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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 and 2014 Chambers USA Guide in the area of real estate zoning and land use. Charles was named to the 2014 Super Lawyers Business Edition in the area of real estate law. (Nov. 2014)

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1959

Boyd B. Massagee Jr. of Hendersonville, N.C., was selected for induction into the North Carolina Bar Association's General Practice Hall of Fame. (May. 2014)

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 and 2015 for corporate law. He was also selected by Best Lawyers in America as Lawyer of the Year for 2014 in corporate law. (Aug. 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. He was also selected by Best Lawyers in America in 2015 for medical malpractice law- defendants and personal injury litigation- defendants. (Aug. 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)

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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)

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1963

Wade M. Smith, of Tharrington Smith in Raleigh, N.C., will be honored at University Day. (Sep. 2014)

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. He was recognized in the 2015 edition of Best Lawyers in America in the area of real estate law. (Aug. 2014)

M. Marshall Happer III of North Venice, Fla. was inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame. (May. 2014)

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)

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1964

Governor Hunt will be honored at University Day. (Sep. 2014)

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1965

Wade H. Hargrove of Brooks Pierce in Raleigh, N.C., was selected by Best Lawyers in America in 2015 for communications law, copyright law, corporate law, first amendment law, litigation - intellectual property, media law, and mergers and acquisitions law. (Aug. 2014)

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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

John Lee Jernigan, chairman 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 in 2013 and 2014 in the area of corporate/mergers and acquisitions law. John was selected by Best Lawyers in America in 2015 for banking and finance law, corporate law, financial services regulation law, mergers and acquisitions law, and securities/capital markets law. (Sep. 2014)

Tommy W. Jarrett of Goldsboro, N.C., was honored with the John B. McMillan Distinguished Service Award by the North Carolina State Bar, in recognition of his years of exemplary service to the legal profession. (May. 2014)

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)

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)

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1968

Samuel G. Thompson, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was selected by Best Lawyers in America in 2015 for medical malpractice law–defendants and personal injury litigation–defendants. Thompson also received Benchmark Litigation’s highest rating and was named a “2015 North Carolina State Litigation Star.” (Nov. 2014)

George V. Hanna III of Moore & Van Allen PLLC in Charlotte, N.C., was a recipient of the North Carolina Bar Association's 2014 Citizen Lawyer Award. (May. 2014)

Larry S. McDevitt of The Van Winkle Law Firm in Asheville, N.C., was named lead director and vice chairman of the board of the holding company for HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc., and vice chairman of the board of directors of HomeTrust Bank. (May. 2014)

The Honorable Howard E. Manning Jr. was honored with the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Police Benevolent Association's Excellence in Judicial Service Award. (May. 2014)

W. Louis Bissette Jr. of McGuire, Wood & Bissette PA was the recipient of the North Carolina Bar Association's Dr. I. Beverly Lake Public Service Award. (May. 2014)

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

Edwin "Jack" J. Walker, Jr. of Walker, Lambe, Rhudy, Costley & Gill, PLLC in Durham, N.C., was selected by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly as a 2014 Leaders in the Law honoree. (Aug. 2014)

The Honorable Sarah E. Parker, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina, was elected to the American Law Institute. (May. 2014)

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 and 2015 for medical malpractice law–defendants and personal injury litigation-defendants. He was also selected by Best Lawyers in America as Lawyer of the Year for 2014 in personal injury litigation - defendants. Williams was also selected as a 2014 North Carolina Super Lawyer for personal injury defense: medical malpractice. He was selected by Best Lawyers in America as Lawyer of the Year for 2015 in medical malpractice law-defendants. (Aug. 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)

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1972

Lacy H. Reaves, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., received the highest ranking (Band One) in the 2013 Chambers USA guide for real estate zoning and land use law. He was also named a star individual in the 2014 Chambers USA guide in the area of real estate zoning and land use law. Reaves was selected by Best Lawyers in America in 2015 for land use and zoning law and real estate law. (Sep. 2014)

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 and 2015 for trusts and estates law/litigation. (Aug. 2014)

Barbara R. Christy of Schell Bray, PLLC in Greensboro, N.C., was selected by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly as a 2014 Leaders in the Law honoree. (Aug. 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 was also 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.  He was named Best Lawyers' 2014 Raleigh Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants "Lawyer of the Year."  Dan was selected as an honoree for the 2014 Leaders in the Law list presented by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly, honoring legal professionals who excel in their profession and community involvement. He was also selected by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly as a 2014 Leaders in the Law honoree. (Aug. 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)

Stephen T. Smith of McMillan & Smith in 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., was 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 was also 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)

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1974

Ed C. Winslow III of Brooks Pierce in Greensboro, N.C., was recognized by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business in the areas of banking and finance. He was also selected by Best Lawyers in America in 2015 for banking and finance law, financial services regulation law, and litigation- banking and finance. He was also recognized in the 2014 edition of Super Lawyers Business Edition for banking law. (Nov. 2014)

Richard Y. Stevens, of counsel for Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by the North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research as one of the State's most influential registered lobbyists for the 2013-14 legislative session. Richard was ranked twentieth out of over 750 registered lobbyists in this year's rankings. (Sep. 2014)

Tom Berkau of Smithfield, N.C., received the 2014 Pro Bono Publico Alumni Award from UNC School of Law for his dedication to the North Carolina pro bono legal community. (May. 2014)

Bill Whalen of Pisgah Legal Services in Asheville, N.C., was awarded the 2014 Deborah Greenblatt Outstanding Legal Services Attorney Award. (May. 2014)

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

E. Garrett Walker of Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP  in Greensboro, N.C., was named to the 2014 Super Lawyers Business Edition in the area of real estate law. (Nov. 2014)

