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2018

Jordan A. Luebkemann joined Earthjustice in Miami, Fla., as an attorney specializing in clean energy. (Oct. 2018)

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2017

Cordon M. Smart is an associate attorney at Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP in Greensboro, N.C. (Oct. 2018)

Alexander H. French joined Averett Family Law as an associate attorney in Chapel Hill, N.C. to practice family law and probate. (Oct. 2018)

James King joined Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP in Raleigh, N.C. as an associate in the Medical Malpractice Practice Group. (Aug. 2018)

Anna K. Finger is a litigation associate in the Dallas office of Locke Lord LLP where she practices general business litigation. (Jun. 2018)

Breegan M. O'Connor is an associate with DLA Piper in Dallas where she focuses her practice in the area of employment. (Jun. 2018)

Nathan M. Anonick is a regulatory associate at the Cypress Group in Washington, D.C. (Jun. 2018)

Benjamin C. DeCelle, joined Robinson Bradshaw in Charlotte, N.C.  (Feb. 2018)

Robert L. Hash accepted a position at Williams Mullen in Raleigh, N.C.  (Nov. 2017)

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2016

Kandace L. Watkins joined Young Moore and Henderson P.A. in Raleigh, N.C. (Sep. 2018)

Molly Harris joined the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education as a law clerk in Harrisburg, Pa. (Sep. 2018)

Shayan A. Ahmed is an associate with Bass Berry & Sims LLP in Nashville. (Jun. 2018)

Allen E. Rowe, who accepted a new position as an associate with Sidley Austin LLP in Dallas, was honored with the ACLU of Southern California’s 2018 Immigrant Justice Award. Rowe was recognized for his remarkable work as part of the San Diego Latham and Watkins LLP team who co-counseled with the ACLU in the case of Marco Chavez.  Mr. Chavez, a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, had been deported to Mexico in 2002 on the basis of a single criminal conviction.  Rowe's team convinced an immigration court to restore Mr. Chavez's lawful permanent resident status after California Governor Jerry Brown issued him a pardon.  Mr. Chavez was then able to rejoin his family in the U.S. after a 15-year absence. (Jun. 2018)

Robert S. Sparks joined Cuddy Law Firm PLLC in Waxhaw, N.C. (Jun. 2018)

Jamie E. Rudd accepted a position with Troutman Sanders in Raleigh, N.C. (Jun. 2018)

Michael B. Cohen is an associate with Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP in Raleigh, N.C (Jun. 2018)

Stephen J. Dew, with Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP in Atlanta, received the 2017 Patent Pro Bono Achievement Certificate in recognition of individuals who help make the Patent Pro Bono Program available to financially under-resourced inventors and small businesses. (Jun. 2018)

A.C. Locklear joined the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Office for Diversity & Inclusion as the director of student engagement.  (Mar. 2018)

Travis S. Hinman, joined Robinson Bradshaw in Charlotte, N.C.  (Feb. 2018)

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2015

Britney J. P. Prince is a labor and employment associate with DLA Piper in Dallas. (Jun. 2018)

Aaron S. Kirschenfeld, clinical assistant professor of law and digital initiatives law librarian at UNC School of Law, received the Kathrine R. Everett Award of Merit. Kirschenfeld was recognized for expert development of the Carolina Law Scholarship Repository and digital collections; for mentoring librarians on repository expansion and on teaching; for commitment to teaching; for presentations about his scholarship on legal citators; for committee work at local, regional, and national levels; and for excellent work overall. (Mar. 2018)

Brandon C. Elliott joined Kirkland & Ellis LLP  in Houston, Texas.  (Mar. 2018)

Britton C. Lewis, of Greensboro, N.C., joined Carruthers & Roth's commercial real estate practice where he will focus on real estate development, leasing, secured financing, commercial lending and commercial bankruptcy. (Feb. 2018)

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

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2014

Ryan C. Fairchild, of Brooks Pierce in Wilmington and Raleigh, N.C., has been named to the inaugural North Carolina Pro Bono Resource Center Advisory Board, which will serve as a focus group for new pro bono initiatives, resources, and communications.
(Sep. 2018)

Joseph T. Polonsky is an associate in the Charlotte office of King & Spalding’s leveraged lending and syndicated finance practices.
(Jul. 2018)

Ana J. Friedman joined the Winston Salem office of Womble Bond Dickinson (Jun. 2018)

Ethan D. Dunn joined the transaction team of Gardner Skelton PLLC in Charlotte, N.C. Dunn focuses his practice on health care and business law. (Jun. 2018)

Matthew A. Pierce is with Fireside Counsel in Nashville, TN. (Jun. 2018)

Patrick D. Lawler, of Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers as a 2018 “Rising Star.”  (Mar. 2018)

Blakely E. Hildebrand, with the Southern Environmental Law Center in Durham, N.C., was selected for the North Carolina Bar Association Leadership Academy’s Class of 2018. (Feb. 2018)

Ryan C. Fairchild of Brooks Pierce in Wilmington, N.C., joined the Board of Directors for the Children's Museum of Wilmington.  (Feb. 2018)

Anna H. Tison, joined Brooks Pierce in Raleigh, N.C. (Jan. 2018)

Jocelyn R. Mitnaul, of Raleigh, N.C., was recognized in RecruitMilitary's "Top 40 Under 40 Military Class" of 2017. (Nov. 2017)

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

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2013

Elizabeth F. McLean was promoted to general counsel for Inflection.com, Inc in Redwood City, Calif. (Oct. 2018)

Kaushal A. Amin is staff counsel for Firserv in Alpharetta, Ga. (Oct. 2018)

Judson N. Williamson announced the opening of Milestones Law & Mediation with attorney Paul Brock ‘92. With offices in Chapel Hill and Durham, the new firm offers family law, estate planning, business and entrepreneurship law, and mediation services. (Jun. 2018)

Jeriel A. Thomas joined Smith Debnam Narron Drake Saintising & Myers, LLP in Raleigh, N.C. (Jun. 2018)

Jon T. Sink joined Womble Bond Dickinson LLP in Greensboro, N.C. as an associate (Jun. 2018)

Sahil Khera, of Fitch Ratings in New York, was promoted to associate director, business relationship management, policy & operations. (Feb. 2018)

Brian J. Litwak, joined Robinson Bradshaw in Charlotte, N.C.  (Feb. 2018)

Christina C. McLaurin of Raleigh, NC, accepted a position at the North Carolina Utilities Commission.  (Nov. 2017)

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

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2012

Virginia R. Niehaus, of Chapel Hill, N.C., was appointed the director of regulatory and legal affairs for the N.C. Dept of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health.  (Oct. 2018)

Raina S. Haque , founding partner of Erdós Intellectual Property Law + Startup Legal in Winston-Salem, N.C., joined Wake Forest Law as a professor of practice in technology. (Oct. 2018)

Judson B. Wood is a senior advisor for learning and development for Dell Technologies in Austin, Tex. (Sep. 2018)

S. Wilson Quick, of Brooks Pierce in Raleigh, N.C., has been named to the inaugural North Carolina Pro Bono Resource Center Advisory Board, which will serve as a focus group for new pro bono initiatives, resources, and communications. (Sep. 2018)

