Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP has announced the re-election of William P. Farthing, Jr. as Managing Partner. Mr. Farthing, who has served as Managing Partner since 2002, was elected by the partnership for a third four-year term.
As Managing Partner, Mr. Farthing serves as Chairman of the Firm's Board of Directors and as Chief Executive Officer. In these roles, he works to establish and implement the Firm's strategic directions and oversees day-to-day management and operations with the assistance of the administrative management.
Under Mr. Farthing’s direction, Parker Poe has been one of the fastest growing firms in the country – having grown by more than 50 percent – and has received national recognition for its quality of service in numerous practice areas. The Firm has received awards in both North Carolina and South Carolina for its diversity and community service efforts. This month, U.S. News & World Report named Parker Poe as a top-tier law firm with number-one rankings in more than 20 areas of legal service.
Mr. Farthing is a member of the Board of Directors for Legal Services of the Southern Piedmont as well as the Board of Advisors for the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce. In addition, he has served on the Board of Trustees, the Executive Committee, Finance Committee and the Board of Visitors for Johnson C. Smith University, where he currently serves as University Attorney. He also served for a decade on the Charlotte Repertory Theatre’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee. Mr. Farthing was recently named a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, an honor limited to one third of one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction.
Mr. Farthing received a JD, with honors, in 1974, and an AB in 1970 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was a Morehead Scholar.
About Parker Poe
Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP has 230 lawyers in six offices located in major markets across North Carolina and South Carolina. The Firm provides legal counsel to large commercial and public organizations on litigation, corporate and regulatory matters. It has been recognized in recent years as one of the fastest growing law firms in the United States and as an award-winning leader in the use of technology to provide better and more efficient service to domestic and international clients.