WINSTON-SALEM, NC—Womble Bond Dickinson attorney Sonny Haynes has been named one of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA)’s Rising Stars for 2020.

MCCA’s Rising Stars is an annual list featuring stellar attorneys whose accomplishments and dedication to the legal profession and to their community place them among those “attorneys to watch.”  Recognized attorneys must possess:

  • A minimum of eight years of experience in the legal profession;
  • Outstanding achievement and leadership in the legal profession; and
  • A deep commitment to diversity, inclusion & equity; community service and pro bono work.

Haynes is a litigation partner who focuses her practice on insurance defense, product liability and mass tort litigation, local government defense, and education and school law.  In addition, she has an extensive history of community service and promoting diversity in the legal profession. For example, Haynes has been a member of the City of Winston-Salem’s Human Relations Commission since 2013 and chairs the Hearing Board. She recently facilitated a dialogue between community leaders and law enforcement officials on racial inequalities in the criminal justice system.  Haynes has also served on the Minorities in the Profession Committee of the North Carolina Bar Association.

Her community service includes serving on the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors as the Chairman’s appointee and chairing the Chamber’s inaugural Winston Under 40 Advisory Board. She has served in volunteer leadership positions with organizations such as the Hospice Foundation Leadership Council, Authoring Action, and she has coached Wake Forest University’s National and Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Teams.