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1954

J. Allen Adams of Parker Poe (retired) in Raleigh, N.C., was a 2012 inductee to the Raleigh Hall of Fame. (Feb. 2013)

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1956

Charles E. Melvin Jr. of Smith Moore Leatherwood in Greensboro, N.C., earned recognition in the 2013 Chambers USA Guide in the area of real estate zoning and land use. (May. 2013)

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1958

Henry H. Isaacson of Isaacson Isaacson Sheridan & Fountain in Greensboro, N.C., had an interview published in the Greensboro News & Record entitled "Corporate Law Makes Henry H. Isaacson Tick.". (Sep. 2012)

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1959

Alfred E. Cleveland, senior partner with McCoy, Wiggins, Cleveland & O’Conner PLLC of Fayetteville, received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Methodist University in Fayetteville for his philanthropic and community efforts to the university over two decades. (Jun. 2013)

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1961

John S. Stevens of Roberts & Stevens Law Firm in Asheville, N.C., was selected by Best Lawyers in America in 2014 in corporate law and as a Best Lawyers’ 2014 Asheville Corporate Law "Lawyer of the Year."  (Feb. 2014)

Robert M. Clay of Young Moore and Henderson, P.A. in Raleigh, N.C.,was selected for inclusion to North Carolina Super Lawyers for 2014.  (Feb. 2014)

Allen George Thomas, of Thomas and Farris in Wilson, N.C., was inducted into the North Carolina Bar Association’s General Practice Hall of Fame on June 20th, at the outset of the 115th Annual Meeting in Asheville. (Jun. 2013)

G. Dudley Humphrey Jr. of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton in Winston-Salem, N.C., earned recognition as Business North Carolina's 2012 “Legal Elite” in Construction and was also included in the publication's Hall of Fame. (Sep. 2012)

Robert M. Clay of Young Moore & Henderson P.A. in Raleigh, N.C., was selected for inclusion in the 2013 Best Lawyers in America Business Edition. (Feb. 2013) and was listed in the 2012 North Carolina Super Lawyers.  (Sep. 2012)

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1962

John Rosenberg of Prestonsburg, Ky. received the 2013 Distinguished Attorney award from the Kentucky Bar at its annual convention on June 20, 2013.  (Jul. 2013)

Vincent Paul Collura of Fearrington Village in Pittsboro, N.C., was honored at a 50-year member awards luncheon presented by the Florida Bar Association in Orlando, Fla. (Sep. 2012)

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1963

Frank M. Bell, Jr., one of the founding directors of the Winston-Salem based law firm of Bell, Davis & Pitt, PA, was honored by the North Carolina Bar for passing his fiftieth year in the practice of law in the state. (Nov. 2013)

Frank M. Bell, Jr. of Bell, Davis & Pitt, P.A. in Winston-Salem, N.C., was selected to be included in the 2014 edition of Best Lawyers in America in the area of real estate law. (Aug. 2013)

William J. Kellam Jr. joined Hutchens, Senter, Kellam & Pettit, P.A. as a partner. (Sep. 2012)

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1966

Frank R. Liggett, of Ragsdale Liggett PLLC in Raleigh, N.C., was selected to Best Lawyers in America in the field of insurance law. (Nov. 2013)

Frank R. Liggett III of Ragsdale Liggett in Raleigh, N.C., was selected for inclusion in the 2013 Best Lawyers in America in the area of insurance law. (Feb. 2013)

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1967

David Gardner Frey of Grand Rapids, Mich., was honored by the University of North Carolina's Board of Trustees with the William Richardson Davie Award,the University's highest honor. Established in 1984, the Davie Award is named for the Revolutionary War hero who is considered the father of the University. It recognizes extraordinary service to the University or society. (Nov. 2013)

John Lee Jernigan, of Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. He was also bestowed the highest ranking (Band One) by Chambers USA for corporate/mergers and acquisitions law. (Jun. 2013)

David W. Long of Poyner Spruill, LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by the Wake County Bar Association as the recipient of the Justice Joseph Branch Professionalism Award. (Feb. 2013)

George Lester Little Jr. of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton in Winston-Salem, N.C., earned recognition as Business North Carolina's 2012 "Legal Elite" in antitrust. (Sep. 2012)

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1968

Pender McElroy of James, McElroy & Diehl, P.A. in Charlotte, N.C., was honored with the 2013 Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award at the second annual Pro Bono Awards in Charlotte, hosted by nonprofits Council for Children’s Rights, Legal Aid of North Carolina and Legal Services of Southern Piedmont. The Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award is a lifetime achievement honor recognizing an individual whose long-standing and exceptional dedication to pro bono legal service has made a significant impact on access to justice on the community and state level. (Nov. 2013)

Scott L. Silliman, UNC School of Law adjunct professor of law and professor of the practice of law and executive director, Center on Law, Ethics and National Security, Duke University School of Law was sworn in as an appellate judge on the United States Court of Military Commission Review. (Feb. 2013)

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1969

Samuel O. Southern of Smith Moore Leatherwood in Raleigh, N.C., was appointed by Governor Pat McCrory as chairman of the U.S.S. North Carolina Battleship Commission.   (Feb. 2014)

Jim Allison of Johnston Allison & Hord PA was named the 2014 Charlotte Best Lawyers in America “Lawyer of the Year” in health care law. (Oct. 2013)

The Honorable Robert C. "Bob" Hunter, a judge on the NC Court of Appeals from Marion, NC, was named a recipient of the Citizen Lawyer Award by the North Carolina Bar Association. (Jun. 2013)

Robert A. Wicker, executive vice president, general counsel and secretary of General Parts International, Inc., received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, among the most prestigious awards presented to a civilian by the governor of North Carolina in recognition of an individual’s extraordinary service to the state, contributions to the community or extra effort in a career. (Feb. 2013)

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1970

James W. Williams of Roberts & Stevens Law Firm in Asheville, N.C., was selected by Best Lawyers in America in 2014 for medical malpractice law–defendants and personal injury litigation-defendants and named Best Lawyers’ 2014 Asheville personal injury litigation - defendants "Lawyer of the Year." Williams was also selected as a 2014 North Carolina Super Lawyer for personal injury defense: medical malpractice.  (Feb. 2014)

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1971

J. Michael Booe has joined Winston & Strawn LLP in Charlotte, N.C. as  partner.  (Feb. 2014)

Woody Webb, Sr. of The Edmisten Webb & Hawes Law Firm in Raleigh, N.C., was elected to the American Law Institute. The ALI, formed in 1923, is an organization comprised of attorneys, judges and law professors dedicated to influencing the development of the law in both existing and emerging areas through scholarly legal work and statutory projects. Mr. Webb has practiced law in Raleigh for forty years starting in the North Carolina Department of Justice before moving to the United States Attorney's Office and then private practice. He specializes in federal criminal and civil cases as well as corporate franchise matters. (May. 2013)

Robert Edward Harrington of Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A. in Charlotte, N.C., became the 101st president of the Mecklenburg County Bar. (Sep. 2012)

William MacNider Trott of Young Moore & Henderson, PA in Raleigh, N.C., was listed in the 2012 North Carolina Super Lawyers. (Sep. 2012)

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1972

Lacy Reaves of Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., received the highest ranking (Band One) by Chambers USA for real estate zoning & land use law. (Jun. 2013)

Andy Copenhaver, of Womble Carlyle in Winston-Salem, N.C., was recognized by Chambers USA in the areas of antitrust law and commercial litigation. (Jun. 2013)

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1973

John W. Mason of Roberts & Stevens Law Firm in Asheville, N.C., was selected by Best Lawyers in America in 2014 for trusts and estates law/litigation. (Feb. 2014)

Richard L. Vanore of Carruthers & Roth, P.A. in Greensboro, N.C., was selected for inclusion in the 2014 North Carolina Super Lawyers list for the practice area of personal injury defense: medical malpractice law. (Feb. 2014)

Dan M. Hartzog, managing partner of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Business North Carolina magazine as a member of its 2014 Legal Elite in the area of litigation.  He has also been named a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in America. Admittance to the American College of Trial Lawyers is limited to one percent of the lawyer population in any state. (Jan. 2014)

Stephen T. Smith of McMillan & Smith, Raleigh, N.C., former chair of the N.C. Environmental Management Commission, received the Wake County Bar Association’s 2013 Joseph Branch Professional Award, the highest honor the Wake Bar bestows. Smith also received the Tar-Pamlico River Foundation’s 2013 Great Blue Heron Award for “outstanding long-term contributions to the protection of environmental quality in the Tar-Pamlico watershed.” (Nov. 2013)

Jim Cooley, an attorney at Womble Carlyle in Charlotte, N.C., was recognized by Chambers USA in the area of commercial litigation. (Jun. 2013)

Noel Allen, of Raleigh. N.C., has been elected to the board of directors for the N.C. Center for Public Policy Research. Allen, a founding partner of Allen, Pinnix & Nichols, P.A. was also recognized by the Antitrust and Trade Regulation Section of the North Carolina Bar Association as the third recipient of its Distinguished Service Award. Allen has also been selected for inclusion in the 2013 Best Lawyers in America and received the 2013 Raleigh Administrative/Regulatory Law "Lawyer of the Year" award by Best Lawyers. (May. 2013)

Stephen Theodore Smith of McMillan & Smith in Raleigh, N.C., was appointed by Gov. Beverly Perdue to a second six-year term as chair of the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission. (Sep. 2012)

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1974

Stuart Williams of Henson & Efron, P.A.in Minneapolis, was elected by the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy as president for 2014 and was elected by the Minnesota Board of Nursing as vice-president for 2014. (Jan. 2014)

Kenneth R. Keller, of Carruthers & Roth, P.A. in Greensboro, NC, was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2014 for the practice areas of commercial litigation, litigation – construction, litigation – ERISA, and litigation – labor & employment. (Aug. 2013)

James C. Gulick, a former senior deputy with the  North Carolina attorney general’s office was named to the board of directors of the North Carolina Opera. (Aug. 2013)

Dan McLamb of Yates, McLamb & Weyher LLP in Raleigh, N.C., received Band 1 recognition in the litigation: healthcare and medical malpractice category for North Carolina by Chambers and Partners U.S.A. for 2013. (Jul. 2013)

Charlie Carter of Nexsen Pruet in Raleigh, N.C., earned recognition as part of the Legal Elite in the area of environmental law by Business North Carolina magazine. (Feb. 2013)

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1975

Dr. Alfred Maury Pollard, general counsel for the Federal Housing Finance Agency, was named one of "America's 50 Outstanding General Counsel" by The National Law Journal. (Apr. 2014)

Robert F. Orr, former North Carolina Supreme Court Justice, has been honored as the 2014 recipient of the North Carolina Bar Association's John McNeill Smith Jr. Constitutional Rights and Responsibilities Section Award.  (Mar. 2014)

Hatcher B. Kincheloe, of Hedrick Gardner in Charlotte, N.C., has been selected by his peers for inclusion in 2014 North Carolina Super Lawyers in the category of civil litigation defense. (Mar. 2014)

