Campbell Law administrators, alumni elected to Tenth JD Bar and WCBA board

Photo of Dean Leonard receiving the 2019 President's Award from the Wake County Bar Association

RALEIGH – Campbell Law Dean J. Rich Leonard, the Campbell Law Alumni Association Board of Directors most recent past Chair Kimberly T. Miller ’07 and Chief District Court Judge for the Tenth Judicial District Robert Radar ’85 were presented with the President’s Award at the Dec. 3 annual meeting of the Tenth Judicial District Bar and Wake County Bar Association.

Campbell Law’s Niya Fonville, assistant director of Career Services, and alumni Kimberly Miller and Brian P. Oten were elected as directors of the Tenth Judicial District Bar and Wake County Bar Association, according to Nominations Committee Co-Chairs Maria Lynch and Judge Ned Mangum.

Other 2019 award recipients and those honored during the annual meeting included:

  • Other President’s Award winners Chief Justice Cheri Beasley, David Gadd, Day Matthews, Sharon Moe and North State Bank;
  • The Badger-Iredell Foundation Directors Lucy T. Austin and Jeffrey P. Gray, who are also Campbell Law alumni;
  • And Professionalism Spotlights included Campbell Law alumni Eric Braun and Melanie Shekita.


Membership in the Tenth Judicial District Bar is mandatory for attorneys who are active and live or practice in Wake County, North Carolina. The Tenth Judicial District Bar investigates grievances of the public toward attorneys, handles fee disputes with attorneys and conducts judicial elections. 

Since 1925, the Wake County Bar Association has been serving the public and the profession. Membership in the Wake County Bar Association is voluntary for lawyers and judges who practice and reside in Wake County and are engaged in private practice, government service, corporate employment and the judiciary. Currently, there are more than 2,300 members who have chosen to better themselves, the profession and the public by providing better access to and understanding of the legal system.


Since its founding in 1976, Campbell Law has developed lawyers who possess moral conviction, social compassion, and professional competence, and who view the law as a calling to serve others. Among its accolades, the school has been recognized by the American Bar Association (ABA) as having the nation’s top Professionalism Program and by the American Academy of Trial Lawyers for having the nation’s best Trial Advocacy Program. Campbell Law boasts more than 4,200 alumni, who make their home in nearly all 50 states and beyond. In 2019, Campbell Law is celebrating 40 years of graduating legal leaders and 10 years of being located in a state-of-the-art facility in the heart of North Carolina’s Capital City.