One of only 16 attorneys from across the state selected
GREENSBORO, N.C., — Frankie T. Jones Jr., from the Greensboro office of Smith Moore Leatherwood, was recently selected to the first class of the North Carolina Bar Association Leadership Academy.
The Leadership Academy was designed to help young attorneys become effective leaders in their communities. Only 16 attorneys from across the state were selected out of the 79 applicants for the program.
"It's an honor for Frankie and for us," said Kent Auberry, managing partner of the firm's Greensboro office. "His innate leadership ability makes him a natural choice for the Academy."
Jones is a member of the firm’s real estate and litigation practice groups. He served as president of the Omicron Delta Kappa academic honor society and as president of the Black Law Students Association while at the University of Virginia. He has served as a member of the community involvement committee for the Greensboro Bar Association, as well as a member of the Friends of Center Park steering committee. In 2010 Jones was recognized by Triad Business Journal in their annual "40 Under 40" Leadership Awards.
Jones graduated with a bachelor's degree from Davidson College in 2005 and received his juris doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2008.
The N.C. Bar Association Leadership Academy is sponsored by Lawyers Mutual.