North Carolina Bar Association taps Pfeiffer Trustee Thomas M. Grady ’63 for General Practice Hall of Fame
On June 21, Thomas M. Grady ’63, a Pfeiffer College alumnus and Pfeiffer University trustee, was inducted into the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) General Practice Hall of Fame at the 114th NCBA Annual Meeting in Wilmington.
Mr. Grady, who is a partner with Hartsell & Williams, P.A., in Concord, has served Pfeiffer’s board of trustees for 40 years, including as chairman from 1996-99. In 2006, he was named Outstanding Alumnus.
“This well-deserved honor punctuates Tom Grady’s distinguished legal career, which has purposefully been built on dual cornerstones of service and leadership,” said Michael C. Miller, president of Pfeiffer University. “The expert guidance he’s provided Pfeiffer University over the years can be defined surely as generous and invaluable.”
A native and lifelong resident of Concord, Mr. Grady began practicing law in 1966 upon graduating from Wake Forest University School of Law and admission to the North Carolina Bar. A partner in the firm that would eventually become Williams, Willeford & Boger (in Kannapolis and Concord) until 2002, he then joined Hartsell & Williams, P.A., where he specializes in the field of motorsports law. His general practice also includes personal injury, traffic, DWI, wills and estates, real property and contract law. A member of Phi Delta Phi, the world’s second largest legal fraternity and the nation’s oldest legal organization, Mr. Grady has served as president of both the Cabarrus County Bar Association and the 19th Judicial District Bar. He is also a member and trustee of the Cannon Foundation.
Mr. Grady and his wife of 46 years, the former Carole Hendrix, have three children, Anne, Anita ‘90 and Bill, and three grandchildren. The General Practice Hall of Fame, sponsored by the NCBA’s Solo, Small Firm & General Practice Section, was established in 1989; this year’s induction class brings membership in the Hall of Fame to 136 attorneys.