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Parker Poe Attorneys Elected to Wake County Bar Leadership

  • December 14, 2006

(RALEIGH) - Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP has announced the recent election of James C. Thornton and Cynthia L. Wittmer to bar leadership positions and  the swearing in of Catharine Biggs Arrowood as President of the Wake County Bar Association and 10th Judicial Bar Association for 2007. 

Mr. Thornton, a partner in the Torts, Trial & Insurance Practice Group, was elected to the Wake County Bar Association Board of Directors.  He received a JD in 1989 and a BS, with highest distinction, from the University of Kentucky in 1986. 

Ms. Wittmer, a partner in the Antitrust & Business Torts Practice Group, was elected as a 10th Judicial District Bar Councilor.  Ms. Wittmer received a JD from Duke University in 1981 and a BA, with honors, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1975 and has chaired the Judicial District Grievance Committee for a number of years.

Ms. Arrowood, a partner in the Antitrust & Business Torts Practice Group, served as President-Elect of the organizations in 2006.  She received a JD, cum laude, in 1976 and a BA, cum laude, in 1973 from Wake Forest University.  

Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP currently has more than 200 lawyers in six offices across the Carolinas including Charlotte, Raleigh, Charleston, Columbia, Myrtle Beach and Spartanburg.  The firm provides a complete range of legal services and has extensive experience in antitrust and business disputes, banking and finance, bankruptcy, reorganization and creditors’ rights, commercial litigation, corporate and commercial law, employee benefits, employment, environmental, government and public policy, health care, immigration, international, mergers and acquisitions, public finance, real estate and commercial development, securities, tax, torts, trials and insurance.