded, Amara Legal Center that provides free legal services to survivors of sex trafficking, was able to expand and hire two additional attorneys. (Nov. 2016)

Elizabeth Kemper accepted a position with Lindley Law Firm PLLC in Charlotte N.C., as a marketing director. (May 2016)

Jason A. Miller, of Miller & Monroe PLLC in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of litigation.
(Apr. 2016)

Jeffrey R. Monroe, of Miller & Monroe PLLC in Raleigh, N.C., was included in Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" in the category of young guns.
(Apr. 2016)

Stephen C. McIntyre, of Musselwhite, Musselwhite, Branch & Grantham in Lumberton, N.C., was included in Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" in the category of young guns.
(Apr. 2016)

Kristan Bryant, of Bell Davis Pitt in Winston-Salem, N.C., was elected as a director of the firm. (Mar. 2016)

Jennifer Hall accepted an associate position with Ellis & Winters LLP in Raleigh, N.C. (Feb. 2016)

Adam T. Duke, of Bell, Davis & Pitt, PA in Winston-Salem, N.C., was elected to the position of director on February 1, 2016. (Feb. 2016)

Kris Bryant, of Bell, Davis & Pitt, PA in Winston-Salem, N.C., was elected to the position of director on February 1, 2016. (Feb. 2016)

Patrick Cleary, of Bowman and Brooke LLP in Columbia, S.C., was accepted to the South Carolina State Bar's 2016 Leadership Academy. (Feb. 2016)

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2008

Sara Kroll Weed accepted a corporate associate position with Paul Hastings LLP in Atlanta. (Jun. 2016)

Martin Rosenbluth, legal advisor/training coordinator at Advocates Abroad in Hillsborough, N.C., volunteered with the CARA Project, a group of lawyers and legal assistants representing mothers and children held at "South Texas Family Residential Center." (May 2016)

Trevor Cangelosi, of Clawson and Staubes, LLC in Charleston, S.C., was named a "Rising Star" for his work in civil litigation. (May 2016)

Elizabeth Sims Hedrick, of Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of litigation.
(Apr. 2016)

Eric David, a partner at Brooks Pierce Law Firm LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by 2016 North Carolina's Super Lawyers as a "Rising Star" for his work in business litigation. (Feb. 2016)

Ben Thompson, of Fish & Richardson in Atlanta, was named principal in the firm's intellectual property litigation group.   (Feb. 2016)

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2007

Kate M. Bell, previously a lobbyist for marijuana policy issues, joined the Marijuana Policy Project in Washington, D.C. as legislative counsel. (Nov. 2016)

Amanda S. “Mandy” Hitchcock, of Chapel Hill, N.C.,was honored with the UNC Law Alumni Association 2016 Outstanding Recent Graduate Award. (Oct. 2016)

Diana Sarju Kim accepted a position with Taylor English Duma LLP in Atlanta with the firm's employment and labor relations group. (Jun. 2016)

Adam P.M. Tarleton, of Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was included in Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" in the area of tax and estate planning.
(Apr. 2016)

Matthew A. Cordell, of Ward and Smith PA in Raleigh, N.C., was included in Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" in the category of young guns.
(Apr. 2016)

Joshua J. Otto, of Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of business law.
(Apr. 2016)

Lauren V. Lewis, of Essex Richards PA in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the areas of family law and young guns.
(Apr. 2016)

Penelope L. Hefner, of Sodoma Law PC in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of family law.
(Apr. 2016)

Michael Robert Paduchowski, of Law Office of Matthew Charles Suczynski PLLC in Chapel Hill, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of criminal law as well as young guns.
(Apr. 2016)

Kyle R. Still, of Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of employment law.
(Apr. 2016)

Mary Katherine H. Stukes, of Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of environmental law.
(Apr. 2016)

Richard Cook, of Cape Fear Debt Relief in Wilmington, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of bankruptcy law.
(Apr. 2016)

Drew Slone joined Winstead PC in Dallas as an associate. (Mar. 2016)

Adam Tarletonof Brooks Pierce Law Firm LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for his work in tax and estate planning.  Tarleton was also recognized by Super Lawyers as a "Rising Star." (Feb. 2016)

Robert Christopher Miles Rountree, of Narron & Holdford PA in Wilson, N.C., was elected president of the seventh judicial district bar association. (Feb. 2016)

Dr. Jennifer K. Wagner, of State College, Pa., was selected to be the 2014-2015 AAAS congressional fellow and served in the office of U.S. Senator Edward J. Markey (MA) where she managed the judiciary portfolio and assisted with environmental, consumer protection, health, and privacy policy. Jennifer was also selected to be the 2015-2016 AAAS judicial fellow but declined the honor to join Geisinger Health System as associate director of bioethics research. There she leads research on ethical, legal, and policy matters related to the MyCode (TM) biobank and Precision Medicine Initiative. She continues to have a private solo law practice in State College, Pa. (Feb. 2016)

Daniel Stuart Harrison accepted a position with the U.S. Office of General Counsel's division of post-secondary education, focusing on higher education compliance and policy. He and his family will relocate to Washington, D.C. (Feb. 2016)

Kimberly Blackwell Bishop, of The Bishop Law Firm in Raleigh, N.C., became a North Carolina State Bar board certified social security disability law specialist. (Feb. 2016)

Benjamin Pickett was elected as a member at Moore & Van Allen in Charlotte, N.C. (Jan. 2016)

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2006

Tinu Diver, director of compliance at North Carolina State University, was appointed to the Board of Directors of Communities In Schools of Wake County, a local affiliate of Communities In Schools, the nation's largest dropout prevention organization. (Nov. 2016)

Julie Klipp Nicholson, coordinator of the Buncombe County Family Justice Center in Asheville, N.C., was a recipient of the Gwyneth B. Davis Award. This is a public service award given to valuable members of the North Carolina legal community who promote the participation of women attorneys in the legal profession and the rights of women under the law. (Oct. 2016)

Dan Hartzog, of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2017 edition and "Lawyer of the Year" for Raleigh due to his work in personal injury litigation-defendant. (Sep. 2016)

Caroline Guibert Chase, of Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP, in San Francisco, was elected to the firm's partnership. (May 2016)

Christopher M. Theriault, of Solana, Theriault & Gross PLLC in Wilmington, N.C., was included in Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" in the category of young guns.
(Apr. 2016)

Stephen M. Russell Jr., of Turning Point Litigation/Mullins Duncan Harrell & Russell PLLC in Greensboro, N.C., was included in Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" in the category of young guns.
(Apr. 2016)

John C. Livingston, of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for his work in real estate.
(Apr. 2016)

LeeAnne Quattrucci, of LeeAnne Quattrucci Law in Wilmington, N.C., was named as a "2016 Leaders in the Law" by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly.

(Apr. 2016)

Daniel A. Merlin, of Alexander Ricks PLLC in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of business law.
(Apr. 2016)

Trevor P. Schmidt, of Hutchison PLLC in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of intellectual property law.
(Apr. 2016)

Dan M. Hartzog, Jr., a partner at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was selected as a 2016 North Carolina "Rising Star." (Feb. 2016)

Melody Jollya partner at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP in Wilmington, N.C., was selected as a 2016 North Carolina "Rising Star." (Feb. 2016)

Melinda Vervais was elected as a member at Moore & Van Allen in Charlotte, N.C. (Jan. 2016)

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2005

Brian Fork, joined Brooks Pierce Law Firm in Raleigh, N.C., as partner and his practice focus will be on bankruptcy and business litigation. (Dec. 2016)

David Greenjoined Brooks Pierce Law Firm in Raleigh, N.C., as Of Counsel and his practice focus will be on real estate and general corporate law. (Dec. 2016)

Christopher Brook, legal director of the ACLU of North Carolina in Durham, N.C., was a recipient of the Gwyneth B. Davis Award. This is a public service award given to valuable members of the North Carolina legal community who promote the participation of women attorneys in the legal profession and the rights of women under the law. (Oct. 2016)

Stephanie M. Ceccato, of Denver, Colo., has affiliated with Hamre, Rodriquez, Ostrander & Dingess, P.C. as special counsel. (Sep. 2016)

Sarah Nagae, of Raleigh, N.C., joined Nexsen Pruet LLC as special counsel with the law firm's intellectual property group.

