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Thursday, February 29, 2024

Legal Elite 2024: The state’s top lawyers

Performing a daily act of kindness. Connecting more with family and friends. Being more present.

Those were a few of the responses Business North Carolina received when we asked this year’s Legal Elite winners to share their New Year’s resolutions.

We also asked them their favorite lawyer joke. Our favorite: Attorneys don’t get dumped, they just lose their appeal. Favorite fictional lawyer? More than a few picked Atticus Finch. These top professionals also share best career advice and debunk myths surrounding their work among other insights.

Business North Carolina appreciates the attorneys who took time to vote on their peers as well as those who participated in this feature.


 

It’s the 23rd class of Legal Elite, which honors lawyers chosen by their peers. Business North Carolina contracted DataJoe Research to facilitate an online peer-voting and internet research process. About 1,300 lawyers received votes, with those receiving the most getting recognition in 17 specialties as Hall of Fame members.

The responses have been edited for length and clarity. Previous Hall of Fame members are listed by their firm at the time of selection, unless otherwise noted.

DataJoe Research is a Boulder, Colorado-based software and research company specializing in data collection and verification, and it conducts various nominations across the nation on behalf of publishers. DataJoe confirmed that each published winner had, at time of review, a current, active license status with the appropriate state regulatory board. If unable to find evidence of a lawyer’s active registration with the state regulatory board, that lawyer was excluded from the list. In addition, we checked available public sources to identify lawyers disciplined for an infraction by the state regulatory board. They were excluded from the list. DataJoe presented the tallied results to Business North Carolina for its final review and adjustments.

DataJoe and Business North Carolina recognize that there are many talented lawyers who are not listed. This is a subset of talented professionals across the state. Inclusion in the list is based on the opinions of responding lawyers in North Carolina. DataJoe thoroughly ensures fair voting but the company understands that the results of this survey nomination and internet research campaign are not an objective metric.

Disclaimers: DataJoe uses best practices and exercises great care in assembling content for this list. DataJoe does not warrant that the data contained within the list are complete or accurate. DataJoe does not assume, and hereby disclaims, any liability to any person for any loss or damage caused by errors or omissions herein whether such errors or omissions result from negligence, accident, or any other cause. All rights reserved. No commercial use of the information in this list may be made without written permission from DataJoe. For research/methodology questions, contact the research team at surveys@datajoe.com.

 


CATEGORY WINNERS (Click on name below to see full profile)

ANTITRUST | John A. Price, Calhoun, Bhella, & Sechrest, Durham
APPELLATE | Troy D. Shelton, Fox Rothschild, Raleigh
BANKRUPTCY | Jeffrey E. OleynikBrooks Pierce, Greensboro
BUSINESS | Heather Culp, Essex Richards, Charlotte
CONSTRUCTION | Greg C. Ahlum, Johnston Allison Hord, Charlotte
CORPORATE COUNSEL | Greg Murphy, Nucor, Charlotte
CORPORATE LAW | John David Love, Michael Best & Friedrich, Raleigh
CRIMINAL | Caitlin Poe, Williams Mullen, Raleigh
EMPLOYMENT | Alex Maultsby, Ramseur Maultsby, Greensboro
ENVIRONMENTAL | Natalie D. Potter, Essex Richards, Charlotte (no profile)
FAMILY | Heidi Bloom, Wyrick Robbins, Raleigh
IMMIGRATION | Laura Deddish Burton, Fox Rothschild, Greensboro
INTELLECTUAL | John Owen, Coats & Bennett, Cary
LITIGATION | W. Scott Jones, Searson, Jones, Gottschalk & Cash, Asheville
REAL ESTATE | Julian Robb, Blanco Tackabery & Matamoros, Winston-Salem
TAX & ESTATE PLANNING | Amy H. Kincaid, Schell Bray, Greensboro
YOUNG GUNS | Katarina “Katie” Wong, Brooks Pierce, Raleigh

 

ANTITRUST

John A. Price, Calhoun, Bhella, & Sechrest, Durham

Cassandra J. Creekman, Wyrick Robbins, Raleigh;
Lisa F. Garrison, Garrison Law Group, Asheboro;
Henry L. Kitchin Jr., McGuireWoods, Raleigh;
Larry S. McDevitt, Van Winkle Law, Asheville;
Michael T. Medford, Manning Fulton & Skinner, Raleigh;
Lawrence C. Moore III Robinson Bradshaw, Charlotte;
John D. Noor, Roberts & Stevens, Asheville;
Clinton R. Pinyan, Brooks Pierce, Greensboro;
George Sanderson, The Sanderson Law Firm, Raleigh;

Hall of Fame: Matthew W. Sawchak, Ellis & Winters, Cary (2002, 2003); Rodrick J. Enns, Enns & Archer, Winston-Salem (2004); Larry B. Sitton, Smith Moore, Greensboro (2005); Everett J. Bowman, Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson, Charlotte (2006 ); Douglas Wayne Kenyon, Hunton & Williams, Raleigh (2007); Mark W. Merritt, Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson, Charlotte (2008); Mark J. Horoschak, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, Charlotte (2009); Jennifer K. Van Zant, Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, Greensboro (2010); Catharine B. Arrowood, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein, Raleigh (2011); Jonathan Heyl, Smith Moore Leatherwood, Charlotte (2012); Noel L. Allen, Pinnix & Nichols, Raleigh (2013); John F. Graybeal, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein, Raleigh (2014); Press Millen, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, Raleigh (2015); W. Andrew “Andy” Copenhaver, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, Winston-Salem (2016); Stephen Feldman, Ellis & Winters, Raleigh (2017); Brad Evans, Ward and Smith, Greenville (2018); Henry “Hal” L. Kitchin Jr., McGuire Woods, Wilmington (2019); Brian Hayles, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, Charlotte (2020); Alan Duncan, Turning Point Litigation, Greensboro (2021); Dhamian Blue, Blue, Raleigh (2022); Denise M. Gunter, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, Winston-Salem (2023).

 


APPELLATE

Troy D. Shelton, Fox Rothschild, Raleigh

Steven Andrew Bader, Cranfill Sumner, Raleigh;
Jaye Elizabeth Bingham-Hinch, Batten Lee, Raleigh;
Bo Brandon Caudill, Villmer Caudill, Charlotte;
Adam Howard Charnes, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, Winston-Salem;
Charles Clanton, Wyrick Robbins, Raleigh;
Alexander C. Dale, Ward and Smith, Wilmington;
Robert H. Edmunds Jr., Fox Rothschild, Greensboro;
Chris S. Edwards, Ward and Smith, Wilmington;
Samuel J. Ervin IV, Brooks Pierce, Greensboro;
Stephen D. Feldman, Robinson Bradshaw, Raleigh;
Kaitlyn  Elizabeth Fudge, James Scott Farrin, Raleigh;
Ross Fulton, Rayburn Cooper & Durham, Charlotte;
Narendra K. Ghosh, Patterson Harkavy, Chapel Hill;
Robert Daniel Gibson, Stam Law Firm, Apex;
Bonnie Lynn Keith Green, The Green Firm, Charlotte;
Karen Marie Hinkley, Davis Hartman Wright Attorneys, New Bern;
Adam Samuel Hocutt, Dozier Miller Law Group, Charlotte;
Amy Purwin Hunt, Alexander Ricks, Charlotte;
Lucy Inman, Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips Grossman, Raleigh;
Duane Jones, Hedrick Gardner, Charlotte;
Alicia Jurney, Smith Debnam, Raleigh;
Patrick Michael Kane, Fox Rothschild, Greensboro;
J. Blakley Kiefer, Wyrick Robbins, Raleigh;
John Joseph Korzen, Wake Forest Law, Winston-Salem;
Lorin J. Lapidus, Nelson Mullins, Winston-Salem;
Michelle Ann Liguori, Ellis & Winters, Raleigh;
John M. Martin, Ward and Smith, Greenville;
Kip David Nelson, Fox Rothschild, Greensboro;
Preston O. Odom III, James, McElroy & Diehl, Charlotte;
Jonathan D. Sasser, Ellis & Winters, Raleigh;
Matthew W. Sawchak, Robinson Bradshaw, Raleigh;
Michael G. Schietzelt, Michael Best & Friedrich, Raleigh;
Mark Russell Sigmon, Sigmon Law, Raleigh;
Amie Carol Sivon, Ragsdale Liggett, Raleigh;
Christopher G. Smith, Smith Anderson, Raleigh;
D. Martin Warf, Nelson Mullins, Raleigh;
Christopher Watford, Surratt and Thompson, Winston-Salem;
Rebecca K. Watts, Collins Family & Elder Law Group, Monroe;
John R. Wester, Robinson Bradshaw, Charlotte;
Erik Randall Zimmerman, Robinson Bradshaw, Chapel Hill;

Hall of Fame: Matthew Nis Leerberg, Smith Moore Leatherwood, Raleigh (2018); Toby Hampson, Wyrick Robbins / N.C. Court of Appeals, Raleigh (2019); Drew Erteschik, Poyner Spruill, Raleigh (2020); Beth Brooks Scherer, Fox Rothschild, Raleigh (2021); Michelle D. Connell, Fox Rothschild, Raleigh (2022); Angela Farag Craddock, Young Moore and Henderson, Raleigh (2023).

 


BANKRUPTCY

Jeffrey E. OleynikBrooks Pierce, Greensboro

Rayford K. Adams III, Spilman Thomas & Battle, Winston-Salem;
Brian Richard Anderson, Fox Rothschild, Greensboro;
Charles N. Anderson Jr., Ellis & Winters, Raleigh;
James B. Angell, Howard, Stallings, From, Atkins, Angell & Davis, Raleigh;
David R. Badger, David R. Badger, Charlotte;
Paul Rudd Baynard, Offit Kurman, Charlotte;
Laurie B. Biggs, Biggs Law Firm, Raleigh;
John C. Bircher III, Davis Hartman Wright, New Bern;
William E. Brewer Jr., Sasser Law Firm, Cary;
Samantha K. Brumbaugh, Ivey McClellan, Greensboro;
Daniel C. Bruton, Bell Davis Pitt, Winston-Salem;
William E. Burton III, Fox Rothschild, Greensboro;
Algernon L. Butler III, Butler & Butler, Wilmington;
Oliver Carter III, Carter And Carter, Wilmington;
Stacy C. Cordes, Cordes Law, Charlotte;
Robert Cox, Hamilton Stephens Steele + Martin, Charlotte;
Hillary B. Crabtree, Moore & Van Allen, Charlotte;
Damon Terry Duncan, Duncan Law, Greensboro;
Ashley A. Edwards, Parker Poe, Charlotte;
Benjamin Robert Eisner, Oliver & Cheek, Wilson;
William L. Esser IV, Parker Poe, Charlotte;
Paul A. Fanning, Ward and Smith, Greenville;
Joseph Zachary Frost, Buckmiller Boyette Frost, Raleigh;
John Russell Gardner, K&L Gates, Raleigh;
Joseph W. Grier III, Grier Wright Martinez, Charlotte;
Stephen E. Gruendel, Moore & Van Allen, Charlotte;
David J. Haidt, Ayers Haidt, New Bern;
Jeremy Harn, John T Orcutt, Raleigh;
Erik Mosby Harvey, Bennett Guthrie, Winston-Salem;
Cole Hayes, Hayes Law, Charlotte;
Jason L. Hendren, Hendren Redwine & Malone, Raleigh;
Ashley Lee Hogewood III, K&L Gates, Raleigh;
Andrew Thomas Houston, Moon Wright Houston, Charlotte;
Charles M. Ivey III, Ivey McClellan, Greensboro;
Britton C. Lewis, Carruthers & Roth, Greensboro;
Jennifer Lyday, Waldrep Wall Babcock & Bailey, Winston-Salem;
Lance P. Martin, Ward and Smith, Asheville;
Michael Leon Martinez, Grier Wright Martinez PA, Charlotte;
Jack Miller, Rayburn Cooper & Durham, Charlotte;
Clinton Shepperd Morse, Brooks Pierce, Greensboro;
Kathleen O’Malley, Stevens Martin Vaughn & Tadych, Raleigh;
Ashley B. Oldfield, Rayburn Cooper & Durham, Charlotte;
George M. Oliver, Oliver & Cheek, New Bern;
Felton E. Parrish, Young Conaway, Charlotte;
Walter W. Pitt Jr., Bell Davis Pitt, Winston-Salem;
Benson Thomas Pitts, Pitts Hay & Hugenschmidt, Asheville;
Alan W. Pope, Moore & Van Allen, Charlotte;
James Price, Price & Williams, Wilmington;
Richard “Trey” Rayburn, McGuireWoods, Charlotte;
Ciara L. Rogers, Waldrep Wall Babcock & Bailey, Raleigh;
Ashley S. Rusher, Blanco Tackabery, Winston-Salem;
Tyler J. Russell, Ward and Smith, Raleigh;
Travis P. Sasser, Sasser Law Firm, Cary;
Philip M. Sasser, Sasser Law Firm, Cary;
Dirk W. Siegmund, Ivey McClellan, Greensboro;
Kevin L. Sink, Waldrep Wall Babcock & Bailey, Raleigh;
William C. Smith Jr., Manning Fulton & Skinner, Raleigh;
Emily K. Steele, KL Gates, Raleigh;
Glenn Clark Thompson, Hamilton Stephens Steele + Martin, Charlotte;
Landon Van Winkle, Smith Debnam, Charlotte;
Joseph Jude Vonnegut, Hutchens Law Firm, Fayetteville;
Thomas William Waldrep Jr., Waldrep Wall Babcock & Bailey, Winston-Salem;
Jill C. Walters, Baker Donelson, Raleigh;
Margaret R. Westbrook, K&L Gates, Raleigh;
Matthew Alexander Winer, Hamilton Stephens Steele + Martin, Charlotte;
Brent Wootton, Wootton & Wootton, Durham;

