John David Semones, an associate in the Real Estate Practice, was featured in a newsletter article from the North Carolina Bar Association on his pro bono work. Mr. Semones began his career as a wildlife biologist and joined the firm’s Charlotte office after receiving his law degree. He currently assists the Catawba Lands Conservancy, a nonprofit land trust dedicated to preserving ecological diversity and water quality and combating rapid urbanization, with a variety of legal work. He also serves as a member of its Lands Acquisition Committee. (“Pro Bono Spotlight,” October 2008)