State Bar Council Candidate Bio
Seat: DeWitt F. (Mac) McCarley Seat
Firm/Organization: Parker, Poe, Adams & Bernstein
Practice Area(s): Government & Public Policy
Education: BA from UNC, 1974; JD from UNC School of Law, 1977
Bar & Court Admissions: North Carolina, Eastern District of North Carolina, Western District of North Carolina, U.S. Supreme Court
Professional Involvement: Former member (and chair) of the Mecklenburg Bar Foundation. Co-chair of MCB Naming Rights Campaign for the new Bar Center. Bar Counselor for District 26 since 2013, chair of the Grievance Committee 2016-18. Member of International Municipal Lawyers Association, President in 2008-09.
Civic & Community Involvement: Member, Board of Directors of Florence Crittenton Services; Member of the UNC School of Government Foundation Board; Member of the Board of Directors of the Jamie Kimble Foundation for Courage (domestic violence prevention and education)
Please describe in 150 words or less why you would be the best candidate for this position: I believe the Rules of Professional Conduct should be fairly and even handedly enforced to protect the public and the integrity and reputation of our profession. I promise to represent our Judicial District to the best of my ability.