J. Thomas West, Attorney at Law, graduated cum laude and ranked second in his graduating class from Campbell University School of Law. While in law school he received the Corpus Juris Secundum Award for outstanding scholastic achievement; Am Jur Book Awards for Contracts, Wills, Trusts, Federal Estate Taxation and Federal Gift Taxation; Campbell School of Law Academic Scholarship; was awarded the J. Shepherd Bryan Scholarship; was a candidate member of the Campbell Law Review, a member of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity and a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. He performed his undergraduate studies at Campbell also, where he graduated magna cum laude in 1973. Mr. West is a member of the North Carolina State Bar, North Carolina Bar Association, Harnett County Bar Association and the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers. He is also a Mason and a member of the Divine Street Methodist Church in Dunn. He is married to the former Betsy Coats and they have two children, Elizabeth and James.