John A. Northen of Northen Blue LLP in Chapel Hill, N.C., was honored as the third recipient of the North Carolina Bar Association Bankruptcy Section's Lifetime Achievement Award. (May. 2014)

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.  Hankins was the recipient of the UNC School of Law 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award. (May. 2014)

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, was 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., was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 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)

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1976

Carl N. Patterson, Jr., managing partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was selected by Best Lawyers in America in 2015 for commercial litigation, litigation-mergers and acquisitions, and litigation-securities. He was also recognized in the 2013 and 2014 Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for litigation: general commercial law. Carl received Benchmark Litigation’s highest rating and was named a “2015 North Carolina State Litigation Star.” (Nov. 2014)

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. He was also recognized in the 2015 edition of Best Lawyers in America in the areas of corporate law, financial services regulation law, and banking and finance litigation. Poe was selected by Best Lawyers in America as Lawyer of the Year for 2015 in the area of banking and finance law. (Aug. 2014)

Robert Norris of Wishart Norris Henninger & Pittman in Charlotte, N.C., was named a 2014 Father of the Year by the Charlotte Father's Day Council. (Aug. 2014)

Carolyn McAllaster of Durham, N.C., was honored with the American Bar Association's Alexander D. Forger Award for Sustained Excellence in the Provision of HIV Legal Services and Advocacy. (May. 2014)

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)

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)

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1977

Richard Boyette of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP in Raleigh, N.C., had an award, the Richard T. Boyette Award for Outstanding Contributions to the National Foundation for Judicial Excellence, named after him. The award was designed to recognize individuals or corporations who demonstrate a commitment to excellence in judicial education, show exceptional creativity and dedication in program development, excel in fundraising activities on behalf of the National Foundation for Judicial Excellence and/or exemplify professionalism in promoting the case for a well-educated, independent judiciary. (Aug. 2014)

James M. Iseman, Jr. of Bell, Davis & Pitt, P.A. in Winston-Salem, N.C., was recognized in the 2015 edition of Best Lawyers in America in the areas of business organizations, tax law, and trusts and estates. (Aug. 2014)

Richard L. Robertson, of Charlotte, N.C., was named to the BB&T Board of Advisors. (May. 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.  She was the recipient of the UNC School of Law 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award. (May. 2014)

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)

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1978

Walter E. Brock, Jr. of Young Moore and Henderson, P.A. in Raleigh, N.C., was selected for inclusion to North Carolina Super Lawyers for 2014. He was also selected for inclusion in the 2014 Business North Carolina Legal Elite. Brock was selected by Best Lawyers in America in 2015 for insurance law. (Aug. 2014)

Sidney Powellfederal appellate practitioner, and former Assistant U.S. Attorney and Chief of Appellate Section for the Western and Northern Districts of Texas, has released her new book "Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice."  A gruesome suicide, a likely murder, a tragic plane crash, wrongful imprisonment, and gripping courtroom scenes draw readers into this compelling true story giving them a frightening perspective on justice and who should be accountable when evidence is withheld.  Licensed to Lie is the true story of the strong-arm, illegal, and unethical tactics used by headline-grabbing federal prosecutors in their narcissistic pursuit of power.  Published on May 1, 2014. The book reached No. 1 on Amazon's ethics/law and education/reference books list. (Jun. 2014)

Michael G. Winters of Raleigh, N.C., was a recipient of the North Carolina Bar Association's 2014 Citizen Lawyer Award. (May. 2014)

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.  He also acted as the lead attorney representing the Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education in an extended mediation against the Rowan County Board of Commissioners over inadequate school funding.  The parties entered into a settlement that will provide the school system with $40.5 million for new school facilities, plus another $1.5 million per year from sales tax revenues for each of the next six years, for a total settlement of $49.5 million. (Feb. 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)

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1979

R. Donavon Munford, Jr., a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was selected by Best Lawyers in America in 2015 for litigation-trusts and estates, litigation and controversy-tax, tax law, and trusts and estates. (Sep. 2014)

Jon Shoebotham of Thompson & Knight in Houston, Texas, was selected by Best Lawyers in America in 2015 for commercial litigation, litigation-environmental, and personal injury litigation-defendants. (Aug. 2014)

Marc Rudow of Roberts & Stevens Law Firm in Asheville, N.C., was selected by Best Lawyers in America in 2014 and 2015 for real estate law. He was also selected by Best Lawyers in America as Lawyer of the Year for 2015 in real estate law. (Aug. 2014)

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)

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, was 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)

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1980

Sheryl H. Williams of Roberts & Stevens Law Firm in Asheville, N.C., was selected by Best Lawyers in America in 2014 and 2015 for real estate law/litigation. She was also selected by Best Lawyers in America as Lawyer of the Year for 2014 in real estate law. (Aug. 2014)

S. Leigh "Bo" Rodenbough IV of Brooks Pierce in Greensboro, N.C., was selected by Best Lawyers in America in 2015 for commercial litigation and real estate law. (Aug. 2014)

Kevin P. Roddy, a shareholder at Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A. in Woodbridge, N.J., was honored by his peers with selection to the 2014 New Jersey Super Lawyers in the category of Business Litigation. (May. 2014)

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

David Neal Allen, of Hedrick Gardner in Charlotte, N.C., was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 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)

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)

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1981

Steven Sholk, a director at Gibbons P.C. in Newark, N.J., had an updated version of his article, "Commentary to Model Equity Compensation Plan Exempt From Section 409A," published in the September 4, 2014 issue of Bloomberg BNA Pension & Benefits Daily. Sholk was interviewed by Bloomberg BNA about the effect of Section 409A on his practice and its impact on nonqualified deferred compensation. (Nov. 2014)

