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2019

Jordan L. Bernstein joined Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP as an associate in Charlotte, N.C. (Jan. 2020)

2018

Wayne K. Maiorano, of Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's Legal Elite 2020 list for construction. (Jan. 2020)

Brian R. Gamsey is a judicial law clerk at the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina. (Oct. 2019)

Joseph Miles Wobbleton joined Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C. (Sep. 2019)

2016

J. Patrick Redmon joined Beck Redden LLP as an associate in Houston, Tex. (Mar. 2020)

Nana Asante-Smith, of Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein, LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was appointed to the North Carolina State Judicial Council. (Jan. 2020)

Tyson C. Leonhardt joined Williams Mullen as an associate in Raleigh, N.C. (Oct. 2019)

Allen E. Rowe joined Winstead PC in Dallas as an associate. (Sep. 2019)

Nana A. Asante-Smith, associate at Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein in Raleigh, N.C., is one of the 2019 North Carolina Lawyers Weekly Women of Justice. (Sep. 2019)

2015

Gregory K. "Greg" Sigmon joined Unifi, Inc. as assistant general counsel in Greensboro, N.C. (Sep. 2019)

2014

Virginia M. Wooten, of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP in Charlotte, N.C., was named to the 2020 “North Carolina Rising Stars” List in the area of civil litigation defense. (Jan. 2020)

Deborah A. "Debbie" McDermott, of Kennon Craver, PLLC in Durham, N.C., is a Board Certified Specialist in estate planning and probate law. (Jan. 2020)

Elizabeth L. Troutman, of Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly as a 2019 “Rising Star.” (Oct. 2019)

Edward F. Roche joined Smith Anderson as an associate in Raleigh, N.C. (Sep. 2019)

Giles C. Rhodenhiser founded Rhodenhiser Law, PC in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. and is the firm’s president. (Sep. 2019)

Giles C. Rhodenhiser, president and founder of Rhodenhiser Law, PC in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., is a 2019 Super Lawyers Rising Star.   (Sep. 2019)

2013

Brett C. Holladay, of Miller Bowles Law in Charlotte, N.C., is a Board Certified Specialist in family law. (Jan. 2020)

Christopher J. Heaney, attorney for North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services in Raleigh, N.C., is a certified specialist for criminal law. (Jan. 2020)

Dr. Joan M. Blazich, trademark attorney at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, received the Examiner of the Year award from the American Intellectual Property Law Association.  Dr. Blazich is the youngest ever recipient of the award. (Nov. 2019)

Christina D. Cress, of Nichols, Choi & Lee in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly as a 2019 “Rising Star.” (Oct. 2019)

Katherine A. Slager joined Lenovo as a Procurement Professional. (Sep. 2019)

2012

Channell V. Singh joined the Southern District of Georgia U.S. Attorney's Office as an assistant U.S. attorney. (Apr. 2020)

Devin J. Schoonmaker joined Barnes & Thornburg LLP as an associate in Atlanta. (Feb. 2020)

Christine M. Burnside, of Deuterman Law Group in Greensboro, N.C., is a Board Certified Specialist in social security disability law. (Jan. 2020)

Mignon A. Lunsford is a partner at Burr & Forman LLP in Raleigh, N.C. (Jan. 2020)

Taylor D. Clay , of Woodruff Family Law Group in Greensboro, N.C., was recognized by the North Carolina Lawyers Weekly as a 2019 Rising Star.      (Oct. 2019)

Will Quick, of Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly as a 2019 “Rising Star.” (Oct. 2019)

Lisa W. Arthur, associate at Fox Rothschild, LLP in Greensboro, N.C., received the Charles F. Blanchard Young Lawyer of the Year Award from the North Carolina Bar Association. (Oct. 2019)

2011

Katelynn O. Bradley joined Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck as a shareholder in Washington, D.C.  (Mar. 2020)

Zachary R. "Zach" Dussault, of Kushner & Kushner, P.C. in Charlotte, N.C., spoke on a panel about the fundamentals of H1B visas at an event for the American Immigration Lawyers Association - Carolina's chapter in Wilmington, N.C. (Mar. 2020)

Rachel M. Blunk,  managing partner of Forrest Firm in Greensboro and Charlotte, N.C., was recognized as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine. (Feb. 2020)

