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1950

Juliana Wilson of Alaska Regional Hospital, Anchorage, A.K., was awarded the Volunteer Humanitarian Award by Hospital Corporation of America (HCA). The Voluntary Humanitarian Award recognizes exceptional individuals for their outstanding commitment to patient care and community service.  (Aug. 2015)

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1956

Charles E. Melvin Jr. of Smith Moore Leatherwood in Greensboro, N.C., earned recognition in the 2013 and 2014 Chambers USA Guide in the area of real estate zoning and land use. Charles was named to the 2014 Super Lawyers Business Edition in the area of real estate law. (Nov. 2014)

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1958

Richard McKenzie Wiggins of McCoy Wiggins Cleveland & O'Connor PLLC in Fayetteville, N.C., was inducted into the General Practice Hall of Fame at the North Carolina Bar Association's Annual Meeting. (Aug. 2015)

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1961

Robert M. Clayof Young Moore & Henderson PA in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America 2016 for medical malpractice law-defendants and personal injury litigation-defendants. (Aug. 2015)

Robert M. Clay of Young Moore and Henderson, P.A. in Raleigh, N.C., was selected for inclusion to North Carolina Super Lawyers for 2014 and 2015. He was also selected by Best Lawyers in America in 2015 for medical malpractice law- defendants and personal injury litigation- defendants. (Jan. 2015)

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

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1962

John Rosenberg, of Prestonsburg, KY, received a lifetime achievement award from the Kentucky Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. (Feb. 2016)

John M. Rosenberg, former director of the Appalachian Research and Defense Fund of Kentucky, received the 2015 ABA's Grassroots Advocacy Award for his longtime service and his outstanding work in providing access to legal services. (Aug. 2015)

Ray Farris, of Johnston Allison & Hord, P.A., in Charlotte, N.C., was named to the 2015 North Carolina Super Lawyers list in the area of estate planning & probate. (Mar. 2015)

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1963

Frank Bell of Bell Davis & Pitt PA in Winston Salem, N.C., was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America 2016 in real estate law. (Aug. 2015)

Wade Smith of Tharrington Smith in Raleigh, received the North Carolina Bar Association's (NCBA's) highest honor, the Judge John J. Parker Award. (Aug. 2015)

Albert M. Salem Jr., of Tampa, FL, was honored by the Florida Bar for giving 50 years to the practice of law. (Jun. 2015)

Wade M. Smith, of Tharrington Smith in Raleigh, N.C., was honored at University Day with a distinguished alumnus award. See http://www.unc.edu/universityday/ for more information. He was also recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as one of the 2015 Top 100 attorneys in North Carolina. (Feb. 2015)

J. Phillips Little Johnston authored the book "True South: Leadership Lessons from Polar Extremes" about the race to be the first to reach the South Pole. The book was featured in The High Point Enterprise and on the front page of McDowell News. Allison Reid, Assistant Dean for Communications, wrote the following review of Johnston's book: "It was with immediate and keen interest that I read Phil Johnston's True South. To learn leadership lessons and history lessons simultaneously was not only an efficient use of my time — surely an advantage both of the highlighted explorers would endorse —it was also a great joy. The window that Johnston opens to the hearts and minds of the early twentieth-century explorers is fascinating and reads much like fiction at times, but his ability to tie in the successes and failures of Antarctic explorers Amundsen and Scott with the idea of universal leadership skills that are essential in today's professional life was a clear bonus. Ideas like avoiding what he calls "groupthink" and the importance of strategic planning are brought to life by the story that unfolds as the two explorers race to the South Pole. I'm a great fan of books like Nathaniel Philbreck's In the Heart of the Sea, and True South has much the same style and substance, with all the excitement and tragedy that polar exploration can bring. To weave into that strong narrative a comprehensive comparison of leadership approaches is icing on the cake — it's like Nathaniel Philbreck meets Steven Covey." (Jan. 2015)

Frank M. Bell, Jr., one of the founding directors of the Winston-Salem based law firm of Bell, Davis & Pitt, PA, was honored by the North Carolina Bar for passing his fiftieth year in the practice of law in the state. He was recognized in the 2015 edition of Best Lawyers in America in the area of real estate law. Frank was named a member of the Legal Elite Hall of Fame by Business North Carolina magazine. (Jan. 2015)

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1964

Bucky Pettie Jr. of O'Brien, FL, was honored by the Florida Bar for giving 50 years to the practice of law. (Jun. 2015)

Charles R. L. White of Tequesta, FL, was honored by the Florida Bar for giving 50 years to the practice of law. (Jun. 2015)

The Honorable James Baxter Hunt, Jr. was honored at University Day with a distinguished alumnus award. See http://www.unc.edu/universityday/ for more information. (Sep. 2014)

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1965

Robert B. Long Jr. of Long Parker Warren Anderson & Payne PA in Asheville, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of litigation.
(Apr. 2016)

E. Lynwood Mallard of McGuireWoods LLP in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of business law.
(Apr. 2016)

E. Lynwood Mallard of McGuireWoods LLP in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of business law.
(Apr. 2016)

The Honorable Willis Padgett Whichard, a partner at Tillman Hinkle & Wichard PLLC in Chapel Hill, N.C., was selected to receive the 2016 H. Brent McKnight Renaissance Lawyer Award.  The recipient is recommended annually by the NCBA's Professionalism Committee. (Feb. 2016)

Wade Hargrove Jr., senior partner at Brooks Pierce Law Firm LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America 2016 for his work in communications law, copyright law, corporate law, first amendment law, litigation-intellectual property, media law, and mergers and acquisitions law. (Aug. 2015)

E. Lynwood Mallard Jr. of McGuireWoods LLP in Charlotte, N.C., was recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as one of the 2015 Top 100 attorneys in North Carolina.
(Feb. 2015)

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

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1966

John J. Doyle Jr. of Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP in Winston-Salem, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of employment law.
(Apr. 2016)

Frank R. Liggett III, co-founder and partner at Ragsdale Liggett PLLC in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America 2016 for his work in insurance law. (Sep. 2015)

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1967

David W. Long of Poyner Spruill LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of criminal law.
(Apr. 2016)

J. Troy Smith Jr., partner at Ward & Smith PA in New Bern, N.C., was honored as a 2016 recipient of the North Carolina Bar Association Citizen Lawyer Award. (Feb. 2016)

John L. Jernigan of Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 for banking and finance law, corporate law, financial services regulation law, mergers and acquisitions law, and securities/capital markets law. (Aug. 2015)

J. Troy Smith, Jr., of Ward and Smith, P.A. in New Bern, N.C., was included in  Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" in the area of business. (Jan. 2015)

John Lee Jernigan, chairman of Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. He was also bestowed the highest ranking (Band One) by Chambers USA in 2013 and 2014 in the area of corporate/mergers and acquisitions law. John was selected by Best Lawyers in America in 2015 for banking and finance law, corporate law, financial services regulation law, mergers and acquisitions law, and securities/capital markets law. (Sep. 2014)

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1968

W. Louis Bissette, a retired partner at McGuire Wood & Bissette, PA in Asheville, N.C., received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award. (May 2016)

W. Louis Bissettea partner at McGuire Wood & Bissette in Asheville, N.C., was recognized by Best Lawyers in America, 2016 edition, in land use and zoning law. (Nov. 2015)

Samuel G. Thompson, partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was inducted into the Wake County Boys & Girls Club Hall of Fame. Thompson was also named to the 2016 North Carolina Super Lawyers list. (Nov. 2015)

Samuel G. Thompsonpartner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 for medical malpractice law-defendants and personal injury litigation-defendants. (Aug. 2015)

Donald D. Sayers of Salisbury, N.C., received the 2015 North Carolina Bar Association Citizen Lawyer Award. (Aug. 2015)

W. Louis Bissette of McGuire Wood & Bissette PA in Asheville, N.C., received the 2015 Wake Forest University Distinguished Alumni Award for his exemplary service and leadership as a Wake Forest Alumni.  (May 2015)

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

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1969

Samuel Ogburn Southern, retired partner of Smith Moore Leatherwood, received the North Carolina State Bar John B. McMillan Distinguished Service Award. (Feb. 2016)

The Honorable Robert C. "Bob" Hunter, of Marion, N.C., retired from the North Carolina Court of Appeals and accepted an associate justice position with the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Tribal Supreme Court. (Jun. 2015)

Jim Allison, of Johnston Allison & Hord, P.A., in Charlotte, N.C., was selected as a 2015 Super Lawyer in the area of health care.  (Mar. 2015)

The Honorable K. Edward Greene of Wyrick, Robbins, Yates & Ponton LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as one of the 2015 Top 100 attorneys in North Carolina.
(Feb. 2015)

Michael Levinson was appointed to the Virginia Beach Development Authority for a four-year term, after serving a nine-year term (including one year as chairman) of the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area Board for the City of Virginia Beach, Va. (Dec. 2014)

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

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1970

David A. Nash of Hogue Hill LLP in Wilmington, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of litigation.
(Apr. 2016)

Steven A. Hockfield of Erdman and Hockfield LLP in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of business law.
(Apr. 2016)

James W. Williams, of Roberts & Stevens Law Firm in Asheville, N.C., was selected by Best Lawyers in America in 2014 and 2015 for medical malpractice law–defendants and personal injury litigation-defendants. He was also selected by Best Lawyers in America as Lawyer of the Year for 2014 in personal injury litigation - defendants. He was selected by Best Lawyers in America as Lawyer of the Year for 2015 in medical malpractice law-defendants. Williams was also selected as a 2014 and 2015 North Carolina Super Lawyer for personal injury defense: medical malpractice. (Jan. 2015)

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1971

Reich L. Welborn of Moore & Van Allen PLLC in Morrisville, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of business law.
(Apr. 2016)

Robert E. Harrington, of Foursite Inc. in Greenville, N.C., was appointed to the civil justice division of the North Carolina Commission on the Administration of Law and Justice by Chief Justice Mark Martin '88. (Sep. 2015)

Thomas G. Sampson joined the BAY Mediation & Arbitration Services panel of mediators. BAY Mediation & Arbitration in Atlanta includes a diverse mix of attorneys providing mediation and arbitration services to individuals and businesses across the Southeast. (Apr. 2015)

Michael P. Flanagan, of Ward and Smith, P.A. in Greenville, N.C., was included in  Business North Carolina's  " Legal Elite" in the area of bankruptcy. (Jan. 2015)

The Honorable Charles Ken McCotter, Jr. has retired from private practice and is a sole practitioner, focusing on mediation, arbitration, and personal injury cases. (Jan. 2015)

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1972

C. H. Pope Jr. of Ward and Smith PA in New Bern, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for his work in real estate.
(Apr. 2016)

Andy Copenhaver of Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of anti-trust law.
(Apr. 2016)

David R. Badger of David R. Badger PA in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of bankruptcy law.
(Apr. 2016)

Lacy H. Reaves, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was named to the 2016 North Carolina Super Lawyers list. (Feb. 2016)

Lacy H. Reaves, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized as a "Lawyer of the Year" in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 for land use and zoning law and also received recognition in real estate law. (Aug. 2015)

John Willardson of Wilkesboro, N.C., received the 2015 North Carolina Bar Association Citizen Lawyer Award at the NCBA Annual Meeting. (Aug. 2015)

C.H. Pope, Jr., of Ward and Smith, P.A. in New Bern, N.C., was included in  Business North Carolina's " Legal Elite" in the area of real estate. (Jan. 2015)

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

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1973

T. Douglas Wilson Jr. of McGuire, Wood & Bissette PA in Asheville, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of business law.
(Apr. 2016)

Cecil W. Harrison Jr. of Poyner Spruill LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of employment law.
(Apr. 2016)

Robert M. Pitts of Pitts, Hay & Hugenschmidt PA in Asheville, N.C. was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of bankruptcy law.
(Apr. 2016)

Dan M. Hartzog, of counsel at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named the Best Lawyers 2016 Litigation Municipal "Lawyer of the Year" for Raleigh. Hartzog was also selected as a North Carolina "Super Lawyer" for his work in civil litigation and defense. (Jan. 2016)

T. Douglas Wilson Jr., a partner at McGuire Wood & Bissette in Asheville, N.C., was recognized by Best Lawyers in America, 2016 edition, in litigation-construction. (Nov. 2015)

Chief Judge Linda M. McGee, of the North Carolina Court of Appeals in Raleigh, N.C., was appointed to the technology division of the North Carolina Commission on the Administration of Law and Justice by Chief Justice Mark Martin '88. (Sep. 2015)

Richard L. Vanore , of Carruthers & Roth, P.A. in Greensboro, N.C., was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015 for the practice areas of commercial litigation, medical malpractice law-defendants, personal injury litigation-defendants, and professional malpractice law-defendants. Vanore was also selected for inclusion in the 2015 North Carolina Super Lawyers list for the practice area of personal injury defense:medical malpractice law. (Feb. 2015)

Richard Douglas Conner of Conner Gwyn Schenck PLLC in Greensboro, N.C., was recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as one of the 2015 Top 100 attorneys in North Carolina.
(Feb. 2015)

Dan M. Hartzog, managing partner of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Business North Carolina magazine as a member of its 2014 Legal Elite in the area of litigation. He was also named a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in America. Admittance to the American College of Trial Lawyers is limited to one percent of the lawyer population in any state.  He was named Best Lawyers' 2014 Raleigh Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants "Lawyer of the Year."  Dan was selected as an honoree for the 2014 Leaders in the Law list presented by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly, honoring legal professionals who excel in their profession and community involvement. He was also selected by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly as a 2014 Leaders in the Law honoree. Dan was named to the 2015 North Carolina Super Lawyers list in the area of civil litigation-defense. (Feb. 2015)

John W. Mason of Roberts & Stevens Law Firm in Asheville, N.C., was selected by Best Lawyers in America in 2014 and 2015 for trusts and estates law/litigation. (Aug. 2014)

Barbara R. Christy of Schell Bray, PLLC in Greensboro, N.C., was selected by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly as a 2014 Leaders in the Law honoree. (Aug. 2014)

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1974

Scott T. Pollard of Dozier Miller Law Group in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of family law.
(Apr. 2016)

Kenneth R. Keller of Carruthers & Roth PA in Greensboro, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of employment law.
(Apr. 2016)

