On January 23, 2014, the North Carolina Bar Association presented Jon Harkavy with the 2013 H. Brent McKnight Renaissance Lawyer Award. Jon received the award at a lunch attended by the Officers and Members of the Board of Governors of the North Carolina Bar Association. All of Patterson Harkavy's attorneys also attended to celebrate and congratulate Jon for his achievement. Jon has served as the past chair of the Bar Association's Dispute Resolution Section, the Labor & Employment Law Section and the Appellate Rules Committee, and is past president of the 18th Judicial District Bar. He was the initial recipient of the Bar Association's Labor & Employment Law Section’s annual award, which is named in his honor.
The H. Brent McKnight Renaissance Lawyer Award recognizes attorneys who demonstrate the “Renaissance Lawyer” qualities embodied by Judge McKnight, former chair of the N.C. Bar Association's Professionalism Committee who died in 2004 while serving on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina. The award seeks to recognize those North Carolina attorneys whose trustworthiness, respectful and courteous treatment of all people, enthusiasm for intellectual achievement and commitment to excellence in work, and service to the profession and community, inspire others.
For more information, please visit the Bar Association's website.