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NCBA Board of Governors

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Executive Officers
  NAME/ADDRESSCONTACT
E Mr Alan W Duncan President
Mr Alan W Duncan
300 N Greene St Ste 850
Greensboro NC 27401-0000
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PHONE #: 336-645-3325
FAX #: 336-345-3330
aduncan@vldlitigation.com
E Ms Catharine Biggs Arrowood President-Elect
Ms Catharine Biggs Arrowood
PO Box 389
Raleigh NC 27602-0389
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PHONE #: 919-890-4142
FAX #: 919-834-4564
cbarrowood@parkerpoe.com
E Mr R Michael Wells Sr Immediate Past President
Mr R Michael Wells Sr
155 Sunnynoll Ct Ste 200
Winston Salem NC 27106-5081
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PHONE #: 336-714-2566
FAX #: 336-723-9619
mikew@wellsjenkins.com
   Mr Allan B Head NCBA Executive Director
Mr Allan B Head
PO Box 3688
Cary NC 27519-3688
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PHONE #: 800-662-7407
FAX #: 919-677-0761
ahead@ncbar.org
Officers
  NAME/ADDRESSCONTACT
   Judge Wanda G Bryant Judge Wanda G Bryant
PO Box 888
Raleigh NC 27602-0888
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Judge Wanda G. Bryant of Durham is a graduate of Duke University and the North Carolina Central University School of Law. She has served on the N.C. Court of Appeals since 2001. Prior to joining the court, Bryant served as senior deputy N.C. attorney general, assistant U.S. attorney, staff attorney for the Police Executive Research Forum in Washington, D.C., and assistant district attorney for the 13th Prosecutorial District. She resides in Durham.
PHONE #: 919-831-3760
FAX #: 919-831-3615
wbryant@coa.state.nc.us
   Ms Phyliss Craig-Taylor Ms Phyliss Craig-Taylor
640 Nelson St
Durham NC 27707-0000
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Dean Phyliss Craig-Taylor of North Carolina Central University School of Law in Durham is a graduate of the University of Alabama and the University of Alabama School of Law. She also holds an LL.M. from Columbia University. She previously served as associate dean of academic affairs and professor of law at the Charlotte School of Law. Craig-Taylor has been active within the ABA’s Section of Litigation, where she has served as a council member since 2008 and diversity officer since 2009. She previously served from 2001-07 on the board of Planned Parenthood of Central N.C.
PHONE #: 919-530-6112
FAX #: 919-530-7622
pcraigtaylor@nccu.edu
   Judge Bradley B Letts Judge Bradley B Letts
285 N Main St Ste 3300
Waynesville NC 28786-0000
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Judge Bradley B. Letts of Waynesville is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Mississippi School of Law. He has served on the Superior Court bench from Judicial District 30B (Haywood and Jackson counties) since 2009, and previously served from 2000-09 as a District Court judge.
PHONE #: 828-454-6512
FAX #:
bradley.b.letts@nccourts.org
E Mr Walter Wrinza Pitt Jr Mr Walter Wrinza Pitt Jr
PO Box 21029
Winston Salem NC 27120-1029
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Walter W. Pitt Jr. of Winston-Salem is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Wake Forest University School of Law. He is a director and immediate past president of Bell, Davis & Pitt, where he is a founder and has practiced since 1980. Civic involvement includes service as chairman of the board of commissioners of the Housing Authority of Winston-Salem and as board president of SciWorks (the Science Center and Environmental Park of Forsyth County) and Central/Metropolitan YMCA of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County.
PHONE #: 336-722-3700
FAX #: 336-748-5890
wpitt@belldavispitt.com
   Judge Jan H Samet Judge Jan H Samet
1604 Heathcliff Rd
High Point NC 27262-0000
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Judge Jan H. Samet of High Point is a graduate of High Point College, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and the University of North Carolina School of Law. He was a founding partner of Keziah, Gates & Samet, where he practiced for more than 30 years before his appointment to the District Court bench for the 18th Judicial District (Guilford County) in 2009. Samet is a past president of the High Point Bar Association and the 18th Judicial District Bar.
PHONE #: 336-887-2454
FAX #:
jansamet@northstate.net
E Mr Wade M Smith Mr Wade M Smith
PO Box 1151
Raleigh NC 27602-1151
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Wade M. Smith of Raleigh practices with Tharrington Smith. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the UNC School of Law. A past president of the Wake County Bar Association and the 10th Judicial District Bar, he was honored in 2008 as the initial recipient of the Criminal Justice Section’s Wade M. Smith Award, which is named in his honor, and the H. Brent McKnight Renaissance Lawyer Award.
