Raleigh, N.C. –Smith Anderson attorneys Sarah Fox and Craig Wheaton were sworn in to the United States Supreme Court bar on May 27, 2014. They were among 20 alumni of the Wake Forest University School of Law who were also sworn in at that time.
In addition to being sworn in, Sarah, Craig and their fellow alumni met with Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. In an article that appeared in the Wake Forest Jurist announcing the admission, Chief Justice Roberts is quoted as saying, “Don’t forget what it took to get here, and all the people that helped you get here.” The publication, which profiled Sarah Fox in a separate article, quoted her response to meeting Chief Justice Roberts, “His words put our careers and that day in perspective – that you’re only here because others have taken the time to mentor you, educate you, encourage you.” To read the profile on Sarah Fox in the Wake Forest Jurist, CLICK HERE.
In order to be admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court Bar, a lawyer must be admitted to practice in the highest court of a State, Commonwealth, Territory or Possession, or the District of Columbia for a period of at least three years immediately before the date of their application, must have a clean disciplinary record during that three-year period, and the court must be satisfied that you are of good moral and professional character. In addition, the court requires a letter of good standing from the presiding judge, clerk, or other official from your home state's highest court, plus two sponsors who can attest that you meet the Court's requirements, and who are current members of the Supreme Court bar.
About Sarah Fox
Sarah Fox has more than 30 years’ experience in employment and labor law. She is a recipient of the Triangle Business Journal's Women in Business Award, has been honored as one of the Top 50 Female Super Lawyers by North Carolina Super Lawyers, is listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, and elected to Business North Carolina's Legal Elite. For more information, please visit her bio on SmithLaw.com.
About Craig Wheaton
Craig Wheaton’s practice focuses on employee benefits, including retirement and welfare plans, executive compensation and fiduciary compliance. He is one of only four lawyers in North Carolina to be selected a Fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, and the only Fellow in the Research Triangle. In addition, Craig has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Employee Benefits Law for the last ten years. For more information, please visit his bio on SmithLaw.com.