Jeremy M. Wilson, of Ward and Smith in Wilmington, N.C., was recognized by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly as a 2019 “Rising Star.” (Oct. 2019)

Andrew P. Atkins, of Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was reappointed to the North Carolina Rules Review Commission, which reviews and approves rules adopted by state agencies. (Sep. 2019)

Kathleen O. Berkey, shareholder attorney and a certified land planner at Becker in Fort Myers, Fla., is a finalist for Apex Award.  The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business Committee recognizes women with an outstanding reputation for professionalism, philanthropy and leadership with this award. (Aug. 2019)

2010

Skye W. Smith was promoted to partner at DLA Piper in Dallas, Tex. (May 2020)

Joon Hwang was promoted to shareholder at Littler Mendelson P.C. in Tysons Corner, Va. (Mar. 2020)

Che B. Mock, partner and co-founder of ESQ Agency in Nashville, Tenn., was recognized by the Nashville Business Journal a 40 under 40 award winner for 2020, and  (Mar. 2020)

Michelle M. Walker, claims counsel at Investors Title Insurance Company in Chapel Hill, N.C., was recognized by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly as a 2019 “Rising Star.” (Oct. 2019)

Bradley "Brad" J. Breece joined Kutak Rock as of counsel in Atlanta. (Sep. 2019)

Stephanie C. Haney joined WKYC Studios as a correspondent in Cleveland, Ohio. (Sep. 2019)

Lana P. Beverly, associate at Deans & Lyons, LLP in Dallas, Tex., is a 2019 Texas Rising Star.  This award recognizes the state’s top attorneys who are 40 years or younger or who have been in practice for 10 years or less. (Aug. 2019)

2009

Jennifer R. Segnere, of Johnson & Groninger PLLC in Durham, N.C., is a Board Certified Specialist in workers' compensation law. (Jan. 2020)

Wyatt Kendall, of Morris, Manning & Martin in Atlanta, Ga., was elected to become a partner in the Environmental, Infrastructure and Land Use Practice groups, effective January 1, 2020.  (Nov. 2019)

Lindsay K. Scott joined Wyatt, Tarrant and Combs LLP as a senior associate in Louisville, Ky. (Oct. 2019)

Laura Dean, of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by the North Carolina Lawyers Weekly as a 2019 Rising Star. (Oct. 2019)

Melissa J. Michaud, of Tharrington Smith in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly as a 2019 “Rising Star.”

(Oct. 2019)

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

2008

Martin M. "Marty" Rosenbluth, associate at Polanco Law, P.C. in Lumkpin, Ga., is mentioned a TIME Magazine article, InThis Georgia Town, Immigration Detainees Outnumber Residents, in which Rosenbluth emphasized the critical importance of having an attorney physically present for detainees. (Jan. 2020)

Eric M. David, partner at Brooks Pierce in Raleigh, N.C., is a 2020 Lawyer of the Year for first amendment law. (Sep. 2019)

Eric M. David, partner at Brooks Pierce in Raleigh, N.C., was named to 2020 Best Lawyers in America for commercial litigation, corporate governance law, litigation - first amendment, and litigation - intellectual property. (Sep. 2019)

Martin M. “Marty” Rosenbluth, associate attorney at Polanco Law, P.C. in Durham, N.C., was mentioned in a New York Times article, “A Border Kept Him From His Daughter. He Came Only In Time To Say Goodbye,” about the struggles of immigration in the United States. (Sep. 2019)

Ruby L. Powers, of Powers Law Group in Houston, Tex., was recognized for 300+ hours of pro bono work in 2018. (Aug. 2019)

2007

Kevin K. Nolan was promoted to partner at DLA Piper in Austin, Tex. (May 2020)

Sean C. Honeywill joined Barnes & Thornburg LLP as an associate in Atlanta. (Feb. 2020)

Adam P.M. Tarleton, partner at Brooks Pierce in Greensboro, N.C., was named to the 2020 Best Lawyers in America for trusts and estates. (Sep. 2019)

Camden C. Betz, partner at Brooks Pierce in Raleigh, N.C., was named to 2020 Best Lawyers in America for real estate law. (Sep. 2019)

2006

Melody Jolly , a partner with Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP in Wilmington, N.C., was named to the 2020  North Carolina Super Lawyers  List in the area of professional liability defense. (Jan. 2020)