PHONE #: 919-821-4711
FAX #: 919-829-1583
WSMITH@THARRINGTONSMITH.COM
Terms Expiring 2008
  NAME/ADDRESSCONTACT
   Mr William E Cannon Jr Mr William E Cannon Jr
PO Box 207
Waynesville NC 28786-0207
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William E. "Bill" Cannon Jr. of Waynesville practices with Cannon Law, P.C., which he formed in 2011. He served as vice president of development for The Foundation for Evangelism at Lake Junaluska from 2002-04 and practiced with Brown, Ward & Haynes from 2004-11. A 1974 graduate of Emory University and 1977 graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law, Cannon practiced law in Albany, Ga., from 1985-2002 with Cannon & Meyer von Bremen. He served as president of the State Bar of Georgia in 1998-99 and is active in numerous other bar groups including the NCBA, where he chaired the Professionalism Committee in 2010-11. He has also provided volunteer leadership to Friends of the World Methodist Museum, where he served as president, and the Waynesville District, Western N.C. Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.
PHONE #: 828-456-4800
FAX #: 828-456-8700
bcannon@cannonlawpc.net
   Ms Jacqueline R Clare Ms Jacqueline R Clare
1011 Vance St
Raleigh NC 27608-2259
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Jacqueline R. Clare of Raleigh has engaged in solo practice since 1993 with a focus on mediation and previously served as an associate with Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice. She is a 1977 graduate of East Carolina University and a 1982 graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Law. She serves on the N.C. Dispute Resolution Commission and the State Judicial Council Dispute Resolution Committee, and chaired the NCBA Dispute Resolution Section in 2002-03. Clare also served as editor of “Alternative Dispute Resolution in North Carolina: A New Civil Procedure,” published in 2003 by the NCBA Foundation and N.C. Dispute Resolution Commission. She has also provided volunteer leadership to SCPA of Wake County.
PHONE #: 919-755-9979
FAX #: 919-755-9512
jclare@mindspring.com
   Mr David Duane Daggett Mr David Duane Daggett
2140 Country Club Rd
Winston Salem NC 27104-4208
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David D. Daggett of Winston-Salem is the managing partner of Daggett Shuler. He has practiced personal injury law since 1985 and is co-founder of Safe Sober Prom Night, an award-winning initiative promoting safety and awareness among N.C. teenagers since 1991. A 1982 graduate of Indiana State University and a 1985 graduate of the Wake Forest University School of Law, Daggett is a triathlete who has competed in 18 Ironman competitions. He is also active in various bar organizations, previously serving as chair of the N.C. Conference of Bar Presidents and as president of the Forsyth County Bar Association and the 21st Judicial District Bar. He is familiar to bar leaders across the state as a featured speaker at the Bar Leadership Institute and Bar Leadership Orientation events held annually at the N.C. Bar Center.
PHONE #: 336-724-1234
FAX #: 336-712-6111
ddaggett@daggettshulerlaw.com
   Mr Kearns Davis Mr Kearns Davis
PO Box 26000
Greensboro NC 27420-6000
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Kearns Davis of Greensboro has practiced law with Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard since 2007 and from 1996-2003. In the interim he served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney. He is a 1991 graduate of Davidson College and 1995 graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Law. Davis clerked for Judge Sam J. Ervin III of the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals from 1995-96. He is a past chair of the NCBA Young Lawyers Division and Criminal Justice Section, and served in 2010-11 as president of the Middle District of North Carolina Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. Davis also provides volunteer leadership to the Rotary Youth Leadership Program, the UNC School of Law Alumni Association and the Davidson College Alumni Association.
PHONE #: 336-373-8850
FAX #: 336-378-1001
kdavis@brookspierce.com
   Mr Clayton Doron Morgan Mr Clayton Doron Morgan
PO Box 1551
Raleigh NC 27602-1551
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Clayton D. Morgan of Raleigh serves as associate general counsel for Progress Energy, which he joined in 1996. He previously practiced with Smith Debnam. Morgan is a 1987 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a 1991 graduate of the Wake Forest University School of Law. Within the NCBA he has been a member of the Corporate Counsel Section and served as co-chair of the Minorities in the Profession Committee from 2008-11.