(Sep. 2016)

Tamika Rice Jenkins, of Wilmington, N.C., joined The Boyles Law Firm. (Sep. 2016)

Christian P. Cherry, of Grier Furr & Crisp PA in Charlotte, N.C., was included in Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" in the area of tax and estate planning.
(Apr. 2016)

Karen H. Chapman, of Poyner Spruill LLP in Charlotte, N.C., was named as a "2016 Leaders in the Law" by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly.
(Apr. 2016)

Jason T. Strickland, of Ward and Smith PA in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for his work in construction law.
(Apr. 2016)

Robert Jason Herndon, of Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for his work in construction law.
(Apr. 2016)

Shelley K. Abel, of Rayburn Cooper & Durham PA in Charlotte, N.C., was included in Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" in the area of bankruptcy law.
(Mar. 2016)

William B. Cannon, of Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the areas of intellectual property law and young guns. (Mar. 2016)

Lucas V. "Duke" Haugh, of Ulmer & Berne LLP in Cincinnati, was named partner on January 1, 2016. (Feb. 2016)

Jennifer Wooten Ierardi, with Northwestern Medicine in Chicago, was promoted from director of corporate governance to chief integrity executive. (Feb. 2016)

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2004

Tosha Downey was featured in TEDxMemphis, an independently organized event to highlight and share ideas from Memphis movers and shakers. Her talk was titled “poverty policy isn’t just about better schools.”

(Oct. 2016)

Joshua Hamilton Bennett, a partner at Bennett & Guthrie, was elected president of the Forsyth County (NC) Bar Association and the 21st Judicial District Bar.
(Sep. 2016)

Joshua Hamilton Bennett , a partner at Bennett & Guthrie, was elected president of the Forsyth County (N.C.) Bar Association and the 21st Judicial District Bar.
(Aug. 2016)

Chad Hansen accepted an associate counsel position with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina in the Chapel Hill Office. (Jun. 2016)

C. Allen York, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for his work in real estate. Mr. York was also selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
(Apr. 2016)

Paul J. Foley of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP in Winston-Salem, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of business law.
(Apr. 2016)

Irene King of King Collaborative Family Law in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of family law.
(Apr. 2016)

Daniel Johnson of Willis Johnson & Nelson PLLC in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of criminal law.
(Apr. 2016)

Rebecca Crandall of McGuire, Wood & Bissette PA in Asheville, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of intellectual property law.
(Apr. 2016)

Katherine J. Clayton of Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of bankruptcy law.
(Apr. 2016)

James R. Forrest, of Forrest Firm PC in Durham, N.C., was included in Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" in the area of business law. (Mar. 2016)

Rebecca Crandall of McGuire Wood & Bissette in Asheville, N.C., was named to the 2016 Business North Carolina Magazine's "Legal Elite" list of top lawyers for her work in intellectual property. (Mar. 2016)

C. Allen Yorkof Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Super Lawyers  as a "Rising Star." (Feb. 2016)

Katherine Justus Clayton, of Brooks Pierce Law Firm LLP in Greesnsboro, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for her work in bankruptcy law. (Feb. 2016)

Moses Kim opened The Moses Firm, LLC in Atlanta. (Feb. 2016)

Robert W. Shaw, of Gordon & Rees LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named partner in April 2015. (Feb. 2016)

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2003

Michael Surles, was elected as a district court judge in Jacksonville, N.C. for the 4th judicial district. (Nov. 2016)

Katie Rose Guest Pryal, writer and consultant in Chapel Hill, N.C., had her article “Barring Felons from Voting Sounds Tough on Crime, but It’s Quietly Destroying American Communities” published by Quartz digital news outlet. (Nov. 2016)

Asaf Batelman, of Arlington, V.A., joined Cantor Colburn LLP as an Associate. (Nov. 2016)

Jeffrey M. Davis, of Lincoln Financial Group in Greensboro, N.C., was named as a "2016 Leaders in the Law" by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly.

(Oct. 2016)

Alex Elkan, of Brooks Pierce in Greensboro, N.C., was selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the area of environmental law. (Sep. 2016)

Ashley Huffstetler Campbell, a partner at Ragsdell Liggett in Raleigh, N.C., received the North Carolina Bar Association's Citizen Lawyer Award and was honored at the 2016 NCBA Annual Meeting.

(Jul. 2016)

Chad S.C. Stover, a partner at Barnes & Thornburg in Wilmington, DE, was selected to the "2016 Rising Star" list by Delaware Super Lawyers. (Jun. 2016)

Alyssa Omwake Hockaday, of Raleigh, N.C., accepted the position of attorney advisor to the clerk of court in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. (Apr. 2016)

Amanda Harmon Cooley, a professor of law at South Texas College of Law in Houston, was granted tenure. (Apr. 2016)

Adam L. Ross of James McElroy & Diehl PA in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of litigation.
(Apr. 2016)

Justin D. Howard of McGuireWoods LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of litigation.
(Apr. 2016)

Rebecca J. Reinhardt of Roberts & Stevens PA in Asheville, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for her work in real estate.
(Apr. 2016)

Jeffrey W. Childers of Ward and Smith PA in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of intellectual property law.
(Apr. 2016)

Andrew W.J. Tarr of Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson PA in Charlotte, N.C. was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of bankruptcy law.
(Apr. 2016)

Jeffrey M. Davis, of Lincoln Financial Group, in Greensboro, N.C., was included in Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of corporate counsel. (Mar. 2016)

Ashley H. Campbell, of Ragsdale Liggett PLLC in Raleigh, N.C., was honored as a 2016 recipient of the  North Carolina Bar Association  Citizen Lawyer Award. (Feb. 2016)

Alexander Elkan , a partner at Brooks Pierce Law Firm LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was recognized in the 2016 edition of North Carolina's Super  Lawyers  list. (Feb. 2016)

Addie K. S. Riesof Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Super Lawyers  as a "Rising Star." (Feb. 2016)

Brian Duncan Meacham, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Super Lawyers  as a "Rising Star." (Feb. 2016)

Rebecca Johnston Reinhardt, of Roberts & Stevens Law Firm in Asheville, N.C., was selected by Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" 2016 for the practice area of real estate law. (Feb. 2016)

Robert P. Barnidge, Jr., of Richmond Heights, Mo., published Self-Determination, Statehood, and the Law of Negotiation: The Case of Palestine in January 2016. (Jan. 2016)

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2002

Derek Black, professor of law at the University of South Carolina School of Law, in Columbia, S.C., published his book “Ending Zero Tolerance: The Crisis of Absolute School Discipline”. (Nov. 2016)

Christopher R. Kiger, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition ofThe Best Lawyers in America. (Sep. 2016)

Robert Charles Van Arnam, a partner at Williams Mullen in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized as a "Top Ranked" attorney in the 2016 edition of Chambers USA. (Aug. 2016)

Anna Pond McLamb, of Brooks Pierce Law Firm LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for her work in real estate. McLamb was also recognized by Super Lawyers as a "Rising Star." (Mar. 2016)

Tamesha Keel, of Washington D.C. and CEO of LawPortunites, an international coaching and consulting firm, was a featured speaker at AARP's "I Heart Caregivers" rally at the state capitol in Pennsylvania.

(Mar. 2016)

Sabrina Presnell-Rockoff, managing partner at McGuire Wood & Bissette in Asheville, N.C., was named to the 2016 Business North Carolina Magazine's "Legal Elite" list of top lawyers for her work in employment law. (Mar. 2016)

Sabrina Presnell Rockoff, a shareholder at McGuire Wood & Bissette PA, was elected as the firm's managing partner, the first woman to hold the principal leadership position in the firm's 122-year history. (Feb. 2016)

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2001

Eric Mills, of Nexsen Pruet LLC in Raleigh, N.C., was named as a "2016 Leaders in the Law" by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly. (Oct. 2016)

Christopher W. Brooker, a partner at Wyatt Tarrant & Combs LLP in Louisville, KY, was selected by the Leadership Louisville Center as a member of its "Leadership Louisville Class of 2017". Chris was also selected for the first Benchmark Litigation's "Under 40 Hot List", 2016 edition. (Sep. 2016)

Jessica Friedman Leaven, a partner at Grimes Teich Anderson, LLP in Asheville, N.C., was appointed as chair of the North Carolina Bar Association's labor and employment section for 2016-2017. (Sep. 2016)

Jessica Friedman Leaven, a partner at Grimes Teich Anderson, LLP in Asheville, N.C., was appointed to Chair of the North Carolina Bar Association's Labor and Employment Section fro 2016-2017. (Aug. 2016)

Arnita M. Dula, deputy city attorney in Hickory, N.C., received the North Carolina Bar Association's Citizen Lawyer Award and was honored at the 2016 NCBA Annual Meeting.