Charles S. Carter of Nexsen Pruet PLLC in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of environmental law.
(Apr. 2016)

Charlie Carter, of Nexsen Pruet in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for his work in environmental law. (Feb. 2016)

Edward C. Winslow IIIa partner at Brooks Pierce Law Firm LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was recognized by the 2016 North Carolina Super Lawyers list for his work in banking law. (Feb. 2016)

Edward C. Winslow III, a partner at Brooks Pierce Law Firm LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was recognized as "Lawyer of the Year" in Best Lawyers in America, 2016 edition, for his work in banking and finance law. (Aug. 2015)

Stuart Williams of Henson & Efron, P.A.in Minneapolis, was elected by the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy as president for 2014 and was elected by the Minnesota Board of Nursing as vice-president for 2014. Williams was also selected as a 2015 Minnesota "Super Lawyer." (Jul. 2015)

Kenneth R. Kellerof Carruthers & Roth, P.A. in Greensboro, N.C., was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015 for the practice areas of commercial litigation, litigation-construction, litigation-ERISA, and litigation-labor & employment. Keller was also selected for inclusion in Business North Carolina's Legal Elite for 2015 for the practice area of employment law. (Feb. 2015)

Richard N. Watson is pleased to announce the opening of Richard N. Watson, Attorney at Law. Watson’s practice will focus primarily on personal injury and medical negligence and is located in Durham, N.C. (Feb. 2015)

Michael Hannibal Godwin of Schell Bray PLLC in Greensboro, N.C., was recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as one of the 2015 Top 100 attorneys in North Carolina.
(Feb. 2015)

Dan Johnson McLamb of Yates McLamb & Weyher LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as one of the 2015 Top 10 attorneys in North Carolina. (Feb. 2015)

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

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1975

Joseph H. Stallings of Howard, Stallings, From, Hutson, Atkins, Angell & Davis PA in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the areas of business law and litigation.
(Apr. 2016)

John P. O’Hale of Narron, O’Hale and Whittington PA in Smithfield, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of criminal law.
(Apr. 2016)

Robert Zaytoun, of Zaytoun Law Firm PLLC in Raleigh, N.C., was honored on September 25, 2015 as one of North Carolina Lawyers Weekly Leaders in the Law - an award honoring attorneys licensed and practicing law in the state of North Carolina, who have gone above and beyond in their profession and their community. (Jan. 2016)

AP Carlton Jr., partner at Carlton Law Group PLLC in Raleigh, N.C., was appointed to the civil justice division of the North Carolina Commission on the Administration of Law and Justice by Chief Justice Mark Martin '88. (Sep. 2015)

Justice Robert F. Orr, of Orr Law in Raleigh, N.C., was appointed to the legal professionalism division of the North Carolina Commission on the Administration of Law and Justice by Chief Justice Mark Martin '88. (Sep. 2015)

Jo Anne Sanford, of Raleigh, N.C., was named director of Piedmont Natural Gas Company and was elected to a three year term on the board. (Jun. 2015)

Albert Franklin Durham of Rayburn Cooper & Durham PA in Charlotte, N.C., was recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as one of the 2015 Top 100 attorneys in North Carolina.
(Feb. 2015)

John Arlington Northen of Northen Blue LLP in Chapel Hill, N.C., was recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as one of the 2015 Top 100 attorneys in North Carolina.
(Feb. 2015)

John Peter O'Hale of Narron O'Hale & Whittington PA in Smithfield, N.C., was recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as one of the 2015 Top 100 attorneys in North Carolina.
(Feb. 2015)

The Honorable Richard D. Boner retired as the Senior Resident Superior Court Judge for the 26th Judicial District in Charlotte, N.C.  He served as a member of the North Carolina judiciary for more than 27 years. (Dec. 2014)

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

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1976

Fred M. Morelock of Tharrington Smith LLP, in Raleigh, N.C., was appointed Chair of the North Caroline Disciplinary Hearing Commission for a three year term. (May 2016)

Stephen H. Morris of Essex Richards PA in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of business law.
(Apr. 2016)

William E. Brewer Jr. of The Brewer Law Firm in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of bankruptcy law.
(Apr. 2016)

Carl N. Patterson Jr.,   a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was named to the 2016 North Carolina Super Lawyers  list. (Feb. 2016)

Steve Poe, a partner at Bell Davis & Pitt PA in Winston Salem, N.C., was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America 2016 in corporate law, financial services regulation law, and banking and finance litigation. (Aug. 2015)

Carl Patterson Jr., a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 for commercial litigation, litigation-mergers and acquisitions, litigation-securities. (Aug. 2015)

Billy Brewer of the Brewer Law Firm in Raleigh, N.C., was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Bankruptcy Section of the North Carolina Bar Association. Brewer was also recognized as a North Carolina Super Lawyer for 2015. (Jun. 2015)

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

Stephen D. Poe of Bell Davis & Pitt, P.A. in Winston Salem, N.C., was selected to be included in the 2014 edition of Best Lawyers in America in the areas of banking and finance law, corporate law, financial services regulation law and banking and finance litigation. He was also recognized in the 2015 edition of Best Lawyers in America in the areas of corporate law, financial services regulation law, and banking and finance litigation. Poe was selected by Best Lawyers in America as Lawyer of the Year for 2015 in the area of banking and finance law. (Aug. 2014)

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

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1977

Gary Parsons, of Brooks Pierce LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by the 2016 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for his work in commercial litigation. (Jun. 2016)

William G. Pappas of Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of business law.
(Apr. 2016)

Duncan A. McMillan of McMillan & Smith in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of criminal law.
(Apr. 2016)

Edward G. “Woody” Connette of Essex Richards PA in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the areas of employment law and litigation.
(Apr. 2016)

David Hamilton of Hamilton Stephens Steele + Martin PLLC in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for his work in construction law.
(Apr. 2016)

J. William Porter of Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP in Charlotte, N.C. was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of bankruptcy law.
(Apr. 2016)

Joseph W. Grier III of Grier Furr & Crisp PA in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of bankruptcy law.
(Apr. 2016)

Gary S.  Parsons, of Brooks Pierce Law Firm LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was recognized by the 2016 North Carolina Super Lawyers list for his work in business litigation within the Top 100.. Parsons was also recognized by Benchmark Litigation 2016 edition as a "Local Litigation Star" for his work in insurance, product liability, securities, environmental, and business law.  In addition, Parsons was recognized as a permanent member of Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" Hall of Fame for his work in litigation. (Feb. 2016)

Richard T. Boyette, partner at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was appointed to the legal professionalism division of the North Carolina Commission on the Administration of Law and Justice (NCCALJ) by Chief Justice Mark Martin (class of 1988). Boyette was also selected as the "2015 Lawyer of the Year" by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly. Boyette was also selected as a 2016 North Carolina "Super Lawyer." (Sep. 2015)

Jim Isemanof Bell Davis & Pitt PA in Winston Salem, N.C., was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America 2016 in business organizations (including LLCS and partnerships), tax law, and trusts and estates. (Aug. 2015)

R. Randall Nye, of Fort Mill, S.C., formerly senior vice president and general counsel of Sundt Construction Inc., Tempe, AZ, was elected as a fellow by the American College of Construction Lawyers. (Jun. 2015)

David Fulghum Kirby of Edwards Kirby LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as one of the 2015 Top 100 attorneys in North Carolina.
(Feb. 2015)

Edward Grant Connette III of Essex Richards PA in Charlotte, N.C., was recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as one of the 2015 Top 100 attorneys in North Carolina.
(Feb. 2015)

Gary Stephen Parsons, of Brooks Pierce Law Firm LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as one of the 2015 Top 100 attorneys in North Carolina.  Gary was also recognized by Best Lawyers in America, 2006 edition, for his work in bet-the-company litigation, commercial litigation, legal malpractice law-defendants, and personal injury litigation-defendants.
(Feb. 2015)

Joseph Williamson Grier III of Grier Furr & Crisp PA in Charlotte, N.C., was recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as one of the 2015 Top 100 attorneys in North Carolina.
(Feb. 2015)

Barbara Brandon Weyher of Yates McLamb & Weyher LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as one of the 2015 Top 100 attorneys and Top 50 women attorneys in North Carolina. (Feb. 2015)

Richard Boyette of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP in Raleigh, N.C., had an award, the Richard T. Boyette Award for Outstanding Contributions to the National Foundation for Judicial Excellence, named after him. The award was designed to recognize individuals or corporations who demonstrate a commitment to excellence in judicial education, show exceptional creativity and dedication in program development, excel in fundraising activities on behalf of the National Foundation for Judicial Excellence and/or exemplify professionalism in promoting the case for a well-educated, independent judiciary. Richard was named to the 2015 North Carolina Super Lawyers list in the area of professional liability-defense. (Feb. 2015)

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

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1978

Ira Steven Lefton, previously a partner at Reed Smith, LLP, in Philadelphia, PA, accepted a member position with Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellot. (Apr. 2016)

Ray Owens of Higgins & Owens PLLC in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of litigation.
(Apr. 2016)

William Joseph Austin Jr. of Ward and Smith PA in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of employment law.
(Apr. 2016)

Ben Martin of Hamilton Stephens Steele + Martin PLLC in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for his work in construction law.
(Apr. 2016)

Sidney Powell, of Dallas, was recognized by Best Lawyers in America, 2016 edition in federal appellate practice. Powell was also designated a 2016 Texas "Super Lawyer." (Feb. 2016)

Ronald Gerard Penny, of Clayton, N.C., accepted the position an associate professor position with North Carolina Central University in their Public Administration department. (Feb. 2016)

Ronald L. Gibson, a partner at Ruff Bond Cobb Wade & Bethune LLP in Charlotte, N.C., was elected president of the North Carolina Bar Association. (Feb. 2016)

Franklin Drake, of Smith Debnam in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America 2016 for his work in creditors' rights-bankruptcy and litigation. (Aug. 2015)

Walter E. Brock Jr.of Young Moore & Henderson PA in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America 2016 for insurance law. (Aug. 2015)

Rich Potts , of Johnston Allison & Hord, P.A., in Charlotte, N.C., was named to the 2015 North Carolina Super Lawyers list in the area of banking. (Mar. 2015)

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

Ann Stuart joined Brooks Pierce's Wilmington, N.C. office as of counsel. Ann is part of the real property team that works with leading developers to plan, execute and deliver projects throughout North Carolina and nationwide. She brings more than thirty-five years of experience in commercial real estate law to the firm. (Jan. 2015)

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1979

David D. Dahl of Manning Fulton & Skinner PA in Raleigh, N.C., was included in Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" in the area of tax and estate planning.
(Apr. 2016)

James H. Clarke of Manning Fulton & Skinner PA in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of business law.
(Apr. 2016)

Larry E. Robbins of Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of business law.
(Apr. 2016)

Kenneth R. Wooten of Ward and Smith PA in New Bern, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for his work in construction law.
(Apr. 2016)

M. Keith Kapp of Williams Mullen in Raleigh, N.C., was included in Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" in the areas of anti-trust law and litigation. (Mar. 2016)

William G. Leonard of Taylor English Duma LLP in Atlanta, GA, was recognized as a 2016 Georgia Super Lawyer for his work in business litigation. (Mar. 2016)

William Stanley Mills, of Glenn Mills Fisher & Mahoney PA in Durham, N.C., was honored on September 25, 2015 as one of North Carolina Lawyers Weekly Leaders in the Law - an award honoring attorneys licensed and practicing law in the state of North Carolina, who have gone above and beyond in their profession and their community. (Jan. 2016)

Jonathan B. Shoebotham, of Thompson & Knight LLP in Houston, was selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers 2015 for his work in civil litigation defense. This honor distinguishes only the top 5% of Texas attorneys. He was also selected for inclusion in "Top Lawyers" by Houstonia magazine. (Sep. 2015)

Don Munforda partner at  Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized in  The Best Lawyers in America  2016 for litigation-trusts and estates, litigation and controversy-tax, tax law, and trusts an estates. (Aug. 2015)

Jonathan Shoebotham of Thompson & Knight LLP, in Houston, TX was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 in commercial litigation, litigation-environmental, and personal injury litigation-defendants. (Aug. 2015)

Claudia Withers was made Chief Operating Officer of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in Baltimore, M.D.  (Jul. 2015)

The Honorable Patricia Timmons-Goodson was appointed by President Barack Obama as vice chair of the United States Commission on Civil Rights. (Jul. 2015)

Wanda Pate Jones was appointed regional director of the National Labor Relations Board at the Denver Regional Office, Colo. (Jul. 2015)

Elizabeth Taylor Hodges of Horack Talley in Charlotte, N.C., was recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as one of the 2015 Top 50 women attorneys in North Carolina.
(Feb. 2015)

Maria M. Lynch of Lynch & Eatman LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as one of the 2015 Top 50 women attorneys in North Carolina.
(Feb. 2015)

Robert Arnold Ponton Jr. of Wyrick, Robbins, Yates & Ponton LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as one of the 2015 Top 100 attorneys in North Carolina.
(Feb. 2015)

S. Theodore Oliver Jr. of Manning Fulton & Skinner PA in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as one of the 2015 Top 100 attorneys in North Carolina.
(Feb. 2015)

S. Theodore Oliver Jr. of Manning Fulton & Skinner PA in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as one of the 2015 Top 100 attorneys in North Carolina.
(Feb. 2015)

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

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

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

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1980

David Neal Allen accepted an attorney position at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP in Charlotte, N.C. (Jun. 2016)

Kerry A. Friedman of Patla, Straus, Robinson & Moore PA in Asheville, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of business law.
(Apr. 2016)

John I. Mabe Jr. of Nexsen Pruet PLLC in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for his work in construction law.
(Apr. 2016)

Mike Okun, of Patterson Harkavy LLP in Chapel Hill, N.C., was included in Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of employment law. (Mar. 2016)

John Mabe, of Nexsen Pruet in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for his work in construction law. (Feb. 2016)

Bo Rodenbough IV, a partner at Brooks Pierce Law Firm LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 for his work in commercial litigation and real estate law. (Aug. 2015)

Greg Kunkleman, of Charlotte, N.C., started Kunkleman & Lucente, PLLC. (Jun. 2015)

