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Section And Division Chairs

Section And Division Chairs

The North Carolina Bar Association is pleased to announce the chairs of NCBA Sections and Divisions for 2014-15. This distinguished group of legal professionals from across the state will provide leadership throughout the year to their respective specialty practices areas and peer groups.

Chairs preside over regular meetings of their section or division leadership councils and routinely attend meetings of the NCBA Board of Governors in conjunction with their leadership roles.

The chairs are listed below along with their section or division, place of business and the city from which they operate.

The NCBA, based in Cary at the N.C. Bar Center, is the state’s largest voluntary organization of legal professionals. It was founded in 1899 and since 1979 has provided specialty sections, which now total 30. The founding date for each section is denoted below.

The Young Lawyers Division is the oldest division, established in 1953. The Senior Lawyers Division was established in 1990 and the Paralegal Division was established in 1997.

Administrative Law Section (1989)
Judge Selina M. Brooks
Office of Administrative Hearings
Charlotte

Antitrust & Complex Business Disputes Law Section (1990)
Jason D. Evans
McGuireWoods LLP
Charlotte 

Appellate Practice Section (2013)
Allison Overbay Van Laningham
Van Laningham Duncan PLLC
Greensboro

Bankruptcy Section (1979)
Robert H. Gourley Jr.
Gourley & Griffin
Statesville

Business Law Section (1979)
Kenneth G. Carroll
Morningstar Law Group
Morrisville

Constitutional Rights & Responsibilities Section (1995)
Lesley Fogleman Moxley
County of Onslow Attorney’s Office
Jacksonville 

Construction Law Section (1987)
A. Holt Gwyn
Conner Gwyn Schenck PLLC
Greensboro

Corporate Counsel Section (1989)
Jason Hensley
Bernhardt Furniture Company
Lenoir

Criminal Justice Section (1981)
Mark A. Jones
Bell Davis & Pitt PA
Winston-Salem

Dispute Resolution Section (1993)
Danae Christina Woodward
Woodward & Woodward
Charlotte

Education Law Section (1987)
Giovonni D. Wade
Schwartz & Shaw PLLC
Raleigh

Elder & Special Needs Law Section (1996)
Rupinder Gill
Walker Lambe Costley & Gill PLLC
Durham

Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Law Section (1987)
Matthew F. Hanchey
Hunton & Williams LLP
Raleigh

Estate Planning & Fiduciary Law Section (1979)
Craig G. Dalton
Poyner Spruill LLP
Raleigh 

Family Law Section (1980)
Katherine W. Fisher
Battle Winslow Scott & Wiley
Rocky Mount 

Government & Public Sector Section (2002)
Judge Frank D. Whitney
U.S. District Court
Charlotte

Health Law Section (1984)
James D. Wall
Wall Esleeck Babcock LLP
Winston Salem

Intellectual Property Law Section (1989)
Anibal (Jose) Cortina
Olive and Olive, PA
Durham 

International Law & Practice Section (1992)
David Spencer Robinson
Nexsen Pruet PLLC
Raleigh

Insurance Law Section (2013)
Leslie "L.D" Simmons II
McGuireWoods LLP
Charlotte 

Juvenile Justice & Children’s Rights Section (1997)
Brenda S. Berlin
Duke University School of Law
Durham

Labor & Employment Law Section (1982)
Narendra K. Ghosh
Patterson Harkavy LLP
Chapel Hill

Law Practice Management & Technology Section (1983)
Damon Terry Duncan
Duncan Law PLLC
Greensboro 

Litigation Section (1981)
Christopher Reed Nichols
Solo Practitioner
Raleigh

Real Property Section (1979)
Elizabeth Rogers Harrison
Elizabeth R. Harrison Attorney At Law PC
Raleigh

Solo, Small Firm & General Practice Section (1984)
Holly Greeson Morris
Cary

Sports & Entertainment Section (2000)
William L. Traurig
Carolina Hurricanes/PNC Arena
Raleigh

Tax Section (1979)
Eugene Williams Chianelli Jr.
Higgins Frankstone Graves & Morris PA
Chapel Hill

Workers’ Compensation Section (1995)
Amy S. Berry
Oxner & Permar PLLC
Burlington 

Zoning, Planning & Land Use Section (2005)
Thomas H. Johnson, Jr.
Nexsen Pruet PLLC
Raleigh 

Paralegal Division
Nichole D. Hutchins, NCCP, ACP
Craige Brawley Liipfert & Walker LLP
Winston-Salem 

Senior Lawyers Division
James G. Exum, Jr.
Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP
Greensboro

Young Lawyers Division
R. Michael Wells Jr.
Wells Liipfert, PLLC
Winston-Salem