(Jul. 2016)

Dr. William Haulbrook, a partner at Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP in Boston, was named an "IP (Intellectual Property) Star" by Managing Intellectual Property. (Jun. 2016)

Randolph Morgan III of The Law Office of Randolph Morgan III in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of family law.
(Apr. 2016)

Jason D. Evans, of McGuireWoods LLP in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of anti-trust law.
(Apr. 2016)

Todd S. Roessler of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of environmental law.
(Apr. 2016)

J. Patrick Haywood of Carruthers & Roth PA in Greensboro, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for his work in construction law and litigation.
(Apr. 2016)

Matthew C. Bouchard of Lewis & Roberts PLLC in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for his work in construction law.
(Apr. 2016)

Arnita M. Dula, Deputy City Attorney in Hickory, N.C., was honored as a 2016 recipient of the  North Carolina Bar Association  Citizen Lawyer Award. (Feb. 2016)

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2000

Stephanie E. Lewis, office managing principal at Jackson Lewis P.C. in Greenville, S.C., was recognized by Greenville Online's "25 Most Beautiful". The award honors women who have made the Greenville community more beautiful by living beautiful lives. Ms. Lewis was recognized for exceptional pro bono work and her dedication to the Rotary Club of Greenville where she presides as president. (Nov. 2016)

David Smyth, a partner at Brooks Pierce, LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized as a "JD Supra Top Author" in the 2016 JD Supra Readers' Choice Awards. The award acknowledges the most read authors across the JD Supra Platform. (Sep. 2016)

Dana Edward Simpson, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. (Sep. 2016)

Edgar Moore Page, of Sanford, N.C., accepted a position as an assistant district attorney of the state of North Carolina. (Sep. 2016)

Matthew Rhoad, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was elected president of Chapter 31 of the International Right of Way Association.

(May 2016)

David N. Woods of Wyatt Early Harris Wheeler LLP in High Point, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for his work in real estate.
(Apr. 2016)

Robert G. Lindauer Jr. of Johnston, Allison & Hord PA in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for his work in real estate.
(Apr. 2016)

Bentley J. Olive of Olive Law Group PLLC in Cary, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of intellectual property law.
(Apr. 2016)

Lex M. Erwin of Erwin, Bishop, Capitano & Moss PA in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for his work in construction law.
(Apr. 2016)

David Smyth, a partner at Brooks Pierce, LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized as a "JD Supra Top Author" in the 2016 JD Supra Readers' Choice Awards.  The awards acknowledge the most read authors across the JD Supra Platform. (Mar. 2016)

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1999

Carlos E. Mahoney, of Glenn, Mills, Fisher & Mahoney, P.A. in Durham, N.C., was named as a "2016 Leaders in the Law" by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly. (Oct. 2016)

J. Mitchell Armbruster, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was named chair of the antitrustand complex business disputes section of the North Carolina Bar Association. (Sep. 2016)

J. Mitchell Armbruster, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was named chair of the Antitrust & Complex Business Disputes Section of the North Carolina Bar Association. (Aug. 2016)

James N. Greene III of Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP in Charlotte, N.C., was included in Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" in the area of tax and estate planning.
(Apr. 2016)

J. Christopher Jackson of Wood Jackson PLLC in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of litigation.
(Apr. 2016)

Jill Jackson of Tharrington Smith LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of family law.
(Apr. 2016)

Josh Howard of Gammon, Howard & Zeszotarski PLLC in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of criminal law.
(Apr. 2016)

Edward B. Davis of Bell, Davis & Pitt PA in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for his work in construction law.
(Apr. 2016)

George Mason Oliver of Oliver & Cheek PLLC in New Bern, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of bankruptcy law.
(Apr. 2016)

Tommy S. Blalock III of Blalock Law Offices PA in Greensboro, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of bankruptcy law.
(Apr. 2016)

Russell D. Babb, of Tharrington Smith LLP, in Raleigh, N.C., was included in Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of criminal law. (Mar. 2016)

Edward "Ward" B. Davis, of Bell, Davis & Pitt, P.A. in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for his work in construction law. (Feb. 2016)

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1998

Kimberly Quarles Swintosky, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. (Sep. 2016)

Wayne K. Maiorano, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition ofThe Best Lawyers in America. (Sep. 2016)

Elliot Zenick, of the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C., received the Arthur S. Flemming Award which honors men and women who have offered exceptional service to the federal government for 3-15 years. (May 2016)

Amy H. Kincaid of Schell Bray PLLC in Greensboro, N.C., was included in Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" in the area of tax and estate planning.
(Apr. 2016)

C. Michael Crisp of Grier Furr & Crisp PA in Charlotte, N.C., was included in Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" in the area of tax and estate planning.
(Apr. 2016)

Elizabeth Weddington Voltz of Weatherspoon & Voltz LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for her work in real estate.
(Apr. 2016)

Beau Fisher of Moore & Van Allen PLLC in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of anti-trust law.
(Apr. 2016)

Stephen J. Dunn of Van Hoy, Reutlinger, Adams & Dunn in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of employment law.
(Apr. 2016)

Kevin R. Lyn of Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of intellectual property law.
(Apr. 2016)

Melissa Dewey Brumback of Ragsdale Liggett PLLC in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for her work in construction law.
(Apr. 2016)

Stacey A. Brady, of Schell Bray PLLC in Greensboro, N.C., was included in Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" in the area of tax and estate planning. (Mar. 2016)

Christopher Priddy, of Washington, D.C., accepted a counsel position with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. (Feb. 2016)

Andrew Spainhour, with Replacements Ltd, was honored on September 25, 2015 as one of North Carolina Lawyers Weekly Leaders in the Law - an award honoring attorneys licensed and practicing law in the state of North Carolina, who have gone above and beyond in their profession and their community. Mr. Spainhour was also named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of corporate counsel. (Jan. 2016)

Elizabeth McLaughlin Haddix, with the UNC Center for Civil Rights, was honored on September 25, 2015 as one of North Carolina Lawyers Weekly Leaders in the Law - an award honoring attorneys licensed and practicing law in the state of North Carolina, who have gone above and beyond in their profession and their community. (Jan. 2016)

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1997

Beth Posner, clinical assistant professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was a recipient of the Gwyneth B. Davis Award. This is a public service award given to valuable members of the North Carolina legal community who promote the participation of women attorneys in the legal profession and the rights of women under the law. (Oct. 2016)

Ms. Jaye Bingham-Hinch, of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2017. (Sep. 2016)

Anna Snoderly Mills joined Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP in Charlotte, N.C. as a partner. (Sep. 2016)

Anna Snoderly Mills accepted an offer from Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP in Charlotte, NC as a partner. (Jul. 2016)

Tasha Pepper-Dickinson,

a shareholder of Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A. in West Palm Beach, FL, was recognized as a 2016 Florida Super Lawyer.
(Jul. 2016)

Jeffrey Bandini was appointed as North Carolina State University's associate vice chancellor for university real estate operations.

(May 2016)

Jennifer L. J. Koenig of Schell Bray PLLC in Greensboro, N.C., was included in Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" in the area of tax and estate planning.
(Apr. 2016)

Sue A. Sprunger, of Sprunger Law PLLC in Raleigh, N.C., was included in Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" in the area of tax and estate planning.
(Apr. 2016)

Ashe Lockhart, of Lockhart PLLC in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of business law.
(Apr. 2016)

Gene Jones, of Morningstar Law Group in Morrisville, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of business law.
(Apr. 2016)

Tasha Pepper-Dickinson,

a shareholder of Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A., in West Palm Beach, Fla., was named as a "Top Lawyer" in the 2016 edition of the South Florida Legal Guide.Dickinson is a Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts and Estates Lawyer, a Fellow of the American College of Trusts and Estates Council (ACTEC), and is admitted to practice in both Florida and North Carolina. She is the Past-President of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers (State of Florida, 2009-2010). She concentrates her practice in the areas of Trusts & Estate Planning and Taxation. In addition, Pepper-Dickinson was elected to the Board of Directors of her firm.
(Feb. 2016)

Jennifer Johnson Koenig, of Schell Bray PLLC in Chapel Hill, N.C., was honored by the Greensboro Bar Association's Herb Falk Society. (Jan. 2016)

Donyelle Eller Crapsi joined Andrews, Bernstein, Maranto & Nicotra, PLLC in Buffalo, N.Y., as a litigation attorney. (Jan. 2016)

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1996

Michelle L. Frazier joined Smith Moore Leatherwood’s Raleigh office. With 20 years of legal experience, Frazier will continue her practice of representing clients before the state’s legislative and executive branches.
(Oct. 2016)

W. Mark Griffith, of Raleigh, N.C., accepted an of counsel position with Troutman Sanders.
(Oct. 2016)

Charles F. Marshall III, of Brooks Pierce in Raleigh, N.C., was selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Commercial Litigation and Government Relations Practice.
(Sep. 2016)

Jamison Hall Hinkle, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition ofThe Best Lawyers in America. (Sep. 2016)

Reed Fountain, of Young Moore and Henderson PA in Raleigh, N.C., was selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers In America for his work in administrative and regulatory law. (Sep. 2016)

Nancy L. Grace, of Wake Family Law Group in Raleigh, N.C., was named as a "2016 Leaders in the Law" by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly.

