Brooks Pierce attorneys W. Erwin Fuller Jr. and Will Quick have been honored by the North Carolina Supreme Court for spending 50 or more hours on pro bono work in 2016. They were among the group of 170 attorneys recognized in the first cohort of the N.C. Pro Bono Honor Society.
The society is part of a new effort by the N.C. Pro Bono Resource Center to encourage attorneys across the state to provide at least 50 hours of pro bono work and financial support to organizations that provide legal services to people of limited means. Members will receive a certificate from the North Carolina Supreme Court acknowledging their pro bono work.
“At Brooks Pierce, we encourage our attorneys to give back to the community,” said Reid Phillips, managing partner of Brooks Pierce. “We are proud that Erwin and Will are being recognized for the extra efforts they’re putting in and the great pro bono work they’ve contributed.”
Fuller has over 50 years of experience at Brooks Pierce and focuses his practice on real property, estate planning and estate administration. He is an active member of the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) and was elected to the NCBA Senior Lawyers Division Council in 2015 and as the Vice Chair in 2017. In 2011, the NCBA presented him with its Citizen Lawyer Award, which is given to attorneys who provide exemplary public service to their communities. He is actively involved in First Presbyterian Church in Greensboro, for whom he has provided significant pro bono services for a number of years, as well as served other community organizations. He has also provided pro bono services for clients of Hospice of Greater Greensboro.
Quick helps clients with a diverse variety of challenging issues and complex problems, including land use, zoning and economic development projects and data privacy issues. In 2016, his pro bono work included aiding the Town of Mesic in a land dispute over historically significant land and participating in the North Carolina Bar Association’s 4ALL Statewide Service Day. Following Hurricane Matthew, Quick gave pro bono legal advice to individuals whose lives and properties were devastated by the ravages of the storm through the Disaster Legal Services program. Over the past few years he has served as outside counsel for Pets for Vets as well.