Alumni in the News for March 2018

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Wake Forest School of Law alumni are featured regularly in the media. Following is a roundup of news mentions from March 2018:

David Parsons (JD ’86) was featured in Outer Banks Sentinel on March 6:

David Parsons, International Christian Embassy Jerusalem

International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ) spokesman David Parsons, a longtime resident of the Outer Banks, will be returning to the area to speak about Israel and his new book, Floodgates. When Jesus’ disciples asked for His views on the end times, He pointed to the “days of Noah” as the key to unlocking the timing of “the coming of the Son of Man.” Floodgates unravels what happened in the Flood of Noah and explains how this important biblical event provides a paradigm for the End Times.

James “Jim” Roberson (JD ’75) was featured in Times News on March 8:

Jim Roberson, Alamance County Superior Court (former)

Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Jim Roberson announced this week he will retire June 30, a year to the day since his predecessor’s retirement.  Roberson, 68, has been a judge for 18 years, three and a half of them in Superior Court, after 20 years in private practice in Alamance County.  In 1975, after law school at Wake Forest University, Roberson worked at Long, Rich and Long on Court Square practicing criminal and civil law, taking a break from private practice from 1983 to 1987 to work as an assistant district attorney. He was first elected a District Court judge in 2000, and was appointed chief District Court judge in 2004.  One of the things Roberson said he is most proud of is the county’s Family Justice Center and groundbreaking Electronic Domestic Violence Protective Order Program, which allows victims of domestic violence — Roberson is careful to say alleged victims — to complete the process without leaving the Family Justice Center, where they can speak to a judge via video link and take all the necessary steps without going to different offices in Burlington and Graham.

Murray Greason (BS ’59, JD ’62) was featured in a 25-7 Press Release on March 13:

Murray Greason, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice (former)

Murray Greason has been included in Marquis Who’s Who. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

With more than 50 years of professional experience, Mr. Greason has been retired since 2012, having been a member of Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice (now Womble Bond Dickinson) since 1970, and an associate from 1965 to 1970. In addition, he served as the managing partner of the firm from 1988 to 1996. In these roles, he offered merger and acquisition services, tax law solutions, and corporate and charitable law services. In addition, he lent his expertise to Wake Forest University as a visiting lecturer, and he has served on the board of visitors for the institution’s School of Law, and on the University’s Board of Trustees, including as its Chair. He is a life trustee of Wake Forest University, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Wake Forest College Birthplace Society.

Judge J. H. Corpening II (BA ’76, JD ’79) was featured in a NCAOC press release on March 19:
Judge J. H. Corpening II, Judicial District 5 (New Hanover County)
The Honorable J. H. Corpening II, Chief District Court Judge for North Carolina’s Judicial District 5, received national recognition on March 11 when he was presented with the David W. Soukup Judge of the Year Award at the National Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) national conference in Boston.Judge David Soukup presented the award to Judge Corpening during the conference in the presence of nearly 1,000 attendees.
Judge Corpening is the architect of an innovative Intensive Reunification Program. When faced with deciding what was best for an infant affected by parental opioid use, he created an innovative plan of action, ordering the mother to visit with her baby every day for up to six hours at the hospital, holding and bonding with her child, followed by an infusion of services with close court oversight. This ruling was a major departure from social service practices and based, in part, on the latest research by experts who work with babies and mothers during detox.
John “Jay” Randolph Hemphill (JD ’01) was featured on WataugaWatch on March 19:
Jay Randolph Hemphill, Hemphill Gelder and Monroe
Jay Randolph Hemphill  is a newly appointed Republican on the State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement.  The board, Hemphill, three other Republicans and four Democrats, will meet in Raleigh on Wednesday, March 21 to agree on the names of two unaffiliated voters to forward to Governor Cooper.
Hemphill, a partner at Hemphill Gelder and Monroe, served as a Captain in the United States Air Force’s JAG Corps at Edwards Air Force Base in California and at Pope Air Force Base at Fort Bragg, before entering the private practice of law. He specializes in estate planning, probate and estate administration, tax law, and general civil litigation.