(Aug. 2016)

John G. Kelso of The Van Winkle Law Firm in Asheville, N.C., was included in Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" in the area of tax and estate planning.
(Apr. 2016)

John C. Nipp of Additon, Higgins & Pendleton PA in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of litigation.
(Apr. 2016)

Martin L. White of Johnston, Allison & Hord PA in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of litigation.
(Apr. 2016)

Tonya Bunn Powell of Shanahan Law Group PLLC in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for her work in real estate.
(Apr. 2016)

Paul A. Steffens of Troutman Sanders LLP in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of business law.
(Apr. 2016)

Michael Wilson, of Northwood Ravin LLC in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of corporate counsel.
(Apr. 2016)

David W. Venable of David W. Venable, Attorney at Law, in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of criminal law.
(Apr. 2016)

John C. Nipp of Additon, Higgins & Pendleton PA in Charlotte N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of intellectual property law.
(Apr. 2016)

John Owen of Coats & Bennett in Cary, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of intellectual property law.
(Apr. 2016)

Eric H. Biesecker of Nexsen Pruet PLLC in Greensboro, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for his work in construction law.
(Apr. 2016)

Eric H. Biesecker of Nexsen Pruet PLLC in Greensboro, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for his work in construction law.
(Apr. 2016)

Amy Fiorenza, of Hamilton Stephens Steele + Martin PLLC in Charlotte, N.C., was included in Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of family law. (Mar. 2016)

David Barnard, a partner with Lathrop & Gagehas in Kansas City, Mo., was selected as a Client Service All-Star in 2016 by BTI Consulting Group. The award recognizes attorneys across the United States who earned high praise from leading general counsel and legal decision makers by outperforming all other attorneys. Barnard is one of just 30 intellectual property attorneys nationally to make BTI’s list.
(Feb. 2016)

Eric Biesecker, of Nexsen Pruet in Greensboro, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for his work in construction law. (Feb. 2016)

Charles F. Marshall IIIpartner at Brooks Pierce Law Firm LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was recognized as a 2016 North Carolina Super Lawyers for his work in business litigation. (Feb. 2016)

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1995

Mr. Walter Lyndo Tippett Jr., of Brooks Pierce in Raleigh, N.C., was selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Commercial Litigation and Construction Law. (Sep. 2016)

John Cross Jr., of Brooks Pierce in Greensboro, N.C., was selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Corporate Law, Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law. He was also recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” in Greensboro for Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships). (Sep. 2016)

Camden R. Webb of Williams Mullen in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of litigation.
(Apr. 2016)

L. Holden Reaves of Reaves Law PLLC in Fayetteville, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for his work in real estate.
(Apr. 2016)

David Liggett of Ragsdale Liggett PLLC in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of business law.
(Apr. 2016)

John M. Cross Jr. of Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of business law.
(Apr. 2016)

John M. Cross Jr. of Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of business law.
(Apr. 2016)

Patrick S. McCroskey of Gum, Hillier & McCroskey PA in Asheville, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of family law.
(Apr. 2016)

Kearns Davis of Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of criminal law.
(Apr. 2016)

Jacqueline D. Grant, a partner at Roberts & Stevens PA in Asheville, N.C., received the North Carolina Bar Association's Citizen Lawyer Award and was honored at the 2016 NCBA Annual Meeting.
(Apr. 2016)

Jon Adams of Hamilton Stephens Steele + Martin PLLC in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of employment law.
(Apr. 2016)

Keith E. Coltrain of Wall Templeton & Haldrup PA in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for his work in construction law.
(Apr. 2016)

Stella A. Boswell, of Duke University School of Law in Durham, N.C., was appointed as director of Duke Law's office of public interest advising. (Apr. 2016)

John Cross, a partner at Brooks Pierce Law Firm LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was recognized as a 2016 North Carolina Super Lawyers for his work in business and corporate law. Cross was also named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for his work in business law. (Feb. 2016)

Walter Lyndo Tippett Jr., a partner at Brooks Pierce Law Firm LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for his work in construction law. (Feb. 2016)

Jacqueline D. Grant, of Roberts & Stevens Law Firm in Asheville, N.C., was honored as a 2016 recipient of the North Carolina Bar Association Citizen Lawyer Award. Grant was also selected by Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" 2016 for the practice area of employment law.  

(Feb. 2016)

Charlie Reece, of Rho, Inc., in Durham N.C., was elected to a four year term on the Durham City Council on November 3, 2015. (Feb. 2016)

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1994

Timothy A. Nordgren joined Sands Anderson PC in Raleigh, N.C. and will focus on estate planning law. (Nov. 2016)

Arty Bolick, of Brooks Pierce in Greensboro, N.C., was selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the area of construction law. (Sep. 2016)

Andrew Nault, a partner at Walsh Brule & Nault in Cumberland, R.I., received a masters degree in strategic studies with distinction from the U.S. Army War College. (Aug. 2016)

Pamela Wachter McAfee, of Campbell Law School and McAfee Mediation in Raleigh, N.C., received the North Carolina Bar Association's Citizen Lawyer Award and was honored at the 2016 NCBA Annual Meeting.

(Jul. 2016)

Patricia T. Bartis of Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of employment law.
(Apr. 2016)

Algernon L. Butler III of Butler & Butler LLP in Wilmington, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of bankruptcy law.
(Apr. 2016)

James Mizgala, of River Forest, Ill, joined Tucker Ellis LLP in Chicago as a partner in the firm.

(Mar. 2016)

Pamela W. McAfee, partner at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough in Raleigh, N.C., was honored as a 2016 recipient of the North Carolina Bar Association Citizen Lawyer Award.

  (Feb. 2016)

H. Arthur Bolick II, a partner at Brooks Pierce Law Firm LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was recognized as a 2016 North Carolina Super Lawyers for his work in construction litigation. Bolick was also named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for his work in construction law. (Feb. 2016)

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1993

Perry "Rip" Warren, of Newtown, PA, was elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to represent House District 31, which includes his home town of Newtown, where he served on Borough Council for seven years. (Dec. 2016)

Eric Whytsell, of Jackson & Kelly PLLC in Fairmont, W.V., was elected to the governing council of the American Bar Association section of public contract law. (Sep. 2016)

Kevin A. Prakke of Manning Fulton & Skinner PA in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of business law.
(Apr. 2016)

Brett J. Denton, of Carolinas HealthCare System in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of corporate counsel.
(Apr. 2016)

Dawn Siler-Nixon, of Ford & Harrison LLP in Tampa, Fla, received the exclusive 2016 Client Choice Award for the employment and benefits category at the firm's Florida office. (Mar. 2016)

Kimberly H. Whitley, of Patrick Harper & Dixon LLP in Hickory, N.C., was certified by the North Carolina State bar as a specialist in estate planning and probate law. (Feb. 2016)

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1992

David Spence, president of Good Space Inc. in Dallas, TX, celebrated 20 years as owner of Good Space, Inc., a redeveloper and operator of historic commercial properties in the Oak Cliff section of Dallas. (Nov. 2016)

Professor Constance Apostolou Anastopoulo, associate professor at Charleston School of Law in Charleston, S.C., accepted a publication offer from Indiana Law Review for her latest article entitled "A New Twist on Remedies: Judicial Assignment of Bad Faith Claims." (Nov. 2016)

Leah Michelle Broker, of Broker & Hamrick, P.A. in Asheville, N.C., was named as a "2016 Leaders in the Law" by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly. (Oct. 2016)

Amy Freedman, of Williamsville, N.Y., had her short story, Second Chances, win 3rd prize in the 2016 annual North Carolina State Bar writing competition. The story, to be published in the fall 2017 issue, is a romance mainly set on Ocracoke Island. (Oct. 2016)

Kevin Howell, the former top lobbyist for N.C. State University, was named senior vice president for external affairs for the University of North Carolina system. (Oct. 2016)

The Honorable Louis A. Trosch Jr., of North Carolina District Court, 26th Judicial District in Charlotte, N.C., was named as a "2016 Leaders in the Law" by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly. (Oct. 2016)

Libby Brewington, of Brooks Pierce in Greensboro, N.C., was selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the area of corporate law. (Sep. 2016)

Scott A. Miskimon, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. (Sep. 2016)

Scott Fuller, of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2017. (Sep. 2016)

Alex J. Hagan, a partner at Ellis & Winters, was recognized in the 2016 edition ofChambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Businessfor his work in litigation. (Jul. 2016)

Cara Familet was named foundation director of the Chauncey F. Lufkin III Foundation, a charitable organization founded in 2006 dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals around the world.

