RALEIGH — Timothy Wayne Smith (’86) of Kenansville is among the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) Senior Lawyers Division’s selections for induction into the Legal Practice Hall of Fame for 2019.
The inductees will be recognized at the NCBA Annual Meeting at Biltmore in Asheville on Thursday evening, June 20, during the Awards Dinner.
A native of Duplin County, Smith is a graduate of East Carolina University (1982) and Campbell Law School (1986). He spent much of his early career as a solo practitioner but also served as an associate with the Law Office of Thomas C. Manning and as a partner with Lanier & Smith and Thompson, Ludlum & Smith. Since 2000 he has been a partner in Smith & Blizzard.
Smith represents clients concerning criminal charges and personal injury cases and has served in many public roles including Duplin County commissioner, county attorney and city attorney for Beulaville. Among Smith’s professional affiliations is senior bar member for the North Carolina Bar Association and member of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice. Smith is also a deacon at Smith Presbyterian Church. He is married and has two children.
This is the first induction class for the newly renamed General Practice Hall of Fame, which was established in 1989 by the General Practice Section and will now total 164 members with the induction of this year’s class.
The other inductees are:
Dan Hartzog of Raleigh is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (’69) and UNC School of Law (’73). In 1992 he joined with Paul Cranfill and Bob Sumner to form Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (CSH Law). He served as managing partner from 1992-2015 and guided the firm through growth and expansion while also maintaining a full-time litigation practice.
R. Anderson “Andy” Haynes of Tryon is a graduate of Trinity College (’69) in Hartford, Conn., and the University of North Carolina School of Law (’73). Following law school, he returned to his hometown of Tryon and has practiced there for more than 45 years, almost entirely as a solo practitioner. An institution within the local bar and community, Haynes is a past president of the Polk County Bar Association (1985-88) and the 29B Judicial District Bar (2007-08).
L.P. “Tony” Hornthal of Elizabeth City is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (’58) and the UNC School of Law (’63). A past president of the North Carolina Bar Association and the North Carolina Bar Foundation, Hornthal moved to Elizabeth City in 1965 to join what became the firm of Leroy, Wells, Shaw, Hornthal and Riley. The firm, from which Hornthal retired earlier this year, is now known as Hornthal, Riley, Ellis & Maland.