Pro Bono Project, Conversations Committee present ‘A Conversation With Robert “Hoppy” Elliot (’77) on April 12

The Pro Bono Project and the Conversations Committee will present “A Conversation With Robert ‘Hoppy’ Elliot   (’77),” a Winston-Salem employment law attorney who has received numerous awards for his pro bono work, at noon on Tuesday, April 12, in Room 1312.

Elliot does a substantial amount of pro bono work, and has been named Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year by both the Forsyth County Bar Association and the North Carolina Bar Association. 

Among his most interesting pro bono cases, he has represented detainees at Guantanamo Bay, engaging Wake Forest law students to help with research in those cases, according Jonathan Williams (’11).

Elliot is also involved in many local community initiatives, such as the Crossing 52 Initiative to improve race relations in Winston-Salem.  He has served on the board and as general counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina.  In addition to this important work, Elliot has maintained a successful private practice in employment law as a plaintiff’s attorney.  He has received several awards for his private practice, including being named the top employment lawyer in North Carolina in 2008 by Business North Carolina.

Elliot is also married to the law school’s Associate Dean of Academics Suzanne Reynolds. 

 “We’re sure her former family law students will want to come and meet the famous Hoppy Elliot,” Williams said.

As always, lunch will be provided, but please bring your own drink.