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2017

Madeline A. Salamone was awarded the ACC's President's Award at the spring meeting of the Atlantic Coast Conference. (May 2017)

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2016

Caroline Elizabeth So-Jin Keen, of McGuireWoods LLP in Charlotte, N.C., was recognized by the Supreme Court of North Carolina and inducted into the N.C. Pro Bono Society for providing at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services during the 2016 calendar year. (Jun. 2017)

Kelly William Mathews, of Dechert LLP in Charlotte, N.C., was recognized by the Supreme Court of North Carolina and inducted into the N.C. Pro Bono Society for providing at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services during the 2016 calendar year. (Jun. 2017)

Rachel L. Morgan accepted a position as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney at the Greene County Prosecutor's Office in Springfield, Mo.   (Jun. 2017)

Preston H. Dole, was sworn in as an Assistant District Attorney with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg District Attorney's Office misdemeanor team. (May 2017)

Robert Sparks, accepted a position with UNC School of Government as a legislation analyst. (Mar. 2017)

Sheldon M. Stokes accepted a position with Johnston, Allison & Hord in Charlotte, N.C.  (Feb. 2017)

Nicole McCluney joined the North Carolina District Attorney's Office as an assistant district attorney. (Jan. 2017)

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

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2015

Mark F.C. Johnson is now an associate attorney with Bush Seyferth & Paige PLLC in the Metropolitan Detroit Area.   (Jul. 2017)

Samuel H. Williams, of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development in Atlanta, was honored as one of Atlanta's Young Government Leaders 40 under 40. (May 2017)

Kevin W. Delaney accepted a position as law clerk with NBCUniversal in New York.  
(Apr. 2017)

Samera Beshir joined Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig, LLP in Miami. (Mar. 2017)

Barton T. Lee is an associate with Butler Snow LLP in Birmingham, Ala. practicing in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and organization and capital formation. (Jan. 2017)

Jacob M. Wight accepted a position with KPMG LLP in Dallas. (Oct. 2016)

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2014

Howard M. Lintz, of Charlotte, N.C., was recognized by the Supreme Court of North Carolina and inducted into the N.C. Pro Bono Society for providing at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services during the 2016 calendar year. (Jun. 2017)

James R. Jolley, of Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by the Supreme Court of North Carolina and inducted into the N.C. Pro Bono Society for providing at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services during the 2016 calendar year. (Jun. 2017)

John M. Durnovich, of Poyner Spruill LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by the Supreme Court of North Carolina and inducted into the N.C. Pro Bono Society for providing at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services during the 2016 calendar year. (Jun. 2017)

Ryan C. Fairchild, of Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey, and Leonard, LLP in Wilmington, N.C., joined the Board of Directors, young professionals committee, for A Safe Place. (May 2017)

Justin M. Mann joined the Washington office of  Alston & Bird LLP in their health care practice - FDA team.
(Apr. 2017)

Ryan C. Fairchild joined Brooks Pierce in Wilmington, N.C. (Nov. 2016)

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2013

Elizabeth J. Ireland, of Winston & Strawn LLP in Charlotte, N.C., was recognized by the Supreme Court of North Carolina and inducted into the N.C. Pro Bono Society for providing at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services during the 2016 calendar year. (Jun. 2017)

Vivian R. Connell was recognized posthumously by the UNC Law Alumni Association with the 2017 Outstanding Recent Graduate Award. (Apr. 2017)

Cameron B. Ellis joined the Law Offices of John Vong in Houston.
(Apr. 2017)

Marshall Oliver Dworkin joined Kasowitz, Benson, Torres and Friedman, LLP in New York. (Mar. 2017)

Nikul Patel joined Carlton Fields in Atlanta. (Sep. 2016)

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2012

Brooks Jaffa, of Cranford, Buckley, Schultze, Tomchin, Allen & Buie, P.A. in Charlotte, N.C., was awarded The Younger Lawyer Pro Bono Award at 2017 North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) Annual Meeting of the in Asheville for leading the NCBA's response to Hurricane Matthew through the Disaster Legal Services hotline. (Jul. 2017)

Kimberly Burke Richmond, of Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP in Research Triangle Park, N.C., was recognized by the Supreme Court of North Carolina and inducted into the N.C. Pro Bono Society for providing at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services during the 2016 calendar year. (Jun. 2017)

Bethan R. Eynon joined Duke Law School in Durham, N.C., as their public interest career counselor.
(Apr. 2017)

Jacqueline Azis accepted a position as staff attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida in Miami.
(Apr. 2017)

Kevin D. Mulet joined the Derrick Law Firm in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
(Apr. 2017)

Marcelius L. Braxton is the director of the Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tenn.
(Apr. 2017)

Nicole M. Downing is a reference librarian at UNC School of Law's Kathrine R. Everett Law Library.
(Apr. 2017)

Bruce “Andy” Andrews accepted a position as assistant university counsel with the University of North Carolina Office of University Counsel practicing in the area of health care law. (Apr. 2017)

Crystal Boni Carswell joined Hunton & Williams LLP in Miami. (Mar. 2017)

Brooks Pope Miller accepted a position at Hedrick Gardner Kincheloe & Garofalo in Charlotte, N.C., practicing insurance defense in the civil litigation department. (Feb. 2017)

Amy Alderman Poe joined Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman in Raleigh, N.C. (Jan. 2017)

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

Anne S. 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)

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2011

John R. Taylor was named partner at the Zaytoun Law Firm PLLC in Raleigh, N.C. (Jul. 2017)

Jeremy M. Wilson, of Ward and Smith, P.A. in Wilmington, N.C., was recognized for completion of the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) Leadership Academy at the 2017 NCBA Annual Meeting in Asheville. (Jul. 2017)