Penni Pearson Bradshaw of Constangy Brooks & Smith LLP in Winston-Salem, N.C., was recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as one of the 2015 Top 50 women attorneys in North Carolina.
(Feb. 2015)

The Honorable James Floyd Ammons, Jr., the senior resident superior court judge for Cumberland County, received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine from Governor Pat McCrory.  Ammons has been a state employee since 1982 and a judge since 1988. (Jan. 2015)

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

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

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1981

Former Congressman D. C. Mike McIntyre II a partner and director of government relations at Poyner Spruill LLP in Raleigh, N.C., visited Annapolis's U.S. Naval Academy to teach classes on leadership and public service with midshipmen. (May 2016)

Joseph “Jody” D. Joyner Jr. of Moore & Van Allen PLLC in Morrisville, N.C., was included in Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" in the area of tax and estate planning.
(Apr. 2016)

Madison E. Bullard Jr. of Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was included in Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" in the area of tax and estate planning.
(Apr. 2016)

Susan Haney Hargrovea partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh N.C., was named to the 2016 North Carolina Super Lawyers list. (Feb. 2016)

Louise Critz Root, of Root and Root PLLC in Weaverville, N.C., was recognized by Best Lawyers in America, 2016 edition for her work in workers compensation law-claimants. (Feb. 2016)

Steven Sholk, of Gibbons P.C. in Newark, N.J., was published by Practicing Law Institute as part of the course materials for the seminar "Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financing & Restructurings 2015." His article is entitled "A Guide to Election Year Activities of Section 501(c)(3)." (Feb. 2016)

Robin Pipkin joined Poyner Spruill LLP, in Raleigh, N.C., as a partner in the corporate team. (Nov. 2015)

Susan Hargrove, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 for corporate law and mergers and acquisitions. (Aug. 2015)

Former U.S. Representative Mike McIntyre joined Poyner Spruill LLP as senior advisor and director of government relations. (Jun. 2015)

Jonathan Drew Sasser of Ellis & Winters LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as one of the 2015 Top 10 attorneys in North Carolina.
(Feb. 2015)

Mary B. Denison was appointed by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker as the commissioner for trademarks at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) effective January 1, 2015. (Jan. 2015)

Peter Schneider was promoted to president of Primerica, Inc., effective April 1, 2015. (Jan. 2015)

Leigh McGuigan founded Vertus Charter School, an innovative career high school for inner city boys, in Rochester, N.Y. (Dec. 2014)

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

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1982

Debra L. Foster of Debra L. Foster PA in Charlotte, N.C., was included in Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" in the area of tax and estate planning.
(Apr. 2016)

David E. Fox of Moore & Van Allen PLLC in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of litigation.
(Apr. 2016)

Jonathan A. Berkelhammer of Ellis & Winters LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of litigation.
(Apr. 2016)

E. Kent Auberry of Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of business law.
(Apr. 2016)

James B. Snow III of Hogue Hill LLP in Wilmington, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of business law.
(Apr. 2016)

H. Vaughn Ramsey, of Tuggle Duggins PA in Greensboro, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of corporate counsel.
(Apr. 2016)

Debra L. Foster, of FosterKelly PA in Charlotte, N.C.,was honored as a 2016 recipient of the North Carolina Bar Association Citizen Lawyer Award. (Feb. 2016)

Ed Turlingtona partner at Brooks Pierce Law Firm LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was recognized by the 2016 North Carolina Super Lawyers list for his work in business and corporate law. (Feb. 2016)

Randy Jones, former Assistant U.S. Attorney of Chula Vista, Ca., joined Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C. in San Diego, CA to launch the firm's West Coast White Collar Defense practice. Jones also received the 2015 Legal Trailblazer Award from the Earl B. Gilliam Bar Foundation. (Nov. 2015)

Frank E. Emory Jr., partner at Hunton & Williams LLP in Charlotte, N.C., was appointed to the public transit and confidence division of the North Carolina Commission on the Administration of Law and Justice by Chief Justice Mark Martin '88. (Sep. 2015)

Ed Turlington, a partner at Brooks Pierce Law Firm LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Best Lawyers in America, 2016 edition, for his work in commercial litigation, corporate law, and government relations practice. (Aug. 2015)

Buck Priester, a partner at  Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized in  The Best Lawyers in America 2016 for bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law and litigation-bankruptcy. (Aug. 2015)

Frank E. Emory Jr., partner at Hunton & Williams LLP in Charlotte, N.C., was named to the Charlotte Executive Leadership Council. (Aug. 2015)

Kieran Shanahan of Shanahan Law Group in Raleigh, N.C., was appointed to the East Carolina Board of Trustees by Governor Pat McCrory. (Aug. 2015)

Timothy P. Lehan, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 for medical malpractice law-defendants, personal injury litigation-defendants, and professional malpractice law-defendants. (Aug. 2015)

Frank C. Laney of Cary, N.C., received the 2015 North Carolina Bar Association Citizen Lawyer Award. (Aug. 2015)

Bob W. Oast, Jr. accepted a position with McGuire Wood & Bissette Law Firm in Asheville, N.C. as an addition to the faculty of the city and regional planning section of the firm. (May 2015)

Darrell Shealy, of Johnston Allison & Hord, P.A., in Charlotte, N.C., was named to the 2015 North Carolina Super Lawyers list in the area of estate planning & probate. (Mar. 2015)

Debra Lee Foster of FosterKelly PA in Charlotte, N.C., was recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as one of the 2015 Top 50 women attorneys in North Carolina.
(Feb. 2015)

Stewart Wayne Fisher of Glenn Mills Fisher & Mahoney PA in Durham, N.C., was recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as one of the 2015 Top 100 attorneys in North Carolina. (Feb. 2015)

William “Billy” Clarke, of Roberts & Stevens Law Firm in Asheville, N.C., was selected by Best Lawyers in America in 2014 and 2015 for environmental law/litigation and natural resources law. Clarke has been recognized since 2012 in Business North Carolina magazine’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame for environmental law. Clarke was also selected as a 2014 and 2015 North Carolina Super Lawyer in environmental law. (Jan. 2015)

Kim Church, of Raleigh, N.C., is the author of a novel, BYRD, published by Dzanc Books in March 2014. Set in North Carolina and points west, BYRD is the fragmented family history of a child given up for adoption. Jill McCorkle says of the book, "Brilliant writing - lively and heartbreaking at every turn." Ron Rash calls it "a riveting debut." Church's writing honors include fellowships from the North Carolina Arts Council. A former partner at Tharrington Smith in Raleigh, she now divides her time between writing and law. BYRD was awarded the Crook's Corner Book Prize for best debut novel set in the American South. "At its root, BYRD is about heartbreak, loss, and being lonely," said author Randall Kenan, the judge for this year's prize. "The triumph here is that Kim Church's remarkable skill turns these dark human realities into the stuff of praise song, and plain song, and blues song. It made me shout and holler. What a truly lyrical achievement in prose." The literary prize was established as a collaboration between Crook's Corner, the iconic Southern restaurant in Chapel Hill, N.C., and the Crook's Corner Book Prize Foundation. Crook's Corner may be the only restaurant in the United States now awarding a literary prize. "It's an idea that we flat-out stole from the French," said foundation president Anna Hayes, explaining that the inspiration came from the long-established tradition of prestigious literary awards given by such famous Parisian cafes as Deux Magots and Cafe de Flore. "The French have always understood the link between food and literature, and the connection between cafes and creativity." (Jan. 2015)

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

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

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

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

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

(Aug. 2014)

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1983

J. Scott Dillon of Carruthers & Roth PA in Greensboro, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of business law.
(Apr. 2016)

Denise Cline of Law Offices of Denise Smith Cline PLLC in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of employment law.
(Apr. 2016)

I. Clark Wright Jr. of Davis Hartman Wright PLLC in New Bern., N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of environmental law.
(Apr. 2016)

James L. Conner of Calhoun, Bhella & Sechrest LLP in Durham, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of environmental law.
(Apr. 2016)

Mack Sperling, a partner at Brooks Pierce Law Firm LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was named to North Carolina Super Lawyers for his work in business litigation. (Feb. 2016)

Alan Mitchell Wolper, a partner at Ulmer & Berne LLP in Chicago, was selected as a 2016 Illinois Super Lawyer. (Feb. 2016)

Joseph Newton Callaway, a partner at Battle Winslow Scott & Wiley PA in Rocky Mount, N.C., was appointed as a bankruptcy judge in the United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of North Carolina. Mr. Callaway was also named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of bankruptcy law. (Feb. 2016)

James Barrett, executive director of Pisgah Legal Services in Asheville, N.C., was appointed as a member of the the N.C. Equal Access to Justice Committee. (Jan. 2016)

Mack Sperlinga partner at Brooks Pierce Law Firm LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was recognized in Best Lawyers in America, 2016 edition, for his work in commercial litigation. (Aug. 2015)

J. Scott Dillon, of Carruthers & Roth, P.A. in Greensboro, N.C., was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015 for the practice area of employee benefits (ERISA) law. Dillon was also selected for inclusion in the 2015 North Carolina Super Lawyers list for the practice area of business/corporate Law. (Feb. 2015)

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

Addie Wright Thomason, of Norfolk, Va., is the new chief executive officer of the Virginia Beach Community Development Corporation, a non-profit organization created by the City of Virginia Beach to provide affordable housing and supportive services to low and moderate-income families and individuals, elderly persons, people with disabilities, veterans, and homeless persons. (Jan. 2015)

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

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

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1984

Stephen T. Byrd of Manning Fulton & Skinner PA in Raleigh, N.C., was included in Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" in the area of tax and estate planning.
(Apr. 2016)

Susan Strayhorn Barbour of McGuire, Wood & Bissette PA in Asheville, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for her work in real estate.
(Apr. 2016)

Robin J. Stinson of Bell, Davis & Pitt PA in Winston-Salem, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of family law.
(Apr. 2016)

Susan Strayhorn Barbour of McGuire Wood & Bissette in Asheville, N.C., was named to the 2016 Business North Carolina Magazine's "Legal Elite" list of top lawyers for her work in real estate law. (Mar. 2016)

The Honorable Rickye McKoy-Mitchell, of Charlotte, N.C., was honored as a 2016 recipient of the North Carolina Bar Association Citizen Lawyer Award. (Feb. 2016)

Donald H. Tucker Jr., a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was named to the 2016 North Carolina SuperLawyers list. (Feb. 2016)

Robin Jayne Stinson, of Bell, Davis & Pitt, P.A. in Winston-Salem, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for her work in family law. (Feb. 2016)

William H. Mossa partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was named to the 2016 North Carolina Super Lawyers list. (Feb. 2016)

Marc Bishopa partner at Brooks Pierce Law Firm LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 for his work in closely held companies and family businesses law, commercial finance law, commercial transactions/UCC law, corporate law, and mergers and acquisitions law. (Aug. 2015)

Donald H. Tucker Jr., a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 for bet-the-company litigation, commercial litigation, and litigation-mergers and acquisitions. (Aug. 2015)

William H. Moss, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 for medical malpractice law-defendant. (Aug. 2015)

Robin Jayne Stinson of Bell Davis & Pitt PA in Winston-Salem, N.C., was recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as one of the 2015 Top 100 attorneys and Top 50 women attorneys in North Carolina.  Robin was selected as "Lawyer of the Year" by The Best Lawyers in America 2016 for family law mediation. (Feb. 2015)

Susan Strayhorn Barbour, with McGuire, Wood & Bissette, P.A. in Asheville, N.C., was honored with the 28th Judicial District Bar Professionalism Award. Barbour was also named to the 2014 and 2015 Business North Carolina magazine's Legal Elite list of the top lawyers in North Carolina. (Jan. 2015)

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

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

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

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1985

Nancy Guyton of Morgan & Carter PLLC in Wilmington, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for her work in real estate.
(Apr. 2016)

William W. Nelson, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was elected as a fellow to the American College of Tax Counsel. (Feb. 2016)

William W. Nelsona partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was named to the 2016 North Carolina SuperLawyerslist. (Feb. 2016)

Christopher Blair Capel, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was selected by The Best Lawyers in America in 2016 for biotechnology law, corporate law, mergers and acquisitions law, securities/capital markets law, securities regulation, and venture capital law. (Feb. 2016)

Patrick Esmond Hobbs was named as athletic directer at Rutgers University. (Jan. 2016)

William W. Nelson, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 for tax law. (Aug. 2015)

Thomas L. Jarvis joined Winston & Strawn LLP in Washington, D.C. as partner and chair of the ITC practice. (Feb. 2015)

Patricia Pursell Shields of Hedrick Gardner Kincheloe & Garofalo in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as one of the 2015 Top 100 attorneys and Top 50 women attorneys in North Carolina. (Feb. 2015)

Dan Fitz, group general counsel and company secretary of British Telecom in London, England, was named 12th on the Financial Times' list of the UK's top 100 LGBT executives. British Telecom's legal team was ranked 9th in the Financial Times' most innovative European in-house legal teams in 2014. (Feb. 2015)

Eileen T. Rohan was appointed by the New York State Bar Association to its Civil Rights Committee, where her duties include writing a blog on the nexus between technology, civil rights and law enforcement. She is a solo practitioner with offices in Hudson, New York and Manhattan. (Dec. 2014)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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1986

Charles N. Anderson Jr., partner in the firm of Ellis & Winters LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for his work in real estate.
(Apr. 2016)

L. Diane Tindall of Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of employment law.
(Apr. 2016)

Alice Carmichael Richey of Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP in Charlotte N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of intellectual property law.
(Apr. 2016)

June L. Basden of Carruthers & Roth PA in Greensboro, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of bankruptcy law.
(Apr. 2016)

Samuel H. Poole, Jr., of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP in Charlotte, N.C., was selected as a 2016 North Carolina Super Lawyer for his work in personal injury and medical malpractice defense. (Feb. 2016)

Craig Lynch, of Parker Poe in Charlotte, N.C., was elected as vice chair of the National Board of the Florida State University Alumni Association. (Jan. 2016)

Leslie Packer, a partner at Ellis & Winters LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was honored on September 25, 2015 as one of North Carolina LawyersWeekly Leaders in the Law - an award honoring attorneys licensed and practicing law in the state of North Carolina, who have gone above and beyond in their profession and their community. (Jan. 2016)