(Jun. 2016)

Paul Saraceni, of San Francisco, accepted a position with Nike Inc. as vice president of global intellectual property transactions and licensing. (May 2016)

John Payne Scherer II was promoted to general counsel of the University of North Carolina Wilmington in September 2015 after serving as interim for 6 months. (May 2016)

Alice C. Stubbs, of Tharrington Smith LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of family law.
(Apr. 2016)

Stephanie Jenkins, of Gailor Hunt Jenkins Davis & Taylor PLLC in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of family law.
(Apr. 2016)

Anthony G. Scheer, of Rawls, Scheer, Foster & Mingo PLLC in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of criminal law.
(Apr. 2016)

Chris Fialko, of Rudolf Widenhouse & Fialko in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of criminal law.
(Apr. 2016)

Jay M. Wilkerson, of Conner Gwyn Schenck PLLC in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for his work in construction law.
(Apr. 2016)

William P. Janvier, of Janvier Law Firm PLLC in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of bankruptcy law.
(Apr. 2016)

Scott A. Miskimona partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was named to the 2016 North Carolina Super Lawyers list. (Feb. 2016)

Derrick Tharpe, of Advance, N.C., joined the law department of Wells Fargo Bank, NA in Charlotte, N.C., as senior counsel and vice president within the global commercial and insurance division. (Feb. 2016)

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1991

Susan Trevarthen, of Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L. in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., was presented the International Municipal Lawyers Association President’s Award: Most Outstanding Associate Award, given to an IMLA associate member to recognize his/her achievements and contributions over the past year. (Nov. 2016)

Kerry A. Shad, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. (Sep. 2016)

George Autry, of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2017. (Sep. 2016)

Reginald Shuford, of the ACLU of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, received the Pennsylvania Bar Association David M. Rosenbaum Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Public Policy Award. (May 2016)

E. Hardy Lewis, of Blanchard, of Miller, Lewis & Isley PA in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of litigation.
(Apr. 2016)

William E. “Ned” Manning Jr. of White & Allen PA in Kinston, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for his work in real estate.
(Apr. 2016)

Jimmie B. Hicks Jr. of Sumrell, Sugg, Carmichael, Hicks & Hart PA in New Bern, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of business law.
(Apr. 2016)

Keith A. Wood of Carruthers & Roth PA in Greensboro, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of business law as well as tax and estate planning. 
(Apr. 2016)

Alexander L. Maultsby of Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of employment law.
(Apr. 2016)

Seth R. Cohen of Smith, James, Rowlett & Cohen LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of employment law.
(Apr. 2016)

E. Hardy Lewis, of Blanchard, of Miller, Lewis & Isley PA in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of litigation. (Mar. 2016)

Harper Heckman, of Nexsen Pruet in Greensboro, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for his work in construction law. Harper was honored as the category winner for construction law, and is therefore a life-long member of the “Legal Elite” Hall of Fame. (Feb. 2016)

Kerry A. Shada partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was named to the 2016 North CarolinaSuper Lawyerslist. (Feb. 2016)

Jay P. Tobin, of Young Moore and Henderson, P.A. in Raleigh, N.C., was listed in Business North Carolina's Legal Elite for 2016 in the area of Construction. (Feb. 2016)

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1990

Marcus Trathen, of Brooks Pierce in Raleigh, N.C., was selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the area of First Amendment law. (Sep. 2016)

Peter J. Marino, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition ofThe Best Lawyers in America. (Sep. 2016)

Robert Duggins, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition ofThe Best Lawyers in America. (Sep. 2016)

Chris Graebe of Graebe Hanna & Sullivan PLLC in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of litigation.
(Apr. 2016)

G. Stephen Diab, Murchison of Taylor & Gibson PLLC in Wilmington, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of business law.
(Apr. 2016)

S. Luke Largess of Tin, Fulton, Walker & Owen PLLC in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of employment law.
(Apr. 2016)

F. Bryan Brice Jr. of the Law Offices of F. Bryan Brice Jr. in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of environmental law.
(Apr. 2016)

F. Bryan Brice Jr., of the Law Offices of F. Bryan Brice Jr. in Raleigh, N.C., was included in Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of environmental law. (Mar. 2016)

Peter J. Marino, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was named to the 2016 North Carolina Super Lawyers list. (Feb. 2016)

Robert E. Duggins, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh N.C., was named to the 2016 North Carolina Super Lawyers list. (Feb. 2016)

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1989

Dr. Ann Robertson, founder of Robertson Immigration Law, in Raleigh, N.C., was presented the North Carolina State Bar specialization board's James E. Cross Jr. Leadership Award. The award is presented to a certified specialist who has taken an active leadership role in his/her practice area through presentations at CLE seminars, scholarly writings, participation in groundbreaking cases, or service to an established professional organization.

(Sep. 2016)

M. Gray Styers Jr., of counsel at Smith Moore Leatherwood in Raleigh, N.C., was named as a "2016 Leaders in the Law" by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly.

(Sep. 2016)

Patricia C. Jenkins of Hogue Hill LLP in Wilmington, N.C., was included in Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" in the area of tax and estate planning.
(Apr. 2016)

Jim Slaughter, of Black, Slaughter & Black, PA in Greensboro, N.C., was named as a "2016 Leaders in the Law" by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly.
(Apr. 2016)

Patrick E. Kelly of Johnston, Allison & Hord PA in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of employment law.
(Apr. 2016)

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1988

Allen Kinzer, a partner at Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP in Columbus, OH, was selected for inclusion in the 2017 Ohio Super Lawyers for his work in employment and labor law. (Dec. 2016)

Renee Hom Neary joined Boyd Collar Nolen & Tuggle in Atlanta, GA. (Nov. 2016)

Allen Kinzer, a partner at Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP in Columbus, OH, was selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for his work in employment law management, labor law management, and labor and employment litigation. (Sep. 2016)

Benjamin Baldwin, of Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson in Charlotte, N.C., received the Distinguished Service Award from the North Carolina Bar Association's business law section. (May 2016)

Chalk Broughton, a partner at Poyner Spruill LLC in Southern Pines, N.C., was elected as a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. This is an honor only offered to the top professionals in the practice of trust and estate law. (May 2016)

William H. Weatherspoon Jr. of Weatherspoon & Voltz LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for his work in real estate.
(Apr. 2016)

Arthur J. DeBaugh of Bell, Davis & Pitt PA in Winston-Salem, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of intellectual property law.
(Apr. 2016)

B. David Carson of Johnston, Allison & Hord PA in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for his work in construction law.
(Apr. 2016)

Arthur J. DeBaugh, of Bell, Davis & Pitt, P.A. in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for his work in intellectual property law. (Feb. 2016)

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1987

Roy Baroff, a solo practitioner in Pittsboro, N.C., began service as the North Carolina State Faculty Ombuds.  Mr. Baroff also started teaching a negotiation course at Elon School of Law (Dec. 2016)

The Honorable Joseph M. Buckner, Chief District Judge for Chatham & Orange Counties was recognized with the Advocacy Award by the UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health for his role in starting and supporting North Carolina's first mental health court. Advocacy Awards are presented to individuals who have worked to lead the community in improving mental health through education and advocacy. November, 2016 (Dec. 2016)

Anthony Cummings, accepted a position with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington, D.C., as assistant general counsel. (Nov. 2016)

John Ormand, a partner at Brooks Pierce in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Benchmark Litigation as a "Local Litigation Star" for his work in labor and employment law. (Nov. 2016)

The Honorable Frank D. Whitney, of the United States Federal District Court in Charlotte, N.C., was named as a "2016 Leaders in the Law" by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly.