Rachel M. Blunk, of Sharpless & Stavola, P.A. in Greensboro, N.C., was awarded The Younger Lawyer Pro Bono Award at the 2017 North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) Annual Meeting in Asheville for leading the NCBA's volunteer response to Hurricane Matthew through the Disaster Legal Services hotline. (Jul. 2017)

Andrew P. Atkins, of Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was appointed to the Rules Review Commission by N.C. House Speaker Tim Moore. (Jul. 2017)

Laura Ross joined the Corporate Group of Fowler White Burnett, P.A. in Miami.   (Jul. 2017)

John David Noor, of Roberts & Stevens, P.A. in Asheville, N.C., was recognized by the Supreme Court of North Carolina and inducted into the N.C. Pro Bono Society for providing at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services during the 2016 calendar year. (Jun. 2017)

The Honorable Mahsaman S. "Sam" Hamadani was appointed to serve as a District Court Judge for Judicial District 10 in Wake County. (Jun. 2017)

Jeffrey Scott Widmayer, Ph.D., accepted a position with the New York City Law Department in the tort legal division as assistant corporation counsel. (Mar. 2017)

Katie O. Berkey, attorney and land planner at Pavese Law Firm in Fort Myers, Fla., was honored by the Lee County Bar Association at its 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 joined Haber Slade P.A. in Miami. (Sep. 2016)

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2010

Hannah L. Camenzind accepted a position as an associate with Ramsey & Pratt, P.A. in Brevard, N.C. (May 2017)

Jeremy M. Tarr, was made the Policy Advisor to N.C. Governor Roy Cooper for Environment, Energy, and Transportation. (May 2017)

Danielle McLean is the attorney for the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina in Lumberton, N.C.
(Apr. 2017)

Daniel F. E. Smith, of Brooks Pierce Law Firm LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was selected as a 2017 North Carolina Super Lawyers "Rising Star" for his work in environmental law. (Feb. 2017)

David Yorke Sartorioof Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was selected as a 2017 North Carolina Super Lawyers "Rising Star." (Feb. 2017)

Andrew P. Flyntwas named shareholder of Young Moore and Henderson, P.A. in Raleigh, N.C. (Jan. 2017)

Lori M. Allen, was named shareholder of Young Moore and Henderson, P.A. in Raleigh, N.C. (Jan. 2017)

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

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2009

Matthew D. Ballew was named partner at the Zaytoun Law Firm PLLC in Raleigh, N.C. (Jul. 2017)

Jeffrey P. Lewis accepted a position with Ward Black Law in Greensboro, N.C. (Jul. 2017)

Michael L. Martinez, of Grier Furr & Crisp PA in Charlotte, N.C., was recognized by the Supreme Court of North Carolina and inducted into the N.C. Pro Bono Society for providing at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services during the 2016 calendar year. (Jun. 2017)

Laura E. Dean, of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP in Chapel Hill, N.C., was recognized by the Supreme Court of North Carolina and inducted into the N.C. Pro Bono Society for providing at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services during the 2016 calendar year. (Jun. 2017)

Ada K. Wilson was named Assistant Vice President for access and inclusive excellence in the Office of Inclusion and Diversity at Auburn University in Auburn, Ala. (Jun. 2017)

Stephanie Lewis Sanders, of Poyner Spruill LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was elected as partner in the firm. (Jan. 2017)

Cara Anne Gardner accepted a position with the U.S. Attorney's Office in Washington, D.C. as an assistant U.S. attorney. Additionally, 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)

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2008

Jason G. Idilbi, of Davidson, N.C., was recognized for completion of the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) Leadership Academy at the 2017 NCBA Annual Meeting in Asheville. (Jul. 2017)

Martin Mark Rosenbluth, of Hillsborough, N.C., was recognized by the Supreme Court of North Carolina and inducted into the N.C. Pro Bono Society for providing at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services during the 2016 calendar year. (Jun. 2017)

Matthew R. Kain, of Moore & Van Allen PLLC in Charlotte, N.C., was recognized by the Supreme Court of North Carolina and inducted into the N.C. Pro Bono Society for providing at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services during the 2016 calendar year. (Jun. 2017)

John T. Albers, a partner of Winston & Strawn LLP, has relocated to the firm's office in Silicon Valley from the firm's Chicago office. (Jun. 2017)

Mindy Nunez Duffourc, of Burglass & Tankersley, L.L.C. in New Orleans was chosen as an Alexander von Humboldt German Chancellor Fellow.  Her comparative research, conducted in Passau, Germany, focuses on medical negligence.   (May 2017)

Jason Idilbi, of Davidson, N.C., joined Passport, Inc., the largest provider of mobile payment parking software for the parking and transit industries of North America, as general counsel. (Mar. 2017)

John-Paul Benitez is counsel for managed healthcare services organization Eli Lilly and Company in Indianapolis. (Mar. 2017)

Eric M. David, partner at Brooks Pierce Law Firm LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was selected as a 2017 North Carolina Super Lawyers "Rising Star" for his work in business litigation. (Feb. 2017)

Stephanie C. Courter joined Ice Miller in Indianapolis, Her practice area will focus on white collar defense, financial investigations, and tax and compliance. (Feb. 2017)

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2007

Lauren V. Lewis, of Essex Richards PA in Charlotte, N.C., was recognized by the Supreme Court of North Carolina and inducted into the N.C. Pro Bono Society for providing at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services during the 2016 calendar year. (Jun. 2017)

Matthew A. Cordell, of Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by the Supreme Court of North Carolina and inducted into the N.C. Pro Bono Society for providing at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services during the 2016 calendar year. (Jun. 2017)

