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2017

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

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

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

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

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

Daniel L. Colston joined Brooks Pierce in Raleigh, N.C., as an associate.  His practice will focus on intellectual property and corporate law, with an emphasis on working with startups.   (Oct. 2017)

Jessica L. Green accepted a position at Smith Moore Leatherwood in Raleigh, N.C.  (Oct. 2017)

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2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Joshua A. Yost joined Brooks Pierce in Raleigh, N.C., as an associate.  His practice will focus on litigation. (Oct. 2017)

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2015

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

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

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

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

Kelly M. Pelletier, of Baker Newman Noyes in Windham, Maine, was promoted to senior in the tax practice. 
(Oct. 2017)

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

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2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jessica L. Thompson accepted a position with the Cause of Action Institute in Washington, D.C.  (Sep. 2017)

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

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2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2011

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sean F. Doyle, of Oritz & Schick in Raleigh, N.C., was named partner.  (Sep. 2017)

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

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

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2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2009

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jonathan V. Rountree of Apex, N.C., founded Jon Rountree Law Firm, PLLC in Apex, N.C. (Sep. 2017)

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

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2008

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

(Jun. 2018)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ruby L. Powers, of Powers Law Group in Houston, received the American Immigration Lawyers Association 2017 Advocacy Award for her advocacy for immigrants' rights. 
(Oct. 2017)

Eric M. David, a partner at Brooks Pierce LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018 for Commercial Litigation and Litigation – Intellectual Property. (Sep. 2017)

Rebekah Grafton, of Fay and Grafton in Raleigh, N.C., was named as a "2017 Leaders in the Law" by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly.   (Sep. 2017)

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

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2007

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

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

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

(Jun. 2018)

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

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

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

Adam P. Tarleton, a partner at Brooks Pierce LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018 for Trusts and Estates.  (Sep. 2017)

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

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

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

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

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2006

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

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

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

" (Jun. 2018)

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

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

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

Dan M. Hartzog Jr., a partner at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018 for Municipal Law.
(Oct. 2017)

John D. Hurst, of Morgantown, W. va., was appointed as a new member attorney at Motley Rice LLC.  (Oct. 2017)

Melody J. Jolly, a partner at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was appointed the Vice Chair of the Professional Liability Committee of DRI.  (Oct. 2017)

Melody J. Jolly, a partner at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018 for Professional Malpractice Law. (Oct. 2017)

Dan M. Hartzog, Jr., a partner at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018 for Bet-the-Company Litigation -- Commercial Litigation -- Litigation -- Labor and Employment -- Litigation – Municipal -- Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants. (Sep. 2017)

Melody J. Jolly, a partner at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018 for Professional Malpractice Law.  (Sep. 2017)

Cybil J. Abrao, of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP. in Charlotte, N.C., was named as a "2017 Leaders in the Law" by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly. (Sep. 2017)

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

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2005

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

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

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

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

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

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

Adrienne E. Allison was selected as the Director of Title IX Compliance in the Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.   (Oct. 2017)

Brian C. Fork , a partner at Brooks Pierce LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018 for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation - Bankruptcy. (Sep. 2017)

Brian C. Fork, a partner at Brooks Pierce Law Firm LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was featured in the 2017 edition of Benchmark Litigation's "Under 40 Hot List" as an industry leader.  (Sep. 2017)

Kevin W. Chapman of Colfax Corporation in Charlotte, N.C., was named the "2017 Outstanding Corporate Counsel for a medium-sized legal department" by Charlotte Business Journal.  (Aug. 2017)

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

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2004

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

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

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

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

C. Allen York, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018 for Real Estate Law. (Oct. 2017)

Michael E. Slipsky, a partner at Poyner Spruill LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was appointed to serve on the firm's management committee.  (Oct. 2017)

Chad D. Hansen, of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP in Winston-Salem, N.C., was named partner.  (Sep. 2017)

Matthew G. Martin of Duke Energy Corporation in Raleigh, N.C., was nominated to serve as United States Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina by President Donald J. Trump. (Sep. 2017)

Barret C. Mallos, a partner at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP., in Charlotte, N.C.,was named as a "2017 Leaders in the Law" by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly. (Sep. 2017)

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2003

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

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

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

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

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

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

Alexander Elkan, a partner at Brooks Pierce LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018 for Environmental Law. (Sep. 2017)

