James W. Narron of Narron Wenzel, P.A. in Smithfield was honored recently as the second recipient of the North Carolina Bar Association Estate Planning & Fiduciary Law Section’s Distinguished Service Award.
The award was presented during the section’s annual meeting at Kiawah Island, S.C.
The award recognizes Narron’s longtime commitment to the section and the North Carolina Bar Association. He is a charter member of the section, a former vice president of the NCBA Board of Governors, a former member of the North Carolina Bar Foundation Board of Directors, a past chair of the Senior Lawyers Division, and a member of the NCBF Platt Walker Society.
After earning his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1970, Narron served as an active duty line officer in the U.S. Navy. He graduated from Wake Forest University School of Law in 1975 and began practicing law in his native Johnston County shortly thereafter. He later earned an LL.M. in taxation from New York University.
Narron is a certified specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law and was a member of the charter class of specialists in that field in 1987. He later served as chair of the N.C. State Bar Specialty Certification Committee for Board Certification in Estate Planning and Probate Law, and is a former State Bar councilor.
A Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and the American College of Tax Counsel, Narron has published extensively and provided countless CLE presentations for the NCBA and numerous state and national organizations.
The Estate Planning & Fiduciary Law Section Distinguished Service Award was established last year and presented initially to Graham D. Holding of Charlotte.