Hall of Fame: J. Michael Booe, Kennedy Covington, Charlotte (2002, 2003); Gregory B. Crampton, Nicholls & Crampton, Raleigh (2004); Richard M. Hutson II, Hutson Hughes & Powell, Durham (2005); C. Richard Rayburn Jr., Rayburn Cooper & Durham, Charlotte (2006); Terri L. Gardner, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, Raleigh (2007); John A. Northen, Northen Blue, Chapel Hill, (2008); Holmes P. Harden, Williams Mullen, Raleigh (2009); Christine Myatt, Nexsen Pruet, Greensboro (2010); Gerald A. “Jeb” Jeutter Jr., Gerald A. “Jeb” Jeutter Jr. Attorney at Law, Raleigh (2011); Kenneth M. Greene, Carruthers & Roth, Greensboro (2012); Trawick H. “Buzzy” Stubbs Jr., Stubbs & Perdue, New Bern (2013); Benjamin Kahn, Nexsen Pruet, Greensboro (2014); James S. “Charlie” Livermon, Poyner Spruill, Rocky Mount (2015); Richard S. Wright, Moon Wright and Houston, Charlotte (2016); Heather W. Culp, Essex Richards, Charlotte (2017); William P. Janvier, Janvier Law Firm, Raleigh (2018); Richard D. Sparkman, Richard D. Sparkman & Associates, Angier (2019); George Sanderson, The Sanderson Law Firm, Raleigh (2020); John “Woody” C. Woodman, Essex Richards, Charlotte (2021); Rebecca Finch Redwine, Hendren Redwine & Malone, Raleigh (2022); Matt Tomsic, Rayburn Cooper & Durham, Charlotte (2023).

 


BUSINESS

Heather Culp, Essex Richards, Charlotte

Justin Evan Agans, Spengler & Agans PLLC, Charlotte;
Nicholas John Bakatsias, Carruthers & Roth, Greensboro;
Catherine A. Barnes, James, McElroy & Diehl, Charlotte;
Marc D. Bishop, Brooks Pierce, Greensboro;
Matthew S. Black, Envisage Law, Raleigh;
William P. Bray, Bray & Long, Charlotte;
Elizabeth S. Brewington, Brooks Pierce, Greensboro;
William Matthew Buckmiller, Buckmiller, Boyette & Frost, Raleigh;
Michael Burger, NC Planning, Cary;
Stephen T. Byrd, Manning, Fulton & Skinner, Raleigh;
Steven Carr, Ellinger & Carr, Raleigh;
Vincent D. Childress Jr., Roberts & Stevens, Asheville;
Ryan William Coffield, Van Winkle Law, Asheville;
Scott Cooper, Rayburn Cooper & Durham, Charlotte;
Edward “Trip” Coyne III, Ward and Smith, Wilmington;
Anne E. Croteau, McGuireWoods, Raleigh;
Scott Dillon, Carruthers & Roth, Greensboro;
Kurtis R. Dumaw, Wyrick Robbins, Raleigh;
Alan W. Duncan, Turning Point Litigation, Greensboro;
Joshua B. Durham, Bell, Davis & Pitt, Charlotte;
Katie M. Ertmer, Wyrick Robbins, Raleigh;
Joseph A. Fernandez, Moore & Van Allen, Charlotte;
Kerry A. Friedman, Patla, Straus, Robinson & Moore, Asheville;
Milton Heath Gilbert Jr., Baucom Claytor, Charlotte ;
Richard Lewis Glenn III, Garrett Walker Aycoth & Olson, Greensboro;
H. Brent Helms, Robinson & Lawing, Winston-Salem;
Mark A. Hiller, Robinson Bradshaw, Raleigh;
Lee Carlton Hodge, Ward and Smith, New Bern;
Nathan M. Hull, Hull & Chandler, Charlotte;
Gregory D. Hutchins, Roberts & Stevens, Asheville;
Scott Jackson, Maynard Nexsen, Greensboro;
Jonathan Jenkins, Brooks Pierce, Greensboro;
Merrill G. Jones II, Ward and Smith, Greenville;
Nick Kendall, Johnston Allison Hord, Charlotte;
Robert D. Kidwell, Fox Rothschild, Greensboro;
April Epley Kight, Schell Bray, Greensboro;
Ben E. Klein, Sigmon Klein, Greensboro;
Katherine Kliebert, Kliebert Law, Charlotte;
Christopher Henry Kouri, Maynard Nexsen, Charlotte;
Stephen F. Later, Robbins May & Rich, Pinehurst;
David K. Liggett, Ragsdale Liggett, Raleigh;
Thomas I. Lyon, Manning Fulton, Raleigh;
Edward Hallett Maginnis, Maginnis Law, Raleigh;
Robert R. Marcus, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, Charlotte;
Jeffrey Michael McCraw, Crisp Cherry McCraw, Charlotte;
J. Dickson McLean, Block, Crouch, Keeter, Behm & Sayed, Wilmington;
Carolyn P. Meade, Moore & Van Allen, Charlotte;
Jason A. Miller, Miller Monroe Plyler, Raleigh;
Joseph William Norman, Moore & Van Allen, Charlotte;
Joshua J. Otto, Wyrick Robbins, Raleigh;
James Ashley Pearce, James Ashley Pearce, Raleigh;
Lonnie M. Player Jr., Player McLean, Fayetteville;
Christopher Poe, Wyrick Robbins, Raleigh;
Kevin A. Prakke, Manning Fulton, Raleigh;
V. Vaughn Ramsey, Tuggle Duggins, Greensboro;
Amy Risseeuw, Wyrick Robbins, Raleigh
James A. Roberts III, Lewis Roberts, Raleigh;
David Scott Rugani, Johnston Allison Hord, Charlotte;
Robert Rust, Moore & Van Allen, Charlotte;
Caroline Wannamaker Sink, Robinson Bradshaw, Charlotte;
George W. Sistrunk III, Hamilton Stephens Steele + Martin, Charlotte;
James B. Snow, Hogue Hill, Wilmington;
Matthew H. Stabler, Maynard Nexsen, Raleigh;
W. Berry Trice, Murchison, Taylor & Gibson, Wilmington;
Clayton Trice, NC Planning, Raleigh;
Bryan Lee Tyson, Marcellino & Tyson, Charlotte;
Elizabeth Vennum, Hull & Chandler, Charlotte;
Stephen Brian Walker, Garrett, Walker, Aycoth & Olson, Greensboro;
Frank Marshall Wall, Cranfill Sumner, Raleigh;
Jeffrey R. Wolfe, Schell Bray, Greensboro;
Robert B. Womble, K&L Gates, Raleigh;

Hall of Fame: Russell M. Robinson II, Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson, Charlotte (2002, 2003); Doris R. Bray, Schell Bray PLLC, Greensboro (2004); J. Norfleet Pruden III, Kennedy Covington, Charlotte (2005); William M. Flynn, Hunton & Williams, Raleigh (2006); Robin L. Hinson, Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson, Charlotte (2007); Peter C. Buck, Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson, Charlotte (2008); Gerald F. Roach, Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan, Raleigh (2009); Mark Davidson, Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, Greensboro (2010); Stephen M. Lynch, Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson, Charlotte (2011); Amalie L. Tuffin, Whitmeyer Tuffin, Raleigh (2012); Grayson S. Hale, Morningstar Law Group, Morrisville (2013); David D. Beatty, Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, Raleigh (2014); Charles S. Baldwin IV, Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, Wilmington (2015); James R. Forrest, Forrest Firm, Durham (2016); Gregory S. Connor, The Connor Law Firm, Raleigh (2017); John Babcock, Waldrep Wall Babcock & Bailey, Winston-Salem (2018); M. Keith Kapp, Williams Mullen, Raleigh (2019); Matthew Marcellino, Marcellino & Tyson PLLC, Charlotte (2020); George Stephen Diab, Murchison, Taylor & Gibson, Wilmington (2021); Daniel Stephen Trimmer, Skufca Law, Charlotte (2022); John M. Cross Jr., Brooks Pierce, Greensboro (2023).

 


CONSTRUCTION

Greg C. Ahlum, Johnston Allison Hord, Charlotte

Ryan James Adams, Adams Howell, Raleigh;
Aleksandra Elzbieta Anderson, Anderson Legal, Cary;
Stacey Denise Bailey-Pharr, Pharr Law, Winston-Salem;
Ryan Lee Beaver, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, Charlotte;
Christopher K. Behm, Block, Crouch, Keeter, Behm & Sayed, Wilmington;
John T. Benjamin Jr., John T. Benjamin Jr., Raleigh;
Eric H. Biesecker, Maynard Nexsen, Greensboro;
Steven Allen Bimbo, Windle Terry Bimbo, Charlotte;
William A. Blancato, Blancato Legal Services, Winston-Salem;
Matthew C. Bouchard, Poyner Spruill, Raleigh;
Ross Joseph Bromberger, Rosenwood, Rose & Litwak, Charlotte;
Daniel K. Bryson, Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips Grossman, Raleigh;
Thomas M. Buckley, Goldberg Segalla, Raleigh;
Carl Jeffress Burchette, Rosenwood, Rose & Litwak, Charlotte;
Benjamin Thomas Buskirk, Poyner Spruill, Raleigh;
Christopher J. Campbell, Corporate Counsel, True Homes, Charlotte ;
David Anderson Carmen, Bell, Davis & Pitt, Winston-Salem;
Ben David Carson, Johnston Allison Hord, Charlotte;
Rebecca K. Cheney, Hamilton Stephens Steele + Martin, Charlotte;
Adrianne Huffman Chillemi, Hamilton Stephens Steele + Martin, Charlotte;
David S. Coats, Bailey & Dixon, Raleigh;
Ashley M. Coghill, Davis Hartman Wright, New Bern;
Keith E. Coltrain, Wall Templeton & Haldrup, Raleigh
Ward Davis, Bell, Davis & Pitt, Charlotte;
Adam Reese Denobriga, Bell, Davis & Pitt, Charlotte;
William S. Durr, Ward and Smith, Asheville;
Luke J. Farley, Ellis & Winters, Raleigh;
John Thomas Floyd, Moore & Van Allen, Charlotte;
David B. Hamilton, Hamilton Stephens Steele + Martin, Charlotte;
Mark Hamlet, Hamlet & Associates, Wilmington;
Harvey M. Hamlet, Hamlet & Associates, Wilmington;
Scott C. Harris, Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips Grossman, Raleigh;
Robert Jason Herndon, Parker Poe, Raleigh;
Anna-Bryce Hobson, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, Charlotte
William E. Hubbard, John T. Benjamin Jr., Raleigh
Jessica Soles Humphries, Hamlet & Associates, Wilmington;
Edward Aubin Jesson, Jesson & Rains, Charlotte;
Neale T. Johnson, Fox Rothschild, Greensboro;
Wesley S. Jones, Wesley Scott Jones, Wilmington;
Daniel G. Katzenbach, Cranfill Sumner, Raleigh;
Russell B. Killen, Parker Poe, Raleigh;
David C. Kimball. Robinson Bradshaw, Charlotte;
Rebecca Ann Knudson, Cranfill Sumner, Wilmington;
Michael Aaron Lay, Hamilton Stephens Steele + Martin, Charlotte;
Nancy Stewart Litwak, Rosenwood Rose & Litwak, Charlotte;
Rod Malone, Tharrington Smith, Raleigh;
Carmela Mastrianni, Hamilton Stephens Steele + Martin, Charlotte;
Joseph W. Moss Jr., Maynard Nexsen, Charlotte;
Evan Monroe Musselwhite, Ward and Smith, Raleigh;
Joseph Raymond Pellington, Devore Acton & Stafford, Charlotte;
J. Anthony Penry, Penry Riemann, Raleigh;
William W. Pollock, Ragsdale Liggett, Raleigh;
Lindsey Ellis Powell, Anderson Jones, Raleigh;
Jeffrey M. Reichard, Maynard Nexsen, Greensboro;
Neil Riemann, Parry Law, Chapel Hill;
Richard Lee Robertson Jr., Robertson & Associates, Charlotte;
John C. Rogers III, Allen, Moore & Rogers, Raleigh;
Whitaker Boykin Rose, Rosenwood Rose & Litwak, Charlotte;
Perry Safran, Safran Law, Raleigh;
Stephen Safran, Safran Law, Raleigh;
Byron Lee Saintsing, Smith Debnams, Raleigh;
Bryan G. Scott, Akerman, Winston-Salem;
Nicole B. Slaughter, Hamlet & Associates, Wilmington;
Mitzi Riana Smith, Smith Bowers, Raleigh;
Kevin J. Stanfield, Wyrick Robbins, Raleigh;
Colin Stockton, Alexander Ricks, Charlotte;
Walter L. Tippett Jr., Brooks Pierce, Raleigh;
Jay P. Tobin, Young Moore, Raleigh;
Daniel S. Trimmer, Skufca Law, Charlotte;
Scott M. Tyler, Moore & Van Allen, Charlotte;
Matthew Van Sickle, Van Sickle Law, Cary;
Jay M. Wilkerson, Conner Gwyn Schenck, Raleigh;
Steele B. Windle III, Windle Terry Bimbo, Charlotte;

Hall of Fame: James A. Roberts III, Lewis & Roberts, Raleigh (2004); Jeffrey J. Davis, Moore & Van Allen, Charlotte (2005); John L. Shaw, Poyner Spruill, Raleigh (2006); Dudley Humphrey, Kilpatrick Stockton, Winston-Salem (2007); James S. Schenck IV, Conner Gwyn Schenck, Raleigh (2008); Michael Wilson, Johnston, Allison & Hord, Charlotte (2009); John B. “Jack” Taylor, Nexsen Pruet, Charlotte (2010); Peter J. Marino, Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan, Raleigh (2011); William H. Gammon, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, Raleigh (2012); Richard D. Conner, Conner Gwyn Schenck, Greensboro (2013); Joseph H. Nanney Jr., Meynardie & Nanney, Raleigh, (2014); Bob Meynardie, Meynardie & Nanney, Raleigh (2015); Harper Heckman, Nexsen Pruet, Greensboro (2016); Nan E. Hannah, Hannah Sheridan Loughridge & Cochran, Raleigh (2017); James Johnson, Smith Terry & Johnson, Asheville (2018); Tracy James, Hamilton Stephens Steele & Martin, Charlotte (2019); Jason James, Bell, Davis & Pitt, Charlotte (2020); Bentford “Ben” Martin, Hamilton Stephens Steele & Martin, Charlotte (2021); Erik Rosenwood, Rosenwood, Rose & Litwak, Charlotte (2022); Arty Bolick II, Brooks Pierce, Raleigh (2023).

