RALEIGH — Former North Carolina Congressman and Lumberton native Mike McIntyre has been honored for a lifetime of public service by the North Carolina Bar Association.
A Poyner Spruill partner, McIntyre received The Chief Justice I. Beverly Lake Jr. Public Service Award on June 21 during the Bar Association’s awards banquet in Wilmington. The award recognizes an outstanding lawyer in North Carolina who has performed exemplary public service.
“Mike McIntyre epitomizes the very essence of distinguished public service — through his work, courage, civic activity and exemplary public service — by strengthening understanding of and action through the American legal system,” Poyner Spruill partner Robin Pipkin wrote in McIntyre’s nomination. “His inspiration, enthusiasm and dedication make him most worthy of your consideration.”
In presenting the award, Kearns Davis, immediate past president of the Bar Association, cited McIntyre’s record, saying that McIntyre had “inspired citizens, students, and his fellow attorneys through his professional, community, civic and personal activities, as well as through his exemplary public service. Throughout his career, Congressman McIntyre has relentlessly advocated for a better understanding of our legal system and has made significant contributions to and on behalf of the legal profession locally, statewide and nationally, and on behalf of North Carolina schools and communities.”
As senior advisor and director of Government Relations, McIntyre’s practice at Poyner Spruill includes government work on the local, state and national levels, as well as business, real estate, agribusiness, environmental, military, sports and entertainment law.
McIntyre and his wife, Dee, have two sons, Joshua and Stephen, both of whom are attorneys, as are Stephen’s wife, Angelica Chavis McIntyre, and Joshua’s fiancé, Sarah Hill Colwell.
McIntyre represented District 7 in the U.S. House, which included at that time all of Robeson County, from 1997 to 2015.