WTVI Profiles Charlotte Leader Richard A. Vinroot



April 20, 2007

On May 18, 2007, WTVI will profile Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson attorney Richard A. Vinroot as part of its Legacy series highlighting individuals who have shaped Charlotte and the region through their influence and initiative. The program is designed to share the legacy and knowledge of past and current leaders with the next generation of Charlotte-area leaders.

Richard Vinroot served as Charlotte’s Mayor from 1991-95. For his outstanding leadership, Richard was named America’s "1995 Municipal Leader of the Year" by American City and County magazine. He has been chairman of the boards of directors of the Charlotte YMCA, Spirit Square and the Presbyterian Family Life Center, and has served on the Boards of Directors of the Mint Museum, the UNC-Chapel Hill General Alumni Association, the Charlotte Drug Education Center, the North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research and the Afro-American Cultural Center. He has served as an officer and director of the Mecklenburg County Bar Association and as chairman of the Session of Myers Park Presbyterian Church.

Richard is a senior partner and a well-respected trial attorney at Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A. He practices in the areas of civil litigation including construction, labor, employment discrimination, securities and commercial contract disputes and controversies. He has appeared and served as lead trial counsel in the successful prosecution, defense and resolution of numerous actions in the federal and state courts, and in arbitrations in all of these areas, during the past several years. Business North Carolina magazine recently named him as one of the top labor and employment attorneys in North Carolina, as determined by a vote of attorneys statewide. He is also featured in The Best Lawyers in America 2007 in the area of commercial litigation.

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