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Smith Moore Attorney Earns Power of Justice Award

Smith Moore Attorney Earns Power of Justice Award

May 8, 2008

Ted Edwards recognized for pro bono work with Habitat for Humanity

RALEIGH – Smith Moore LLP attorney Ted Edwards has been named a recipient of the Triangle Business Leader and North Carolina Bar Association Power of Justice Award.  The award honors Triangle attorneys for outstanding pro bono service to clients.

"Pro bono work is a privilege," says Edwards, "it gives me the opportunity to share the blessing that has been provided to me.  Many people have helped me achieve success, so it would not be fair of me to refuse to help others."  A partner and member of Smith Moore's construction and litigation practice, Edwards was recognized for his work with Habitat for Humanity of Wake County.  In 2007, he donated his services in negotiating the construction and development contracts for Habitat's newly built ReStore.  The ReStore accepts donated building materials and sells the items to the general public, with proceeds going toward the efforts to build new homes in the community.

Edwards has a long history of pro bono service and is a past recipient of the North Carolina Bar Association's William L. Thorpe Pro Bono Award, which recognizes attorneys who provide reduced or no fee legal assistance to low-income citizens in North Carolina.  He is also a founding board member of the United Minority Contractors of North Carolina, which he also serves on a pro bono basis.

Edwards focuses his practice on providing counsel to owners, contractors and developers regarding construction project administration, construction litigation and OSHA/process safety management issues.  He holds an undergraduate degree in political science and sociology from Duke University and a law degree from the Duke University School of Law.

Contact: Donnie Turlington
For Smith Moore LLP


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