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Baddour elected president of N.C. Advocates for Justice

By Staff Reports
Published in News on June 23, 2010 1:46 PM

Philip A. Baddour Jr., a partner at Baddour, Parker & Hine, PC, has been elected president of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, a statewide association of attorneys that strives to protect the rights of all North Carolinians in civil and criminal cases.

The election took place at the association's annual convention held at the Hilton Riverside in Wilmington.

Baddour recently served as the association's president-elect, and previously served as legislative vice president and as a member of the NCAJ Board of Governors.

Baddour replaces David Pishko of Winston-Salem, who held the position of president in 2009-10. Baddour is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received his law degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 1967. He brings 41 years of experience to his practice of personal injury, workers' compensation, Social Security disability and civil litigation.

Baddour represents the Goldsboro Housing Authority, Wayne Community College and the Village of Walnut Creek. Additionally, he is a certified mediator and frequently mediates cases for attorneys across eastern North Carolina.

A native of Goldsboro, Baddour has served in the state House of Representatives, where he was majority leader for two terms. He has also served on the Commission for the Future of the Courts in North Carolina, the North Carolina Economic Development Board and the North Carolina Board of Transportation. He is a past president of the Goldsboro Area Chamber of Commerce, the Wayne County Economic Development Commission and the Goldsboro Rotary Club. Also, he is a retired colonel with the North Carolina National Guard, which he served as staff judge advocate.

The N.C. Advocates for Justice and its 4,000 members provide continuing legal education for lawyers aimed at enhancing the quality of the legal profession, offers public education programs aimed at enhancing public access and understanding of the legal system, amicus briefs for the appellate courts, and advocacy work at the legislature in the areas of criminal and civil justice. The association has served its members for over 45 years.