John F. "Buz" Windham retired from the practice of law effective December 31, 2013. After 38 years of litigation practice with Beggs & Lane in Pensacola FL, Windham plans to devote more time to his family, church and charitable organizations in which he is involved. (Dec. 2013)

The Honorable Elizabeth Keever, Chief District Court Judge with the 12th Judicial District in Fayetteville, N.C., was honored as part of the North Carolina Lawyers Weekly 2013 Women in Justice Awards with the Public Official Award. (Oct. 2013)

Thomas Leon Stewart, founding partner of Waldrep, Stewart & Kendrick, LLC in Birmingham, Ala., was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2013 Best Lawyers in America in the area of education law. (Feb. 2013)

E. Garrett Walker of Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP  in Greensboro, N.C., earned recognition  as part of Business North Carolina’s 2013 and 2012 “Legal Elite” in real estate law. (Feb. 2013)

The Honorable Robert Holt Edmunds Jr. of the Supreme Court of North Carolina received the 2012 James E. Cross Leadership Award from the North Carolina State Bar in recognition of his leadership role in establishing the appellate practice specialty and his commitment to improving the quality of the appellate practice in North Carolina. (Sep. 2012)

Irvin White (Hank) Hankins III of Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein, LLP in Charlotte, N.C., was appointed to the Disciplinary Hearing Commission of the North Carolina State Bar.  He was also appointed as Trustee Emeriti for Queens University of Charlotte. (Sep. 2012)

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1976

Thomas Holmes Wellman, of Wellman White and Wilson PLLC in Roanoke Rapids, NC, was inducted into the North Carolina Bar Association’s General Practice Hall of Fame on June 20th, at the outset of the 115th Annual Meeting in Asheville. (Jun. 2013)

Carl N. Patterson, managing partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was selected for the 2013 Best Lawyers in America by his peers for litigation - securities. He was also recognized in the 2013 Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for litigation: general commercial law. (Jun. 2013)

Glen Dunn, a partner in Poyner Spruill LLP's environmental law practice group, is ranked by Chambers USA in environmental law for North Carolina in 2013. He practices in the firm's Raleigh office. (Jun. 2013)

Noah H. Huffstetler III, Raleigh Managing Partner of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, was named the ninth recipient of the health law section of the North Carolina Bar Association Distinguished Service Award. Huffstetler was also named one of the "Triangle's Most Influential Business Leaders" by the Triangle Business Journal. (Apr. 2013)

Stephen D. Poe of Bell Davis & Pitt, P.A. in Winston Salem, N.C., was selected to be included in the 2014 edition of Best Lawyers in America in the areas of banking and finance law, corporate law, financial services regulation law and banking and finance litigation. (Feb. 2013)

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1977

William P. Daniell, of Young Moore and Henderson, P.A. in Raleigh, N.C., has become a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and was also selected for inclusion to North Carolina Super Lawyers of 2014. (Feb. 2014)

Bonnie Weyher of Yates, McLamb & Weyher, L.L.P. in Raleigh, N.C., received the Litigation Practitioner Award presented by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly at the inaugural Women of Justice awards. (Feb. 2013)

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1978

Richard A. Schwartz, of Schwartz and Shaw PLLC., in Raleigh, N.C., acted as the lead attorney representing the Union County (N.C.) Board of Education in a nine-week jury trial against the Union County Board of Commissioners, claiming inadequate school funding.  The jury returned a verdict in excess of $91 million in favor of the Board of Education to properly fund the Union County Schools.  It is the largest jury verdict in any North Carolina case in the last 14 years. (Feb. 2014)

Walter E. Brock, of Young Moore and Henderson, P.A. in Raleigh, N.C., was selected for inclusion to North Carolina Super Lawyers for 2014.  (Feb. 2014)

Walter E. Brock Jr. of Young Moore & Henderson, P.A. in Raleigh, N.C., was selected for inclusion in the 2014 Business North Carolina Legal Elite. (Jan. 2014)

William Joseph "Joe" Austin, Jr. of Ward and Smith, P.A. in Raleigh, N.C. was selected for inclusion in the 2014 Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of employment law – management; labor law – management; and workers' compensation law – employers. (Dec. 2013)

Ronald Lavonne Gibson of Charlotte, N.C., was nominated as North Carolina State Bar vice-president. (Feb. 2013)

William R. Culp Jr., partner at Culp Elliott & Carpenter, P.L.L.C. of Charlotte, N.C., is co-author of the released trust decanting portfolio published by BNA.  Culp was the lead author of North Carolina’s decanting statute.  Culp was also named Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year for 2013 in Charlotte by Best Lawyers. (Feb. 2013)

Robert Clarence Cone of Tuggle Duggins & Meschan in Greensboro, N.C., was awarded the 2011 Centennial Award honoring extraordinary community service jointly by the North Carolina and Greensboro Bar Associations. (Sep. 2012)

Evelyn Dove-Coleman was the keynote speaker for the 20 year anniversary celebration of PathChoice, Inc. Counseling & Mediation, a nonprofit corporation in Kinston, N.C. Her business was also awarded the Minority Business of the Year Award by the Kinston-Lenoir County Chamber of Commerce on May 23, 2013. (Sep. 2012)

Michael MacKager York of Reston, VA was inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame on April 11. York is in private practice in Virginia, and was named an at-large member of the Virginia State Bar's Judicial Nominations Committee. (Sep. 2012)

Ronald Lavonne Gibson of Charlotte, N.C., was named to the Board of the Lawyer's Mutual Liability Insurance Company of North Carolina. (Sep. 2012)

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1979

Steven Spellman of Noank, Conn. was appointed to the position of Superior Court judge by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. Spellman is chief of staff and director of government affairs for the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, where he has served since 1995.   (Mar. 2014)

Marc Rudow of Roberts & Stevens Law Firm in Asheville, N.C., was selected by Best Lawyers in America in 2014 for real estate law.   (Feb. 2014)

The Honorable Linda Stephens of the North Carolina Court of Appeals was honored as part of the North Carolina Lawyers Weekly 2013 Women in Justice Awards with the Public Official Award. (Oct. 2013)

M. Keith Kapp, partner at Williams Mullen in Raleigh, N.C., and president of the State Bar, has been recognized as a fellow of the American Bar Foundation. (Jun. 2013)

Wade Harrison of Wishart Norris Henninger & Pittman in Burlington, N.C., was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2013 in the field of family law. (Feb. 2013)

Colonel Frederic Louis Borch of the Judge Advocate General's Corps. in Charlottesville, VA was selected as one of two Fulbright Scholars for the Netherlands in 2012-2013. He will be a visiting professor at the University of Leiden and will conduct research on Dutch military commissions and will teach international humanitarian law, with a focus on terrorism and counter-terrorism. (Sep. 2012)

Hanan M. Isaacs of Princeton, NJ was named in the 2012 New Jersey Super Lawyers. (Sep. 2012)

J. Dickson Phillips III of Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A.’s  Research Triangle office  has been reappointed by Gov. Beverly Perdue to a second six-year term on the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission.  (Sep. 2012)

R. Donovan Munford Jr. of Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by the North Carolina State Bar as a board certified specialist in estate planning and probate law.  He is one of only two lawyers statewide to have passed the certification exam in this specialty during 2012. (Feb. 2013) and was elected to the board of the North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research. (Sep. 2012)

Wade Harrison of Wishart Norris Henninger & Pittman in Burlington, N.C., was elected North Carolina's chapter delegate to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers for a three-year term. (Sep. 2012)

William Stanley Mills of Glenn, Mills, Fisher & Mahoney, P.A. in Durham, N.C., will serve on the NC Advocates for Justice executive committee for 2012. He has also been selected for inclusion in the 20th Edition ofThe Best Lawyers in America in the practice area of Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs and was elected as a NC Bar Councilor for the fourteenth Judicial District in December, 2012. (Sep. 2012)

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1980

Reid Russell, of Hedrick Gardner in Charlotte, N.C., has been selected by his peers for inclusion in 2014 North Carolina Super Lawyers in the category of civil litigation defense. (Mar. 2014)

David Neal Allen, of Hedrick Gardner in Charlotte, N.C., has been selected by his peers for inclusion in 2014 North Carolina Super Lawyers in the category of civil litigation defense. (Mar. 2014)

Mary Patricia (MP) Azevedo, previous deputy director of the FDIC’s Office of Complex Financial Institutions, has joined PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as a managing director in the firm's financial services regulatory practice. (Feb. 2014)

Sheryl H. Williams of Roberts & Stevens Law Firm in Asheville, N.C., was selected by Best Lawyers in America in 2014 for real estate law/litigation and as a Best Lawyers’ 2014 Asheville real estate law "Lawyer of the Year."  (Feb. 2014)

Mike L. Robinson, of Robinson and Lawing L.L.P. in Winston-Salem N.C.,is a candidate for the North Carolina Supreme Court. (Feb. 2014)

The Honorable James Ammons, Jr. was named the Senior Resident Superior Court Judge for the 12th Judicial District. He has been a judge since 1988 and on the Superior Court Bench since 1998. (May. 2013)

John Mabe of Nexsen Pruet in Raleigh, N.C., was named Legal Elite for 2013 by Business North Carolina magazine in the area of construction law. (Feb. 2013)

The Honorable Paul Martin Newby of the Supreme Court of North Carolina was honored as the 2012 recipient of the John McNeill Smith Jr. Constitutional Rights and Responsibilities Section Award. (Sep. 2012)

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1981

Ann Anderson, NC DRC Superior Court certified mediator in Pilot Mountain, N.C., was honored as part of the North Carolina Lawyers Weekly 2013 Women in Justice Awards with the Litigation Practitioner Award.  (Oct. 2013)

The Honorable D. Carmichael McIntyre II, U.S. Congressman for the 7th District of North Carolina, was recognized with a Distinguished Public Servant Award from the United States' Navy. He was also recognized for his work to help the Special Operations Forces of the U.S. military and with the N.C. Troopers Association with their "National Legislator of the Year" award. (Jun. 2013)

Diane Schafer Goodstein of the South Carolina Justice Department in Saint George, SC was presented with the Pursuit of Justice Award by the American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section. (Sep. 2012)

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1982

Jonathan A. Berkelhammer has joined Ellis & Winters LLP as a partner in the firms's Greensboro, N.C. office.

