LE 2017 Winner: Real Estate
Anna P. McLamb
Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP | Raleigh
“I love the Coen Brothers because they’re funny and offbeat. Fargo is my favorite because of the hero: a very pregnant cop who solves the crime while speaking with one of the best accents in film.”
Vita: 39; born in Charlotte; bachelor’s and law degrees from UNC Chapel Hill; married with two children and a dog named Hoke.
Memorable case: Representing Wake Forest University in purchasing the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum from the city of Winston-
Salem because it involved a unique kind of real estate, it sat at the intersection of the public and private sectors, and it introduced me to people in the athletic department, which is never a bad thing.
What she’d be if not a lawyer: A journalist, which means I would have been laid off and onto my second or third career by now. So probably still a lawyer, but by a longer path.
Favorite place: The front yard of my parents’ home in Davis, which is right on Core Sound. I’m playing with my kids in the yard, my mom is cooking dinner, my dad is in a rocking chair on the porch and my husband is working on the sailboat at the dock. And there are no mosquitoes.
Hero: My husband, because he has saved me more than anyone else on earth, whether from actual danger, from mistakes that I’ve made, or from mistakes that I was about to make.
Recent (favorite) reading: James Dickey’s Deliverance.
Netflix obsession: Stranger Things.
Passions: My family, my faith and food.
Don’t ask her to: Donate to political campaigns. In our bipartisan household, we have a mutual non-donation pact.
2017 Real Estate winners:
Anna P. McLamb, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh; Charles N. Anderson Jr., Ellis & Winters LLP, Raleigh; Leigh C. Bagley, Bell, Davis & Pitt PA, Winston-Salem; Alexis Biggers Baker, Brady & Kosofsky PA, Matthews; Susan Strayhorn Barbour, McGuire, Wood & Bissette PA, Asheville; Evan M. Bass, Moore & Van Allen PLLC, Charlotte; Bob Benson, Benson, Brown & Faucher PLLC, Greensboro; Annika M. Brock, Brock Law Firm, Asheville; Aimee E. Brockington, Helms Robison & Lee PA, Monroe; C. Todd Burbank, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, Charlotte; John J. “Jody” Carpenter, Culp Elliott & Carpenter PLLC, Charlotte; Alison R. Cayton, Manning, Fulton & Skinner PA, Raleigh; Joseph B. “Bo” Dempster Jr., Poyner Spruill LLP, Raleigh; Matthew P. Doyle, Doyle & Wallace PLLC, Charlotte; Chad W. Essick, Poyner Spruill LLP, Raleigh; Stephanie E. Greer Fulcher, Troutman Sanders LLP, Charlotte; Elizabeth R. Harrison, Elizabeth R. Harrison PC, Raleigh; Mark S. Hartman, Davis Hartman Wright Attorneys at Law, New Bern; David L. Hillman, Ellis & Winters LLP, Raleigh; Bobby D. Hinson, Kirk Palmer & Thigpen PA, Charlotte; Thomas P. Hockman, Schell Bray PLLC, Greensboro; Susan K. Irvin, Irvin Law, Davidson; Marc L. Isaacson, Isaacson Isaacson Sheridan Fountain & Leftwich LLP, Greensboro; Frankie T. Jones Jr., Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP, Greensboro; Jeffrey P. Keeter, Block, Crouch, Keeter, Behm & Sayed LLP, Wilmington; John W. King Jr., Stubbs & Perdue PA, New Bern; Josh Knipp, Knipp Law Office PLLC, Cornelius; Michael V. Lee, Lee Law Firm, Wilmington; John C. Livingston, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, Raleigh; Christopher W. Loeb, Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson PA, Charlotte; Sarah R. Lucente, Kunkleman & Lucente PLLC, Charlotte; Amanda S. Mann, Troutman Sanders LLP, Raleigh; William C. “Bill” Matthews Jr., Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP, Charlotte; Gary T. McDermott, McDermott Law PLLC, Matthews; Daniel A. Merlin, Alexander Ricks PLLC, Charlotte; Jacob R. Parrott III, Ward and Smith PA, Raleigh; James K. Pendergrass, Pendergrass Law Firm PLLC, Raleigh; Jason C. Pfister, Nexsen Pruet LLC, Raleigh; Tonya Bunn Powell, Shanahan Law Group PLLC, Raleigh; Robert J. Ramseur Jr., Ragsdale Liggett PLLC, Raleigh; Jonathan S. Raymer, Black, Slaughter & Black PA , Greensboro; Holden Reaves, Reaves Law PLLC, Fayetteville; Rebecca J. Reinhardt, Roberts & Stevens PA, Asheville; Ryan Rhodenhiser, Siegel & Rhodenhiser PLLC, Wilmington; Julian Robb, Craige Jenkins Liipfert & Walker LLP, Winston-Salem; B. Ford Robertson, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, Raleigh; John R. Rose, Goosmann Rose Colvard & Cramer PA, Asheville; Robert Rountree, Narron & Holdford PA, Wilson; Adelia Schiffman, Chandler & Schiffman PA, Greensboro; J. Kemp Sherron III, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh; Douglas J. Short, Manning, Fulton & Skinner PA, Raleigh; J. Christian “Chris” Stevenson, Kirk Palmer & Thigpen PA, Charlotte; Michael M. Thompson, The Van Winkle Law Firm, Hendersonville; Elizabeth Weddington Voltz, Weatherspoon & Voltz LLP, Raleigh; E. Garrett Walker, Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP, Greensboro; William H. Weatherspoon Jr., Weatherspoon & Voltz LLP, Raleigh; Katherine B. Wilkerson, Lynch & Eatman LLP, Raleigh