The members of the firm consider it a privilege to practice law in this community. As such, a privilege must be earned. An essential element of the privilege of practicing law is Community Involvement. Homesley & Wingo Law Group PLLC takes seriously its obligation to the community.
Every year, the office closes for a half a day so that attorneys and staff can serve lunch at the Mooresville Soup Kitchen. See Slideshow
The firm sponsors the annual "Blues & Burritos". This event features a performance by Rusty Barkley and the Part-Time Blues Band and guests on the front porch of the office. Burritos are served by Tequila's, a local restaurant. Everyone's favorite beverages from New Belgium Brewery are also served. This event has generated substantial donations, now in excess of $100,000.00 for the benefit of organizations such as:
Friends of the Library
American Red Cross
The Dove House
Mooresville Christian Mission
HealthReach Community Clinic
The firm also sponsors gospel sings on the front porch. These are traditionally held in the summer. This is an opportunity for the community to gather and to celebrate its spirituality. The Isaac Harris House has also hosted a National Day of Prayer community-wide celebration. The firm has provided financial support of the monthly "Jamboree" musical performances that are held at the Mooresville Citizens Center.
Members of the firm have been leaders with Friends of the Library. Fariba Homesley, wife of Cliff Homesley, served as the chairperson of this group which is "dedicated to the expansion of a downtown library, accessible to children and adults of all walks of life." Fariba was instrumental in convincing Lowe's Companies to contribute $2,000,000 towards the expansion of the Mooresville Public Library. The expansion to a 34,000 square foot state of the art facility has been completed. Friends of the Library also raised an additional $50,000 in its efforts to prompt the expansion of the downtown library. The firm also has hosted events for the annual Library Day that was held annually for several years. Click here to view a slide show of Library Day.
The firm has contributed to events as diverse as a biathlon in support of greenways in Mooresville, Historic Mooresville 5k, DARE, Hope at the Point, the Muscular Dystrophy Association and to Martin Luther King birthday breakfasts sponsored by the South Iredell NAACP.
The firm has provided pro bono services in assisting citizens in a variety of areas as those citizens fight battles for justice in the face of powerful forces, particularly government. Client confidentiality prevents the disclosure of the specifics of these matters.
Andrew Wingo has been very active with the Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists. The Conservationists are one of the initial Chapters of the North Carolina Wildlife Federation and Andrew was the Charter President of the Conservationists. Andrew was on the board for the Lake Norman Homebuilders for a number of years. In the past, Andrew was active with the Mooresville Jaycees, Mooresville Optimist Club and the United Way. These organizations have raised donations for local charities including the March of Dimes and the American Red Cross.
Ronnie Crisco is chairman of the board of directors for Iredell County S.C.A.N. (Stop Child Abuse Now), which provides parenting classes, family counseling and outreach, and supervised visitation facilities to children and families in need throughout Iredell County. Ronnie is also the founder and coach of the Mooresville Senior High School Mock Trial Team, which teaches critical thinking skills and legal principles to student competitors. The team competes each spring against other area high schools and in 2008 and 2010 reached the North Carolina state finals.
Laura Temple is the Chairperson of the Mooresville Friends of the Library. When not involved in these activities Laura devotes her time to being the Presenter for the First-time Homebuyer Class for the Community Housing Development Corp. of Mooresville/South Iredell.
The firm also believes in participation in the political process. The firm is constantly looking for methods by which it can encourage citizens and political leaders to come together to examine and deal with the important issues of the day. The firm has provided a community venue for political discussions for people from a wide range of political viewpoints.