Alumni in the News for December 2017

Wake Forest School of Law alumni are featured regularly in the media. Following is a roundup of news mentions from December 2017:

Hannah Nicholes (JD ‘15) was featured in Mount Airy News on Dec. 17:

Hannah Nicholes, Legal Aid of North Carolina

Hannah Nicholes, a staff attorney at Legal Aid of North Carolina, recently visited Surry Community College’s LEX 240: Family Law class to speak to students in the college’s Paralegal Technology program.  During her time at Wake Forest Law, Nicholes interned with Legal Aid, and after graduation, continued her work with the non-profit firm practicing general law before transitioning to the firm’s Winston-Salem office where she primarily focuses on domestic violence law.


Joe Maddrey (JD ‘67, BA ‘64) was featured in Rockingham Now on Dec. 17:

Joe Maddrey, Maddrey Etringer Smith Holowell & Toney

On Dec. 7, Maddrey received the prestigious John B. McMillan Distinguished Service Award from the N.C. Bar Association.  After graduation from Wake Forest University and then Wake Forest Law, Maddrey served in Vietnam with the U.S. Army.  After his discharge, Maddrey joined N.C. Secretary of State Thad Eure’s office.  In 1972, he moved to Eden and worked at Maddrey Etringer Smith Holowell & Toney.  He went on to work as a state bar councilor for Judicial District 17A, served on the State Bar Disciplinary Hearing Commission and more.

Cecelia Hagan Stultz (JD ‘13) co-authored an article in the North Carolina State Bar Journal:

Cecelia Hagan Stultz, Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A.

Cecelia Hagan Stultz co-authored, “Understanding the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program” (pp. 14-16), which appeared in the Winter 2017 issue of the Journal.


Craig Brown was featured on on Dec. 19:

Craig Brown, City Attorney of Charlottesville (to be City of Manassas)

Craig Brown, Charlottesville’s top lawyer and a Wake Forest School of Law graduate, is the third person to leave city government following a tumultuous summer of white supremacy and deadly violence.  City Attorney Brown will assume the top lawyer position of the city of Manassas.  Brown joined the City Attorney’s Office in 1985 and was promoted to city attorney in 2001.  Most recently, he handled litigation leading up to August’s Unite the Right rally.  Brown battled organizer Jason Kessler all the way to federal court.


Marjorie Benbow (JD ‘99) was featured in the Independent Tribune on Dec. 19:

Marjorie Benbow, Moretz & Skufca

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper appointed Marjorie Benbow to serve on the Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Board of Trustees through 2021.  Benbow is a long-time entrepreneur in the high-tech space, and is currently of counsel at Moretz & Skufca and focuses on technology transfer, licensing, corporate matters and distillery and brewery law.  Prior to joining Moretz & Skufca, Benbow managed the intellectual property at UNC Charlotte when it led the nation in patents issued and successful start-ups formed per research dollar.  She was also the science and technology officer for North Carolina’s fourth largest hospital system and the executive director for the region’s North Carolina Biotechnology Center


Ahmad S. Washington (JD ‘09) was featured on and a number of other sites on Dec. 20:

Ahmad S. Washington, Ted A. Greve & Associates Injury Lawyers

Ahmad S. Washington was hired as a trial lawyer at Ted A. Greve & Associates, a personal injury firm, at its Charlottesville location.  He will represent Plaintiffs in matters involving catastrophic personal injuries, wrongful death, workers’ compensation, nursing home abuse and neglect and medical negligence.  As a personal injury lawyer, he is a member of numerous organizations including North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia State Bars; Mecklenburg County Bar; United States Districts Courts of South Carolina, Western District of North Carolina, Middle District of North Carolina and Eastern District of North Carolina.  He is also a member of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice.


Carlos Janè (JD ‘97) was featured on on Dec. 26 and Davie Enterprise Record on Jan. 23:

Carlos Janè, Davidson and Davie counties, District 22B

Gov. Roy Cooper appointed Carlos Janè, a Lexington attorney, to serve Davidson and Davie counties as district court judge.  Cooper appointed Janè in District 22B.  Janè previously worked as an attorney in private practice for nearly 20 years, specializing in criminal, civil and juvenile law.  He served as president of the Judicial District 22B Bar Association and on the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council.  In 1999, Janè opened his own practice in Davidson County.

Thomas Worth (JD ‘82) was featured in the Triad Business Journal on Dec. 27:

Thomas Worth, Worth Law Firm to be Forrest Firm

Thomas Worth, the lead attorney at Worth Law Firm, will join Forrest Firm’s team of attorneys.  Worth Law, a Greensboro-based firm, will merge with Forrest Firm to become its seventh office.  Forrest Firm also has locations in Winston-Salem, Charlotte, Chapel Hill, Raleigh and Wilmington.  Worth focuses his practice on corporate and transactional law, tax law, IRS controversies and tax litigation, conservation easements and estate planning.  He has practiced law in North Carolina, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the United States Tax Court and more, for the last 35 years.