Lindsey N. Roberson joined the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. as a trial attorney in the Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit. (Jun. 2017)

Patrick B. Weede has started Weede Law, PLLC in Raleigh, N.C., focusing on both state and federal criminal defense cases. (Jun. 2017)

Elizabeth Jacobs Hunt accepted a position with Southeastern Health in Lumberton, N.C.
(Apr. 2017)

Matthew A. Cordell, accepted a position with VF Corporation as senior global information technology counsel managing a team of lawyers handling technology, privacy and data issues for a 60,000 employee global company.  Mr. Cordell was also appointed chair of the Privacy and Data Security Law Specialization Committee and selected chair of the Young Lawyers Division of the North Carolina Bar Association. (Apr. 2017)

Drew Michele Slone was elected shareholder at Winstead PC in Dallas. (Feb. 2017)

Adam P. M. Tarleton, of Brooks Pierce Law Firm LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was selected as a 2017 North Carolina Super Lawyers "Rising Star" for his work in estate and probate law. (Feb. 2017)

Edward Thomas Chaney was named partner at Schell Bray, PLLC in Chapel Hill, N.C. (Jan. 2017)

Farah Lisa Whitley-Sebti, joined Alston & Bird LLP, in Raleigh, N.C. as a senior associate. (Jan. 2017)

Kate M. Bell, previously a lobbyist for marijuana policy issues, joined the Marijuana Policy Project in Washington, 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)

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2006

Andrew H. Erteschik, a partner at Poyner Spruill LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by the Supreme Court of North Carolina and inducted into the N.C. Pro Bono Society for providing at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services during the 2016 calendar year. (Jun. 2017)

Jamis M. Gardner joined software company Entrata, Inc. in Lehi, Utah, as in-house litigation counsel.
(Apr. 2017)

Ben Stanley joined the Minnesota Senate Counsel, Research, and Fiscal Analysis Office in St. Paul, Minn. (Feb. 2017)

Dan M. Hartzog Jr., partner at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP, in Raleigh, N.C., was selected for inclusion in the 2017 North Carolina "Rising Stars." (Jan. 2017)

Melody Jewell Jollypartner at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP, Wilmington, N.C., was selected for inclusion in the 2017 North Carolina "Rising Stars" and also received an AV® rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

(Jan. 2017)

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, a partner at 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)

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2005

Karen J. Adams, of McGuireWoods LLP in Charlotte, N.C., was recognized by the Supreme Court of North Carolina and inducted into the N.C. Pro Bono Society for providing at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services during the 2016 calendar year. (Jun. 2017)

Jenny M. McKellar joined the Raleigh office of Womble Carlyle where she focuses her practice on advising and representing hospitals and other healthcare clients in business, local government, nonprofit, regulatory and compliance matters. (Apr. 2017)

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

David W. Green joined Brooks Pierce Law Firm in Raleigh, N.C., as of counsel. His practice will focus 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)

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2004

Daniel Cornelus Gunter III, of Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by the Supreme Court of North Carolina and inducted into the N.C. Pro Bono Society for providing at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services during the 2016 calendar year. (Jun. 2017)

Doris J. Dixon joined Schell Bray PLLC in Chapel Hill, N.C., as special counsel. (May 2017)

C. Allen York, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized in the 2017 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for his work in Real Estate. (May 2017)

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)

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2003

Karen D. Washington accepted a position as a contract attorney with Bank of America in Charlotte, N.C. (Jul. 2017)

Kimberly K. Bocell accepted a position at the Steed Law Firm in Dallas. (Jul. 2017)

Angela Hardister Zimmern, of McGuireWoods LLP in Charlotte, N.C., was recognized by the Supreme Court of North Carolina and inducted into the N.C. Pro Bono Society for providing at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services during the 2016 calendar year. (Jun. 2017)

Jeffrey W. Childers, Ph.D, joined Michael Best & Friedrich LLP in Raleigh, N.C., where he  brings his background in chemistry to his intellectual property practice. Childers concentrates on counseling clients through various transactional matters and issues including preparing and filing domestic and foreign patent applications, preparing freedom-to-operate and infringement opinions, and providing guidance on management of patent portfolios. 
(Apr. 2017)

Addie K. S. Riesa partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was selected as a 2017 North Carolina Super Lawyers "Rising Star." (Feb. 2017)

Angela Zimmern, senior counsel at McGuireWoods, LLP in Charlotte, N.C., was selected as a member of the Charlotte Business Journal's 2017 "40 Under 40." (Feb. 2017)

Brian Duncan Meacham,  partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was selected as a 2017 North Carolina  Super Lawyers  "Rising Star."

(Feb. 2017)

Katherine E. Fisher joined the Van Winkle Law Firm in Asheville, N.C. (Feb. 2017)

Addie K. S. Ries, made partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C. (Jan. 2017)

The Honorable Michael Charles Surles was elected as 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, Va., 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, a partner at 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.  Mr Elkan was also named to the 2017 North Carolina Super Lawyers list for his work in environmental litigation. (Sep. 2016)

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2002

Shelia A. Huggins, of Durham, N.C., was recognized by the Supreme Court of North Carolina and inducted into the N.C. Pro Bono Society for providing at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services during the 2016 calendar year. (Jun. 2017)

Bart A. Norman, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized in the 2017 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for his work in Banking & Finance. (May 2017)

Christopher C. Lam, a partner at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP in Charlotte, N.C., was elected Vice President of the Mecklenburg County Bar and appointed co-chair of the North Carolina Bar Association's Administration of Justice Committee. (May 2017)

Jason M. Hensley, formerly with the Bernhardt Furniture Company in Morganton, N.C., was named executive director of the North Carolina Bar Association. (Apr. 2017)

