Attorneys of the Mecklenburg County Bar Give Back
498 MCB Attorneys Report Pro Bono Hours in 2018
180 MCB Attorneys Inducted into the 2018 Pro Bono Honor Society

“. . . public service marks the difference between a business and a profession. While a business can afford to focus solely on profits, a profession cannot. It must devote itself first to the community it is responsible to serve. I can imagine no greater duty than fulfilling this obligation. And I can imagine no greater pleasure.”

– Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, 78 Or. L. Rev. 385, 391 (1999)


As we toil through the daily drudge of billable hours and client demands, it is easy to forget the aspirations which led us to the practice of law.  We, as attorneys, provide a voice to the voiceless, fight for justice, and serve as champions to the marginalized segments of our society.  There are 498 members in our county bar who remind us it is important and possible to make time for public service. Through their pro bono contributions, these attorneys have prevented homelessness for the wrongfully evicted, advocated for children, empowered survivors of domestic violence and aided area nonprofits to serve their mission.  In addition to serving the underrepresented, these attorneys have elevated our profession and reminded us of our professional and moral duty.  If you are not one of the names listed below, please consider volunteering your time in 2019.  For more information, please click here or contact Lauren Johns at ljohns@meckbar.org.

 

MCB Members Who Reported Pro Bono Hours in 2018
Bold names indicate 2018 Honor Society member

Alexander Abramovich   Kortni Miran Hadley   Rajsekhar Natarajan
Karen Jean Adams   Robert J. Hahn   Paul M. Navarro
Michael Jefferson Adams   Carl Wells Hall III   Christopher S. Nesbit
David Neal Allen   Arlene D. Hanks   My Trung Ngo
John D. Allison   George V. Hanna III   Lara Simmons Nichols
Stephen D. Allred   Kathryn Hardey   Amanda Pickens Nitto
Christina Lucille Anderson   William N. Harris   Daniel Jared Nobles
Ashley Romero Anderson   Christine Stella Hart   Nancy Black Norelli
David Scott Anderson   J. Kate Harris Hatcher   Jeffrey William O'Neale
Alexandria Louise Andresen   William B. Hawfield Jr.   Allen Thomas O'Rourke
Robert Jackson Andrews   Nichole Theresa Hayden   Alexandra Villarreal O'Rourke
A. Carter Arey   Michael Philip Hebert   James Christopher Oates
Blas P. Arroyo   James T. Hedrick Jr.   Edward K. Oden
Andrew David Atkins   Patrick Brantley Henderson   Matthew Emile Orso
Bradley Stephen Austin   Tanielle D. Henriques   Paul J. Osowski
Kaitlyn Brooke Bailey   Mark P. Henriques   Kelsey Rose Panizzolo
Brian James Bailey   Sean Franklin Herrmann   Andrew Rhys Parrish
Patricia Voyer Baker   Erica Morgan Hicks   Corey Vaughn Parton
Timothy J. Balts   E. Perry Hicks   Charise Sylvia Patterson
Jonathan Nicholas Barber   Zachary Alan Higbee   Emily Christin Pera
Brian D. Barger   Janet Jordan Higley   Paul Javier Peralta
Fitz Edward Barringer   Karen Marie Hinkley   Kim Brett Perez
Chaz Michael Beasley   Travis Styres Hinman   Kathleen Elizabeth Perkins
Robert Locke Beatty   Michael R. Hoernlein   Sean F. Perrin
Kenneth D. Bell   John Boyd Hoke   Angela Renee Perry
Carolyn Rita Bellof   Anna M. Jones Holloway   Drew Henry Peterson
