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Portraits of Walter F. Brinkley and Robert B. Smith, Jr. presented at Courthouse

Lexington, NC – Former Brinkley Walser Stoner attorneys Walter F. Brinkley and Robert Bruce (RB) Smith, Jr. were honored posthumously with the presentation and display of their portraits in the superior court of Davidson County. Both families attended the presentation.

Walter F. Brinkley Portrait Presentation Robert B. Smith Jr. Portrait Presentation“It is tradition that recently deceased attorneys are honored by having their portrait presented and displayed in the superior court of Davidson County,” says David Inabinett, managing member of Brinkley Walser Stoner. “Both Walt and RB had long careers (collectively they practiced law for 110 years!) and helped so many people in and around Davidson County. It was good to come together to share stories and remember them both.”

The presentation took place on Friday November 20 in a special session of the superior court over which the Honorable Theodore S. Royster presided. David Inabinett spoke on behalf of the law firm where Walt and RB practiced. The families of RB and Walt also spoke about their long legal careers. Walt’s family noted his portrait joins those of his own father and father-in-law both of whom spent their careers practicing in Lexington as well.

Brinkley Walser Stoner prides itself on providing new and cutting edge legal counsel built on a foundation of knowledge and integrity. Brinkley Walser Stoner’s attorneys are first and foremost counselors, advising clients on their legal rights and options for appropriate solutions. Practice areas include business law, real estate, litigation, elder law, estate planning, injury and disability, criminal defense, traffic and DWI, banking, family law, municipal, governmental, and education law, among others. Brinkley Walser Stoner is an AV rated firm by Martindale-Hubble®. The firm has offices at 10 LSB Plaza in Lexington and in the First Citizen’s Building, 620 Green Valley Road, Suite 306, in Greensboro. Visit Brinkley Walser Stoner on the web at and on Facebook at

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