S. Wilson Quick, of Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard in Raleigh N.C., was named the Administrative Division Director of the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) Young Lawyers Division. (Aug. 2018)

J. Graham Corriher was name Salisbury, N.C. city attorney (Jun. 2018)

John H. Lawrence is an associate in the health care practice of K & L Gates in Research Triangle Park, N.C. (Jun. 2018)

Charles R. Kabugo-Musoke, of Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers as a 2018 “Rising Star.”  (Mar. 2018)

Nicole M. Downing, clinical assistant professor of law and reference librarian at UNC School of Law, received the Kathrine R. Everett Award of Merit. Downing was recognized for successfully reshaping the Prep for Practice library instruction program to explore innovations in law practice technologies; for impactful posts on the national law library association’s blog; for service-oriented management of database passwords and vendor support; for initiative in teaching; and for excellent work overall. (Mar. 2018)

Alexander Abramovich accepted a position at McGuireWoods in Charlotte, N.C.  (Oct. 2017)

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

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

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

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

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

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2011

Katihleen O. Berkey joined Becker & Poliakoff as a shareholder attorney and certified land planner (AICP) in Fort Myers, Fla.  Her practice focuses on community association law and land use/development-related issues including planning, zoning, and entitlements.  Berkey was also named to the Naples Herald’s “Top 40 under 40” list in recognition of her professional achievements and charitable contributions. (Oct. 2018)

Rachel M. Blunk joined Forrest Firm in Greensboro, N.C. (Jun. 2018)

Adrian D. Boddie joined the real estate department of Sklar Kirsh LLP in Los Angeles. (Jun. 2018)

Andrew Atkins, with Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan in Raleigh, N.C., was selected for the North Carolina Bar Association Leadership Academy’s Class of 2018. (Feb. 2018)

Jeremy M. Wilson, of Ward and Smith P.A., in Wilmington, N.C., was named by Super Lawyers as a 2018 North Carolina "Rising Star."  (Feb. 2018)

Kyle J. Kaplan, accepted a position at Pennsylvania State University Smeal College of Business as a clinical assistant professor of business law. (Jan. 2018)

Kathleen O. "Katie" Berkey, joined Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. in Fort Meyers, Fla and was recognized by Florida Trend Magazine as one of Florida's "Legal Elite" as a Legal Up & Comer.  (Jan. 2018)

Alberto T. Montequin, of Orlando, Fla., joined the intellectual property and entertainment law practices of Watson LLP.  (Dec. 2017)

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2010

Daniel F.E. Smith is an attorney at Brooks Pierce in Raleigh, N.C. (Sep. 2018)

Joshua C. McIntyre, director of membership of the North Carolina Bar Association, was elected to the Board of Directors of the 14th Judicial District and Durham County Bar Association.
(Sep. 2018)

Daniel F. Smith, of Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers as a 2018 “Rising Star” in the field of environmental law. (Jun. 2018)

Skye W. Smith is a senior associate in the Dallas office of DLA Piper. (Jun. 2018)

David Y. Sartorio, of Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers as a 2018 “Rising Star.” (Mar. 2018)

Daniel F. Smith, of Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers as a 2018 “Rising Star” in the field of environmental law.  (Feb. 2018)

Caroline B. McLean, of Ward and Smith, P.A. in Asheville, N.C., was named by Super Lawyers as one of North Carolina's 2018 "Rising Stars." (Feb. 2018)

Kathryn Marchesini, of Washington, D.C., was appointed chief privacy officer of The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. (Jan. 2018)

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

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2009

Derek P. Adler, a junior partner at DeVore, Acton & Stafford, PA in Charlotte, N.C., was recognized as a Rising Star in the 2018 and 2019 North Carolina Super Lawyers lists. (Sep. 2018)

Bao Nguyen was named the acting senior deputy comptroller and chief counsel at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. (Sep. 2018)

Christopher I. Pierson is an associate with Bilizin Sumberg LLP in Miami. (Jun. 2018)

W. Cory Haller was named assistant attorney general for the Colorado Attorney General's Office in Denver. (Jun. 2018)

Mallory B. Silberman was promoted to partner at Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C. (Mar. 2018)

Andrea M. Fink, of Boone, N.C., was named partner at Miller and Johnson Law, where she practices family and real estate law.  (Feb. 2018)

Timothy J. Coley, of Buckley Sandler LLP in Washington, D.C., was promoted to Counsel.  (Jan. 2018)

Harrison M. Trammell is regional counsel at Gensler in Houston, Texas.  (Dec. 2017)

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2008

Carrie Galloway, of New York City, N.Y., left private practice as a trusts & estates attorney in February 2018 and joined J.P. Morgan Private Bank as an executive director and wealth advisor. (Sep. 2018)

Eric M. David, of Brooks Pierce in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for commercial litigation and litigation – intellectual property. (Sep. 2018)

Mary Ellen Conner joined Johnson Fistel, LLP as an associate in Marietta, Ga. (Sep. 2018)

Eric M. David, a partner at Brooks Pierce in Raleigh, N.C., has been selected as a North Carolina Lawyers Weekly 2018 Leader in the Law. (Sep. 2018)

Robert Martin joined Weil, Gotshal & Manges in Dallas, TX as an associate in the corporate department. (Sep. 2018)

Eric M. David, a partner at Brooks Pierce LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named by Business North Carolina magazine as one of North Carolina's 2018 "Legal Elite" for litigation. David was also recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers as a 2018 “Rising Star” in the field of business litigation.

(Jun. 2018)

Bianca M. Gomez, counsel for LabCFTC and counsel on FinTech and Innovation at the U.S Commodity Futures Trading Commission Office of General Counsel. (Jun. 2018)

Jeremy S. Shrader, of Carruthers & Roth, P.A. in Greensboro, N.C., was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2018 for the practice area of real estate law. (Jun. 2018)

Jon McClanahan Lee joined the University of Minnesota Law School as a professor and chief of staff. (Jun. 2018)

Rachel E. Hundley is a city councilwoman in Sonoma, Cal. (Jun. 2018)

Ellinor Coder, assistant regional counsel at the Social Security Administration's Office of the General Counsel in San Francisco, was awarded the General Counsel's Citation and Quality Service Awards. Coder is a reserve legal officer in the U.S. Coast Guard, where she will reach 15 years of service this summer. (Jun. 2018)

Lindsey G. Smith, Executive Director of the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission, was selected to serve on the NIST/NIJ Evidence Management Executive Steering Committee.  (Mar. 2018)

Eric M. David, a partner at Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers as a 2018 “Rising Star” in the field of business litigation.  (Feb. 2018)

Martin R. Jernigan was named a shareholder at Dickie, McCamey, & Chilcote, P.C. in Raleigh, N.C. (Feb. 2018)

Zebulon L. Smathers, of Smathers and Smathers Attorneys at Law, was elected mayor of the town of Canton in Haywood County, N.C., and was selected as "Best Attorney" in The Mountaineer Readers Choice Awards. (Feb. 2018)

Christy H. Dupriest, of Womble Bond Dickinson LLP in Washington, D.C., was promoted to partner.  (Jan. 2018)

Clint S. Wilkins, of Haynes & Boone, LLP., in Richardson, Texas, was promoted to partner. (Jan. 2018)

