On March 14, the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization presented Hank Patterson with the 2014 Sarah H. Davis Excellence Award. Hank has been a board certified specialist in Workers’ Compensation Law since 2000, when he served on the committee that established the specialization.
The Sarah H. Davis Excellence Award is given annually to a certified specialist who exemplifies excellence in his daily work as an attorney and serves as a model for other lawyers. Special consideration is given for a long and consistent record of handling challenging matters successfully, for sharing knowledge and experience with other lawyers, for earning the respect and admiration of all other with whom the lawyer comes into contact in his daily work, and for high ethical standards. Hank is the embodiment of these values; his accomplishments and character are truly beyond match.