Raleigh, N.C. — Smith Moore Leatherwood is pleased to announce that Gray Styers Jr., leader of the firm's Energy & Utilities Industry Group, has been recognized by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly as a "2016 Leaders in the Law" honoree. The publication honors attorneys licensed and practicing law in the state of North Carolina who have gone above and beyond in their profession and their community. Styers is among 36 people that were included in the list.
Styers' inclusion within this distinguished group reflects his 25 years of contribution to the profession through his bar leadership, and to the State through his counsel and advocacy for numerous infrastructure improvement projects. In addition to his legal work, he currently serves as chairman of the Wake County Industrial and Pollution Control Facilities Financing Authority (2000-present), is a member of Wake Forest University's School of Divinity Board of Visitors, and has been an active board member for both Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle (2009-present) and the North Carolina Museum of History Associates (2015-present).
Styers earned his bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, from Wake Forest University, his M.B.A. and J.D., with honors, from the University of North Carolina. He was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© as Raleigh's "Energy Lawyer of the Year" in 2014 and "Litigation–Land Use and Zoning Lawyer of the Year" in 2016. Styers was also honored with the North Carolina Bar Association's Citizen Lawyer Award in 2013, and has been selected to North Carolina Super Lawyer nine times for Utilities Law (2006, 2009-2016).
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