Elizabeth Sims Hedrick, a partner at Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was appointed president for the Federal Bar Association Eastern District of North Carolina Chapter. (Nov. 2017)

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2007

David Donovan, of Raleigh, N.C., was named the new editor-in-chief of North Carolina Lawyers Weekly, as well as the editor-in-chief of its sister publication, South Carolina Lawyers Weekly. (Sep. 2018)

Matthew A. Cordell, of Raleigh, N.C., was certified as a one of the first privacy law specialists in the United States by the International Association of Privacy Professionals and the American Bar Association as part of the inaugural class of 27 lawyers across the nation.  He is a Certified Privacy Professional (CIPP/US), a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM), and the current chair of the North Carolina State Bar's Privacy and Data Security Specialization Committee, the first and only state bar specialization authority for privacy and information security law. (Sep. 2018)

Adam P. Tarleton, of Brooks Pierce in Greensboro, N.C., was recognized in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for trusts and estates as well as "Lawyer of the Year" for trusts and estates in Greensboro. (Sep. 2018)

Russell B. Pate, of the Pate Law Firm in St. Thomas, USVI, had a $113.2 million verdict for two plaintiffs who were addicted to cigarettes as children (one from free cigarette giveaways when he was 10 years old).  Both plaintiffs died of smoking related cancers.  Their dying wishes were for their children to continue their lawsuits on their behalf and for the 400,000 people a year that were also addicted as children and die from smoking related cancers.  (Sep. 2018)

Eva B. DuBuisson, of Raleigh, N.C., was hired as a Scotland County School Board attorney. (Sep. 2018)

Emily King was named vice president and general counsel at Accord Healthcare in Durham, N.C. (Jul. 2018)

Eric A. Snider accepted a position as counsel to the North Carolina State Board of Education (Jun. 2018)

Rachelle E. Hill is a senior assistant city attorney for the city and county of Denver. (Jun. 2018)

Adam P. Tarleton, a partner at Brooks Pierce LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was named by Business North Carolina as one of North Carolina's 2018 "Legal Elite" for tax and estate planning. Tarleton was also recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers as a 2018 “Rising Star” in the field of estate & probate.

(Jun. 2018)

Adam P. Tarleton, a partner at Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers as a 2018 “Rising Star” in the field of estate & probate.  (Feb. 2018)

Michael J. Shumaker accepted a position at SunTrust in Atlanta as first vice president and assistant general counsel.  (Feb. 2018)

Joshua M. Diver, of Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was named partner.  (Jan. 2018)

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

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

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

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

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2006

Amanda S. Mann joined Morningstar Law Group in Raleigh, N.C. as a partner. (Sep. 2018)

Melinda “Mindy” Vervais McGrath accepted the position of counsel with McGureWoods in Charlotte, N.C. where she provides regulatory, business and litigation services to clients in regulated infrastructure service industries including electric, natural gas, water and sewer utilities, hydroelectric facilities and telecommunication companies. (Jun. 2018)

Dan M. Hartzog Jr., a partner in the municipal and employment law practice of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP in Raleigh., N.C. was recently named the town attorney for Angier, N.C. He began serving as Town Attorney on April 1, 2018 in addition to maintaining his current practice. Hartzog, who received an AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, was also was selected as a 2018 North Carolina Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (Jun. 2018)

Melody J. Jolly, of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP in Wilmington, N.C., was selected for the 2018 North Carolina Super Lawyers as a "Rising Star" in the areas of professional liability and defense.

" (Jun. 2018)

Dan M. Hartzog Jr., a partner at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP in Raleigh, N.C., received an AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.   (Feb. 2018)

Zachary F. Lamb, of Ward and Smith P.A., in Asheville, N.C., was named by Super Lawyers as a North Carolina 2018 "Rising Star."  (Feb. 2018)

Natalie C. Folmar, of Tuggle Duggins PA in Greensboro, N.C., was elected to the firm's three-member Management Committee and is the first woman to be elected to the Committee.  (Oct. 2017)

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

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2005

David W. Green is of counsel at Brooke Pierce in Raleigh, N.C. (Sep. 2018)

Brian C. Fork, of Brooks Pierce in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law and litigation - bankruptcy. (Sep. 2018)

Brian C. Fork, a partner at Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized in the 2018 edition of Benchmark Litigation’s “40 & Under Hot List." (Aug. 2018)

Elizabeth E. Spainhour, a partner with Brooks Pierce in Raleigh, N.C., played a key role in the creation of the N.C. State Bar’s specialization in privacy and information security. She was one of eight attorneys on the privacy and Information security law specialty committee of the State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, which is in the process of launching the new certification and developing its criteria. (Jun. 2018)

Margaret E. “Peggy” Wood, an AV-rated trusts & estates attorney with McCarthy, Summers et al. in Stuart, Fla., was recognized by the Florida Association for Women Lawyers as a 2018 Leader in the Law.  The award is given to an attorney in recognition for being a positive role model for peers, making meaningful contributions to the legal profession and the community, and advancing the cause of women.  (Jun. 2018)

Nicholas J. Bakatsias, of Carruthers & Roth, P.A. in Greensboro, NC, was selected for inclusion in Business North Carolina’s 2018 Legal Elite under the category of Young Guns. Bakatsias was also named to the 2018 North Carolina Rising Stars List by North Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine for the practice area of business/corporate.   (Jun. 2018)

Spencer B. Merriweather was elected district attorney in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. (Jun. 2018)

Charlotte A. Mitchell, was confirmed to the North Carolina Utilities Commission in Raleigh, N.C. (Jan. 2018)

Brian C. Fork, a partner at Brooks Pierce LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named byBusiness North Carolina magazine as one of North Carolina's 2018 "Legal Elite" for bankruptcy.  (Jan. 2018)

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

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2004

Robert W. Shaw joined Smith Anderson as a partner in Raleigh, N.C. to lead the firm’s health care practice. (Sep. 2018)

C. Allen York, a partner with Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was listed as a leading attorney by Chambers USA in the area of real estate. York was also recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers as a 2018 “Super Lawyer.” (Jun. 2018)

Julie K. Tibbets, with Goodwin Proctor LLP in Washington, D.C., is a partner in the technology and life sciences group and a member of the firm’s FDA practice. (Jun. 2018)

Allen C. York, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers as a 2018 “Super Lawyer.” (Mar. 2018)

Doris J. Dixon was named partner at Schell Bray in Chapel Hill, N.C. Dixon concentrates her practice in the areas of elder law, special needs, and trusts and estates. (Jan. 2018)

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2003

Alexander Elkan, of Brooks Pierce in Greensboro, N.C., was recognized in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for environmental law. (Sep. 2018)

The Honorable Michael C. Surles, of Jacksonville, N.C., was sworn in as a district court judge on January 6, 2017. (Jun. 2018)

 Addie K. S. Ries, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers as a 2018 “Rising Star.”  (Mar. 2018)

Brian D. Meacham, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers as a 2018 “Rising Star.”  (Mar. 2018)

J. Travis Hockaday, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers as a 2018 “Rising Star.” (Mar. 2018)

Amy Funderburk was appointed as clerk of the court for the Supreme Court of North Carolina in Raleigh, N.C.  (Feb. 2018)

Angela H. Zimmern, senior counsel at McGuireWoods LLP in Charlotte, N.C., was selected for the Charlotte Business Journal's 2017 "40 Under 40" list, which honors Charlotte-area professionals younger than 40 for career achievements and community leadership.   (Nov. 2017)

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

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2002

Kimberly A. Costello was promoted to Vice President legal & general counsel - region Americas for Volvo Financial Services. (Sep. 2018)

Laura M. Dickey, Rear Admiral in the U.S. Coast Guard, was awarded a Legion of Merit.  Dickey is one of only eight women in the entire U.S. Coast Guard to hold the title of admiral and is now serving as deputy director of operations at U.S. Northern Command in Colorado Springs, Colo. (Jul. 2018)

Jennifer C. Simmons is a Senior Project Manager at NC Equal Access to Justice Commission (Jun. 2018)

Scott A. Schaaf, a partner at Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP in Winston-Salem, N.C. was elected a Fellow in the Class of 2018 by the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL). 

