Commission oversees operation of USS North Carolina battleship memorial
RALEIGH, NC — North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue has reappointed Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP attorney Sam Southern to the North Carolina Battleship Commission, which oversees the operation of the USS North Carolina memorial in Wilmington, NC. Southern, a senior partner in Smith Moore Leatherwood's Raleigh office, has served as a member of the commission since 1992.
A Navy veteran, Southern retired in 1999 as a captain in the Judge Advocate General's Corps after a 30-year reserve career. He has served as a Military Judge for the U.S. Navy and as a Staff Judge Advocate to the Charleston, SC, command with oversight of naval legal activities in several states. Southern has been recognized for his service with the Order of the Palmetto by the Governor of South Carolina, the Order of the Long Leaf Pine by the Governor of North Carolina and the Meritorious Service Medal by the President of the United States.
Southern has a broad range of experience in health law and trial and appellate practice. He is a member of the National Board of Trial Advocates and is the former Chair of the Health Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association. In 2008, he was selected by Triangle Business Leader magazine as a 2008 Triangle Impact Law Leader. Southern has been routinely recognized by his peers for inclusion in Woodward/White's listing of Best Lawyers in America and in Law & Politics ranking of North Carolina Super Lawyers in the field of health care law.
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