Jim Melo, of Tin Fulton Walker & Owen in Raleigh, N.C., is a Board Certified Specialist in criminal law. (Jan. 2020)

Melody J. Jolly, partner at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog in Wilmington, N.C., was appointed chair of the DRI Professional Liability Committee for 2019-2020. (Oct. 2019)

Andrew H. “Drew” Erteschik, partner at Poyner Spruill LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named to the 2020 Best Lawyers in America for administrative/regulatory law and appellate practice. (Sep. 2019)

Melody J. Jolly, partner at Cranfull Sumber & Hartzog LLP in Wilmington, N.C., was named to the 2020 Best Lawyers in America for professional malpractice law - defendants. (Sep. 2019)

April E. Kight, partner at Schell Bray PLLC, with offices in Greensboro and Chapel Hill, N.C., was appointed to chair the Securities Regulation Committee of the NC Bar Association’s Business Law Section. (Sep. 2019)

2005

David R. Kinman joined Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C. as a shareholder in Birmingham, Ala. (Jan. 2020)

Kevin J. Bishop joined the New York State Department of Financial Services as general counsel. (Oct. 2019)

Elizabeth E. Spainhour, partner at Brooks Pierce in Raleigh, N.C., was selected as a 2019 North Carolina Lawyers Weekly Leader in the Law. (Sep. 2019)

Karen H. Chapman, partner at Poyner Spruill in Charlotte, is one of the 2019 North Carolina Lawyers Weekly Women of Justice. (Sep. 2019)

Margaret F. “Peggy” Wood is a shareholder of McCarthy, Summers, Wood, Norman, Melby & Schultz, P.A.  Wood has been a member of the firm’s trusts & estates department since 2011. (Aug. 2019)

The Honorable Christopher A. Brook took his oath of office on the North Carolina Court of Appeals in Raleigh. (Aug. 2019)

2004

James R. Forrest , founder and CEO of Forrest Firm, was recognized as a “Super Lawyer” by  Super Lawyers  magazine.  (Feb. 2020)

C. Allen York, of Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was named to Business North Carolina's Legal Elite 2020 list for real estate. (Jan. 2020)

C. Allen York, of Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was honored as a leading attorney in the 2019 Chambers USA guide for real estate. (Sep. 2019)

Taylor H. Ludlam, partner at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton in Raleigh, N.C., is one of the 2019 North Carolina Lawyers Weekly Women of Justice. (Sep. 2019)

2003

Katherine E. Fisher, of the Van Wrinkle Law Firm in Asheville, N.C., is a Board Certified Specialist in family law. (Jan. 2020)

Ashley Huffstetler Campbell, of Ragsdale Liggett in Raleigh, N.C., was named to the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the fields of commercial litigation and real estate litigation. (Nov. 2019)

Professor Ashley H. Campbell, director of Campbell Law’s Blanchard Community Law Clinic in Raleigh, N.C., received the 2019 Gwyneth B. Davis Public Service Award for the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys. (Oct. 2019)

Alexander “Alex” Elkan, partner at Brooks Pierce in Greensboro, N.C., was named to 2020 Best Lawyers in America for commercial litigation and government relations practice. (Sep. 2019)

Camila W. Zolfaghari, vice president of policy for Street Grace in Atlanta, was appointed to serve alongside other key Georgia leaders on First Lady Kemp’s GRACE Commission. (Sep. 2019)

2002

Christopher C. "Chris" Lam, managing partner at Bradley in Charlotte, was named as one of Charlotte's 2020 "Most Admired CEOs" by the Charlotte Business Journal. (Feb. 2020)

Robert C. Van Arnam , a partner with Williams Mullen in Raleigh, N.C., was named to the 2020  North Carolina Super Lawyers  List in the field of intellectual property. (Jan. 2020)

Christopher C. Lam, managing partner at Bradley in Charlotte, N.C., was appointed by North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper to the North Carolina Humanities Council Board of Trustees for a three-year term.    (Nov. 2019)

Q. Shanté Martin joined Cranfull Sumber & Hartzog LLP as of counsel in Charlotte. (Sep. 2019)

Bart A. Norman, of Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was honored as a leading attorney in the 2019 Chambers USA guide for banking and finance. (Aug. 2019)

2000

Robert C. Roupe, criminal defense lawyer in Jacksonville, N.C., is a Board Certified Specialist in criminal law. (Jan. 2020)

