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Rogers Townsend & Thomas elected a new shareholder who practices in the firm’s Charlotte office. Joseph “Joe” Thompson IV concentrates his practice in the areas of real estate and litigation in both North and South Carolina.

Phil Summa and Kevin Parsons created the new law firm Parsons Summa. In February, the firm moved to new offices on the top floor of the Brixham Green One building in Charlotte. Parsons focuses his practice on employment and labor law. Summa practices in the area of intellectual property.

Higgins Benjamin added a new attorney. Margaret Chase joined the firm from Rossabi, Black & Slaughter. Chase focuses on real estate law.

Moore & Van Allen welcomed Jennifer Braccia to the firm’s litigation practice. Braccia concentrates on federal court practice and procedure.

Raleigh-based Anderson Jones opened a new office in Washington, D.C. Attorney Guy Milhalter will lead the office and focus
on advising small businesses, startups and entrepreneurs. Additionally, he will advise the firm’s clients on government contracting issues.

Nexsen Pruet announced that Jason Pfister has joined its Raleigh office as special counsel in the real estate practice group. Pfister focuses his practice on commercial litigation as well as real estate, land use and zoning litigation.

Brooks Pierce partner Kearns Davis was appointed to the North Carolina Equal Access to Justice Commission, which provides aid for low- and modest-income individuals in North Carolina.

George House, a partner at Brooks Pierce, was recently recognized by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for his work in the cleanup and redevelopment of the Landia Chemical Company Superfund Site in Lakeland, Florida.

Monica Guy, an attorney and director in the Winston-Salem based law firm of Bell, Davis & Pitt, has been elected to a three-year term on the Family Law Council of the North Carolina Bar Association. The Family Law Council is the governing body for the Association’s Family Law Section.

Campbell Law School announced that incoming first-year student Austin “Dutch” Entwistle has been selected to receive the first Excellence in Advocacy Scholarship from Campbell Law School. The award is one of three new, full-tuition awards.

The State Board of Elections announced that Chuck Stuber will join its investigations team in June. Stuber is a 28-year veteran of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where he served as a special agent stationed in Washington, D.C., Denver, and Raleigh. Stuber played a central role in the investigation and prosecution of Gov. Mike Easley and House Speaker Jim Black.

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