 


CORPORATE COUNSEL

Greg Murphy, Nucor, Charlotte

Noel Anderson, Daly Seven Hotels, Greensboro;
David Boaz, Replacements Ltd., Greensboro;
Christopher F. Bucholtz, RTI International, Durham;
J. Ford Eubanks, UNC Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill;
John N. Fleming, McGuire Wood & Bissette, Asheville;
Paul Jason Griffin, The Select Group, Raleigh;
Kimberly S. Owens, Nuveen, Charlotte;
Stuart Hale Russell, Truliant, Winston-Salem;
Katherine Twiddy, AutoCruitment, Raleigh;
Michael L. Wilson, Northwood Ravin LLC, Charlotte;
Brian K Zuercher, Duke University School of Law, Durham

Hall of Fame: James E. Creekman, First Citizens Bank & Trust Co., Raleigh (2003); Douglas R. Edwards, Wachovia, Charlotte (2005); Stephen K. Coss, Sonic Automotive, Charlotte (2006); Keith Smith, Carolinas HealthCare System, Charlotte (2007); John Taggart, Genworth Financial, Raleigh (2008); B. Judd Hartman, Pharmaceutical Product Development, Wilmington (2009); Gaither M. Keener, Lowe’s, Mooresville (2010); Meredith B. Stone, NACCO Materials Handling Group, Greenville (2011); Lisa D. Inman,
Waste Industries USA, Raleigh (2012) Robert Wicker, General Parts International, Raleigh (2013); Michael A. Springs, Bank of America, Charlotte (2014); Santiago Estrada, Quintiles Transnational Holdings, Durham (2015); Jeffrey M. Davis, Lincoln Financial Group, Greensboro (2016); Gerald L. Walden Jr., The Fresh Market, Greensboro (2017); Andrew Spainhour, Replacements Ltd., Greensboro (2018); Chris Matton, Bandwidth Inc., Raleigh (2019); Jennifer Venable, Capitol Broadcasting Co., Raleigh (2020).

 


CORPORATE LAW

John David Love, Michael Best & Friedrich, Raleigh

Alexander R. Atchison, Young Moore, Raleigh;
Evan K. Auberry, Fox Rothschild, Greensboro;
W. Alexander Audilet, Fox Rothschild, Greensboro;
John W. Babcock, Waldrep Wall Babcock & Bailey, Winston-Salem;
Sarah Elizabeth Barnes, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, Raleigh;
Amy Meyers Batten, Smith Anderson, Raleigh;
Nicole Elizabeth Bleuer, Stephenson Law, Cary;
Scott Bowers, Baker Donelson, Raleigh;
David P. Broughton, Womble Bond Dickinson, Winston-Salem;
Brian R. Brown, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, Raleigh;
Galen G Craun III, Bell, Davis & Pitt, Winston-Salem;
G. Stephen Diab, Murchison, Taylor & Gibson, Wilmington;
James N. Duggins Jr., Tuggle Duggins, Greensboro;
Kenneth E. Eheman Jr., Wyrick Robbins, Raleigh;
John R. Erwin, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, Raleigh;
John Fallone, Fallone, Raleigh;
Paul Joseph Foley, Akerman, Winston-Salem;
John Charles Gilson, Holland & Knight, Charlotte;
John B. Hoke, McGuireWoods, Charlotte;
Cyrus M. Johnson Jr., Womble Bond Dickinson, Charlotte;
G. William Joyner III, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, Winston-Salem;
Byron B. Kirkland, Smith Anderson, Raleigh;
Stephen E. Klee, Fox Rothschild, Greensboro;
C. Caroline Grier Kraich, McGuireWoods, Charlotte;
J. Christopher Lynch, Wyrick Robbins, Raleigh;
Carmen Joseph Marzella, Marzella Law Group, Cary;
John H. McTyeire, Parker Poe, Raleigh;
Robert E. Monroe, Monroe, Wallace, Morden & Sherrill, Raleigh;
Annalise F. Perry, Wyrick Robbins, Raleigh;
Thomas Duke Ricks, Alexander Ricks, Charlotte;
Gerald F. Roach, Smith Anderson, Raleigh;
Larry E. Robbins, Wyrick Robbins, Raleigh;
Brian Everett Russ, Nelson Mullins, Charlotte;
Caroline Marie Richardson Scarff, Akerman, Winston-Salem;
Jason Robert Schneider, Schneider Law Group, Raleigh;
Scott D. Syfert, Moore & Van Allen, Charlotte;
Bryan Thompson, Surratt and Thompson, Winston-Salem;
David Lee Tkach, David Lee Tkach, Charlotte;
Amalie L. Tuffin, Hutchison, Raleigh;
Neal Steven Van Vynckt, K&L Gates, Charlotte

Hall of Fame: Russell M. Robinson II, Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson, Charlotte (2002); David L. Ward Jr., Ward and Smith, New Bern (2004); John M. Cross Jr., Brooks Pierce, Greensboro (2021); Jonathan Jenkins, Jenkins Haynes, Greensboro (2022); Rob Rust IV, Moore & Van Allen, Charlotte (2023).

 


CRIMINAL

Caitlin Poe, Williams Mullen, Raleigh

A. Brennan Aberle, Aberle Wall, Greensboro;
Daniel D. Adams, Brooks Pierce, Raleigh;
F. Hill Allen IV, Tharrington Smith, Raleigh;
James Thomas Amburgey, Amburgey Law, Asheville;
Patrick Todd Apple, Dummit Fradin, Greensboro;
Russell D. Babb, Tharrington Smith, Raleigh;
Bradley J. Bannon, Patterson Harkavy, Chapel Hill;
Andrew B. Banzhoff, Devereux Banzhoff, Asheville;
Christopher Anthony Beechler, Beechler Tomberlin, Winston-Salem;
David G. Budd II, David G. Budd, Asheville;
Jones Pharr Byrd Jr., Bell Davis & Pitt, Winston-Salem;
Timothy Michael Cannady, Jetton Meredith PLLC, Charlotte;
Ashley E. Cannon, Ashley Cannon, Statesville;
Stephen Lacy Cash, Barbour, Searson, Jones and Cash, Asheville;
Ames C. Chamberlin, Federal Public Defender’s Office, Greensboro;
Damon Chetson, The Chetson Firm, Raleigh;
Chrissy Clarke-Peckham, Chrissy Clarke-Peckham, Charlotte;
Andrew Carter Clifford, Clifford & Harris, Greensboro
Andrew Nicholas Clifford, The Clifford Law Group, Raleigh;
Christopher R. Clifton, Grace, Tisdale, Clifton, Winston-Salem;
Christopher A. Connelly, Christopher A. Connelly, Charlotte;
Brandy L. Cook, 27 District Attorney’s Office, Salisbury;
Collin Patrick Cook, Cheshire Parker Schneider, Raleigh;
David T. Courie, Beaver Courie, Fayetteville;
Kenneth F. Crow, Greene Wilson Crow & Smith, New Bern;
C. Melody Cunningham Davalos, Life Law, Raleigh;
Russell W. Dement III, Dement Askew & Johnson, Raleigh;
Christopher Ryan Detwiler, Detwiler Law, Raleigh,
Sean P. Devereux, Devereux Banzhoff, Asheville;
Niccoya Dobson, iTicket Law, Chapel Hill;
Michael Dowling, The Dowling Firm, Raleigh;
Sharon E. Dunmore, Triad Legal Group, Greensboro;
Douglas Perry Edwards, Edwards Law, Asheville;
James J. Exum, JJ Exum Law, Charlotte;
Paige Dorothy Miles Feldmann, Granados Law Group, Cary;
Anna Elizabeth Felts, Anna Smith Felts, Raleigh;
Christopher C. Fialko, Fialko Law, Charlotte;
William F. Finn Jr., Sandman, Finn & Fitzhugh, Raleigh;
Berryman J. Fitzhugh III, Sandman, Finn & Fitzhugh, Raleigh;
Deno Thomas Frangakis, Williford, Crenshaw, Boliek & Frangakis, Fayetteville;
Shana LaVerne Fulton, Brooks Pierce, Raleigh;
Joseph J. Garcia, Eric M. Williams, Durham;
Chad Garrett, Garrett Walker Aycoth & Olson, Greensboro;
Emily Gladden, Tin Fulton Walker & Owen, Raleigh;
Michael A. Grace, Grace Tisdale Clifton, Winston-Salem;
Lindsey D. Granados, Wiley Nickel, Cary;
Elizabeth Freeman Greene, Flannery Georgalis, Charlotte;
Kelly L. Greene, Greene Wilson Crow & Smith, New Bern;
Lambert Franklin Guinn, Flannery Georgalis, Charlotte;
Kristi Haddock, Haddock Law, Cary;
Christon Stephanie Halkiotis, Christon S Halkiotis, Greensboro,
William Scott Harkey, Harkey Law, Winston-Salem;
Daniel Allen Harris, Clifford & Harris, Greensboro;
Adam Hauser, Mecklenburg County Public Defender’s Office, Charlotte;
Edward L. Hedrick V, Edward L. Hedrick V, Taylorsville;
Marcus E. Hill, Marcus E. Hill, Durham;
Joseph Edward Houchin, Kaufman & Canoles, Raleigh;
Meredith Woods Hubbard, Hubbard Law, Raleigh;
Banks Hudson Huntley, Banks Huntley, Charlotte;
Bradford F. Icard, Icard Law, Charlotte;
Gintaras Krulikas, Minick Law, Wilmington;
Peter Ryburn Lamm, Peter R. Lamm Law, Greensboro;
George V. Laughrun III, Goodman, Carr, Laughrun, Levine & Greene, Charlotte;
Aaron Raymond Lee, Lee & Lee, Huntersville;
Thomas Courtenay Leitner Jr., Leitner, Bragg & Griffin, Monroe;
James Prescott Little, Hatch, Little & Bunn, Raleigh;
Thomas K. Maher, Amos Tyndall, Carrboro;
Thomas C. Manning, Manning Law, Raleigh;
T. Taylor Manning, Manning Law, Raleigh;
Joseph Alexander Marshall, Dement Askew Johnson & Marshall, Raleigh;
Clarke S. Martin, Manning Law, Raleigh;
Bruce A. Mason, Mason, Mason & Smith, Wilmington;
Duncan A. McMillan, McMillan & Smith, Raleigh;
Aria Merle, North Carolina Judicial Branch, Raleigh;
Keith Brentten Metz, Metz Law, Charlotte;
Joel Hart Miles Jr., Cheshire Parker Schneider, Raleigh;
Patrick Melton Mincey, Cranfill Sumner, Wilmington;
M. Rashad Moore, Moore Law, Graham;
John P. O’Hale, John P. O’Hale, Smithfield;
Sean Michael Olson, Garrett, Walker, Aycoth & Olson, Greensboro;
C. Melissa “Missy” Owen, Tin Fulton Walker & Owen, Charlotte;
Nicholas Patrick, Wendy Hudson & Nicholas Patrick, Thomasville;
James Ashley Pearce, James Ashley Pearce, Raleigh;
Gregory Plumides, Plumides, Romano & Johnson, Charlotte;
Bill Powers, Powers Law, Charlotte;
Jan E. Pritchett, Schlosser & Pritchett, Greensboro;
Emily Jones Queen, Burney & Jones, Wilmington;
Claire J. Rauscher, Womble Bond Dickinson, Charlotte;
Eben Turner Rawls III, Rawls, Scheer, Clary & Mingo, Charlotte;
Edd K. Roberts III, Roberts Law, Raleigh;
James F. Rutherford, James Rutherford, Wilmington;
Steven Saad, Saad Law, Raleigh;
Elisa June Salmon, Salmon Law, Lillington;
Tony Scheer, Rawls, Scheer, Clary & Mingo, Charlotte;
Adam M. Seifer, SeiferFlatow, Charlotte;
Ronald James Shook II, Ronald J. Shook, Gastonia;
Scott K. Skidmore, Farver & Skidmore, Reidsville;
William Gray Smith, Mason, Mason & Smith, Wilmington;
Roger W. Smith Jr., Tharrington Smith, Raleigh;
Blake J. Spale, Shotwell Law, Wilmington;
Ryan Stowe, Stowe Law, Salisbury;
Paul K. Sun Jr., Ellis & Winters, Raleigh;
Raymond Tarlton, Tarlton Law, Raleigh;
Noell P. Tin, Tin Fulton Walker & Owen, Charlotte;
Donald Kenneth Tisdale Jr., Grace, Tisdale & Clifton, Winston-Salem;
Anne M. Tompkins, Cadwaladar, Charlotte;
Otha B. Townsend, Seegars & Townsend, Charlotte;
Amos G. Tyndall, Amos Tyndall, Carrboro;
Jamie Vavonese, Vavonese Law, Raleigh;
Brett Thomas Wentz, Wentz Law, Wilmington;
Edwin L. West III, Brooks Pierce, Wilmington;
Norman Cole Williams, Cole Williams Law, Durham;
William D. Young IV, Hatch, Little & Bunn, Wilmington;
Joseph E. Zeszotarski Jr., Gammon, Howard & Zeszotarski, Raleigh;

