About our sharp minds.

Sharp minds. Sharp communities.

Horack Talley is proud of its distinguished history of service to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg region established by our alumni, and we remain committed to this tradition of service in the 21st century.

We give of our time, talent and treasure through charitable giving, leadership roles in community and professional groups and pro bono legal work.

Horack Talley lawyers find many ways to serve civic, cultural, faith-based and social-service agencies in the communities where we work and live. Our lawyers are actively involved in the following organizations:

  • Actor’s Theater of Charlotte
  • Assistance League of Charlotte
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Care Ring
  • Catawba Lands Conservancy
  • Covenant Presbyterian Church
  • Downs Syndrome Association of Charlotte
  • DVA Charlotte
  • First Presbyterian Church
  • The First Tee of Charlotte
  • Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy
  • Gamma Phi Beta Alumnae
  • Girls on the Run
  • Harris YMCA
  • Harvard Club of Charlotte
  • Humane Society of Charlotte
  • Junior League of Charlotte
  • Leadership Charlotte, Class XXVIII
  • Levine Children's Hospital Starlight Society
  • Myers Park Presbyterian Church
  • Myers Park United Methodist Church
  • Nurse-Family Partnership
  • Randolph Middle School Parent Teacher Organization
  • Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte
  • St. Mark's Episcopal Church
  • Supportive Housing Communities
  • The Thomas Wolfe Society
  • Tyler’s Treehouse, Inc.
  • United Way of Central Carolinas
  • USS Charlotte Foundation
  • Vanderbilt Alumni Association
  • Women’s Impact Fund
  • Young Affiliates of the Mint

To commemorate the firm’s 75th anniversary in 2007, Horack Talley lawyers, paralegals, staff and their families funded and helped build a Habitat for Humanity house in Charlotte.

The firm supports and applauds the efforts of our lawyers, paralegals and staff to improve the communities we call home.

Pro Bono

Horack Talley is committed to volunteer legal work for the public good. Many of our lawyers lend their time to pro bono legal service organizations throughout the Charlotte-Mecklenburg region. Our lawyers have provided legal assistance pro bono to the following organizations:

  • A Child’s Place of Charlotte
  • Charlotte Rescue Mission
  • Council for Children's Rights
  • Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont
  • Guardian ad Litem Program
  • Legal Services for the Elderly
  • YWCA Central Carolinas

Our lawyers have been recognized for their pro bono contributions to the community. In 2015, Gena Morris accepted the "Outstanding Firm Service Award" from The Council for Children's Rights on behalf of the firm. Jack Capitano and Henry Pharr III were included on the Access to Justice Pro Bono Program's 2014 "Honor Roll." In 2008, Cheryl Steele and David Powell were honored with pro bono awards at the “Power of Justice” luncheon sponsored by Charlotte Business Leader magazine. In 1998, Henry Pharr III received the Mecklenburg County Bar's Pro Bono Award.

Horack Talley lawyers also serve the needs of the legal community by joining and taking on leadership roles within these non-profit legal organizations:

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • American Bar Association
  • Charlotte Women Attorneys
  • Gaston County Bar Association
  • International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Group
  • Justice William Bobbitt Inn of Court
  • Legal Aid of North Carolina
  • Legal Services of North Carolina
  • Legal Services of Southern Piedmont
  • Mecklenburg County Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • North Carolina Equal Access to Justice Commission
  • North Carolina Land Title Association
  • North Carolina Plan for Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts
  • North Carolina Prisoners Legal Services
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Supreme Court Historical Society
  • South Carolina Bar
Horack Talley is a great law firm that has been very generous in providing the CFCR Custody Advocacy Program with really good lawyers.

- John Parker, Council for Children's Rights
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Anne Essaye elected Women's Impact Fund incoming board chair Henry Pharr III and Jack Capitano named to 2014 Pro Bono Honor Roll
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2016 Wake Up for Wellness Breakfast Horack Talley sponsors 2016 Six on Six Volleyball Tournament benefiting Charlotte Family Housing Jamie Kimble Foundation for Courage 2016 “Women for Courage” Luncheon 2015 Pro Bono Awards Women's Collective Giving Grantmakers Network National Leadership Forum 2015 5th Annual Fighting for Women with Fashion 2015 Charlotte "Out of the Darkness" Walk Assistance League of Charlotte "Baubles and Bags" Donation Event 2015 Wake Up for Wellness Breakfast Keep Pounding 2015 5K Stadium Run Horack Talley sponsors Six on Six Volleyball Tournament benefiting Pat's Place Jamie Kimble Foundation for Courage's Inaugural “Women for Courage” Luncheon Horack Talley sponsors Volleyball Classic supporting Pat's Place Supportive Housing Communities Friendraising Luncheon

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