  (Jun. 2018)

Dawn S. Opel, who received her PhD in rhetoric, composition, and linguistics from Arizona State University in 2015, is an assistant professor of digital media and user experience in the department of writing, rhetoric and American cultures at Michigan State University. Her project, “Building Collectives in a Changing Healthcare Climate,”  received a three-year, $140,000 grant from the Humanities Without Walls consortium to create and sustain humanities-centered health service research collaboratives and was recently featured in MSU Today. (Feb. 2018)

Lindsey N. Kelly, of Newport News, Va., joined Langley Federal Credit Union as in-house counsel. (Feb. 2018)

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2001

J. Patrick Haywood, of Carruthers & Roth, P.A in Greensboro, N.C., was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2018 for the practice areas of construction law and litigation construction. Haywood was also selected for inclusion in Business North Carolina’s 2018 Legal Elite for the practice area of construction. In addition, Haywood was named to the 2018 North Carolina Super Lawyers list by North Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine for the practice area of construction litigation.  (Jun. 2018)

Jamie Lisa Forbes joined the Forrest Firm’s Greensboro office through the firm’s merger with Worth Law Firm in January of 2018. (Jun. 2018)

Veronica Higgs Cope, a solo practitioner in Grayson, Ga., is a candidate for Superior Court Judge in Gwinnett County, Ga. The election will be held May 22, 2018. (Jun. 2018)

Christopher W. Brooker was appointed by Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin to the Executive Branch Ethics Commission, which promotes the ethical conduct of elected officials, officers and other employees in the executive branch of state government. Brooker is a member of the Louisville firm of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP's litigation & dispute resolution service team. Brooker is listed as a Kentucky Super Lawyer in the area of business litigation and has been recognized in Benchmark Litigation as a Future Litigation Star annually since 2015. (Apr. 2018)

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2000

Thomas H. Segars, of Ellis & Winters LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named to 2019 Best Lawyers in America list for commercial litigation and litigation – intellectual property.  (Sep. 2018)

Emin Toro, of Covington & Burling LLP in Washington, D.C., was nominated by President Trump to serve on the Tax Court. (Jun. 2018)

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1999

Daniel R. Simon joined Clark Hill PLC in Washington, D.C. as a senior counsel. (Sep. 2018)

Dr. Katherine A. Murphy, of Chapel Hill, N.C., was named interim general counsel for North Carolina A&T State University. (Sep. 2018)

Edward B. Davis, a founding partner at Bell, Davis & Pitt in Charlotte, N.C., was recognized by Business North Carolina magazine as one of North Carolina's "Legal Elite" in litigation.  (Jan. 2018)

Lt. Col. Alexis N. Stackhouse, chair of the Criminal Practice Group in Alexandria, Va., was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received in Operation Iraqi Freedom by Lt. Gen. Jeffery L. Harrigan, Commander of USAFCENT.com.  (Nov. 2017)

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1998

Kimberly Q. Swintosky, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized in the North Carolina Private Wealth Law Chapter of the 2018 Chambers and Partners: High Net Worth. (Aug. 2018)

Delisa F. Bressler, with Foster LLP in Austin, Texas, was named Who’s Who Legal leading corporate immigration attorney 2018. (Jun. 2018)

Paul M. Sykes accepted a position as general counsel at ADTRAN in Huntsville, Ala. (Jun. 2018)

Dana Lehnhardt opened Lehnhardt Price, a family law firm in Monroe, N.C. (Mar. 2018)

Kimberly Q. Swintosky, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers as a 2018 “Super Lawyer.” (Mar. 2018)

Scott Holmes, assistant clinical professor of law and supervising attorney in the Civil Litigation Clinic at the North Carolina Central University School of Law, was honored with the Elna B. Spaulding Founder’s Award at the Partners for Peace Celebration in Durham. The Award recognizes the achievement of individuals who embody the trailblazer spirit of the late civil rights champion, Elna B. Spaulding, Founder of the Women-In-Action for the Prevention of Violence & Its Causes, now known as Elna B. Spaulding Conflict Resolution Center. (Mar. 2018)

Lonnie M. Player Jr., a partner at Player McLean, LLP in Fayetteville, N.C., was appointed by the N.C. State Bar Council to serve a six-year term on the N.C. Judicial Standards Commission.  (Feb. 2018)

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

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1997

H. Sean Boone won the Republican primary for district attorney for Prosecutorial District 17 (Alamance County).  Sean is running unopposed in the general election in November and will assume the duties of district attorney on January 1, 2019. (Sep. 2018)

Jaye Bingham-Hinch is the new director of the Office of Staff Counsel for the North Carolina Court of Appeals.   (Sep. 2018)

Thomas D. Blue, Jr., of Ellis & Winters in Greensboro, N.C., was named to the 2019 Best Lawyers in America list for litigation – real estate and real estate law. (Sep. 2018)

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1996

Charles F. Marshall III, of Brooks Pierce in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of commercial litigation and government relations practice. (Sep. 2018)

Neil F. O'Donnell has joined Taylor English Duma LLP in Washington, D.C. as a partner. (Sep. 2018)

Sally Rogers Culley, of Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell in Orlando, Fla., was recently named administrative partner. (Aug. 2018)

Charles F. Marshall, a partner at Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers as a 2018 “Super Lawyer” in the field of business litigation. (Jun. 2018)

Charles F. Marshall, a partner at Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers as a 2018 “Super Lawyer” in the field of business litigation.  (Feb. 2018)

Nancy L. Grace of Wake Family Law Group in Raleigh, N.C., was elected president of the Tenth Judicial District Bar.  (Feb. 2018)

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1995

Walt L. Tippett, Jr., of Brooks Pierce in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for commercial litigation and construction law. (Sep. 2018)

John M. Cross Jr., of Brooks Pierce in Greensboro, N.C., was recognized in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for business organizations (including LLCs and partnerships), closely held companies and family businesses law, corporate law, and mergers and acquisitions law.  In addition, Cross was recognized as the "Lawyer of the Year" for business organizations (including LLCs and partnerships) in Greensboro. (Sep. 2018)

Dr. Jennifer L. Lehman, who received her Ph.D. in personal financial planning from Texas Tech University in August 2018, is teaching and researching financial planning as a visiting assistant professor with the University of Utah in Salt Lake City’s family and consumer studies department. (Sep. 2018)

Jacqueline D. Grant, a partner at Roberts & Stevens, P.A. in Asheville, N.C., was named the president of the North Carolina Bar Association. (Aug. 2018)

Ken C. Joseph was named managing director at Duff & Phelps’ over their disputes and investigations practice in New York City. Joseph previously served as the head of the adviser/investment company examination program in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s New York regional office.