Ray Starling began a new role at the National Economic Council in the White House as special assistant to the president for agriculture, trade, and food assistance. (Mar. 2017)

David L. Cox joined VOLKSWAGEN Group of America, Inc. in Herndon, Va., as assistant general counsel in the privacy, data governance and e-discovery department. (Mar. 2017)

Raymond Albert Starling, accepted a position at the National Economic Council in the White House as Special Assistant to the President of Agriculture, Trade, and Food Assistance. (Mar. 2017)

The Honorable Samantha Hyatt Cabe was voted and sworn in as a Chatham and Orange County District Judge. (Jan. 2017)

Derek W. 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” (NYU Press, 2016). (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)

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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)

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2000

Caroline Farmer joined the North Carolina Commission as the executive director for volunteerism and community service (AmeriCorps). (Mar. 2017)

Clay Hodges, partner at Harris Sarratt & Hodges LLP in Raleigh, N.C., spent two years building a website on product liability law: www.northcarolinaproductliabilitylawyer.com. The site focuses on medical devices and prescription drugs. (Feb. 2017)

Christopher Kouri, of Nexsen Pruet in Charlotte, N.C., was selected to lead the law firms expansion of services within the Carolinas to include a strategy division focused on providing communications and business strategy support to corporations, governmental entities and non-profit organizations. (Jan. 2017)

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. 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)

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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)

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1998

Richard E. Myers II , Henry Brandis Distinguished Professor of Law at the UNC School of Law, was elected as one of four North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) vice presidents who will serve one-year terms at the 2017 NCBA Annual Meeting in Asheville. (Jul. 2017)

Jennifer M. Bradley, of Raleigh, N.C., founded Triangle Smart Divorce in Cary, N.C., and was selected for inclusion in the 2017 North Carolina Super Lawyers for her work in Family Law. (Jul. 2017)

Celie Benton Richardson, of Chapel Hill, N.C., was recognized by the Supreme Court of North Carolina and inducted into the N.C. Pro Bono Society for providing at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services during the 2016 calendar year. (Jun. 2017)

Sean Won Lew, of Clemmons, N.C., was recognized by the Supreme Court of North Carolina and inducted into the N.C. Pro Bono Society for providing at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services during the 2016 calendar year. (Jun. 2017)

Constance Covington Smith is the vice president for client solutions at Cicayda, a cloud-based software and services company, in Palm Beach, Fla. 
(Apr. 2017)

The Honorable David J. Bryan was appointed as a judge with the housing court in New York City. (Feb. 2017)

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.  Ms. Swintosky was also named to the 2017 North Carolina Super Lawyers list. (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)

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1997

Jaye Bingham-Hinch accepted a position with Tuggle Duggins, P.A. in Greensboro, N.C. (Jul. 2017)

Richard P. Statile accepted a position as general counsel at PrecisionHawk, in Raleigh, N.C. (May 2017)

David K. Teeples was named vice president and deputy general counsel of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. (Feb. 2017)

Susan D. Del Sarto was promoted to the assistant special agent in charge of the naval criminal investigative service (NCIS) office of strategic support in Washington. (Jan. 2017)

Tasha K. Dickinson, shareholder of Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A., in West Palm Beach, Fla., was named as a "Top Lawyer" in the 2017 edition of South Florida Legal Guide for her work in trust and estate planning. (Jan. 2017)

Beth S. Posner, clinical assistant professor at UNC School of Law, 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)

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1996

Samantha B. Kilpatrick, of Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by the Supreme Court of North Carolina and inducted into the N.C. Pro Bono Society for providing at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services during the 2016 calendar year. (Jun. 2017)

Michael W. Ballance, shareholder of Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. in Raleigh, N.C., has been appointed by the deans of both the University of North Carolina School of Law and the Campbell University Law School to represent the schools in the state's transition to adopting the Uniform Bar Exam. (Jun. 2017)

John T. O'Neal, of O'Neal Law Office in Greensboro, N.C., was named chapter editor for the "Commercial Rights/Consumer Law" chapter of the 7th edition of the North Carolina Manual of Complaints.  The manual is published by the North Carolina Advocates for Justice and Lexis-Nexis. (Feb. 2017)

Michelle L. Frazier joined Smith Moore Leatherwood’s Raleigh, N.C. 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, a partner at 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.  Mr. Marshall was also named to the 2017 North Carolina Super Lawyers list for his work in business litigation.
(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)

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1995

Jacqueline D. Grant, a partner at Roberts & Stevens, P.A. in Asheville, N.C., was named the president-elect of the North Carolina Bar Association.  She will serve in 2017-2018 as the president-elect, and will be installed as the 124th president of the NCBA in 2018. (Jun. 2017)

Ripley E. Rand was named partner at Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice in Raleigh, N.C. (Jun. 2017)

Leslie Powell-Boudreaux, of Tallahassee, Fla., was promoted to senior attorney with Legal Services of North Florida. (Mar. 2017)

Derek C. Abbott, of Morris Nichols Arsht & Tunnell LLP in Wilmington, Del., was inducted into the American College of Bankruptcy as a fellow. (Mar. 2017)

The Honorable William A. Snoddy, was appointed to the Circuit Court for Prince George's County, Md.  Prior to joining the bench, Mr. Snoddy served as deputy county attorney in Prince George's County Office of Law and oversaw the litigation and child welfare sections. (Jan. 2017)

Mr. Walter Lyndo Tippett Jr., a partner at 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.  Mr. Tippett was also named to the 2017 North Carolina Super Lawyers list for his work in business litigation. (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). Additionally, Mr. Cross was named to the 2017 North Carolina Super Lawyers list for his work with business and corporation law. (Sep. 2016)