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Jeff Scharff has joined Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP as a partner in the firm's expanded real estate practice and will be based in New York and Washington, D.c. (Feb. 2014)

William “Billy” Clarke of Roberts & Stevens Law Firm in Asheville, N.C., was selected by Best Lawyers in America in 2014 for environmental law/litigation and natural resources law. Clarke has been recognized since 2012 in Business North Carolina magazine’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame for environmental law. Clarke was also selected as a 2014 North Carolina Super Lawyer in environmental law.  (Feb. 2014)

Kim Church, of Raleigh, N.C., is the author of a novel, BYRD, published by Dzanc Books in March 2014. Set in North Carolina and points west, BYRD is the fragmented family history of a child given up for adoption. Jill McCorkle says of the book, "Brilliant writing - lively and heartbreaking at every turn." Ron Rash calls it "a riveting debut." Church's writing honors include fellowships from the North Carolina Arts Council. A former partner at Tharrington Smith in Raleigh, she now divides her time between writing and law. (Feb. 2014)

Jacqueline R. Clare of Raleigh, N.C., was honored as part of the North Carolina Lawyers Weekly 2013 Women in Justice Awards with the Litigation Practitioner Award.  (Oct. 2013)

Martha W. Surles of Hedrick Gardner Kincheloe & Garofalo LLP, was selected as the Best Lawyers' 2014 Charlotte workers' compensation law-employers "Lawyer of the Year." (Sep. 2013)

Stewart W. Fisher of Glenn, Mills, Fisher & Mahoney, PA of Durham, N.C., has been recognized as one of the Top 100 North Carolina Super Lawyers for 2013 and is listed in the current edition of Best Lawyers in America in the field of labor and employment law. (Aug. 2013)

E. Kent Auberry of Smith Moore Leatherwood in Greensboro, N.C., earned recognition in the 2013 Chambers USA Guide in the area of corporate mergers and acquisitions. (May. 2013)

David A. Stockton of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP in Atlanta, Ga., was selected to the 2012 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. (Feb. 2013)

Edward Newsom of Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP in Atlanta, Ga., was designated by Georgia Trend magazine as one of the state’s 2012 Legal Elite in the areas of general practice/trial law and personal injury. (Feb. 2013)

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1983

J. Scott Dillon, of Carruthers & Roth, P.A. in Greensboro, N.C., was selected for inclusion in the 2014 North Carolina Super Lawyers list for the practice area of business/corporate law. (Feb. 2014)

Vincent D. Childress, Jr. of Roberts & Stevens Law Firm in Asheville, N.C., was selected by Best Lawyers in America in 2014 for corporate and health care law. Childress was also selected as a 2014 North Carolina Super Lawyer in business/corporate law.  (Feb. 2014)

Anthony Ciriaco, a partner in the Columbus, Ohio office of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, was recognized among the leading practitioners in the country in the 2013 edition of Chambers USA. (Jun. 2013)

Lawrence J. Myers of Smith Moore Leatherwood in Atlanta, Ga., earned recognition in the 2013 Chambers USA Guide in the area of healthcare law. (May. 2013)

Laura E. Stevenson was appointed Chief Judge of the Municipal Court for the City of Brookhaven, Ga. She will also continue her private practice, which focuses on commercial litigation and employment law. (May. 2013)

Alan Mitchell Wolper joined Ulmer & Berne's Financial Services & Securities Litigation Practice Group as a partner in its Chicago office. (Sep. 2012)

David Lane Gordon of Atlanta, GA was elected to the management committee of Jackson Lewis LLP, a national labor and employment law firm representing management with 49 offices and over 700 attorneys. (Sep. 2012)

James Walter Crawford Jr. of the United States Navy was appointed as the deputy judge advocate general of the Navy (DJAG), making him the second highest ranking JAG officer and lawyer in the United States Navy. He will also serve as commander, Naval Legal Service Command. (Sep. 2012)

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1984

Robin J. Stinson, of  Bell, Davis & Pitt, P.A. in Winston-Salem, N.C., has been elected chairman of the board of directors at the Children's Law Center of Central North Carolina. (Feb. 2014)

Susan Strayhorn Barbour, with McGuire, Wood & Bissette, P.A. in Asheville, N.C., was honored with the 28th Judicial District Bar Professionalism Award. Barbour was also named to the 2014 Business North Carolina magazine's Legal Elite list of the top lawyers in North Carolina. (Jan. 2014)

Susan E. Hauser, associate professor of law at North Carolina Central University School of Law, was honored as part of the North Carolina Lawyers Weekly 2013 Women in Justice Awards with the Legal Scholar Award.  (Oct. 2013)

Susan Rector, partner at Ice Miller LLP, was recognized by Chambers USA for intellectual property. Susan is a partner who represents companies in business transactions and in all aspects of intellectual property protection and ownership. She assists start-up and established businesses with commercializing technology and conducting business online. She has prosecuted more than 675 applications with the U.S. Trademark Office. (Sep. 2013)

The Honorable Rickye McKoy-Mitchell of Charlotte, N.C., received the Judicial District Award presented by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly at the inaugural Women of Justice Awards. (Feb. 2013)

Margaret Louise Milroy of Verizon in Alexandria, VA is the 2012 recipient of the Jean Allard Glass Cutter Award from the American Bar Association Business Law Section. (Sep. 2012)

The Honorable Rickye McKoy-Mitchell of Charlotte, N.C., received the Julius Chambers Diversity Champion Award, celebrating those who have made a significant contribution to diversity and equal opportunity in the Mecklenburg community. (Sep. 2012)

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1985

Patricia P. Shields of of Hedrick Gardner in Charlotte, N.C., has been selected by her peers for inclusion in 2014 North Carolina Super Lawyers in the category of civil litigation defense. (Mar. 2014)

David J. Burge, of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, L.L.P. in Atlanta, GA, was appointed by Governor Nathan Deal to a second five year term as a member of the Georgia Real Estate Commission. (Feb. 2014)

Mark A. Finkelsteinof Smith Moore Leatherwood L.L.P. in Raleigh, N.C., has been elected president-elect of the 10th Judicial District of North Carolina.  (Feb. 2014)

Rob Gelblum, after 25 years of environmental lawyering for NC DENR, first in-house then for 20 years in the North Carolina Attorney General's Environmental Division, during which quarter century he represented the Superfund, Water Quality, Air Quality, Erosion Control, Mining and Dam Safety Programs, then laid the legal groundwork for the state's Brownfields Program and represented it for its first 15 years of existence, is now Of Counsel at The Law Offices of F. Bryan Brice, Jr. in Raleigh. (Jan. 2014)

Stuart B. Dorsett, attorney with Ward & Smith’s Raleigh office and current NCBA Board of Governors member, was appointed chairman of the North Carolina Community Foundation Board of Directors. (Aug. 2013)

Ramona Cunningham O'Bryant of Smith Moore Leatherwood in Greensboro, N.C., earned recognition in the 2013 Chambers USA Guide in the area of environmental law. She was also appointed chair of the North Carolina Bar Association's Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Law Section for the 2013-2014 Bar year. (Aug. 2013)

Christopher Blair Capel of Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. He was also recognized in the 2013 Chambers USA for corporate/mergers and acquisitions law. (Jun. 2013)

Thomas E. Terrell, Jr.  of Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP  in Greensboro, N.C., earned recognition  as part of  Business North Carolina’s  2013 “Legal Elite” in real estate law. (Apr. 2013)

Thompson M. Mayes, deputy general counsel, National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington, DC, was awarded the 2013-14 American Academy in Rome award for historic preservation and conservation. Recipients are provided with a fellowship that includes a stipend, a study or studio, and room and board for a period of six months to two years in Rome, Italy. (Apr. 2013)

Leigh A. Wilkinson was chosen by The North Carolina Bar Association, in conjunction with the Citizen Lawyer Task Force, as a 2013 recipient of the Citizen Lawyer Award. (Apr. 2013)

David Mayberry of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP in Washington D.C., was selected to the 2012 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers forBusiness. (Feb. 2013)

Eric Jay Spitler of the Securities and Exchange Commission was appointed as director of the office of legislative affairs by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. (Sep. 2012)

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1986

Alice Richey of Parker Poe in Charlotte, N.C., has been made partner. Richey has more than 27 years of experience in the legal profession. (Mar. 2014)

Craig T. Lynch, a Partner in Parker Poe’s Charlotte office, has been named Vice Chairman of the National MS Society.  (Mar. 2014)

June L. Basden of Carruthers & Roth, P.A. in Greensboro, NC, was selected for inclusion in Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite: for 2014 for the practice areas of bankruptcy law and business law. (Feb. 2014)

Helen Michael, a partner at  Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton in Washington, D.C. was named 2013-2014 chair-elect of the Insurance Coverage Committee of the American Bar Association's Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS). Michael is co-leader of the firm’s insurance recovery team and serves on the firm’s executive committee and pro bono committee.  (Oct. 2013)

Leslie C. Packer was named managing partner of Ellis & Winters in Raleigh, N.C. Packer leads the firm’s litigation practice and focuses her practice on products liability, medical malpractice and commercial litigation. Packer was also honored as part of the North Carolina Lawyers Weekly 2013 Women in Justice Awards with the Litigation Practitioner Award.  (Oct. 2013)

Christopher Browning of Williams Mullen in Raleigh, N.C., was included in the Triangle Business’s Journal’s “50 to Watch in Business” as a legal professional expected play an important role in shaping the community’s future.  (Sep. 2013)

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1987

C. Thomas Steele Jr., of Wishart Norris Henninger & Pittman, P.A. in Burlington, N.C., has received the District Award of Merit from Alamance District, Old North State Council, Boy Scouts of America.  (Feb. 2014)

Joshua N. Rose joined Tully Rinckey PLLC as a senior associate, bringing with him over 25 years of representing employees. At the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, Rose will continue to help government workers understand their rights and find the best course of action to address virtually any aspect of federal employment and labor law. (Nov. 2013)

Cheryl Daniels Howell, Albert Coates Professor of Public Law and Government with the UNC Chapel Hill School of Government, was honored as part of the North Carolina Lawyers Weekly 2013 Women in Justice Awards with the Legal Scholar Award. (Oct. 2013)

Byron Barnes Kirkland of Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized in the 2013 edition of Best Lawyers in America for mergers & acquisitions in Raleigh. He was also recognized in the 2013 Chambers USA for corporate/mergers and acquisitions Law. (Jun. 2013)

Richard Rainey, of Womble Carlyle in Charlotte, N.C., was recognized by Chambers USA in the area of labor and employment law. (Jun. 2013)

Mark Holt of Kirby & Holt, LLP in Raleigh, N.C., established two Justice Fund endowments in honor of the late Jim Nance and late D.P. Russ at the North Carolina Bar Association. (Feb. 2013)

Timothy C. Holm of Modrall Sperling in Albuquerque, N.M., received a peer rating of AV from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating available to a lawyer. (Feb. 2013)

Charles Matthew Keen of Raleigh, N.C., was elected as a fellow into the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. (Sep. 2012)

Lisa James Dixon joined the Raleigh, N.C., office of Womble Carlyle as a corporate and securities attorney. (Sep. 2012)

Michael Darnell Petty joined the FDA and life sciences practice of King & Spalding as a pharmaceutical regulatory partner in its Washington, D.C., office. (Sep. 2012)

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1988

Sherrod Banks with Banks Law Firm in Durham, N.C., is serving on the ABA governing committee on affordable housing and community development law. (Feb. 2014)