The Honorable A. Robinson Hassell, of Guilford County's Special Superior Court in Greensboro, N.C., was appointed to the legal professionalism division of the North Carolina Commission on the Administration of Law and Justice by Chief Justice Mark Martin '88. (Sep. 2015)

Merrill M. Masona partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 for biotechnology law and securities/capital markets. (Aug. 2015)

June L. Basden, of Carruthers & Roth, P.A. in Greensboro, N.C., was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015 for the practice areas of banking and finance law and creditor debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law. (Feb. 2015)

Alice Carmichael Richey of Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP in Charlotte, N.C., was recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as one of the 2015 Top 100 attorneys and Top 50 women attorneys in North Carolina.
(Feb. 2015)

Linda Diane Tindall of Wyrick, Robbins, Yates & Ponton LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as one of the 2015 Top 50 women attorneys in North Carolina.
(Feb. 2015)

Leslie Calkins Packer of Ellis & Winters LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as one of the 2015 Top 10 attorneys in North Carolina. (Feb. 2015)

Samuel H. Poole, Jr., of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP in Charlotte, N.C., was named to the 2015 North Carolina Super Lawyers list in the area of personal injury medical malpractice-defense. (Feb. 2015)

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

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

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

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1987

Byron B. Kirklanda partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh N.C., was named to the 2016 North Carolina Super Lawyers list. (Feb. 2016)

C. Thomas Steele Jr., a partner at Pittman & Steele in Burlington, N.C., was recognized by Best Lawyers in America, 2016 edition, for his work in real estate law, corporate law and closely held companies and family business law.  In addition, Steele was selected as a 2016 "Lawyer of the Year" for closely held companies and family business law for the Greensboro area. Steele was also selected as a 2016 "Super Lawyer" for his work in corporate law, estate planning and probate law, and real estate. (Feb. 2016)

John Ormand, of Brooks Pierce Law Firm LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was selected by North Carolina Super Lawyers for his work in business litigation. Ormand was also selected by Benchmark Litigation 2016 edition as a "Local Litigation Star" for his work in employment and personal injury law. (Nov. 2015)

Juan A. Flores Jr., of Raleigh, N.C., was appointed to the public transit and confidence division of the North Carolina Commission on the Administration of Law and Justice by Chief Justice Mark Martin '88. (Sep. 2015)

The Honorable Joseph Buckner, the chief district court judge for district 15b, was appointed by Chief Justice Mark Martin as member of the newly formed Governor's Task Force on Mental Health and Substance Abuse. (Aug. 2015)

Byron B. Kirkland, of Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized as a "Lawyer of the Year" in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 for securities/capital markets law and was generally recognized for corporate law, mergers and acquisitions law, and venture capital law. (Aug. 2015)

Sharon Lee Parker, of Marion, N.C., received the 2015 North Carolina Bar Association Citizen Lawyer Award. (Aug. 2015)

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

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

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

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

Keith Weddington, regulatory department chair and partner at Parker Poe in Charlotte, N.C., was selected by Best Lawyers in America as Lawyer of the Year for 2015 in litigation-labor and employment. This is the second time in three years that Weddington was named Lawyer of the Year for Charlotte. (Sep. 2014)

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1988

Benjamin Baldwin of Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson in Charlotte, N.C., received the Distinguished Service Award from the North Carolina Bar Association's Business Law Section. (May 2016)

Chalk Broughton, a partner at Poyner Spruill LLC in Southern Pines, N.C., was elected as a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. This is an honor only offered to the top professionals in the practice of trust and estate law. (May 2016)

William H. Weatherspoon Jr. of Weatherspoon & Voltz LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for his work in real estate.
(Apr. 2016)

Arthur J. DeBaugh of Bell, Davis & Pitt PA in Winston-Salem, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of intellectual property law.
(Apr. 2016)

B. David Carson of Johnston, Allison & Hord PA in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for his work in construction law.
(Apr. 2016)

Arthur J. DeBaugh, of Bell, Davis & Pitt, P.A. in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for his work in intellectual property law. (Feb. 2016)

Chief Justice Mark Martin, of Raleigh, N.C., was selected to co-chair the Task Force on Mental Health and Substance Use by Governor Pat McCrory. (Sep. 2015)

Allen Kinzer, a partner at Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP in Columbus, OH, was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America 2016 for employment law management, labor law management and labor and employment litigation. (Sep. 2015)

Tom E. Austin Jr., previously of Thomas E. Austin Jr., LLC in Atlanta, GA, joined Berman Fink Van Horn P.C. as of counsel. (Sep. 2015)

Art DeBaughof Bell Davis & Pitt PA in Winston Salem, N.C., was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America 2016 in copyright law, intellectual property litigation and trademark law. (Aug. 2015)

Byron Saintsing, a partner at Smith Debnam in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America 2016 for construction law.  Byron was also elected to a chair position with the Primerus Business Law Institute of North America. (Aug. 2015)

Fred Cunningham of Cunningham Whalen & Gaspari in Palm Beach Gardens, F.L., was inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers at its membership meeting in March, 2015. Fred was also recognized as "Insurance Lawyer of the Year" in West Palm Beach by Best Lawyers in America. Fred was also recognized as one of the Top 100 lawyers in the state of Florida for 2015 by Super Lawyers Magazine. (Aug. 2015)

Byron L. Saintsing of Smith Debnam LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was elected chair of the Primerus Business Law Institute of North America (PBLI).  (Aug. 2015)

David Carson, of Johnston Allison & Hord, P.A., in Charlotte, N.C.,  was named to the 2015 North Carolina Super Lawyers list in the area of construction litigation. (Mar. 2015)

Rick Minor, the author of the leading book on European digital tax law, has been appointed to the tax technical advisory group to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), based in Paris.  The TAG advises the OECD on tax policy and helps draft international tax standards for member countries to endorse and implement in national law and international agreements.  The TAG consists of government and private sector tax experts and meets regularly at the OECD headquarters.  Rick is based in Chapel Hill.

Rick was also appointed to the legal professionalism division of the North Carolina Commission on the Administration of Law and Justice by Chief Justice Mark Martin'88. (Mar. 2015)

Renee Hom Neary joined the law firm of Mayoue Gray Eittreim, P.C. in Atlanta in January 2014. Her practice focuses on domestic law and family litigation. She resides in Atlanta with her husband, Brian, and three children, Christina (19), Jack (16) and Kyle (14). (Feb. 2015)

Mark E. Anderson, managing partner and board member, of McGuireWoods LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as one of the 2015 Top 100 attorneys in North Carolina. He was also inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers during the organization's annual meeting in Santa Barbara, California. Membership in the Academy is limited to 500.
(Feb. 2015)

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

Arthur J. DeBaugh of Bell, Davis & Pitt, P.A. in Winston-Salem, N.C., met the requirements and was certified as a specialist in trademark law by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. Trademark law, which became a certified specialty in 2013, is one of eleven areas of the law in which North Carolina attorneys can earn specialty certification. While two other states offer certification in “intellectual property law” generally, North Carolina is the first state to offer a specialty certification in the specific area of trademark law. DeBaugh serves as the vice chair of the trademark committee of the Board of Legal Specialization. DeBaugh was also selected to be included in the 2014 edition of Best Lawyers in America in the areas of copyright law, intellectual property litigation and trademark law. He was recognized in the 2015 Chambers USA Guide in the area of intellectual property litigation. DeBaugh was selected by Best Lawyers in America as Lawyer of the Year for 2015 in copyright law. He was also recognized in the 2015 edition of Best Lawyers in America in the areas of intellectual property litigation and trademark law. DeBaugh was named to the 2014 and 2015 class of North Carolina's Legal Elite by Business North Carolina magazine in the area of intellectual property. (Jan. 2015)

The Honorable Mark D. Martin of the Supreme Court of North Carolina was named by Governor McCrory to replace Chief Justice Sarah Parker. He will be formally invested as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina at a swearing-in ceremony on Monday, January 5, 2015. (Jan. 2015)

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

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

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1989

Patricia C. Jenkins of Hogue Hill LLP in Wilmington, N.C., was included in Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" in the area of tax and estate planning.
(Apr. 2016)

Jim H. Slaughter of Rossabi Black Slaughter PA in Greensboro, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of business law.
(Apr. 2016)

Patrick E. Kelly of Johnston, Allison & Hord PA in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of employment law.
(Apr. 2016)

Betty Temple, of Womble Carlyle in Greenville, S.C., was the youngest and first woman elected to serve as Womble Carlyle's chairperson in the firm's 140 year history. Temple is also the first chair based outside of Womble's  original office in Winston-Salem. (Jun. 2015)

Patrick E. Kelly, of Johnston Allison & Hord, P.A., in Charlotte, N.C., was included in Business North Carolina's legal elite in the area of employment law. Kelly was also named to the 2015 North Carolina Super Lawyers list in the area of employment and labor. (Mar. 2015)

Holly Harris Alderman, of Schell Bray PLLC in Chapel Hill, N.C., was recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as one of the 2015 Top 50 women attorneys in North Carolina.
(Feb. 2015)

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

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1990

Chris Graebe of Graebe Hanna & Sullivan PLLC in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of litigation.
(Apr. 2016)

G. Stephen Diab, Murchison of Taylor & Gibson PLLC in Wilmington, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of business law.
(Apr. 2016)

S. Luke Largess of Tin, Fulton, Walker & Owen PLLC in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of employment law.
(Apr. 2016)

F. Bryan Brice Jr. of the Law Offices of F. Bryan Brice Jr. in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of environmental law.
(Apr. 2016)

F. Bryan Brice Jr., of the Law Offices of F. Bryan Brice Jr. in Raleigh, N.C., was included in Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of environmental law. (Mar. 2016)

Peter J. Marino, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was named to the 2016 North Carolina Super Lawyers list. (Feb. 2016)

Robert E. Duggins, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh N.C., was named to the 2016 North Carolina Super Lawyers list. (Feb. 2016)

Jaye Meyer, partner at Tharrington Smith LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named chair of the North Carolina Board of Law Examiners. (Sep. 2015)

The Honorable Barbara A. Jackson, of the State of North Carolina Justice in Raleigh, N.C., was appointed as the co-chair in the technology division of the North Carolina Commission on the Administration of Law and Justice (NCCALJ) by Chief Justice Mark Martin (class of 1988). (Sep. 2015)

Marcus Trathan, a partner at Brooks Pierce Law Firm LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America 2016 for his work in First Amendment law.
(Aug. 2015)

Peter J. Marino a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 for construction law and litigation-construction. (Aug. 2015)

Robert E. Duggins, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 for corporate law and mergers and acquisitions. (Aug. 2015)

George M. Cleland IV of Winston-Salem, N.C., was elected president of the Forsyth County Bar Association and the 21st Judicial District Bar. (Jun. 2015)

Bill Barto of Fairfax, V.A., accepted a position with the Social Security Administration in Charlottesville, V.A., as an Administrative Law Judge. (Jun. 2015)

Christopher Terry Graebe of Graebe, Hanna & Sullivan, PLLC in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as one of the 2015 Top 100 attorneys in North Carolina.
(Feb. 2015)

John R. Sloan, of Ward and Smith, P.A. in Wilmington, N.C., was included in  Business North Carolina's   Legal Elite in the area of tax and estate planning. (Jan. 2015)

Steven Prevaux was awarded "Top Chief Legal Officer/Corporate Counsel" in 2014 by the Tampa Bay Business Journal. (Dec. 2014)

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

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

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

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

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

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1991

Reginald Shuford, of the ACLU of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA, received the Pennsylvania Bar Association David M. Rosenbaum Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) Public Policy Award. (May 2016)

E. Hardy Lewis, of Blanchard, of Miller, Lewis & Isley PA in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of litigation.
(Apr. 2016)

William E. “Ned” Manning Jr. of White & Allen PA in Kinston, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for his work in real estate.
(Apr. 2016)

Jimmie B. Hicks Jr. of Sumrell, Sugg, Carmichael, Hicks & Hart PA in New Bern, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of business law.
(Apr. 2016)

Keith A. Wood of Carruthers & Roth PA in Greensboro, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of business law as well as tax and estate planning. 
(Apr. 2016)

Alexander L. Maultsby of Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of employment law.
(Apr. 2016)

Seth R. Cohen of Smith, James, Rowlett & Cohen LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of employment law.
(Apr. 2016)

E. Hardy Lewis, of Blanchard, of Miller, Lewis & Isley PA in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of litigation. (Mar. 2016)

Harper Heckman, of Nexsen Pruet in Greensboro, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for his work in construction law. Harper was honored as the category winner for construction law, and is therefore a life-long member of the “Legal Elite” Hall of Fame. (Feb. 2016)

Kerry A. Shada partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was named to the 2016 North CarolinaSuper Lawyerslist. (Feb. 2016)

Jay P. Tobin, of Young Moore and Henderson, P.A. in Raleigh, N.C., was listed in Business North Carolina's Legal Elite for 2016 in the area of Construction. (Feb. 2016)

Dottie Bass Burch, a partner at Ragsdale Liggett PLLC in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America 2016 for her work in corporate law. (Sep. 2015)

Kerry Shada partner at  Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 for employment law-management and litigation-labor and employment. (Aug. 2015)

Keith A. Wood , of Carruthers & Roth, P.A. in Greensboro, N.C., was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015 for the practice area of tax law. Wood was also selected for inclusion in Business North Carolina's Legal Elite for 2015 for the practice area of tax/estate planning. Wood was also selected for inclusion in the 2015 North Carolina Super Lawyers list for the practice area of estate planning & probate law. (Feb. 2015)

The Honorable Mark Allen Davis was elected in November 2014 to a full eight-year term on the North Carolina Court of Appeals. (Jan. 2015)

Glenn C. Raynor, of Young Moore & Henderson, PA in Raleigh, N.C., was selected for inclusion in the North Carolina Super Lawyers for 2014 and 2015. (Jan. 2015)

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

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

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

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

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1992

Cara Familet was named foundation director of the Chauncey F. Lufkin III Foundation. The foundation is a charitable organization founded in 2006 dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals around the world. (Jun. 2016)

