Attorney Robert L. Epting (Bob) received the John B. McMillan Distinguished Service Award on December 7th at District 15B’s Holiday Party at the Carolina Inn. The award was presented by North Carolina State Bar Executive Director Alice Mine.
Mr. Epting graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1963, and from its law school in 1970. After teaching for three years at UNC’s Institute of Government, Mr. Epting opened his private practice. In 1974 Mr. Epting and Joe Hackney formed the firm Epting & Hackney.
Mr. Epting has almost 40 years of experience serving clients in and around Orange County. He is best known for his service to the Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA). Mr. Epting served four years on the OWASA Board before he became its general counsel in 1984. He is an acknowledged expert in matters of administrative and environmental law, including water, environmental regulation, zoning, and personnel. In 2002 Mr. Epting was inducted into the General Practice Hall of Fame by the North Carolina Bar Association.
Mr. Epting has served on the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission and on the Chapel Hill Town Board and the North Carolina Parks and Recreation Board. He has handled a wide range of matters involving the administrative processes at UNC-Chapel Hill and UNC Hospitals. He also volunteers his time to the UNC School of Law.
Mr. Epting has served as a volunteer attorney for the Orange County Rape Crisis Center for over four decades and was instrumental in forming the Chapel Hill domestic violence prevention agency. He was also one of the founders of the Orange County Family Violence Prevention Center. Additionally, he has served as board counsel to the Inter-Faith Council for Social Services, Inc.
Mr. Epting is an avid pilot and received the National Humanitarian of the Year award for his leadership in the Young Eagles Program.
Robert L. Epting is a most deserving recipient of the John B. McMillan Distinguished Service Award.
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