Hall of Fame:  Wade M. Smith, Tharrington Smith, Raleigh (2004); James F. Wyatt III, Wyatt & Blake, Charlotte (2005); David Freedman, White and Crumpler, Winston-Salem (2006); Joseph B. Cheshire V, Cheshire, Parker, Schneider, Bryan & Vitale, Raleigh (2007); James P. Cooney III, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, Charlotte (2008); Stephen T. Smith, McMillan, Smith & Plyler, Raleigh (2009); T. Patrick Matus II, Essex Richards, Charlotte (2010); David S. Rudolf, Rudolf, Widenhouse & Fialko, Charlotte (2011); Locke T. Clifford, Clifford Clendenin & O’Hale, Greensboro (2012); Peter C. Anderson, Beveridge & Diamond, Charlotte (2013); Michael J. Greene, Goodman, Carr, Laughrun, Levine & Greene, Charlotte (2014); Robert K. Corbett III, Law Offices of Harold Cogdell Jr., Charlotte (2015); Ryan T. Smith, RTS Law Group, Charlotte (2016); George V. Laughrun II, Goodman, Carr, Laughrun, Levine & Greene, Charlotte (2017); Les Robinson, Robinson Law Firm, Greenville (2018); Wes J. Camden, Ward and Smith, Raleigh (2019); Kearns Davis, Brooks Pierce, Greensboro (2020); Cristopher L. Oring,
Oring Law, Wilmington (2021); Elliot Abrams, Cheshire Parker Schneider, Raleigh (2022); Rob Heroy, Goodman Carr Laughrun Levine & Greene, Charlotte (2023).

 


EMPLOYMENT

Alex Maultsby, Ramseur Maultsby, Greensboro

G. Bryan Adams III, Van Hoy Reutlinger Adams Pierce, Charlotte;
Heather Bell Adams, Parry Law, Chapel Hill;
Zachary S. Anstett, Parker Poe, Raleigh;
William P. Barrett, Barrett Law, Raleigh;
Patricia T. Bartis, Parker Poe, Raleigh;
Samuel Eric Bass, Venn Law, Charlotte;
Bridget A. Blinn-Spears, Maynard Nexsen, Raleigh;
Kenneth P. Carlson Jr., Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, Winston-Salem;
Connie E. Carrigan, Smith Debnam, Raleigh;
Jonathan Tristram Coffin, Johnston Allison Hord, Charlotte;
Seth R. Cohen, Deuterman Law, Greensboro;
Philip A. Collins, Bailey & Dixon, Raleigh;
Edward G. Connette III, Essex Richards, Charlotte;
Kelly Margolis Dagger, Ellis & Winters, Raleigh;
Nia Doaks, Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, Winston-Salem;
Cate Edwards, Edwards Beightol, Raleigh;
Ashley L. Felton, Michael Best & Friedrich, Raleigh;
Patrick H. Flanagan, Cranfill Sumner, Raleigh;
Jared Edgar Gardner, Gardner Skelton, Charlotte;
Philip J. Gibbons Jr., Gibbons Law, Charlotte;
Elizabeth R. Gift, Ogletree Deakins, Charlotte;
Marc E. Gustafson, Bell, Davis & Pitt, Charlotte;
Holly Hammer, Hammer Law, Raleigh;
Michael Clyde Harman, Harman Law, Huntersville;
Katie Weaver Hartzog, Hartzog Law, Raleigh;
Sean Franklin Herrmann, Herrmann Murphy, Charlotte;
Elizabeth Binion Hilker, EMP Law, Charlotte;
Philip Andrew Hinson, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, Charlotte;
J. Travis Hockaday, Smith Anderson, Raleigh;
Benjamin J. Holland, Ogletree Deakins, Charlotte;
Paul Siegfried Holscher, Ogletree Deakins, Raleigh;
Tamara Lynn Huckert, Strianese Huckert, Charlotte;
John C. Hunter, John C. Hunter, Asheville;
Charles E. Johnson, Robinson Bradshaw, Charlotte;
Lori P. Jones, Jordan Price Wall Gray Jones Carlton, Raleigh;
Kevin S. Joyner, Ogletree Deakins, Raleigh;
Patrick E. Kelly, Johnston Allison Hord, Charlotte;
Rosemary Gill Kenyon, Smith Anderson, Raleigh;
Michael A. Kornbluth, Kornbluth Ginsberg, Durham;
Dena Beth Langley, Brooks Pierce, Greensboro;
Roberta King Latham, King Latham, Winston-Salem;
Wood W. Lay, Moore & Van Allen, Charlotte
Matthew E. Lee, Milberg, Raleigh;
Catherine E. Lee, Hedrick Gardner, Raleigh;
Andrew William Legg, Kornbluth Ginsberg, Durham;
Mary-Ann Leon, Leon Law, Greenville;
Xavier Lightfoot, Ward and Smith, Raleigh;
Kathleen K. Lucchesi, Jackson Lewis, Charlotte;
Daniel Christopher Lyon, EMP Law, Charlotte;
Alice Y. Magnuson, Wyrick Robbins, Raleigh;
Emily G. Massey, Ward and Smith, Raleigh;
Christine Fernicola Mayhew, Anderson Jones, Raleigh;
Karin M. McGinnis, Moore & Van Allen, Charlotte;
Michael Douglas McKnight, Ogletree Deakins, Raleigh;
William Joseph McMahon IV, Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, Winston-Salem;
Andrew K. McVey, Murchison, Taylor & Gibson, Wilmington;
J. Griffin Morgan, EMP Law, Winston-Salem;
Alice N. Moscicki, McGuireWoods, Charlotte;
Kevin Patrick Murphy, Herrmann Murphy, Charlotte;
Laura Lee Noble, Noble Law, Charlotte;
William Augustus Oden III, Ward and Smith, Wilmington;
Daniel J. Palmieri, Wyrick Robbins, Raleigh;
Sunny Panyanouvong-Rubeck, HKM Employment Attorneys, Charlotte;
Sanyam D. Parikh, Wyrick Robbins, Raleigh;
Linda Nicole Patino, L. Nicole Patino, Greensboro;
Jeffrey D. Patton, Spilman Thomas & Battle, Winston-Salem;
J. Heydt Philbeck, Bailey Dixon, Raleigh;
John E. Pueschel, Womble Bond Dickinson, Winston-Salem;
Richard L. Rainey, Womble Bond Dickinson, Charlotte;
Sabrina P. Rockoff, McGuire Wood & Bissette, Asheville;
Nicholas J. Sanservin Jr., Edwards Beightol, Raleigh;
Robert A. Sar, Ogletree Deakins PC, Raleigh;
Jeremy Regan Sayre, Fox Rothschild, Raleigh;
Edward S. Schenk III, Williams Mullen, Raleigh;
Kerry A. Shad, Smith Anderson, Raleigh;
Brandon M. Shelton, Ogletree Deakins, Charlotte;
Mimi Soule, Soule Employment Law, Raleigh;
Shannon Sumerell Spainhour, Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, Asheville;
Sarah Jo Spangenburg, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, Raleigh;
Theresa M. Sprain, Womble Bond Dickinson, Raleigh;
T. Cullen Stafford, Wyrick Robbins, Raleigh;
David Erik Stevens, Johnston Allison Hord, Charlotte;
Phillip John Strach, Nelson Mullins, Raleigh;
Christopher Robert Strianese, Strianese Huckert, Charlotte;
Jill Susanne Stricklin, Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, Winston-Salem;
Tory I. Summey, Parker Poe, Charlotte;
Jessica Beauvais Thaller-Moran, Brooks Pierce, Raleigh;
Linda D. Tindall, Wyrick Robbins, Raleigh;
Allison Clarice Tomberlin, Beechler Tomberlin, Winston-Salem;
Benton Louis Toups, Cranfill Sumner, Wilmington;
Joshua Reed Van Kampen, Van Kampen Law, Charlotte;
Stase Vonsiatsky, Oxner + Permar, Charlotte;
Jonathan  Wall, Higgins Benjamin, Greensboro;
Kyle T. Watson, Watson Law, Charlotte;
Hayley Roper Wells, Ward and Smith, Asheville;
Laura J. Wetsch, Winslow Wetsch, Raleigh;
Devon Diane Williams, Ward and Smith, Raleigh;
Jeremy R. Williams, Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips Grossman, Raleigh;
Benjamin Winikoff, EMP Law, Winston-Salem;
Virginia M. Wooten, Ogletree Deakins, Charlotte;
Kathleen N. Worm, Worm Law, Raleigh;
John A. Zaloom, Moore & Van Allen, Charlotte;

Hall of Fame:  Philip M. Van Hoy, Van Hoy, Reutlinger, Adams & Dunn, Charlotte (2002); George J. Oliver, Smith Moore, Raleigh (2003); Penni Pearson Bradshaw, Constangy, Brooks & Smith, Winston-Salem (2004); Jonathan R. Harkavy, Patterson Harkavy, Greensboro (2005); Patricia L. Holland, Jackson Lewis, Cary (2006); Louis L. Lesesne Jr., Essex Richards, Charlotte (2007); Robert M. Elliot, Elliot Pishko Morgan, Winston-Salem (2008); Sarah J. Kromer, Sara J. Kromer, Charlotte (2009); Susan Brown Grady, SPX, Charlotte (2010); Lisa Grafstein, Disability Rights North Carolina, Raleigh (2011); N. Renee Hughes, Essex Richards, Charlotte (2012); W. Randall Loftis Jr., Constangy, Brooks & Smith, Winston-Salem (2013); Amie F. Carmack, Morningstar Law Group, Morrisville (2014); Nicole Gardner, Gardner Skelton, Charlotte (2015); Mike Okun, Patterson Harkavy, Chapel Hill (2016); Bryan L. Tyson, Marcellino & Tyson, Charlotte (2017); Susie Gibbons, Poyner Spruill, Raleigh (2018); Denise Smith Cline, Law Offices of Denise Smith Cline, Raleigh (2019); Kyle R. Still, Wyrick Robbins, Raleigh (2020); David C. Lindsay, K&L Gates, Charlotte (2021); Meredith Jeffries, Alexander Ricks, Charlotte (2022); Patti W. Ramseur, Ramseur Maultsby, Greensboro (2023).