(Jun. 2018)

Walter L. Tippett Jr., Jr., a partner with Brooks Pierce in Raleigh, was selected as a fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America (CLSA), an invitation-only international honorary association of lawyers in construction and related practices. Tippett was also named by Business North Carolina as one of North Carolina's 2018 "Legal Elite" for construction and by North Carolina Super Lawyers as a 2018 “Super Lawyer” in the field of business litigation.

(Jun. 2018)

John M. Cross, Jr., a partner at Brooks Pierce LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was named by Business North Carolina magazine as one of North Carolina's 2018 "Legal Elite" for business. Cross was also recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers as a 2018 “Super Lawyer” in the field of business/corporation.

(Jun. 2018)

John M. Cross Jr., a partner at Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers as a 2018 “Super Lawyer” in the field of business/corporation.  (Feb. 2018)

Walter L. Tippet Jr., a partner at Brooks Pierce LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named by Business North Carolina as one of North Carolina's 2018 "Legal Elite" for construction.   (Jan. 2018)

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1994

Phillip T. Jackson, of Roberts & Stevens in Asheville, N.C., is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.  Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only and only after careful investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers of diverse backgrounds, who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality.  Lawyers must have a minimum of fifteen years trial experience before they can be considered for Fellowship. (Oct. 2018)

H. Arthur Bolick, of Brooks Pierce in Greensboro, N.C., was recognized in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for construction law. (Sep. 2018)

Timothy A. Nordgren of Sands Anderson Marks & Miller P.C. in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite." (Jun. 2018)

Paul A. Meggett was named general counsel for Appalachian State University (Jun. 2018)

H. Arthur "Arty" Bolick II, a partner at Brooks Pierce in Greensboro, N.C., was named by Business North Carolina magazine as one of North Carolina's 2018 "Legal Elite "for construction. Bolick was also recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers as a 2018 “SuperLawyer” in the field of construction litigation.

(Jun. 2018)

Timothy A. Nordgren of Sands Anderson Marks & Miller P.C. in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite."  (Feb. 2018)

H. Arthur "Arty" Bolick II, a partner at Brooks Pierce in Greensboro, N.C., was namedbyBusiness North Carolinamagazineas one of North Carolina's 2018 "Legal Elite"for construction. 
(Jan. 2018)

Lisa F. Garrison, of Asheboro, N.C., founded Garrison Law Group PLLC, a boutique law firm focusing primarily on healthcare professionals across North Carolina.  (Jan. 2018)

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

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1993

Dawn Siler-Nixon, with Ford & Harrison LLP in Tampa, Fla., was selected by LawDragon, Inc., as one of the 500 Leading Lawyers in America. (Jun. 2018)

James E. Yeager was named deputy county attorney for Mecklenburg County, N.C.  (Jun. 2018)

Tim Meigs, assistant general counsel -- IP at Becton Dickinson in Research Triangle Park, N.C., was elected to the board of directors of The American Intellectual Property Law Association.  (Feb. 2018)

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1992

Elizabeth S. Brewington, of Brooks Pierce in Greensboro, N.C., was recognized in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for corporate law. (Sep. 2018)

Rodney R. Cate, of Hand Arendall Harrison Sale, LLC in Mobile, Ala., has self-published a book entitled "Get Back Up: A memoir on how to not allow a devastating life-changing event ruin your quest for a great life." (Sep. 2018)

Alex J. Hagan, of Ellis & Winters LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named to 2019 Best Lawyers in America list for medical malpractice law – defendants and personal injury litigation – defendants. (Sep. 2018)

Scott Miskimon, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., co-authored and edited the annual Cumulative Supplement to his legal treatise, North Carolina Contract Law, for the 17 th  consecutive year. (Sep. 2018)

Jacob R. Parrott joined Parker Poe as counsel in Raleigh, N.C.  (Sep. 2018)

Paul Brock announced the opening of Milestones Law & Mediation with Judson Williamson ’13. With offices in Chapel Hill and Durham, the new firm offers family law, estate planning, business and entrepreneurship law, and mediation services. (Jun. 2018)

Scott A. Miskimon, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers as a 2018 “Super Lawyer.” (Mar. 2018)

Bradly S. Torgan, received a Master of Environmental Law from the University of Sydney and joined Ward Keller in Darwin, Australia as a senior lawyer in their natural resources and environmental practice group.  (Jan. 2018)

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

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

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1991

George B. Autry, Jr., a partner at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named "Lawyer of the Year" for Raleigh in the 2019 Best Lawyers list for eminent domain and condemnation law. (Sep. 2018)

Michael B. Bayer is general counsel & executive vice president of business and legal affairs for Fender Musical Instruments Corporation in Los Angeles, Calif. (Sep. 2018)

The Honorable Mark E. Davis of the North Carolina Court of Appeals has received his Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in judicial studies from the Duke University School of Law. (Sep. 2018)

Kerry A. Shad, a partner with Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was listed as a leading attorney by Chambers USA in the area of labor and employment. Shad was also recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers as a 2018 “Super Lawyer.”

(Jun. 2018)

Athena F. Brooks was nominated as Special Superior Court Judges by Gov. Roy Cooper ’82.   (Jun. 2018)

Keith A. Wood, of Carruthers & Roth, P.A. in Greensboro, N.C., was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2018 for the practice areas of business organizations (including LLCs and partnerships) and tax law. Wood was also selected for inclusion in Business North Carolina’s 2018 Legal Elite for the practice area of tax/estate planning. In addition, Wood was named to the 2018 North Carolina Super Lawyers list by North Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine for the practice area of Estate planning & probate.   (Jun. 2018)

R. Harper Heckman, Nexsen Pruet member and chair of the firm's construction practice group, of Greensboro, N.C., was inducted as a fellow of the American College of Construction. (Mar. 2018)

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

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1990

Marcus W. Trathen, of Brooks Pierce in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for first amendment law. (Sep. 2018)

R. Andrew Patty II, of McGlinchey Stafford in Baton Rouge, La., received the Patent “Lawyer of the Year” honor in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. (Sep. 2018)

Karen D. Evans, of The Cochran Firm, was named the 2018 Trial Lawyer of the Year by The Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. (Aug. 2018)

Robert E. Duggins, a partner with Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was listed as a leading attorney by Chambers USA in the area of corporate/mergers and acquisitions. Duggins was also recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers as a 2018 “Super Lawyer.”

