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Members IN Focus


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This series highlights NCBA members' special talents and hobbies. Look for the complimentary print piece in our quarterly magazine North Carolina Lawyer.

Roderick Allison
Highlighted Month: August 2013

Roderick Allison uses comic relief as his escape from the rigors of practicing law. He enjoys the ability to travel the world with his comedy show when he's able to step away from his practice, The Allison Office. Visit his website to find a show near you.
Harold Seagle
Highlighted Month: July 2013

Harold Seagle has a need for speed. He has been racing cars since High School and motorcycles since Law School. Harold's client, Time Warner Cable, sponsored his racing for several years and even constructed his team website.

Melissa Duncan
Highlighted Month: June 2013

Melissa Duncan, attorney with Duncan Law, shares how teaching ice skating to children is a healthy balance to her busy career as an attorney.

Chad Cochran
Highlighted Month: May 2013

Chad Cochran, attorney with Vann & Sheridan, LLP, recently took a five month exodus from practicing law to hike the Pacific Crest Trail with his wife, Lauren. This 2,650 mile trail is no small feat as it spans from the U.S. border with Mexico to the U.S./Canada border in British Columbia.

John T. "Jack" Hall
Highlighted Month: April 2013

Criminal appeals attorney, Jack Hall, finds that directing productions at Raleigh Little Theater is parallel to his career in the courtroom. Hall shares with us his love for theater.

Julie Dogan
Highlighted Month: March 2013

Julie Dogan, student at Elon University School of Law and Leadership Fellow, shares with us her experience bobsledding for the America's Cup team and as an alternate on the World Cup and World Championship teams.

Highlighted Month: February 2013

Wade Smith, Wade Hargrove and Ronald Raxter are members of the Raleigh band Bloomsbury, which originated almost 50 years ago. Don’t miss the video as they demonstrate their love for music.

Patrick Kane
Highlighted Month: January 2013

Patrick Kane, attorney with Smith Moore and Leatherwood in Greensboro, enjoys being a role model to college students. Kane is currently serving his ninth year as the rugby coach for Wake Forest University.

View all Members IN Focus features on the NCBA YouTube Channel.

Past NCBA member participants (not featured above); Alison Bradshaw, David Bradin, Tina Davidson and Jan Yarborough.

Nominate an NCBA member for this series at outreach@ncbar.org.