 


ENVIRONMENTAL

Natalie D. Potter, Essex Richards, Charlotte

Stanford D. Baird, K&L Gates, Raleigh;
F. Bryan Brice Jr., F. Bryan Brice Jr., Raleigh;
Charles S. Carter, Earth and Water Law, Raleigh;
Billy Clarke, Roberts & Stevens, Asheville;
Boyd Alexander Correll Jr., Caudle & Spears, Charlotte;
Hayes Jernigan Finley, Womble Bond Dickinson, Raleigh;
John M. Flynn, Carruthers & Roth, Greensboro;
David A. Franchina, McGuireWoods, Charlotte;
Robert J. King III, Brooks Pierce, Greensboro;
Steven J. Levitas, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, Raleigh;
Alan H. McConnell, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, Raleigh;
Peter J. McGrath Jr., Moore & Van Allen, Charlotte;
Kathleen Elizabeth Perkins, Hunton Andrews Kurth, Charlotte;
Melissa A. Romanzo, Robinson Bradshaw, Charlotte;
Amanda Kitchen Short, Parker Poe, Charlotte;
Benjamin William Smith, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, Raleigh;
Benjamin Lee Snowden, Fox Rothschild, Raleigh;
Mona Lisa Wallace, Wallace & Graham, Salisbury;
Steven D. Weber, Parker Poe, Charlotte;
James Smarr Whitlock, Davis Whitlock, Asheville;
Whitney Wallace Williams, Wallace & Graham, Salisbury;
Noelle E. Wooten, Nelson Mullins, Charlotte;
I. Clark Wright, Davis Hartman Wright, New Bern;

Hall of Fame:  Charles D. Case, Hunton & Williams, Raleigh (2002; 2003); H. Glenn Dunn, Poyner Spruill, Raleigh (2004); George W. House, Brooks Pierce, Greensboro (2005); William D. Dannelly, Hunton & Williams, Raleigh (2006); Benne C. Hutson, Helms Mulliss & Wicker, Charlotte (2007); Amos C. Dawson III, Williams Mullen, Raleigh (2008); Richard C. Gaskins Jr., Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation, Charlotte (2009); Stephen W. Earp, Smith Moore Leatherwood, Greensboro (2010); Ramona Cunningham O’Bryant, Smith Moore Leatherwood, Greensboro (2011); William Clarke, Roberts & Stevens, Asheville (2012); Grady L. Shields, Wyrick Robbins, Raleigh (2013); Craig A. Bromby, Hunton & Williams, Raleigh (2014); Garry S. Rice, Duke Energy, Charlotte (2015); Sean M. Sullivan, Troutman Sanders, Raleigh (2016); Carol Jones Van Buren, Van Buren Law, Charlotte (2017); Steve Berlin, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, Winston-Salem (2018); Keith Johnson, Poyner Spruill, Raleigh (2019); Amy Wang, Ward and Smith, New Bern (2020); Susan H. Cooper, Womble Bond Dickinson, Charlotte (2021); Mary Katherine Stukes, Moore & Van Allen, Charlotte (2022); Amy Rickers, Johnston Allison Hord, Charlotte (2023).

 


FAMILY

Heidi Bloom, Wyrick Robbins, Raleigh

Carole R. Albright, Black, Slaughter & Black, Greensboro;
Janet Haney Amburgey, GHMA Law, Asheville;
Marcia H. Armstrong, Armstrong Law Firm, Smithfield;
Matthew Robert Arnold, Arnold & Smith, Charlotte;
Lillie Ashworth, Marshall & Taylor, Raleigh;
Carly Grace Baker, Wake Family Law Group, Raleigh;
Margaret Aiken Barrow, Tharrington Smith, Raleigh;
Rachel Carter Beard, Wake Family Law Group, Raleigh;
Jennifer Bell, Strickland Agner Pittman, Goldsboro;
Shelby D. Benton, Benton Family Law, Goldsboro;
Tamla Tymus Beverly, Tymus Beverly, Raleigh;
Andrea Bosquez-Porter, Bosquez Porter Family Law, Raleigh;
Jennifer M. Bradley, Triangle Smart Divorce, Cary;
Molly Lyle Brazil, Dummit Fradin, Greensboro;
Andrew Steven Brendle, Soni Brendle, Winston-Salem;
Amy Lynn Britt, Parker Bryan Family Law, Raleigh;
Chad M. Buckingham, Regent Law, Charlotte;
Laura B. Burt, Wofford Burt, Charlotte;
Lindsay Byers, Dummit Fradin, Winston-Salem;
Ashley B. Bonomini, Sodoma Law North, Charlotte;
Adrienne R. Cherry, Leitner, Bragg & Griffin, Monroe;
Holden Blake Clark, Hometown Counsel, Gastonia;
James A. Clyburn, J. Albert Clyburn, Wilmington;
Charles W. Coltrane, Coltrane & Overfield, Greensboro;
Michelle D. Connell, Cranfill Sumner, Raleigh;
Stephen Corby, Emblem Legal, Charlotte;
Amanda Marie Cubit, Dozier Miller Law Group, Charlotte;
Jessica Ketchem Culver, Dummit Fradin, Greensboro;
Samuel Thomas Currin II, Rik Lovett & Associates, Raleigh;
Nicholas Lee Cushing, Miller Bowles Cushing, Charlotte;
Tayler Raine d’Alelio, Parker Bryan Family Law, Raleigh;
Paul A. DeJesse Jr., Hatcher Law Group, Charlotte;
Kavita Christina Desai, James, McElroy & Diehl, Charlotte;
Nathalie M. Doran, Wilson, Reives, Silverman & Doran, Sanford;
Nicole Applefield Engel, Johnston Allison Hord, Charlotte;
Steven Bruce Epstein, Poyner Spruill, Raleigh;
David W. Erdman, Erdman Hockfield, Charlotte;
Candace Strickland Faircloth, Collins Family Law Group, Monroe;
Christine R. Farrell, Mulligan Attorneys, Wilmington;
Jonathan Daniel Feit, James, McElroy & Diehl, Charlotte;
Marilyn Feuchs-Marker, Fox Rothschild, Greensboro;
Joshua L. Finney, Sodoma Law, Charlotte;
Katherine Wiggins Fisher, Battle Winslow, Rocky Mount;
Kathryn Foster Fowler, Fitzgerald Hanna & Sullivan, Raleigh;
Kyle Frost, Offit Kurman, Charlotte;
Katherine Ann Frye, Frye Law, Raleigh;
Maren Tallent Funk, Godley Glazer + Funk, Mooresville;
Chelsea Elise Gajewski, Sodoma Law, Charlotte;
Kaylan M. Gaudio, Sodoma Law, Charlotte;
Wesley Peter Gelb, Connell & Gelb, Raleigh;
Seth Andrew Glazer, Godley Glazer + Funk, Mooresville;
Kelley Louise Gondring, Gondring Law, Winston-Salem;
Nancy M. Grace, Wake Family Law Group, Raleigh;
Marli Dabareiner Grady, Godley Glazer + Funk, Cornelius;
Jordan Marie Griffin, Leitner, Bragg & Griffin, Monroe;
Jordan Hardy Gross, Stauff & Gross, Raleigh;
Monica R. Guy, Kurtz Whitley Guy Sanders & Rainey, Winston-Salem;
Michael S. Harrell, Manning Fulton & Skinner, Raleigh;
Tia G. Hartley, Tia G. Hartley, Charlotte;
James Gregory Hatcher, Hatcher Law Group, Charlotte;
R. Maria Hawkins, Wyrick Robbins, Raleigh;
Jessica B. Heffner, Wyrick Robbins, Raleigh;
Penelope Lazarou Hefner, Sodoma Law, Charlotte;
Kara Q. Helms, The Helms Firm, Winston-Salem;
Kimberly Herron, Tamela T. Wallace, Charlotte;
Molly Amanda Hilburn-Holte, ER Law, Greensboro;
David Eric Holm, Parker Bryan Family Law, Holly Springs;
Paul Doughton Horton, Sodoma Law, Charlotte;
Evan Horwitz, Tharrington Smith, Raleigh;
Christine Houston, Collins Family & Elder Law Group, Monroe;
Hilary Workman Hux, Garrett, Walker, Aycoth & Olson, Greensboro
Clara Ann Ignich, Bell, Davis & Pitt, Winston-Salem;
Paige E. Inman, Ward and Smith, Wilmington,
Juliana S. Inman, Ward and Smith, New Bern;
Jill Schnabel Jackson, Jackson Family Law, Raleigh;
Stephanie Jenkins, Parker Bryan Family Law, Raleigh;
Jonathan Mack Jerkins, Jerkins Family Law, Raleigh;
Emily Catherine Jeske, Bosquez Porter Family Law, Raleigh;
Richard B. Johnson, Plumides, Romano & Johnson, Charlotte;
Bradley C. “Brad” Jones, Parker Bryan Family Law, Morehead City;
Jana Kelly Jones, Jana K. Jones, Charlotte;
David Meade Kern, James, McElroy & Diehl, Charlotte;
Irene Patrice King, King Collaborative Family Law, Charlotte;
Kate A.D. Kovats, Kate A.D. Kovats, Charlotte;
Carolyn Lovejoy Krueger-Andes, Hamilton Stephens Steele + Martin, Charlotte;
David Matthew Krusch, Plumides, Romano & Johnson, Charlotte;
Jon B. Kurtz, Kurtz Whitley Guy Sanders & Rainey, Winston-Salem;
Dara Duncan Larson, Duncan Larson Law, Charlotte;
Daniel Larson, Duncan Larson Law, Charlotte;
Lydia Bree Laughrun, Essex Richards, Charlotte;
James W. Lea III, The Lea Schultz Law Firm, Wilmington;
Kyle Wesley LeBlanc, Hamilton Stephens Steele + Martin, Charlotte;
Lisa LeFante, Triangle Smart Divorce, Cary;
Tiffany Anne Lesnik, Lesnik Family Law, Raleigh;
Lauren Vaughn Lewis, Essex Richards, Charlotte;
Alexa Noelle Litt, Collins Family & Elder Law Group, Monroe;
Kristen Longmire, The Law Corner, Raleigh;
Rik Lovett, Rik Lovett & Associates, Raleigh;
Jeffrey E. Marshall, Marshall & Taylor, Raleigh;
Justin L. Mauney, Wake Family Law Group, Raleigh;
David Michael McCleary, Dozier Miller Law Group, Charlotte;
Laura Anderson McCoy, Howard, McCoy & Bolton, Raleigh;
Patrick S. McCroskey, GHMA Law, Asheville;
Joy Gragg McIver, Montford Family Law, Asheville;
Benjamin McLawhorn, McLawhorn & Russell, Raleigh;
John P. McNeil, McNeil Law Firm, Raleigh;
Jonathan Stephen Melton, Gailor Hunt Davis Taylor & Gibbs, Raleigh;
Christopher D. Miller, Miller Bowles Cushing, Charlotte;
Jennifer P. Moore, Marcellino & Tyson, Charlotte;
Barbara R. Morgenstern, Morgenstern & Associates, Greensboro;
Gena G. Morris, James, McElroy & Diehl, Charlotte;
Bethany M. Mulhern, Miller Bowles Cushing, Charlotte;
Anna Warburton Munroe, Allman Spry, Winston-Salem;
Erica R. Nesmith, The Nesmith Firm, Charlotte;
Corey Alexander Noland, Arnold & Smith, Charlotte;
Daniel O’Malley, McIlveen Family Law, Raleigh;
Steven Blaine Ockerman, Epperson Law Group, Charlotte;
W. Carey Parker, Harbinson Parker, Statesville;
Kisha Patel, McIlveen Family Law Firm, Raleigh;
Cheri Patrick, Patrick Law, Durham;
Carolyn T. Peacock, Peacock Family Law, New Bern;
Chelsea Anderson Peele, Cordell & Cordell, Greensboro;
LeeAnne Quattrucci, LeeAnne Quattrucci, Wilmington;
Lauren Taylor Quinn, Ward and Smith, New Bern;
Bennett D. Rainey, Kurtz Whitley Guy Sanders & Rainey, Winston-Salem;
Katherine Adkins Rech, Rech Law, Charlotte;
Andrew Charles Rheingrover, Conrad Trosch & Kemmy, Charlotte;
Mark D. Riopel, Hamilton Stephens Steele + Martin, Charlotte;
Kimberly R. Robertson, Dozier Miller Law Group, Charlotte;
Stephen Edward Robertson, Stephen E. Robertson, Greensboro;
Casey Taylor Robinson, Garrett, Walker, Aycoth & Olson, Greensboro;
William F. Rogers Jr., Billick Rogers, Concord;
Rachel D. Rogers Hamrick, Tom Bush Law Group, Charlotte;
Michael Romano, Plumides, Romano & Johnson, Charlotte;
Thomas R. Sallenger, Sallenger Law, Wilson;
Claire Joanne Samuels, Charlotte Collaborative Divorce Professionals, Charlotte;
Deborah Sandlin, Sandlin Family Law Group, Raleigh;
Linda B. Sayed, Block, Crouch, Keeter, Behm & Sayed, Wilmington;
Ryan Binderup Schultz, Lea/Schultz Law, Wilmington;
David Kenneth Self, David Self Law, Cornelius;
Abigail Comfort Seymour, Camino Law, Greensboro;
Jim Siemens, Siemens Family Law Group, Asheville;
Susan Sullivan Simos, Craige Jenkins Liipfert & Walker, Winston-Salem;
Tonya Graser Smith, Grasersmith, Charlotte;
Sean P. Smith, Grasersmith, Charlotte;
Megan E. Spidell, Spidell Family Law, Greensboro;
Dale Virginia Stephenson, Ward Family Law Group, Cary;
Robin J. Stinson, Bell, Davis & Pitt, Winston-Salem;
Alice Stubbs, Tharrington Smith, Raleigh;
Carrie Tortora, Tortora Family Law, Raleigh;
John Paul Tsahakis, James, McElroy & Diehl, Charlotte;
Shannan Barclay Tuorto, Tuorto Family Law, Asheville;
Zachary Michael Underwood, Wake Family Law Group, Raleigh;
Meghan A. Van Vynckt, Cordes Law, Charlotte;
Theresa Eileen Viera, Modern Legal, Charlotte;
Adam Vorhis, Asheville Family Law Group, Asheville;
Jammie Lynn Wacenske, Matheson & Associates, Raleigh;
Tamela T. Wallace, Tamela T. Wallace, Charlotte;
Danielle Jessica Walle, Marcellino & Tyson, Charlotte;
Elise Morgan Whitley, Kurtz Whitley Guy Sanders & Rainey, Winston-Salem;
Lindsay Woodard Willis, Rosen Law Firm, Raleigh;
Anna N. Westmoreland, Westmoreland Legal, Charlotte;
Rebecca Wofford, Wofford Burt, Charlotte;
Tiasha L. Wray, Wray Law Firm, Charlotte;
Melissa Davis Wright, Block, Crouch, Keeter, Behm & Sayed, Wilmington;
Arlene M. Zipp, Roberson Haworth & Reese, High Point;

Hall of Fame:  John H. Parker, Cheshire, Parker, Schneider, Bryan & Vitale, Raleigh (2007); Carlyn Poole (retired), Tharrington Smith, Raleigh (2008); Richard D. Stephens, Dozier, Miller, Pollard & Murphy, Charlotte (2009); Lana S. Warlick, Law Office of Lana S. Warlick, Jacksonville (2010); Michael F. Schilawski, Wake Family Law Group, Raleigh (2011); D. Caldwell Barefoot Jr., Barefoot Family Law, Raleigh (2012); Stan Brown, Hamilton Stephens Steele + Martin, Charlotte (2013); Lori M. Vitale, Vitale Family Law, Raleigh (2014); Kimberly Bryan, Cheshire Parker Schneider & Bryan, Raleigh (2015); Rob Blair, Essex Richards, Charlotte (2016); Afi S. Johnson-Parris, Ward Black Law, Greensboro (2017); Chris Eatmon, Eatmon Law Firm, Wake Forest (2018); Kristin M. Hampson, Hampson Family Law, Raleigh (2019); Mariana Godwin, Barefoot Family Law, Raleigh (2020); Cary Close, Close Smith Family Law, Raleigh (2021); Richard Gantt, Gantt Family Law, Raleigh (2022); Ketan P. Soni, Soni Brendle, Charlotte (2023).

