Bonnie Weyher Named a Woman of Justice

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RALEIGH, N.C. (November 26, 2012)  Yates, McLamb & Weyher, L.L.P. (www.ymwlaw.com), a Raleigh, North Carolina-based litigation firm, announces today that founding partner Bonnie Weyher has been recognized as one of the first North Carolina Women of Justice award recipients by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly. Sixteen attorneys, five district court judges, two law school professors and two law students were honored.

“Bonnie is an outstanding litigator, a staunch proponent for diversity and the ethical practice of law, as well as the driving force behind our firm’s success for nearly 30 years,” says Rod Pettey, partner at Yates, McLamb and Weyher. “This distinction is a testimony to how well regarded Bonnie is throughout the North Carolina legal community.”

A panel of independent judges reviewed a pool of nominees in eight categories. The selection of winners is based on the judges scoring each candidate on their core principles of leadership, professionalism, accomplishments and passion for making a difference.

In remarks Thursday evening, Liz Irwin, publisher of North Carolina Lawyers Weekly said, “When we sought nominations for the recognition, we looked to honor those who have moved the needle in the North Carolina judicial community. We looked for women who hold positions of strength, who lead firms boldly, who wear their battle scars proudly, who serve the underprivileged, who aspire to a new future or who teach those who will become the next generation of lawyers.”

In addition to recognition at the banquet, each winner is featured in a special section of the November 16, 2012 edition of the North Carolina Lawyers Weekly. The awards dinner was held at the Raleigh Marriott City Center on November 15, 2012. More than 200 legal professional and their families attended the festivities.

About Barbara B. (Bonnie) Weyher:
Weyher, a defense lawyer and certified Superior Court Mediator, has more than 35 years of experience practicing law. She focuses her practice on professional liability and insurance coverage. Weyher has served in multiple leadership roles with the North Carolina State Bar including that of president during 2009-2010. She currently serves as a member of the Disciplinary Hearing Commission of the North Carolina State Bar. A graduate with honors from the University of North Carolina School of Law, Weyher is consistently recognized by her peers for excellence including an AV preeminent® rating of 5.0/5.0 with Martindale-Hubbell®, listing as a Super Lawyer®, Best Lawyer in America® and Top 50 Women Attorneys in North Carolina since 2008.

About Yates, McLamb & Weyher, L.L.P.:
Formed in 1983, Yates, McLamb & Weyher represents civil litigation defendants in cases focusing on medical malpractice, professional and general liability, construction litigation, products liability, insurance coverage and auto negligence. Founding partners Dan J. McLamb and Barbara B. Weyher shared a vision and built a firm characterized by legal expertise and skill, tenacity in defense of their clients’ interests, and civility and professionalism in the practice of law. Today the firm has 30 lawyers.

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