Paul Saraceni, accepted a position with Nike Inc., as vice president of global intellectual property transactions and licensing. (May 2016)

John Payne Scherer II was promoted to general counsel of the University of North Carolina Wilmington in September 2015 after serving as interim for 6 months. (May 2016)

Alice C. Stubbs of Tharrington Smith LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of family law.
(Apr. 2016)

Stephanie Jenkins of Gailor Hunt Jenkins Davis & Taylor PLLC in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of family law.
(Apr. 2016)

Anthony G. Scheer of Rawls, Scheer, Foster & Mingo PLLC in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of criminal law.
(Apr. 2016)

Chris Fialko of Rudolf Widenhouse & Fialko in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of criminal law.
(Apr. 2016)

Jay M. Wilkerson of Conner Gwyn Schenck PLLC in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for his work in construction law.
(Apr. 2016)

William P. Janvier of Janvier Law Firm PLLC in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of bankruptcy law.
(Apr. 2016)

Scott A. Miskimona partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was named to the 2016 North Carolina Super Lawyers list. (Feb. 2016)

Derrick Tharpe, of Advance, N.C., joined the law department of Wells Fargo Bank, NA in Charlotte, N.C., as senior counsel and vice president within the global commercial and insurance division. (Feb. 2016)

Dean Martin H. Brinkley, of the University of North Carolina School of Law, was appointed to the public transit and confidence division of the North Carolina Commission on the Administration of Law and Justice by Chief Justice Mark Martin '88. (Sep. 2015)

Libby Brewington, a partner at Brooks Pierce Law Firm LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 for her work in corporate law. (Aug. 2015)

Scott A Miskimon, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 for commercial litigation, litigation-real estate. (Aug. 2015)

Stephanie Thomas Jenkins of Gailor Hunt Jenkins Davis & Taylor in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as one of the 2015 Top 50 women attorneys in North Carolina.
(Feb. 2015)

Hugh H. Tilson, Jr. was named chief operating officer of the North Carolina Hospital Association. Tilson has served in various leadership positions at NCHA over the past 17 years, most recently as executive vice president. (Dec. 2014)

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

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

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

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

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1993

Kevin A. Prakke of Manning Fulton & Skinner PA in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of business law.
(Apr. 2016)

Brett J. Denton, of Carolinas HealthCare System in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of corporate counsel.
(Apr. 2016)

Dawn Siler-Nixon of Ford & Harrison LLP in Tampa, FL, received the exclusive 2016 Client Choice Award for the employment and benefits category at the firm's Florida office. (Mar. 2016)

Kimberly H. Whitley, of Patrick Harper & Dixon LLP in Hickory, N.C., was certified by the North Carolina State bar as a specialist in estate planning and probate law. (Feb. 2016)

Heather Baker accepted the first-ever staff attorney position for Jackson County, N.C. (Aug. 2015)

Dawn Siler-Nixon, a partner at FordHarrison LLP in Tampa, Fla., was chosen for inclusion in Savory Magazine's list of the 2015 Most Influential Black lawyers. (Apr. 2015)

Lee Michael Whitman of Wyrick, Robbins, Yates & Ponton LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as one of the 2015 Top 50 women attorneys in North Carolina.
(Feb. 2015)

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1994

Patricia T. Bartis of Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of employment law.
(Apr. 2016)

Algernon L. Butler III of Butler & Butler LLP in Wilmington, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of bankruptcy law.
(Apr. 2016)

James Mizgala of River Forest, IL, has joined Tucker Ellis LLP in Chicago as a partner in the firm. (Mar. 2016)

Pamela W. McAfee, partner at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough in Raleigh, N.C., was honored as a 2016 recipient of the North Carolina Bar Association Citizen Lawyer Award.

  (Feb. 2016)

H. Arthur Bolick II, a partner at Brooks Pierce Law Firm LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was recognized as a 2016 North Carolina Super Lawyers for his work in construction litigation. Bolick was also named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for his work in construction law. (Feb. 2016)

Bill Stallings, joined Mayer Brown in Washington D.C. as a partner to in its global antitrust and competition practice. (Aug. 2015)

Bryant Deleron Webster of Stone & Christy PA in Black Mountain, N.C., was presented the William Thorp Pro Bono Service Award at the North Carolina Bar Association's Annual Meeting. (Aug. 2015)

Arty Bolick, a partner at Brooks Pierce Law Firm, LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was elected vice chairman of the board of directors for the Construction Professionals Network Institute.  Arty was also recognized also recognized in Best Lawyers in America, 2016 edition, for his work in construction law. (Jun. 2015)

Gary Welch, of Johnston Allison & Hord, P.A., in Charlotte, N.C., was named to the 2015 North Carolina Super Lawyers list in the area of construction litigation. (Mar. 2015)

Wyatt S. Stevens, of Roberts & Stevens Law Firm in Asheville, N.C., was selected by Best Lawyers in America in 2014 and 2015 for commercial litigation, trusts & estates litigation, and personal injury litigation-defendants. Stevens was also selected as a 2014 and 2015 North Carolina Super Lawyer for personal injury defense. (Jan. 2015)

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

Phillip T. Jackson of Roberts & Stevens Law Firm in Asheville, N.C., was selected by Best Lawyers in America in 2014 for insurance litigation. He was also selected by Best Lawyers in America in 2015 for commercial litigation, insurance litigation, and medical malpractice law-defendants.    (Aug. 2014)

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1995

Camden R. Webb of Williams Mullen in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of litigation.
(Apr. 2016)

L. Holden Reaves of Reaves Law PLLC in Fayetteville, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for his work in real estate.
(Apr. 2016)

David Liggett of Ragsdale Liggett PLLC in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of business law.
(Apr. 2016)

John M. Cross Jr. of Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of business law.
(Apr. 2016)

John M. Cross Jr. of Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of business law.
(Apr. 2016)

Patrick S. McCroskey of Gum, Hillier & McCroskey PA in Asheville, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of family law.
(Apr. 2016)

Kearns Davis of Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of criminal law.
(Apr. 2016)

Jacqueline D. Grant of Roberts & Stevens PA in Asheville, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of employment law.
(Apr. 2016)

Jon Adams of Hamilton Stephens Steele + Martin PLLC in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of employment law.
(Apr. 2016)

Keith E. Coltrain of Wall Templeton & Haldrup PA in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for his work in construction law.
(Apr. 2016)

Stella A. Boswell, of Duke University School of Law in Durham, N.C., was appointed as a director of Duke Law's Office of Public Interest Advising. (Apr. 2016)

John Cross, a partner at Brooks Pierce Law Firm LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was recognized as a 2016 North Carolina Super Lawyers for his work in business and corporate law. Cross was also named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for his work in business law. (Feb. 2016)

Walter Lyndo Tippett Jr., a partner at Brooks Pierce Law Firm LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for his work in construction law. (Feb. 2016)

Jacqueline D. Grant, of Roberts & Stevens Law Firm in Asheville, N.C., was honored as a 2016 recipient of the North Carolina Bar Association Citizen Lawyer Award. Grant was also selected by Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" 2016 for the practice area of employment law.  

(Feb. 2016)

Charlie Reece, of Rho, Inc., in Durham N.C., was elected to a four year term on the Durham City Council on November 3, 2015. (Feb. 2016)

David K. Liggetta partner at Ragsdale Liggett PLLC in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America 2016 for his work in insurance law. (Sep. 2015)

Kearns Davis, partner at Brooks Pierce Law Firm LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was appointed to the criminal investigation and adjudication division of the North Carolina Commission on the Administration of Law and Justice by Chief Justice Mark Martin '88. Davis was also recognized by Benchmark Litigation 2016 edition as a "Local Litigation Star" for his work in white collar crimes, enforcement and investigations. (Sep. 2015)

John Crossa partner at Brooks Pierce Law Firm LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was recognized in Best Lawyers in America, 2016 edition, for his work in business organizations (including LLCs and partnerships), closely held companies and family businesses law, and corporate law. (Aug. 2015)

Walt Tippet , a partner at Brooks Pierce Law Firm LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America  2016 for his work in commercial litigation and construction law.  (Aug. 2015)

Sara Wyche Higgins of Higgins & Owens PLLC in Charlotte, N.C., was recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as one of the 2015 Top 50 women attorneys in North Carolina.
(Feb. 2015)

Jacqueline D. Grant, of Roberts & Stevens Law Firm in Asheville, N.C., was selected by Best Lawyers in America in 2014 and 2015 for medical malpractice law-defendants. Grant was also selected as a 2014 and 2015 North Carolina Super Lawyer for Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice, a Top 50 Women North Carolina Super Lawyer since 2012 and a Top 100 NC Super Lawyer in 2014.  She was elected as the president of the 28th Judicial District Bar for the 2014-2015 term.  Grant is the first African-American female and only the second African-American to hold this elected position.  She served the District as president-elect in 2013-2014 and vice-president in 2012-2013. (Jan. 2015)

Judge Ted McEntire was appointed by Chief Justice Mark Martin as Chief District Court Judge for Judicial District 24, effective January 1, 2015. (Dec. 2014)

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

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

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1996

John G. Kelso of The Van Winkle Law Firm in Asheville, N.C., was included in Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" in the area of tax and estate planning.
(Apr. 2016)

John C. Nipp of Additon, Higgins & Pendleton PA in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of litigation.
(Apr. 2016)

Martin L. White of Johnston, Allison & Hord PA in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of litigation.
(Apr. 2016)

Tonya Bunn Powell of Shanahan Law Group PLLC in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for her work in real estate.
(Apr. 2016)

Paul A. Steffens of Troutman Sanders LLP in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of business law.
(Apr. 2016)

Michael Wilson, of Northwood Ravin LLC in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of corporate counsel.
(Apr. 2016)

David W. Venable of David W. Venable, Attorney at Law, in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of criminal law.
(Apr. 2016)

John C. Nipp of Additon, Higgins & Pendleton PA in Charlotte N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of intellectual property law.
(Apr. 2016)

John Owen of Coats & Bennett in Cary, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of intellectual property law.
(Apr. 2016)

Eric H. Biesecker of Nexsen Pruet PLLC in Greensboro, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for his work in construction law.
(Apr. 2016)

Eric H. Biesecker of Nexsen Pruet PLLC in Greensboro, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for his work in construction law.
(Apr. 2016)

Amy Fiorenza, of Hamilton Stephens Steele + Martin PLLC in Charlotte, N.C., was included in Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of family law. (Mar. 2016)

David Barnard, a partner with Lathrop & Gagehas in Kansas City, Mo., was selected as a Client Service All-Star in 2016 by BTI Consulting Group. The award recognizes attorneys across the United States who earned high praise from leading general counsel and legal decision makers by outperforming all other attorneys. Barnard is one of just 30 intellectual property attorneys nationally to make BTI’s list.
(Feb. 2016)

Eric Biesecker, of Nexsen Pruet in Greensboro, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for his work in construction law. (Feb. 2016)

Charles F. Marshall IIIpartner at Brooks Pierce Law Firm LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was recognized as a 2016 North Carolina Super Lawyers for his work in business litigation. (Feb. 2016)

Charles F. Marshall III, partner at Brooks Pierce Law Firm LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Best Lawyers in America, 2016 edition, for his work in commercial litigation and government relations practice. (Aug. 2015)

Reed Fountain of Young Moore & Henderson PA in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America 2016 for administrative and regulatory law. (Aug. 2015)

Jamison Hinklea partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 for corporate law and mergers and acquisitions. (Aug. 2015)

Michael Lee Wilson of Johnston, Allison & Hord, P.A., in Charlotte, N.C., was named to the 2015 North Carolina Super Lawyers list in the area of business litigation. (Mar. 2015)

Kenny Lautenschlager, of Johnston Allison & Hord, P.A., in Charlotte, N.C., was included in  Business North Carolina's legal elite in the areas of litigation and bankruptcy law. Lautenschlager was also named to the 2015 North CarolinaSuper Lawyerslist in the area of construction litigation. (Mar. 2015)

Martin L. White, of Johnston Allison & Hord, P.A., in Charlotte, N.C., was recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as one of the 2015 Top 100 attorneys in North Carolina. White was also named to Business North Carolina's 2015 legal elite in the are of construction law.
(Feb. 2015)

Bill Mordan, senior vice president and general counsel of RB (formerly Reckitt Benckiser) in England, and the rest of the legal team at RB were ranked 1st in the Financial Times' most innovative European in-house legal teams in 2014. (Feb. 2015)

Reed N. Fountain, of Young Moore and Henderson, P.A. in Raleigh, N.C., was selected as a 2014 Business North Carolina's Legal Elite. He was also selected for inclusion in North Carolina Super Lawyers for 2014 and 2015. He was selected by Best Lawyers in America in 2015 for administrative/regulatory law. (Jan. 2015)

Jennifer Smith Scott, of Shipman & Wright, LLP in Wilmington, N.C., was recognized at the Women of Justice awards event as a recipient of the litigation practitioner award. She was also selected as an honoree for the 2014 "Women of Justice" award presented by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly. (Dec. 2014)

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

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

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

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1997

Anna S. Mills accepted a position with Womble Carlyle in Charlotte, N.C. (Jun. 2016)

Jeffrey Bandini was appointed as North Carolina State's Associate Vice Chancellor for University Real Estate Operations. (May 2016)

Jennifer L.J. Koenig of Schell Bray PLLC in Greensboro, N.C., was included in Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" in the area of tax and estate planning.
(Apr. 2016)

Sue A. Sprunger of Sprunger Law PLLC in Raleigh, N.C., was included in Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" in the area of tax and estate planning.
(Apr. 2016)

Ashe Lockhart of Lockhart PLLC in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of business law.
(Apr. 2016)

Gene Jones of Morningstar Law Group in Morrisville, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of business law.
(Apr. 2016)

Tasha Pepper-Dickinson,

a shareholder of Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A., in West Palm Beach, Fla., was named as a "Top Lawyer" in the 2016 edition of the South Florida Legal Guide.Dickinson is a Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts and Estates Lawyer, a Fellow of the American College of Trusts and Estates Council (ACTEC), and is admitted to practice in both Florida and North Carolina. She is the Past-President of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers (State of Florida, 2009-2010). She concentrates her practice in the areas of Trusts & Estate Planning and Taxation.  In addition, Pepper-Dickinson was elected to the Board of Directors of her firm.
(Feb. 2016)