 


IMMIGRATION

Laura Deddish Burton, Fox Rothschild, Greensboro

Shauna A. Arroyo, Arroyo Law, Raleigh;
Cynthia A. Aziz, Aziz Law Firm, Charlotte;
Omar Baloch, Law Offices of Omar Baloch, Raleigh;
Penni B. Bradshaw, Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, Winston-Salem;
Rosa Maria Corriveau, Ogletree Deakins, Raleigh;
Jennifer Cory, Womble Bond Dickinson, Charlotte;
David Andrew Creech, David Creech Law Firm, Wilmington;
Amanda Carrano Franklin, Moore & Van Allen, Charlotte;
Steven H. Garfinkel, Garfinkel Immigration Law Firm, Charlotte;
Vanessa Ann Gonzalez, Vanessa A. Gonzalez, Wilmington;
Rebekah Goncarovs Grafton, Fay Grafton Nunez, Raleigh;
Jordan Forsythe Greer, Cauley Forsythe Immigration, Charlotte;
Hannah Faith Little, Garfinkel Immigration Law Firm, Charlotte;
Catherine Lafferty Magennis, Garfinkel Immigration Law Firm, Charlotte;
Jeremy L. McKinney, McKinney Immigration Law, Greensboro;
George N. Miller, Dozier Miller Law Group, Charlotte;
Colleen Forcina Molner, Garfinkel Immigration Law Firm, Charlotte;
Thomas Spencer Morrow, Butler, Quinn & Hochman, Charlotte;
Ana Sofia Nunez, Fay Grafton Nunez, Raleigh;
Jorge Ivan Pardo, Pardo Law Firm, Charlotte;
Helen Louise Parsonage, EMP Law, Winston-Salem;
John L. Pinnix, Allen Pinnix, Raleigh;
Susan Waller Ramos, Womble Bond Dickinson, Charlotte;
Emily Elizabeth Scotton, EMP Law, Winston-Salem;
Stephen Hugh Smalley, Ogletree Deakins, Raleigh;
Julie Christine Spahn, Spahn Law Firm, Charlotte;
Helen Laura Tarokic, Helen Tarokic Law, Wilmington;
Douglas Bradley Thie, Clawson and Staubes, Charlotte;
Joan M. Waldron, Waldron Law Firm, Matthews;
Elizabeth Ann Wood, EA Wood Law, New Bern

Hall of Fame: Laura Edgerton, Edgerton Immigration Law, Raleigh (2018); Gerard M. “Gerry” Chapman, Chapman Law Firm, Greensboro (2019); Murali Bashyam, Bashyam Shah, Raleigh (2020); Gigi Gardner, Gardner Gordon, Charlotte, Raleigh (2021); Devon Senges, Dummit Fradin Attorneys at Law, Greensboro (2022); Benjamin A. Snyder, Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi, Charlotte (2023).

 


INTELLECTUAL

John Owen, Coats & Bennett, Cary

Alton Luther Absher III, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, Winston-Salem;
Ani Agrawal, NK Patent Law, Charlotte;
Albert P. Allan, Allan IP Litigation, Charlotte;
Michael J. Allen, Carruthers & Roth, Greensboro;
Stephen Smith Ashley Jr., Ashley Law Firm, Charlotte;
Sloan L.E. Carpenter, Parker Poe, Raleigh;
Carla Hermida Clements, Womble Bond Dickinson, Charlotte;
Kathryn Gusmer Cole, Moore & Van Allen, Charlotte;
Ticora Elaine Davis, The Creator’s Law Firm, Charlotte;
Arthur J. Debaugh, Bell, Davis & Pitt, Winston-Salem;
Angela Powers Doughty, Ward and Smith, New Bern;
Nicolas Eason, Smith Anderson, Raleigh;
Amy H. Fix, Barnes Thornburg, Raleigh;
Eva Gullick Frongello, Smith Anderson, Raleigh;
Darrell A. Fruth, Smith Anderson, Raleigh;
Stephen D. Gardner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, Winston-Salem;
Michelle M. Glessner, Moore & Van Allen, Charlotte;
Arlene D. Hanks, Moore & Van Allen, Charlotte;
Rebecca E. Harasimowicz, Moore & Van Allen, Charlotte;
William G. Heedy, Van Winkle Law Firm, Asheville;
Blake Patrick Hurt, Tuggle Duggins, Greensboro;
Ashley Johnson, Dogwood Patent and Trademark Law, Raleigh;
John Timothy Kivus, Morningstar Law Group, Raleigh;
Shawna Cannon Lemon, Stanek Lemon, Raleigh;
James L. Lester, MacCord Mason, Greensboro;
Robert Joseph Morris, Smith Anderson, Raleigh;
John Morrow, Womble Bond Dickinson, Winston-Salem;
Justin Robert Nifong, NK Patent Law, Raleigh;
Kelli Ovies, Womble Bond Dickinson, Raleigh;
Gavin Bryce Parsons, Coats & Bennett, Cary;
William Kevin Ransom, Moore & Van Allen, Charlotte;
Erica BE Rogers, Ward and Smith, Raleigh;
David W. Sar, Brooks Pierce, Greensboro;
Trevor P. Schmidt, Hutchison, Raleigh;
Jeffrey J. Schwartz, Schwartz Law Firm, Charlotte;
Andrew R. Shores, Williams Mullen, Raleigh;
Reinier R. Smit, Tuggle Duggins, Greensboro;
Jason M. Sneed, Sneed, Davidson;
Eric Stevens, Poyner Spruill, Raleigh;
Todd C. Taylor, Moore & Van Allen, Charlotte;
Steven N. Terranova, Withrow Terranova, Cary;
Christopher M. Thomas, Parker Poe, Raleigh;
Christina Davidson Trimmer, Shumaker Loop & Kendrick, Charlotte;
Robert Charles Van Arnam, Williams Mullen, Raleigh;
Jennifer Van Doren, Morningstar Law Group, Raleigh;
Thomas Glenn Varnum, Brooks Pierce, Wilmington;
Devon E. White, Wyrick Robbins, Raleigh;
Lance S. White, Apollo Sports & Entertainment Law Group, Charlotte;
Benjamin Withrow, Withrow + Terranova, Cary

Hall of Fame: Mitchell S. Bigel, Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, Raleigh (2002; 2003); Kenneth D. Sibley, Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, Raleigh (2004); Wesley Thaddeus Adams III, Adams Evans, Charlotte (2005); J. Scott Evans, Yahoo!, Charlotte (2006); Philip Summa, Summa, Allan & Additon, Charlotte (2007); Susan Freya Olive, Olive & Olive, Durham (2008); David M. Carter, Carter & Schnedler, Asheville (2009); David M. Krasnow, Smith Moore Leatherwood, Raleigh (2010); William J. Mason, MacCord Mason, Wilmington (2011); E. Eric Mills, Ward and Smith, New Bern (2012); Anthony Biller, Coats & Bennett, Cary (2013); Larry L. Coats, Coats & Bennett, Cary (2014); Sarah E. Nagae, Triangle Trademarks, Raleigh (2015); Maury M. Tepper III, Tepper & Eyster, Raleigh (2016); John C. Nipp, Additon, Higgins & Pendleton, Charlotte (2017); Matthew Ladenheim, Trego, Hines & Ladenheim, Charlotte (2018); Julie H. Richardson, Myers Bigel, Raleigh (2019); Russ Racine, Cranfill Sumner, Charlotte (2020); Rick McDermott, McDermott IP Law, Charlotte (2021); Rebecca Crandall, McGuire Wood & Bissette, Asheville (2022); Kimberly Bullock Gatling, Fox Rothschild, Greensboro (2023).

 