(Jun. 2018)

Peter J. Marino, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers as a 2018 “Super Lawyer.” (Mar. 2018)

Deborah K. Ross, of Smith Moore and Leatherwood in Raleigh, N.C., was selected by Triangle Business Journal as a 2018 Women in Business award winner.  (Mar. 2018)

Raymond Van Dyke, of Van Dyke Law in Washington, DC., was accorded a Fellow of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) for prominence in the IP field. (Nov. 2017)

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1989

M. Gray Styers Jr., of Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP in Raleigh, N.C., inducted into the 2017 North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society. Each year, the Supreme Court of North Carolina recognizes attorneys who donate 50 or more hours of legal services through the state’s voluntary pro bono reporting effort. (Jun. 2018)

Denise C. Long, of Hendersonville, N.C., was appointed to the statewide board of the United Way of North Carolina. (Jun. 2018)

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1988

Richard G. Minor joined Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP in Raleigh, N.C. as a senior counsel. (Sep. 2018)

Allen S. Kinzer, a partner at Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP in Columbus, OH, was named to the 2019 Best Lawyers in America list for employment law management, labor law management, and labor and employment litigation.

(Sep. 2018)

Byron L. Saintsing, a partner at Smith Debnam Narron Drake Saintsing & Myers, LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named to the 2019 Edition of Best Lawyers in America for banking and finance law. (Sep. 2018)

Chief Justice Mark Martin, of the 28th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina, delivered his 2018 State of the Judiciary address at the North Carolina Bar Association’s annual meeting. (Aug. 2018)

Janet D. Thoren, is the director of regulatory affairs for the North Carolina Real Estate Commission.  (Jun. 2018)

Allen S. Kinzer, a partner at Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP in Columbus, Ohio, was recognized by Ohio Super Lawyers as a 2018 “super lawyer” in the field of employment and labor law. (Mar. 2018)

Richard G. Minor, of the North Carolina Department of Commerce in Raleigh, N.C., was appointed to Atlantik-Bruecke, a United States-German leadership group based in Berlin. (Feb. 2018)

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1987

Bryan E. Beatty, was nominated as Special Superior Court Judges by Gov. Roy Cooper ’82.C. Mark Holt, of Holt Sherlin LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was selected to serve as state chair of the North Carolina chapter of the American College of Trial Lawyers. (Jun. 2018)

Stephanie H. Autry, of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was selected for the 2018 North Carolina Super Lawyers in the areas of civil litigation and defense. (Jun. 2018)

Byron B. Kirkland, a partner with Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was listed as a leading attorney by Chambers USA in the area of corporate/mergers and acquisitions. Kirkland was also recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers as a 2018 “Super Lawyer.”

(Jun. 2018)

John W. Ormand III, a partner at Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers as a 2018 “Super Lawyer” in the field of business litigation.  (Feb. 2018)

C. Mark Holt, of Holt Sherlin LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was selected to serve as state chair of the North Carolina chapter of the American College of Trial Lawyers.  (Jan. 2018)

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1986

Teresa W. Roseborough, executive vice president and general counsel at The Home Depot in Atlanta, Ga., will receive the Office of the Appellate Defender’s Counsel for Justice Award at the 25th Annual First Monday in October Gala and Mock Supreme Court Argument on Monday, October 1, 2018 in New York City.  Teresa will receive the award in recognition of her exemplary commitment to justice in her life and work. (Oct. 2018)

Barbara R. Morgenstern, of Morgenstern & Associates PLLC in Greensboro, N.C., was included in the 2018 Best Lawyers in America list for family law and family law mediation as well as the 2018 North Carolina Super Lawyers list for family law.  Morgenstern also teaches as an adjunct family law professor at Elon University School of Law. (Sep. 2018)

Charles N. Anderson, Jr., of Ellis & Winters LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named to 2019 Best Lawyers in America list for litigation – real estate and real estate law. (Sep. 2018)

Leslie C. Packer, of Ellis & Winters LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named to 2019 Best Lawyers in America list for litigation – health care and personal injury litigation – defendants and product liability litigation – defendants. (Sep. 2018)

June L. Basden, of Carruthers & Roth, P.A. in Greensboro, N.C., was named by The Best Lawyers in America as the 2018 "Lawyer of the Year" for commercial finance Law in the Greensboro area.  In addition to the "Lawyer of the Year" award, Basden was listed in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the following practice areas: bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights / insolvency and reorganization law, banking and finance law and commercial transactions / UCC law. Basden was also selected for inclusion in Business North Carolina’s 2018 Legal Elite for the practice areas of bankruptcy and business. (Jun. 2018)

Samuel H. "Lee" Poole of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP in Charlotte, N.C., was selected for the 2018 North Carolina Super Lawyers in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice and defense. (Jun. 2018)

Teresa W. Roseborough, executive vice president and general counsel at The Home Depot in Atlanta, was featured in Law360 for a series of Q&A's with in-house counsel.
(Jan. 2018)

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1985

Donna K. Blumberg, of Ellis & Winters LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named to 2019 Best Lawyers in America list for litigation – real estate and real estate law. (Sep. 2018)

Alice Neece Mine was named Executive Director of the North Carolina State Bar.
(Aug. 2018)

David J. Burge, of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP in Atlanta, Ga., was appointed to the Board of Visitors of Emory University. (Aug. 2018)

Karen A. Popp, global co-leader of the white collar: government litigation & investigations group at Sidley Austin LLP in Washington, D.C., was honored by Global Investigations Review with its inaugural “Award for Services to Diversity.”  Popp was lauded for her “great commitment to improving women’s positions in the workplace,” both within Sidley and in the wider white collar defense and investigations world.  GIR commended Popp for her leadership in developing Sidley’s firm-wide women’s program, forming the D.C. office’s Diversity Committee for racial, ethnic and LGBT communities, and serving as the first Chair of Sidley’s D.C. Women’s Committee.  She was also cited for serving on Sidley’s task forces on Diversity and Women, formed by the Executive Committee. Popp was particularly praised for co-founding the Women in White Collar Defense Association, which she launched along with Beth Wilkinson in 1999 shortly after leaving government and noticing the distinct lack of female practitioners on panels or among the attendees at the American Bar Institute’s Annual National Institute on White Collar Crime. (Jul. 2018)

Christopher B. Capel, a partner with Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was listed as a leading attorney by Chambers USA in the area of corporate/mergers and acquisitions. (Jun. 2018)

Mark A. Finkelstein, of Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP in Raleigh, N.C., inducted into the 2017 North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society. Each year, the Supreme Court of North Carolina recognizes attorneys who donate 50 or more hours of legal services through the state’s voluntary pro bono reporting effort. (Jun. 2018)

Thomas H. “Tom” Johnson, Jr. joined the Raleigh, N.C. office of Williams Mullen as a partner in the firm’s finance and real estate section. Tom was previously at Nexsen Pruet. (Mar. 2018)

William W. Nelson, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers as a 2018 “Super Lawyer.”  (Mar. 2018)

Sarah F. Sparrow, senior counsel at Tuggle Duggins P.A., in Greensboro, N.C., was selected for North Carolina Super Lawyers 2018 and recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018 in the areas of bankruptcy law and insolvency and reorganization law.  (Jan. 2018)

Janice P. Paul, of the Center for Child and Family Health in Durham, N.C., was appointed to the Durham Department of Social Services Board and the Durham County Community Child Protection Team/Child Fatality Prevention Team.  (Oct. 2017)

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1984

Marc D. Bishop, of Brooks Pierce in Greensboro, N.C., was recognized in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for closely held companies and family businesses law, commercial finance law, commercial transactions/UCC law, corporate law and mergers and acquisitions law. (Sep. 2018)

The Honorable Judith M. Daniels was appointed chief district court judge for Judicial District 16B in Robeson County, N.C.

