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Phi Beta Kappa. Author: “A Plea for the Total Ban of Land Mines by International Treaty,” 17 Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Journal 507, 1995; “Constitutional Rights of Students, Their Families and Teachers in the Public Schools,” 10 Campbell Law Review 353, 1988; “The Death Penalty as an Unconstitutional Deprivation of Life and the Right to Privacy,” 25 Boston College Law Review 743, 1984; “Age Discrimination,” 29 Am. Jur. Trials, 1982; “…Shall Make No Law Abridging…: An Analysis of the Neglected, But Nearly Absolute, Right of Petition,” 54 University of Cincinnati Law Review 1153, 1985. Co-Author: with Smith and Gebala, “Job Security for Public Employees,” 31 Washington & Lee Law Review 545, 1974; with Smith and Singer, “Limitations on Federal Judicial Power,” 14 Wake Forest Law Review 711, 1978; with Sith and Leggette, “Recent Issues in Litigation Under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act,” 41 Ohio State Law Journal 349, 1980; Domestic Relations, N.C. Law Practice System, 1984; Collections, N.C. Law Practice System, 1984; with William A. Carroll, “American Constitutional Rights,” University Press of America, 1991. Visiting Lecturer, University of North Carolina School of Law, 1979. Extern Professor, Vermont Law School, 1985.


Practice areas
  • Civil trials
  • Antitrust
  • Employment
  • Constitutional
  • Environmental
  • Shareholder and investor rights
  • Negligence
  • Product liability
Admitted
  • North Carolina, 1965
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1969
Education
  • University of North Carolina, A.B. with honors
  • Harvard University, LL.B.
Recognition
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry for professionalism and ethics
  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers of America, First Amendment and Labor and Employment law sections.
  • Awarded the first Norman Smith Award presented by the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina  in 1993.  Received the ACLU-NC's Frank Porter Graham Award in 1978.
  • Listed in North Carolina Super Lawyers magazine in the General Litigation section.
Associations & memberships
  • Greensboro, North Carolina (Chair, Antitrust and Trade Regulation Section, 1997-1998) and American Bar Associations
Military service
  • U.S. Navy, active duty, 1960-1962
Cases
  • Bumper v. North Carolina, 391 U.S. 543 (1968)
  • Bishop v. Wood, 426 U.S. 341 (1976)
  • Re Little, 404 U.S. 553 (1972)
  • Jones v. North Carolina Prisoners Labor Union, Inc., 433 U.S. 119 (1977)
  • Lorillard v. Pons, 434 U.S. 575 (1978)
  • Springer v. Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co., 510 F.2d 468 (4th Cir. 1975)
  • U.S. v. Snider, 502 F.2d 645 (4th Cir. 1974)
  • In Re Hennis, 276 N.C. 571, 173 S.E.2d 785 (1970)
  • Woodson v. Rowland, 329 N.C. 330, 407 S.E.2d 222 (1991)
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