Jacqueline D. Grant, partner at Roberts & Stevens Law Firm in Asheville, NC, has been elected as the President of the Buncombe County Bar for the 2014-2015 term. Grant is the first African-American female and only second African-American to hold this elected position. Grant has served the District as President-Elect in 2013-2014 and Vice-President in 2012-2013.
Grant, an Asheville native, has been very active in the legal and civic community since she became an attorney 19 years ago. She is a litigator at the law firm of Roberts & Stevens, P.A., where she has successfully represented individuals, businesses and organizations in a broad range of practice areas including medical malpractice defense, employment law, and complex personal injury at the trial and appellate levels in both North Carolina State and U.S. Federal Courts.
Grant was a distinguished member of the North Carolina Bar Association Board of Governors from 2010-2013. She has also been recognized as a North Carolina Super Lawyer in Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice since 2011; voted as one of the top 50 Women North Carolina Super Lawyers since 2012 and one of the Top 100 North Carolina Super Lawyers this year; Business North Carolina Magazine’s Legal Elite in Employment Law in 2013; The Best Lawyers in America in Medical Malpractice Defense since 2012; and The Best Lawyers in America 2013 Lawyer of the Year in Asheville for Medical Malpractice.
Grant is a community advocate who is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity and the University of North Carolina at Asheville Foundation. Over the years, she has served on the boards of several local organizations including the YMCA of Western North Carolina, YWCA, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Western North Carolina, the City of Asheville Sustainable Economic Development Task Force, and Pisgah Legal Services. Professionally, she is an active member of the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys, Defense Research Institute, North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys, and Advisory Member of the North Carolina State Bar Grievance Committee.
The Buncombe County Bar was formed in 1920 as a part of the North Carolina State Bar. The District Bar currently serves 715 members in Buncombe County. The District Bar provides a lawyer mentoring program, facilitates pro bono legal services, presents continuing education, hosts special events and offers other membership programs.