Clayton Morgan Becomes 128th NCBA President

Clayton D. Morgan of Raleigh was installed as the 128th president of the North Carolina Bar Association on Friday evening, June 24, at the NCBA Annual Meeting in Winston-Salem. He will also serve in 2022-23 as president of the North Carolina Bar Foundation.

Chief Justice Paul Newby of the Supreme Court of North Carolina administered the oath of office while Morgan’s wife, Kimberly, held the Bible.

Morgan serves as Associate General Counsel at Duke Energy. He has been with Duke Energy and its predecessors since 1996 and has served as Associate General Counsel since 2004.

A native of Greensboro, Morgan graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1987 with a degree in radiologic science. He completed the joint JD/MBA program at Wake Forest University in 1991, earning the Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Babcock Graduate School of Management and the Juris Doctor from Wake Forest University School of Law.

Morgan served as president-elect of the NCBA and NCBF in 2021-22 and as chair of the Audit & Finance Committees of the Association and the Foundation. He served from 2011-14 on the NCBA Board of Governors and the North Carolina Bar Foundation Board of Directors, and is also a former co-chair of the Awards and Recognitions Committee and Minorities in the Profession Committee, and past chair of the Nominations Committee.

Morgan has been a member of the NCBA Corporate Counsel Section for more than 30 years and served as chair of the section in 2018-19. He received the section’s Corporate Counselor’s Award in 2021.

In addition to his service within the NCBA and NCBF, Morgan is a past chair of the Legal Aid of North Carolina Board of Directors. He began his LANC board service in 2014 and served as vice chair in 2017-19 and as chair in 2019-21.