Brooks Pierce attorney Will Quick has been selected as one of the American Bar Association’s 2019 On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyers. This award recognizes attorneys who are visionaries and leaders, both professionally and in their community, who are members of the American Bar Association and are 36 years of age or younger or received their law license within the last five years. The award will be presented at the American Bar Association’s annual meeting in San Francisco on August 10.
“Will has been practicing law for seven years, and has already established himself as an attorney who is able to address an array of challenging legal issues. He has shown a servant’s heart, giving unselfishly of his time, energy and knowledge to many organizations and causes,” said Reid Phillips, managing partner of Brooks Pierce. “I am delighted that his dedication to our clients and to our community are being recognized on a national level.”
Based in the Raleigh office of Brooks Pierce, Quick represents both business and local governments in trial and appellate matters and before government agencies. He advises clients on compliance with data privacy laws and regulatory frameworks and assists clients following breach events. He also provides counsel to clients on land use, zoning and economic development projects.
He has been involved in the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) Young Lawyers Division for many years, most recently being elected as division secretary. He serves on the NCBA Litigation Section Council and is secretary to the NCBA Privacy and Data Security Committee.
Quick has strong history of providing pro bono service to the people of North Carolina. He serves as a member of the North Carolina Pro Bono Resource Center advisory board and has been recognized by the North Carolina Supreme Court for contributing more than 50 hours of pro bono work in one year. He was one of the first 170 lawyers named to the N.C. Pro Bono Honor Society.
An alumnus of North Carolina State University, he remains active in the university. He serves on the North Carolina State University Alumni Association board of directors, and was president of N.C. State Friends of the Library from 2014-2016.
In 2017, Quick received the NCBA’s Charles F. Blanchard Young Lawyer of the Year award, presented annually to one young attorney to recognize their notable and commendable service. He has also been recognized as one of the Triangle Business Journal’s “40 Leaders Under 40,” was selected by his peers for inclusion as a “Young Gun” in Business North Carolina’s “Legal Elite,” was named a “Rising Star” in appellate law by North Carolina Super Lawyers and named one of the state’s “Rising Stars” by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly.