Catharine Arrowood Selected To Receive H. Brent McKnight Renaissance Lawyer Award

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  • Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC (1888PressRelease) June 29, 2011 - Catharine Arrowood, a partner at Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP (, has been chosen to receive the H. Brent McKnight Renaissance Lawyer Award at the 2011 North Carolina Bar Association Annual Meeting at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville. The presentation of the award took place on Friday, June 24, at the President's Luncheon. The McKnight Award was proposed by the NCBA Professionalism Committee in 2006 and adopted by the NCBA Board of Governors to recognize attorneys who demonstrate the "Renaissance Lawyer" qualities embodied by Judge McKnight, who died in 2004 while serving on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of N.C. The Professionalism Committee recommends each recipient of the award for formal selection by the NCBA Board of Governors.

    "It is truly an honor to be recognized with the McKnight Award from the North Carolina Bar Association," said Arrowood. "Judge McKnight's work was inspiring for attorneys everywhere, and I plan to continue my commitment to the profession and the community."

    - Arrowood is the sixth recipient of the H. Brent McKnight Renaissance Lawyer Award, preceded by Peter Gilchrist (2006), E. Osborne Ayscue Jr. (2007), Wade Smith (2008), Mark Bernstein (2009) and Woody Connette (2010).

    - She has been a partner with Parker Poe since 1982. Prior to joining the firm, she served as an associate attorney general for the N.C. Department of Justice.

    - Arrowood has served as president of the Wake County Bar Association and 10th Judicial District Bar. She is a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and recently was named chair of the N.C. Symphony Society.

    - She served on the NCBA Board of Governors from 2007-2010. Arrowood was nominated by the NCBA's Women in the Profession Committee, which she chaired from 2004-2006.

    Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP has 230 lawyers in six offices located in major markets across North Carolina and South Carolina. The firm provides legal counsel to commercial and public organizations on corporate, finance, litigation, real estate and regulatory matters. It has been recognized in recent years as one of the fastest growing law firms in the United States and as an award-winning leader in the use of technology to provide clients with improved and more efficient service. For more information, visit

    Patty Briguglio
    MMI Public Relations
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    patty ( @ ) mmipublicrelations dot com

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