Luis Fernando Benavides   Thomas G. Hooper   Benjamin Michael Petitto
Jason Edwin Bennett   Stephen D. Hope   Randel E. Phillips
Craig Francis Bernesser   Mark R. Horn   Meredith Anne Pinson
Russell P. Blaise   James David Horne Jr.   Scott Benjamin Pleune
Thomas Edward Booms   Caitlin Nobles Horne   Joseph Thomas Polonsky
Brian David Boone   Patricia F. Hosmer   Joseph Haliburton Powell
Sarah Brooke Bosse   William Russell Hummel   Kaitlin Dawn Powers
Bernard Nortey Botchway   Lauren Grace Marie Hunstad   Kevin Lee Pratt
Kirk T. Bradley   Jayne C. Hunter   Kaitlin Price
Irving M. Brenner   Preston John Hurrell   Robert H. Pryor
Kobi Kennedy Brinson   Fielding E Huseth   James H. Pulliam
Richard Christian Brose   Benne C. Hutson   Nader Saeed Raja
Alesha Shanta Brown   Michael Anthony Ingersoll   Daniel Michael Reach
Bret Michael Buckler   Elizabeth Jeanne Ireland   Amanda Katherine Reasoner
Joseph Brian Buonanno   H. Bryan Ives III   Jerry D. Reed
Colby Todd Burbank   Kathleen Arundell Jackson   Tanisha Renae Reed
Eric L. Burk   Peter A. Jacobus   Meredith French Reedy
Lauren Elyse Burrow   Brooks Foster Jaffa   Emily Paige Rhodes
William Medearis Butler   James H. Jeffries IV   Carice Gruenhagen Rice
Sarah Dohoney Byrne   Charles E. Johnson   Ryan George Rich
Jazmin Gabrielle Caldwell   Amy K. Johnson   Alice Carmichael Richey
Alexandria Paige Kirby Carini   Lea S. Johnson   Cole Beyer Richins
Natalie Christian Carter   Astrid Tikiya Johnson   Ethridge Brittin Ricks
Diana Carolina Castro Ramos   Ellison Green Johnstone   Manley W. Roberts
Rolly L. Chambers   David H. Jones   Michelle Donahue Robinson
Lianna Elise Chayoun   Emily Christine Jones   Susan Courtwright Rodriguez
Benjamin Smith Chesson   Brian Andrew Kahn   Marvin L. Rogers
Andrea Christina Chomakos   Matthew Robert Kain   Melissa Anne Romanzo
Amanda McLaren Christie   Whitney Natalie Kamerzel   Staci E. Rosche
Courtenay Clarke Clark   Amy P. Kaplan   Bruce J. Rose
Mary Cabell Clay   Christopher Boyd Karlsson   Brent Alan Rosser
Graham Howard Claybrook   Patrick Lee Kartes   Robert John Roth
Elizabeth C. Coale   Eugene M. Katz   Daniel Carlton Rowe
John H. Cobb   Caroline E. Keen   David Scott Rudd
Kimberly Nicole Cochran   Ross Kelley   Gina Russoniello
Rachael McMillan Coe   Anne T. Kelly   Evan Margosian Sauda
Lois W. Colbert   Carol Y. Kendrick   Gretchen Vetter Scavo
Kathryn Gusmer Cole   Kristen J. Kenley   Lindsay Bronwen Schall
Brandon Jarrett Cole   Kenneth P. Kerr   Frank Eugene Schall
Amanda Marie Colley   Michael Collins Kerrigan   Alexander Michael Scharyj
Richard Horace Conner III   Craig Nelson Killen   Philip C. Scheurer
Michael S. Connor   Gregory R. Kilpatrick   Mandy Elizabeth Schuller
Jimmy D. Cooley   Jonathan Hyun Kim   Elizabeth D. Scott
Stephen Michael Corby   Minar Kim   Lawrence J. Scott
Chelsea Jean Corey   Carl L. King   Kyle Reid Shannon
Gordon L. Cory Jr.   Katherine Anne King   Tasha Winebarger Sheehy
John David Costa   Mark Watkins Kinghorn   Amanda Kitchen Short
Adam Sterling Coto   Alexander Frank Kingsley   Leslie D. Simmons II
Caitlin Anne Counts   Kimberly S. Kirk   Caroline Wannamaker Sink
Jennifer Aileen Coupland   Donald Keith Kirkelie   Russell Foster Sizemore
Alexander Carter Covington   Katherine Kliebert   Samantha Nicole Skains-Menchaca
