Greensboro, N.C. – Smith Moore Leatherwood attorney Patrick M. Kane is among the thirteen exemplary lawyers to receive the North Carolina Bar Association's (NCBA) 2015 Citizen Lawyer Award. The award will be presented on Friday, June 19 at the NCBA Annual Meeting in Asheville, North Carolina.
The Citizen Lawyer Award was established in 2007 to recognize lawyers who provide exemplary public service to their communities. Honorees include elected and appointed government officials, coaches, mentors and voluntary leaders of nonprofit, civic and community organizations.
Kane demonstrates a high level of community involvement and mentoring young people through his high school and college rugby coaching. He is the Atlantic Coast Rugby League Commissioner and previously served as head coach of Wake Forest University's rugby team for nine years. He also started a boys' rugby team at Grimsley High School in Greensboro, and currently serves as head coach. Additionally, Kane serves in the Fathers Being Involved program at Brooks Global Elementary, where his children are students. In this role, he serves as a tutor and mentor for underprivileged male students.
Kane is a member of the firm's Litigation Practice Group and Appellate Practice Group in the Greensboro office and routinely handles complex litigation in both state and federal courts. He regularly represents municipalities in labor and employment, constitutional and contract litigation, and is frequently involved in litigation on behalf of entities in the sports and entertainment industry. He is a contributor to the North Carolina Appellate Practice Blog, www.ncapb.com, which provides news, information, tips, and resources for practicing law in North Carolina's state and federal appellate courts.
Kane received his bachelor's degree from College of Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts in 2000 and his juris doctor from Wake Forest University School of Law in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in 2007.
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