(Aug. 2018)

Donald H. Tucker Jr., a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was listed as a leading attorney by Chambers USA in the area of litigation: general commercial. Tucker was also recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers as a 2018 “Super Lawyer.” (Jun. 2018)

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1983

Mack Sperling, of Brooks Pierce in Greensboro, N.C., was recognized in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for commercial litigation. (Sep. 2018)

Jay M. Goffman, partner and global co-head of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP’s restructuring group in New York City, N.Y., was honored by The Honorable Tina Brozman Foundation for Ovarian Cancer Research (Tina’s Wish) with the Tina Borzman Mentoring Award. (Sep. 2018)

Mack Sperling, of Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was named to the inaugural class of the North Carolina Lawyers Weekly’s Hall of Fame, which was created to recognize senior attorneys in North Carolina who have made a significant impact on the legal profession through their career accomplishments, contributions to the profession, contributions to the bar and the commonwealth, contributions to the development of the law and their efforts to increase access to justice.

(Aug. 2018)

J. Scott Dillon, of Carruthers & Roth, P.A. in Greensboro, N.C., was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2018 for the practice areas of business organizations (including LLCs and partnerships), closely held companies and family businesses law, corporate law and employee benefits (ERISA) law. Dillon was also named to the 2018 North Carolina Super Lawyers list by North Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine for the practice area of business/corporate.   (Jun. 2018)

Mark A. Block joined the Atlanta office of Morris, Manning & Martin as a partner. Block will practice in the in the real estate development and finance and real estate capital markets groups. He was previously a partner at Seyfarth Shaw. (Mar. 2018)

Mack Sperling, a partner at Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers as a 2018 “Super Lawyer” in the field of business litigation.  (Feb. 2018)

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1982

Keith B. Mason was appointed district court judge for the Second Judicial District of North Carolina in Washington, N.C. by his law school classmate, Governor Roy Cooper, on May 18, 2018.  The district encompasses Beaufort, Martin, Hyde, Washington, and Tyrrell counties. (Sep. 2018)

Ed Turlington, of Brooks Pierce in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for commercial litigation, corporate law, and government relations practice. (Sep. 2018)

Timothy P. Lehan, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was named to the 2019 edition of Best Lawyers in America. (Sep. 2018)

Jonathan A. Berkelhammer, of Ellis & Winters LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named to 2019 Best Lawyers in America list for commercial litigation and personal injury litigation – defendants and product liability litigation – defendants. (Sep. 2018)

Leslie H. Davis retired as director of the Office of Staff Counsel for the North Carolina Court of Appeals.  (Sep. 2018)

Frank E. Emory was named managing partner of Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP’s Charlotte office (Jun. 2018)

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1981

Jonathan D. Sasser, of Ellis & Winters LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named to 2019 Best Lawyers in America list for bet-the-company litigation and commercial litigation and litigation – intellectual property and litigation – securities.  Jon Sasser has also been named “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in Raleigh, North Carolina, for the Litigation – Intellectual Property section. (Sep. 2018)

D.C. “Mike” McIntyre II, Director of Government Relations for Poyner Spruill in Raleigh, N.C., was named the recipient of the Chief Justice I. Beverly Lake Jr. Public Service Award by the North Carolina Bar Association, which recognizes an outstanding North Carolina lawyer who has performed exemplary public service.  This award is not given every year; it is only conferred when merited.  The award honored McIntyre’s leadership as a United States Congressman from 1997 to 2015 and recognized his distinguished record of service through his community, civic, professional and personal activities.

(Aug. 2018)

John N. Hutson, Jr., with Young Moore & Henderson PA in Raleigh, N.C., was elected as a fellow of the American College of Estate and Trust Counsel (ACTEC) by its Board of Regents. (Jun. 2018)

R. Glen Peterson accepted a position as chief counsel at the North Carolina Division of Employment Security in Raleigh, N.C. (Jun. 2018)

Susan H. Hargrove, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers as a 2018 “Super Lawyer.”  (Mar. 2018)

R. Glen Peterson accepted a position as chief counsel at the North Carolina Division of Employment Security in Raleigh, N.C. (Feb. 2018)

Steven H. Sholk, director at Gibbons PC in Newark, N.J., was published in Practicing Law Institute for the updated version of his article, "A Guide to Election Year Activities of Section 501(c)(3) Organizations," to be used as part of course materials for the seminar "Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financing & Restructuring 2017."  (Dec. 2017)

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1980

S. Leigh Rodenbough  IV, of Brooks Pierce in Greensboro, N.C., was recognized in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for commercial litigation and real estate law. (Sep. 2018)

David N. Allen, a partner at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP in Charlotte, N.C., was named to 2019 Best Lawyers in America list for mass tort litigation/class actions - defendants, medical malpractice law - defendants, personal injury litigation - defendants, product liability litigation - defendants. (Sep. 2018)

J. Stanley Carmical was nominated as Special Superior Court Judges by Gov. Roy Cooper ’82.   W. Clark Everett, former district attorney of Pitt County, N.C., was awarded the Peter S. Gilchrist III Award by the North Carolina Bar Association Criminal Justice Section as an outstanding prosecutor. (Jun. 2018)

S. Leigh “Bo” Rodenbough IV, a partner at Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers as a 2018 “Super Lawyer” in the field of business litigation.  (Feb. 2018)

W. Clark Everett, former district attorney of Pitt County, N.C., was awarded the Peter S. Gilchrist III Award by the North Carolina Bar Association Criminal Justice Section as an outstanding prosecutor.  (Feb. 2018)

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

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1979

R. Ronavan Munford Jr., a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized in the North Carolina Private Wealth Law Chapter of the 2018 Chambers and Partners: High Net Worth.
(Aug. 2018)

The Honorable Patricia Timmons-Goodson, of Fayetteville, N.C., was inducted into the inaugural class of the North Carolina Lawyers Weekly Hall of Fame. (Aug. 2018)

Kenneth R. Wooten, a partner at Ward and Smith P.A., in New Bern, N.C., was named by Super Lawyers as a 2018 North Carolina "Super Lawyer."   (Feb. 2018)

Col. Frederic L. Borch, regimental historian and archivist at The Judge Advocate General's Corp., U.S. Army in Charlottesville, Va., published Military Trials of War Criminals in the Netherlands East Indies 1946-1949. The book was the result of research while a Fulbright Scholar to the Netherlands in 2012-2013 and is the only book on the subject in any language.  (Jan. 2018)

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

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1978

Franklin D. Drake, a partner at Smith Debnam Narron Drake Saintsing & Myers, LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named to the 2019 Edition of Best Lawyers in America for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law. (Sep. 2018)

Michael G. Winters, of Ellis & Winters LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named to 2019 Best Lawyers in America list for real estate law. (Sep. 2018)

Ronald G. Penny was nominated by Governor Roy Cooper’ 82 to serve as North Carolina Secretary of Revenue. In June of 2017 Penny was unanimously confirmed by the N.C. Senate. (Jun. 2018)

Ira S. Lefton, a member of Eckert Seamans’ Philadelphia office, was elected to the Philadelphia Bar Foundation’s Board of Trustees, effective May 17. His term runs through the 2021 calendar year. (Jun. 2018)