M. Ann Anderson of Pilot Mountain, N.C., was honored with the 2014 North Carolina Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section's Peace Award. (May. 2014)

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)

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1982

Ed Turlington of Brooks Pierce in Raleigh, N.C., was selected by Best Lawyers in America in 2015 for commercial litigation, corporate law, and government relations practice. He was also recognized in the 2014 edition of Super Lawyers Business Edition for business/corporate law. (Nov. 2014)

E. Kent Auberry of Smith Moore Leatherwood in Greensboro, N.C., earned recognition in the 2013 and 2014 Chambers USA Guide in the area of corporate mergers and acquisitions. Kent was named to the 2014 Super Lawyers Business Edition in the area of business/corporate law. (Nov. 2014)

Amos U. Priester IV, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was selected by Best Lawyers in America in 2015 for bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law and litigation–bankruptcy. (Sep. 2014)

Timothy P. Lehan, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was selected by Best Lawyers in America in 2015 for medical malpractice law–defendants, personal injury litigation–defendants, and professional malpractice law–defendants. (Sep. 2014)

Jon A. Berkelhammer has joined Ellis & Winters LLP as a partner in the firm's Greensboro, N.C. office. He was selected by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly as a 2014 Leaders in the Law honoree.

(Aug. 2014)

William “Billy” Clarke of Roberts & Stevens Law Firm in Asheville, N.C., was selected by Best Lawyers in America in 2014 and 2015 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.  (Aug. 2014)

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)

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., was 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)

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

Mack Sperling of Brooks Pierce in Greensboro, N.C., was selected by Best Lawyers in America in 2015 for commercial litigation. Mack was also recognized in the 2014 edition of Super Lawyers Business Edition for business litigation. (Nov. 2014)

Vincent D. Childress, Jr. of Roberts & Stevens Law Firm in Asheville, N.C., was selected by Best Lawyers in America in 2014 and 2015 for corporate law and health care law. Childress was also selected as a 2014 North Carolina Super Lawyer in business/corporate law.  (Aug. 2014)

Robert C. Port of Gaslowitz Frankel LLC in Atlanta, is the editor of Georgia Business Litigation, a one-volume, comprehensive guide to common subject areas matters business litigators encounter, published by Daily Report Books, a division of American Law Media (ALM). (Jun. 2014)

Lawrence J. Myers of Smith Moore Leatherwood in Atlanta, was recognized in the 2014 Chambers USA Guide in the area of healthcare. (Jun. 2014)

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)

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)

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1984

Donald H. Tucker, Jr., a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was selected by Best Lawyers in America in 2015 for bet-the-company litigation, commercial litigation, and litigation-mergers and acquisitions. Donald also received Benchmark Litigation’s highest rating and was named a “2015 North Carolina State Litigation Star.” (Nov. 2014)

Marc D. Bishop of Brooks Pierce in Greensboro, N.C., was selected by Best Lawyers in America in 2015 for closely held companies and family businesses law, commercial finance law, commercial transactions/UCC law, corporate law, and mergers and acquisitions law. Marc was also recognized in the 2014 edition of Super Lawyers Business Edition for business/corporate law. (Nov. 2014)

William H. Moss, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was selected by Best Lawyers in America in 2015 for medical malpractice law–defendants. (Sep. 2014)

Robin J. Stinson, of Bell, Davis & Pitt, P.A. in Winston-Salem, N.C., was elected chairman of the board of directors at the Children's Law Center of Central North Carolina. She was recognized in the 2015 edition of Best Lawyers in America in the area of family law mediation. Stinson was selected by Best Lawyers in America as Lawyer of the Year for 2015 in the area of family law. (Aug. 2014)

Brent D. Barringer of Cary, N.C., was a recipient of the North Carolina Bar Association's 2014 Citizen Lawyer Award. (May. 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)

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1985

Mark A. Finkelsteinof Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was elected president-elect of the 10th Judicial District of North Carolina. Mark was named to the 2014 Super Lawyers Business Edition in the area of business litigation. (Nov. 2014)

Gregory Clement Butlera senior assistant district attorney in Johnston County, recently received a National Award In Recognition of Excellence in the Litigation of Capital Cases 2013-2014 from the Association of Government Attorneys in Capital Litigation. Butler, a 29 year career prosecutor, recently led a team of prosecutors who tried, convicted, and received the death sentence for the man who for 10 days tortured, abused, terrorized, and ultimately killed a 4 year old girl who had been left in his care. (Sep. 2014)

Christopher Blair Capel, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. He was also recognized in the 2013 and 2014 Chambers USA guide in the area of corporate/mergers and acquisitions law. Capel was selected by Best Lawyers in America in 2015 for biotechnology law, corporate law, mergers & acquisitions law, securities/capital markets law, securities regulation, and venture capital law. (Sep. 2014)

William W. Nelson, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was selected by Best Lawyers in America in 2015 for tax law. (Sep. 2014)

Steve Reinhard joined Ellis & Winters LLP in Raleigh, N.C. as a partner. (Aug. 2014)

Tom H. Johnson, Jr. of Nexsen Pruet in Raleigh, N.C., was chosen as an honoree for North Carolina Lawyers Weeklys' 2014 "Leaders in the Law" awards. (Aug. 2014)

The Honorable J. Matthew Martin of Asheville, N.C., received the American Bar Association's 2014 Criminal Justice Section's Livingston Hall Juvenile Justice Award and the 2014 National Conference of Specialized Court Judges' Franklin Flaschner Award as the nation's outstanding specialized court judge. (Jun. 2014)

Ramona Cunningham O'Bryant of Smith Moore Leatherwood in Greensboro, N.C., earned recognition in the 2013 and 2014 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. (Jun. 2014)

