Feeding Frenzy Champs Declared

Feeding Frenzy dignitaries, front from left, Tristan Fuierer (Moore & Van Allen), Chair Bryan Norris, Robin Ames (LANC), Tonya Mason (Mason Law Office) and Anna Short (Womble Carlyle). Second row: Jim Gilreath (Rose, Harrison & Gilreath), Chamblee and Lars Simonsen (Simonsen Law Firm), and Michael Cromwell (Womble Carlyle). Top: Attorney General Roy Cooper.

The results of the 2016 North Carolina Legal Feeding Frenzy, conducted by the Young Lawyers Division of the North Carolina Bar Association in conjunction with North Carolina Feeding America Food Banks, are in.

Attorney General Roy Cooper, honorary chair, recognized the winning teams on Tuesday, April 26, at the N.C. Bar Center.

Overall, 292,385.04 pounds of food was collected.

R. Bryan Norris Jr. of Sharpless & Stavola in Greensboro chaired the YLD Legal Feeding Frenzy Committee this year. Alan Briggs serves as executive director of N.C. Feeding America Food Banks.

Mason Law Office, PLLC of Raleigh claimed the Attorney General’s cup as the overall champion for the third consecutive year by contributing the most pounds of food per person, 4,018.75 pounds.

In the Solo Practitioner category (1-10 employees), Simonsen Law Firm, PC of Edenton became a four-time champion by contributing 2,550 pounds per employee.

In the Small Firm division (11-50 employees), Rose, Harrison & Gilreath, P.C. of Kill Devil Hills prevailed for the third consecutive year with 975.38 pounds per employee.

In the Medium Firm category (51-100 employees), Blanco Tackabery & Matamoros, PA was the winner for the second time with 140 pounds per employee.

In the Large Firm division (101 employees and up), Moore & Van Allen PLLC continued to lead the way as a four-time champion with 137.05 pounds of food per person.

The Wake Forest University School of Law captured the Law School division for the third consecutive year with 13.28 pounds per employee.

There were two new categories this year – Corporate/In-House and Public Interest. InVentiv Health, Inc. claimed the Corporate/In-House division with 13.33 pounds per employee while Legal Aid of North Carolina triumphed in the Public Interest category with 38.13 pounds per employee.

The most food was contributed by Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge & Rice for the fourth consecutive year. The firm collected 87,907.40 pounds of food.