LITIGATION

W. Scott Jones, Searson, Jones, Gottschalk & Cash, Asheville

Douglas B. Abrams, Abrams & Abrams, Raleigh;
Noah Breen Abrams, Abrams & Abrams, Raleigh;
Eric M. Albright, Fox Rothschild, Greensboro;
David Neal Allen, Allen Chesson, Charlotte;
Karl J. Amelchenko, Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips Grossman, Raleigh;
Chad Alan Archer, Blanco Tackabery Attorneys, Winston-Salem;
Katherine Marie Barber-Jones, Hartzog Law Group, Raleigh;
Dauna L. Bartley, The Brocker Law Firm, Cary;
Stephen Mark Bennett, Arnold & Smith, Charlotte;
Jonathan A. Berkelhammer, Ellis & Winters, Greensboro;
Ryan D. Bolick, Cranfill Sumner, Charlotte;
Robert C. Bowers, Moore & Van Allen, Charlotte;
J. Bryan Boyd, Edwards Beightol, Raleigh;
Ashley Kamphaus Brathwaite, Ellis & Winters, Raleigh;
Seth Peter Buskirk, Clark, Newton & Evans, Wilmington;
Anthony T. Capitano, Erwin, Capitano & Moss, Charlotte;
Andrew S. Chamberlin, Ellis & Winters, Greensboro;
Benjamin Smith Chesson, Allen Chesson, Charlotte;
Steven Corriveau, Martin & Jones, Raleigh;
Richard A. Coughlin, Fox Rothschild, Greensboro;
Dale A. Curriden, Van Winkle Law Firm, Asheville;
Eric M. David, Brooks Pierce, Raleigh;
Alexandra “Alli” Davidson, Moore & Van Allen, Charlotte;
Kearns Davis, Brooks Pierce, Greensboro;
Brian Forrest Davis, Davis Law Group, Asheville;
Michael D. DeFrank, Wyrick Robbins, Raleigh;
Jessica C. Dixon, Parker Poe, Charlotte;
J. Nicholas Ellis, Poyner Spruill, Rocky Mount;
Thomas Russell Ferguson III, Womble Bond Dickinson, Charlotte;
Andrew Larry Fitzgerald, Fitzgerald Litigation, Winston-Salem;
Paul T. Flick, Miller Monroe & Plyler, Raleigh;
J. Scott Flowers, Hutchens Law Firm, Fayetteville;
Deedee Rouse Gasch, Cranfill Sumner, Wilmington;
Charles George, Wyrick Robbinsn, Raleigh;
Matthew W. Georgitis, Spilman Thomas & Battle, Winston-Salem;
Reginald B. Gillespie Jr., Wilson Ratledge, Raleigh;
Jeffrey C. Grady, J. Grady Law, Charlotte;
Christopher T. Graebe, Morningstar Law Group, Raleigh;
William T. Graham, John Locke Foundation, Raleigh;
Dustin Timothy Greene, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, Winston-Salem;
Kirkland Hardymon, Rayburn Cooper & Durham, Charlotte;
L. Cooper Harrell, Mullins Duncan Harrell & Russell, Greensboro;
J.D. Hensarling, Vann Attorneys, Raleigh;
John Alexander Heroy, James, McElroy & Diehl, Charlotte;
Michael James Hoefling, Johnston Allison Hord, Charlotte;
Dana H. Hoffman, Young Moore and Henderson, Raleigh;
Ryan Hoffman, Alexander Ricks, Charlotte;
Gregory G. Holland, Fox Rothschild, Greensboro;
John W. Holton, Miller Monroe Plyler, Raleigh;
Mallory G. Horne, Teague Rotenstreich Stanaland Fox & Holt, Greensboro;
Ann Patton Hornthal, Roberts & Stevens, Asheville;
Matthew Thomas Houston, K&L Gates, Raleigh;
John Hughes, Wallace & Graham, Salisbury;
Michael Ingersoll, Womble Bond Dickinson, Charlotte;
Jason Burke James, JD Law Carolinas, Charlotte;
Shannon Joseph, Morningstar Law Group, Raleigh;
Lori R. Keeton, Law Offices of Lori Keeton, Charlotte;
Christopher R. Kiger, Smith Anderson, Raleigh;
Charles Bailey King Jr., Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, Charlotte;
Kimberly Jill Kirk, Johnston Allison Hord, Charlotte;
Heryka Rodriguez Knoespel, McGuireWoods, Charlotte;
Adam Langino, Langino Law, Chapel Hill;
Kenneth T. Lautenschlager, Johnston Allison Hord, Charlotte;
Trey Lindley, Lindley Law, Charlotte;
Harrison A. Lord, Lord Law Firm, Charlotte;
Jocelyn Mitnaul Mallette, McGuireWoods, Raleigh;
John P. Marshall, White Allen, Kinston;
Dennis Lee Martin Jr., Roberts & Stevens, Asheville;
Thomas Richmond McPherson III, McGuireWoods, Charlotte;
Viral Mehta, Mehta & McConnell, Charlotte;
Carrie Meigs, Michael Best & Friedrich, Raleigh;
Samuel C. Merritt, Moore & Van Allen, Charlotte;
Jeffrey R. Monroe, Miller Monroe & Plyler, Raleigh;
Jacob M. Morse, Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips Grossman, Raleigh;
Allison Mullins, Turning Point Litigation, Greensboro;
Sammy Naji, Triangle Legal, Cary;
Brandon S. Neuman, Nelson Mullins, Raleigh;
J. Thomas Neville, Yarborough, Winters & Neville, Fayetteville;
Lauren O. Newton, Tin Fulton Walker & Owen, Charlotte;
Amanda Pickens Nitto, Robinson Bradshaw, Charlotte;
Philip Andrew Olivier, Garrett, Walker, Aycoth & Olson, Greensboro;
David J. Overton, Ricci Law Firm, Raleigh;
Leslie C. Packer, Ellis & Winters, Raleigh;
Paige Loralea Pahlke, Pahlke Law, Charlotte;
Michael J. Parrish, Ward and Smith, New Bern;
Alan Parry, Parry Law, Chapel Hill;
Nathaniel J. Pencook, Nelson Mullins, Raleigh;
Jim W. Phillips Jr., Brooks Pierce, Greensboro;
Michael R. Phillips, Hagwood And Tipton, Charlotte;
Robert Bryson Pike, The Pike Law Firm, Morehead City;
Donald R. Pocock, Akerman, Winston-Salem;
Anastasia Pressel, Ricci Law Firm Injury Lawyers, Raleigh;
Kenneth Raynor, Raynor Law Firm, Charlotte;
David Redding, TLG Law, Charlotte;
Joel R. Rhine, Rhine Law Firm, Wilmington;
Amy E. Richardson, Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis, Raleigh;
Ian Richardson, Vann Attorneys, Raleigh;
Morgan Hunter Rogers, Parker Poe, Charlotte;
Erik M. Rosenwood, Rosenwood, Rose & Litwak, Charlotte;
Adam Lewis Ross, James, McElroy & Diehl, Charlotte;
Adam M. Ruley, Bell, Davis & Pitt, Winston-Salem;
Stephen M. Russell Jr., Mullins Duncan Harrell Russell, Greensboro;
Megan Sadler, Venn Law Group, Charlotte;
William Kirk Sanders, Hendrick, Bryant, Nerhood, Sanders & Otis, Winston-Salem;
Frank E. Schall, Moore & Van Allen, Charlotte;
Bradford “Brad” Searson, Barbour, Searson, Jones & Cash, Asheville;
Thomas Hamilton Segars, Ellis & Winters, Raleigh;
Timothy Alfred Sheriff, CR Legal Team, Charlotte;
Patricia Pursell Shields, Hedrick Gardner Kincheloe & Garofalo, Raleigh;
Grant Sigmon, Sigmon Klein, Greensboro;
Christopher James Skinner, Broughton Wilkins Sugg & Thompson, Raleigh;
Samuel A. Slater, Wyrick Robbins, Raleigh;
Allen C. Smith, Hedrick Gardner, Charlotte;
Ryan Hayden Smith, Ryan The Lawyer, Raleigh;
Eric Spengler, Spengler & Agans, Charlotte;
Joseph H. Stallings, Howard Stallings, Raleigh;
James B. Stephenson II, Stephenson Law, Cary;
Wyatt S. Stevens, Roberts & Stevens, Asheville;
Conrad Boyd Sturges III, Davis, Sturges & Tomlinson, Louisburg;
E. Winslow Taylor, Taylor & Taylor, Winston-Salem;
Christopher M. Theriault, Theriault Law, Oak Island;
Rebecca Thornton, Michael Best & Friedrich, Raleigh;
B. Elizabeth Todd, Law Office of B. Elizabeth Todd, Charlotte;
Christopher Donald Tomlinson, Moore & Van Allen, Charlotte;
Anna Claire Turpin, Henson Fuerst, Raleigh;
Andrew R. Ussery, McAngus Goudelock & Courie, Charlotte;
Cynthia Van Horne, Poyner Spruill, Charlotte;
Jennifer K. Van Zant, Brooks Pierce, Greensboro;
James R. Vann, Vann Attorneys, Raleigh;
Matthew M. Villmer, Villmer Caudill, Charlotte;
Stephen Brian Walker, Garrett Walker Aycoth & Olson, Greensboro;
John Bowen Walker, Ragsdale Liggett, Raleigh;
William W. Walker, Craige Jenkins Liipfert & Walker, Winston-Salem;
Daniel Wallace, Wallace & Graham, Salisbury;
Zachary D. Walton, McAngus Goudelock & Courie, Charlotte;
Judson A. Welborn, Manning Fulton & Skinner, Raleigh;
Dixie T. Wells, Ellis & Winters, Greensboro;
Jeremy M. Wilson, Ward and Smith, Wilmington;
Nevin Wisnoski, Napoli Shkolnik, Wilmington;
Ellen P. Wortman, Wortman Law Firm, Wilmington;

Hall of Fame:  James T. Williams Jr., Brooks Pierce, Greensboro (2002; 2003); Clarence W. Walker, Kennedy Covington Lobdell & Hickman, Charlotte (2004); Gary S. Parsons, Brooks Pierce, Raleigh (2005); William K. Davis, Bell, Davis & Pitt, Winston-Salem (2006); Dan J. McLamb, Yates, McLamb & Weyher, Raleigh (2007); Robert D. Walker, Walker, Allen, Grice, Ammons & Foy, Goldsboro (2008); J. Donald Cowan Jr., Ellis & Winters, Greensboro (2009); G. Gray Wilson, Wilson, Helms and Cartledge, Winston-Salem (2010); James H. Kelly Jr., Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, Winston-Salem (2011); Daniel L. Brawley, Williams Mullen, Wilmington (2012); Lee M. Whitman, Wyrick Robbins, Raleigh (2013); Michael J. Byrne, Byrne Law, Raleigh (2014); Jonathan D. Sasser, Ellis & Winters, Raleigh (2015); Jean Sutton Martin, Law Office of Jean Sutton Martin, Wilmington (2016); Greg Merritt, Harris, Creech, Ward & Blackerby, New Bern (2017); Ward Davis, Bell, Davis & Pitt, Charlotte (2018); Elizabeth Scott, Williams Mullen, Raleigh (2019); Clay A. Campbell, Marcellino & Tyson, Charlotte (2020); Kristen L. Beightol, Edwards Kirby, Raleigh (2021); Fred W. DeVore III, DeVore, Acton & Stafford, Charlotte (2022); Ross Fulton, Rayburn Cooper & Durham, Charlotte (2023).

 


REAL ESTATE

Julian Robb, Blanco Tackabery & Matamoros, Winston-Salem

William Albert Anderson II, Kennon Craver, Durham;
Charles V. Archie, Wyrick Robbins, Raleigh;
Mary Burgett Ashley, Ashley Law Firm, Charlotte;
Garland L. Askew, Dement Askew Johnson & Marshall, Raleigh;
Holly S. Bannerman, Moore & Van Allen, Charlotte;
Catherine Price Barr, Johnston Allison Hord, Charlotte;
Anthony J. Barwick, Brooks Pierce, Raleigh;
Paul H. Bass, Law Office of Paul H. Bass, Charlotte;
Steven K. Bell, Steven K Bell, Trent Woods;
Susan R. Benoit, Hutchens Law Firm, Fayetteville;
Kenneth R. Benton, Baucom, Claytor, Benton, Morgan & Wood, Charlotte;
Ashleigh Elizabeth Black, Ragsdale Liggett, Raleigh;
Jonathan Matthew Bogues, Michael Best & Friedrich, Raleigh;
Justin Nicholas Bolling, Bolling & Ghannam, Charlotte;
Joseph Beaman Brewer IV, Littlewood Law, Raleigh;
John R. Buben Jr., Johnston Allison Hord, Charlotte;
Scott Kenyon Burger, Allen Stahl + Kilbourne, Asheville;
William G. Burgin, Tuggle Duggins, Greensboro;
Margaret S. Burnham, Maynard Nexsen, Greensboro;
Michele Andrejco Callaway, Adams Howell, Raleigh;
Kristen Kelley Callihan, Boyles & Callihan, Wilmington;
Hope D. Carmichael, Jordan Price Wall Gray Jones & Carlton, Raleigh;
Alison R. Cayton, Manning Fulton & Skinner, Raleigh;
Barbara R. Christy, Schell Bray, Greensboro;
Louis Penn Clarke, Longleaf Law Partners, Raleigh;
Donna R. Cohen, Donna R. Cohen Attorney at Law, Raleigh;
William Richardson Daughtrey, Alexander Ricks, Charlotte;
Joseph B. Dempster Jr., Poyner Spruill, Raleigh;
Matthew Peter Doyle, Doyle Wallace, Charlotte;
James Scott Efird, St. Amand & Efird, Charlotte;
Susan Y. Ellinger; Ellinger & Carr, Raleigh;
Randall Wayne Faircloth, Regent Law, Charlotte;
Andrew Steven Felts, Akerman, Winston-Salem;
Walter D. Fisher Jr., Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders, Charlotte;
Jennifer Flynn, Carter Law Group, Salisbury;
Samuel Benjamin Franck, Ward and Smith, Wilmington;
Scott C. Gayle, Tuggle Duggins, Greensboro;
Jonathan Peter Goldberg, Alexander Ricks, Charlotte;
Austin Grabowski, Grabowski Law Firm, Charlotte;
Stephanie E. Greer Fulcher, Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders, Charlotte;
Jennifer Hall, Wyrick Robbins, Raleigh;
Jonathan Robert Hankin, Hankin Law, Charlotte;
Mark Joseph Hanson, Alexander Ricks, Charlotte;
Robert Charles Lawson, Williams Mullen, Raleigh;
Hank Harrawood, Knipp Law Office, Belmont;
James Bryant Haynes,
Brooks Pierce, Greensboro;
David Layne Hillman, Ellis & Winters, Raleigh;
Thomas Patrick Hockman, Schell Bray PLLC, Greensboro;
Janeen Hogue, Miller-Hogue Law, Charlotte;
George E. Hollodick, Blanco Tackabery, Winston-Salem;
Scott Thomas Horn, Allman Spry Davis Leggett & Crumpler, Winston-Salem;
George W. House, Brooks Pierce, Greensboro;
Currie Tee Howell, Adams Howell, Raleigh;
Justin K. Humphries, Humphries Law Firm, Wilmington;
Hilton Terry Hutchens Jr., Hutchens Law Firm, Fayetteville;
William T. Hutchins, Kennon Craver, Durham;
Susan K. Irvin , Irvin Law Group, Cornelius;
Marc L. Issacson, Isaacson Sheridan, Greensboro;
Brooks F. Jaffa, Cranford, Buckley, Schultze, Tomchin, Allen & Buie, Charlotte;
Trent E. Jernigan, Womble Bond Dickinson, Winston-Salem;
Peter U. Kanipe, McGuire Wood & Bissette, Asheville;
Jeffrey P. Keeter, Block Crouch Keeter Behm & Sayed, Wilmington;
Michael F. King, K&L Gates, Raleigh;
John W. King Jr., John W. King, New Bern;
William B. Kirk Jr., Kirk Palmer & Thigpen, Charlotte;
William F. Kirk, Regent Law, Charlotte;
Benjamin R. Kuhn, Ragsdale Liggett, Raleigh;
Michael V. Lee, Lee Kaess, Wilmington;
John Charles Livingston, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, Raleigh;
Allen Crosby Livingston III, Knipp Law, Charlotte;
Nicole Sabourin Loeffler, Weatherspoon & Voltz, Raleigh;
Timothy P. Logan, Parker Poe, Charlotte;
Kathryn Maultsby Madison, Roberts & Stevens, Asheville;
Jeffrey J. Malarney, Jeff Malarney, Kitty Hawk;
Joseph R. Marek, Johnston Allison Hord, Charlotte;
LaDeidre Dianne Matthews, Fox Rothschild, Charlotte;
William C. Matthews, Womble Bond Dickinson, Charlotte;
Robert May Jr., Banzet Thompson Styers & May, Warrenton;
Craig T. McCall, McCall Law Firm, Raleigh;
James C. McCaskill, Longleaf Law Partners, Raleigh;
Andrew Martin McCullough, Venn Law Group, Charlotte;
Gary T. McDermott, McDermott Law, Waxhaw;
Heather Dawn McDowell, Ellinger & Carr, Raleigh;
Daniel Adam Merlin, Alexander Ricks, Charlotte;
Peter F. Morgan, Peter F. Morgan, Charlotte;
David W. Murray, Murray Law Firm, Charlotte;
James A. Oliver, Hatch, Little & Bunn, Raleigh;
Joseph Daniel Orenstein, Coltrane Grubbs Orenstein, Kernersville;
Kelly Motycka Otis, Akerman, Winston-Salem;
Andrew RW Paschal, Roberts & Stevens, Asheville;
Jeanne A. Pearson, Johnston Allison Hord, Charlotte;
James K. Pendergrass, Pendergrass Law Firm, Raleigh;
Stephen J. Perry, Wyrick Robbins, Raleigh;
Nolan Ray Perry, Morgan & Perry Law, Fuquay-Varina;
Tonya B. Powell, Maynard Nexsen, Raleigh;
Samuel Sutherland Price, Stephenson Law, Cary;
David T. Pryzwansky, Pryzwansky Law Firm, Raleigh;
Robert J. Ramseur Jr., Ragsdale Liggett, Raleigh;
Ashley H. Ray, Ragsdale Liggett, Raleigh;
Jonathan Scott Raymer, Black, Slaughter & Black, Greensboro;
Holden Reaves, Reaves Law, Fayetteville;
John F. Renger III, Renger & Reynolds, Charlotte;
B. Ford Robertson, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, Raleigh;
John R. Rose, Goosmann Rose Colvard & Cramer, Asheville;
Cathy M. Rudisill, Rudisill, Raleigh;
Scott Andrew Schaff, Womble Bond Dickinson, Winston-Salem;
Lawrence Joseph Shaheen Jr., McIntosh Law Firm, Davidson;
Douglas John Short, Manning Fulton & Skinner, Raleigh;
Jeremy Stephen Shrader, Carruthers & Roth, Greensboro;
Jonathan Trent Sizemore, Adams Howell, Cary;
Kyle Abraham Smalling, Capital City Law, Wake Forest;
Richard Stephenson, Stephenson Law, Cary;
Molly Stewart, Morningstar Law Group, Raleigh;
Brinson Taylor, Longleaf Law Partners, Raleigh;
Ashley H. Terrazas, Parker Poe, Raleigh;
Thomas E. Terrell Jr., Fox Rothschild, Greensboro;
Daniel A. Terry, Terry Law Firm, Charlotte;
Mark V. Thigpin, King & Spalding, Charlotte;
Lindsay Parris Thompson, Van Winkle Law Firm, Asheville;
Anna Hartzog Tison, Brooks Pierce, Raleigh;
Kathline Tran, The McCall Law Firm, Raleigh;
Christopher TG Trusk, Williams Mullen, Raleigh;
John M. Tyson, Judge John M. Tyson, Fayetteville;
Andrea Matt Van Trigt, Murchison, Taylor & Gibson, Wilmington;
Nikhil Pankaj Vyas, Vyas Realty Law, Raleigh;
David Eric Wagner, K&L Gates, Raleigh;
Henry Frazier Wallace II, Doyle Wallace, Charlotte;
Joshua Tyler Walthall, Boerema Blackton, Raleigh;
Cameron Todd Ware, Johnston Allison & Hord, Charlotte;
James Matthew Waters, Jordan Price Wall Gray Jones & Carlton, Raleigh;
William H. Weathers Jr., Weatherspoon & Voltz, Raleigh;
D. Robert Williams, Price & Williams, Wilmington;
Cameron Clark Winfrey, Adams Howell, Cary;
Thomas Carlton Younger III, Longleaf Law Partners, Raleigh;