Allen Kinzer, a partner in the Columbus office of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, was included on the 2014 Best Lawyers in America list in the areas of employment law management, labor law management and labor & employment litigation. Kinzer was also included on the 2014 Ohio Super Lawyers List. (Jan. 2014)

Arthur J. DeBaugh of Bell, Davis & Pitt, P.A. in Winston-Salem, N.C., has met the requirements and has been certified as a specialist in trademark law by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. Trademark law, which became a certified specialty in 2013, is one of eleven areas of the law in which North Carolina attorneys can earn specialty certification. While two other states offer certification in “intellectual property law” generally, North Carolina is the first state to offer a specialty certification in the specific area of trademark law. DeBaugh serves as the vice chair of the trademark committee of the Board of Legal Specialization. DeBaugh was also selected to be included in the 2014 edition of Best Lawyers in America in the areas of copyright law, intellectual property litigation and trademark law. DeBaugh was also named to the 2014 class of North Carolina's Legal Elite by Business North Carolina magazine. (Jan. 2014)

Fred Cunningham of Slawson Cunningham Whalen & Gaspari in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., ended his term as president of the Florida Justice Association, comprised of 3,500 plaintiff's attorneys in the state of Florida. He was selected by Super Lawyers Magazine as one of the Top 100 lawyers in the state of Florida and for inclusion in "The Best Lawyers in America" in the fields of personal injury and insurance law. (Jul. 2013)

Michael G. Carter of Milwaukee, Wis., was promoted to executive vice president of Northwestern Mutual. (Jul. 2013)

William H. Weatherspoon Jr., a founding member of Raleigh-based law firm Weatherspoon & Voltz, LLP, was recognized by Business North Carolina magazine as one of North Carolina’s Legal Elite in the field of real estate law. (Feb. 2013)

David Jamison Laing joined Crowell & Morning LLP in its Washington, D.C. office as a partner, where he will be a member of the antitrust group. (Sep. 2012)

David Richardson Atkinson Jr. of Gunster Yoakley & Stewart in West Palm Beach, Fla., was named and listed as "Leaders in their Field" by Chambers USA for his work in general commercial litigation. (Sep. 2012)

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1989

Kay Hobart joined Parker Poe as a partner in the Raleigh, N.C.  (Feb. 2014)

Alexandra "Alix" Darrow, senior in house counsel with ADP, Inc. in Chicago, is the 2014 president for the Chicago Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC Chicago). (Jan. 2014)

John Tomei of Teague Campbell Dennis & Gorham in Raleigh, N.C., was honored by U.S. News and World Report as a 2014 "Best Lawyer" in Raleigh, North Carolina for worker's compensation law - employers. (Jan. 2014)

Jayne Hunter has joined Nexsen Pruet's Charlotte office as part of its intellectual property group.  (Aug. 2013)

M. Gray Styers Jr. of Styers, Kemerait & Mitchell in Raleigh, N.C., was elected president-elect of the Wake County Bar Association and the 10th Judicial District Bar. He was also named a recipient of the 2013 Citizen Lawyer Award by the North Carolina Bar Association. (Jun. 2013)

Betty Temple, of Womble Carlyle in Greenville, S.C., was recognized by Chambers USA in the areas of corporate law and mergers and acquisitions. (Jun. 2013)

Anson Bradley Ives of Raleigh N.C., joined the North Carolina Department of Environment & Natural Resources as the assistant secretary for natural resources. His responsibilities include state parks, zoo, aquariums, museum of natural sciences, marine fisheries and a number of energy and military matters.  Prior to joining  Governor McCrory's administration in January 2013, Anson spent five years as an entrepreneur in the renewable energy sector. (May. 2013)

Thomas Walters Henson Jr. of Henson & Fuerst PA in Raleigh, N.C., contributed a chapter for the book The Miracle Mind: Sonya's Story, a book designed to help stroke and traumatic brain injury patients, their families, and their caregivers. Henson also chaired the American Diabetes Association's North Carolina Tour de Cure in Cary in June 2012. (Apr. 2013)

James H. Slaughter of Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA in Greensboro, N.C.,was elected president of Community Associations Institute's College of Community Association Lawyers. He also was awarded the 2013 Phifer Award from the National Communication Association for his book "Notes and Comments on Robert's Rules, Fourth Edition" (Southern Illinois University Press, 2012).  (Feb. 2013)

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1990

Raymond Van Dyke, founding member of Van Dyke Law in Washington, DC, practicing in intellectual property and patent law, was re-appointed the Greater Washington, D.C. chapter chair of the Licensing Executives Society. He continues to lecture worldwide and also teach at Southern Methodist University. (Nov. 2013)

Deborah Ross, general counsel for Triangle Transit in Raleigh, N.C., was included in the Triangle Business’s Journal’s “50 to Watch in Business” as a legal professional expected play an important role in shaping the community’s future.  (Sep. 2013)

Walter N. Rak, senior counsel at Lowe's Companies, Inc. in Mooresville, N.C., was named one of North Carolina's Legal Elite in the corporate counsel category by Business North Carolina magazine. (May. 2013)

Charles M. Medlin has become a name partner at the Atlanta based firm of Bovis, Kyle, Burch & Medlin, LLC in recognition of his significant contributions to the firm and its growth in family law practice. (Apr. 2013)

Laura Semonche Jones published a collection of short stories, Breaking and Entering (Tidal Press, 2012). Fallout Shelter, a story in the collection about one man’s reaction to Senator Jesse Helms’ death, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Jones still enjoys practicing law and finds the empathy required by writing has changed her approach to her legal practice for the better. (Feb. 2013)

Dinita L. James,  who has joined the Phoenix, Arizona office of Gonzalez Saggio  & Harlan LLP, was recognized as one of the 2013 Best Lawyers in America for litigation labor & employment. (Feb. 2013)

Thomas Pearson Holderness of Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson PA in Charlotte, N.C., was awarded the 2012 William L. Thorp Pro Bono Service Award by the North Carolina Bar Association recognizing him as the Pro Bono Attorney of the Year. (Sep. 2012)

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1991

Keith A. Wood of Carruthers & Roth, P.A. in Greensboro, N.C., was selected for inclusion in the 2014 North Carolina Super Lawyers list for the practice area of estate planning and probate law. He was also selected for inclusion in Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" for 2014 for the practice area of tax/estate planning (Feb. 2014)

Glenn C. Raynor, of Young Moore & Henderson, PA in Raleigh, N.C., has been selected for inclusion in the North Carolina Super Lawyers for 2014. (Feb. 2014)

George Autry, of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog L.L.P. in Raleigh N.C., has been elected to serve a three-year term on the board of directors for the Owners’ Counsel of America (OCA), a national network of experienced condemnation attorneys. (Feb. 2014)

Dorothy Bass Burch, of Ragsdale Liggett PLLC in Raleigh, N.C., was named a "Leader in the Law" by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly magazine. (Nov. 2013)

Bill A. Mann, of Ragsdale Liggett PLLC in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Best Lawyers in America in the area of real estate law. (Nov. 2013)

Sandra Woods Mitterling, of Ragsdale Liggett PLLC in Raleigh, N.C., was named to the Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers and has been invited to join the prestigious Claims & Litigation Management Alliance. Membership is extended to select attorneys based only on nominations from current CLM fellows. The organization is comprised of thousands of insurance companies, corporations, corporate counsel, litigation and risk managers, claims professionals and attorneys who promote the highest standards of litigation management in the defense of clients. (Nov. 2013)

Dorothy Bass Burch of Ragsdale Liggett PLLC in Raleigh, N.C., was chosen as a “Leader in the Law” by the North Carolina Lawyers Weekly magazine.   (Oct. 2013)

Keith A. Wood, of Carruthers & Roth, P.A. in Greensboro, NC, was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2014 for tax law. (Aug. 2013)

The Honorable Steven C. Frucci was appointed to the Virginia Beach Circuit Court of the Virginia 2nd Judicial Circuit in August 2013 by Governor Bob McDonnell. (Aug. 2013)

Kerry Anne Shad of Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized in the 2013 Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of labor & employment law. She was also named a 2013 Best Lawyer in America for employment law - management and litigation - labor and employment. (Jun. 2013)

Harper Heckman of Nexsen Pruet in Greensboro, N.C., was named one of North Carolina’s Legal Elite in the area of construction law by Business North Carolina magazine. (Feb. 2013)

The Honorable Lisa Cristine Bell of Mecklenburg County District Court in Charlotte, N.C., was named North Carolina Lawyers Weekly’s “Woman of the Year” at their inaugural Women of Justice Awards. (Feb. 2013)

Mark Allen Davis was appointed to the North Carolina Court of Appeals by Governor Beverly Eaves Perdue. (Jan. 2013)

Alexander L. Maultsby of Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP in Greensboro, N.C., earned recognition as part of Business North Carolina’s 2012 “Legal Elite” in labor and employment law. (Sep. 2012)

Kristy Weathers of Atlanta, GA was named professional development partner at Sutherland, an AmLaw 100 firm with offices in Atlanta, D.C., Houston, and New York. (Sep. 2012)

Mark Robert McGrath of Chapel Hill, N.C., formed McGrathLaw, a virtual law firm and solo practice that will represent seriously injured clients. (Sep. 2012)

Michael Bard Bayer of Image Entertainment Inc. in Tarzana, Calif., was interviewed for an article entitled "Back to the Future" in the Los Angeles Daily Journal. (Sep. 2012)

Michelle Smith Cofield of Raleigh, N.C., was elected to serve on the Wake County and 10th Judicial District boards of directors. (Sep. 2012)

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1992

Allen C. Smith, of Hedrick Gardner in Charlotte, N.C., has been selected by his peers for inclusion in 2014 North Carolina Super Lawyers in the category of personal injury general defense. (Mar. 2014)

James Kerr II has been named general counsel, chief compliance officer and executive vice president of Southern Company, a holding company based in southern United States. (Mar. 2014)

Alex Hagan, a partner with Ellis and Winters in Raleigh, N.C., was appointed vice chair of the medical liability and health care law committee of the Defense Research Institute (DRI). (Nov. 2013)

Beth Froehling has accepted the position of director of student life and pro bono opportunities at Campbell University School of Law in Raleigh, N.C. (Sep. 2013)

Wayne Goodwin, formerly of Hamlet, NC, has received the 2013 Defender of Justice Award from the NC Justice Center for his consumer protection efforts. In 2012 he was re-elected to a second four-year term as North Carolina Insurance Commissioner following eight years of legislative service. (Jul. 2013)

Lee J. Potter Jr. of Duane Morris, LLP in New York, N.Y., was selected to receive one of the 2012 Jeremy G. Epstein Awards for Pro Bono Service from the City Bar Justice Center—the pro bono affiliate of the New York City Bar. (Feb. 2013)

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1993

The Honorable Benjamin A. Kahn was appointed to the position of U.S. bankruptcy judge for the Middle District of North Carolina. Kahn succeeds Judge William L. Stocks and is stationed in Greensboro.  (Oct. 2013)