Patricia P. Shields of Hedrick Gardner in Charlotte, N.C., was selected by her peers for inclusion in the 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)

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)

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)

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1986

Christopher G. Browning, Jr. joined Troutman Sanders LLP's Raleigh, N.C. office. (Nov. 2014)

Merrill M. Mason, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C, was selected by Best Lawyers in America in 2015 for biotechnology law, securities/capital markets law, and venture capital law. (Sep. 2014)

Craig T. Lynch, a partner in Parker Poe’s Charlotte office, was named vice chairman of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.  He was also named president of the UNC Law Alumni Association.  Craig was elected as treasurer of the National Board of the Florida State University Alumni. (Jul. 2014)

Walter D. Fisher, Jr. was named managing partner of Troutman Sanders LLP's newly opened Charlotte, N.C. office. (May. 2014)

Alice Richey was named partner at Parker Poe in Charlotte, N.C. (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)

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1987

John W. Ormand was recognized in the  2014 edition of  Super Lawyers Business Edition for business litigation. (Nov. 2014)

C. Thomas Steele Jr. of Burlington, N.C., received the District Award of Merit from Alamance District, Old North State Council, Boy Scouts of America. Steele and Dorn Pittman partnered to form Pittman & Steele, PLLC. The firm focuses on formation and advising both large and small businesses, commercial and residential real estate transactions, and estate planning and administration. (Sep. 2014)

Stephanie Autry, co-chair of the land condemnation and eminent domain practice group at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog in Raleigh, N.C., was appointed to the Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference Advisory Board. The advisory board is part of the Property Rights Project at William and Mary Law School and oversees an annual conference that promotes and furthers the constitutional importance of property rights for individuals and businesses. (Sep. 2014)

Byron Barnes Kirkland, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized in the 2013 edition of Best Lawyers in America for mergers and acquisitions in Raleigh. He was also recognized in the 2013 and 2014 Chambers USA guide in the area of corporate/mergers and acquisitions Law. Byron was selected by Best Lawyers in America in 2015 for corporate law, mergers and acquisitions law, securities/capital markets law, and venture capital law. (Sep. 2014)

Keith Weddington, regulatory department chair and partner at Parker Poe in Charlotte, N.C., was selected by Best Lawyers in America as Lawyer of the Year for 2015 in litigation-labor and employment. This is the second time in three years that Weddington was named Lawyer of the Year for Charlotte. (Sep. 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)

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)

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1988

Garth Dunklin formed the law firm Bass, Dunklin, Little, McCullough & Smith, PLLC in Charlotte, N.C. with fellow UNC Law graduate Andrew McCullough. (Nov. 2014)

Allen Kinzer, a partner in the Columbus office of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, was included on the 2014 and 2015 Best Lawyers in America list in the areas of employment law management, labor law management, and labor and employment litigation. Kinzer was also included on the 2014 Ohio Super Lawyers List. He was also recognized in 2015 by Best Lawyers in America in the area of union labor law. (Sep. 2014)

Lester B. Bass of Jacksonville, Fla. was appointed to be a Fourth Judicial Circuit county court judge. (Sep. 2014)

The Honorable Mark Martin of the North Carolina Supreme Court was named by Governor McCrory to replace Chief Justice Sarah Parker. Judge Martin will face Brunswick County Superior Court Judge Ola Lewis in November for election to an eight-year term as chief justice. (Aug. 2014)

Arthur J. DeBaugh of Bell, Davis & Pitt, P.A. in Winston-Salem, N.C., met the requirements and was 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. He was recognized in the 2014 Chambers USA Guide in the area of intellectual property litigation. DeBaugh was selected by Best Lawyers in America as Lawyer of the Year for 2015 in copyright law. He was also recognized in the 2015 edition of Best Lawyers in America in the areas of intellectual property litigation and trademark law. (Aug. 2014)

Terrence J. Truax of Chicago was named managing partner of Jenner & Block LLP. (May. 2014)

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)

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)

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1989

Christopher Northrop , professor at the University of Maine,  received an award from the Maine Youth Transition Collaborative for his work with children aging out of state custody.  He was elected president of the Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.  Chris also continues to serve on the Advisory Board of the National Juvenile Defender Center and as president of the New England Juvenile Defender Center. (Jul. 2014)

Patrick E. Kelly, of Johnston Allison & Hord in Charlotte, N.C., was recognized in the 2014 edition of Chamber USA for his work in the labor and employment field. (May. 2014)

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

The Honorable Lucy Noble Inman was recognized at the Women of Justice awards event as a recipient of the public service award. (Oct. 2014)

Peter J. Marino, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C, was selected by Best Lawyers in America in 2015 for construction law and litigation–construction. (Sep. 2014)

Robert E. Duggins, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was selected by Best Lawyers in America in 2015 for corporate law and mergers and acquisitions law. (Sep. 2014)

The Honorable Barbara Jackson of the North Carolina Supreme Court received her Master of Judicial Studies from Duke University School of Law in May. Justice Jackson wrote her thesis about Judge William J. Gaston, who was a member of the North Carolina Supreme Court from 1833-1844. (Sep. 2014)

Marcus W. Trathen of Brooks Pierce in Raleigh, N.C., was selected by Best Lawyers in America in 2015 for first amendment law. (Aug. 2014)

Sharon R. Paxton of McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC in Harrisburg, Pa. was elected chair of the Tax Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. (Jun. 2014)

Deborah K. Ross, general counsel for Triangle Transit in Raleigh, N.C., was included in the Triangle Business Journal’s “50 to Watch in Business” as a legal professional expected to play an important role in shaping the community’s future.  She was also a recipient of the North Carolina Bar Association's 2014 Citizen Lawyer Award. (May. 2014)

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)

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)