Andrew H. Foster, Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Community Enterprise Clinic at Duke University School of Law, was elected vice president of the North Carolina Bar Association. (Oct. 2019)

1999

George E. Battle III was selected as the first vice chancellor for institutional integrity and risk management at UNC Chapel Hill. (Oct. 2019)

Barri H. Payne, of Barri Payne Family Law & Mediation in Durham, N.C., was named to the 2020 Best Lawyers in America for family law and family law mediation. (Sep. 2019)

Peter J. "Pete" Marino, of Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was honored as a leading attorney in the 2019 Chambers USA guide for construction. (Aug. 2019)

1998

Amy Flanary-Smith,  special counsel at Parker Poe in Columbia, S.C., was selected to participate in the Riley Institute at Furman’s 13th class of Diversity Leaders Initiative (DLI).  (Feb. 2020)

Richard E. Myers, Henry Brandis Distinguished Professor of Law at UNC School of Law, was nominated by the White House to join the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina as a judge. (Oct. 2019)

1997

Derek J. Allen co-founded Allen, Stahl & Kilbourne in Asheville, N.C.  (Mar. 2020)

Susan T. Fountain is a shareholder at Young Moore & Henderson PA in Raleigh, N.C. (Jan. 2020)

The Honorable R. Allen Baddour, Jr., North Carolina Superior Court Justice, was elected vice president of the North Carolina Bar Association. (Oct. 2019)

1996

Charles F. “Fraley” Marshall, partner at Brooks Pierce in Raleigh, N.C., was named to the 2020 Best Lawyers in America for commercial litigation and government relations. (Sep. 2019)

Jeffrey A. “Jeff” Poley, partner at Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was elected as a Fellow of the American College of Bond Counsel. (Sep. 2019)

Nancy L. Grace, principal at Wake Family Law Group in Raleigh, N.C., is one of the 2019 North Carolina Lawyers Weekly Women of Justice. (Sep. 2019)

1995

Camden R. Webb , a partner with Williams Mullen in Raleigh, N.C., was named to the 2020  North Carolina Super Lawyers  List in the field of criminal defense: white collar. (Jan. 2020)

C. Kyle Musgrove, partner at Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP in Charlotte N.C., joined the firm's Life Sciences Industry Team. (Jan. 2020)

David K. Liggett, managing partner of Ragsdale Liggett in Raleigh, N.C., was named to the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the fields of insurance and corporate law.  (Nov. 2019)

John M. Cross, Jr., partner at Brooks Pierce in Raleigh, N.C., was named to 2020 Best Lawyers in America for business organizations (including LLCs and partnerships), closely held companies and family businesses law, corporate law, and mergers and acquisitions law. (Sep. 2019)

Kearns Davis, partner at Brooks Pierce in Greensboro, N.C., is a 2020 Lawyer of the Year for criminal defense: white collar. (Sep. 2019)

Kearns Davis, partner at Brooks Pierce in Greensboro, N.C., was named to 2020 Best Lawyers in America for bet-the-company litigation, commercial litigation, and criminal defense: white collar. (Sep. 2019)

Walt L. Tippett, Jr., partner at Brooks Pierce in Raleigh, N.C., was named to the 2020 Best Lawyers in America for commercial litigation and construction law. (Sep. 2019)

Randolph B. “Randy” Houston is the 81st president of the Penn State Alumni Association, making him the first black make president of the Association in its 149-year history.  (Aug. 2019)

1994

Marjorie J. Brown, of Elder Law & Estate Planning Solutions of the Piedmont in Concord, N.C., is a certified specialist in elder law. (Jan. 2020)

David B. Fountain, Senior Vice President, Legal, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary at Duke Energy in Raleigh, N.C., was appointed to the UNC Chapel Hill Board of Visitors for a four-year term. (Oct. 2019)

H. Arthur “Arty” Bolick, partner at Brooks Pierce in Raleigh, N.C., was named to 2020 Best Lawyers in America for construction law. (Sep. 2019)

Amy K. Johnson, partner at Moore & Van Allen PLLC in Charlotte, won the Corporate Counsel 2019 Women, Influence & Power in Law Award in the Law Firm Thought Leadership category. (Sep. 2019)

Valerie A. Johnson, partner at Copeley Johnson & Groninger in Durham, N.C., is one of the 2019 North Carolina Lawyers Weekly Women of Justice. (Sep. 2019)

