NCADA welcomes 17 new members in January! Please take a moment to check out the list below and see who you know. Don't know anyone? Check out their firm and make a new connection!
Ryan M. Arnold
Gallivan White & Boyd, PA
Harris Creech Ward & Blackerby, PA
McAngus Goudelock & Courie, PLLC
Ann K. Cosper
Simpson Law Firm PLLC
Hedrick Gardner Kincheloe & Garofalo, LLP
Ellis & Winters, LLP
J. William Graebe
Yates McLamb & Weyher, LLP
Smith Anderson, LLP
Gregory Scott Horner
Goldberg Segalla LLP
Katie Terry Jefferson
Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog, LLP
Benjamin Charles McManus
Garrison Law Group, PLLC
David A. PasleySmith Anderson LLP
Michael E. Phillips
Hagwood & Tipton, P.C.
Caroline StuttsSimpson Law Firm
McAngus Goudelock & Courie, PA
Yates McLamb & Weyher, LLP
Yates McLamb & Weyher, LLP
On September 28, NCADA held the biennial Fall Seminar and Judicial Candidates' Forum. Videos of the candidates' statements and assigned questions are now available for viewing. Please click here to be redirected to the Judicial Forum Page.
Raleigh, NC, October 8, 2018 --- The N.C. Defense Fund, the political action committee of the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys, endorses the following candidates seeking seats on the North Carolina Supreme Court and Court of Appeals:
For Associate Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, the N.C. Defense Fund endorses
For Associate Judge of the North Carolina Court of Appeals, the N.C. Defense Fund endorses:
The NC Defense Fund made the decision to endorse each judicial candidate based on the following criteria:
The N.C. Defense Fund is the political action committee of the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys. The North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys [NCADA] is a professional association for lawyers and paralegals defending the interests of individuals and businesses in civil litigation. Current membership stands at over 850 attorneys and paralegals from across the State.
For more information about the N.C. Association of Defense Attorneys, please contact the Association office at 919-239-4463.
NCADA will hold its biennial Judicial Candidates' Forum on Friday, September 28 at the Grandover in Greensboro, NC. Expected to attend are the 11 candidates for the four open appellate court seats. Each candidate will answer a pre-prepared question and will be available to take questions from those in attendance.
Below is the link to the special edition of The Resource with candidates' biographies. Please share this with your colleagues.
Special edition of The Resource
Chief Justice Martin has entered an order extending time for filings in our counties that are subject to the mandatory evacuation.
As Hurricane Florence takes aim at North Carolina, we realize the impact this unprecedented occurrence will have on our members, in both their personal and professional lives. We have already canceled one event ahead of the storm, and urge all of you to exercise safety and caution in the days ahead. Hopefully, each of you has prepared, in the best possible manner, for the potential interruption to your businesses, as well as personal lives. The NCADA, as an organization, intends to lend support wherever possible in the aftermath of the hurricane.
Realizing that members and firms will be affected differently depending on their location and the ultimate path of the storm, we would like to have our members already thinking about ways to assist fellow NCADA firms. Therefore, as you take measures to prepare for the storm, keep in mind ways that you may assist other members if you are not impacted as greatly as others may be. It is our hope that those firms most severely impacted might have access to needed spare furniture, printers, office supplies, and even office space by those members who are not as severely affected.
If the storm has as much impact on the state as predicted, the NCADA will be reaching out to you in the days and weeks after the storm to assess the various needs in continuing and, in some cases perhaps even rebuilding, their legal practice. For those of you who are not affected as greatly, we will be reaching out to you for help for our brethren more adversely impacted. This may take the form of donating supplies and space, as well as monetary contributions.
Our organization consists of hundreds of wonderful attorneys and individuals. I’m confident that our members will assist their fellow comrades to every extent possible. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you, especially those on the coast, as you prepare for this storm.
Lawrence M. Baker
Did you know that Lawyers Mutual has a wealth of resources available to help you and your firm prepare should disaster strike? As we are preparing for Hurricane Florence to make landfall, here are some practical resources to help you prepare and recover.
Sammy Thompson recipient of the 2018
Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy
Samuel (Sammy) G. Thompson is the recipient of the 2018 Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy at the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys (NCADA) Annual Meeting in Hilton Head, SC on June 18, 2018. This newly created award is prestigious, and as the first receiver of the award, Thompson sets a high bar for future recipients.
Awardees of the Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy are members who have demonstrated over their career sustained excellence advocating for their clients in legal proceedings while maintaining the highest degree of professionalism and who are eminently qualified to advocate for clients in state and federal courtrooms. They are considered by the NCADA as among the finest trial lawyers in the state. Thompson has exemplified these qualities through tireless support and effort for and of his clients.
For his professional endeavors, Thompson has been awarded multiple honors, including:
Additionally, Thompson has worked assiduously to better the community around him as was demonstrated by his induction into the Wake County Boys & Girls Club Hall of Fame. Other notable affiliations include:
Thompson received his bachelor’s degree and Juris Doctorate from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, NC., and is a founding member of the NCADA and served as president of the organization from 1986 to 1987.
North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys (NCADA) is a professional organization of over 800 attorneys and paralegals who devote a majority of their time representing the interests of business and individuals in civil litigation. Visit us at www.ncada.org .
KYRE PRESENTED PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE AWARD
Kenneth Kyre, Jr. Receives 2018 J. Robert Elster Award for Professional Excellence
Kenneth Kyre, Jr., Partner at Pinto Coates Kyre & Bowers, PLLC was the 2018 recipient of the J. Robert Elster Award for Professional Excellence at the 2018 NC Association of Defense Attorneys Annual Meeting, held in Hilton Head, SC June 14-18, 2018.
The J. Robert Elster Award for Professional Excellence recognizes NCADA members who exemplify the highest standards of professionalism, integrity and ethics and who conduct themselves in a civil, courteous manner with all persons. The recipient must exemplify sustained excellent service to individual and corporate defendants in civil litigation, to the Bar and to the community.
Kyre, an NCADA member since 1994, served as president of the Board of Directors from 2007 to 2008. He has also been a speaker and planner for the group and has served as Chair of the Products Liability Section. Additionally, Kyre is editor of the NCADA publication The Defender, and was instrumental in overhauling the NCADA’s website.
Kyre has several professional memberships and accolades to his name, including:
He was nominated by his partners in part because, as they wrote: [The qualifications for the award] “look like a summary of Ken’s professional career.”
Kyre received his Bachelor’s degree from St. Andrew’s Presbyterian College, Laurinburg, NC in 1974 and his Juris Doctorate from Wake Forest University School of Law in 1977.
North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys (NCADA) is a professional organization of nearly 800 attorneys and paralegals who devote a majority of the their time representing the interests of business and individuals in civil litigation. Visit us at www.ncada.org .
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