Kimberly H. Whitley of Patrick of Harper & Dixon, LLP in Hickory, N.C., was honored as part of the North Carolina Lawyers Weekly 2013 Women in Justice Awards with the Business Practitioner Award. (Oct. 2013)

Charles R. Ullman, a lawyer specializing in family law cases in Raleigh and surrounding areas in Wake County, shared his extensive knowledge of child custody issues in a National Business Institute continuing legal education seminar. (Aug. 2013)

Andrew Dean Shore moved to Talcott Franklin PC's new North Carolina Office in Davidson, N.C., as a senior lawyer. (Sep. 2012)

Dawn Siler-Nixon, diversity and inclusion partner at FordHarrison LLP in Tampa, Fla., and chair of the American Bar Association (ABA) AIDS Coordinating Committee, hosted the ABA’s HIV/AIDS Law and Practice Conference in Washington, D.C. (Sep. 2012)

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1994

Wes Strickland of Austin, Texas, has made partner at Jackson Walker LLP's Environment and Legislative practice group. (Apr. 2014)

Phillip T. Jackson of Roberts & Stevens Law Firm in Asheville, N.C., was selected by Best Lawyers in America in 2014 for insurance litigation.  (Feb. 2014)

Wyatt S. Stevens of Roberts & Stevens Law Firm in Asheville, N.C., was selected by Best Lawyers in America in 2014 for commercial litigation, trusts & estates litigation, and personal injury litigation-defendants. Stevens was also selected as a 2014 North Carolina Super Lawyer for personal injury defense.  (Feb. 2014)

Pam Wachter McAfee has launched McAfee Mediation, focusing on dispute resolution in the areas of consumer and business bankruptcy, debtor-creditor issues, complex business litigation, and lender liability. She is a N.C. Board Certified Specialist in Business and Consumer Bankruptcy Law. She will also be teaching the bankruptcy course at Campbell Law in 2014. (Dec. 2013)

Lisa Frye Garrison of Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was selected by Best Lawyers in America as a 2013 “Lawyer of the Year” for antitrust law. (Feb. 2013)

Mark Dorosin of the UNC School of Law Center for Civil Rights was elected to the Orange County Board of Commissioners. (Feb. 2013)

Alan Dale McInnes of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton in Raleigh, N.C., earned recognition as Business North Carolina's 2012 "Legal Elite" in litigation. McInnes was also selected as a 2012 North Carolina Super Lawyer in business litigation. (Sep. 2012)

Susan Hunt Zurosky of Dickie McCamey & Chilcote in Charlotte, N.C., was selected and listed as one of The Mecklenburg Times "50 Influential Women of 2012." (Sep. 2012)

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1995

Jacqueline D. Grant of Roberts & Stevens Law Firm in Asheville, N.C., was selected by Best Lawyers in America in 2014 for medical malpractice law- defendants. Grant was also selected as a 2014 North Carolina Super Lawyer for Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice, a Top 50 Women North Carolina Super Lawyer since 2012 and a Top 100 NC Super Lawyer in 2014.   (Feb. 2014)

Melissa Petersmarck Cleary of Teague Campbell Dennis & Gorham in Raleigh, N.C., was honored by U.S. News and World Report as a 2014 "Best Lawyer" in Raleigh, North Carolina for professional malpractice Law - defendants and workers' compensation law. (Jan. 2014)

David K. Liggett, of Ragsdale Liggett PLLC in Raleigh, N.C., was selected to Best Lawyers in America in the area of insurance law. (Nov. 2013)

Gina Cammarano of Farah & Cammarano, P.A., was  named in Best Lawyers in America 2014 as the Raleigh Lawyer of the Year in the area of workers compensation law-claimants. (Aug. 2013)

Melanie Black Dubis, a partner at Parker Poe Adams and Bernstein LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was re-elected as board chair to the Carolina Ballet. (Jun. 2013)

Steven Barentzen accepted a position as the head of the Washington, D.C. Office of PCT Law Group.  Steven also published an article in the April 2013 edition of Corporate Counsel titled "How to Protect Against Outside Counsel Overbilling" (May. 2013)

David Knight Liggett of Ragsdale Liggett in Raleigh, N.C., was elected as the director of the Federation of Regulatory Counsel. (Feb. 2013)

Kevin Lee Chignell was named managing partner at Parker Poe's Raleigh, N.C., office. (Sep. 2012)

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1996

David Barnard, of  Lathrop & Gage in  Kansas City, Mo., was named Chairman of Lathrop & Gage’s intellectual property litigation department. He is also serving as Chairman of the Board for Kansas City FilmFest, Kansas City’s biggest film festival.  (Feb. 2014)

Reed N. Fountain, of Young Moore and Henderson, P.A. of Raleigh, N.C., was selected as a 2014 Business North Carolina's Legal Elite. He was also selected for inclusion in North Carolina Super Lawyers for 2014. (Feb. 2014)

Nancy L. Grace of Wake Family Law Group in Raleigh, NC was elected 2014 president of the N.C. Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), an organization of the nation’s pre-eminent family law attorneys. (Nov. 2013)

Jennifer Smith Scott received a Graduate Banking Degree/Executive Leadership Certificate from the ABA Stonier School at Wharton School of Business in Philadelphia on June 13, 2013. (Aug. 2013)

Tonya Bunn Powell, of Raleigh, N.C., was named partner at Shanahan Law Group, PLLC. (Jun. 2013)

Ken Christian Joseph was appointed to lead the investment adviser/investment company examination program in the Securities and Exchange Commission's New York regional office. (Sep. 2012)

Michael Lee Wilson of Johnston, Allison & Hord, P.A. in Charlotte, N.C., was elected by the board of governors to serve on the UNC-Charlotte Board of Trustees. (Sep. 2012)

Richard S. Gottlieb of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton in Winston-Salem, N.C., earned recognition as Business North Carolina's 2012 "Legal Elite" in litigation. Gottlieb was also selected as a 2012 North Carolina Super Lawyer in business litigation. (Sep. 2012)

Stephen W. Petersen of Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP in Raleigh, N.C., earned recognition as part of Business North Carolina’s 2012 “Legal Elite” in criminal defense and litigation law. (Sep. 2012)

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1997

Joseph J. "Jay" Stroble is a partner at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP in Jackson, Miss. Stroble practices in the firm’s litigation practice group and is a member of BABC’s life sciences industry team. (Jan. 2014)

Alan Kronovet is the executive vice president and head of Wells Fargo Commercial Mortgage Servicing in Charlotte, N.C. (Oct. 2013)

Jarvis T. Harris of R. Steve Bowden and Associates in Greensboro, N.C., was named chairman of the Guilford Technical Community College Board of Trustees. Harris is both the youngest board chair in GTCC's history at the age of 41 and the first African-American to hold the position. (Jul. 2013)

Wab P. Kadaba of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP in Atlanta, Ga., received the Cornerstone Award at the 2013 North American South Asian Bar Association Convention. (Jul. 2013)

Chris Humphrey, of Womble Carlyle in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Chambers USA in the area of intellectual property law. (Jun. 2013)

Reginald J. Johnson was appointed director of the City of Durham's community development department. He has served as the interim director since August 2011. (Feb. 2013)

Kimberly D. Evans Ross of Moffar, Thomas, Barrett, Rock & Fields in Shelley, Idaho, was recognized by the Idaho Business Review as one of the 2012 Women of the Year. (Sep. 2012)

William F. Lane of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized in the 2012 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. (Sep. 2012)

William F. Lane of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was selected as a 2012 North Carolina Super Lawyer in Environmental Law. (Sep. 2012)

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1998

Mark Shelburne, counsel and policy coordinator at N.C. Housing Finance Agency is serving on the ABA governing committee on affordable housing and community development law.
(Feb. 2014)

Carrie Meigs of Teague Campbell Dennis & Gorham in Raleigh, N.C., was honored by U.S. News and World Report as a 2014 "Best Lawyer" for Raleigh, North Carolina in personal injury litigation - defendants and professional malpractice law. (Jan. 2014)

Melissa Dewey Brumback, partner at Ragsdale Liggett PLLC in Raleigh, N.C., was invited into the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance Membership. Membership is extended to select attorneys based only on nominations from current CLM fellows.  The organization is comprised of thousands of insurance companies, corporations, corporate counsel, litigation and risk managers, claims professionals and attorneys who promote the highest standards of litigation management in the defense of clients. (Nov. 2013)

The Honorable Lena M. James was appointed to the position of U.S. bankruptcy judge and serves as the chief deputy for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of North Carolina.  James previously worked as career law clerk to Chief Bankruptcy Judge Catharine R. Aron and as an attorney at Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge & Rice.  (Oct. 2013)

Matthew Hoyt, a partner at Peifer Hanson & Mullins PA in Albuquerque, N.M. received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell. (Jun. 2013)

Jonathan Heyl of Smith Moore Leatherwood in Charlotte, N.C., earned  recognition in the 2013 Chambers USA Guide in the area of general commercial litigation. (May. 2013)

W. Thomas McCuiston, managing partner of McCuiston Law Offices in Cary, N.C., was re-certified as an estate planning law specialist by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.  (Feb. 2013)

Christine Mumma of The North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence in Durham, N.C., received the Judicial District Award at North Carolina Lawyers Weekly’s inaugural Women of Justice Award. (Feb. 2013)

Elizabeth W. Voltz, a founding member of Raleigh-based law firm Weatherspoon & Voltz, LLP, was recognized by Business North Carolina’s magazine as Legal Elite in the field of real estate law. (Feb. 2013)

R. Charles Henn Jr. of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP in Atlanta, Ga., was recognized in the 2012 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. (Feb. 2013)

Rick Minor, a recognized e-commerce expert and long-time Luxembourg resident, is the principal author of a new book on VAT compliance for suppliers of E-commerce services in the EU – the rules before and after the 2015 changes in law. (Feb. 2013)

Dorinda Lea Peacock joined the Raleigh, N.C., office of Womble Carlyle in mergers and acquisitions. (Sep. 2012)

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1999

Edward B. Davis, of Bell, Davis & Pitt, P.A. in Charlotte, N.C., was selected to be included in the 2014 edition of Best Lawyers in America in the areas of appellate practice and commercial litigation. He was also named to North Carolina's Super Lawyers for 2014. (Feb. 2014)

Chris Lee Gilbert was named a partner at Munck Wilson Mandala, LLP in Dallas, Texas and will concentrate his practice on complex litigation and appeals, technology and business law. (Jul. 2013)

Josh Howard, a partner at the law firm of Gammon, Howard & Zeszotarski, PLLC in Raleigh, N.C., was appointed by Governor Pat McCrory to the North Carolina State Board of Elections for a four-year term as of May 1, 2013. Josh was elected chairman of the board at the first meeting. (May. 2013)

