Jacqueline D. Grant elected to Board of Governors – Still very involved in hometown community

JGrant-Jul10 ASHEVILLE – Jacqueline D. Grant, partner at Roberts & Stevens Law Firm in Asheville, NC has been elected to the governing body of the North Carolina Bar Association. This is a high honor, as an officer of the Board of Governors defines and revises the bylaws of the North Carolina Bar Association, as well as nominates the officers of the Board of Directors. Grant will also serve on the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Bar Association Foundation.

Grant has been very active in the legal, civic, and African American community since she became an attorney 15 years ago. She is a litigator at Roberts & Stevens Law Firm, successfully representing individuals, businesses, health care entities, insurance companies and organizations in complex legal disputes.

Grant has been an active member of the North Carolina Bar Association since 1995 and an active member of the American Bar Association since 1996. She is a current member and former board member of the N.C. Association of Defense Attorneys. She is also a member of Defense Research Institute, the Federal Bar Association and the N.C. Association of Women Attorneys. Grant is the former Chair of the North Carolina Bar Association Medico-Legal Liaison Committee. She also serves on the Litigation Section Council of the North Carolina Bar Association. Grant was named as a 2010 North Carolina Super Lawyers-Rising Star for Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice, Civil Litigation Defense, Employment and Labor.

As an Asheville native, being very involved in her local community comes naturally. Grant has served on the Board of Directors for Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Western North Carolina, YWCA of Asheville, Mountain Area Hospice Foundation, Mountain Area Child & Family Center, and Pisgah Legal Services. Grant is a former member of the City of Asheville’s Sustainable Economic Development Task Force. Currently she serves on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the YMCA of Western North Carolina.

In addition to Grant’s long standing community service, she strives to serve as a role model for African American youth. Being one of a few African American females practicing law in Buncombe County, Grant was one of the original Officers of the Epps-Dailey-Harrell Law Society, which was organized to serve the community at large through programs that broaden the understanding of the role of a lawyer and to encourage minority students to enter the practice of law. Grant serves on the Board of Directors for the Asheville-Buncombe Institute of Parity Achievement, which was organized for the purpose of improving the health and wellness among African American and other populations of color through collaboration with community based agencies to reduce or eliminate racial disparities in health, employment, social services, and education. She is also a member of the Asheville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, which is committed to providing programs and projects which foster the educational, health, economic, cultural, and social development of students and adults, with the primary focus on the minority community.

“Being a part of my community and giving back is a very important part of my life,” says Grant. “I was born and raised in this town and worked very hard to achieve my dreams of becoming an attorney. Today I want all children to realize that they, too, can reach their goals.”