Beth Langley Named Among Triad Business Journal’s Outstanding Women
Beth Langley, a founding partner with Hagan Barrett & Langley, PLLC, has been named among Triad Business Journal’s “Outstanding Women in Business 2017”.
“We honor Beth for being recognized among this elite group of Triad business women as a reflection of the hard work, integrity, and compassion with which she seeks to improve our community and find justice for all our clients, especially those with limited access to the legal system,” said her law partner, Chip Hagan.
Langley concentrates her practice on employment, business litigation and mediation and is described by her clients to be a trusted mentor who focuses not only on the legal matters at hand but on providing thoughtful advice that helps them succeed. Her career includes many years of service on prestigious legal boards and organizations including the Wake Forest University School of Law Board of Visitors and the Magistrate Judge Selection Panel for the US District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina. She is a former adjunct professor at Wake Forest School of Law and a Certified Mediator, North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission. Langley has been recognized by Business North Carolina as one of the “Legal Elite (R)” of employment attorneys in NC every year since 2004. Since 2009, she has been recognized annually by Super Lawyers (R) magazine in Employment and Labor Law. She was also recognized by that publication as one of the Top 50 Women Attorneys in North Carolina 2012 – 2015 Since 2014, Langley has been recognized by her peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America (R) in the Employment Law-Management practice area.
Throughout her career, Langley has worked to increase access to legal services to the underserved. Since 2014 she has chaired the NC Bar Foundation’s Development Committee which raises funds to provide grants to study, improve and facilitate the administration of justice, including funding of Legal Aid of NC. This organization provides legal services to indigent citizens, scholarship funds for children of slain/disabled law enforcement officers and other community legally related service projects. During her tenure as Chair, the Foundation has raised over $1 million.
Langley has served on the advisory board of the Future Talent Council, a shared partnership between The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, Opportunity Greensboro, and The United Way of Greater Greensboro which works to increase talent and college degree holders in Guilford County. She is currently focusing her legal talents and fundraising skills to assist victims of human trafficking in North Carolina, and leading the initiative to coordinate efforts between non-profits and the legal community, including law schools. Langley has served on the Human Resources Committee of The United Way of Greater Greensboro, Inc. from for the past seven years.
A native of Rockingham and graduate of Wake Forest University (BA, cum laude) and Wake Forest University Law School, (Juris Doctor with honors), Langley is an active member of Christ United Methodist Church where she has served on the Board of Trustees and Staff Parish Relations Committee. She enjoys spending her leisure time with her son, her fiancé and his son. and her favorite activities include water sports, gardening and yoga.