Peter J. Covington   Jack M. Knight Jr.   Drew R. Slabaugh
Robert A. Cox Jr.   Stacie Corbett Knight   Mesha Sharnay Sloss
Robert W. Cramer   Heryka Rodriguez Knoespel   Douglas A. Smith
Kevin Raymond Crandall   Naho Kobayashi   Joshua Bryant Smith
Robert Anthony Crawford III   Charlotte Caroline Grier Kraich   Adam G. Smith
Robert Kader Crawford   Melissa Lynne Kreager   Courtney Hamer Smith
John H. Culver III   Abbey M. Krysak   Timothy M. Smith
Katherine B. Cumbus   Cheslie Kryst   Shernika Nicole Smith
George G. Cunningham   Bradley R. Kutrow   Joshua Robert Smith
James A. L. Daniel Jr.   Christopher Carlisle Lam   Ella-Marie Smith
David Journey Darr   Katherine McLean Lamberth   Jason Matthew Sneed
Joshua D. Davey   Joshua D. Lanning   Julie Christine Spahn
Matthew Steven Davis   Jill R. Lanois   Wendy L. Spanbauer
Lindsey Laine Deere   David Robert Lapp   Patrick Grayson Spaugh
Paul A. DeJesse Jr.   Stephen Richard Lareau   Gregory David Spink
Stephen Thomas Denmark   Anthony T. Lathrop   John Whatley Springer
Kevin Louis Denny   LauraLee Rebecca Lawley   Michelle Lynn Stalnaker
Deborah Lynn Dilman   Melissa Megan Laws   Robert Baxter Starnes
Susan P. Dion   Jodie Herrmann Lawson   William Michael Starr
Miriam A. Dixon   Wood W. Lay   Bruce McCoy Steen
Adam James Doane   Nicholas Hayes Lee   Alan Austin Stevens
Patrick A. Doerr   Benjamin Leighton   W. Todd Stillerman
Greg Dolinsky   Carey Sue LeRoux   Shandra Nanette Stout
Ann T. Dorsett   Alyssa Michelle Levine   John N. Suhr Jr.
Christopher Paul Duerden   Daniel A. Lewis   Scott D. Syfert
Joseph Porter Durham III   Lesley Attkisson Lewis   Allison Pell Tanner
John Michael Durnovich   Robert L Lindholm   Michael Clark Tarwater Jr.
Christopher Robert Eakin   Bradley Jason Lingo   George M. Taulbee
Annette Kaye Ebright   Hannah Faith Little   James Harrison Taylor
Martha J. Efird   Antone J Little   Nathan J. Taylor
Brian C. Ellsworth   Richard Vance Lockridge   Harmony Whalen Taylor
William L. Esser IV   Debra Lynne Lofano   Rachel Ann Temple
Landon Sean Eustache   Aaron James Longo   Christopher David Thompson
Jason Doughton Evans   James F. Lucarello   Catherine E. Thompson
Stephanie K. Briggs Evans   Allan James MacQuarrie   Ryan Paul Thompson
Douglas W. Ey Jr.   William B. Macurda   Mary Quince Thompson
John Anderson Fagg Jr.   Geoffrey R. Maibohm   John M. Timperio
Jeremy Michael Falcone   Anna Christina Majestro   Jeremy Bryant Tomes
Gregory G. Faltin   Arthur Barlow Treadwell Mann Jr.    Christopher Donald Tomlinson
Anastasia Elizabeth Fanning   Alexis Marie Mann   Matthew L Tomsic
Luke J. Farley   Nicholas Christopher Marais   Alyson Grossman Traw
Richard L. Farley   Mary C. Markle   Elizabeth Rivers Trenary
Ramona Farzad   Thomas Hamilton Markle   Laura Boorman Truesdale
Jacqueline Yount Ferrell   Harrison L. Marshall Jr.   Scott M. Tyler
Daniel James Finegan   Michael Leon Martinez   Tonya L. Urps
Adam Daniel Firestone   Kayla Faye Scott McCan Marty   Bradley T. Van Hoy
Walter D. Fisher Jr.   Gina B. Masterson   Scott P. Vaughn
Robert Andrew Fisher   Kelly William Mathews   Alex Robert Velinsky
Melanie Fitzgerald   Gabriel L. Mathless   Elizabeth Vennum
John Thomas Floyd   Dewitt F. McCarley   Richard W. Viola
Anita May Foss   Michael Madison McCraw   Hamlin Landis Wade Jr.
