Robinson & Lawing, LLP is pleased to announce that Kelley Gondring is now the President-Elect of the Forsyth County Bar Association.
On July 1, 2018, Eleasa Allen began serving a one-year term as Vice-Chair of the Workers’ Compensation Section Council of the North Carolina Bar Association.
Kernersville Sanitary Sewer Class Action
On April 13, 2018, the Honorable Judge Edwin G. Wilson, Jr. entered an Order preliminarily approving a settlement between a class of customers of the Kernersville Sanitary Sewer System and the Town of Kernersville and the Winston-Salem – Forsyth County City/County Utilities Commission. If you were a customer of the Town of Kernersville’s sanitary sewer system between July 2012 to August 2016, you may be eligible for a refund of certain overcharges of sewer service fees. The terms of the proposed settlement can be found on the website www.kernersvillesewersettlement.com. A final hearing on this matter will be held on July 27, 2018.
Robinson & Lawing, LLP attorneys Scott Templeton and H. Brent Helms are proud to have been appointed as Class Counsel in this case – along with attorneys at a Greensboro firm – and to have been instrumental in reaching this settlement for the customers of the Kernersville Sanitary Sewer System.
Robinson & Lawing is pleased to once again serve as a sponsor for the Forsyth County Young Lawyers Division’s Lady Byrd Classic Golf Tournament.
The Lady Byrd Classic Golf Tournament is an annual fundraiser hosted by the Forsyth County YLD to honor the memory of past-present Amy Byrd. Each year the Forsyth County YLD donates a portion of the proceedings from the Lady Byrd Classic Golf Tournament to the American Cancer Society. The American Cancer Society is dedicated to preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering for cancer patients. In addition, the funds raised also help fund the Forsyth County YLD’s social meetings and philanthropic activities.
Robinson & Lawing is thrilled to support this event and encourages others to join in and play! The Lady Byrd Classic Golf Tournament will be held on April 27, 2018 at Salem Glen Country Club.
Robinson & Lawing, LLP is pleased to announce that the following lawyers have been recognized by Super Lawyers®:
Jane C. Jackson and C. Ray Grantham, Jr. have been named as 2018 Super Lawyers®.
Eleasa Harris Allen was named as a 2018 Rising Star®
"Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The patented selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations." For information regarding the selection process, see https://www.superlawyers.com/about/selection_process.html.
Robinson & Lawing, LLP is pleased to announce that Kelley Gondring has been named as a partner effective January 1, 2018!
Kelley is a 2009 graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Law. Prior to joining the firm in 2013, Kelley worked at the Forsyth County Public Defender’s Office. Kelley is the head of Robinson & Lawing, LLP’s criminal practice group. In addition to her criminal defense work, Kelley also practices in the areas of family law, estate planning and administration, and special proceedings, including guardianship, incompetency, and juvenile matters. Kelley has also been certified as a Parent Coordinator. In addition to her legal practice, Kelley is active in many local organizations. She serves as the Vice President of the Forsyth County Bar Association/21st Judicial District Bar, is a board member of Legal Aid of North Carolina Piedmont Division, is a member of the Junior League of Winston Salem where she serves on the Women’s Health Advisory Committee, and is an active member at Highland Presbyterian Church.
On Saturday May 6, 2017,L. Bruce Scott will be presenting at the North Carolina Bar Association Family Law Section’s Annual Meeting and CLE. Bruce will be presenting on the topic of Expert Testimony, including qualifying an expert, the Daubert standard at trial, changes to Rule 26 of the Rules of Civil Procedure, and work product protection of expert drafts. Since July 1, 2016, Bruce has served on NCBA Family Law Section Council.
Robinson & Lawing, LLP is pleased to announce that Eleasa Allen has recently been rated "AV Preeminent" by Martindale-Hubbell®. This rating is the highest peer rating standard offered by Martindale-Hubbell®. It signifies that the peers who ranked Eleasa found her to meet the highest level of professional excellence for her legal knowledge, communication skills and ethical standards.
Robinson & Lawing, LLP is pleased to announce that Kelley L. Gondring has been certified as a Parent Coordinator.
Robinson & Lawing, LLP congratulates Scott Templeton on being selected by Business North Carolina as a 2017 Winner in the area of Business Law and Ray Grantham on being selected by Business North Carolina as a 2017 Winner in the area of Family Law!
"Since 2002, Business North Carolina has reached out to members of the N.C. State Bar (numbering more than 23,000), asking them to select colleagues who are distinguished in their fields. Lawyers could not vote for themselves and could vote for a member of their own firm only if they also picked an attorney from an outside firm in the same category. Through an online balloting system, 669 attorneys were selected to this year’s list, representing less than 3% of the state’s lawyers."
SIX ROBINSON & LAWING, LLP ATTORNEYS NAMED TO 2017 BEST LAWYERS ® LIST - Robinson & Lawing, LLP would like to congratulate the following attorneys named to The Best Lawyers in America list:
C. Ray Grantham, Jr., Family Law
H. Brent Helms, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Jane C. Jackson, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Jane C. Jackson, Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
Robert J. Lawing, Commercial Litigation
Robert J. Lawing, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Robert J. Lawing, Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
W. Mark Peck, Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
Franklin Scott Templeton, Employment Law – Management
On July 1, 2016, Eleasa Allen began serving a one-year term as Treasurer of the Workers’ Compensation Section Council of the North Carolina Bar Association.
For those attorneys that routinely draft contracts, the North Carolina Supreme Court has recently issued a warning: draft carefully because the courts will not rewrite your contract. A discussion of Beverage Systems of the Carolinas, LLC v. Associated Beverage Repair, 368 N.C. 693, 784 S.E.2d 457 (2016)...Read the article here
Long-tenured employment relationships, where an employee may spend his or her entire career with one company, increasingly appear to be relics of the past, rendered incompatible with the current economy which requires a more flexible workforce This new economy is evidenced in many ways, but perhaps none more so than in the rise of part-time, seasonal, contract... Read the article here