PHONE #: 919-546-6462
FAX #: 919-546-2920
clayton.morgan@duke-energy.com
E Mr Raymond C Pierce Mr Raymond C Pierce
PO Box 30519
Raleigh NC 27622-0519
PHONE #: 919-329-3853
FAX #: 919-323-3915
raymond.pierce@nelsonmullins.com
   Ms Jill Lynn Raspet Ms Jill Lynn Raspet
300 N 3rd St Ste 301
Wilmington NC 28401-4099
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Jill L. Raspet of Wilmington practices with Smith Moore Leatherwood, where she has been since 2007. She previously practiced with Schell Bray Aycock Abel & Livingston. She is a 1999 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and 2002 graduate of the Wake Forest University School of Law. She currently serves as president of the New Hanover County Estate Planning Council, and has also provided volunteer leadership to the Domestic Violence Shelter and Services and the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation. Active in the NCBA as a 4ALL site co-chair and Wills for Heroes volunteer, she previously served on the council of the Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Section and chaired the Estate Administration Manual Committee and the Technology Committee.
PHONE #: 910-815-7128
FAX #: 910-815-7229
Jill.Raspet@smithmoorelaw.com
Terms Expiring 2009
  NAME/ADDRESSCONTACT
E Mr Edward G Connette III Mr Edward G Connette III
1701 South Blvd
Charlotte NC 28203-4727
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Edward G. Connette III of Charlotte practices with Essex Richards. Connette is a graduate of Davidson College and the UNC School of Law. He received the H. Brent McKnight Renaissance Lawyer Award in 2010.
PHONE #: 704-285-7622
FAX #: 704-372-1357
woody@essexrichards.com
   Mr Stuart Battle Dorsett Mr Stuart Battle Dorsett
PO Box 33009
Raleigh NC 27636-3009
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Stuart B. Dorsett of Raleigh practices with Ward and Smith. Dorsett is a graduate of Davidson College and the UNC School of Law. He served as chair of the Estate Planning & Fiduciary Law Section for 2004-05.
PHONE #: 919-277-9164
FAX #: 919-277-9177
sbd@wardandsmith.com
E Ms Sherry Honeycutt Everett Ms Sherry Honeycutt Everett
2812 Erwin Rd Ste 205
Durham NC 27705-4594
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Sherry H. Everett of Durham practices with Everett & Everett. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the UNC School of Law. She also holds a master of arts in teaching from UNC. Everett recently completed two years of service as chair of the Solo, Small Firm & General Practice Section.
PHONE #: 919-382-2800
FAX #: 919-382-2800
sherry@everettandeverett.com
   Mr Samuel Aaron Forehand Mr Samuel Aaron Forehand
PO Box 2626
Raleigh NC 27602-2626
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Samuel A. Forehand of Raleigh is a solo practitioner. Forehand is a graduate of Campbell University, where he graduated first in his class, and the Duke University School of Law. He also holds an MBA from Campbell University. Forehand is also a recent graduate of the NCBA Leadership Academy.
PHONE #: 919-755-0500
FAX #: 919-755-1000
SAF@ForehandLaw.com
   Mr Robert H Haggard Mr Robert H Haggard
422 S Main St
Hendersonville NC 28792-5304
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Robert H. Haggard of Hendersonville practices with The Van Winkle Law Firm. Haggard is a graduate of Davidson College and the Florida State University School of Law. He served as chair of the Estate Planning & Fiduciary Law Section for 2010-11.
PHONE #: 828-697-6196
FAX #: 828-693-3999
rhaggard@vwlawfirm.com
   Ms Nan Edmunds Hannah Ms Nan Edmunds Hannah
PO Box 2395
Raleigh NC 27602-2395
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Nan E. Hannah of Raleigh practices with Vann & Sheridan. Hannah is a graduate of Furman University and the Washington & Lee School of Law. She also holds a master of science in education from Baylor University. Hannah served as chair of the Construction Law Section for 2010-11 and is a past recipient of the Citizen Law Award. She currently chairs the Transitioning Lawyers Commission.
PHONE #: 919-859-6840
FAX #: 919-306-2247
nhannah@hslc-law.com
   Mr Glenn E Ketner Jr Mr Glenn E Ketner Jr
PO Box 1308
Salisbury NC 28145-1308
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Glenn E. Ketner Jr. of Salisbury practices with Ketner & Dees. Ketner is a graduate of Duke University and the Duke University School of Law. He served as chair of the Senior Lawyer Division for 2011-12 and is a 2012 recipient of the Citizen Lawyer Award.
PHONE #: 704-637-3434
FAX #: 704-637-3449
glenn@ketnerlaw.com
Terms Expiring 2010
  NAME/ADDRESSCONTACT
   Mr Renny W Deese Mr Renny W Deese
PO Box 1358
Fayetteville NC 28302-1358
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Renny W. Deese of Fayetteville is a graduate of The Citadel and the Wake Forest University School of Law. He is the managing partner of Lewis, Deese, Nance, Briggs & Hardin, where he has practiced since 1974. Deese served as a State Bar councilor from 2000-09, during which time he also served as vice chair and chair of the Ethics Committee. He has also served on and chaired the State Bar’s Family Law Certification Committee and Paralegal Certification Committee, and currently serves on the Disciplinary Hearing Commission.