J.D. Dupuy of Ruff Bond Cobb Wade & Bethune LLP in Charlotte, N.C., co-published "Poetic Justice - Legal Humor In Verse", a book containing more than 70 vignettes from life in the practice of law rendered as wryly humorous poems. (May. 2013)

Russell D. Babb was named partner at Tharrington Smith, LLP in Raleigh, N.C. (Apr. 2013)

Megan E. Jones, partner at Hausfeld LLP in Washington, D.C., was selected for recognition by Global Competition Review, an international publication, which profiled 100 successful women in the field of competition law in its fourth edition of "Women in Antitrust".    (Apr. 2013)

Alexis Stackhouse is the principal attorney at the litigation practice of Alexandria in Northern Virginia, a boutique criminal and veterans law firm.  In addition to her new position,  she has earned her LLM in Litigation from Georgetown University School of Law. (Feb. 2013)

Alyson Grine was named the University of North Carolina School of Government's Albert and Gladys Hall Coates Term Distinguished Lecturer for Teaching Excellence. (Feb. 2013)

Beverly Carrigan Pearman of Stoel Rivers LLP in Portland, Ore., was elected president and chair of the board of directors for Oregon Law Center. (Sep. 2012)

Carlos Enrique Mahoney of Glenn Mills Fisher & Mahoney PA in Durham, N.C., will serve on the NC Advocates for Justice executive committee for 2012. (Sep. 2012)

Daniel Ray Rua of Inflexion Partners in Gainesville, Fla., rejoined the IZEA, Inc. board of directors. (Sep. 2012)

John Thornton Wilson was named as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Quality Distribution, Inc. in Atlanta, Ga. (Sep. 2012)

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2000

Deepa Damre was promoted to managing director, legal and compliance at BlackRock and is located in their San Francisco office. She is primarily responsible for overseeing regulatory matters and key strategic initiatives of the iShares ETF business within BlackRock. (Jan. 2014)

Joshua D. Lanning, litigation attorney with Moore & Van Allen in Charlotte, was selected for the 2013 class of Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellows, a program helping the next generation of legal leaders. (Aug. 2013)

Charmin Shiely, a shareholder in the Portland Ore., office of the Pacific Northwest regional law firm Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt, was appointed to serve on the board of the YMCA of Columbia-Willamette. (Aug. 2013)

Todd Eveson was named as the practice group leader for banking and financial institutions at Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton in Raleigh, N.C. (Aug. 2013)

Jessica Potts Lahey of Cross Roads Academy in Lyme Center, NH was named in "33 Educators We Admire" by The New York Times as part of “Connected Educator Month.” She also appeared on the Today Show to discuss education for children. (Jul. 2013)

Matt Rhoad, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., received the Triangle Business Journal's 2013 "40 Under 40" Leadership Award. (Jun. 2013)

Edward B. Davis of Bell Davis & Pitt PA in Charlotte, N.C., was honored by Best Lawyers in America 2013. (Feb. 2013)

George Mason Oliver of Oliver Friesen Cheek PLLC in New Bern, N.C., was named as the "Young Gun (Best Under 40)" winner in Business Law Carolina’s 2013 Legal Elite. (Feb. 2013)

Susan Crepeau Moseley of Vidant Health in Greenville, N.C., was promoted to director of regulatory affairs for Vidant Health, one of North Carolina's largest health systems and is serving as president of the N.C. Society of Health Care Attorneys. (Feb. 2013)

The Honorable Tyyawdi M. Hands of Mecklenburg County District Court in Charlotte, N.C., received the North Carolina Lawyers Weekly Women of Justice, Public Official Award. (Feb. 2013)

Dana Edward Simpson of Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was ranked first among 798 registered lobbyists in the biennial survey by the independent, nonpartisan NC Center for Public Policy Research. She is the youngest lobbyist ever to claim the top spot. (Sep. 2012)

Lieutenant Colonel Alison Martin is serving as the Staff Judge Advocate of U.S. Army Special Forces Command (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, N.C.  As the staff judge advocate, Lieutenant Colonel Martin supervises a team of 88 attorneys and paralegals serving around the globe in support of the Special Forces mission. (Sep. 2012)

Stephanie Summerson Hall was named CEO of Ruth's House Event Rentals and Design. (Sep. 2012)

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2001

Alison Grounds, of Troutman Sanders LLP in Atlanta Ga., was honored among the International Legal Technology Association distinguished peer award recipients as the 2013 technology advocacy professional of the year. (Aug. 2013)

J. Patrick Haywood of Carruthers & Roth, P.A. in Greensboro, N.C., was selected for inclusion in Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" for 2014 for the practice area of construction law.

 
(Apr. 2013)

Jason Michael Wenker of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP in Winston Salem, N.C., was accepted as part of the 2012-2013 class for Leadership North Carolina, the state's premier leadership engagement program. (Feb. 2013)

Julia Ellen Dixon of Young Moore and Henderson in Raleigh, N.C., was named a shareholder. (Feb. 2013)

Anthony James Barwick was named partner at K&L Gates in the Raleigh, N.C., office. (Sep. 2012)

Cindy Singer Cafaro became the departmental Freedom of Information Act officer at the Department of the Interior. (Sep. 2012)

Kelly Thompson Cochran was named acting assistant director for regulations at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Washington, D.C. (Sep. 2012)

William Ray Haulbrook of Boston, Mass., joined Choate, Hall & Stewart, L.L.P. as partner in its intellectual property group. (Sep. 2012)

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2002

Sabrina Presnell Rockoff, of McGuire Wood & Bissette PA in Asheville, N.C., has been appointed as shareholder to the firm of McGuire Wood & Bissette. (Feb. 2014)

Gregory Wahl has accepted the position of team lead at the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) Regional Analysis Unit for the U.S. Department of State. (Oct. 2013)

Christopher James Ayers executive director of the public staff of the N.C. Utilities Commission, was included in the Triangle Business’s Journal’s “50 to Watch in Business” as a legal professional expected play an important role in shaping the community’s future.  (Sep. 2013)

Ray Starling, general counsel for House Speaker Thom Tillis, was included in the Triangle Business’s Journal’s “50 to Watch in Business” as a legal professional expected play an important role in shaping the community’s future.  (Sep. 2013)

April Carson accepted the position of counsel for the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. (May. 2013)

Jonathan D. Keeler has joined Wyatt Early Harris Wheeler in High Point as an attorney practicing in the area of litigation. (Apr. 2013)

Christopher C. Lam, who joined Nexen Pruet’s Charlotte, N.C., office as a partner in the business litigation group was named by the Charlotte Business Journal as a member of this year’s class of “Forty Under 40.”  (Apr. 2013)

Scott Andrew Schaaf was named partner at Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP in Winston-Salem, N.C. (Mar. 2013)

Robert J. Howell has joined the Raleigh office Poyner Spruill, where he focuses on business law.  (Mar. 2013)

David Hill Bashford was named managing partner of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings's Charlotte, N.C., office. (Sep. 2012)

Eric Joseph Brignac is a research and writing attorney with the federal public defender for the eastern district of North Carolina. (Sep. 2012)

Jason L. Wilson formed the law firm of Foley & Wilson, PLLC in Greensboro, N.C. (Sep. 2012)

Jonathan C. Krisko of Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A. was selected for the Charlotte Business Journal’s 19th annual 40 Under 40, an award recognizing young professionals in the Charlotte area each year for outstanding leadership, notable achievements and tireless contributions to the community.  (Sep. 2012)

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2003

Rebecca Johnston Reinhardt of Roberts & Stevens Law Firm in Asheville, N.C. was selected to Business North Carolina magazine’s Legal Elite 2014 for real estate law.  (Feb. 2014)

Jon H. Patterson, of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP in Birmingham, Ala.,  has been named a partner of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP. He  is a member of the firm's general litigation group, with a focus on mortgage litigation and commercial and business litigation. (Feb. 2014)

Brian Duncan Meacham, of Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., has made partner as of November 7, 2013. He and his wife Sarah also welcomed the birth of their son, Luke Hudson in November 2013. (Feb. 2014)

Chad Stover joined Barnes & Thornburg LLP in Wilmington, Del., as a partner in the firm's intellectual property and litigation departments. (Oct. 2013)

Ashley Huffstetler Campbell of Ragsdale Liggett, PLLC in Raleigh N.C., was honored as part of the North Carolina Lawyers Weekly 2013 Women in Justice Awards with the Rising Star Award. (Oct. 2013)

Jennifer C. Wasson of Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP in Wilmington, Del., was promoted to partner. Wasson practices in the areas of insurance coverage litigation, general commercial litigation, and labor and employment counseling. (Oct. 2013)

Kate Deiter-Maradei of Deiter Mediation in Raleigh N.C., was honored as part of the North Carolina Lawyers Weekly 2013 Women in Justice Awards with the Rising Star Award (Oct. 2013)

Michael Friedberg of Washington D.C., accepted the position of staff director for the U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee on railroads, pipelines and hazardous materials. (May. 2013)

Tanner Smith of Richmond, Va., married Edwin Mason Pilcher II on February 9, 2013. (Mar. 2013)

Emily Greene Cowan of Hendersonville, N.C., was elected to serve as a district judge in District 29B. (Feb. 2013)

Heyward D. Armstrong of Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was elected to the firm partnership. (Feb. 2013)

Joseph Samuel Dowdy of Raleigh, N.C., was named partner at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough. (Feb. 2013)

Maria Pearson of Wilson Elser in Louisville, Ky., was promoted to partner. She is a member of the medical malpractice, e-discovery and alternative dispute resolution practices. (Feb. 2013)

Matthew J. Gaughan was named partner at Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP in Boston, Mass. (Feb. 2013)

Richard M. Apkarian of Dickinson Wright PLLC in Troy, Mich., is listed in Michigan Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” for business litigation. (Feb. 2013)

Robert A. “Dre” Fleury of Crumley Roberts was named to the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, recognizing those who have acted as principal counsel in at least one case which has resulted in a multi-million dollar verdict, award or settlement. (Feb. 2013)

Shaun D. Hartley of Latham & Watkins LLP in Chicago, Ill., was promoted to partner. Hartley's practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions for private equity firms and public and private companies. (Feb. 2013)

Jason K. Cordon of Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP in Atlanta, Ga., was elected a partner. He is a member of the corporate, funds & alternative investments, real estate capital markets and tax practices. (Feb. 2013)

Amy S. Wallace was named partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C. (Sep. 2012)

Jeffrey M. Davis accepted a position as in-house counsel with Lincoln Financial Group in Greensboro, N.C. (Sep. 2012)

William Michael Starr was named partner at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough in Charlotte, N.C. (Sep. 2012)

Ginger Bagley Hunsucker was named partner at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog in Raleigh, N.C. (Sep. 2012)

J. Travis Hockaday was named partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C. (Sep. 2012)

Kimberly K. (Elbert) O’Neal and her husband, Byron, announce the birth of a son, B. Cannon O’Neal, on August 31, 2011.  Kim is a senior member with The O’Neal Firm, PLLC in Houston, Texas. (May. 2012)

