Barbara B. (Bonnie) Weyher was presented with the John B. McMillan Distinguished Service Award at the Wake County Bar Association’s luncheon on October 2, 2018. The award was presented by North Carolina State Bar Vice President Colon Willoughby.
Ms. Weyher is a 1977 honors graduate of the UNC School of Law, where she served as a staff member of the North Carolina Law Review. Following law school, Ms. Weyher began her legal career in New York City. In 1979 she returned to North Carolina and joined the firm of Young, Moore, Henderson & Alvis in Raleigh. In 1983 Ms. Weyher became one of the founding partners of Yates, McLamb & Weyher. She now serves as senior counsel to the firm.
Ms. Weyher’s practice is primarily in the areas of insurance coverage, professional liability, and alternate dispute resolution. She has been a certified mediator since 1995. She is a member of the North Carolina Academy of Superior Court Mediators and is an American Arbitration Association Panel member.
Ms. Weyher has provided invaluable service to the North Carolina State Bar. She served as the president of the State Bar from 2009 to 2010. In addition to her role as an officer, Ms. Weyher’s service to the State Bar included nine years as a State Bar councilor representing Wake County’s 10th Judicial District. During her time as a councilor, Ms. Weyher served on the Executive Committee, the Issues Committee, and the Publications Committee. She also chaired the Grievance Committee, the Ethics Committee, and the Authorized Practice of Law Committee. In addition, she served on the State Bar’s Disciplinary Hearing Commission from 2012 to 2015.
Ms. Weyher has also been active with the North Carolina Bar Association. She is a member of the Litigation Section, the Insurance Section, and the Dispute Resolution Section. She has served as chair of the Litigation Section and as secretary and CLE chair of the Dispute Resolution Section.
Ms. Weyher served as president of the Wake County Bar Association in 1997 and as a member of the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates from 2012 to 2016.
Ms. Weyher is active with UNC Law School. She has served as president of the Alumni Association and as a member of the Chancellor’s Scholarship Committee for the law school. In 2014 she received the UNC School of Law Distinguished Alumni Award. She has also been awarded the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys’ Gweneth B. Davis Public Service Award and the Women of Justice Award by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly.
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