Richard C. Rakes Receives RBA Lifetime Achievement Award

Richard C. Rakes, the “Rakes” referred to in the Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore, LLP firm name, was recently chosen by the Roanoke Bar Association to receive the 2013 Frank W. “Bo” Rogers, Jr., Lifetime Achievement Award.

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

Dick Rakes was recognized for the contributions he has made at the RBA Law Day celebration on May 2, 2013. Gentry Locke attorney William R. Rakes, who is no relation to Dick Rakes, previously received the “Bo” Rogers Lifetime Award in 2010.

Kristin B. Johnson, law clerk in the U.S. District Court and wife of Gentry Locke attorney Josh Johnson, received the 2013 Young Lawyer of the Year Award.

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