Jennifer Johnson Koenig, of Schell Bray PLLC in Chapel Hill, N.C., was honored by the Greensboro Bar Association's Herb Falk Society. (Jan. 2016)

Donyelle Eller Crapsi joined Andrews, Bernstein, Maranto & Nicotra, PLLC in Buffalo, N.Y., as a litigation attorney. (Jan. 2016)

Tasha Pepper-Dickinson

, a shareholder of Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A., was selected by the South Florida Legal Guide as a Top Lawyer and has been elected as a Fellow of the prestigious American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). Pepper-Dickinson was also made the 2015 Florida Super Lawyers list. 
(Jul. 2015)

W. Carleton Metcalf of The Van Winkle Law Firm in Asheville, N.C., was selected by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly as a 2014 Leaders in the Law honoree. Metcalf was also presented the 28th Judicial District Bar's 2015 Professionalism Award. (Jul. 2015)

Tricia Morvan Derr of Lincoln Derr PLLC in Charlotte, N.C., was recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as one of the 2015 Top 50 women attorneys in North Carolina.
(Feb. 2015)

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

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

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

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1998

Elliot Zenick of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Washington, DC, received the Arthur S. Flemming Award, which honors men and women who have offered exceptional service to the federal government for 3-15 years. (May 2016)

Amy H. Kincaid of Schell Bray PLLC in Greensboro, N.C., was included in Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" in the area of tax and estate planning.
(Apr. 2016)

C. Michael Crisp of Grier Furr & Crisp PA in Charlotte, N.C., was included in Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" in the area of tax and estate planning.
(Apr. 2016)

Elizabeth Weddington Voltz of Weatherspoon & Voltz LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for her work in real estate.
(Apr. 2016)

Beau Fisher of Moore & Van Allen PLLC in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of anti-trust law.
(Apr. 2016)

Stephen J. Dunn of Van Hoy, Reutlinger, Adams & Dunn in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of employment law.
(Apr. 2016)

Kevin R. Lyn of Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of intellectual property law.
(Apr. 2016)

Melissa Dewey Brumback of Ragsdale Liggett PLLC in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for her work in construction law.
(Apr. 2016)

Stacey A. Brady, of Schell Bray PLLC in Greensboro, N.C., was included in Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" in the area of tax and estate planning. (Mar. 2016)

Christopher Priddy  of Washington, D.C., accepted a counsel position with the US Food and Drug Administration. (Feb. 2016)

Andrew Spainhour, with Replacements Ltd, was honored on September 25, 2015 as one of North Carolina Lawyers Weekly Leaders in the Law - an award honoring attorneys licensed and practicing law in the state of North Carolina, who have gone above and beyond in their profession and their community. Mr. Spainhour was also named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of corporate counsel. (Jan. 2016)

Elizabeth McLaughlin Haddix, with the UNC Center for Civil Rights, was honored on September 25, 2015 as one of North Carolina Lawyers Weekly Leaders in the Law - an award honoring attorneys licensed and practicing law in the state of North Carolina, who have gone above and beyond in their profession and their community. (Jan. 2016)

Wayne K. Maioranoa partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 for construction law and litigation-construction. (Aug. 2015)

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

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

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

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1999

James N. Greene III of Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP in Charlotte, N.C., was included in Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" in the area of tax and estate planning.
(Apr. 2016)

J. Christopher Jackson of Wood Jackson PLLC in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of litigation.
(Apr. 2016)

Jill Jackson of Tharrington Smith LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of family law.
(Apr. 2016)

Josh Howard of Gammon, Howard & Zeszotarski PLLC in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of criminal law.
(Apr. 2016)

Edward B. Davis of Bell, Davis & Pitt PA in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for his work in construction law.
(Apr. 2016)

George Mason Oliver of Oliver & Cheek PLLC in New Bern, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of bankruptcy law.
(Apr. 2016)

Tommy S. Blalock III of Blalock Law Offices PA in Greensboro, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of bankruptcy law.
(Apr. 2016)

Russell D. Babb, of Tharrington Smith LLP, in Raleigh, N.C., was included in Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of criminal law. (Mar. 2016)

Edward "Ward" B. Davis, of Bell, Davis & Pitt, P.A. in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for his work in construction law. (Feb. 2016)

Ward Davis of Bell Davis & Pitt PA in Charlotte, N.C., was recognized by  The Best Lawyers in America  2016 in appellate practice. (Aug. 2015)

J. Mitch Armbruster, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 for commercial litigation. (Aug. 2015)

David Swerdlick joined the Washington Post Outlook and PostEverything as assistant editor on April 6. Swerdlick was featured on Yahoo Global News with Katie Couric for an in-depth preview of the August 6 GOP debate. (Aug. 2015)

Daniel R. Simon joined the Energy and Project Finance Practice Group of Strook & Strook & Lavan LLP as special counsel in the Washington, DC office. (Jun. 2015)

Jill Schnabel Jackson of Tharrington Smith, LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as one of the 2015 Top 50 women attorneys in North Carolina.
(Feb. 2015)

Edward "Ward" B. Davis, of Bell, Davis & Pitt, P.A. in Charlotte, N.C., was recognized in the 2014 and 2015 edition of Best Lawyers in America in the areas of appellate practice and commercial litigation. He was also named to North Carolina's Super Lawyers for 2014 and 2015. Davis earned the coveted AV Preeminent Peer Review Ratings from the distinguished Martindale-Hubbell Rating Agency. The AV Preeminent rating is the highest achievement level awarded to attorneys by Martindale-Hubbell.   (Jan. 2015)

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

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

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

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2000

Matthew Rhoad, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was elected president of Chapter 31 of the International Right of Way Association. (May 2016)

David N. Woods of Wyatt Early Harris Wheeler LLP in High Point, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for his work in real estate.
(Apr. 2016)

Robert G. Lindauer Jr. of Johnston, Allison & Hord PA in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for his work in real estate.
(Apr. 2016)

Bentley J. Olive of Olive Law Group PLLC in Cary, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of intellectual property law.
(Apr. 2016)

Lex M. Erwin of Erwin, Bishop, Capitano & Moss PA in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for his work in construction law.
(Apr. 2016)

David Smyth, a partner at Brooks Pierce, LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized as a "JD Supra Top Author" in the 2016 JD Supra Readers' Choice Awards.  The awards acknowledge the most read authors across the JD Supra Platform. (Mar. 2016)

Dana Simpsona partner at  Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized in  The Best Lawyers in America  2016 in government relations practice. (Aug. 2015)

David Smyth, a partner at Brooks Pierce, LLP in Raleigh, N.C., has earned the Certified Information Privacy Professional designation from the International Association of Privacy Professionals. (Jul. 2015)

Elizabeth Ising, a partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP in Washington D.C., was named co-chair of the firm's securities regulation and corporate governance practice group. Ising was also named a member of the Advisory Board for Northwestern University School of Law's Securities Regulation Institute. (Jul. 2015)

Stephanie E. Lewis, of Jackson Lewis P.C., in Greenville, S.C., was selected as an honoree for South Carolina Lawyers Weekly's 2015 Leadership in Law awards. (Apr. 2015)

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

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2001

Dr. William Haulbrook, a partner at Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP in Boston, was named an "IP (Intellectual Property) Star" by Managing Intellectual Property (MIP). (Jun. 2016)

Randolph Morgan III of The Law Office of Randolph Morgan III in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of family law.
(Apr. 2016)

Jason D. Evans, of McGuireWoods LLP in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of anti-trust law.
(Apr. 2016)

Todd S. Roessler of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of environmental law.
(Apr. 2016)

J. Patrick Haywood of Carruthers & Roth PA in Greensboro, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for his work in construction law and litigation.
(Apr. 2016)

Matthew C. Bouchard of Lewis & Roberts PLLC in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for his work in construction law.
(Apr. 2016)

Arnita M. Dula, Deputy City Attorney in Hickory, N.C., was honored as a 2016 recipient of the  North Carolina Bar Association  Citizen Lawyer Award. (Feb. 2016)

Eric Mills joined Nexsen Pruet, LLC in Raleigh, N.C., as partner. His practice centers on intellectual property. (Jul. 2015)

Robert Powell, department chair of justice studies at Central Carolina Community College, was named Instructor of the Year (2015) and a top five finalist for the Excellence in Teaching Award for the State Board of Community Colleges. (Jun. 2015)

J. Patrick Haywood, of Carruthers & Roth, P.A. in Greensboro, N.C., was selected for inclusion in Business North Carolina's Legal Elite for 2015 for the practice area of construction law. Haywood was also selected for inclusion in the 2015 North Carolina Super Lawyers list for the practice area of construction litigation. (Feb. 2015)

Charles "Chip" Kyles was appointed by N.C. Speaker of the House Thom Tillis in December 2014 to serve a four-year term on the North Carolina State Advisory Council to the Employment Security Commission.  Chip is employed as Director of Workers' Compensation for Duke University and Health System, where his department administers the workers' compensation and unemployment compensation programs. (Jan. 2015)

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

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2002

Sabrina Rockoff of McGuire, Wood & Bissette PA in Asheville, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of employment law.
(Apr. 2016)

Anna Pond McLamb, of Brooks Pierce Law Firm LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for her work in real estate. McLamb was also recognized by Super Lawyers as a "Rising Star." (Mar. 2016)

Tamesha Keel, CEO of LawPortunites (www.lawportunites.com), was a featured speaker at AARP's "I Heart Caregivers" rally at the state capitol in Pennsylvania. (Mar. 2016)

Sabrina Presnell-Rockoff, managing partner at McGuire Wood & Bissette in Asheville, N.C., was named to the 2016 Business North Carolina Magazine's "Legal Elite" list of top lawyers for her work in employment law. (Mar. 2016)

Sabrina Presnell Rockoff, a shareholder at McGuire Wood & Bissette PA, was elected as the firms managing partner.  Rockoff will be the first woman to hold the principal leadership position in the firm's 122 year history. (Feb. 2016)

Jason M. Hensley, of Valdese, N.C., was appointed to the technology division of the North Carolina Commission on the Administration of Law and Justice (NCCALJ) by Chief Justice Mark Martin (class of 1988). (Sep. 2015)

Christopher R. Kigerof Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 for product liability litigation-defendants. (Aug. 2015)

Scott Andrew Schaaf was named partner at Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP in Winston-Salem, N.C. Schaaf was appointed the Chair of the Real Property Section of the North Carolina Bar Association for 2015-2016.  The Real Property Section is one of the NCBA's largest sections with more than 2,100 active members.  (Jul. 2015)

Sabrina Presnell Rockoff was appointed as shareholder of McGuire, Wood & Bissette PA in Asheville, N.C.  She was also named treasurer of the Federal Bar Association for the Western District of North Carolina in January 2014. Sabrina was also named to the 2015 Business North Carolina magazine's Legal Elite list of the top lawyers in North Carolina. She was named to the 2015 North Carolina Rising Stars list for employment and labor law. (Jan. 2015)

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

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2003

Chad S.C. Stover, a partner at Barnes & Thornburg in Wilmington, DE, was selected to the "2016 Rising Star" list by Delaware Super Lawyers. (Jun. 2016)

Amanda Harmon Cooley, a professor of law at South Texas College of Law, was granted tenure. (Apr. 2016)

 Alyssa Omwake Hockaday, of Raleigh, N.C., accepted the position of attorney advisor to the Clerk of Court in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. (Apr. 2016)

Adam L. Ross of James McElroy & Diehl PA in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of litigation.
(Apr. 2016)

Justin D. Howard of McGuireWoods LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of litigation.
(Apr. 2016)

Rebecca J. Reinhardt of Roberts & Stevens PA in Asheville, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for her work in real estate.
(Apr. 2016)

Jeffrey W. Childers of Ward and Smith PA in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of intellectual property law.
(Apr. 2016)

Andrew W.J. Tarr of Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson PA in Charlotte, N.C. was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of bankruptcy law.
(Apr. 2016)

Jeffrey M. Davis, of Lincoln Financial Group, in Greensboro, N.C., was included in Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of corporate counsel. (Mar. 2016)

Ashley H. Campbell, of Ragsdale Liggett PLLC in Raleigh, N.C., was honored as a 2016 recipient of the  North Carolina Bar Association  Citizen Lawyer Award. (Feb. 2016)

Alexander Elkan , a partner at Brooks Pierce Law Firm LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was recognized in the 2016 edition of North Carolina's Super  Lawyers  list. (Feb. 2016)

Addie K. S. Riesof Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Super Lawyers  as a "Rising Star." (Feb. 2016)

Brian Duncan Meacham, a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Super Lawyers  as a "Rising Star." (Feb. 2016)

Rebecca Johnston Reinhardt, of Roberts & Stevens Law Firm in Asheville, N.C., was selected by Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" 2016 for the practice area of real estate law. (Feb. 2016)

Robert P. Barnidge, Jr., of Richmond Heights, Mo., published Self-Determination, Statehood, and the Law of Negotiation: The Case of Palestine in January 2016. (Jan. 2016)

Ashley Campbell, of Ragsdale Liggett PLLC in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America 2016 for her work in corporate law. Also, as one of the youngest members of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC), Ashley was appointed to a Blue Ribbon Commission established by FDCC president Steve Farrar to explore membership recruitment issues. (Sep. 2015)

Alex Elkana partner at Brooks Pierce Law Firm LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 for his work in environmental law. (Aug. 2015)

William Isenhour, of Johnston Allison & Hord, P.A., in Charlotte, N.C., was named to the 2015 North Carolina Rising Stars list for business/corporate. (Mar. 2015)

Rebecca Johnston Reinhardt, of Roberts & Stevens Law Firm in Asheville, N.C. was selected to Business North Carolina magazine’s Legal Elite 2014 and 2015 for real estate law. (Jan. 2015)

Jeffrey Childers, Ph.D., of Ward and Smith, P.A. in Raleigh, N.C., was included in Business North Carolina's Legal Elite in the area of intellectual property. (Jan. 2015)

Zeke Creech opened Zeke Creech Law in Raleigh, N.C. The firm specializes in real estate and business law, regulatory and administrative law, and wills, trusts, and estates. (Dec. 2014)