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1991

Alexander L. Maultsby of Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was named to the 2014 Super Lawyers Business Edition in the area of employment and labor law. (Nov. 2014)

Ann W. McColl joined the law firm of Everett Gaskins Hancock as counsel. She joined Gerry Hancock and James Hash to comprise the education practice group at the firm. Ms. McColl was formerly general counsel of the North Carolina Association of Educators, legislative director of the North Carolina State Board of Education, and legal counsel to the North Carolina Association of School Administrators and North Carolina School Superintendents Association. She is an adjunct professor at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Education. (Oct. 2014)

Kerry Anne Shad, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized in the 2013 and 2014 Chambers USA guide in the area of labor and employment law. She was also selected by Best Lawyers in America in 2015 for employment law–management and litigation-labor & employment. (Sep. 2014)

Wanda C. Townsendof Johnston Allison & Hord in Charlotte, N.C., was recognized in the 2014 edition of Chamber USA for her work in the banking and finance field. She was also selected by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly as a 2014 Leaders in the Law honoree. (Aug. 2014)

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., was 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., was 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)

Sandra Woods Mitterling, of Ragsdale Liggett PLLC in Raleigh, N.C., was named to the Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers and was 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 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)

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)

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)

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1992

Beth Froehling, director of student life and pro bono opportunities at Campbell University School of Law in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized at the Women of Justice awards event as a recipient of the pro bono award. Beth also received a North Carolina Lawyers Weekly Women of Justice Award on November 13, 2014 at the Raleigh Marriott City Center. (Dec. 2014)

Beth Smoot co-founded the Green Chair Project, a Wake County furnishing assistance project, in 2010 and in recognition for that work was named as an Honorable Mention in the National Association of Realtors Good Neighbor Awards, winning a $2500 grant to support the charity. (Nov. 2014)

Scott A. Miskimon, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., has co-authored and edited the annual Cumulative Supplement to his legal treatise "North Carolina Contract Law" for the thirteenth year in a row. Scott was also selected by Best Lawyers in America in 2015 for commercial litigation and litigation–real estate. Scott received Benchmark Litigation’s highest rating and was named a “2015 North Carolina State Litigation Star.” (Nov. 2014)

Elizabeth "Libby" S. Brewington of Brooks Pierce in Greensboro, N.C., was selected by Best Lawyers in America in 2015 for corporate law. (Aug. 2014)

Martin H. Brinkley of Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized in the 2014 Chambers USA guide in the area of corporate/mergers and acquisitions law. (Jun. 2014)

J. Clark Reaves of Fayetteville, N.C., was appointed by Governor McCrory to serve as a District Court Judge in the 12th Judicial District. (Jun. 2014)

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

James Kerr II was named general counsel, chief compliance officer and executive vice president of Southern Company, a holding company based in Atlanta. (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)

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)

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1994

H. Arthur "Arty" Bolick II of Brooks Pierce in Greensboro, N.C., was selected by Best Lawyers in America in 2015 for construction law. Arty was also recognized in the 2014 edition of Super Lawyers Business Edition for construction litigation. (Nov. 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. He was also selected by Best Lawyers in America in 2015 for commercial litigation, insurance litigation, and medical malpractice law-defendants.    (Aug. 2014)

Wyatt S. Stevens of Roberts & Stevens Law Firm in Asheville, N.C., was selected by Best Lawyers in America in 2014 and 2015 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.  (Aug. 2014)

Katherine H. Davis of Huggins, Davis & Associates is a charter member of Lawyers Mutual's Eastern Carolina Community Board. (May. 2014)

Wes Strickland of Austin, Texas, was named a partner at Jackson Walker LLP's Environment and Legislative practice group. (Apr. 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)

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1995

John M. Cross, Jr. of Brooks Pierce in Greensboro, N.C., was selected by Best Lawyers in America in 2015 for corporate law. John was also recognized in the 2014 edition of Super Lawyers Business Edition for business/corporate law. (Nov. 2014)

Kearns Davis, of Brooks Pierce in Greensboro, N.C., was recognized by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for litigation in the areas of white collar crime and government investigations. He was also selected by Best Lawyers in America in 2015 for bet-the-company litigation, commercial litigation, and criminal defense:white-collar. Kearns was recognized in the 2015 edition of Benchmark Litigation, a guide to America's leading litigation firms and attorneys, in the area of white collar crime. He was also recognized in the 2014 edition of Super Lawyers Business Edition for criminal defense: white collar. (Nov. 2014)

Jacqueline D. Grant of Roberts & Stevens Law Firm in Asheville, N.C., was selected by Best Lawyers in America in 2014 and 2015 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.  She was elected as the president of the 28th Judicial District Bar for the 2014-2015 term.  Grant is the first African-American female and only the second African-American to hold this elected position.  She served the District as president-elect in 2013-2014 and vice-president in 2012-2013. (Aug. 2014)

Walt Tippett, Jr. of Brooks Pierce in Raleigh, N.C., was selected by Best Lawyers in America in 2015 for commercial litigation and construction law. (Aug. 2014)

Danny Glover Jr. of Teague & Glover, P.A. in Elizabeth City, N.C., is the 2014-15 president of the N.C. Advocates for Justice. (Jun. 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)

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1996

Charles F. Marshall III, a partner at Brooks Pierce in Raleigh, N.C., was selected by Best Lawyers in America in 2015 for commercial litigation and government relations practice. He was selected to speak at the Agio Cyber Security Incident Response Luncheon alongside FBI Special Agent Devon Ackerman and Agio CEO Bart McDonough. He will lead an in-depth discussion on cyber security for top business leaders in the Triad and the surrounding area. Marshall will share his experience on the legal implications of a cyber security incident, how to deal with an incident once it occurs and the process of putting together an effective response team. He was also recognized in the 2014 edition of Super Lawyers Business Edition for business litigation. (Nov. 2014)