Debra L. Foster   Richard M. McDermott   Joanna C. Wade
Christopher Thomas Fowler   John G. McDonald   William K. Walker Jr.
David E. Fox   Valecia M. McDowell   Thomas G. Walker
Jacob Richard Franchek   Kevin Anthony McGinnis   Kelly Anderson Warlich
Taylor Wedge French   Karin M. McGinnis   Robert Kent Warren
Lindsey Suzanne Frye   E. Graham McGoogan Jr.   Mayleng S. Watson
Benjamin Paul Fryer   Emily Claire McGowan   Sara Page Waugh
Suzanne Kathleen Gainey   Melinda Lee McGrath   Kathryn Gillespie Wellman
Jasmine Kelly Gardner   Lauren Nicole McHale   Ann P. West
Felicia Mitchell Gardner   R. Malloy McKeithen   Christina M. Wheaton
Edward Staples Garrett   James P. McLoughlin Jr.   David B. Whelpley Jr.
Rebecca L. Gauthier   Thomas E. McNeill   Nathan Adam White
Matthew Robert Gauthier   Thomas Richmond McPherson III   Joshua D. Whitlock
Douglas R. Ghidina   Amanda Dwyer McQuade   Jeffrey Scott Wilkerson
Nicole Shae Giffin   Frederick Stewart McQueen   E. Danielle Thompson Williams
Timothy W. Gilbert   Robert L. Mendenhall   Mackenzie Lee Willow-Johnson
Michele Marie Glessner   Emma Claire Merritt   Kathryn Anne Wilson
Christian Kaunas Glista   Samuel Clinton Merritt   Nicholas Frank Wilson
Abigail Anne Golden   Kurt William Meyers   James M. Wilson
Rakesh Gopalan   George Benjamin Milam   Seaira Rose Wolf
Thomas J. Gorman   Peyton Elaine Miller   Susan Brown Wolfe
Guy R. Gosnell   Kenneth Lehr Miller   Marla Rizzo Wolfe
Austin Mitchell Grabowski   Eric William Mills   David Scott Wolpa
Jeffrey Richard Gray   Amanda A. Mingo   Fred M. Wood Jr.
Deven Shavon Gray   Elena Faria Mitchell   Morgan Alexis Woods
Joshua Kenneth Green   Lynna Palmer Moen   Noelle E. Wooten
Bonnie Lynn Keith Green   Colleen Forcina Molner   Elizabeth G. Wren
Adam Joel Greene   Elissa Koch Moore   Julian H. Wright Jr.
Thomas N. Griffin III   Matthew James Morrison   Joshua J. Yablonski
David Alan Griffin   Nina Moulas   Laura Caroline Hubbell Yingling
Beth Yount Grimes   Robert A. Muckenfuss   Christine Carr York
John Curtis Griner   Amanda Joy Muehlhausen   John A. Zaloom
Jill C. Griset   Bryon John Mulligan   Michael E. Zeller
Mary Katherine Grob   Elizabeth Ann Murphy   Christopher Charles Ziegler
Ryan Charles Grover   Kevin Patrick Murphy   John Philip Zimmer
Amanda Leigh Groves   Thomas W. Murrell III   Angela Hardister Zimmern
John E. Grupp   Thomas D. Myrick   Owen Scott Zingraff
Stephen Arnott Guardipee   Kelly Nash   Kimberly Easter Zirkle
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