Firm Launches Annual Distinguished Leader in Diversity and Inclusion Award
Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (Cranfill Sumner) presented its 2020 Distinguished Leader in Diversity and Inclusion Award to Robin Terry, Vice Chair of the firm’s Workers’ Compensation Practice Group. This is the inaugural year for the award.
The Cranfill Sumner Distinguished Leader in Diversity and Inclusion Award is awarded to an individual who embodies the firm’s commitment to expanding diversity and inclusion within the firm’s offices and the surrounding communities.
“Robin has been instrumental in shaping our efforts to expand opportunities for female staff and attorneys, in particular,” said Marshall Wall, Managing Partner of Cranfill Sumner. “We are proud to present her with this award which recognizes her decades-long commitment to the firm. Her dedication to seeking new opportunities for our staff makes her the very embodiment of our firm’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.”
A Partner in the firm’s Raleigh office, Robin currently serves on the firm’s Management Committee and as the Vice-Chair of the firm’s Workers’ Compensation Practice Group. In 2013, she organized the Cranfill Sumner Women’s Initiative to provide the women of Cranfill Sumner with a greater number of paths to leadership, vehicles to allow them more flexibility and helpful technology in their practices and to encourage a better flow of information between all levels of their attorneys. She served as Chair of the Cranfill Sumner Women’s Initiative until 2019.
She is also a member of the N.C. Bar Association, the N.C. Association of Defense Attorneys and the Defense Research Institute.
Robin has been honored with numerous legal and business awards including the Triangle Business Journal Women in Business Award in 2015, a 2018 North Carolina’s Leaders in the Law and the 2020 Cranfill Sumner Core Value Award. She has also been listed among the Best Lawyers Business Edition 2016 Women in the Law and The Best Lawyers in America in the field of Workers’ Compensation Law-Employers since 2009 and maintains an AV rating in Martindale-Hubbell.