John Wester, North Carolina Life Fellow and shareholder at Robinson Bradshaw, recently received the Advocate’s Award from the North Carolina Bar Association. The award represents the highest honor given by the North Carolina Bar Association’s Litigation Section. Wester is the 13th recipient of the award, which is presented as merited.
The Advocate’s Award honors litigators who have high ethical standards, possess great skill and ability, demonstrate commitment to the highest level of service and to their clients, and exhibit respect of and love for the law. Recipients are also chosen for their pro bono and community service and for maintaining the balance of a robust professional and personal life.
Mr. Wester’s career has concentrated in business litigation, including cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. In Hyatt v. Shalala, Wester was lead counsel in nearly 20 years of pro bono litigation that included five arguments to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and a successful petition for certiorari to the Supreme Court. He has also brought and defended cases advancing state and federal constitutional issues.
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