The North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) honored Brian D. Darer as a “Citizen Lawyer” at the organization’s 2007 Annual Meeting in Asheville. Mr. Darer is a partner with Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP in Raleigh.
The NCBA is a voluntary organization with more than 13,500 members. Twenty-five 2007 NCBA Citizen Lawyers all-stars have been identified and recognized as part of the organization’s new strategic plan, Momentum 2010, to highlight the broad range of ways that lawyers serve their communities.
Mr. Darer was selected as a Citizen Lawyer for his community service activities, including his long-term involvement with Second Chance Pet Adoptions, a no-kill animal rescue group serving the Triangle area. He has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2000 and is currently serving as its President. Mr. Darer also spent two years as a member of the Board of Trustees for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society for the Eastern North Carolina Chapter.
Mr. Darer is a member of Parker Poe’s litigation department and focuses his practice in the areas of construction law, bankruptcy, reorganization and creditors' rights issues. He received his JD (1998) and his BA, with honors (1995), from the University of Virginia where he was named to the Order of the Coif.
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