(CHARLOTTE, NC) – Craig T. Lynch, a Partner and member of Parker Poe’s Board of Directors, has received the 2013 Citizen Lawyer Award. This award, given by the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) in conjunction with the Citizen Lawyer Task Force, recognizes lawyers who provide exemplary public service to their communities. Honorees include elected and appointed government officials, coaches, mentors and volunteer leaders of nonprofit, civic and community organizations.
The award will be presented to Mr. Lynch and 12 other recipients at the NCBA annual meeting, scheduled for June 20-23 at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville.
Mr. Lynch serves in organizations both nationally and in the Charlotte community. As a volunteer with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society since 1992, Mr. Lynch has held several leadership positions, including secretary of the national board of directors and chairperson of the Greater Carolinas Chapter board of directors. This past year, Mr. Lynch partnered with two of his clients who own Golden Corral restaurants to raise $141,000.00 in scholarship funds for college students who either have Multiple Sclerosis or whose families are affected by the disease.
Mr. Lynch is an active volunteer at Old Providence Elementary School, South Charlotte Middle School and his church. He has also served on Parker Poe’s Community Service Committee since 2009. In addition, he is a member of the national board for the Florida State University Alumni Association.
Mr. Lynch has held key roles with the University of North Carolina School of Law’s board of directors. He will begin a term as president this coming October. Further leveraging his legal background, he also chairs the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications Committee and the Bylaws Review Committee of the national board of the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
In addition to Mr. Lynch, this year’s Citizen Lawyer Award winners include Janet Ward Black, R. Lee Farmer, Will S. Graebe, Judge Robert C. Hunter, Charles M. Ingram, Valecia M. McDowell, Lacy M. Presnell III, Craigie D. Sanders, M. Gray Styers Jr., Sharon A. Thompson, Gerald L. Walden Jr. and Leigh A. Wilkinson.
About Parker Poe
Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP has more than 190 lawyers in five 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 a leading law firm in connection with community service and as an award-winning leader in the use of technology to provide better and more efficient service to domestic and international clients. For more information, please visit www.parkerpoe.com.