1993

Brett J. Denton, was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer at Atrium Health in Charlotte, N.C. (Feb. 2020)

1992

Jacob R. Parrott III,  of Parker Poe in Raleigh, N.C., provided pro bono counsel to the Presbytery of New Hope on a large affordable housing development for senior citizens in downtown Raleigh.  (Feb. 2020)

Katherine B. Wilkerson, partner at Lynch & Eatman LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was elected to the North Carolina Bar Association Board of Governors for a three-year term. (Oct. 2019)

Elizabeth S. “Libby” Brewington, partner at Brooks Pierce in Greensboro, N.C., is a 2020 Lawyer of the Year for corporate law. (Sep. 2019)

Elizabeth S. “Libby” Brewington, partner at Brooks Pierce in Greensboro, N.C., was named to 2020 Best Lawyers in America for corporate law. (Sep. 2019)

W. Scott Fuller, partner at Cranfull Sumber & Hartzog LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named to the 2020 Best Lawyers in America for workers’ compensation law - employers. (Sep. 2019)

Winston B. Crisp was named vice president for student affairs at the University of Southern California. (Sep. 2019)

Alice C. Stubbs, partner at Tharrington Smith in Raleigh, N.C., is one of the 2019 North Carolina Lawyers Weekly Women of Justice. (Sep. 2019)

1991

Dorothy Bass Burch, a partner with Ragsdale Liggett in Raleigh, N.C., was named to the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the fields of real estate and corporate law.  (Nov. 2019)

Sandra Mitterling Schilder, of Ragsdale Liggett in Raleigh, N.C., was named to the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the field of insurance litigation. (Nov. 2019)

The Honorable Mark A. Davis, North Carolina Supreme Court Justice, was elected as vice president of the North Carolina Bar Association. (Oct. 2019)

Cynthia C. “Cindy” Van Horne, partner at Poyner Spruill LLP in Charlotte, was named to the 2020 Best Lawyers in America for legal malpractice law - defendants. (Sep. 2019)

George B. Autry, Jr., partner at Cranfull Sumber & Hartzog LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named to the 2020 Best Lawyers in America for eminent domain and condemnation law. (Sep. 2019)

Kerry A. Shad, of Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was honored as a leading attorney in the 2019 Chambers USA guide for labor & employment. (Sep. 2019)

1990

Marcus W. Trathen, partner at Brooks Pierce in Raleigh, N.C., was named to the 2020 Best Lawyers in America for first amendment law. (Sep. 2019)

Robert E. Duggins, of Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was honored as a leading attorney in the 2019 Chambers USA guide for corporate/mergers & acquisitions. (Sep. 2019)

R. Andrew “Drew” Patty II was recognized in Managing Intellectual Property’s 2019 “IP Stars” in both the issue’s “Patent Stars” and “Trademark Stars” categories. (Aug. 2019)

1988

Allen S. Kinzer, of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP in Columbus, Ohio, was named to the 2020 Best Lawyers in America for employment law; management, labor law; management, litigation; and labor and employment. (Sep. 2019)

1987

Byron B. Kirkland , of Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was named as the firm’s new managing partner. (Jan. 2020)

Stephanie Autry , a partner with Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named to the 2020  North Carolina Super Lawyers  List in the area of Eminent Domain. (Jan. 2020)

C. Thomas Steele, Jr., partner at Pittman & Steele, PLLC in Burlington, N.C.,  was recognized at the NC State Bar Board of Legal Specialization Annual Luncheon as a member of the group of specialists who have held the designation as a Board Certified Specialist in Real Property Law - Residential, Business, Commercial and Industrial Transactions by the North Carolina State Bar for 25 years.  (Jan. 2020)

C. Mark Holt, partner at Holt Sherlin in Raleigh, N.C., was elected president-elect of the North Carolina Bar Association. (Oct. 2019)

Dwight F. Hopewell joined White Taylor & Preston, LLP as senior counsel in Richmond, Va. (Sep. 2019)

Stephanie Hutchins Autry, partner at Cranfull Sumber & Hartzog LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named to the 2020 Best Lawyers in America for eminent domain and condemnation law. (Sep. 2019)

Byron B. Kirkland, of Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was honored as a leading attorney in the 2019 Chambers USA guide for corporate/mergers & acquisitions. (Sep. 2019)

