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Two honored by Roanoke Bar

The Roanoke Bar Association has awarded the 2013 Frank W. “Bo” Rogers Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award to attorney Richard C. Rakes of Roanoke. The award was presented at the RBA’s Law Day ceremony May 2.

Rakes, who retired in 1991 after 40 years with Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore, is one of the firm’s founders and one of the four partners for whom the firm is named. He has remained active in the legal world and the community at large.

The Rogers award was established to recognize an outstanding lawyer who embodies the highest tradition of personal and professional excellence in Southwest Virginia and, in so doing, enhances the image and esteem of attorneys in the region.

Kristin B. Johnson received the RBA’s 2013 Young Lawyer of the Year Award, which was established to recognize an outstanding young lawyer who has demonstrated dedicated service to the Roanoke Bar Association, the community and the profession.

Johnson is a law clerk for U.S. District Judge Michael F. Urbanski.

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