Kate Deiter-Maradei, of Deiter Mediation in Raleigh, N.C., was named as a "2017 Leaders in the Law" by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly.   (Sep. 2017)

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

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

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2002

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

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

  (Jun. 2018)

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

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

Christopher R. Kiger, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018 for Product Liability Litigation – Defendants. (Oct. 2017)

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2001

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

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

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

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

Christian W. Hancock, a partner at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP. in Charlotte, N.C., was named as a "2017 Leaders in the Law" by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly.   (Sep. 2017)

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2000

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

Dana E. Simpson, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018 for Government Relations Practice.  (Oct. 2017)

Matthew D. Rhoad , a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018 for Real Estate Law.  (Oct. 2017)

David D. Smyth III, a partner at Brooks Pierce LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018 for Securities Regulation (Sep. 2017)

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1999

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

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

J. Mitch Armbruster, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018 for Commercial Litigation. (Oct. 2017)

Jami Jackson Farris, a partner at Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP. in Charlotte, N.C., was named as a "2017 Leaders in the Law" by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly. (Sep. 2017)

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1998

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kimberly Q. Swintosky, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized in the inaugural North Carolina Private Wealth Law Chapter of the 2017 Chambers and Partners: High Net Worth.   (Oct. 2017)

Kimberly Quarles Swintosky, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018 for Tax Law. (Oct. 2017)

Wayne K. Maiorano, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018 for Construction Law, Litigation – Construction. (Oct. 2017)

Jonathan P. Heyl, a partner at Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP in Charlotte, N.C., was named Best Lawyers 2018 "Antitrust Lawyer of the Year."  (Sep. 2017)

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

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

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1997

Tasha P. Dickinson, a Board Member and Shareholder of Jones Foster & Stubbs, P.A. in West Palm Beach, Fla. was admitted to practice in New York.
(Sep. 2017)

Christopher C. Herbst, general counsel at CA Technologies in Raleigh, N.C., was a recipient of the 2017 First Chair Award in the Top Assistant General Counsel category.  (Sep. 2017)

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

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1996

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

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

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

Stephen W. Petersen, a partner at Smith Moore Leatherwood in Raleigh, N.C., was honored by the Wake County Bar Association and the 10th Judicial Bar with the "Spotlight on Professionalism" award.  (Oct. 2017)

Charles F. Marshall III, a partner at Brooks Pierce LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018 for Commercial Litigation and Government Relations Practice.  (Sep. 2017)

John C. Nipp, of Additon Higgins & Pendleton PA in Charlotte, N.C., was named to the Business North Carolina's Legal Elite Hall of Fame for receiving the most votes in the category of intellectual property in a state-wide survey of attorneys, as featured in the December 2016 issue of Business North Carolina Magazine.  (Sep. 2017)

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1995

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

(Jun. 2018)

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

(Jun. 2018)

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

(Jun. 2018)

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

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

Kearns Davis, a partner at Brooks Pierce LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was named as a Fellow to the American College of Trial Lawyers.  (Oct. 2017)

Walter L. Tippett Jr., a partner at Brooks Pierce LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018 for Commercial Litigation and Construction Law.  (Sep. 2017)

John M. Cross Jr., a partner at Brooks Pierce LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018 for Business Organizations, Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Corporate Law, and Mergers and Acquisitions Law. (Sep. 2017)

T. Jonathan Adams , of Hamilton Stephens Steele + Martin, PLLC. in Charlotte, N.C., was named as a "2017 Leaders in the Law" by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly. (Sep. 2017)

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1994

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

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

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

(Jun. 2018)

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

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

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

H. Arthur "Arty" Bolick II, a p artner at Brooks Pierce LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018 for Construction Law. (Sep. 2017)

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

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1993

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

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

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

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1992

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

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

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

Scott A. Miskimon , a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018 for Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Real Estate.  (Oct. 2017)

Scott A. Miskimon, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was named one of 2018 Benchmark Litigation's "Litigation Stars."  (Oct. 2017)

W. Scott Fuller , a partner at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018 for workers' compensation Law – employers. (Oct. 2017)

Elizabeth S. "Libby" Brewington, a partner at Brooks Pierce LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018 for Corporate Law. (Sep. 2017)