Jennifer D. Scott, of Shipman & Wright, LLP in Wilmington, N.C., was recognized at the Women of Justice awards event as a recipient of the litigation practitioner award. (Oct. 2014)

John G. Kelsoa partner at The Van Winkle Law Firm in Asheville, N.C., was elected as a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. (Oct. 2014)

Jamison H. Hinkle, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was selected by Best Lawyers in America in 2015 for employee benefits law. (Sep. 2014)

Michael Lee Wilson of Johnston, Allison & Hord, P.A. in Charlotte, N.C., was selected by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly as a 2014 Leaders in the Law honoree. (Aug. 2014)

Reed N. Fountain, of Young Moore and Henderson, P.A. in 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. He was selected by Best Lawyers in America in 2015 for administrative/regulatory law. (Aug. 2014)

Paul A. Steffens is a partner in Troutman Sanders LLP's newly opened Charlotte office. (May. 2014)

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)

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)

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1997

Meredith Jo Alcoke joined  Ward and Smith, P.A.'s  New Bern, N.C. office. Meredith's  practice focuses primarily on environmental matters, with an emphasis on coastal development and regulation.  Prior to joining the firm, she served as an Assistant Attorney General with the North Carolina Department of Justice, practicing in the environmental division. (Nov. 2014)

Helene Ducros earned a Ph.D. in geography at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her dissertation is entitled The New Rural in “Les Plus Beaux Villages de France”: Heritage Preservation, Promotion and Valorization in the Post-Agricultural Village (committee chair: Dr. Stephen Birdsall). (Nov. 2014)

John W. Bowers, of Horack Talley in Charlotte, N.C., was appointed for Superior Court Judge in Mecklenburg County. Bowers will run as an incumbent in the November election for the same seat to which he was appointed. (Sep. 2014)

Tasha Pepper-Dickinson

, a shareholder of Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A., will open the firm's Palm Beach, Fla. office with another shareholder. Jones Foster has been in West Palm Beach for over 90 years and is opening its Palm Beach office to better serve clients and business colleagues who live on, work on, or are otherwise connected to the island.
(Sep. 2014)

W. Carleton Metcalf of The Van Winkle Law Firm in Asheville, N.C., was selected by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly as a 2014 Leaders in the Law honoree. (Aug. 2014)

Jon G. Nuckolls of The Graham Nuckolls Connor Law Firm in Greenville, N.C., is a charter member of Lawyers Mutual's Eastern Carolina Community Board. (May. 2014)

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)

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1998

Jonathan Heyl of Smith Moore Leatherwood in Charlotte, N.C., was named to the 2014 Super Lawyers Business Edition in the area of business litigation. (Nov. 2014)

Wayne K. Maiorano, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was selected by Best Lawyers in America in 2015 for construction law. (Sep. 2014)

The Honorable Esther E. Manheimer was elected in 2013 to serve as the mayor of the city of Asheville, N.C.  In addition to her public service duties, Esther is a partner at Van Winkle Law Firm in Asheville, N.C., focusing on commercial litigation specifically in the areas of real estate litigation and creditors' rights. She was also selected by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly as a 2014 Leaders in the Law honoree. (Aug. 2014)

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)

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)

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1999

Edward "Ward" B. Davis, of Bell, Davis & Pitt, P.A. in Charlotte, N.C., was recognized in the 2014 and 2015 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. Davis earned the coveted AV Preeminent Peer Review Ratings from the distinguished Martindale-Hubbell Rating Agency. The AV Preeminent rating is the highest achievement level awarded to attorneys by Martindale-Hubbell.   (Dec. 2014)

Deborah E. Sperati of Poyner Spruill LLP in Rocky Mount, N.C., was selected by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly as a 2014 Leaders in the Law honoree. She was also recognized at the Women of Justice awards event as a recipient of the litigation practitioner award. (Oct. 2014)

J. Mitchell Armbruster, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was selected by Best Lawyers in America in 2015 for commercial litigation. (Sep. 2014)

Bryan Giemza of Raleigh, N.C., is the new director of the Southern Historical Collection at the UNC Library. (Jul. 2014)

Christopher Jackson of Raleigh, N.C., and his firm, Wood Jackson PLLC, were recognized by the North Carolina Bar Association with the Smaller Law Firm Pro Bono Service Award. (May. 2014)

Suzanne Y. Kao joined the Washington office of Deloitte Tax LLP as the director of their U.S. export controls group. (May. 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)

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2000

David Smyth was named partner at Brooks Pierce in Raleigh, N.C. (Oct. 2014)

Dana E. Simpson, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by the North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research as one of the State's most influential registered lobbyists for the 2013-14 legislative session. Dana was ranked second out of over 750 registered lobbyists in this year’s rankings.  Dana co-chairs Smith Anderson’s Government Affairs practice, and in 2011-12 became the youngest lobbyist in the history of theNorth Carolina Center for Public Policy Research survey to take the top lobbyist ranking. He was also selected by Best Lawyers in America in 2015 for government relations practice. (Sep. 2014)

Alison Heller, author of "The Love Wars," released her second novel, "The Never Never Sisters," on June 3, 2014.  Read about her novels here. (Jun. 2014)

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)

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2001

Candice Wooten Brown of RAI Services Company in Winston-Salem, N.C., was selected by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly as a 2014 Leaders in the Law honoree. (Aug. 2014)

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)

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2002

Jennifer Simmons of Legal Aid of North Carolina in Raleigh, N.C., was selected by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly as a 2014 Leaders in the Law honoree. (Aug. 2014)

Bart Norman of Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized in the 2014 Chambers USA guide in the area of banking and finance law. (Jun. 2014)