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2004

Jon S. Player, of Hedrick Gardner in Charlotte, N.C., has been selected by his peers for inclusion on 2014 North Carolina Rising Stars list in the category of civil litigation defense. (Mar. 2014)

Vachelle D. Willis, of Hedrick Gardner in Charlotte, N.C., has been selected by her peers for inclusion on 2014 North Carolina Rising Stars list in the category of employment and labor defense. (Mar. 2014)

Sara J. Bass has joined the Atlanta office of FisherBroyles. (Feb. 2014)

Angela Farag Craddock of Young Moore and Henderson, P.A. of Raleigh, N.C., was selected for inclusion to North Carolina Super Lawyers for 2014 as a "Rising Star."  (Feb. 2014)

L'Tryce Slade, of Slade Land Use Environmental and Transportation Planning in Birmingham, AL., has been selected as a 2014 Groundbreaker in the Birmingham Magazine, January 2014 Edition. She was recognized for her work as owner of Slade construction firm in Birmingham, Ala.  (Feb. 2014)

Elizabeth Holt of Severson & Werson in San Francisco married Peter Andrews on April 27, 2013. Other UNC alumni present at the ceremony included Ellinor Coder, Tim Goodson, Amy Sedan, and Sara Warf. (Jul. 2013)

Toni J. Read of Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP was elected to the firm partnership.  Ms. Read works in the firm's Atlanta office in the labor and employment group. (May. 2013)

C. Allen York has joined Smith Anderson’s real estate development practice in Raleigh, N.C. (May. 2013)

Dori Wiggen, of the Wiggen Law Group PLLC in Durham, N.C., was named to the Super Lawyers 2013 List of Rising Stars in North Carolina.   (May. 2013)

W.C. Turner Herbert has joined Bank of America in Charlotte, N.C., as director of anti-corruption & anti-bribery, global financial crimes compliance. In this role he will be responsible for ensuring global compliance with various international anti-corruption laws, most notably the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and UK Bribery Act.  (Apr. 2013)

David J. Neill of Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP in Raleigh, N.C., earned recognition as part of Business North Carolina’s 2013 “Legal Elite” in real estate law. (Apr. 2013)

Andrew McCullough was named partner at the firm of Wishart Norris Henninger & Pittman, P.A. in Charlotte, N.C. (Feb. 2013)

Chad Hansen of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP in Winston Salem, N.C., was named partner. He is a member of the complex business litigation team. (Feb. 2013)

J. Jackson Hardison of Hardison & Cochran in Raleigh, N.C., has become board certified in workers compensation law. (Feb. 2013)

Julie Tibbets of Alston & Bird LLP  was named to the Super Lawyers 2013 List of Rising Stars in Washington, D.C. (Feb. 2013)

Kerry Traynum of Johnston, Allison & Hord in Charlotte, N.C., was elected as a new partner. (Feb. 2013)

Matthew G.T. Martin of Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was elected to the firm partnership. (Feb. 2013)

Chad Hansen of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP in Winston Salem, N.C., was selected as a 2012 North Carolina Super Lawyer and a North Carolina Rising Star in business litigation. (Sep. 2012)

Henry Haywood Robbins of Greenville, N.C., became assistant general counsel in the legal department of Vidant Health, the hospital system associated with East Carolina University. (Sep. 2012)

Jon Robert Pierce of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton in Winston-Salem, N.C., was selected as a 2012 North Carolina Super Lawyer and a North Carolina Rising Star in intellectual property litigation. (Sep. 2012)

Paul Joseph Foley of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton in Winston-Salem, N.C., was selected as a 2012 North Carolina Super Lawyer and a North Carolina Rising Star in securities and corporate finance. (Sep. 2012)

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2005

Nicholas J. Bakatsias, of Carruthers & Roth, P.A. in Greensboro, N.C., was named director at the firm, effective January 1, 2014. (Feb. 2014)

Jodi Knox was promoted to partner at Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP in January. Knox represents hospitals and healthcare providers in regulatory compliance matters, including Stark Law, the federal anti-kickback statute, EMTALA and Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement. Knox practices in the firm’s Greensboro, N.C. office. (Jan. 2014)

Sarah Motley Stone was promoted to partner at Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP in January. She represents clients in commercial disputes, including contract matters, business torts and construction litigation. She also regularly counsels schools on employment, student and education policy matters, as well as state and federal compliance issues. Stone practices in the firm’s Charlotte office. (Jan. 2014)

Tracy W. Kimbrell, who served as general counsel for N.C. Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) from 2010 through 2013, joined Parker Poe's Raleigh office as a partner and co-chair of the government relations and lobbying team. (Oct. 2013)

Kirk G. Saunooke was elected as the chairman of the ABA’s Tribal Courts Council. (Aug. 2013)

Jason Herndon, with Parker Poe’s Raleigh office, was named to the board of directors of the Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter (LFANC). (Jun. 2013)

Rebecca Flanagan was named UConn Honors Teacher of the Year at the UConn medals ceremony on May 4, 2013. The award is presented each year to a member of the teaching faculty or staff by a committee of UConn Honors students and faculty. Rebecca won the award for her commitment to students in the pre-law and special program in law at UConn. At the end of the semester, Rebecca will be leaving UConn to join UMass Law School, where she will be a member of the faculty.  (May. 2013)

Jack Wiggen, of the Wiggen Law Group PLLC in Durham, N.C., was recognized by Business North Carolina magazine as Legal Elite in the field of Family Law for 2013.   (May. 2013)

William B. Cannon was elected as partner at Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP's Raleigh office. Will is a member of the firm’s business law department and practices in the intellectual property group.  (Feb. 2013)

C. Bailey King Jr. of Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP was named partner in the firm’s Charlotte, N.C., office. King is a litigation attorney and focuses his practice on complex business and commercial litigation. (Feb. 2013)

Rees Hawkins was elected counsel for Choate Hall & Stewart LLP in Boston, Mass. (Feb. 2013)

P. Michael Juby Jr. was elected as a new partner in the Charlotte office of Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP and was selected to the Charlotte Business Journal’s 2013 “40 Under 40” list of outstanding and rising young business leaders in the region. (Feb. 2013)

Adrienne Allison joined the UNC School of Law Career Services Office as a full-time public interest career counselor. (Sep. 2012)

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2006

Dan M. Hartzog Jr. has been named partner at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP in Raleigh, N.C. (Jan. 2014)

Diane Standaert with the Center for Affordable Lending in Durham, N.C., is serving on the ABA governing committee on affordable housing and community development law. She also o-edited and published the book Building Community Resilience Post-Disaster: A guide for affordable housing and community economic development practitioners. This resource, published by the American Bar Association, provides the post-disaster legal and regulatory plans, important lessons learned from prior disasters, and tools to foster community recovery. (Nov. 2013)

Joe Hellrung accepted the position of associate counsel with Nestle Purina Petcare Company in St. Louis, Mo. He represents various business groups in the areas of food and consumer marketing law. (Nov. 2013)

Atinuke Akintola Diver had her essay, "Running Into Glass Doors" published in the book, "Talking Taboo: American Christian Women Get Frank about Faith"  (White Cloud Press, Oct. 2013). (Oct. 2013)

Wilson White is the public policy manager for Glass, Google's new wearable computing device. In this new role, at the cutting edge of the intersection between public policy and technological innovation, he is responsible for managing all aspects of public policy and government relations that pertain to this product. (Sep. 2013)

Kimberly Zirkle of Moore & Van Allen in Charlotte, N.C., received the firm's hallmark 2013 Sally & Bill Van Allen Public Service Award for her commitment to public service in 2012. (Sep. 2013)

Daniel Merlin, partner at Johnston, Allison & Hord, PA in Charlotte, N.C., received the North Carolina Bar Association's Robinson O. Everett Professionalism Award. (Jul. 2013)

Marcus Wilson has joined the University of Maryland in College Park, Md., as the senior associate athletics director for compliance. (May. 2013)

Joan Shreffler Dinsmore has joined the Raleigh office of McGuireWoods.  (Feb. 2013)

Melanie J. Howard of United States Attorney's Office in Washington, D.C., received the U.S. Attorney's Community Outreach award. Melanie serves as external affairs specialist at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and was recognized for her work coordinating programs such as Project L.E.A.D. (Legal Enrichment and Decision Making) and D.E.F.Y. (Drug Education for Youth). Melanie is also actively involved in mentoring at Youth Court of D.C., a diversion program for teens. (Feb. 2013)

Sean M. McGovern of Babst Calland in Pittsburgh, Pa., was selected by The Legal Intelligencer as one of only 35 “Lawyers on the Fast Track” in Pennsylvania. (Feb. 2013)

Karen L. Luchka of Fisher & Phillips LLP in Columbia, S.C., was selected as a recipient of the South Carolina Lawyers Weekly’s 2013 Leadership in the Law award and was selected by The State newspaper for its annual "20 under 40" list of the area's top young professionals. Luchka was also listed in Rising Stars. (Feb. 2013)

John Michael Moye of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton in Chapel Hill, N.C., was selected as a 2012 North Carolina Super Lawyer and a North Carolina Rising Star in business litigation. (Sep. 2012)

Sherry Honeycutt Everett of Everett & Everett in Durham, N.C., was awarded the 2012 Younger Lawyer Pro Bono Service award by the Young Lawyers Division of the North Carolina Bar Association. (Sep. 2012)

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2007

Houston Barnes of the Barnes Law Firm in Durham, N.C., is a candidate for U.S. Congress in North Carolina's 2nd Congressional District. (Jan. 2014)

Edward T. Chaney joined Schell Bray in Chapel Hill, N.C. and will concentrate his practice in the area of tax-exempt organizations.  (Jan. 2014)

Kimberly Blackwell Bishop has started the The Bishop Law Firm, providing social security and disability rights representation in Raleigh, Cary, Durham and surrounding areas in North Carolina. (Dec. 2013)

Mandy Hitchcock and Ed Chaney of Chapel Hill, N.C., are proud to announce the birth of Ada Rose Hitchcock Chaney who was born at 8:30 p.m. on August 14, 2013. She is a beautiful, sweet girl, and she looks just like her older brother and sister. (Aug. 2013)

Eric Snider of Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was selected to join the Leadership Raleigh class of 2013-2014, a program of the Greater Raleigh Chamber. (Aug. 2013)

Eric Ashley Hairston, associate professor of English and of law and humanities at Elon University, published the book, "The Ebony Column: Classics, Civilization and the African American Reclamation of the West" and made contributions to "The Social History of Crime and Punishment in America". His academic panel, "Literature, Law, and the Possibility of Justice" will bring together scholars in law and literature at the 2014 Modern Language Association Convention in Chicago. (Jul. 2013)

Russell Jordan Andrew and Lynsey Danielle Allen of Charlotte, N.C. were married April 11, 2013 at Lowndes Grove in Charleston, S.C. (May. 2013)

