Campbell University Honors Law Grad, John Bruffey, Jr.

February 22, 2009 | Leave a Comment


Buies Creek, N.C. - In recognition of his service and support of Campbell University, Atlanta attorney John C. Bruffey, Jr. (Law '84) was awarded Campbell University's Alumni Service Award on Feb. 23, 2009. The award was part of Campbell University's 122nd annual Founder's Day program. More than 1,000 students, faculty and guests attended the program, which was held in the D. Rich Auditorium on the Campbell University campus.

A 1984 graduate of the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University, John Bruffey is a partner at Drew, Eckl & Farnham, the largest civil litigation law firm in the Southeast. A career marked by many accomplishments, Bruffey has been named a "Georgia Super Lawyer" four consecutive years and is a frequent speaker on Workers Compensation Law throughout the state. He is a member of the Defense Research Institute, an organization that seeks to improve the knowledge and ability of defense attorneys and the fairness of the adversary system of justice. Bruffey also holds memberships in the Georgia Defense Lawyer Association, the American Bar Association, Georgia Bar Association and Atlanta Bar Association.

In addition to his support of the University as a whole, Bruffey was selected in part for his influential work in the Law School's fall 2009 move from rural Buies Creek, N.C. to Raleigh, the largest state capital in the country without a law school. Bruffey continues his dedication to future generations of attorneys through serving on the Law School's Capital Campaign for Raleigh.

"John Bruffey's actions and professionalism are an inspiration to all of us at Campbell University and the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law," said Dean Melissa Essary. "His involvement and major commitment to the Law School's Capital Campaign have set a tone for excellence among all Campbell Law alumni. We are proud of John because not only is he a lawyer - he's a Campbell Lawyer."

Bruffey received his undergraduate degree from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A native of Fayetteville, North Carolina, he and his wife Nena live in Atlanta, GA.

About Campbell Law School: Since its founding in 1976, the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University has developed lawyers who possess moral conviction, social compassion and professional competence, and who view the law as a calling to serve others and create a more just society. The School has been recognized by the American Bar Association (ABA) as having the nation's top Professionalism Program and by the American Academy of Trial Lawyers for having the nation's best Trial Advocacy Program. In 2008, the Law School's Moot Court Program was ranked in the top ten nationally by the University of Houston's Blakely Advocacy Institute among 196 ABA accredited law schools. Campbell Law boasts more than 3,000 alumni, including 2,000 who reside and work in North Carolina. For the past 20 years, Campbell Law's record of success on the North Carolina bar exam is unsurpassed by any other North Carolina law school. In the fall of 2009, Campbell Law School will relocate from the main Campbell University campus to a new location in downtown Raleigh. For more information, please visit

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