Riddle & Brantley – Community Involvement
Riddle & Brantley Supports Animal Adoption and Rescue
For decades, Riddle & Brantley has been a strong advocate for animal adoption and rescue in North Carolina. This year, Gene and Otis Riddle took a moment to remind North Carolinians about this very rewarding last-minute Christmas gift idea!
Riddle & Brantley Attorney Volunteers for COVID-19 Legal Hotline
Attorney Scott Scurfield, personal injury and lead disability lawyer at Riddle & Brantley, volunteered Friday, May 29, 2020 for the Triangle Area North Carolina COVID-19 Legal Hotline. Sponsored by the North Carolina Bar Foundation and Legal Aid of North Carolina in partnership with WRAL, the free hotline provided free legal advice to North Carolinians affected by COVID-19. Scott offered legal advice on topics including housing, bills and debt, unemployment benefits, stimulus checks, and more.
For more information on the hotline, visit the North Carolina Bar Foundation online.
Riddle & Brantley Joins Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Saluting COVID-19 Responders
On May 1, 2020, F-15 Strike Eagles from the 4th Fighter Wing at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base (SJAFB) in Goldsboro, North Carolina honored COVID-19 responders with a precision flyover. Riddle & Brantley joins our military in saluting the brave medical personnel, grocery workers, cleaning crews, and more on the front lines protecting our communities.
Jacksonville Team Recognized for Support of Local Animal Shelter
Riddle & Brantley’s Jacksonville team was recently recognized by Jaded Paws Rescue for its contributions and volunteer efforts supporting rescue animals in eastern North Carolina.
Jacksonville Office Helps Families and Pets in Need
Riddle & Brantley’s Jacksonville team stepped up in early 2020, partnering with Jaded Paws Rescue to cover the cost of spay / neuter services for adopting families in eastern North Carolina.
Riddle & Brantley Scholar Athlete | Friday Night Rivals (Fall 2019)
Riddle & Brantley recognized outstanding high school students excelling on and off the field with the 2019 Riddle & Brantley Scholar Athlete program.
This year’s winner, Dakota Marquess of Cleveland High School, won a $5,000 academic scholarship from Riddle & Brantley!
Check out the recap:
SPCA Wake – Sending Senior Dogs Home for the Holidays! (December 2019)
Riddle & Brantley enlisted our Facebook and Instagram followers to help raise awareness of senior dogs needing homes for the holidays in North Carolina. With a check presented by Otis and Franklin, Riddle & Brantley donated $2,000 to support SPCA Wake’s efforts to rescue senior dogs!
Check out the presentation by Otis and Franklin:
Wake County Holiday Cheer Program (December 2016)
Our Raleigh office collected, wrapped and delivered over 20 presents for kids of a well-deserving family.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s 2016! (November 2016)
Team Riddle & Brantley participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Our firm raised $2,001.72 to help the fight to end Alzheimer’s.
Our Law Firm Participated in Back Pack for Kids Program for the 2016/17 School Year (September 2016)
North Carolina Adopt-A-Highway Program (August 2016)
North Carolina Adopt-A-Highway Program – Helping Keep North Carolina Beautiful
Thanksgiving Donation to a Local Soup Kitchen (November 2015)
Riddle & Brantley donating to a local soup kitchen for those in need for Thanksgiving.
Wills for Heroes (November 2015)
Two members of our firm volunteered their time for the Wills for Heroes Event in Smithfield, North Carolina.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October 2015)
Our firm decked out in pink to help raise awareness about breast cancer.
Wayne County Humane Society Pet Food Drive (June 2015)
Riddle & Brantley held a pet food drive at our offices in Goldsboro to collect pet food and supplies for the Humane Society in Wayne County, North Carolina.
Volunteering at the Jacksonville Soup Kitchen (June 2015)
Riddle & Brantley’s Betty White volunteered at the Jacksonville Soup Kitchen on behalf of our firm.