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1994

Susan H. Boyles, of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP in Winston-Salem, N.C., was recognized by the Supreme Court of North Carolina and inducted into the N.C. Pro Bono Society for providing at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services during the 2016 calendar year. (Jun. 2017)

The Honorable Angela Brown Puckett was sworn in as a Superior Court Judge for North Carolina's 17B Judicial District of the Fifth Division of the Superior Court.  Puckett previously served as a district court judge for the 17B Judicial District. (Jun. 2017)

Ian S. Taylorm joined Pacifica Law Group in Seattle as a partner in the firm's real estate practice group. (Feb. 2017)

Mark Dorosin, managing attorney for the UNC Center for Civil Rights, was elected to a second term on the Orange County, N.C. Board of Commissioners, and was selected to serve as chair of the board by his colleagues. (Jan. 2017)

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

Arty Bolick, a partner at 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.  Mr. Bolick was also named to the 2017 North Carolina Super Lawyers list for his work in construction litigation. (Sep. 2016)

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1993

Perry "Rip" Warren, 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)

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1992

Martin H. Brinkley, Dean of the University of North Carolina School of Law, was awarded the H. Brent McKnight Renaissance Lawyer Award at the 2017 North Carolina Bar Association Annual Meeting in Asheville. (Jul. 2017)

Pamela B. Cashwell , of Raleigh, N.C., was appointed the Chief Deputy Secretary of Professional Standards, Policy, and Planning at the North Carolina Department of Public Safety. (Jul. 2017)

Melany K. Earnhardt is celebrating her 25th year as an attorney with Legal Aid of N.C./Legal Services of N.C.  Earnhardt launched the Environmental Poverty Law Project and directed the program until 2005 and has been managing attorney since. After serving as president of Orange County Bar Association in 2003, Earnhardt moved to the Greensboro office of Legal Aid of North Carolina in 2004 and switched her practice focus to state and federal consumer law. (Apr. 2017)

Pamela Cashwell, of Raleigh, N.C., was appointed by the Department of Public Safety secretary Erik A. Hook as the new chief deputy secretary of professional standards, policy and planning. In this role, Cashwell will oversee the Office of Special Investigations, Internal Audit, Private Protective Services, Policy and Strategic Planning.  Cashwell has been at the State Ethics Commission since 2008. She most recently served as assistant director supervising staff attorneys and administrative staff; providing legal representation; strategic and budget planning; legislative outreach; handling policy and legal questions; and many other duties.
(Apr. 2017)

Elizabeth Froehling, accepted a position the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in the Title IX office. (Mar. 2017)

Terry Lynn Crandall of Chapel Hill, NC, celebrated 20 years with GlaxoSmithKline and for the past seven, served as general counsel, chief compliance officer and corporate secretary of ViiV Healthcare, a global joint venture focused on HIV medicines owned by GSK, Pfizer Inc. and Shionogi Ltd (global HQ in London, UK HQ in Research Triangle Park, NC). Crandall was also nominated for 2016 "Woman's Global Compliance Officer of the Year" by C5 Forum, a global compliance organization. (Jan. 2017)

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)

David Wesley Spence, president of Good Space Inc., 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)

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.  Mr. Miskimon was also named to the 2017 North Carolina Super Lawyers list. (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)

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1991

George Podgorny Jr. accepted an of counsel position with the Zaytoun Law Firm PLLC in Raleigh, N.C. (Jul. 2017)

Jane Ammons Gilchrist, of Raleigh, N.C., was appointed General Counsel for the Department of Public Safety. (Jul. 2017)

Dorothy B. Burch, a partner at Ragsdale Liggett PLLC in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by the Supreme Court of North Carolina and inducted into the N.C. Pro Bono Society for providing at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services during the 2016 calendar year. (Jun. 2017)

Kerry A. Shad, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized in the 2017 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for her work in Labor & Employment. (May 2017)

Hillary J. Michaud, of Baltimore,  is a law professor and the legal studies program coordinator at Stevenson University and an affiliate accounting and law instructor at Loyola University Maryland.
(Apr. 2017)

George Autry Jr., partner at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog in Raleigh, N.C., was selected for inclusion in  the 2017 North Carolina Super Lawyers for his work in eminent domain. (Jan. 2017)

Susan Trevarthen, of Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L. in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., recieved the International Municipal Lawyers Association President’s Award: Most Outstanding Associate, 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.  Ms. Shad was also named to the 2017 North Carolina Super Lawyers list. (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)

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1990

Christopher T. Graebe, a partner at Graebe Hanna & Sullivan in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by the Supreme Court of North Carolina and inducted into the N.C. Pro Bono Society for providing at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services during the 2016 calendar year. (Jun. 2017)

Robert E. Duggins, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized in the 2017 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for his work in Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions. (May 2017)

Deborah Koff Ross, of Raleigh, N.C., joined Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP. (Mar. 2017)

Jan Clayton Lyons accepted a position with BP International in London as group head of tax. (Feb. 2017)

Robert E. Duggins, partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was named to the 2017 North Carolina Super Lawyers list. (Feb. 2017)

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 of The 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)

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1989

Marianna R. Burt, of Apex, N.C., was recognized by the Supreme Court of North Carolina and inducted into the N.C. Pro Bono Society for providing at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services during the 2016 calendar year. (Jun. 2017)

Donald E. Horton, Jr., was promoted to Senior Vice President of Global Government Relations & Public Policy with Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LabCorp). (Jun. 2017)

Michael Scott Fox, partner at Tuggle Duggins PA in Greensboro, N.C., was appointed to the North Carolina Board of Transportation by Governor Roy Cooper '82. (Mar. 2017)

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)

