Five Wake Forest Law Alumni Honored with Citizen Lawyer Award

The N.C.Bar Association Citizen Lawyer Task Force has selected 11 outstanding citizen lawyers for recognition at the 2008 Annual Meeting, scheduled June 19-22 in Atlantic Beach. Formal recognition will take place during Saturday morning’s General Session.

Citizen lawyers, formally recognized for the first time last year, are those lawyers who provide exemplary service to their communities in a variety of ways, including public service in local or state government in elected or appointed positions, coaching youth sports teams or serving as tutors or mentors to young people, and volunteering or serving as board members for non-profit or community organizations.

Gene Pridgen (MBA ’75, JD ’78) of Charlotte served as chair of the Citizen Lawyer Task Force, which has selected the following Wake Forest law school alumni for recognition:

  • Shirley Herman Anthony, (JD ’88) Hickory, N.C. (Anthony & Tate)
  • Lucien A. “Skip” Capone III, (JD ’77) Greensboro, N.C. (University Counsel, UNC-Greensboro)
  • Samuel Bobbitt “Sambo” Dixon, (JD ’88) Edenton, N.C. (Dixon & Thompson)
  • A. Doyle Early Jr., (’65, JD ’67) High Point, N.C. (Wyatt Early Harris Wheeler)
  • Carolyn Elizabeth Burnette Ingram, (JD ’72) Kenansville, N.C. (Ingram & Ingram)