RALEIGH, NC—Womble Bond Dickinson attorney Jill Walters has been recognized by the Triangle Business Journal as one of the region’s 40 Under 40 Award winners for 2019.

For 18 years, the Triangle Business Journal has “recognized the Triangle's best and brightest business and community leaders who are making their mark and promising to do even more before the age of 40” with the 40 Under 40 Awards.

Walters’ legal practice focuses on guiding creditors through the bankruptcy and restructuring process. She has represented financial institutions, corporations of all sizes and individuals in bankruptcy proceedings across the country. She also represents financial institutions in general litigation, receiverships, commercial workouts, restructures, and note sales.

Walters is also active in the community as well as in a number of professional organizations. For example, she serves on the Board of Directors of Note in the Pocket, a local charity that provides clothing to impoverished and homeless children in the Raleigh area and has spent nearly a decade serving in a leadership role as a volunteer with Haven House Services, an organization that operates the only homeless, runaway, and crisis intervention program for youth in the Triangle. In 2018, she led a Womble Bond Dickinson campaign that raised more than $7,800 for Haven House.

Walters volunteers at the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina and she frequently serves the state’s less fortunate through pro bono legal service. She has volunteered to help pro bono clients through the North Carolina Bar Foundation’s NC Free Legal Answers and 4ALL Statewide Service Day initiatives.

Her professional service includes serving on the Council of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Bankruptcy Section and as Co-Chair of the Bankruptcy Section’s Pro Bono Committee as well as the Board of the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation – Carolinas Network. In addition, she serves on the National Democratic Institute’s Equal Voices Advisory Council.

“Jill is an outstanding example of a citizen-lawyer and is a deserving winner of the TBJ’s 40 Under 40 Award. She provides exceptional service to clients while also leading the way in serving her community and profession. We are proud to have Jill on the Womble Bond Dickinson team,” said Beth Tyner Jones, Managing Partner of Womble Bond Dickinson’s Raleigh and RTP offices.

Walters and the other 2019 Triangle Business Journal 40 Under 40 winners will be honored at a June 27 event at North Ridge Country Club.