Mark A. Sternlicht, a managing partner at Beaver Courie Sternlicht Hearp & Broadfoot, P.A. in Fayetteville, N.C., was selected by Best Lawyers in America for personal injury law.  (Feb. 2018)

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1977

Gary S. Parsons, of Brooks Pierce in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for bet-the-company litigation, commercial litigation, legal malpractice law - defendants and personal injury litigation - defendants. (Sep. 2018)

Joel C. Harbinson , senior partner at Harbinson, Brzykcy & Corbett, LLP, with offices in Taylorsville and Statesville, N.C., was named a NC Lawyers Weekly “Leaders In The Law” Honoree for 2018. (Sep. 2018)

Gary S. Parsons of Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers as a 2018 “Super Lawyer” in the field of business litigation. (Jun. 2018)

Richard T. Boyette, of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was selected for the 2018 North Carolina Super Lawyers in the areas of professional liability and defense. (Jun. 2018)

Gary S. Parsons of Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers as a 2018 “Super Lawyer” in the field of business litigation.  (Feb. 2018)

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

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

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1976

Carl N. Patterson, Jr., a partner with Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was listed as a leading attorney by Chambers USA in the area of litigation: general commercial. Patterson was also recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers as a 2018 “Super Lawyer.”

(Jun. 2018)

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1975

The Honorable Robert F. Orr, joined the UNC Institute of Politics, a student-run program meant to engage undergraduates and encourage them to pursue careers in public service. (Jun. 2018)

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1974

Edward C. Winslow, of Brooks Pierce in Greensboro, N.C., was recognized in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for banking and finance law, financial services regulation law, and litigation – banking and finance. (Sep. 2018)

Richard T. Boyette, a partner at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named "Lawyer of the Year" for Raleigh in the 2019 Best Lawyers list for mediation. (Sep. 2018)

Stuart T. Williams, of Henson & Efron PA in Minneapolis, Minn., was named to 2019 Best Lawyers in America list for the third year for commercial litigation.
(Sep. 2018)

Stuart Williams, of Henson & Efron P.A. in Minneapolis, Minn., was selected as a 2018 Minnesota Super Lawyer. (Jul. 2018)

Kenneth R. Keller, of Carruthers & Roth, P.A in Greensboro, N.C., was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2018 for the practice areas of commercial litigation, litigation construction, litigation ERISA, and litigation labor and employment. Keller was also selected for inclusion in Business North Carolina’s 2018 Legal Elite for the practice area of employment. In addition, Keller was named to the 2018 North Carolina Super Lawyers list by North Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine for the practice area of employment and labor.   (Jun. 2018)

Carol Davidson Dickey, of Fayetteville, N.C., retired after 44 years teaching paralegals in the N.C. Community College system. (Jun. 2018)

Edward C. Winslow IIIa partner at Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers as a 2018 “Super Lawyer” in the field of banking.  (Feb. 2018)

Charles W. Collini, of Wadesboro, N.C., sold his practice and retired to Pinehurst, N.C., where he will focus on golf rather than criminal defense, after thirty-four years in solo practice (Feb. 2018)

The Honorable James A. Beaty Jr., Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of N.C., retired from the court after having been a U.S. District Judge since November 1, 1994 and serving as chief judge of the court from 2006-2012. (Feb. 2018)

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1973

The Honorable Linda M. McGee, of Corolla, N.C., was recognized by the McDowell County Bar Association with the dedication of a plaque honoring five members of North Carolina’s appellate courts who are from McDowell County.  The event was part of the county’s 175th anniversary celebration. (Sep. 2018)

Dan M. Hartzog, of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP was selected for the 2018 North Carolina Super Lawyers in the areas of civil litigation and defense. (Jun. 2018)

James E. Delany, commissioner of the Big Ten Conference in Park Ridge, Ill., donated $1 Million to the University of North Carolina for scholarships. (Jun. 2018)

Richard L. Vanore, of Carruthers & Roth, P.A. in Greensboro, N.C., was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2018 for the practice areas of commercial litigation, medical malpractice law defendants, personal injury litigation defendants, and professional malpractice law defendants. In addition, Vanore was named to the 2018 North Carolina Super Lawyers list by North Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine for the practice area of personal injury defense: medical malpractice. (Jun. 2018)

William L. “Skip” Schwenn, of Warrensville, N.C., is the author of three memoirs published by Brighton Publishing (of Mesa, Arizona) between 2014 and 2017. Schwenn’s latest fiction manuscript is due to be released this year. (Jun. 2018)

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1972

Lacy H. Reaves, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was listed as a leading attorney by Chambers USA in the area of real estate: zoning/land use. Reaves was also recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers as a 2018 “Super Lawyer.” (Jun. 2018)

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

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1969

The Honorable Robert C. Hunter, of Marion, N.C., was recognized by the McDowell County Bar Association with the dedication of a plaque honoring five members of North Carolina’s appellate courts who are from McDowell County.  The event was part of the county’s 175th anniversary celebration. (Sep. 2018)

Dan M. Hartzog, former managing partner at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP in Raleigh, N.C., received the inaugural Dan Hartzog Core Value Award, which will be awarded annually to an individual in the firm who best exemplifies the firm's values of client service, reputation, and teamwork.
(Sep. 2018)

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

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1968

Samuel G. Thompson, of Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was honored with an award from the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys (NCADA) for his excellence in trial advocacy. (Aug. 2018)

George V. Hanna III, of Moore & Van Allen PLLC in Charlotte, N.C., was named to the North Carolina Lawyers Hall of Fame, a North Carolina Lawyers Weekly award. (Aug. 2018)

Samuel G. "Sammy" Thompson, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C.,was listed as a leading attorney by Chambers USA in the area of litigation: healthcare and medical malpractice. Thompson was recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers as a 2018 “Super Lawyer.”

(Jun. 2018)

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1967

J. Troy Smith Jr., a partner at Ward and Smith P.A., in New Bern, N.C., received the 2018 Craven Community College Foundation Community Fabric Award for Individual Leadership. Also, Super Lawyers named Smith a 2018 North Carolina "Super Lawyer."

 
(Jun. 2018)

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

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1959

The Honorable Henry E. Frye, of Greensboro, N.C., was named to the inaugural class of the North Carolina Lawyers Weekly’s Hall of Fame, which was created to recognize senior attorneys in North Carolina who have made a significant impact on the legal profession through their career accomplishments, contributions to the profession, contributions to the bar and the commonwealth, contributions to the development of the law and their efforts to increase access to justice. (Aug. 2018)

The Honorable Henry E. Frye , of Greensboro, N.C., had an overpass named in his honor in Ellerbee, N.C. The Richmond County bridge overlooks the land Frye was raised on. Frye was the first African-American elected to the state House of Representatives in the 20th century and the first African-American to serve on the North Carolina Supreme Court. Governor Roy Cooper ’82 was the keynote speaker at the ceremony. Frye also had a “Bridge Builder” scholarship named in his honor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. These scholarships honor individuals whose work, advocacy and personal example helped forge a more inclusive, unified and aspirational Carolina community. (Feb. 2018)

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1953

The Honorable Hubert E. Olive, Jr., of Thomasville, N.C., and his wife Catherine were named by the United Way of Davidson County as 2018 Benefactor Honorees. (Sep. 2018)

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