Ragsdale Liggett Attorney John M. Nunnally Receives Walter Zeller Fellowship Award

Attorney John Nunnally receives the Walter Zeller Fellowship Award from the Raleigh Kiwanis Foundation for his contributions to "The Eliminate Project," an international effort with UNICEF which supports mothers and infants with the deadly maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) disease. The joint effort is aimed at eliminating the disease.

Raleigh, NC, May 04, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Ragsdale Liggett PLLC announces that John M. Nunnally, partner in the law firm’s litigation department, has received the Walter Zeller Fellowship Award from the Raleigh Kiwanis Foundation. Mr. Nunnally received the honor in recognition of his contributions to the Kiwanis International joint “The Eliminate Project” with UNICEF. The award was presented April 27, 2012 at the Raleigh Kiwanis Foundation meeting.

“I am honored to be awarded the Walter Zeller Fellowship by the Raleigh Kiwanis Foundation,” said Nunnally. “The Fellowship benefits so many infants, mothers and their families, and I am pleased to make a contribution to this very worthy cause.”

Kiwanis International joined forces with UNICEF in 2010 to change the world for millions of mothers and babies who have maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT). The deadly disease, marked by extreme pain, kills nearly 100,000 mothers and newborns each year, mainly due to inadequate immunization and a lack of safe-delivery services and improper post-partum care. The majority of these deaths occur in 40 countries located in Africa, East Asia and South Asia. Nearly 600,000 Kiwanis volunteers are mobilizing to raise resources and awareness about MNT and The Eliminate Project as part of their mission to serve the world’s children.

John Nunnally has been a member of the Kiwanis Club of Raleigh since 2000 and has previously received the C. A. Dillon, Jr. Fellowship Award and the Carl B. Hyatt Fellowship Award for his contributions to Camp Victory Junction, a camp for children with life-threatening illnesses or disabilities located in Randleman, North Carolina.

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About Kiwanis and The Kiwanis Club of Raleigh:
The Kiwanis Club of Raleigh was chartered in 1920 and with 200 members, it is one of the largest and oldest Kiwanis clubs in the world. Prospective members and visiting Kiwanians are invited to join the group for lunch at the weekly meetings on Fridays at 12:30 p.m. at Highland United Methodist Church.

The global organization of members is dedicated to serving the children of the world. Kiwanis and its family of clubs, with nearly 600,000 members in 80 countries, annually raise more than $100 million and dedicate more than 18 million volunteer hours to raise funds for various causes and participate in service projects to help their communities.

About John M. Nunnally:
A partner at Ragsdale Liggett PLLC, John Nunnally practices in the litigation department and focuses his law practice in construction litigation and insurance law. As a seasoned litigator who handles complex insurance defense litigation, Mr. Nunnally prides himself as a lawyer who practices ethically and responsibly, keeping the interests of his loyal clients in mind in his personal goal to benefit society in the area of civil justice. He is a member of the American, North Carolina and Wake County Bar Associations, the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys and the Defense Research Institute. He received the prestigious “AV” Peer Review Rating from Lexis-Nexis® Martindale Hubbell® which reflects the highest possible rating for legal ability and ethical standards.

Dedicated to his community, John serves on his homeowner’s association board of directors and is an active member of the Raleigh Kiwanis Club. During his early career, he received several Distinguished Service Awards from Legal Services for the pro bono hours he contributed to the Volunteer Lawyers Program, providing legal assistance in civil matters to low-income persons in central North Carolina. In 2005, John was named to the board of directors for the Friends of the North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences, a statewide nonprofit organization whose activities include grant administration and fundraising among other responsibilities. John is a lifetime member of the private, non-profit organization that supports the North Carolina Zoo.

About Ragsdale Liggett PLLC:
The law firm of Ragsdale Liggett PLLC is comprised of lawyers with extensive legal expertise across a broad range of practice areas. Since its formation in 1972, the firm has maintained an extraordinary reputation in civil litigation and appellate practice, enjoying significant courtroom successes ranging from local state courts to the United States Supreme Court. In addition to practicing in such areas of insurance and reinsurance coverage disputes, shareholder derivative actions, ERISA disputes, professional negligence defense, accountants’ liability actions, catastrophic personal injury defense and complex construction disputes, Ragsdale Liggett also maintains well respected lobbying and mediation groups. The firm is equipped to handle all of a business' legal needs, including formation, day-to-day business counseling, acquisition, disposition, merger and dissolution of companies, regardless of size. The real estate group handles a wide variety of transactions, from residential purchases and sales to all aspects of commercial real estate development, including entity formation, final project completion, complex public and private bond financing transactions and the privatization of university student housing.

For further information, contact:
John M. Nunnally at jnunnally@rl-law.com or 919-881-2220
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