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

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2004

Chad Hansen accepted an associate counsel position with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. (Jun. 2016)

C. Allen York of Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for his work in real estate.
(Apr. 2016)

Paul J. Foley of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP in Winston-Salem, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of business law.
(Apr. 2016)

Irene King of King Collaborative Family Law in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of family law.
(Apr. 2016)

Daniel Johnson of Willis Johnson & Nelson PLLC in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of criminal law.
(Apr. 2016)

Rebecca Crandall of McGuire, Wood & Bissette PA in Asheville, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of intellectual property law.
(Apr. 2016)

Katherine J. Clayton of Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of bankruptcy law.
(Apr. 2016)

James R. Forrest, of Forrest Firm PC in Durham, N.C., was included in Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" in the area of business law. (Mar. 2016)

Rebecca Crandall of McGuire Wood & Bissette in Asheville, N.C., was named to the 2016 Business North Carolina Magazine's "Legal Elite" list of top lawyers for her work in intellectual property. (Mar. 2016)

C. Allen Yorkof Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Super Lawyers  as a "Rising Star." (Feb. 2016)

Katherine Justus Clayton, of Brooks Pierce Law Firm LLP in Greesnsboro, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for her work in bankruptcy law. (Feb. 2016)

Moses Kim opened The Moses Firm, LLC in Atlanta. (Feb. 2016)

Robert W. Shaw, of Gordon & Rees LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named partner in April 2015. (Feb. 2016)

C. Allen Yorka partner at  Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 for real estate law. (Aug. 2015)

Rebecca Crandall joined McGuire Woods & Bissette in Asheville, N.C. Her practice centers around IP infringement litigation as well as related business Torts and domain name disputes.  (Jul. 2015)

Rose Cordero Prey of Kenyon & Kenyon LLP in New York , was promoted to partner. Prey practices in the areas of international trade, patent litigation, and patent transactions and counseling.
(Mar. 2015)

Mark Tolman, a shareholder and board of directors member, of Jones Waldo in Salt Lake City, was recognized by Utah Business magazine as one of Utah's "Legal Elite" in the field of employment law. (Mar. 2015)

J. Jackson Hardison was named partner at Hardison & Cochran, a North Carolina personal injury and workers' compensation law firm. (Feb. 2015)

Angela Farag Craddock of Young Moore and Henderson, P.A. of Raleigh, N.C., was selected for inclusion to North Carolina Super Lawyers for 2014 and 2015 as a "Rising Star."  (Jan. 2015)

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

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

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

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2005

Christian P. Cherry of Grier Furr & Crisp PA in Charlotte, N.C., was included in Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" in the area of tax and estate planning.
(Apr. 2016)

Karen H. Chapman of Poyner Spruill LLP in Charlotte, N.C., was included in Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" in the category of young guns.
(Apr. 2016)

Jason T. Strickland of Ward and Smith PA in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for his work in construction law.
(Apr. 2016)

Robert Jason Herndon of Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for his work in construction law.
(Apr. 2016)

Shelley K. Abel, of Rayburn Cooper & Durham PA in Charlotte, N.C., was included in Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" in the area of bankruptcy law.
(Mar. 2016)

William B. Cannon, of Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the areas of intellectual property law and young guns. (Mar. 2016)

Lucas V. "Duke" Haugh, of Ulmer & Berne LLP in Cincinnati, was named partner on January 1, 2016. (Feb. 2016)

Jennifer Wooten Ierardi, with Northwestern Medicine in Chicago, was promoted from director of corporate governance to chief integrity executive. (Feb. 2016)

Hilary Dack, of Charlotte, N.C., accepted an assistant professor position with the University of North Carolina at Charlotte College of Education within their middle grades program. (Aug. 2015)

Richard Wheelahan was appointed general counsel at the Capitala Group in Charlotte, N.C. (Jul. 2015)

Tamika Jenkins Rice joined the Law Office of LeeAnne Quattrucci. (Jun. 2015)

Karen Chapman was named partner at Poyner & Spruill. (Apr. 2015)

Sean A. Simmons was elected as partner at Alston & Bird LLP's Atlanta office. (Jan. 2015)

James E. Langston was elected partner at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, a leading international law firm with 16 offices located in major financial centers around the world. Langston focuses on mergers and acquisitions and is resident in the New York office. (Jan. 2015)

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

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2006

Caroline Guibert Chase, of Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP, in San Francisco, CA, was elected to the firm's partnership. (May 2016)

Christopher M. Theriault of Solana, Theriault & Gross PLLC in Wilmington, N.C., was included in Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" in the category of young guns.
(Apr. 2016)

Stephen M. Russell Jr. of Turning Point Litigation/Mullins Duncan Harrell & Russell PLLC in Greensboro, N.C., was included in Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" in the category of young guns.
(Apr. 2016)

John C. Livingston of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for his work in real estate.
(Apr. 2016)

Daniel A. Merlin of Alexander Ricks PLLC in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of business law.
(Apr. 2016)

LeeAnne Quattrucci of Wilmington, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of family law.
(Apr. 2016)

Trevor P. Schmidt of Hutchison PLLC in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of intellectual property law.
(Apr. 2016)

Dan M. Hartzog, Jr., a partner at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was selected as a 2016 North Carolina "Rising Star." (Feb. 2016)

Melody Jollya partner at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP in Wilmington, N.C., was selected as a 2016 North Carolina "Rising Star." (Feb. 2016)

Melinda Vervais was elected as a member at Moore & Van Allen in Charlotte, N.C. (Jan. 2016)

Drew Erteschik, of Poyner Spruill LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was appointed to the legal professionalism division of the North Carolina Commission on the Administration of Law and Justice (NCCALJ) by Chief Justice Mark Martin '88. (Sep. 2015)

Karen Luchka Wingo of Fisher & Phillips LLP in Columbia, S.C., was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America 2016. (Aug. 2015)

Shayne O'Reilly of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP in Atlanta, G.A., was named a recipient of the National Bar Association’s 2015 40 Under 40 Nation’s Best Advocates awards. (Jul. 2015)

Atinuke "Tinu" Oluwatoyin Driver of Raleigh, N.C., accepted the position as director of compliance with the US Department of Energy's PowerAmerica Institute. (Jun. 2015)

Ginny Allen of Cranfil Sumner & Hartzog LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was selected to serve as chair for the North Carolina Bar Association's law practice management & technology section. (Jun. 2015)

LeeAnne Quattrucci of Wilmington, N.C., was nominated and selected as one of Business North Carolina magazine's 2015 "Legal Elite". Quattrucci was also awarded the Wilmington, N.C. YWCA 2015 Woman of Achievement (in Business) award. (Jun. 2015)

Dan M. Hartzog Jr. was named partner at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP in Raleigh, N.C. Hartzog was named to the 2015 North Carolina Rising Stars list in the area of employment and labor law. (Feb. 2015)

Melody J. Jolly was named partner at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP in Wilmington, N.C. Melody was named to the 2015 North Carolina Rising Stars list in the area of professional liability-defense. (Feb. 2015)

Daniel A. Merlin joined Alexander Ricks PLLC in Charlotte, N.C. He was recognized in the 2014 edition of Chamber USA for his work in the banking, finance, and real estate fields. (Jan. 2015)

Atinuke Akintola Diver will moderate the session, "How Federalist Are We, Anyway? Transportation Law, Marijuana, and the Changing Drug Enforcement Environment" at the Transportation Research Board's (TRB) 94th Annual Meeting in Washington on Monday, January 12, 2015.  She previously presented this session at TRB's 53rd Annual Workshop on Transportation Law held July 13-16, 2014, in San Francisco, Calif. (Jan. 2015)

Brian Janson was named partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in New York. (Jan. 2015)

Elizabeth Ferrill was promoted to partner at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the world. (Jan. 2015)

Karen L. Luchka of Fisher & Phillips LLP in Columbia, S.C., was selected as a recipient of the South Carolina Lawyers Weekly’s 2013 Leadership in the Law award and was selected by The State newspaper for its annual "20 under 40" list of the area's top young professionals. She received the Girl Scouts Honor Pin from the Girl Scouts of South Carolina – Mountains to Midlands council because of her outstanding work on the council’s nominating and board development committees in which she has led fundraising initiatives and approached donors for gifts to support the work of the Girl Scouts. (Nov. 2014)

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

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2007

Diana Sarju Kim accepted a counsel position with Taylor English Duma LLP in Atlanta with the firm's employment and labor relations group. (Jun. 2016)

Adam P.M. Tarleton of Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was included in Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" in the area of tax and estate planning.
(Apr. 2016)

Matthew A. Cordell of Ward and Smith PA in Raleigh, N.C., was included in Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" in the category of young guns.
(Apr. 2016)

Joshua J. Otto of Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of business law.
(Apr. 2016)

Matthew A. Cordell of Ward and Smith PA in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of business law.
(Apr. 2016)

Lauren V. Lewis of Essex Richards PA in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the areas of family law and young guns.
(Apr. 2016)

Penelope L. Hefner of Sodoma Law PC in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of family law.
(Apr. 2016)

Michael Robert Paduchowski of Law Office of Matthew Charles Suczynski PLLC in Chapel Hill, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of criminal law as well as young guns.
(Apr. 2016)

Kyle R. Still of Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of employment law.
(Apr. 2016)

Mary Katherine H. Stukes of Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP in Charlotte, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of environmental law.
(Apr. 2016)

Richard Cook of Cape Fear Debt Relief in Wilmington, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of bankruptcy law.
(Apr. 2016)

Drew Slone has joined Winstead PC in Dallas as an associate. (Mar. 2016)

Adam Tarletonof Brooks Pierce Law Firm LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" for his work in tax and estate planning.  Tarleton was also recognized by Super Lawyers as a "Rising Star." (Feb. 2016)

Robert Christopher Miles Rountree, of Narron & Holdford PA in Wilson, N.C., was elected president of the seventh judicial district bar association. (Feb. 2016)

Dr. Jennifer K. Wagner, of State College, Pa.,was selected to be the 2014-2015 AAAS congressional fellow and served in the office of U.S. Senator Edward J. Markey (MA) where she managed the judiciary portfolio and assisted with environmental, consumer protection, health, and privacy policy. Jennifer was also selected to be the 2015-2016 AAAS judicial fellow but declined the honor to join Geisinger Health System as associate director of bioethics research. There she leads research on ethical, legal, and policy matters related to the MyCode (TM) biobank and Precision Medicine Initiative. She continues to have a private solo law practice in State College, Pa. (Feb. 2016)

Daniel Stuart Harrison accepted a position with the U.S. Office of General Counsel's division of post-secondary education, focusing on higher education compliance and policy. He and his family will relocate to Washington, D.C. (Feb. 2016)

Kimberly Blackwell Bishop, of The Bishop Law Firm in Raleigh, N.C., became a North Carolina State Bar board certified social security disability law specialist. (Feb. 2016)

Benjamin Pickett was elected as a member at Moore & Van Allen in Charlotte, N.C. (Jan. 2016)

Eric Snider of Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was elected to serve a 3-year term on the Henderson Collegiate Charter School Board of Directors. (Aug. 2015)

Adam L. Berg was selected as an Administrative Law Judge with the Office of Administrative Hearings, State of California. Prior to his selection he was assistant chief counsel to the Department of Homeland Security.  (Apr. 2015)

Brian Koontz, of Johnston Allison & Hord, P.A., in Charlotte, N.C., was named to the 2015 North Carolina Rising Stars list for banking. (Mar. 2015)

Kevin K. Nolan, of Proskauer Rose, in Boston, MA,  was selected in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly as an Up & Comping Lawyer and was honored at the Excellence in the Law event co-hosted by the Massachusetts Bar Association. (Mar. 2015)

Kyle R. Still, of Ward and Smith, P.A. in Raleigh, N.C., was included in  Business North Carolina's   Legal Elite in the area of employment. (Jan. 2015)

Matthew A. Cordell, of Ward and Smith, P.A. in Raleigh, N.C., was included in  Business North Carolina's  Legal Elite in the areas of business and young guns. Cordell was also named chair-elect  of the Young Lawyers Division of the North Carolina Bar Association at the 2015 Annual Meeting in Asheville, NC.  (Jan. 2015)

Sarah Watts joined Alston & Bird's Atlanta office as a senior associate. (Jan. 2015)

Russell Pate of The Pate Law Firm in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, was elected president of the Virgin Islands Bar Association for 2016. (Dec. 2014)

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

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

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

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

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2008

Sara Kroll Weed accepted a corporate associate position with Paul Hastings LLP in Atlanta, GA. (Jun. 2016)

Martin Rosenbluth, of Elon University in Durham, N.C., volunteered with he CARA Project, a group of lawyers and legal assistants representing mothers and children held at "South Texas Family Residential Center." (May 2016)

Trevor Cangelosi of Clawson and Staubes, LLC in Charleston, S.C., was named a "Rising Star" for his work in civil litigation. (May 2016)

Elizabeth Sims Hedrick of Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of litigation.
(Apr. 2016)

Eric David, a partner at Brooks Pierce Law Firm LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by 2016 North Carolina's Super Lawyers as a "Rising Star" for his work in business litigation. (Feb. 2016)

Ben Thompson, of Fish & Richardson in Atlanta, was named principal in the firm's intellectual property litigation group.   (Feb. 2016)

Lucy Bradley joined Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLPin Raleigh, N.C. (Nov. 2015)

Zeb Smathers, of Smathers Law in Canton, N.C., received the "People's Choice Award" as the "Top Attorney in Haywood County" by "The Mountaineer" newspaper. Zeb was also selected as a member of North Carolina Bar Association's Leadership Academy Class of 2015. (Feb. 2015)

Robert F. "Rick" Jackson  was appointed shareholder of McGuire, Wood & Bissette in Asheville, N.C. Rick was named to the 2015 North Carolina Rising Stars list for business and corporation law. (Jan. 2015)

Jeremy S. Shrader was named a director at Carruthers & Roth, P.A. in Greensboro, N.C. He is a member of Carruthers & Roth's commercial real estate practice, specializing in leasing, development, finance, zoning and land use. (Jan. 2015)

Marty Rosenbluth was hired as the clinical practitioner in residence in the Humanitarian Immigration Law Clinic at Elon Law School. (Jan. 2015)

