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Smith Moore Leatherwood Attorneys Recognized For Career Achievements, Community Leadership

Smith Moore Leatherwood Attorneys Recognized For Career Achievements, Community Leadership

September 20, 2010

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Two Smith Moore Leatherwood attorneys from the firm's Greensboro office have recently distinguished themselves with career achievements and community leadership activities.

Ramona Cunningham O'Bryant to Receive Alumni Achievement Award
Alderson-Broaddus College will recognize Ramona Cunningham O'Bryant for her outstanding achievements in the legal field. O'Bryant, a 1979 graduate of Alderson-Broaddus College, will receive the college's Alumni Achievement Award on October 9. The award recognizes alumni who have distinguished themselves through career achievements or outstanding community involvement.

O'Bryant practices administrative law at Smith Moore Leatherwood, focusing on environmental matters and the regulation of tobacco products and alcoholic beverages at the federal, state and local levels. She is proficient in environmental law and serves as Treasurer of the Section Council of the Environmental, Energy and Natural Resources Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association.

She has been recognized by Business North Carolina as a "Legal Elite" for environmental law (2009-2010), and by Chambers and Partners as one of the state's environmental leaders for three consecutive years (Chambers USA, 2007-2010), and received the Triad Business Journal's "Top Women in Business" award in 2004.

O’Bryant, a 1985 graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Law, also serves as vice-chair of the advisory board for the Salvation Army of Greensboro and on the advisory board for Greensboro Beautiful Inc.

Frankie T. Jones Jr., Assumes Community Leadership Roles
Frankie T. Jones Jr., recently assumed new leadership roles with two Greensboro civic organizations. Jones joined the executive board of the Friends of Center City Park and the executive council of synerG, an active organization of young adults promoting social and professional networking and leadership opportunities in Greensboro. As a member of synerG's executive council, Jones will help provide oversight and direction for the organization's efforts.

Jones is a member of Smith Moore Leatherwood's real estate and litigation practice groups where he focuses primarily on land use. He regularly appears before locally appointed and elected boards throughout the state to represent clients in land use and zoning matters. He is also actively involved in the firm's alcohol and tobacco regulatory teams. Jones is a 2008 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law and a 2005 graduate of Davidson College. He was named to the Triad Business Journal's "40 under 40" list earlier this year.

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