Jay Silver, Lisa Dixon and Dorinda Peacock have joined Womble Carlyle’s Raleigh office. Silver focuses on commercial and intellectual property litigation, Dixon is a corporate & securities attorney, while Peacock works in mergers & acquisitions.
Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan said Travis Hockaday, Brian Meacham and Amy Wallace have been named partner.
Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog said that litigators Ginger Hunsucker, Todd King, and Jennifer Welch have joined the firm as partners. Hunsucker and Welch will work in the firm’s Raleigh office, while King will be in Charlotte.
David Hillman has joined Ellis & Winters in Cary, where he will focus on commercial real estate.
Jim Dorsett, a partner with Smith Anderson’s commercial litigation practice, has been elected president of the eastern North Carolina chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates
Robert W. “Bob” Spearman, of counsel in the Raleigh office of Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein, was appointed to the State Judicial Council for a three-year term.
Martá P. Brown and Jacob M. Gehron have joined Charlotte’s York Williams & Lewis as associates. Both will focus their practices on civil litigation.
J. Caleb Rogers has joined The Law Firm of Hutchens, Senter & Britton as an associate, where he will focus his practice on creditors’ rights and civil litigation.
Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein said partner Kevin L. Chignell is the new managing partner of the firm’s Raleigh office, replacing Henry C. Campen Jr. Also in the Raleigh office, Russell B. Killen has been named chair of the firm’s 70-lawyer litigation department.
Asheville firm Adams, Hendon, Carson, Crow & Saenger said that John C. Hunter and Robert “Bo” C. Carpenter, formerly of Hunter & Carpenter, have joined the firm. Hunter focuses on the employment and environmental law, civil litigation, and administrative practice. Carpenter concentrates on civil ligation and employment law.
Raleigh’s Hunton & Williams said Jeffrey M. Sullivan has joined the firm’s corporate and securities group as a partner, with a focus on real estate capital markets.
Outside the Law
Janet Ward Black of Ward Black Law was presented the Athena Award by Greensboro Partnership in recognition of her service to the community.
Charlotte attorneys David Erdman and Eric Montgomery co-chaired the committee responsible for the Levine Museum of the New South exhibition called “Picturing the Past: A History of the Mecklenburg County Bar (1912-2012),” which will run through June 24.
Paul Arena of Poyner Spruill’s Charlotte office was recently appointed as an alternate member to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Zoning Board of Adjustment.
Attorney Thomas Henson Jr. of HensonFuerst has been invited to join the board of directors of the Brain Injury Association of North Carolina.
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton said Steve Berlin was named chair of Winston-Salem Business Inc.
Ragsdale Liggett attorney Robert J. Ramseur Jr. has been named to the advisory board of Band Together, which uses live music to raise funds to support Raleigh-area nonprofits.