Stephen A. Brown was named a shareholder of Young Moore and Henderson, P.A. in Raleigh, N.C. (Jan. 2015)

Frederick R. Zufelt joined Duke University Medical Center's Private Diagnostic Clinic. (Nov. 2014)

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

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

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

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

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2009

Elizabeth Kemper accepted a position with Lindley Law Firm PLLC in Charlotte N.C., as a marketing director. (May 2016)

Jason A. Miller of Miller & Monroe PLLC in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of litigation.
(Apr. 2016)

Jeffrey R. Monroe of Miller & Monroe PLLC in Raleigh, N.C., was included in Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" in the category of young guns.
(Apr. 2016)

Stephen C. McIntyre of Musselwhite, Musselwhite, Branch & Grantham in Lumberton, N.C., was included in Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" in the category of young guns.
(Apr. 2016)

Kristan Bryant of Bell Davis Pitt in Winston-Salem, N.C., was elected as a director of the firm. (Mar. 2016)

Jennifer Hall accepted an associate position with Ellis & Winters LLP in Raleigh, N.C. (Feb. 2016)

Adam T. Duke, of Bell, Davis & Pitt, PA in Winston-Salem, N.C., was elected to the position of director on February 1, 2016. (Feb. 2016)

Kris Bryant, of Bell, Davis & Pitt, PA in Winston-Salem, N.C., was elected to the position of director on February 1, 2016. (Feb. 2016)

Patrick Cleary, of Bowman and Brooke LLP in Columbia, S.C., was accepted to the South Carolina State Bar's 2016 Leadership Academy. (Feb. 2016)

Dan Conrad, of Washington D.C., accepted a position with the Environmental Protection Agency in the Air and Radiation Law Office. (Nov. 2015)

Andrew R. Lincoln joined Jackson Lewis, PC in Tampa, Fla. His practice is focused on wage and hour compliance, FLSA litigation and collective class actions.  (Jul. 2015)

Jeff Lewis of the Deuterman Law Group in Greensboro, N.C., became a certified member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. (Jun. 2015)

Mark Hanson, of Johnston Allison & Hord, P.A., in Charlotte, N.C., was named to the 2015 North Carolina Rising Stars list for health care. (Mar. 2015)

Elizabeth Tillotson joined the law firm of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck in Denver. Elizabeth joined the firm’s litigation department and focuses her practice on general commercial litigation and securities matters, including disputes involving contract, tort and claims arising under federal law, as well as disputes concerning federal and state constitutional law such as the Commerce Clause. (Feb. 2015)

Uttam G. Dubal joined the intellectual property practice of Paul Hastings in Palo Alto, Calif. (Feb. 2015)

Starling B. Underwood, III, of McGuire, Wood & Bissette in Asheville, N.C., was named to the 2014 and 2015 North Carolina Rising Stars list for general litigation. (Jan. 2015)

Patrick R. Aul of Young Moore and Henderson, P.A. of Raleigh, N.C., was selected for inclusion to  North Carolina Super Lawyers  for 2015 as a "Rising Star."  (Jan. 2015)

Adam T. Duke of Bell, Davis, and Pitt in Winston-Salem, N.C., was recognized by North Carolina's Super Lawyers magazine as a "Rising Star" for 2015. (Jan. 2015)

John Derrick was promoted to Senior Attorney Advisor in the Social Security Administration's Office of Appellate Operations at the headquarters of SSA's Office of Adjudication and Review in Falls Church, Va., in the Washington, D.C. area. (Jan. 2015)

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

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2010

Paul J. Puryear Jr. of Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was included in Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" in the category of young guns.
(Apr. 2016)

Seth A. Glazer of Church Watson Law PLLC in Cornelius, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite" in the area of family law.
(Apr. 2016)

Dane R. Scalise, of Chleborowicz & Theriault in Wilmington, N.C., was appointed to the position of Deputy Commissioner of the North Carolina Industrial Commission and commences a six-year term beginning on February 2, 2016. (Feb. 2016)

Daniel F. Smitha partner at Brooks Pierce Law Firm LLP in Greensboro, N.C., was recognized by 2016 North Carolina's Super Lawyers as a "Rising Star" for his work in environmental law. (Feb. 2016)

David Y. Sartorio, of Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by Super Lawyers  as a "Rising Star." (Feb. 2016)

Joshua McIntyre of Durham, N.C., accepted the position of director of membership for the North Carolina Bar Association. (Jun. 2015)

Win Bassett is in his final year in an M.A. program for religion and literature at Yale Divinity School. His nonfiction has been published in The Atlantic, the Paris Review Daily , the Los Angeles Review of Books , and Guernica . His fiction and poetry have been published or are forthcoming in T he Southern Poetry Anthology, Image, PANK, and P ea River Journal . He is a former assistant district attorney and serves on the PEN Prison Writing Program Fiction Committee. Win is the legal advisor for Asymptote , managing editor of Yale's Letters , and community manager for Bull City Press , and was a literature scholar at the 2014 Virginia Quarterly Review Writers' Conference. Win was awarded a teaching fellowship from Yale University. Three of his poems were published in  T he Southern Poetry Anthology, Vol. VII: North Carolina available hereAfter Win graduates from Yale in May, he will be moving to Nashville to teach English at Montgomery Bell Academy, a preparatory day school for boys in grades 7 through 12 that dates back to 1866. (Feb. 2015)

Christian H. Brill and his father, Howard W. Brill, presented their law review article "Take Me Out to the Hearing: Major League Baseball Players Before Congress" during the 25th Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. The paper was previously published in the Albany Government Law Review. Christian and his father also co-authored the 6th edition of the Arkansas Law of Damages, a comprehensive book covering the general principles of damages and the damages relating to substantive principles of Arkansas law. (Jan. 2015)

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

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

Seema Kakad Jain of Washington joined the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission as an attorney-advisor in the Office of Enforcement, Division of Investigations. (Jun. 2014)

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2011

Adeline McKinney Clarke and T. Henry Clarke V of Lynchburg, Virginia, announce the birth of a son, Thomas Henry Clarke VI, on September 27, 2015. (Mar. 2016)

William Biggers of Washington, D.C., was sworn in as an Assistant District Attorney with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg District Attorney's Office. (Mar. 2016)

Kristin Kelley joined Ice Miller, LLP, in Indianapolis, as of counsel in the firm's immigration practice group. (Nov. 2015)

Andrew Atkins, of Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was appointed to the newly created North Carolina Commission on the Administration of Law and Justice. (Nov. 2015)

Heather Powell of Maynard Cooper & Gale PC in Birmingham, Ala., married Daniel Mangual '11. (Sep. 2015)

U.S. Navy attorney Daniel Mangual of Brooklyn, N.Y., married Heather Powell '11. (Sep. 2015)

Paige O'Hale accepted the position of Assistant United States Attorney in the civil division of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana in New Orleans, L.A. (Jul. 2015)

Rachel Marie Blunk joined Sharpless & Stavola, PA in Greensboro, N.C. as an associate. (Jan. 2015)

Kathleen Oppenheimer Berkey of Pavese Law Firm in Fort Myers, Fla., was elected to the Connect Florida Board of Governors. She was named to Gulfshore Business's Top 40 under 40 list which recognizes young professionals and community leaders in Southwest Florida for their contributions to local businesses and the community. She was also selected from over 5,000 submissions to be featured in The 2015 Woman's Advantage Shared Wisdom Calendar. The calendar provides advice for women business owners from influential women leaders across the U.S. and around the world.  Mary Cantando, the internationally recognized growth expert of The Woman's Advantage, announced that Berkey's advice will be featured in the calendar on October 14, 2015. (Dec. 2014)

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

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2012

Kara Brunk accepted an attorney position with Poyner Spruill in Raleigh, N.C. (Jun. 2016)

S. Wilson Quick, of Brooks Pierce and president of the North Carolina State Friends of the Library in Raleigh, N.C., accepted the 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Services on behalf of the North Carolina State libraries as a member of a delegation invited to the White House. (Jun. 2016)

Kimberly J. Kirk of Johnston, Allison & Hord PA in Charlotte, N.C., was included in Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" in the category of young guns.
(Apr. 2016)

Cody Gillians, of Mayer Brown in Washington, D.C., was selected as a 2016 participant in the Leadership Counsel on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Pathfinder Program. (Apr. 2016)

Erin L. Brinkman accepted an associate position with Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP in their labor & employment litigation division. (Feb. 2016)

Erika Nicole Jones, of Wilmington, N.C., accepted the position of assistant district attorney at the New Hanover County District Attorney's Office. (Feb. 2016)

Brooks Pope Miller, of Golding Holden & Pope in Charlotte, N.C., married Christopher L. Miller. (Nov. 2015)

Noah Brisbin joined the North Dakota Office of Attorney General in Bismark, N.D. 
(Aug. 2015)

Elizabeth Blair Wortham, has joined GreeneHurlocker PLC, in Richmond, VA, as an associate in energy and business law.  (Apr. 2015)

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

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2013

Dania Haider has joined Jackson Lewis LLP as an associate in their Atlanta office. (Mar. 2016)

Martin Moore, a public defender in Buncombe County, N.C., received the "Laureates of the Year" award that is reserved for outstanding individuals in the greater WNU community who are passionate champions of education and act as exemplary, dedicated advocates for children and families challenged by multi-generational poverty.  The award was presented by OpenDoors of Asheville, a local not-for-profit organization. (Mar. 2016)

Yolanda Faira district attorney in Buncombe County, N.C., received the "Laureates of the Year" award that is reserved for outstanding individuals in the greater WNU community who are passionate champions of education and act as exemplary, dedicated advocates for children and families challenged by multi-generational poverty.  The award was presented by OpenDoors of Asheville, a local not-for-profit organization. (Mar. 2016)

Brandy Barrett Mazzella, of Alexandria, VA, accepted the position of trademark examining attorney at the US Patent and Trademark Office. (Feb. 2016)

Jessica Thaller-Moran, of Burlington, N.C., joined Brooks Pierce Law Firm LLP as an associate. (Nov. 2015)

Megha Shah accepted a position with Greensfelder, Hemker and Gale, P.C. in Belleville, Ill. (Aug. 2015)

Uttara Kale of Adairsville, Ga., accepted an associate position with Krevolin & Horst, LLC. (Jun. 2015)

Katie Bradshaw and Carl Burchette '14 became engaged and expect to marry in Spring of 2016.  While the course catalogue may not describe the professor as a matchmaker, they both highly recommend taking Harper Heckman's construction class. (Jun. 2015)

Bryan Norris joined Sharpless & Stavola, P.A. in Greensboro, N.C. as an associate. (Jan. 2015)

Sahil Khera joined Fitch Ratings, Inc. in New York as a higher education and nonprofit institutions analyst. (Dec. 2014)

Will Scott joined Yadkin Riverkeeper in Winston-Salem, N.C. as a riverkeeper. (Dec. 2014)

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2014

Jessica Lee Thompson accepted a position with the North Carolina Supreme Court as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Chief Justice Mark D. Martin. (Jun. 2016)

Munashe Magarira accepted a position with the North Carolina Court of Appeals as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Chris Dillion. (May 2016)

Giles Rodenhiser accepted as position at Young & Associates P.C., in Farmington Hills, MI. (May 2016)

Morgan Wittman accepted a position lobbying with the NC Alliance for Health (NCAH) in Morrisville, N.C. (Feb. 2016)

James Jolley of Raleigh, N.C., joined Smith Anderson as an associate in the firm's corporate group to practice in the areas of securities law, corporate law and mergers and acquisitions. (Feb. 2016)

Troy Shelton, of Greensboro, N.C., joined Ellis & Winters LLP in Raleigh, N.C. (Nov. 2015)

Molly Martinson of Raleigh, N.C., accepted a position with Young Moore and Henderson P.A. (Aug. 2015)

Ethan D. Dunn accepted an associate position with Hancock, Daniel, Johnson and Nagle, P.C. in Richmond, Va. (Aug. 2015)

Carl Burchett and Katie Bradshaw '13 became engaged and expect to marry in Spring of 2016.  While the course catalog may not describe the professor as a matchmaker, they both highly recommend taking Harper Heckman's construction class. (Jun. 2015)

Eva Gullick Frongello joined Smith Anderson's Raleigh, N.C. as an associate focusing her practice on complex contract disputes, construction law, and medical malpractice defense. (Dec. 2014)

Michael Frongello joined Smith Anderson's Raleigh, N.C. office as an associate focusing his practice on representing companies in mergers and acquisitions and commercial transactions, counseling clients with regard to general corporate and commercial law issues, and assisting clients in connection with leasing, buying, and selling commercial real estate. (Dec. 2014)

Thomas P. Will joined Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP in Wilmington, Del. as an associate. (Dec. 2014)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2015

Katherine Varner accepted a position with Hatcher Law Group in Charlotte, N.C., as a family law attorney. (May 2016)

Daniel Brader of Raleigh, N.C., has joined Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP as an associate attorney in the firm's Raleigh office.  (Mar. 2016)

Amalia Manolagas of Little Rock, AR, accepted a position with Hatcher Law Group in Charlotte, N.C. as a family law attorney. (Mar. 2016)

Laura Kastner, of Chapel Hill, N.C., accepted an associate position with Bagwell Holt Smith P.A. in their family law division. (Feb. 2016)

Eissabeth Dizon Swedenburg, of Cincinnati, Ohio, accepted a counsel position with The Procter & Gamble Company. (Feb. 2016)

John Harris, of Arlington, V.A., and his wife, Kerry Anne Harris, welcomed baby William Everette Harris on November 10, 2015. (Feb. 2016)

Amelia Serrat, of Raleigh, N.C., joined Smith Anderson as an associate in the firm's litigation and real estate development group. (Feb. 2016)

Brandon Elliott, of Charlotte, N.C., accepted an associate position with Haynes and Boone LLP in Dallas. (Feb. 2016)

Anna Orr was honored as a recipient of the North Carolina State Bar's Annual Student Pro Bono Service Award. (Nov. 2015)

Katherine McLean Lamberth joined White & Case LLP in Washington D.C., as an associate. (Nov. 2015)

Asia E. Hester joined the office of the Bronx District Attorney, N.Y. (Jul. 2015)

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