PHONE #: 910-672-4600
FAX #: 910-323-0066
rwdeese@ldnlaw.com
E Mr John Wells Lassiter Mr John Wells Lassiter
200 S College St Ste 1500
Charlotte NC 28202-0000
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John W. Lassiter of Charlotte is a graduate of Wake Forest University and the Wake Forest University School of Law. He serves as president of Carolina Legal Staffing, where he has been employed since 1997, and previously served as senior vice president and general counsel for Belk Stores and assistant N.C. attorney general. A past president of the Mecklenburg County Bar and the Children’s Law Center, Lassiter served from 2003-09 on the Charlotte City Council, from 1992-2003 on the Charlotte Mecklenburg Board of Education, and from 1987-92 on the Charlotte Mecklenburg Planning Commission.
PHONE #: 704-343-4822
FAX #: 704-343-0211
jlassiter@carolinalegal.com
   Mr David Franklin Mills Mr David Franklin Mills
1559 B Booker Dairy Rd
Smithfield NC 27577-9472
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David F. Mills of Smithfield is a graduate of Campbell University and the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell. He is the owner of David F. Mills, P.A., which he formed in 2007, and previously practiced from 1991-2006 with Mast, Mast, Johnson, Wells & Trimyer, where he was an associate and partner. Mills has served since 2004 on the board of directors of Johnston Health Foundation and currently holds the position of vice chair. He chaired the Smithfield-Selma Area Chamber of Commerce in 2007.
PHONE #: 919-934-7235
FAX #: 919-989-1529
david@mills-law.com
   Ms Christine L Myatt Ms Christine L Myatt
PO Box 3463
Greensboro NC 27402-3463
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Christine L. Myatt of Greensboro is a graduate of Wake Forest University and the Wake Forest University School of Law. She is a member of Nexsen Pruet which she joined in 1988 following four years in private practice and two years as law clerk to Chief U.S. Bankruptcy Judge James B. Wolfe Jr. Myatt is a past president of the Greensboro Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and past chair of the NCBA Bankruptcy Section. She currently serves as board member and Finance Committee chair for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Greensboro, and is former chair of the Central N.C. Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
PHONE #: 336-387-5124
FAX #: 336-387-8923
CMyatt@nexsenpruet.com
   Ms Bonnie Jean Refinski-Knight Ms Bonnie Jean Refinski-Knight
PO Box 1168
New Bern NC 28563-1168
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Bonnie Refinski-Knight of New Bern is a graduate of University of Wisconsin at Madison and the University of Wisconsin School of Law. She joined Harris, Creech, Ward & Blackerby in 1994. She is a past president of the N.C. Association of Defense Attorneys and is an advisory member to the State Bar Ethics Committee. Upon completion of her undergraduate degree, she served two years with the Peace Corps in Togo, West Africa.
PHONE #: 252-638-6666
FAX #: 252-638-3542
bjr@hcwb.net
   Mr Stuart H Russell Mr Stuart H Russell
110 Oakwood Dr Ste 400
Winston Salem NC 27103-1958
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Stuart H. Russell of Winston-Salem is a graduate of Duke University and the Duke University School of Law. He is a member of the NCBA Leadership Academy’s Class of 2012 and a partner in Wilson, Helms & Cartledge, which he joined in 2006. Russell serves on the board of the Forsyth County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, where he held the position of president in 2010-11. Within the NCBA, he has served on the Young Lawyer Initiatives Task Force and as an NCBA YLD division director.
PHONE #: 336-631-8866
FAX #: 336-631-9770
srussell@whclawfirm.com
   Ms Felicia A Washington Ms Felicia A Washington
104 Airport Dr CB #1045
Chapel Hill NC 27599-0000
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Felicia A. Washington of Charlotte is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Virginia School of Law. She is a partner in K&L Gates, which she joined in 1990. A 2011 recipient of the NCBA Citizen Lawyer Award, she served on the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees from 2009-13, chaired the Mecklenburg County Bar’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee from 2011-13, and has been a member of Women Executives since 2009. A past member of the ABA House of Delegates and Mecklenburg County Bar Executive Committee, Felicia has also served on the boards of numerous other organizations, including the Levine Museum of the New South, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Urban League, Arts & Science Council, and North Carolina Medical Board.
PHONE #: 919-962-1554
FAX #: 919-962-8677
felicia.washington@unc.edu