Rudy Ogburn Recipient of Distinguished Service Award

The Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association recently presented Rudy Ogburn with the Third Annual Distinguished Service Award. The award recognizes and honors the distinguished service of a Section member whose expertise, character, knowledge of fiduciary law, commitment to the Section, the North Carolina Bar Association, the North Carolina State Bar, and the general public, have made a significant impact for betterment of legal practice in the area of estate planning and fiduciary law. Rudy has served as Chair of the Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Section as well as Chair of its Legislative Committee.

While the pandemic prevented the award from being presented in typical fashion, numerous North Carolina estate planning attorneys, donning masks and carrying umbrellas, appeared in Rudy’s driveway long enough to read a framed proclamation and present Rudy with the award. The proclamation recounted Rudy’s work with the Board of Legal Specialization, with Make-a-Wish, with American College of Trust and Estate Council (ACTEC), with the Section and with family. Rudy spoke about these folks being his best friends and the peers whose respect meant the most to him.

Rudy is a shareholder at Young Moore and leader of its Trusts and Estates team. He is a former member of the firm’s Practice Management Committee and a North Carolina State Bar Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law. Prior to joining Young Moore and Henderson, Rudy was a regional trust manager for First Citizens Bank.

Rudy is a devoted husband to his wife, Deb, and a warm and loving father to his three children. In his practice of law and in his life, Rudy acts with integrity, kindness, and decency. For all who know him personally or professionally, Rudy is a wonderful mentor and an empathetic and loyal friend.

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