Sabrina Presnell Rockoff was appointed as shareholder of McGuire Wood & Bissette PA in Asheville, N.C.  She was also named treasurer of the Federal Bar Association for the Western District of North Carolina in January 2014. (May. 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)

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2003

Alex Elkan of Brooks Pierce in Greensboro, N.C., was selected by Best Lawyers in America in 2015 for environmental law. (Aug. 2014)

Joseph Samuel Dowdy joined Kilpatrick Townsend's Raleigh, N.C., office as partner.  He is also a member of their complex business litigation team. (Jun. 2014)

Jocelyn Ferguson Donahue, of Jacksonville, Fla., was named director of the Center for Professional Development at Florida Coastal School of Law. (Jun. 2014)

Chad Stover joined Barnes & Thornburg LLP in Wilmington, Del., as a partner in the firm's intellectual property and litigation departments.  He was recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in 2014. (May. 2014)

Kathryn 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.  She was a recipient of the North Carolina Bar Association's 2014 Citizen Lawyer Award. (May. 2014)

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., was named a partner at 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)

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)

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)

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)

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2004

Phillip B. Kennedy rejoined the Raleigh office of Williams Mullen as a partner in the business and corporate section. (Nov. 2014)

Andrew McCullough  formed the law firm  Bass, Dunklin, Little, McCullough & Smith, PLLC in Charlotte, N.C. with fellow UNC Law graduate Garth Dunklin. (Nov. 2014)

Kerry Traynum joined Alexander Ricks PLLC in Charlotte, N.C. (Oct. 2014)

Ashley Tupper Davis of Henrico, Va. joined Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen's Richmond office as the research and writing attorney. (Jun. 2014)

Paul J. Foley was named partner at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP in Winston-Salem, N.C. (May. 2014)

Jon S. Player, of Hedrick Gardner in Charlotte, N.C., was selected by his peers for inclusion on the 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., was selected by her peers for inclusion on the 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., was 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)

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)

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

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2005

Jon Goldberg was named partner in Troutman Sanders LLP's newly opened Charlotte office. (Jul. 2014)

Kim Y. Crouch of Cary, N.C., was named chair of the Governmental Relations Section of the National Association of Bar Executives. (May. 2014)

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)

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2006

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. She received the Girl Scouts Honor Pin from the Girl Scouts of South Carolina – Mountains to Midlands council because of her outstanding work on the council’s nominating and board development committees in which she has led fundraising initiatives and approached donors for gifts to support the work of the Girl Scouts. (Nov. 2014)

Monica E. Webb, of McGuireWoods LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized at the Women of Justice awards event as a recipient of the litigation practitioner award. (Oct. 2014)

Liz Willoughby of Nashville, Tenn., accepted a position as in-house counsel for Community Health Systems in their operations division. (Jun. 2014)

Joe Hellrung accepted a position on NCR Corp's business counsel in Atlanta. (Jun. 2014)

Daniel A. Merlin, of Johnston Allison & Hord in Charlotte, N.C., was recognized in the 2014 edition of Chamber USA for his work in the banking, finance, and real estate fields. (May. 2014)

Trevor P. Schmidt, of Durham, N.C., and his firm, Wood Jackson PLLC, were recognized by the North Carolina Bar Association with the Smaller Law Firm Pro Bono Service Award. (May. 2014)

Sarah Zambon of Hendersonville, N.C., was a recipient of the North Carolina Bar Association's 2014 Citizen Lawyer Award. (May. 2014)

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.  He was named a shareholder of Babst Calland in January 2014. (May. 2014)

Dan M. Hartzog Jr. was 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)

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.  She was also the recipient of the 2014 William L. Thorp Award, awarded to the Pro Bono Attorney of the Year. (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)

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2007

Emilie A. Hendee, an associate in the labor and employment group at Jones Day in New York, N.Y., was the recipient of Lawyers Alliance for New York’s 2014 Cornerstone Award honoring outstanding pro bono legal services to nonprofits. (Nov. 2014)

Penelope Hefner, of Sodoma Law in Charlotte, N.C., was recognized at the Women of Justice awards event as a recipient of the litigation practitioner award. (Oct. 2014)

Charles Lusk, founder and CEO of Onsite Dental Solutions, was named as one of Houston Business Journal's 40 Under 40.  The winners represent the best and brightest young professionals in Houston. (Oct. 2014)

David Connerley Nahm had his first novel, "Ancient Oceans of Central Kentucky," published in August by Two Dollar Radio. The novel has been reviewed by NPR, Publisher's Weekly, Library Journal, Fiction Advocate and the Minneapolis Star Tribune. (Aug. 2014)

Major Ashden Fein, General Counsel for the U.S. Army, was the lead prosecutor for the Army court-martial of Private Bradley Manning. (May. 2014)

Eric A. 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.  He participated in a High Climbers Career and Leadership Summit organized and hosted by members of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Leadership Raleigh program. (May. 2014)

Lindsey N. Roberson, assistant district attorney of New Hanover County in Wilmington, N.C., was the recipient of the UNC School of Law 2014 Outstanding Recent Graduate Award. (May. 2014)

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 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)

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2008

Frederick R. Zufelt joined Private Diagnostic Clinic, PLLC at Duke University Medical Center. (Nov. 2014)

Ruby L. Powers, founding attorney of The Law Office of Ruby L. Powers in Houston, became Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Immigration and Nationality Law.  She was also named a "Rising Star" by Texas Super Lawyers.  Ruby was named as one of Houston Business Journal's 40 Under 40.  The winners represent the best and brightest young professionals in Houston. (Oct. 2014)

Eric M. David was named partner at Brooks Pierce in Raleigh, N.C. (Oct. 2014)

