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Allan Head (’66, ’69) receives the N.C. State Bar’s John B. McMillan Distinguished Service Award

North Carolina State Bar honors Allan Head (’66, ’69)

The North Carolina Bar Association Executive Director Allan Head (’66, ’69) received the N.C. State Bar’s John B. McMillan Distinguished Service Award on Wednesday, Jan. 22. The award was presented at the annual NCBA-State Bar Dinner held in conjunction with winter meetings of their governing bodies. Continue reading »

Brandon Barnes (’09) reports on BP’s legal woes, Keystone decision for Bloomberg TV

Brandon Barnes (’09) has been getting a lot of face time in his new role with Bloomberg Intelligence as Senior Litigation Analyst – Energy Sector.

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Robert Newton Wells Jr. (’75) receives Ralph King Anderson Jr. Award from Florence County (S.C.) Bar Association

FLORENCE, S.C. — Robert Newton Wells Jr. (’75) received the prestigious Ralph King Anderson Jr. Award for 2014.

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Former N.C. Court of Appeals Judge Donald L. Smith (’64) dies following illness

RALEIGH, N.C. — Donald Lee Smith (’64), a retired state appellate court and Wake County Superior Court judge who had a hand in several landmark cases, died Sunday in Raleigh after an illness. He was 75. Continue reading »

District Court Judge April Smith (’08) is sworn in as part of historic Cumberland County District Court bench

When District Court Judge April Smith (’08) was sworn in to office Tuesday, Jan. 6 afternoon, Cumberland County crossed a historic threshold: For the first time, its District Court bench has a majority of ethnic and racial minorities. Continue reading »

Senate approves judicial nomination of Elizabeth Dillon (’86) to fill vacancy left by Judge Samuel Wilson (’74)

The Western District of Virginia has a new judge.  The U.S. Senate confirmed late Tuesday night Elizabeth Dillon (’86), a Salem attorney, for a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia. Continue reading »

United States Supreme Court

Fred Troll (BA ’68, JD ’71) reflects on his SCOTUS arguments in landmark sexual harassment case

Editor’s Note: This article features multimedia and is part of an ongoing series about our alumni and faculty and their experiences arguing in front of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Fred Troll (BA ’68, ‘JD 71) found himself arguing in front of the U.S. Supreme Court justices in a landmark sexual harassment case in 1986. “That was a very unsettled area back in the ’60s and ’70s,” he explained.

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Joslin Davis (’77) named president-elect of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Joslin Davis (’77), a nationally recognized family law attorney, has been named president-elect of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML).

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Rebecca Cohenour (’08, JD ’11) co-authors ABA Franchise Law Journal article on regulation in food service industry

Rebecca Cohenour (’08, JD ’11) has co-writtten an article featured in the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Franchise Law Journal entitled, “Responding to Increased Regulation of the Food Service Industry: A Practical Analysis of Supply Chain Solutions for Franchisors and Franchisees.” Continue reading »

Lots of confusion – and a few laughs – for two alumni with same name

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — “The other Kevin Williams” has become a familiar phrase in the lives of two lawyers in Winston-Salem, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Continue reading »