Mark Merritt Receives NCBA's McKnight Award
Article Date: Friday, June 22, 2012
Mark Merritt, center, accepts award from Professionalism
Committee Chair Julian Wright, left, and NCBA President
Mark Merritt is the 2012 recipient of the North Carolina Bar Association’s H. Brent McKnight Renaissance Lawyer Award. The award was presented on Friday, June 22, at the NCBA Annual Meeting in Wilmington.
Merritt practices with Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson in Charlotte. He is a past president of the Mecklenburg County Bar and has served as a State Bar councilor since 2006. He has also served as vice chair and chair of the Ethics Committee and as chair of the Lawyers Assistance Program.
In 2005-06, Merritt chaired the NCBA’s Antitrust & Trade Regulation Law Section.
Merritt is a 1979 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Morehead Scholar) and a 1982 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law.
The H. Brent McKnight Renaissance Lawyer Award, established in 2006 by the NCBA Foundation’s Professionalism Committee, recognizes attorneys who demonstrate the “Renaissance Lawyer” qualities embodied by Judge McKnight, former chair of the Professionalism Committee who died in 2004 while serving on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of N.C.
The award seeks to recognize those North Carolina attorneys whose trustworthiness, respectful and courteous treatment of all people, enthusiasm for intellectual achievement and commitment to excellence in work, and service to the profession and community, inspire others.