(Oct. 2016)

Byron B. Kirkland, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition ofThe Best Lawyers in America. (Sep. 2016)

Stephanie Autry, of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2017. (Sep. 2016)

Byron B. Kirklanda partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh N.C., was named to the 2016 North Carolina Super Lawyers list. (Feb. 2016)

C. Thomas Steele Jr., a partner at Pittman & Steele in Burlington, N.C., was recognized by Best Lawyers in America, 2016 edition, for his work in real estate law, corporate law and closely held companies and family business law.  In addition, Steele was selected as a 2016 "Lawyer of the Year" for closely held companies and family business law for the Greensboro area. Steele was also selected as a 2016 "Super Lawyer" for his work in corporate law, estate planning and probate law, and real estate. (Feb. 2016)

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1986

Merrill M. Mason, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition ofThe Best Lawyers in America. (Sep. 2016)

Lee Poole, of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP in Charlotte, N.C., was selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2017. (Sep. 2016)

Leslie Packer, a partner at Ellis & Winters in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized in the 2016 edition ofChambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Businessfor her work in litigation. (Jul. 2016)

Charles N. Anderson Jr., partner in the firm of Ellis & Winters LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for his work in real estate. Mr. Anderson was also recognized in the 2016 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for his work in real estate and bankruptcy.
(Apr. 2016)

L. Diane Tindall of Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of employment law.
(Apr. 2016)

Alice Carmichael Richey of Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP in Charlotte N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of intellectual property law.
(Apr. 2016)

June L. Basden of Carruthers & Roth PA in Greensboro, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of bankruptcy law.
(Apr. 2016)

Samuel H. Poole, Jr., of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP in Charlotte, N.C., was selected as a 2016 North Carolina Super Lawyer for his work in personal injury and medical malpractice defense. (Feb. 2016)

Craig Lynch, of Parker Poe in Charlotte, N.C., was elected as vice chair of the National Board of the Florida State University Alumni Association. (Jan. 2016)

Leslie Packer, a partner at Ellis & Winters LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was honored on September 25, 2015 as one of North Carolina LawyersWeekly Leaders in the Law - an award honoring attorneys licensed and practicing law in the state of North Carolina, who have gone above and beyond in their profession and their community. (Jan. 2016)

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1985

Karen A Popp, a member of the Sidley Austin's executive committee and practice area team leader of the white collar: government litigation & investigations group in Washington, D.C., was were honored along with business executive Demond Martin at the launch of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte's Exponential Campaign on September 22 in the newly named Karen A. Popp and Demond T. Martin Student Union. The university student union has a new name thanks to generous donations of both leadership and resources by these two successful alumni of UNC Charlotte. (Oct. 2016)

William Winslet Nelson, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition ofThe Best Lawyers in America. (Sep. 2016)

Christopher Blair Capel, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition ofThe Best Lawyers in America.Mr. Capel was also named Raleigh's "Lawyer of the Year" for Securities/Capital Markets Law. (Sep. 2016)

Nancy Guyton of Morgan & Carter PLLC in Wilmington, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for her work in real estate.
(Apr. 2016)

William W. Nelson, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was elected as a fellow to the American College of Tax Counsel. (Feb. 2016)

William W. Nelsona partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was named to the 2016 North Carolina SuperLawyerslist. (Feb. 2016)

Christopher Blair Capel, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was selected by The Best Lawyers in America in 2016 for biotechnology law, corporate law, mergers and acquisitions law, securities/capital markets law, securities regulation, and venture capital law. (Feb. 2016)

Patrick Esmond Hobbs was named as athletic directer at Rutgers University. (Jan. 2016)

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1984

Marc D. Bishop, of Brooks Pierce in Greensboro, N.C., was selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Commercial Finance Law, Commercial Transactions/UCC Law, Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law. (Sep. 2016)

Donald H. Tucker, Jr., a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. (Sep. 2016)

William H. Moss, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition ofThe Best Lawyers in America. (Sep. 2016)

The Honorable Rickye McKoy-Mitchell, of Charlotte, N.C., current district court judge and candidate for a judicial seat on the North Carolina Court of Appeals, was honored with the UNC Law Alumni Association 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award. Judge McKoy-Mitchell also received the North Carolina Bar Association's Citizen Lawyer Award and was honored at the 2016 NCBA Annual Meeting.

(Jul. 2016)

Stephen T. Byrd of Manning Fulton & Skinner PA in Raleigh, N.C., was included in Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" in the area of tax and estate planning.
(Apr. 2016)

Susan Strayhorn Barbour of McGuire, Wood & Bissette PA in Asheville, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for her work in real estate.
(Apr. 2016)

Robin J. Stinson of Bell, Davis & Pitt PA in Winston-Salem, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of family law.
(Apr. 2016)

Susan Strayhorn Barbour of McGuire Wood & Bissette in Asheville, N.C., was named to the 2016 Business North Carolina Magazine's "Legal Elite" list of top lawyers for her work in real estate law. (Mar. 2016)

The Honorable Rickye McKoy-Mitchell, of Charlotte, N.C., was honored as a 2016 recipient of the North Carolina Bar Association Citizen Lawyer Award. (Feb. 2016)

Donald H. Tucker Jr., a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was named to the 2016 North Carolina SuperLawyers list. (Feb. 2016)

Robin Jayne Stinson, of Bell, Davis & Pitt, P.A. in Winston-Salem, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for her work in family law. (Feb. 2016)

William H. Mossa partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was named to the 2016 North Carolina Super Lawyers list. (Feb. 2016)

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1983

The Honorable Martha A. Geer, of Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC in Raleigh, N.C., was named as a "2016 Leaders in the Law" by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly. (Oct. 2016)

Mack Sperling, of Brooks Pierce in Greensboro, N.C., was selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the area of commercial litigation. (Sep. 2016)

J. Scott Dillon of Carruthers & Roth PA in Greensboro, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of business law.
(Apr. 2016)

Denise Cline of Law Offices of Denise Smith Cline PLLC in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of employment law.
(Apr. 2016)

I. Clark Wright Jr. of Davis Hartman Wright PLLC in New Bern., N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of environmental law.
(Apr. 2016)

James L. Conner of Calhoun, Bhella & Sechrest LLP in Durham, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of environmental law.
(Apr. 2016)

Mack Sperling, a partner at Brooks Pierce Law Firm LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was named to North Carolina Super Lawyers for his work in business litigation. (Feb. 2016)

Alan Mitchell Wolper, a partner at Ulmer & Berne LLP in Chicago, was selected as a 2016 Illinois Super Lawyer. (Feb. 2016)

Joseph Newton Callaway, a partner at Battle Winslow Scott & Wiley PA in Rocky Mount, N.C., was appointed as a bankruptcy judge in the United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of North Carolina. Mr. Callaway was also named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of bankruptcy law. (Feb. 2016)

James Barrett, executive director of Pisgah Legal Services in Asheville, N.C., was appointed as a member of the the N.C. Equal Access to Justice Committee. (Jan. 2016)

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1982

The Honorable Steven Cogburn, clerk of Superior Court in Buncombe County, N.C., was installed as the new president of the North Carolina Conference of Clerks of Superior Court.

(Sep. 2016)

Ed Turlington, of Brooks Pierce in Raleigh, N.C., was selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law and Government Relations Practice. (Sep. 2016)

Amos U. Priester IV, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. (Sep. 2016)

Timothy P. Lehan, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition ofThe Best Lawyers in America.Mr. Lehan was also named Raleigh's "lower of the Year" for professional malpractice law: defendants. (Sep. 2016)

Debra L. Foster, of Foster Royal PA in Charlotte, N.C., received the North Carolina Bar Association's Citizen Lawyer Award and was honored at the 2016 NCBA Annual Meeting.
(Apr. 2016)

David E. Fox, of Moore & Van Allen PLLC in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of litigation.
(Apr. 2016)

Jonathan A. Berkelhammer, of Ellis & Winters LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of litigation. Mr. Berkelhammer was also recognized in the 2016 edition ofChambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Businessfor his work in litigation.
(Apr. 2016)

E. Kent Auberry, of Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of business law.
(Apr. 2016)

James B. Snow III, of Hogue Hill LLP in Wilmington, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of business law.
(Apr. 2016)

H. Vaughn Ramsey, of Tuggle Duggins PA in Greensboro, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of corporate counsel.
(Apr. 2016)

Debra L. Foster, of FosterKelly PA in Charlotte, N.C.,was honored as a 2016 recipient of the North Carolina Bar Association Citizen Lawyer Award. (Feb. 2016)

Ed Turlingtona partner at Brooks Pierce Law Firm LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was recognized by the 2016 North Carolina Super Lawyers list for his work in business and corporate law. (Feb. 2016)

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1981

Jane Perkins, legal director at the National Health Law program in Carrboro, N.C., received the Kutak-Dodds Prize which honors an equal justice advocate who, through the practice of law, has contributed in a significant way to the enhancement of the human dignity and quality of life of those persons unable to afford legal representation (Oct. 2016)

Mary Boney Denison, commissioner for trademarks for the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Washington, D.C. was honored with the UNC Law Alumni Association 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award.

