Goldsboro Attorney / Former Legislator Elected President Of North Carolina Advocates For Justice
Released on: June 21, 2010, 4:09 am
GOLDSBORO ó Philip A Baddour Jr., a partner at Baddour, Parker & Hine, PC in Goldsboro, has been elected President of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ), a state-wide association of attorneys who protect the rights of all North Carolinians in civil and criminal cases. The election took place at the association's annual convention currently being held at the Hilton Riverside in Wilmington. He recently served as the association's President-Elect, and previously served as Legislative Vice President and as a member of the NCAJ Board of Governors.
Today, Mr. Baddour replaces David Pishko of Elliot Pishko Morgan P.A. (Winston-Salem), who held the position of President in 2009-2010. Mr. Baddour is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received his law degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 1967. He brings 41 years of experience to his practice of Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation, Social Security Disability and Civil Litigation. Mr. Baddour represents the Goldsboro Housing Authority, Wayne Community College and the Village of Walnut Creek. Additionally, he is a certified mediator and frequently mediates cases for attorneys across Eastern North Carolina.
A native of Goldsboro, Mr. Baddour was formerly a member of the North Carolina House of Representatives where he served as the Majority Leader in the House for two terms. He has also served on the Commission for the Future of the Courts in North Carolina, the North Carolina Economic Development Board and the North Carolina Board of Transportation. He is a past president of the Goldsboro Area Chamber of Commerce, the Wayne County Economic Development Commission and the Goldsboro Rotary Club. Also, Mr. Baddour is a retired Colonel with the North Carolina National Guard, where he served as Staff Judge Advocate.
The NC Advocates for Justice has also elected new officers to sit on its Executive Committee. They will join Mr. Baddour in leading the organization:
Guy Crabtree: President-Elect
David Pishko: Immediate Past President
Christopher Nichols: Education Vice President
James Coleman: Legal Affairs Vice President
David Kirby: Legislative Vice President
David Teddy: Membership Vice President
Charles Monnett, III: Communications Vice President
Janet Ward Black: Past President Appt. by President
Mark Sumwalt: Past President Appt. by President for Fundraising & Development
Gary Jackson: At Large
Doug Abrams: AAJ Governor
Wade Byrd: AAJ Governor
Don Beskind: AAJ Governor
Peggy Abrams: PAC Chair
Charles Blanchard: President Emeriti
The NC Advocates for Justice (NCAJ) and its 4,000 members are dedicated to protecting the rights of all North Carolinians. NCAJ provides continuing legal education for lawyers aimed at enhancing the quality of the legal profession, offers public education programs aimed at enhancing public access and understanding of the legal system, amicus briefs for the appellate courts, and advocacy work at the legislature in the areas of criminal and civil justice. The association has served its members for over 45 years.
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