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1988

Benjamin W. Baldwin, of Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson PA in Charlotte, N.C., was recognized by the Supreme Court of North Carolina and inducted into the N.C. Pro Bono Society for providing at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services during the 2016 calendar year. (Jun. 2017)

Chief Justice Mark D. Martin, of Raleigh, N.C., accepted an invitation to join the Regional Judicial Opioid Initiative. (Jun. 2017)

Allen S. Kinzer, partner at Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP in Columbus, Ohio, 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. (Nov. 2016)

Allen Kinzer, a partner at Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP in Columbus, Ohio, 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)

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1987

Eugene S. Griggs, a partner at Poyner Spruill LLP in Charlotte, N.C., was recognized by the Supreme Court of North Carolina and inducted into the N.C. Pro Bono Society for providing at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services during the 2016 calendar year. (Jun. 2017)

Jennifer S. Brearley, of Cary, N.C., was recognized by the Supreme Court of North Carolina and inducted into the N.C. Pro Bono Society for providing at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services during the 2016 calendar year. (Jun. 2017)

Byron B. Kirkland, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized in the 2017 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for his work in Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions. (May 2017)

Jerry W. Blackwell, of Minneapolis, is proud to share that his firm, Blackwell Burke P.A., was awarded the 2017 Hennepin County Bar Association Diversity Award. (May 2017)

John Kinney Mashburn, of Washington, D.C., accepted the position as Deputy Cabinet Secretary in the Executive Office of the President of the United States of America. (Mar. 2017)

Byron B. Kirkland, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was named to the 2017 North Carolina Super Lawyers list. (Feb. 2017)

Stephanie Hutchins Autrypartner at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog in Raleigh, N.C., was selected for inclusion in  the 2017 North Carolina Super Lawyers for her work in defense civil litigation. (Jan. 2017)

Roy James 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. (Dec. 2016)

Anthony Wayne 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 W. Ormand, 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.  Mr Ormand was also named to the 2017 North Carolina Super Lawyers list for his work in business litigation. (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)

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1986

Barbara R. Morgenstern, of Black, Slaughter & Black, P.A. in Greensboro, N.C., was named to the 2017 edition of Best Lawyers in America in Family Law and Family Law Mediation, the 2017 edition of North Carolina Super Lawyers, and the 2017 edition of Legal Elite in Family.  She has been elected President-Elect of the North Carolina Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and serves as the Adjunct Professor of Family Law at Elon Law School. (Jun. 2017)

June L. Basden, of Carruthers & Roth, P.A. in Greensboro, NC, was honored by the N.C. Bar Association Business Law Section with its 2017 Distinguished Service Award in recognition of her extraordinary commitment to the organization. (Mar. 2017)

Summey Orr, of Atlanta, was recognized in the  2017 edition of Georgia Super Lawyers. (Mar. 2017)

Lee Poole Jr., of counsel at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog in Raleigh, N.C., was selected for inclusion in  the 2017 North Carolina Super Lawyers for his work in personal injury medical malpractice defense. (Jan. 2017)

Barbara Hellenschmidt Wright retired from her positions as senior vice president and co-counsel at Wells Fargo in Charlotte, N.C. (Jan. 2017)

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)

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1985

Janice Perrin Paul, of Durham, N.C., was appointed to the Durham County Board of Social Services. (Jul. 2017)

Lori Fuller accepted a position as General Counsel at the North Carolina Department of Information and Technology in Raleigh, N.C. (Jul. 2017)

Christopher Blair Capel, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized in the 2017 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for his work in Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions. (May 2017)

Janice Perrin Paul accepted a position at North Carolina Central University School of Law as an adjunct professor and the legal director for the Center for Child and Family Health through the school's clinical programs department.  The Center focuses on state policy related to child well-being, training on mental health law and expert testimony, and court preparation for child witnesses. (Feb. 2017)

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 W. Nelson, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.Mr. Nelson was also named to the 2017 North Carolina Super Lawyers list. (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)

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1984

Donald H. Tucker, Jr., a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized in the 2017 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for his work in Litigation: General Commercial. (May 2017)

Donald N. Capparella , of Dodson Parker Behm & Capparella, PC in Nashville, Tenn., was named to the Nashville Business Journal's 2017 Best of the Bar list in the field of litigation and dispute resolution.   (May 2017)

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. Mr. Tucker was also named to the 2017 North Carolina Super Lawyers list. (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)

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1983

Robert L. Mendenhall, a partner at Holland & Knight LLP, N.C., was recognized by the Supreme Court of North Carolina and inducted into the N.C. Pro Bono Society for providing at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services during the 2016 calendar year. (Jun. 2017)

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, a partner at 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.  Mr. Sperling was also named to the 2017 North Carolina Super Lawyers list for his work in business litigation. (Sep. 2016)

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1982

William W. Plyer has joined Miller & Monroe in Raleigh, N.C., and the firm will be renamed Miller Monroe & Plyler. (Jul. 2017)

Stephen M. Schoeberle, of Morganton, N.C., was recognized by the Supreme Court of North Carolina and inducted into the N.C. Pro Bono Society for providing at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services during the 2016 calendar year. (Jun. 2017)

Frank E. Emory Jr., a partner at Hunton & Williams, LLP in Charlotte, N.C., was named Chair of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina by Governor Roy Cooper. (May 2017)

Keith Boyd Mason co-founded Mason & Jones, P.A. in Washington, N.C. and Wilmington, N.C. (Jan. 2017)

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, a partner 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.  Mr. Turlington was also named to the 2017 North Carolina Super Lawyers list for his work with business and corporate law. (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)

