Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) December 20, 2013
Attorney Janet Ward Black has been named a 2014 Lawyer of the Year for Personal Injury Litigation by Best Lawyers® and U.S. News & World Report for Greensboro, NC. She has been designated as one of the publication’s Best Lawyers® for the last seven years.
Black is Principal and Owner of Ward Black Law in Greensboro. Her 22-person firm is one of the largest woman-owned law practices in the state and the largest in the Piedmont-Triad region. Award selection is determined by a peer-rated survey of more than three million attorneys throughout the United States.
Recently, Black received the 2013 Thurgood Marshall Award from the North Carolina Advocates for Justice and was named a Citizen Lawyer for 2013 by the North Carolina Bar Association. She is also a 2012 recipient of the Woman of Justice Award by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly and received the Athena Award in 2012 from the Greensboro Partnership for her community service.
A graduate of Davidson College cum laude in economics and Duke Law School, Janet Ward Black served as the third woman president of the North Carolina Association of Trial Lawyers and the fourth woman president of the North Carolina Bar Association. She is only the second lawyer in history to serve as president of both organizations.
During her tenure as president of the NC Bar Association, Janet Ward Black instituted the “4ALL” program which provides legal services to low income individuals and families. The program has become a model throughout the country and Canada for providing free legal services to the poor. When not in the courtroom, she serves on international mission trips, providing food and medicine to many in desperate conditions.
Since 2006, Black has been a member of The C12 Group, an executive roundtable for Christian CEOs, presidents and owners, wanting to integrate MBA-level best practices, integrity and compassion into their company’s guiding principles and overall mission.
Black’s professional and personal life are guided by her devout faith in God and her calling to be an “Ambassador for Christ.” She believes she has a responsibility to bring compassion and value to those who have no voice and are often in need of hope.
“In a business context, I want my legacy to be that I worked hard to protect people’s rights, that I believed in them and worked hard to make their lives better. In a non-business context, I want to be remembered that I sought to fulfill the scripture in Luke 12:48: ‘To whom much is given, much is required.’” (Guilford Woman, Nov. 2013)
The C12 Group is America's leading provider of executive roundtables for Christian CEOs and business owners.
It was founded in 1992 Buck Jacobs; dedicated Christian, author and CEO.
His vision is to see an active global Christian CEO/Owner network, with C12 groups in very metro area around the globe.
Mission Statement: "To change the world by bringing forth the Kingdom of God in the marketplace through the companies and lives of those He calls to run businesses for Him."