2019 Legal Elite: Sweet Sixteen
Photos By John Gessner, Taylor Johnson and Andrew Sherman
Depending on when you grew up, reflecting back on your high-school days might evoke memories of watching Beverly Hills 90210, playing in the marching band, or reading Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings or the thrillers of Stephen King. These are just a few of the responses we received when we asked the 18th class of Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite to describe their favorite activities and pastimes from when they were teens.
Since 2002, BNC has invited all active members of the N.C. State Bar to vote for peers they think are at the top of their fields. Attorneys can’t vote for themselves or for members of the Legal Elite Hall of Fame — previous top vote-getters in a particular specialty. Votes for lawyers from an outside firm are weighted more heavily than votes for colleagues at the same firm. This year, 729 lawyers were selected as Legal Elite, fewer than 3% of the state’s attorneys. Hall of Fame members are listed by their firm at the time of selection unless otherwise requested.
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