School Supplies Delivered! Success in the Backpacks for Kids Campaign (June 2015)
In preparation for the re-opening of schools, Riddle & Brantley partnered with Dillard Middle School in Goldsboro in the Backpacks for Kids school supply campaign drive. We understand that every student needs the basic tools to do their best work in school. Our goal was to deliver 100 backpacks filled with supplies, and we surpassed it! We collected 102 new backpacks and loaded them with pencils, paper, glue, notebooks, binders and other school supplies.
We delivered the backpacks to Dillard Middle School in Goldsboro so they would be available during the school’s open house before students return to school on August. 24.
“My mother and father were both educators, and they instilled in me the importance of community support for our public schools,” says firm partner Gene Riddle. “We’re proud to do our part to help the students at Dillard Middle School succeed.”
American Cancer Society’s Wayne County Relay for Life (May 2015)
Riddle & Brantley held a silent auction at our Goldsboro office to raise money for American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life in Wayne County. Our firm raised $600 for this cause.
Wayne County Holiday Cheer Program (December 2014)
Riddle & Brantley collected over $200 to purchase Christmas gifts for a single parent family with two young children. Our staff also purchased supplemental gifts and the firm provided the family with a grocery store gift card to buy Christmas dinner.
Feed Those in Need Food Drive (November 2014)
Riddle & Brantley’s Goldsboro office, which is a member of NCAJ, was one of 40 law firms statewide that acted as a host site for donations for the Feed Those in Need Food Drive. More than 500 pounds of food was donated. The donations were given to the Community Soup Kitchen of Goldsboro.
2014 Teens and Attorneys Partnership for Success (TAPS) Mock Trial Competition (June 2014)
The Wayne Early Middle College team finished 2nd in the overall competition, and two of their students received book awards for Best Attorney and Best Witnesses. Both coaches are extremely proud of their students and hope that this event continues to grow each year!
2014 TAPS Mock Trial Competition Teens and Attorneys Partnership for Success (TAPS) is a variation of the Teen Court. Teen Court was started several years ago by Communities in Schools of Wayne County, and the TAPS program was created to give more kids an opportunity to learn about the legal system. Each year, every high school in Wayne County has the opportunity to build a team and enter the competition. The competition is in all-day event where each school gets to present both sides of the mock trial and be judged by local attorneys and judges on their performance.
Student Shadowing/Volunteering (February 2014)
Students from Kinston, North Lenoir & South Lenoir High Schools “shadow” our Kinston office Attorney & Staff. Kinston office of Riddle & Brantley Volunteering for Lenoir Community College Job Shadowing Program.
Old North State Award (January 2014)
Presented to Gene Riddle for his community Service while serving as Chairman of the Wayne County Board of Elections over the past four years. Presenting the award is Representative Van Braxton and Senator Don Davis. Also Pictured is Wayne County Democratic Party Chair Bronnie Quinn. The “Old North State Award” is the highest award given to a non-government employee by the Governor of North Carolina.
Salvation Army Angel Tree Program (December 2012)
Riddle & Brantley participated in the Salvation Army Angel Tree program. We collected and delivered donations.
Salvation Army Food Drive (November 2012)
The attorneys and staff at Riddle & Brantley collected donations for the Salvation Army Food Drive.
Participating in a Habitat for Humanity Event in 2011 (June 2011)
Attorneys and staff from Riddle & Brantley helped Habitat for Humanity build a home for a family in June 2011.
Relay for Life 2011 (May 2011)
Riddle & Brantley raised donations for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. The money raised by our staff was donated to Team Super Cooper.
Spirit Night at Chick-Fil-A in Support of the Relay for Life (April 2011)
Attorneys and staff of Riddle & Brantley participated in Spirit Night at Chick-Fil-A in Goldsboro. Proceeds from Spirit Night went towards supporting the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.
2010 Watermelon Festival (September 2010)
Members of Riddle & Brantley handed out goodies on behalf of the firm at the 2010 Watermelon Festival.