C. Mark Holt, partner at Holt Sherlin LLP in Raleigh, N.C., is the president-elect of the North Carolina Bar Association. (Sep. 2019)

C. Thomas Steele, Jr., of Pittman & Steele in Burlington, N.C., was recognized at the NC State Bar Board of Legal Specialization Annual Luncheon as a Board Certified Specialist in real property law - residential, business, commercial and industrial transactions. (Sep. 2019)

1986

Patricia L. Brown, executive vice-president and chief legal officer for SAS Institute in Cary, N.C., was appointed to the North Carolina Board of Science, Technology and Innovation by Governor Roy Cooper. (Feb. 2020)

Elizabeth D. Scott , a partner with Williams Mullen in Raleigh, N.C., was named to the “Top 50 Women Super Lawyers in North Carolina” list in the 2020  North Carolina Super Lawyers  List in the field of business litigation. (Jan. 2020)

Samuel H. “Lee” Poole, partner at Cranfull Sumber & Hartzog LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named to the 2020 Best Lawyers in America for commercial litigation. (Sep. 2019)

Craig T. Lynch , partner at Parker Poe Adams & Barnstein LLP in Charlotte, was elected to the board of trustees for the Florida State University Foundation, in which he will provide leadership on developing successful partnerships between the university and its supporters. (Aug. 2019)

1985

Thomas Johnson, Jr. , a partner with Williams Mullen in Raleigh, N.C., was named to the 2020  North Carolina Super Lawyers  List in the field of real estate/zoning: land use. (Jan. 2020)

Elizabeth G. Lindsey, shareholder and attorney at Davis, Matthews and Quigley, P.C. in Atlanta, is President-Elect of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and will become president in November 2020. (Dec. 2019)

V. Lori Fuller joined Smith Anderson as a technology attorney in Raleigh,  N.C. (Sep. 2019)

C.D. Taylor Pace, partner at Cranfull Sumber & Hartzog LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named to the 2020 Best Lawyers in America for workers’ compensation law - employers. (Sep. 2019)

Christopher B. Capel, of Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was honored as a leading attorney in the 2019 Chambers USA guide for corporate/mergers & acquisitions. (Aug. 2019)

1984

Cathy M. Rudisill,  partner at Nelson Mullins in Raleigh, N.C., was appointed to the City of Raleigh Board of Adjustment for a two year term.  (Feb. 2020)

H. Lee Evans, Jr., of Ragsdale Liggett in Raleigh, N.C., was named to the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the field of medical malpractice law-defendants and health care litigation. (Nov. 2019)

LeAnn Nease Brown, of Brown & Bunch, PLLC in Chapel Hill, N.C., was sworn in as president of the North Carolina Bar Association. (Oct. 2019)

Marc D. Bishop, partner at Brooks Pierce in Greensboro, N.C., is a 2020 Lawyer of the Year for closely held companies and family business law. (Sep. 2019)

Marc D. Bishop, partner at Brooks Pierce in Greensboro, N.C., was named to 2020 Best Lawyers in America for closely held corporations and family businesses law, commercial finance law, commercial transactions/UCC law, corporate law, and mergers and acquisitions law. (Sep. 2019)

Robin J. Stinson, director and attorney at Bell, Davis & Pitt in Winston-Salem, N.C., is one of the 2019 North Carolina Lawyers Weekly Women of Justice. (Sep. 2019)

LeAnn Nease Brown, of Brown & Bunch, PLLC in Chapel Hill, N.C., was installed as president of the North Carolina Bar Association on Saturday, June 22. (Aug. 2019)

1983

Jay M. Goffman joined Rothschild and Co. as vice chairman, global advisory in New York, N.Y. (Mar. 2020)

Mack Sperling, partner at Brooks Pierce in Greensboro, N.C., was named to the 2020 Best Lawyers in America for commercial litigation. (Sep. 2019)

John R. Erwin joined Kilpatrick Townsend as a partner in Raleigh, N.C. (Sep. 2019)

Barbara R. Christy, a partner at Shell Bray in Greensboro, N.C., was sworn-in as vice president of the North Carolina State Bar. (Nov. 2018)

1982

Ed Turlington, partner at Brooks Pierce in Raleigh, N.C., was named to the 2020 Best Lawyers in America for commercial litigation, corporate law, and government relations. (Sep. 2019)

