Lou Bissette being named the 2010 Citizen Lawyer by North Carolina Bar Association. This week an attorney at MWB is named a Fellow at the American Bar Foundation
The Asheville law firm of McGuire, Wood & Bissette, P.A. is pleased to announce that the American Bar Foundation has selected Thomas Grella as a Fellow of the Foundation. Selection as a Fellow is recognition of a lawyer as one whose professional, public and private career has demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of the community, the traditions of the profession and the maintenance and advancement of the objectives of the American Bar Association. The American Bar Foundation is an honorary organization of lawyers, judges and legal scholars nominated as Fellows by their peers. The Fellows support the research of the American Bar Foundation through their annual contributions, and sponsor seminars and events of direct relevance to leaders of the legal profession.
A business attorney whose law practice focus is on commercial transactions, Grella publishes a blog on legal issues facing North Carolina businesses at ncbusinesslawblog.net . An attorney with McGuire, Wood & Bissette since 1988, and a partner since 1993, Grella is chair of the firm's Management Committee and is a past Chair of the ABA Law Practice Management Section and is presently serving on its Executive Committee. He is serving a three-year term in the American Bar Association House of Delegates and is a fellow of the College of Law Practice Management, the National Institute for Teaching Ethics and Professionalism, and the ABA Young Lawyers Division.