Matt Liles joined the North Carolina Department of Justice in Raleigh, N.C., as assistant attorney general, consumer protection division.  He and his wife, Nan Futrell Liles '10, are proud to announce the birth of their son Emmett Lewis Liles born on July 15, 2014. (Jul. 2014)

Carolyn Pratt joined Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog's Raleigh office as an associate attorney specializing in employment law, education law and municipalities and public entities. (Jun. 2014)

Melissa Pulliam of Atlanta joined Coca-Cola as a distribution center manager. (Jun. 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

Angela Liu, an associate with Dechert, LLP in Chicago,  was on the legal team that was instrumental in the decision that put a hold on the Wisconsin and Texas voter ID law. Angela put over 700 pro bono hours into the case. (Oct. 2014)

Jason A. Miller joined classmate Jeffrey R. Monroe to form the law firm of Miller & Monroe, PLLC, a civil litigation firm that handles commercial litigation, construction litigation, and other general civil litigation matters, in Raleigh, N.C.  He was recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers as a "Rising Star" in business and construction litigation and named to Business North Carolina Magazine's "Legal Elite." (Jun. 2014)

Jeffrey R. Monroe joined classmate Jason A. Miller to form the law firm of Miller & Monroe, PLLC, a civil litigation firm that handles commercial litigation, construction litigation, and other general civil litigation matters, in Raleigh, N.C. (Jun. 2014)

Jeff Jackson, of Charlotte, N.C., was elected to represent Mecklenburg County as senator for NC District 37. (May. 2014)

Starling B. Underwood, III, of McGuire, Wood & Bissette in Asheville, N.C., was named to the 2014 North Carolina Rising Stars list released annually by Super Lawyers rating service. (Feb. 2014)

Adam T. Duke, of Bell, Davis, and Pitt in Winston-Salem, N.C., was 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)

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2010

Adam J. Tan joined Essex Richards in Charlotte, N.C. His practice centers on business and corporate matters, estate planning and administration, veterans benefits, and general civil litigation matters. Tan continues to serve as a JAG officer, part-time, with the 145th Airlift Wing, North Carolina Air National Guard in Charlotte, N.C. (Oct. 2014)

Win Bassett is in his final year in an M.A. program for religion and literature at Yale Divinity School. His nonfiction has been published in The Atlantic, the Paris Review Daily , the Los Angeles Review of Books , and Guernica . His fiction and poetry have been published or are forthcoming in T he Southern Poetry Anthology, Image, PANK, and P ea River Journal . He is a former assistant district attorney and serves on the PEN Prison Writing Program Fiction Committee. Win is the legal advisor for Asymptote , managing editor of Yale's Letters , and community manager for Bull City Press , and was a literature scholar at the 2014 Virginia Quarterly Review Writers' Conference. (Sep. 2014)

Nan Futrell and her husband, Matt Liles '08, are proud to announce the birth of their son Emmett Lewis Liles born on July 15, 2014. (Jul. 2014)

Seema Kakad Jain of Washington joined the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission as an attorney-advisor in the Office of Enforcement, Division of Investigations. (Jun. 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)

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2011

Brett Thompson joined the Raleigh-based law firm of Smith Debnam Narron Drake Saintsing & Myers, LLP where he will focus on all matters related to elder law, including estate planning, probate litigation, Medicaid planning, guardianship, and VA benefits. (Oct. 2014)

Mason Freeman joined Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP in Raleigh, N.C. as a litigation associate. (Jun. 2014)

John T. Kivus, of Durham, N.C., and his firm, Wood Jackson PLLC, were recognized by the North Carolina Bar Association with the Smaller Law Firm Pro Bono Service Award. (May. 2014)

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)

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2012

Phil Feagan joined Schwartz & Shaw, PLLC in Raleigh, N.C. as an associate attorney, focused on education law.  He previously worked for the Duke University Health System and U.S. Rep. David Price. (Aug. 2014)

Orla O'Hannaidh of Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice received the Intellectual Property Law Section's 2013-14 Pro Bono Award. (May. 2014)

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)

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2013

Bryan Norris joined Wishart Norris Henninger & Pittman, P.A. as an associate in their Charlotte office. (Jun. 2014)

Charles Hiser accepted a position with the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Va., as a trademark examining attorney. (Jun. 2014)

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)

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)

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)

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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2014

Elizabeth Troutman joined Brooks Pierce's Greensboro, N.C. office.  Her practice will focus on education, environmental, and health care law. (Dec. 2014)

Minisha B. Patel joined Isaacson Isaacson Sheridan Fountain & Leftwich, LLP in Greensboro, N.C. Her practice will focus on commercial real estate closings.
(Oct. 2014)

Demitra Sourlis joined the law firm of Bell, Davis & Pitt, PA. Based primarily in the firm’s Charlotte, N.C. office, Sourlis concentrates her practice in business litigation, including construction defect litigation, trade secret litigation, unfair trade practices, professional malpractice and banking litigation. (Oct. 2014)

Virginia Wooten joined Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog's Charlotte, N.C. office as an associate attorney. She will join the firm's general liability practice group with an emphasis on municipalities and public entities. (Sep. 2014)

Amanda Sherin joined Poyner Spruill LLP’s business law and financial services practice groups in their Raleigh, N.C. office. Her practice is focused on representing financial institutions in all manners of finance transactions. Amanda worked as a summer clerk for Poyner Spruill LLP in 2013. (Sep. 2014)

J.M. Durnovich joined Poyner Spruill LLP's litigation section in their Charlotte, N.C. office. His practice focuses primarily on professional liability defense, business, financial services, and construction litigation.  While in law school, J.M. worked as a summer clerk for several law firms, including Poyner Spruill. (Sep. 2014)

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