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1981

D.C. "Mike" McIntyre of Lumberton, N.C., and The Honorable Willis P. Whichard of Durham, N.C., are the namesakes of a new mentoring fellowship program at the University of North Carolina School of Law.  The McIntyre-Whichard Legal Fellows, established by the UNC Christian Legal Society and the North Carolina Study Center, matches law students with attorneys who have excelled in public and community service, as well as private practice.   (Jul. 2017)

Steven Howard-Sholk,  a director at Gibbons P.C. in Newark, N.J., gave a presentation to the New Jersey State Bar Association entitled "Ethics and RPC Rules Governing Lawyer-Lobbyists in New Jersey." (Mar. 2017)

Louise Critz Root, of Root and Root PLLC in Weaverville, N.C., was recognized by Best Lawyers in America, for her work in workers compensation. (Jan. 2017)

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)

Steven Sholk, of Gibbons P.C. in Newark, 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. Mr. Sholk published another article entitled, "A Guide to Drafting Effective Assignments of Copyrights and Patents in Executive Agreements" in the Bloomberg BNA Benefits Practice Resource Center.

(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.  Ms. Hargrove was also named to the 2017 Norht Carolina Super Lawyers list. (Sep. 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.

(Jun. 2016)

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1980

Mittie R. Smith, of High Point, N.C., was awarded the 2017 Citizen Lawyer Award at the 2017 North Carolina Bar Association Annual Meeting in Asheville. (Jul. 2017)

Penni P. Bradshaw, a partner at Constangy Brooks & Smith LLP in Winston-Salem, N.C., was recognized by the Supreme Court of North Carolina and inducted into the N.C. Pro Bono Society for providing at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services during the 2016 calendar year. (Jun. 2017)

Douglas S. Sea was recognized by the UNC Law Alumni Association with the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award. (Apr. 2017)

The Honorable James Floyd Ammons Jr., was awarded the E.J. Wells Cup by the Fayetteville Kiwanis Club.  The Cup is presented for the “Most Outstanding Civic Contribution in Cumberland County.” (Apr. 2017)

Kevin P. Roddy, shareholder at Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A. in Woodbridge, N.J., was named to the 2017 New Jersey Super Lawyers list for his work in business litigation. (Feb. 2017)

The Honorable Paul Martin Newby was one of three justices selected to lead the launch of the North Carolina Judicial Branch Speakers Bureau's public service announcements to encourage civic education. (Jan. 2017)

Leigh "Bo" Rodenbough IV, a partner at 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.  Mr. Rodenbough was also named to the 2017 North Carolina Super Lawyers list for his work in business litigation. (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)

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1979

M. Keith Kapp,   a partner at Williams Mullen in Raleigh, N.C., received the John B. McMillan Distinguished Service Award from the N.C. State Bar.  (Jul. 2017)

The Honorable Patricia Timmons-Goodson was honored at the 2017 North Carolina Bar Association Annual Meeting in Asheville where she accepted the Legal Legends of Color Award. (Jul. 2017)

The Honorable Linda Stephens joined Hedrick Gardner Kincheloe & Garofalo, LLP in Raleigh, N.C., where she will serve as counsel in the firm's appellate practice.   (Jul. 2017)

William "Bill" G. Leonard, a partner and Executive Committee member at Taylor English Duma LLP in Atlanta, was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America and as a Georgia Super Lawyer for 2017. (Jul. 2017)

M. Keith Kapp, a partner at Williams Mullen in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by the Supreme Court of North Carolina and inducted into the N.C. Pro Bono Society for providing at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services during the 2016 calendar year. (Jun. 2017)

The Honorable Patricia Ann Timmons-Goodson '79 was recognized by the UNC Law Alumni Association with the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award. (Apr. 2017)

David N. Kirkman retired from his position as special deputy attorney general for the North Carolina Department of Justice 
(Apr. 2017)

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)

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1978

Evelyn Dove-Coleman, of Raleigh, N.C., marked 25 years with PathChoice Pastoral Counseling & Mediation in January 2017. (Jul. 2017)

Mark Andrew Sternlicht, managing partner at Beaver Courie Sternlicht Hearp & Broadfoot, PA in Fayetteville, N.C., was recognized by Best Lawyers for his work in the area of personal injury-plaintiffs. (Feb. 2017)

Robert C. Cone, 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, in October, 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)

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1977

Gary S. Parsons, of Brooks Pierce in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized in the 2017 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for his work in Litigation: General Commercial. (Jun. 2017)

S. Revelle Gwyn, of Huntsville, Ala.,  retired from Bradley Arant.
(Apr. 2017)

David F. Kirby was recognized by the UNC Law Alumni Association with the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award (Apr. 2017)

The Honorable Philemina McNeill Jones, of Orlando, Fla., is a retired federal administrative law judge.  Her past positions include retired Commander, United States Navy/Reserves; assistant director/attorney, Civil Division, Department of Justice (DOJ); and board member, Board of Immigration Appeals, Executive Office of Immigration Review (DOJ).  Judge Jones is a past recipient of the DOJ Attorney General's Award for Distinguished Service. (Apr. 2017)

Richard T. Boyettepartner at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog in Raleigh, N.C., was selected for inclusion in the 2017 North Carolina Super Lawyers for his work in defense professional liability. (Jan. 2017)

Susan King Dunn was promoted 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.  Mr. Parsons was also recognized by Benchmark Litigation as a "Local Litigation Star" for his work in environmental, insurance, product liability and securities law.  Additionally, he was listed among the the top 100 in the 2017 North Carolina Super Lawyers list for his work in business litigation. (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)

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1976

Larry J. Ford, of Warne, N.C., was recognized by the Supreme Court of North Carolina and inducted into the N.C. Pro Bono Society for providing at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services during the 2016 calendar year. (Jun. 2017)

Carl Patterson, Jr., a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized in the 2017 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for his work in Litigation: General Commercial. (May 2017)

