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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)

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

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2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2013

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

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

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

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

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2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Anne S. Salter joined Pisgah Legal Services in Asheville, N.C. (Nov. 2016)

Elizabeth Dannelly Morgan was promoted to the position of director of principal and major gifts at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. (Nov. 2016)

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2011

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Katie O. Berkey, attorney and land planner at Pavese Law Firm in Fort Myers, Fla., was honored by the Lee County Bar Association at its Pro Bono Awards Luncheon as an exceptional representative of the legal profession while making a positive impact by providing free legal services to those in need. (Nov. 2016)

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2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2009

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)

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

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

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

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

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

Cara Anne Gardner accepted a position with the U.S. Attorney's Office in Washington, D.C. as an assistant U.S. attorney. Additionally, the non-profit she co-founded, Amara Legal Center that provides free legal services to survivors of sex trafficking, was able to expand and hire two additional attorneys. (Nov. 2016)

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2008

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2007

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kate M. Bell, previously a lobbyist for marijuana policy issues, joined the Marijuana Policy Project in Washington, as legislative counsel. (Nov. 2016)

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2006

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)

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

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

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

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

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

(Jan. 2017)

Tinu Diver, director of compliance at North Carolina State University, was appointed to the board of directors of Communities in Schools of Wake County, a local affiliate of Communities in Schools, the nation's largest dropout prevention organization. (Nov. 2016)

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2005

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)

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

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

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

David W. Green joined Brooks Pierce Law Firm in Raleigh, N.C., as of counsel. His practice will focus on real estate and general corporate law. (Dec. 2016)

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2004

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)

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

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

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

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2003

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Feb. 2017)

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

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

The Honorable Michael Charles Surles was elected as district court judge in Jacksonville, N.C. for the 4th judicial district. (Nov. 2016)

Katie Rose Guest Pryal, writer and consultant in Chapel Hill, N.C., had her article “Barring Felons from Voting Sounds Tough on Crime, but It’s Quietly Destroying American Communities” published by Quartz digital news outlet. (Nov. 2016)

Asaf Batelman, of Arlington, Va., joined Cantor Colburn LLP as an associate. (Nov. 2016)

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2002

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Derek W. Black, professor of law at the University of South Carolina School of Law, in Columbia, S.C., published his book “Ending Zero Tolerance: The Crisis of Absolute School Discipline” (NYU Press, 2016). (Nov. 2016)

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2001

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

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)

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

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

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

Stephanie E. Lewis, office managing principal at Jackson Lewis P.C. in Greenville, S.C., was recognized by Greenville Online's "25 Most Beautiful". The award honors women who have made the Greenville community more beautiful by living beautiful lives. Lewis was recognized for exceptional pro bono work and her dedication to the Rotary Club of Greenville where she presides as president. (Nov. 2016)

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1999

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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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)

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

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

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

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

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1996

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)

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

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

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

Michelle L. Frazier joined Smith Moore Leatherwood’s Raleigh, N.C. office. With 20 years of legal experience, Frazier will continue her practice of representing clients before the state’s legislative and executive branches.
(Oct. 2016)

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1995

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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1994

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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1993

Perry "Rip" Warren, was elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to represent House District 31, which includes his home town of Newtown, where he served on Borough Council for seven years. (Dec. 2016)

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1992

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)

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

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

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

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

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

Constance Apostolou Anastopoulo, associate professor at Charleston School of Law in Charleston, S.C., accepted a publication offer from Indiana Law Review for her latest article entitled "A New Twist on Remedies: Judicial Assignment of Bad Faith Claims." (Nov. 2016)

David Wesley Spence, president of Good Space Inc., celebrated 20 years as owner of Good Space, Inc., a redeveloper and operator of historic commercial properties in the Oak Cliff section of Dallas. (Nov. 2016)

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1991

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)

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

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

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

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

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

Susan Trevarthen, of Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L. in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., recieved the International Municipal Lawyers Association President’s Award: Most Outstanding Associate, given to an IMLA associate member to recognize his/her achievements and contributions over the past year. (Nov. 2016)

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1990

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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1989

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

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

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

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1988

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)

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

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

Allen S. Kinzer, partner at Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP in Columbus, Ohio, was selected for inclusion in the 2017 Ohio Super Lawyers for his work in employment and labor law. (Dec. 2016)

Renee Hom Neary joined Boyd Collar Nolen & Tuggle in Atlanta. (Nov. 2016)

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1987

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Roy James Baroff, a solo practitioner in Pittsboro, N.C., began service as the North Carolina State Faculty Ombuds.  Mr. Baroff also started teaching a negotiation course at Elon School of Law (Dec. 2016)

The Honorable Joseph M. Buckner, chief district judge for Chatham & Orange Counties was recognized with the Advocacy Award by the UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health for his role in starting and supporting North Carolina's first mental health court. (Dec. 2016)

Anthony Wayne Cummings, accepted a position with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington, D.C., as assistant general counsel. (Nov. 2016)

John W. Ormand, partner at Brooks Pierce in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Benchmark Litigation as a "Local Litigation Star" for his work in labor and employment law.  Mr Ormand was also named to the 2017 North Carolina Super Lawyers list for his work in business litigation. (Nov. 2016)

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1986

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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1985

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)

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

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

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

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

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1984

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)

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

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

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1983

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)

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

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1982

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)

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

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

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

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1981

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)

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

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

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

Mary Boney Denison, commissioner for trademarks for the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Washington, D.C. was honored with the UNC Law Alumni Association 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award.

(Jun. 2016)

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1980

 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)

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

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

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

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

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

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1979

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)

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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1978

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

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

Robert C. Cone, partner with Tuggle Duggins P.A. in Greensboro, N.C., was honored by the North Carolina State Bar with its John B. McMillan Distinguished Service Award. The award, which was presented to Cone by State Bar president Margaret Hunt at the meeting of the Greensboro Bar Association, in October, recognizes North Carolina lawyers who have demonstrated exemplary service to the legal profession. (Nov. 2016)

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1977

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)

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

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

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

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

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

Susan King Dunn was promoted to legal director of the ACLU of South Carolina. (Nov. 2016)

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1976

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)

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

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

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1975

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)

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

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1974

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)

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

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

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

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1973

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)

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

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

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

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

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1972

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)

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

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

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

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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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1970

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

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1969

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. 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)

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

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

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1967

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)

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

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

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

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

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1966

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

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1965

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)

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

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1963

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

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1962

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

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1959

The Honorable 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)

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

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