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George G. Hearn Presenter at the Administrative Law Seminar

George G. Hearn

George G. Hearn, Member-Manager of our firm, was one of the presenters at the March 4, 2010 Administrative Law Seminar sponsored by the Administrative Law Section of the N.C. Bar Association Foundation. Hearn joined four other attorneys presenting a panel discussion about occupational licensing boards. There are over 50 such boards in North Carolina, including those regulating the practice of medicine, law, architecture, nursing, real estate brokerage and certified public accounting. Hearn and our firm have been privileged since December, 1989 to represent the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board, which licenses veterinarians and registers veterinary technicians and regulates the practice of veterinary medicine. Each attorney on the panel prepared written materials for the seminar participants explaining the role and function of their respective client board.

Samuel H. Johnson Inducted into North Carolina Bar Association’s General Practitioner Hall of Fame

George G. Hearn

Samuel H. Johnson, founder and senior member of our firm, was inducted into the General Practice Hall of Fame at the 2004 Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Bar Association. He was recognized for his outstanding accomplishments in the fields of law and public service during his 50 years of law practice.

He was born in Sampson County, N.C. He attended Pfeiffer College and following service in the Navy at the Naval Research Laboratory (1946-1948), he attended and graduated from the University of North Carolina (A.B.) in 1950, and in 1953 from the U.N.C. School of Law (J.D.). He was admitted to the N.C. Bar on September 3, 1963 and was admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of N.C. and U.S. Supreme Court.

He served in the N.C. House of Representatives from 1965 to 1974. He has also served as a Trustee, University of North Carolina, 1967-1973; Chairman, N.C. Local Government Study Commission, 1967-1973; N.C. Joint Select Commission of Fiscal Trends and Reform, 1992-1993; Advisory Budget Commission of N.C., 1969 -1971; and Special Counsel to Speaker of House of Representatives and Lt. Governor, 1975-1977 and both Governor Jim Hunt and Governor Jim Martin. His profession and civic memberships and accomplishments are too numerous to mention here. He was a general practitioner in the early part of his career. His current practice areas are legislative practice; estate planning, business law; and trade association law. He maintains his active practice with the firm, but finds more time to enjoy his family and his various hobbies.