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01-18-19

Jack Stevens Retirement

Robert & Stevens announces that attorney and founding partner John S. “Jack” Stevens is retiring after 60 years of practicing law.Jack began his law career in the fall of 1961, practicing with attorney Anthony Redmond. The firm expanded to become Redmond, Stevens, Loftin & Currie and in 1986 merged with the firm of Roberts, Cogburn, McClure and Williams to become Roberts & Stevens.  Under Jack’s leadership, Roberts & Stevens became one of the preeminent law firms in western North Carolina.  

Throughout his career, Jack’s law practice included small business, family business and corporate law, trust and estate law, and higher education law. 

Jack is a past President of the North Carolina Bar Association (1995-1996), of which he was an active member throughout his career. He served as Board Chairman of the North Carolina Foundation for Advanced Health Programs, was a member of the University of North Carolina Press Advancement Council, and was a member of Attorneys for Family-Held Enterprises.

In 2008, Jack was presented the North Carolina Bar Association/28th Judicial District Bar Association Centennial Award for outstanding service to benefit his local community. In 2013, he was inducted into the NC Bar Association General Practice Hall of Fame for outstanding service. To honor Jack’s work and legacy, Roberts & Stevens’ partners created the John S. Stevens Justice Fund at the NC Bar Association Foundation.

With his exceptional dedication and service to the legal profession, his local community and the state of North Carolina, Jack Stevens is proud to have had the opportunity to build the Roberts & Stevens into the thriving law firm that continues today.