-Shareholder and investor rights
-North Carolina, 1965
-U.S. Supreme Court, 1969
-University of North Carolina, A.B. with honors
-Harvard University, LL.B.
-AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry for professionalism and ethics
-Selected by his peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers of America, First Amendment and Labor and Employment law sections.
Awarded the first Norman Smith Award presented by the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina in 1993. Received the -ACLU-NC's Frank Porter Graham Award in 1978.
-Listed in North Carolina Super Lawyers magazine in the General Litigation section.
Associations & memberships
-Greensboro, North Carolina (Chair, Antitrust and Trade Regulation Section, 1997-1998) and American Bar Associations
Phi Beta Kappa. Author: "A Plea for the Total Ban of Land Mines by International Treaty," 17 Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Journal 507, 1995; "Constitutional Rights of Students, Their Families and Teachers in the Public Schools," 10 Campbell Law Review 353, 1988; "The Death Penalty as an Unconstitutional Deprivation of Life and the Right to Privacy," 25 Boston College Law Review 743, 1984; "Age Discrimination," 29 Am. Jur. Trials, 1982; "...Shall Make No Law Abridging...: An Analysis of the Neglected, But Nearly Absolute, Right of Petition," 54 University of Cincinnati Law Review 1153, 1985. Co-Author: with Smith and Gebala, "Job Security for Public Employees," 31 Washington & Lee Law Review 545, 1974; with Smith and Singer, "Limitations on Federal Judicial Power," 14 Wake Forest Law Review 711, 1978; with Sith and Leggette, "Recent Issues in Litigation Under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act," 41 Ohio State Law Journal 349, 1980; Domestic Relations, N.C. Law Practice System, 1984; Collections, N.C. Law Practice System, 1984; with William A. Carroll, "American Constitutional Rights," University Press of America, 1991. Visiting Lecturer, University of North Carolina School of Law, 1979. Extern Professor, Vermont Law School, 1985.
-U.S. Navy, active duty, 1960-1962
-Bumper v. North Carolina, 391 U.S. 543 (1968)
-Bishop v. Wood, 426 U.S. 341 (1976)
-Re Little, 404 U.S. 553 (1972)
-Jones v. North Carolina Prisoners Labor Union, Inc., 433 U.S. 119 (1977)
-Lorillard v. Pons, 434 U.S. 575 (1978)
-Springer v. Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co., 510 F.2d 468 (4th Cir. 1975)
-U.S. v. Snider, 502 F.2d 645 (4th Cir. 1974)
-In Re Hennis, 276 N.C. 571, 173 S.E.2d 785 (1970)
-Woodson v. Rowland, 329 N.C. 330, 407 S.E.2d 222 (1991)