McGuireWoods is mourning the passing of Charles Hunt, an associate in the firm’s Raleigh litigation practice. Hunt joined the firm in 2011 after completing several clerkships. Most recently, he clerked for the Honorable James A. Wynn Jr., judge of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
A native of Livingston, N.J., Charles graduated from Morristown-Beard High School in Morristown, N.J., and graduated magna cum laude from Temple University in Philadelphia. He later received his law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law in Knoxville, Tenn., where he was articles editor for the Tennessee Law Review, a member of the Frederick Douglass Civil Rights Moot Court Team, and a recipient of the Tennessee Attorney General’s Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy.
“Charles was a wonderful young lawyer, colleague and friend to not only those of us who were fortunate enough to work with him in Raleigh, but also across the firm as well,” said Mark Anderson, managing partner of the firm’s Raleigh office. “He will be missed and we extend our deepest condolences to his family.”
He was active outside the office, serving as president of the Young Lawyers’ Division of the Wake County Bar Association and as a member of the North Carolina Association of Black Lawyers. Charles was also a volunteer with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America organization. He was an avid sports enthusiast and played basketball with the Lawyers’ League.