Amy Wang Named to Business North Carolina's Legal Elite Hall of Fame

Environmental attorney Amy Wang is now a member of Business North Carolina's Legal Elite Hall of Fame for environmental law.

She now joins Jim Creekman (retired), Brad Evans, and David Ward (retired) in the Legal Elite Hall of Fame.

Since 2002, the publication has recognized attorneys from across the state in its annual Legal Elite list. Recipients are chosen not by BNC editors, but by their peers. Lawyers who receive the most votes in each category are elevated to the Hall of Fame. They are ineligible to win again in the same category.

Recently, BNC highlighted all 16 top vote-getters with a spread in its January 2020 issue. In the article, "2020 Legal Elite: Jam Session," you'll learn more about the personalities of the winners, and this year's honorees offered a wide range of interest beyond their musical tastes. Here's what Amy had to say:

50; born in Kansas City, Mo.; bachelor’s from University of Virginia and law degree from Wake Forest University; married to husband, David, with son, Conner, daughter, Emma, and two fur babies.

Why she chose to specialize in this field
As a child, I dreamed of being an architect and rebuilding old abandoned factories and blighted areas. Sadly, my design skills never progressed beyond Legos, but I can still revitalize areas with clients through [the N.C. Brownfields Program].

What she’d be if not a lawyer
Functional medicine practitioner.

Best advice received
Still waiting for that.

Favorite music
Robert Palmer (British singer/songwriter)

Favorite place
Vancouver and Whistler, British Columbia, in the summertime. Many memories of family vacations with just the four of us traveling outdoors with no heat and humidity, including watching the U.S. win the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Favorite book
Hotel Pastis by Peter Mayle. It transports me to … Southern France and makes me relax and smile every time I read it (usually once every couple of years).

Favorite movie
The Breakfast Club — “Demented and sad, but social.” I spent middle and high school in Chicago in the ’80s, and John Hughes was a talented teller of high school angst.

Attending my children’s swim meets — no time for anything else!

You can read the full Jam Session article here, and view the full 2020 Legal Elite list here, which includes several Ward and Smith attorneys.

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