Daniel Stuart Harrison of McCoy Wiggins Cleveland & O'Connor PLLC in Fayetteville, N.C., and his wife Kelly announce the birth of Eliza Sarah, born on  November 28, 2012 (Nov. 2012)

Taylor Stukes joined the Charlotte, N.C., office of Moore & Van Allen as an associate. (Sep. 2012)

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2008

Matt Liles has joined the North Carolina Department of Justice in Raleigh, N.C., as assistant attorney general, consumer protection division. Liles was previously an associate with Cohen, Milstein, Sellers & Toll PLLC in  Washington, D.C.  (Feb. 2014)

Robert F. "Rick" Jackson  was appointed shareholder to the firm of McGuire, Wood & Bissette in Asheville, N.C. (Feb. 2014)

Diane DePietropaolo married Galen Price on September 28, 2013. The couple lives in Mint Hill, N.C. (Dec. 2013)

Colin Baker joined the Orlando office of Greenberg Traurig as an associate in the litigation practice. (Nov. 2013)

Amily McCool with Legal Aid of North Carolina and the McCool Law Firm, was honored as part of the North Carolina Lawyers Weekly 2013 Women in Justice Awards with the Public Service Practitioner Award. (Oct. 2013)

Jason Idilbi joined Moore & Van Allen’s Charlotte office Litigation team. (Jul. 2013)

Stephanie Carowan Courter accepted the position of assistant U.S. attorney with the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Alaska in Anchorage. (May. 2013)

Marty Rosenbluth of Hillsborough, N.C., was named one of the 2013 Citizens of the Year by IndyWeek Magazine for his work for immigrant rights and justice. (May. 2013)

Martin R. Jernigan joined the Raleigh, N.C. office of Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. (Feb. 2013)

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2009

Starling B. Underwood, III, of McGuire, Wood & Bissette in Asheville, N.C., has been named to the 2014 North Carolina Rising Stars list released annually bySuper Lawyersrating service (Feb. 2014)

Adam T. Duke, of Bell, Davis, and Pitt in Winston-Salem, N.C., has been named to North Carolina's Super Lawyers for 2014. (Feb. 2014)

Michael Martinez of Grier, Furr & Crisp, P.A. in Charlotte, N.C., was honored with the 2013 Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award at the second annual Pro Bono Awards in Charlotte, hosted by nonprofits Council for Children’s Rights, Legal Aid of North Carolina and Legal Services of Southern Piedmont. Mr. Martinez has assisted Legal Services of Southern Piedmont's low-income clients with a variety of issues and contributed 270 hours of pro bono service last year. (Nov. 2013)

Andrew Lincoln joined Ford Harrison LLP as a senior associate in the firm's Tampa office. (Jul. 2013)

Uttam G. Dubal joined the intellectual property litigation group of Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP in Silicon Valley in October 2012.  (May. 2013)

Marta Patrilous Brown joined York Williams & Lewis in Charlotte, N.C., as an associate. He will focus his practice on civil litigation. (Sep. 2012)

Sarah Helena Lord Brennan joined the law firm of Harter Secrest & Emery LLP in Rochester, NY. (Sep. 2012)

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2010

Win Bassett began a three-year M.Div. program at Yale Divinity School in August of 2013. He is also a seminarian in Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, an official seminary of the Episcopal Church, and a certificate candidate in the Educational Leadership and Ministry program. (Mar. 2014)

Monica Handa's litigation group at Cochran & Owen, LLC in Vienna, Va., has joined BrigliaHundley in Fairfax, Va. The combined practice is a full-service law firm serving the mid-Atlantic region. (Jan. 2014)

Marcus B. Smith is an associate with Littler Mendelson in Las Vegas. (Jan. 2014)

Roger McDorman accepted the position of trademark examining attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Va. (Oct. 2013)

Joanna Holguin Fiorelli has accepted a new position with the United States Patent and Trademark office in Alexandria, VA. (Aug. 2013)

Christian H. Brill and his father, Howard W. Brill, presented their law review article "Take Me Out to the Hearing: Major League Baseball Players Before Congress" during the 25th Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. The paper was previously published in the Albany Government Law Review. (Jun. 2013)

Brooks Rainey Pearson accepted an associate attorney position with the Southern Environmental Law Center in Chapel Hill, N.C. (Feb. 2013)

In Joon Hwang of Littler Mendelson PC in Washington, D.C., finished a two-year clerkship with Judge (first name) Fox in Wilmington, N.C. and accepted a position as an associate at Littler Mendelson, P.C. (Feb. 2013)

Shema Mbyirukira of Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C. in Birmingham, Ala., was elected vice president of the Magic City Bar Association The association was formed in 1984 to advance the needs of African-American attorneys within the Birmingham-metro area. (Feb. 2013)

Dane R. Scalise accepted a position with Chleborowicz & Theriault in Wilmington, N.C. (Sep. 2012)

Hannah Camenzind joined UNC School of Law as the director of student services. (Sep. 2012)

James Lloyd West accepted a position with Heimberg Law Group LLP in Los Angeles, Calif., practicing medical malpractice. (Sep. 2012)

Vanesa Hernandez of Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C. in Birmingham, Ala., was selected as a regional representative for the young lawyers division of the Hispanic National Bar Association. (Sep. 2012)

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2011

John D. Noor joined Roberts & Stevens Law Firm in Asheville, N.C. as a litigation attorney focusing on environmental law, complex business litigation, governmental affairs, and public policy. (Feb. 2014)

Alicia Kerr joined Lathrop & Gage LLP in St. Louis as an associate. In her position, Kerr represents clients in litigated and non-litigated business-to-business disputes such as breach of contract matters, loan enforcement actions, construction matters, insurance disputes, regulatory matters, business torts and professional liability matters. (Dec. 2013)

Thomas K. Kim joined the parole revocation defense unit of the Legal Aid Society in New York where he represents parolees at administrative hearings at the Rikers Island Judicial Center.  (Dec. 2013)

Michael Fischer joined Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP in Charlotte, N.C. (Nov. 2013)

Rachel Marie Blunk of Wishart Norris Henninger & Pittman in Burlington, N.C., was elected as vice-president to the board of the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys for 2014 for a one-year term. (Nov. 2013)

Jonathan D. Jones was named director of the North Carolina Open Government Coalition and Sunshine Center in Elon, N.C. He also will teach courses in Elon University’s School of Communications. (Aug. 2013)

Paige O'Hale accepted a position as a law clerk for The Hon. Jacques L. Wiener, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans. O'Hale previously served as a law clerk for The Hon. Lance Africk ('73 AB, '75 JD) and for The Hon. Susie Morgan, U.S. District Judges for Eastern District of Louisiana. (Aug. 2013)

Kathleen Oppenheimer Berkey of Pavese Law Firm in Fort Myers, Fla., was elected to the Connect Florida Board of Governors. (Jul. 2013)

Fitz E. Barringer has joined Robinson Bradshaw in Charlotte, N.C., as an associate. (Feb. 2013)

Joe Vossen accepted an associate attorney position with Pharr Law, PLLC in Winston Salem, N.C. (Feb. 2013)

Jonathan A. Espinola joined as an associate at Wishart Norris Henninger & Pittman, P.A. in Charlotte, N.C. (Sep. 2012)

Laura Ross joined the firm of Robert Allen Law as an associate in Miami, Fla. (Sep. 2012)

Mary Lynn Irvine joined the University of North Carolina School of Law Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity. (Sep. 2012)

Peter S. Kim joined the Philadelphia office of Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg as an associate in the Real Estate and Finance Department. (Sep. 2012)

Jessica B. West of Raleigh, N.C., joined Smith Anderson as an associate. (Sep. 2012)

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2012

Aaron B. Biek joined the Charlotte office of Moore & Van Allen where he represents investors, developers, landlords and tenants as part of the real estate team. (Aug. 2013)

Christopher (Chris) T. Fowler joined the Charlotte office of Moore & Van Allen where he represents banks and other financial institutions in connection with the structuring and documentation of syndicated credit facilities. (Aug. 2013)

C. Grace Salzer of Raleigh has joined Kurtz & Blum, PLLC as an associate attorney.  (Aug. 2013)

Elizabeth Dannelly Morgan is the coordinator for university priorities for the Harvard University Development Office. In her new position Elizabeth will be responsible for developing and managing processes, projects, meetings, and work flow to support the Harvard Campaign. (Mar. 2013)

Charles Kabugo-Musoke joined Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., as an associate. (Feb. 2013)

Lisa Arthur joined Smith Moore Leatherwood’s Greensboro, N.C. office as a litigation associate. (Feb. 2013)

Mary Pat Sullivan has joined Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., as an associate. (Feb. 2013)

Meghan Melo of Legal Aid of North Carolina in Richmond County was selected by Legal Aid of North Carolina for one of this year’s Clifton W. Everett Sr. Community Lawyer Fellowships, which are awarded annually to new lawyers who have a proven commitment to social justice. (Feb. 2013)

Judson B. Wood of Cook County State's Attorney Office in Chicago, Ill., was sworn in as a newly appointed Cook County assistant state’s attorney. (Feb. 2013)

William H. Johnson and Christi Dye welcomed their daughter Jordan on August 16, 2012. Both of the parents and Jordan are doing well and could not be more excited. (Aug. 2012)

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2013

Judd Williamson joined Donna Ambler Davis, PC in Chapel Hill, N.C., and is practicing family law. (Jan. 2014)

Andrew C. Baird III joined Christian & Barton, L.L.P. in Richmond, Va. as an associate in the firm’s health care and business law departments. (Jan. 2014)

Sara Couch Bryant has joined the securities and consumer fraud practice group of Motley Rice in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. She will work with many of the firm’s institutional investors, government entities and consumers, in addition to assisting in the firm’s individual tobacco cases and litigation. (Dec. 2013)

Aleksandra E. Kozlowska joined Pharr Law, PLLC in Winston Salem, N.C. as a associate where she will concentrate her practice in construction litigation. (Nov. 2013)

Connor Blair accepted the position of associate attorney with the litigation practice group of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP in Nashville, Tenn. (Nov. 2013)

Courtney L. Valentine accepted the position of associate attorney with the business litigation group of HunterMacLean in Savannah, Ga. (Nov. 2013)

Virginia Pleasants accepted the position of associate attorney with Bell, Davis, and Pitt P.A. in Winston-Salem, N.C. (Nov. 2013)

Nick Tosco accepted the position of associate attorney in the government & public policy practice group of Parker Poe, LLP, in Charlotte, N.C. (Nov. 2013)

Damian (Dac) Cannon is an associate in Parker Poe's Raleigh N.C. office. He represents health care providers and organizations in administrative proceedings and litigation matters and advises clients regarding regulatory issues in the health care industry.  (Oct. 2013)

Jon Sink joined Shanahan Law Group in Raleigh, N.C. as an associate. Sink has also accepted an offer to clerk for Judge Jennifer Elrod on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in Houston, Texas and will begin work in fall 2014. (Oct. 2013)

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