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Funeral arrangements announced for David Wagner (’68), one of first African-American graduates from Wake Forest Law

Funeral service details have been announced for David H. Wagner, Jr. (’68), who died on Sunday, July 13, 2014. Wagner was one of the first African-American graduates of the Wake Forest University School of Law.

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Chief Justice John Martin (’67) to retire from N.C. Court of Appeals on Aug. 1

Chief Justice John C. Martin (’67) of the N.C. Court of Appeals is retiring effective Aug. 1. Martin has served on the Court of Appeals for more than a decade.

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Megan Baldwin (’10) launches Huffington Post blog

Megan Baldwin (’10) is a self-described lawyer turned stay-at-home mom living in Durham, N.C., with her husband, Matthew, and twin girls, Emma and Charlotte, according to her Huffington Post blog. She is currently licensed to practice law in North Carolina.

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Charlotte law firm of Zac Moretz (’98) and Ron Skufca (’98) thrives in growth including motor sports and racing

While many businesses in the Golden Crescent have seen slow but steady growth after weathering the recession, some companies are managing through dramatic growth. Reporter Dave Friedman talked to three  thriving outfits about what spurred their success and how they’ve dealt with increased demand. Continue reading »

Mitch McLean (’85) honored with Carnegie Medal on first year anniversary of his death

It was a year to the day that Mitchell McLean (’85), the chief district court judge for Wilkes, Ashe, Alleghany and Yadkin County drowned at Sunset Beach while trying to save total strangers from a rip current.

To mark McLean’s extraordinary sacrifice and celebrate his life, his friends released balloons outside the Wilkes County Courthouse about 4 p.m., the time of day when authorities said he charged into the ocean to attempt to help swimmers in obvious distress.

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Winston-Salem Journal article features the new CBS legal drama, ‘Reckless,’ which has ties to Wake Forest Law

On Sunday, June 29, “Reckless,” a show with ties to several Winston-Salem colleges including Wake Forest Law School, made its debut on CBS. In the show, male lead character Roy Rayder (Cam Gigandet) is a graduate of Wake Forest School of Law — as is Scott Davis (MBA ’89, JD ’94), the boyfriend of Dana Stevens, the creator and an executive producer on the show.

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Daniel S. Blynn (’03) is promoted to special counsel in Washington, D.C., office of Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP has elected Wayne J. D’Angelo, Pamela D. Kaplan, Dean E. Loventhal, Matthew C. Luzadder, and Clyde Tinnen to partner and has promoted Hajir Ardebili, Evan Barnes, Daniel S. Blynn(’03), Martin Krolewski, Myra C. Mormile-Wolper, Dustin J. Painter and Damon W. Suden to special counsel, effective July 1, 2014. Continue reading »

New Bern City attorney Scott Davis (MBA ’89, JD ’94) gets bit part in TV show he helped inspire

Scott Davis (MBA ’89, JD ’94)  is stepping out of his role as New Bern city attorney this weekend to play the part of a bailiff in a new CBS television series he helped inspire. Continue reading »

Don Cowan (B.A. ’65, J.D. ’68) receives Judge John J. Parker Award, N.C. Bar Association’s highest honor

J. Donald Cowan Jr. (B.A. ’65, J.D. ’68) of Raleigh is the 36th recipient of the Judge John J. Parker Award, the highest honor presented by the North Carolina Bar Association. The award was presented on Saturday morning, June 21, at the N.C. Bar Association (NCBA) Annual Meeting in Wilmington by Rhoda Billings (’66), past president of the NCBA.

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NCBA recognizes five WFU alumni as outstanding citizen lawyers

The North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) is pleased to announce the recipients of the NCBA Citizen Lawyer Award for 2014. Among the 19 lawyers selected from a statewide slate of nominees have been chosen for this recognition, five are Wake Forest University alumni. The award ceremony took place June 20 at the NCBA 2014 Annual Meeting in Wilmington.

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