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Spilman Attorney Earns National Award from Risk Management Association
September 17, 2014
Winston-Salem, N.C. — The law firm Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC (Spilman) announced that attorney Jessica K. Burr recently won second place nationally in the Risk Management Association’s (RMA) 2014 Article Writing Competition. She also won first prize locally and second prize regionally.

Article submissions for the annual writing competition are reviewed and judged by RMA members’ chief credit officers and chief risk officers. Burr’s winning article focuses on the Equal Credit Opportunity Act and the potential risk it poses to lenders.

At Spilman, Burr devotes her law practice to bankruptcy & creditors’ rights, corporate & business law, mergers & acquisitions, banking & finance, community banking, and real estate matters. She earned her undergraduate degree from Wittenberg University and her law degree from Wake Forest University.

The RMA is a member-driven professional association intended to advance sound risk principles in the financial services industry. More information can be found at

About Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC
Spilman Thomas & Battle is a full-service, regional law firm serving local, regional, national and international businesses. Now in its 150th year, Spilman has offices in Winston-Salem, N.C.; Charleston, Morgantown and Wheeling, W.Va.; Harrisburg and Pittsburgh, Pa.; and Roanoke, Va.