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. Mr. Patterson was also named to the 2017 North Carolina Super Lawyers list. (Sep. 2016)

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1975

William R. Purdy, partner at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP in Birmingham, Ala., was recognized in Who's Who Legal: Construction 2017 among the world's leading construction lawyers. (Jan. 2017)

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1974

Richard Y. Stevens, of Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was appointed to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Board of Trustees by N.C. Senator Philip Berger. (Jul. 2017)

Phillip R. Dixon, senior partner of the Dixon Law Group, PLLC in Greenville, N.C., was recognized by the Supreme Court of North Carolina and inducted into the N.C. Pro Bono Society for providing at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services during the 2016 calendar year. (Jun. 2017)

Richard Yates Stevens, of counsel at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., received the Distinguished Public Service Award at the N.C. Chamber's 75th Annual Meeting. (Mar. 2017)

Edward Winslow III, a partner at Brooks Pierce in Greensboro, N.C., was selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of band finance law, financial services regulation law and litigation – banking and finance. Mr. Winslow was also named to the 2017 North Carolina Super Lawyers list for his work in banking law. (Sep. 2016)

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

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1973

William Thomas "Tom" Parrott III, of THINKlaw PLLC in McLean-Tysons Corner, Va., was selected for inclusion for the 2017 edition of Best Lawyers in America for his work in corporate law.  Tom is married to Katharine Huey Parrott, UNC undergrad ’72.  They make their home in Vienna, Va.  (Feb. 2017)

Dan McCord Hartzog, of counsel at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog in Raleigh, N.C., was selected for inclusion in the 2017 North Carolina Super Lawyers for his work in defense civil litigation. (Jan. 2017)

John Skvarla joined Nexsen Pruet in Raleigh, N.C., as senior government relations advisor. (Jan. 2017)

The Honorable Linda Mace McGeewas one of three justices selected to lead the launch of the North Carolina Judicial Branch Speakers Bureau's public service announcements to encourage civic education. (Jan. 2017)

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1972

Martin L. Brackett, Jr., of Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson PA in Charlotte, N.C., was recognized by the Supreme Court of North Carolina and inducted into the N.C. Pro Bono Society for providing at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services during the 2016 calendar year. (Jun. 2017)

Lacy H. Reaves, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized in the 2017 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for his work in Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use. (May 2017)

Garber Alfred Davidson Jr. serves as chair of the Foreign Service Grievance Board, U.S. Department of State. Davidson was appointed chair by Secretary Hilary Clinton and renewed by Secretary John Kerry.  Davidson is a retired senior foreign service officer with career in USAID as lawyer and senior executive. 
(Apr. 2017)

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.  Mr. Reaves was also named to the 2017 North Carolina Super Lawyers list. (Sep. 2016)

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1971

Charles K. McCotter accepted an of counsel position with the Zaytoun Law Firm PLLC in Raleigh, N.C. (Jul. 2017)

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

(Oct. 2016)

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1970

John P. Poisson, of Weaverville, N.C., was recognized by the Supreme Court of North Carolina and inducted into the N.C. Pro Bono Society for providing at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services during the 2016 calendar year. (Jun. 2017)

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1969

The Honorable Burley B. Mitchell Jr. retired from Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP in Raleigh, N.C.
(Apr. 2017)

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

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1968

George V. Hanna III, of Moore & Van Allen PLLC in Charlotte, N.C., was recognized by the Supreme Court of North Carolina and inducted into the N.C. Pro Bono Society for providing at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services during the 2016 calendar year. (Jun. 2017)

Samuel G. Thompson, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized in the 2017 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for his work in Litigation: Healthcare & Medical Malpractice. (May 2017)

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.  Mr. Thompson was also named to the 2017 North Carolina Super Lawyers list. (Sep. 2016)

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1967

Locke T. Clifford, a partner at Clifford Clendenin & O'Hale, LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was recognized by the Supreme Court of North Carolina and inducted into the N.C. Pro Bono Society for providing at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services during the 2016 calendar year. (Jun. 2017)

John Lee Jernigan, chairman of Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized in the 2017 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for his work in Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions. (May 2017)

John B. McMillan was recognized by the UNC Law Alumni Association with the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award. (Apr. 2017)

Stuart Alan Saunders returned to private practice, with Saunders PC, after 11 years as an assistant public defender in Hampton, VA. (Feb. 2017)

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.  Mr. Jernigan was also chosen as a Triangle Business Journal 2017 CEO of the Year. (Sep. 2016)

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1966

Thomas J. White III, of White & Allen, P.A., in Kinston, N.C., was inducted to the North Carolina Bar Association's General Practice Hall of Fame at the 119th NCBA Annual Meeting in Asheville. (Jul. 2017)

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1965

The Honorable Willis P. Whichard of Durham, N.C., and D.C. "Mike" McIntyre of Lumberton, N.C., are the namesakes of a new mentoring fellowship program at the University of North Carolina School of Law.  The McIntyre-Whichard Legal Fellows, established by the UNC Christian Legal Society and the North Carolina Study Center, matches law students with attorneys who have excelled in public and community service, as well as private practice.  (Jul. 2017)

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)

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1963

The Honorable Forrest A. Ferrell, of Sigmon, Clark, Mackie, Hanvey & Ferrell, P.A. in Hickory, N.C., was awarded the 2017 Citizen Lawyer Award at the 2017 North Carolina Bar Association Annual Meeting in Asheville. (Jul. 2017)

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1962

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

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1959

The Honorable Henry E. Frye of Greensboro, N.C., was presented the 2016 Chief Justice's Professionalism Award by North Carolina Chief Justice Mark Martin '88. (Feb. 2017)

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