Ed Turlington, partner at Brooks Pierce in Raleigh, N.C., was named to the 2020 Lawyer of the Year for the government relations practice. (Sep. 2019)

Governor Roy A. Cooper and Chief Justice Cheri Beasley released the School Justice Partnership (SJP) Toolkit, in which many members of the community work together to keep kids in school and out of court as a result of routine misconduct at school. (Sep. 2019)

S. Todd Hemphill, partner at Poyner Spruill LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named to the 2020 Best Lawyers in America for health care law. (Sep. 2019)

1981

Holmes P. Harden , a partner with Williams Mullen in Raleigh, N.C., was named to the 2020  North Carolina Super Lawyers  List in the field of bankruptcy: business. (Jan. 2020)

Steven H. Sholk, director at Gibbons P.C. in Newark, N.J., published an article, A Guide to Election Year Activities of Section 501(c)(3) Organizations, for Practising Law Institute as part of its 2019 Course Handbook for the seminar, Tax Strategies For Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings. (Jan. 2020)

Mary B. Denison, USPTO commissioner for trademarks, was recognized by Managing Intellectual Property magazine as one of the "50 Most Influential People in IP 2019." Denison retired from service in January. (NOTE: confirm)  (Dec. 2019)

Robert S. “Bob” Mahler, shareholder at Polsinelli in Seattle, was named to the 2019 Best Lawyers in America for criminal defense: white collar. (Sep. 2019)

1980

S. Leigh "Bo" Rodenbough IV, partner at Brooks Pierce in Greensboro, N.C., was named to the 2020 Best Lawyers in America for commercial litigation and real estate. (Sep. 2019)

David N. Allen, partner at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP in Charlotte, was named a 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in America. (Sep. 2019)

1979

M. Keith Kapp , a partner with Williams Mullen in Raleigh, N.C., was named to the "Top 25 Super Lawyers in Raleigh" list in the 2020  North Carolina Super Lawyers   List in the field of business litigation. (Jan. 2020)

Joel C. Harbinson, of Harbinson, Brzykcy & Corbett in Taylorsville, N.C., received the 2019 Citizen Lawyer Award from the North Carolina Bar Association. (Oct. 2019)

Orville D. Coward, of Coward, Hicks & Siler, PA in Sylva, N.C., was named to the 2020 Best Lawyers in America for litigation: real estate and litigation: land use and zoning. (Sep. 2019)

William R. “Bill” Shenton, partner at Poyner Spruill LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named to the 2020 Best Lawyers in America for health care law. (Sep. 2019)

1977

William G. "Bill" Pappas, partner at Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP in Raleigh, N.C., received the North Carolina Bar Association's inaugural Alfred L. Purrington III Memorial Public Service Award. (Feb. 2020)

Richard Boyette , a partner with Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named to the 2020  North Carolina Super Lawyers  List in the area of professional liability defense. (Jan. 2020)

Barbara B. “Bonnie” Weyher, senior counsel at Yates, McLamb & Weyher LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was appointed to the UNC Chapel Hill Board of Visitors for a four-year term. (Oct. 2019)

Richard A. “Rick” Simpson, partner at Wiley Rein LLP in Washington, D.C., was named chair of the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Lawyer’s Professional Liability. (Sep. 2019)

Gary Parsons, partner at Brooks Pierce in Raleigh, N.C., was named to the 2020 Best Lawyers in America for bet-the-company litigation, commercial litigation, legal malpractice law - defendants, and personal injury litigation - defendants. (Sep. 2019)

Lemuel H. “Chip” Gibbons, partner at Poyner Spruill LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named to the 2020 Best Lawyers in America for mergers and acquisitions law and tax law. (Sep. 2019)

Richard T. Boyette, partner at Cranfull Sumber & Hartzog LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named to the 2020 Best Lawyers in America for mediation. (Sep. 2019)

Barbara B. “Bonnie” Weyher, with Yates McLamb & Weyher LLP in Raleigh, N.C., received the North Carolina State Bar’s John B. McMillan Distinguished Service Award.  (Nov. 2018)

1976

H. Glenn Dunn, partner at Poyner Spruill LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named to the 2020 Best Lawyers in America for administrative/regulatory law, environment law, litigation - environmental, and water law. (Sep. 2019)

Carl N. Patterson, Jr., of Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was honored as a leading attorney in the 2019 Chambers USA guide for litigation: general commercial. (Sep. 2019)

