Community Leadership

At Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP, we know that our success depends upon the talent and dedication of our attorneys and professional staff.

Many of our attorneys and professional staff have held, or now hold, a variety of leadership positions, serving on boards of bar associations, boards of education, various arts organizations and numerous charitable, civic and religious organizations, and have often been recognized for their long-standing commitment to community service. Here are some recent examples of this tradition of service:

  • Brooks Pierce is a founding member of the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro's Women to Women Endowment, a fund for high-impact grants to organizations dealing with issues facing women and their families - from health and human services to social justice and equality.
  • Attorneys Mark Prak, Charles Coble and Charles Marshall recently assisted the ACLU in representing a client pro bono in a police taser case. As a result of their work in this case, cities and counties throughout the state are writing new policies about how and when Tasers can be used by law enforcement officers.
  • The Greensboro office of Brooks Pierce exceeded the firm's United Way Campaign goal by more than 16%, raising $122,526.17!  We recorded eighteen new givers and saw an average increase of more than 19% per pledge.  
  • Brooks Pierce received the Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award for Large Law Firms for calendar year 2008. Although not required to record pro bono time, our lawyers reported 2,740 hours for the year. 
  • Partners Mark Davidson and Patrick Johnson were instrumental in the creation and launch of NC LEAP, an organization enabling business and transactional lawyers to provide pro bono legal services to low-wealth entrepreneurs in starting or expanding their business.