Douglas Carmichael “Mike” McIntyre II was presented with the John B. McMillan Distinguished Service Award at the 77th Annual Buck Harris Dinner on Friday, December 9, 2022, in Lumberton. State Bar President Marcia H. Armstrong and State Bar Councilor Joshua D. Malcolm presented the award. Peter Bolac, State Bar assistant executive director, also attended the presentation.
Mr. McIntyre graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1978, where he was a Morehead Scholar, and from the UNC School of Law in 1981. Throughout his career, Mr. McIntyre has been deeply committed to supporting and improving North Carolina’s education system. Upon graduation, he founded and chaired the Citizenship Education Committee of the Robeson County Bar. He served on the Executive Committee of the Citizenship Education Committee of the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and chaired the North Carolina Bar Association’s Youth Education Committee.
He has volunteered in the classroom for over 35 years, chaired Robeson County’s Bicentennial of the Constitution celebration, served on the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division’s National Community Law Week Committee, and chaired the local Law Day Committee. He has also served on the North Carolina Bar Association’s Lawyers Advisory Committee for the Commission on the Bicentennial of the Constitution and received the Governor’s Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service for his work with students and educators.
Mr. McIntyre hosted the Youth Leadership Summit annually for all the schools in his congressional district, as well as taught his “Classroom from Congress on Citizenship” at schools across the region. He is co-founder of the McIntyre-Whichard Legal Fellows mentorship program at UNC Law. He is founder of the McIntyre Youth Leadership Challenge, which encourages students to embrace and practice the principles of good citizenship. The annual competition, held in conjunction with Law Day, was created in 2017 through the establishment of the Douglas Carmichael McIntyre II Justice Fund of the NCBF Endowment.
Mr. McIntyre served in the US House of Representatives for North Carolina’s 7th District from 1997 to 2015, and now serves as director of government relations for Poyner Spruill in Raleigh.
In recognition of his many contributions to the legal profession, Mr. McIntyre was named a charter member of the North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society by the North Carolina Supreme Court in 2016. In 2018 he received the Chief Justice I. Beverly Lake Jr. Public Service Award, which is presented by the North Carolina Bar Association to “an outstanding lawyer in North Carolina who has performed exemplary public service.” Mr. McIntyre was chosen as Lawyer of the Year by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly in 2019. In 2020 he received the Liberty Bell Award from the Young Lawyers Division of the North Carolina Bar Association.
Mr. McIntyre has been an outstanding contributor to the legal profession and community and is an extremely deserving recipient of the John B. McMillan Distinguished Service Award.
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