(Oct. 2016)

Steven Sholk, of Gibbons P.C. in East Brunswick, N.J., had his equity compensation article, “Commentary to Model Equity Compensation Plan Exempt From Section 409A,” published in the August 2016 Bloomberg BNA Benefits Practice Resource.

(Sep. 2016)

Susan H. Hargrove, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition ofThe Best Lawyers in America. (Sep. 2016)

The Honorable D. C. Mike McIntyre II, former congressman and partner and director of government relations at Poyner Spruill LLP in Raleigh, N.C., visited Annapolis's U.S. Naval Academy to teach classes on leadership and public service with midshipmen. (May 2016)

Joseph “Jody” D. Joyner Jr. of Moore & Van Allen PLLC in Morrisville, N.C., was included in Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" in the area of tax and estate planning.
(Apr. 2016)

Madison E. Bullard Jr. of Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was included in Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" in the area of tax and estate planning.
(Apr. 2016)

Susan Haney Hargrovea partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh N.C., was named to the 2016 North Carolina Super Lawyers list. (Feb. 2016)

Louise Critz Root, of Root and Root PLLC in Weaverville, N.C., was recognized by Best Lawyers in America, 2016 edition for her work in workers compensation law-claimants. (Feb. 2016)

Steven Sholk, of Gibbons P.C. in Newark, N.J., was published by Practicing Law Institute as part of the course materials for the seminar "Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financing & Restructurings 2015." His article is entitled "A Guide to Election Year Activities of Section 501(c)(3)." (Feb. 2016)

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1980

Leigh Rodenbough IV, of Brooks Pierce in Greensboro, N.C., was selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Commercial Litigation and Real Estate Law. (Sep. 2016)

The Honorable Paul Martin Newby, of the Supreme Court of North Carolina, along with The Honorable Samuel James Ervin IV, launched the Speakers Bureau as a united effort to support civics education by engaging stakeholders throughout the bench and bar to inform the public about the rule of law, the judicial system, and what it means for our society. (Sep. 2016)

Michael L. Robinson, a partner at Robinson & Lawing LLP in Winston Salem, N.C., was sworn in as a special superior court judge for complex business cases of the North Carolina Business Court. (Jul. 2016)

David Neal Allen, accepted a position at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP in Charlotte, N.C. (Jun. 2016)

Kerry A. Friedman of Patla, Straus, Robinson & Moore PA in Asheville, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of business law.
(Apr. 2016)

John I. Mabe Jr. of Nexsen Pruet PLLC in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for his work in construction law.
(Apr. 2016)

Mike Okun, of Patterson Harkavy LLP in Chapel Hill, N.C., was included in Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of employment law. (Mar. 2016)

John Mabe, of Nexsen Pruet in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for his work in construction law. (Feb. 2016)

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1979

The Honorable Patricia Timmons-Goodson, a former North Carolina Supreme Court justice who currently is vice chairwoman of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, was nominated by President Barack Obama to a long-vacant seat on the state’s federal court bench.

(Oct. 2016)

R. Donavon Munford, Jr., a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition ofThe Best Lawyers in America. (Sep. 2016)

Jonathan Burton Shoebotham, a partner at Thompson & Knight LLP in Houston,, was selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for his work in commercial litigation, litigation-environmental, and personal injury litigation-defendants. Mr. Shoebotham was also selected for inclusion in the 2016 edition of Texas Super Lawyers for his work in civil litigation: defense.

(Sep. 2016)

David D. Dahl of Manning Fulton & Skinner PA in Raleigh, N.C., was included in Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" in the area of tax and estate planning.
(Apr. 2016)

James H. Clarke of Manning Fulton & Skinner PA in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of business law.
(Apr. 2016)

Larry E. Robbins of Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of business law.
(Apr. 2016)

Kenneth R. Wooten of Ward and Smith PA in New Bern, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for his work in construction law.
(Apr. 2016)

M. Keith Kapp of Williams Mullen in Raleigh, N.C., was included in Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" in the areas of anti-trust law and litigation. (Mar. 2016)

William G. Leonard of Taylor English Duma LLP in Atlanta, GA, was recognized as a 2016 Georgia Super Lawyer for his work in business litigation. (Mar. 2016)

William Stanley Mills, of Glenn Mills Fisher & Mahoney PA in Durham, N.C., was honored on September 25, 2015 as one of North Carolina Lawyers Weekly Leaders in the Law - an award honoring attorneys licensed and practicing law in the state of North Carolina, who have gone above and beyond in their profession and their community. (Jan. 2016)

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1978

Robert C. Cone, a partner with Tuggle Duggins P.A. in Greensboro, N.C., was honored by the North Carolina State Bar with its John B. McMillan Distinguished Service Award. The award, which was presented to Cone by State Bar president Margaret Hunt at the meeting of the Greensboro Bar Association held October 20, 2016, recognizes North Carolina lawyers who have demonstrated exemplary service to the legal profession. (Nov. 2016)

Walter E. Brock, Jr., of Young Moore & Henderson PA, was selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for his work in insurance law. (Sep. 2016)

Michael G. Winters, a partner at Ellis & Winters,was recognized in the 2016 edition ofChambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Businessfor his work in litigation. (Jul. 2016)

Robert Stuart Turk, a shareholder at Sterns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, PA in Miami, Fla, was elected as a fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. (Jul. 2016)

Ira Steven Lefton, previously a partner at Reed Smith, LLP, in Philadelphia, accepted a member position with Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellot. (Apr. 2016)

Ray Owens of Higgins & Owens PLLC in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of litigation.
(Apr. 2016)

William Joseph Austin Jr. of Ward and Smith PA in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of employment law.
(Apr. 2016)

Ben Martin of Hamilton Stephens Steele + Martin PLLC in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for his work in construction law.
(Apr. 2016)

Sidney Powell, of Dallas, was recognized by Best Lawyers in America, 2016 edition in federal appellate practice. Powell was also designated a 2016 Texas "Super Lawyer." (Feb. 2016)

Ronald Gerard Penny, of Clayton, N.C., accepted the position an associate professor position with North Carolina Central University in their Public Administration department. (Feb. 2016)

Ronald L. Gibson, a partner at Ruff Bond Cobb Wade & Bethune LLP in Charlotte, N.C., was elected president of the North Carolina Bar Association. (Feb. 2016)

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1977

Gary Parsonsof Brooks Pierce in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Benchmark Litigation as a "Local Litigation Star" for his work in environmental, insurance, product liability and securities law. (Nov. 2016)

Susan Dunn was promoted from attorney to legal director of the ACLU of South Carolina. (Nov. 2016)

Gary Parsons, of Brooks Pierce in Raleigh, N.C., was selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants, and Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants. (Sep. 2016)

Alan Peterson, a partner at K&L Gates LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition ofThe Best Lawyers in Americafor his work in real estate law. (Sep. 2016)

Richard Boyette, of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2017 edition and "Lawyer of the Year" for Raleigh due to his work in mediation law. (Sep. 2016)

William R. (Bill) Maynard, of El Paso, Texas, "retired" in June 2016 as supervisory assistant federal public defender after 30 years service in the Western District of Texas and returned to solo law practice. A former master of the American Inns of Courts, he was awarded the 2016 Professionalism and Ethics Award by El Paso's chapter of the American Inns of Court; Over past years he taught oral trial advocacy skills to lawyers in Mexico, Panama, and Ecuador on behalf of the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative, the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, and the Conference of Western Attorney Generals. (Sep. 2016)

Gary Parsons, of Brooks Pierce LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by the 2016 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for his work in commercial litigation. (Jun. 2016)

William G. Pappas, of Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of business law.
(Apr. 2016)

Duncan A. McMillan, of McMillan & Smith in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of criminal law.
(Apr. 2016)

Edward G. “Woody” Connette, of Essex Richards PA in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the areas of employment law and litigation.
(Apr. 2016)

David Hamilton, of Hamilton Stephens Steele + Martin PLLC in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for his work in construction law.
(Apr. 2016)

J. William Porter, of Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP in Charlotte, N.C. was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of bankruptcy law.
(Apr. 2016)

Joseph W. Grier III, of Grier Furr & Crisp PA in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of bankruptcy law.
(Apr. 2016)

Gary S.  Parsons, of Brooks Pierce Law Firm LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was recognized by the 2016 North Carolina Super Lawyers list for his work in business litigation within the Top 100.. Parsons was also recognized by Benchmark Litigation 2016 edition as a "Local Litigation Star" for his work in insurance, product liability, securities, environmental, and business law.  In addition, Parsons was recognized as a permanent member of Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" Hall of Fame for his work in litigation. (Feb. 2016)

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1976

Elizabeth Gibson, UNC School of Law Professor Emeritus, received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award. Among the most prestigious awards conferred by the Governor of North Carolina, The Order of the Long Leaf Pine is awarded to persons for exemplary service to the State of North Carolina and their communities that is above and beyond the call of duty and which has made a significant impact and strengthened North Carolina.