1975

Rep. W. Lee Zachary, Jr., of the North Carolina General Assembly, received the 2019 Citizen Lawyer Award from the North Carolina Bar Association. (Oct. 2019)

Robert F. “Bob” Orr, former associate justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, received the H. Brent McKnight Renaissance Lawyer Award from the North Carolina Bar Association. (Oct. 2019)

1974

Michael H. Godwin, partner at Schell Bray PLLC in Greensboro, N.C., was named the Best Lawyers 2020 Trusts and Estates "Lawyer of the Year" in the Triad. (Jan. 2020)

Stuart T. Williams, of counsel at Henson Efron in Minneapolis, was elected president of the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy for 2020 and appointed as chair of the Policy and Planning Committee for the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice for 2020. (Jan. 2020)

Henry P. Van Hoy II, of Martin & Van Hoy LLP in Mocksville, N.C., received the 2019 Citizen Lawyer Award from the North Carolina Bar Association. (Oct. 2019)

Richard Y. Stevens, of Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was elected chairman of the UNC Chapel Hill Board of Trustees. (Oct. 2019)

Edward C. “Ed” Winslow III, partner at Brooks Pierce in Greensboro, N.C., was named to the 2020 Best Lawyers in America for the banking and finance law, financial services regulation law, and litigation—banking and finance. (Sep. 2019)

Stuart T. Williams, of counsel at Henson Efron in Minneapolis, Minn., was named to the 2020 Best Lawyers in America for commercial litigation. (Sep. 2019)

Robert H. Hobgood retired after 38 years as a North Carolina Superior Court Judge. (Sep. 2019)

Stuart T. Williams, attorney and shareholder at Henson Efron in Minneapolis, was named a 2019 Minnesota Super Lawyer. (Sep. 2019)

1973

Dan M. Hartzog, Sr., of counsel at Hartzog Law Group in Raleigh, N.C., was inducted into the Legal Practice Hall of Fame. (Oct. 2019)

R. Anderson “Andy” Haynes, solo practitioner in Tryon, N.C., was inducted into the Legal Practice Hall of Fame. (Oct. 2019)

Cecil W. Harrison, partner at Poyner Spruill LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named to the 2020 Best Lawyers in America for bet-the-company litigation, commercial litigation, employment law - management, and litigation - labor and employment. (Sep. 2019)

E.F. Jerry Parnell III, of counsel at Poyner Spruill LLP in Charlotte, was named to the 2020 Best Lawyers in America for criminal defense: white collar and legal malpractice law - defendants. (Sep. 2019)

1972

Lacy H. Reaves, of Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was honored as a leading attorney in the 2019 Chambers USA guide for real estate: zoning/land use. (Sep. 2019)

1969

John L. Shaw, of counsel at Poyner Spruill LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named to the 2020 Best Lawyers in America for construction law and litigation - construction. (Sep. 2019)

Paul L. Cranfill, of counsel at Cranfull Sumber & Hartzog LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named to the 2020 Best Lawyers in America for workers’ compensation law - employers. (Sep. 2019)

Duke Marston, owner of Marston Financial Services in Belfast, Maine, received the J. Putnam Stevens Award for outstanding service to the financial services industry and the community for 2018. (Sep. 2019)

1968

The Honorable Howard Edwards Manning, Jr., North Carolina Superior Court Judge, received the Judge John J. Parker Award, the highest award bestowed by the North Carolina Bar Association. (Oct. 2019)

1967

David W. Long, partner at Poyner Spruill LLP in Raleigh, N.C., was named to the 2020 Best Lawyers in America for bet-the-company litigation, commercial litigation, criminal defense: general practice, criminal defense: white-collar, litigation - antitrust, litigation - securities, and litigation trusts and estates. (Sep. 2019)

John L. Jernigan, chairman at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was honored as a leading attorney in the 2019 Chambers USA guide for corporate/mergers & acquisitions. (Sep. 2019)

1963

L.P. “Tony” Hornthal, Jr., of Hornthal, Riley, Ellis & Maland, LLP in Elizabeth City, N.C., was inducted into the Legal Practice Hall of Fame. (Oct. 2019)

1962

Julius L. Chambers was the first posthumous awardee of the Minorities in the Profession Committee’s Legal Legends of Color Award from the North Carolina Bar Association. (Oct. 2019)



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