W. Scott Fuller, a partner at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018 for workers' compensation Law – employers. (Sep. 2017)

R. Andrew Murray, District Attorney of Mecklenburg County in Charlotte, N.C., was nominated to serve as United States Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina by President Donald J. Trump. (Sep. 2017)

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

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

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

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1991

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

(Jun. 2018)

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

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

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

Kerry A. Shad, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018 for Employment Law – Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment.  (Oct. 2017)

George B. Autry, a partner at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018 for eminent domain and condemnation law.  (Sep. 2017)

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

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

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1990

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

(Jun. 2018)

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

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

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

Deborah K. Ross, of Smith Moore Leatherwood in Raleigh, N.C., was named a 2017 Fall Fellow for the University of North Carolina Institute of Politics.  (Oct. 2017)

Peter J. Marino, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018 for Construction Law, Litigation - Construction.  (Oct. 2017)

R. Andrew Patty II, of McGlinchey Stafford in Baton Rouge, La., was recognized by IP Stars' Managing Intellectual Property as a "Patent Star" and "Trademark Star."     (Oct. 2017)

Robert E. Duggins, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018 for Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law. (Oct. 2017)

Marcus W. Trathen of Brooks Pierce LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018 for First Amendment Law. (Sep. 2017)

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1989

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

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

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1988

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

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

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

Allen S. Kinzer, partner at Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP in Columbus, Ohio, was named "Best Lawyer" for employment law management, labor law management, and labor and employment litigation by 2018 Best Lawyers in America. (Sep. 2017)

Mark E. Anderson , a partner at McGuireWoods in Raleigh, N.C., was named as a "2017 Leaders in the Law" by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly. (Sep. 2017)

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1987

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

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

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

(Jun. 2018)

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

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

Byron B. Kirkland, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018 for named "Lawyer of the Year" for Mergers and Acquisitions Law. (Oct. 2017)

Stephanie H. Autry, a partner at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018 for eminent domain and condemnation law. (Oct. 2017)

Valerie G. Campbell, of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP in New York was promoted to partner.  (Oct. 2017)

Robert E. Thackston, a partner at Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP in Dallas, was elected chairman of the firm's executive committee. (Aug. 2017)

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1986

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

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

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

Gail D. Hunter is in her fourth season as Vice President of Public Affairs and Event Management for the Golden State Warriors. (Oct. 2017)

Merrill M. Mason , a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018  for Real Estate Law. (Oct. 2017)

Elizabeth Scott, a partner at Williams Mullen in Raleigh, N.C., was named as a "2017 Leaders in the Law" by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly. (Sep. 2017)

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1985

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

C.D. Taylor Pace, a partner at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018 for Workers' Compensation Law – Employers. (Oct. 2017)

Christopher B. Capel, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018 for Commercial Litigation. Biotechnology Law, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation, Venture Capital Law. (Oct. 2017)

William W. Nelson , a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018 for Tax Law. (Oct. 2017)

C.D. Taylor Pace , a partner at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018 for Workers' Compensation Law – Employers. (Sep. 2017)

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1984

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

Donald H. Tucker Jr. , a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018 for Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Mergers and Acquisitions. (Oct. 2017)

Donald H. Tucker Jr., a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was named one of 2018 Benchmark Litigation's "Litigation Stars." (Oct. 2017)

William H. Moss, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018  for Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants. (Oct. 2017)

Marc D. Bishop, a partner at Brooks Pierce LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018 for Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Commercial Finance Law, Commercial Transactions/UCC Law, Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law. (Sep. 2017)

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1983

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

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

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

Mack Sperling, a partner at Brooks Pierce LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018 for Commercial Litigation.  (Sep. 2017)

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1982

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

Amos U. Priestera IV , partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018 for IV Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy. (Oct. 2017)

Timothy P. Lehan, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018 for Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants. (Oct. 2017)

Ed Turlington, a partner at Brooks Pierce LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018 for Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law and Government Relations Practice. (Sep. 2017)

Debra L. Foster, of Foster Royal, P.A. in Charlotte, N.C., was named North Carolina Business Magazine "Top Estate Planning Attorney" in North Carolina was named Best Lawyers "top estate planning attorney" and "top estate planning firm" (Sep. 2017)

