(RALEIGH, N.C.)–Catharine Biggs Arrowood, a Partner in Parker Poe’s Raleigh office, was selected as a Women of Justice honoree by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly. Ms. Arrowood is one of only seven lawyers to be named in the Litigation Practitioner Award category for this year. The winners were recognized at a ceremony and dinner last night in Charlotte.
The Women of Justice Awards recognize women across the state who have demonstrated leadership, integrity, service, sacrifice and accomplishment in improving the quality of justice and exemplifying the highest ideals of the legal profession.
“This would be enough, perhaps more than enough, for North Carolina’s most dedicated, most tireless, most selfless lawyer,” said fellow Raleigh attorney Martin H. Brinkley, former president of the North Carolina Bar Association, in reference to Ms. Arrowood’s many professional achievements. “But for our Catharine it has not been enough … Her services to our profession outside the Bar Association have likewise been legion.”
Ms. Arrowood has more than 35 years of experience with litigation and arbitration for both large and small businesses. Her clients have included educational institutions, utilities, insurance companies, accounting and law firms, health care and biotech firms, banks and commercial aerospace companies. Prior to joining Parker Poe, she served as associate attorney general with the North Carolina Department of Justice.
Currently serving as president-elect of the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA), Ms. Arrowood was honored by the organization in 2011 with its prestigious H. Brent McKnight Renaissance Lawyer Award. She recently received the North Carolina Symphony’s Directors Award of Excellence and was named “Lawyer of the Year” in Antitrust Litigation by Best Lawyers. She was also named a Fellow by the American College of Trial Lawyers in 2004 and has served as chair of its North Carolina State and International Committees.
In addition to her work and service in the legal community, Ms. Arrowood has been actively involved with many nonprofits that include the North Carolina Symphony Society, serving as chair of the board of trustees from 2010-2013 and as a board member since 2003.
Ms. Arrowood received her BA, cum laude, in 1973 and her JD, cum laude, in 1976 from Wake Forest University.
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