Rob Harrington Named Lawyer of the Year



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Sept. 18, 2017

Robinson Bradshaw attorney Robert E. Harrington won the 2017 Lawyer of the Year award from North Carolina Lawyers Weekly on Friday. He received the top recognition out of 25 Leaders in the Law honorees for his leadership and achievements in both legal and community organizations.

Harrington chairs Robinson Bradshaw’s Litigation Department and has represented clients for nearly 30 years in a broad range of contract, trade practice and other business litigation, including class and individual actions. He frequently represents financial institutions in consumer lending matters and in disputes arising from their service as fiduciaries. Harrington also serves on Robinson Bradshaw’s Recruiting and Diversity & Inclusion Committees.

Beyond Robinson Bradshaw, Harrington is an active member of the bar, including serving as president of the Mecklenburg County Bar for 2012-13. He is a member and past chair of the board of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, a national civil rights organization, and a board member of both the North Carolina Bar Association and Legal Aid of North Carolina. Harrington was appointed by the chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court to the North Carolina Commission on the Administration of Law in 2015. 

Harrington is also engaged in a variety of organizations that promote a strong community. He chairs the Arts & Science Council’s board of directors and serves as vice chair of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s board of trustees. He served for nearly a decade on the Levine Museum of the New South’s board of directors, including as its chair.

For many years, Harrington has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America and North Carolina Super Lawyers for his litigation practice. He has also received a number of awards for professional and community service, including the NCBA Citizen Lawyer Award (2009), the Duke Law Alumni Association Charles S. Murphy Award for Achievement in Public Service (2012), the Thurgood Marshall College Fund Award of Excellence (2013), and the Mecklenburg County Bar Julius L. Chambers Diversity Champion Award (2015).

Read North Carolina Lawyers Weekly's profile of Harrington here.

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