Robert Cone Awarded 2011 Centennial Community Service Award
Bob Cone, a partner in the firm, has been awarded the 2011 Centennial Award. Conferred jointly by the North Carolina and Greensboro Bar Associations, the award honors lawyers who have performed extraordinary community service.
In presenting the award at its February meeting, the Greensboro Bar Association cited Bob for his leadership roles at Cone Health, the Greensboro Public Library, Rotary Club of Greensboro, the UNC School of Law, Greensboro Urban Ministry, the Downtown Greenway project, and the foundation he helped establish to preserve Temple Emanuel’s historic Greene Street sanctuary. Cone Health Foundation’s Susan Shumaker, who attended the ceremony, wrote that Bob’s knowledge, vision, and advocacy on behalf of those without access to health care, guided the Foundation.
Bob, who has been with the firm for 25 years, is a past president of the Greensboro Bar Association. He has served as a preceptor at Elon Law School and as member of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Dispute Resolution Council. The bulk of his trial practice is in the North Carolina District and Superior Courts, the Business Court, and the State’s three federal District Courts. He has argued cases in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the North Carolina Supreme Court. In addition to his litigation practice, Bob is an arbitrator and a certified mediator.