Omicron Delta Epsilon. Charles A. Cannon Scholar in Chemistry and Economics, Lunsford Richardson Honors Scholar, Davidson College. Steering Committee, MDL 875, In re Asbestos Litigation, appointed by Hon. James Giles, E.D. Penn., 2006—; North Carolina Co-Liaison Counsel for Federal Breast Implant Litigation, appointed by Hon. Samuel Pointer, S.D. Ala., 1992-1995. Co-Chair, Access to Justice, Legal Aid of North Carolina - Triad Division, 2006-2007.
Member, North Carolina General Assembly Civil Procedure Study Commission, 1999-2001. Member: Greensboro Bar Association (Chair: Health Committee, 1994-1996; Speakers Committee, 1997-1998; Nominating Committee, 1998-1999), Rowan County Bar Association (President, 1992, President Elect, 1990-1991), North Carolina Bar Association (President, 2007-2008, President-Elect, 2006-2007, Board of Governors, 1998-2001, Chair, Litigation Section, 1996-1997, Chair, Tort Reform Task Force, 2002-2003, Chair, Strategic Planning, 2001-2002, Co-Chair, Ethics Committee-Litigation Section, 1994-1995) and American Bar Associations; North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers (President, 2002-2003, President-Elect, 2001-2002, Vice President-Membership, 1998-2000, Vice President-Legislation, 2000-2001, PAC Chair, 2004-2005); American Association for Justice (formerly ATLA)(Board Member, 2005-2008, Co-Chair, PAC-Task Force, 1998-1999); Joseph Branch Inn of Court (Master of the Bench, 1995—).