E. Kent Auberry, a partner at Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was named Best Lawyers 2018 "Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year." (Sep. 2017)

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

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1981

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

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

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

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

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

Susan H. Hargrove, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018 for Commercial Litigation. (Oct. 2017)

Jerome F. Buting, a shareholder of Buting, Williams & Stilling, S.C. in Brookfield, Wis., was the 2017 recipient of the Champion of Justice Legal Award from the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. (Sep. 2017)

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1980

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

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

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

 S. Leigh "Bo" Rodenbough IV of Brooks Pierce LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018 for Commercial Litigation and Real Estate Law. (Sep. 2017)

Theodore T. Myre Jr., a partner at Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP in Louisville, Ky., was recognized by Best Lawyers in America for his work in health care law and tax law.  (Sep. 2017)

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

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

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1979

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

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

R. Donavan Munford Jr., a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized in the inaugural North Carolina Private Wealth Law Chapter of the 2017 Chambers and Partners: High Net Worth.  (Oct. 2017)

R. Donavon Munford Jr., a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Best Lawyers in America for 2018 named "Lawyer of the Year" for Litigation – Trusts and Estates. (Oct. 2017)

The Honorable Henry E. Frye of Greensboro, N.C., was honored by the Supreme Court of North Carolina in a ceremony celebrating African-American justices who have served on the state's highest court. (Sep. 2017)

The Honorable Patricia Timmons-Goodson of Fayetteville, N.C. was honored by the Supreme Court of North Carolina in a ceremony celebrating African-American justices who have served on the state's highest court. (Sep. 2017)

Elwood Becton, of The Becton Law Group, PLLC. in Raleigh, N.C., was named as a "2017 Leaders in the Law" by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly. (Sep. 2017)

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

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

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

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1978

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

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

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

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1977

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

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

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

Richard T. Boyette, a partner at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018 for Mediation.  (Oct. 2017)

Gary S. Parsons of Brooks Pierce LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018 for Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants, and Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants. (Sep. 2017)

Richard T. Boyette, a partner at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018 for Mediation. (Sep. 2017)

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

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

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1976

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

(Jun. 2018)

Carl N. Patterson Jr., a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018 for Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions, Litigation – Securities. (Oct. 2017)

Carl N. Patterson Jr., a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was named one of 2018 Benchmark Litigation's "Litigation Stars." (Oct. 2017)

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1975

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

J. Anderson “Andy” Little, of Mediation, Inc. in Chapel Hill, N.C., was named as a "2017 Leaders in the Law" by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly.    (Sep. 2017)

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1974

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

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

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

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

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

Edward C. Winslow III, a partner at Brooks Pierce LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018 for Banking and Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law and Litigation – Banking and Finance. (Sep. 2017)

Stuart T. Williams, Vice President and Shareholder at Henson & Efron PA in Minneapolis, Minn., was recognized in Best Lawyers in America for his work in commercial litigation.  (Sep. 2017)

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1973

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

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

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

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

Dan M. Hartzog , a partner at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018 for Bet-the-Company Litigation -- Commercial Litigation – Litigation – Labor and Employment – Litigation – Municipal – Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants.  (Oct. 2017)

Dan M. Hartzog, of counsel at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named Best Lawyers 2018 Bet-the-Company Litigation “Lawyer of the Year” for Raleigh.  (Aug. 2017)

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1972

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

Lacy H. Reaves , a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018 for Land Use and Zoning Law, Real Estate Law. (Oct. 2017)

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

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1971

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

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1969

Paul L. Cranfill, a partner at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018 for workers' compensation Law – employers.
(Oct. 2017)

Paul L. Cranfill, a partner at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018 for workers' compensation Law – employers. (Sep. 2017)

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

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1968

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

(Jun. 2018)

Samuel G. Thompson, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was named one of 2018 Benchmark Litigation's "Litigation Stars." (Oct. 2017)

Samuel G. Thompson, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018 for Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants. (Oct. 2017)

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1967

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

 
(Jun. 2018)

John L. Jernigan, a Chairman at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018 for Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law. (Oct. 2017)

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

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1965

Wade H. Hargrove Jr. , a partner at Brooks Pierce LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018 for Communications Law, Copyright Law, Corporate Law, First Amendment Law, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Media Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law. (Sep. 2017)

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1963

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

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1959

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

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