On April 29, 2016 the UNC Law Alumni Association announced creation of the Professor S. Elizabeth Gibson Award for Faculty Excellence. This award is presented by the UNC Law Alumni Association to honor a tenured faculty member who typifies the outstanding qualities of integrity, legal scholarship, exemplary teaching and commitment to service to UNC School of Law and the University. The award is named for S. Elizabeth Gibson ’76, Burton Craige Professor of Law, to honor the qualities that she exemplified in her more than thirty years as a much loved and respected educator. (Oct. 2016)

Carl N. Patterson, Jr., a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. (Sep. 2016)

Fred M. Morelock, of Tharrington Smith LLP, in Raleigh, N.C., was appointed chair of the North Carolina Disciplinary Hearing Commission for a three year term.

(May 2016)

Stephen H. Morris of Essex Richards PA in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of business law.
(Apr. 2016)

William E. Brewer Jr. of The Brewer Law Firm in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of bankruptcy law.
(Apr. 2016)

Carl N. Patterson Jr.,   a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was named to the 2016 North Carolina Super Lawyers  list. (Feb. 2016)

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1975

Amos Dawson, of counsel at Williams Mullen in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized as a "Top Ranked" attorney in the 2016 edition ofChambers USA. (Aug. 2016)

UNC President Emeritus Thomas Ross, of Chapel Hill. N.C., was honored with the UNC Law Alumni Association 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award.

Ross received the North Carolina Bar Association Judge John J. Parker Award and was honored at the 2016 NCBA Annual Meeting.

Ross was the 2016 recipient of the University Award, the highest honor given by the UNC Board of Governors and recognizes exceptional service to higher education in North Carolina. (Jul. 2016)

Joseph H. Stallings of Howard, Stallings, From, Hutson, Atkins, Angell & Davis PA in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the areas of business law and litigation.
(Apr. 2016)

John P. O’Hale of Narron, O’Hale and Whittington PA in Smithfield, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of criminal law.
(Apr. 2016)

Robert Zaytoun, of Zaytoun Law Firm PLLC in Raleigh, N.C., was honored on September 25, 2015 as one of North Carolina Lawyers Weekly Leaders in the Law - an award honoring attorneys licensed and practicing law in the state of North Carolina, who have gone above and beyond in their profession and their community. (Jan. 2016)

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1974

Edward Winslow III, of Brooks Pierce in Greensboro, N.C., was selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Banking and Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law and Litigation – Banking and Finance. (Sep. 2016)

Stuart Thomas Williams , a shareholder at Henson & Efrom PA, in Minneapolis, MN, was selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. (Sep. 2016)

Stuart Thomas Williams, a shareholder at Henson & Efrom PA, in Minneapolis, MN, was recognized in the 2016 edition of Minnesota Super Lawyers for his work in business litigation. (Aug. 2016)

Scott T. Pollard of Dozier Miller Law Group in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of family law.
(Apr. 2016)

Kenneth R. Keller of Carruthers & Roth PA in Greensboro, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of employment law.
(Apr. 2016)

Charles S. Carter of Nexsen Pruet PLLC in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of environmental law.
(Apr. 2016)

Charlie Carter, of Nexsen Pruet in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for his work in environmental law. (Feb. 2016)

Edward C. Winslow IIIa partner at Brooks Pierce Law Firm LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was recognized by the 2016 North Carolina Super Lawyers list for his work in banking law. (Feb. 2016)

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1973

T. Douglas Wilson Jr. of McGuire, Wood & Bissette PA in Asheville, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of business law.
(Apr. 2016)

Cecil W. Harrison Jr. of Poyner Spruill LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of employment law.
(Apr. 2016)

Robert M. Pitts of Pitts, Hay & Hugenschmidt PA in Asheville, N.C. was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of bankruptcy law.
(Apr. 2016)

Dan M. Hartzog, of counsel at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named the Best Lawyers 2016 Litigation Municipal "Lawyer of the Year" for Raleigh. Hartzog was also selected as a North Carolina "Super Lawyer" for his work in civil litigation and defense. (Jan. 2016)

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1972

Lacy H. Reaves, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. (Sep. 2016)

C. H. Pope Jr., of Ward and Smith PA in New Bern, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for his work in real estate.
(Apr. 2016)

Andy Copenhaver, of Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of anti-trust law.
(Apr. 2016)

David R. Badger, of David R. Badger PA in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of bankruptcy law.
(Apr. 2016)

Lacy H. Reaves, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was named to the 2016 North Carolina Super Lawyers list. (Feb. 2016)

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1971

Thomas G. Sampson, was honored by the Daily Report for professional excellence for lifetime achievement.

(Oct. 2016)

Reich L. Welborn of Moore & Van Allen PLLC in Morrisville, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of business law.
(Apr. 2016)

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1970

David A. Nash of Hogue Hill LLP in Wilmington, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of litigation.
(Apr. 2016)

Steven A. Hockfield of Erdman and Hockfield LLP in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of business law.
(Apr. 2016)

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1969

Paul Cranfill, of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2017. (Sep. 2016)

Samuel Ogburn Southern, retired partner of Smith Moore Leatherwood in Raleigh, N. C., received the North Carolina State Bar John B. McMillan Distinguished Service Award. (Feb. 2016)

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1968

Samuel G. Thompson, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. (Sep. 2016)

W. Louis Bissette, a retired partner at McGuire Wood & Bissette, PA in Asheville, N.C., received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award. (May 2016)

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1967

John Lee Jernigan, partner/chairman at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. (Sep. 2016)

J. Troy Smith Jr., a partner of Ward and Smith PA in New Bern, N.C., received the North Carolina Bar Association's Citizen Lawyer Award and was honored at the 2016 NCBA Annual Meeting. (Jul. 2016)

David W. Long of Poyner Spruill LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of criminal law.
(Apr. 2016)

J. Troy Smith Jr., partner at Ward & Smith PA in New Bern, N.C., was honored as a 2016 recipient of the North Carolina Bar Association Citizen Lawyer Award. (Feb. 2016)

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1966

Charles Palmer Brown Sr., a partner at Brown, Brown and Brown PLLC in Albemarle, N.C., was inducted into the the North Carolina Bar Association's General Practice Hall of Fame and was honored at the 2016 NCBA Annual Meeting. (Jul. 2016)

John J. Doyle Jr. of Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP in Winston-Salem, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of employment law.
(Apr. 2016)

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1965

Wade Hargrove, of Brooks Pierce in Raleigh, N.C., was selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Communications Law, Copyright Law, Corporate Law, First Amendment Law, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Media Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law. (Sep. 2016)

The Honorable Willis Padgett Whichard , of counsel at Tillman Hinkle & Wichard PLLC in Chapel Hill, N.C., received the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) H. Brent McKnight Renaissance Lawyer Award and was honored at the 2016 NCBA Annual Meeting. (Jul. 2016)

Robert B. Long Jr. of Long Parker Warren Anderson & Payne PA in Asheville, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of litigation.
(Apr. 2016)

E. Lynwood Mallard of McGuireWoods LLP in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of business law.
(Apr. 2016)

The Honorable Willis Padgett Whichard, a partner at Tillman Hinkle & Wichard PLLC in Chapel Hill, N.C., was selected to receive the 2016 H. Brent McKnight Renaissance Lawyer Award. The recipient is recommended annually by the NCBA's Professionalism Committee. (Feb. 2016)

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1964

Ralph McDonald, of counsel at Bailey & Dixon in Raleigh, N.C., was inducted into the the North Carolina Bar Association's General Practice Hall of Fame and was honored at the 2016 NCBA Annual Meeting. (Jul. 2016)

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1962

John Rosenberg, of Prestonsburg, KY, received the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award from the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville. (Dec. 2016)

John Rosenberg, of Prestonsburg, KY, received a lifetime achievement award from the Kentucky Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. (Feb. 2016)

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1959

The Honorable Henry Frye, of Greensboro, N.C., was honored at the Legal Legends of Color Reception. (Jul. 2016)

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