Hall of Fame:  Alfred Adams, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, Winston-Salem (2004); Barry D. Mann, Manning, Fulton & Skinner, Raleigh (2005); Brent A. Torstrick, Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson, Charlotte (2006); Samuel T. Oliver Jr., Manning, Fulton & Skinner, Raleigh (2007); Charles Gordon Brown, Brown & Bunch PLLC, Chapel Hill (2008); C. Steven Mason, Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan, Raleigh (2009); Timothy G. Sellers, Sellers, Hinshaw, Ayers, Dortch & Lyons, Charlotte (2010); Frank M. Bell Jr., Bell, Davis & Pitt, Winston-Salem (2011); George W. Sistrunk III, Hamilton Stephens Steele & Martin Charlotte (2012); Robert Charles Lawson, Williams Mullen, Raleigh (2013); Michael G. Winters, Ellis & Winters, Raleigh (2014); Holly H. Alderman, Schell Bray, Chapel Hill (2015); Brian W. Byrd, Smith Moore Leatherwood, Greensboro (2016); Anna P. McLamb, Wyrick Robbins, Raleigh (2017); Beth Voltz, Weatherspoon & Voltz, Raleigh (2018); Annika M. Brock, The Brock Law Firm, Asheville (2019); Allen York, Smith Anderson, Raleigh (2020); Diana R. Palecek, Fox Rothschild, Charlotte (2021); Philip Hackley, Wyrick Robbins, Raleigh (2022); Joanne Badr, Ward and Smith, Asheville (2023).

 


TAX & ESTATE PLANNING

Amy H. Kincaid, Schell Bray, Greensboro

Nathan  R. Adams, Pittman & Steele, Burlington;
S. Kyle Agee, Johnston Allison Hord, Charlotte;
David Eric Anderson, David E Anderson, Wilmington;
Michael F. Anderson, Anderson Law Firm, Charlotte;
Brian Carl Bernhardt, Fox Rothschild, Charlotte;
Andrew Blair, Poyner Spruill, Raleigh;
Chris N. Bobby, Manning Fulton & Skinner, Raleigh;
Julie Marion Bradlow, Darrow Everett, Charlotte;
Gwendolyn C. Brooks, Kennon Craver, Durham;
Joshua D. Bryant, Smith Anderson, Raleigh;
Madison E. Bullard Jr., Wyrick Robbins, Raleigh;
John J. Carpenter, Culp Elliott & Carpenter, Charlotte;
Michael R. Cashin, Womble Bond Dickinson, Winston-Salem;
John R. Cella Jr., Ragsdale Liggett, Raleigh;
Ansley Chapman Cella, Smith Anderson, Raleigh;
David R. Chambers, Chambers & Ennis, Raleigh;
Christian P. Cherry, Crisp Cherry McCraw, Charlotte;
John A. Cocklereece Jr., Bell, Davis & Pitt, Winston-Salem;
Thomas A. Cooper, AustinCooper, Charlotte;
Charles M. Crisp, Crisp Cherry McCraw, Charlotte;
Stephanie Daniel, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, Charlotte;
Janice L. Davies, Davies Law, Charlotte;
C. Joseph DelPapa, Wyrick Robbins, Raleigh;
Mark Doby, Wallace & Graham, Salisbury;
Jordan L. Faulkner, Young, Morphis, Bach & Taylor, Hickory;
John W. Forneris, Robinson Bradshaw, Charlotte;
Elinor J. Foy, Wyrick Robbins, Raleigh;
Kara Gansmann, Cranfill Sumner, Wilmington;
Evan Michael Gilreath, Gilreath Shealy Law, Hendersonville;
Edward Weede Griggs, Womble Bond Dickinson, Winston-Salem;
C. Wells Hall III, Nelson Mullins, Charlotte;
Christopher E. Hannum, Culp Elliott & Carpenter, Charlotte;
John Randolph Hemphill, Hemphill Gelder, Raleigh;
Mary Robinson Hervig, Roberts & Stevens, Asheville;
Christopher N. Hewitt, Womble Bond Dickinson, Winston-Salem;
Carl W. Hibbert, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, Raleigh;
Robyn Alise Hicks-Guinn, Hicks Guinn Law, Charlotte;
Kay Linn Miller Hobart, Parker Poe, Raleigh;
Reed J. Hollander, Young Moore, Raleigh;
Mary C. Immen, Cranford, Buckley, Schultze, Tomchin, Allen & Buie, Charlotte;
Bradley L. Jacobs, Tuggle Duggins, Greensboro;
Kelly Rains Jesson, Jesson & Rains, Charlotte;
Ronald P. Johnson, Carruthers & Roth, Greensboro;
Linda F. Johnson, Senter, Stephenson, Johnson, Fuquay-Varina;
Jacob A. Johnson, Robertson & Associates, Charlotte;
Timothy William Jones, Jones Branz & Whitaker, Raleigh;
Jill Lynn Peters Kaess, Lee Kaess, Wilmington;
Warren P. Kean, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, Charlotte;
John G. Kelso, Van Winkle Law, Asheville;
Adam Gates Kerr, Kerr Law, Greensboro;
Joseph A. Kimmet, Wyrick Robbins, Raleigh;
Amy S. Klass, Fox Rothschild, Greensboro;
Meghan Naomi Knight, Lynch & Eatman, Raleigh;
Margaret Troy Kocaj, Kocaj Consulting, Charlotte;
Jennifer L.J. Koenig, Schell Bray, Greensboro;
Paula Alyse Kohut, Kohut, Adams & Randall, Wilmington;
Zachary F. Lamb, Ward and Smith, Asheville;
David Tyler Lewis, Johnston Allison Hord, Charlotte;
Harris M. Livingstain, McGuire Wood & Bissette, Asheville;
Paul H. Livingston Jr., Schell Bray, Greensboro;
Robert D. Lyerly Jr., Maynard Nexsen, Charlotte;
Lauren Campbell Maxie, NC Planning, Cary;
Blaire McClanahan, Law Offices of Cheryl David, Greensboro;
William Thomas McCuiston Jr., McCuiston Law, Cary;
Robert H. Merritt Jr., Bailey & Dixon, Raleigh;
William Lee Mills IV, Culp, Elliott & Carpenter, Charlotte;
Christopher Scott Morden, Monroe Wallace Morden & Sherrill, Raleigh;
Jonathan David Morgan, Morgan & Perry Law, Fuquay-Varina;
Mitchell Kemp Mosley, Narron Wenzel, Raleigh;
Marcus L. Moxley, Edwards Craver Veach, Winston-Salem;
Lawrence Moye IV, Womble Bond Dickinson, Raleigh;
Caroline Corry Munroe, Blanco Tackabery & Matamoros, Winston-Salem;
Michael Christian Murray, Murray Moyer, Raleigh;
William W. Nelson, Smith Anderson, Raleigh;
Anthony D. Nicholson, McPherson, Rocamora, Nicholson, Wilson & Hinkle, Durham;
Timothy A. Nordgren, Schell Bray, Greensboro;
Holly Berry Harris Norvell, Johnston Allison Hord, Charlotte;
Tanya Nicole Oesterreich, Oesterreich Law, Concord;
Jason R. Page, Law Office of Jason R. Page, Wilson;
Jonathan M. Parisi, Spangler Estate Planning, Greensboro;
Erin Bray Patterson, Erin Patterson Law, Charlotte;
Abigail Elizabeth Peoples, Law Firm Of Abigail E Peoples, Greensboro;
Christian Lee Perrin, Perrin Legal, Charlotte;
Branson A. Pethel, Shelby, Pethel and Hudson, Salisbury;
Galina “Allie” Petrova, Petrova Law, Greensboro;
Thomas J. Rhodes, Narron & Holdford, Wilson;
Larry H. Rocamora, McPherson, Rocamora, Nicholson, Wilson & Hinkle, Durham;
Jennifer Marshall Roden, Craige & Fox, Wilmington;
Heidi Elizabeth Royal, Heidi E. Royal Law, Charlotte;
Maria Magdalena Satterfield, Satterfield Legal, Charlotte;
Joseph D. Shealy, Johnston Allison Hord, Charlotte;
John R. Sloan, Ward and Smith, Wilmington;
Amy K. Smith, Bell, Davis & Pitt, Winston-Salem;
Rebecca Lane Smitherman, Craige Brawley Liipfert & Walker, Winston-Salem;
Kimberly H. Stogner, Womble Bond Dickinson, Winston-Salem;
Kimberly Quarles Swintosky, Smith Anderson, Raleigh;
Adam Patrick McInnis Tarleton, Brooks Pierce, Greensboro;
Sarah Sparboe Thornburg, McGuire Wood & Bissette, Asheville;
Dennis Toman, Elderlaw Firm, Greensboro;
Jeneva Alicia Vazquez,Bray & Long, Charlotte;
Connie J. Vetter, Connie J Vetter, Charlotte;
Robert Hammock Wall, Akerman, Winston-Salem;
Janice A. Walston, Narron & Holdford, Wilson;
Carter Webb, Van Winkle Law, Asheville;
Michael J. Wenig, Tuggle Duggins, Greensboro;
Catherine Loden Wilson, McPherson, Rocamora, Nicholson, Wilson & Hinkle, Durham;
Keith A. Wood, Carruthers & Roth, Greensboro;
H. Denton Worrell, Worrell Sides, Raleigh;
Paul Anthony Yokabitus, Cary Estate Planning, Cary;

Hall of Fame: Robert C. Vaughn Jr., Vaughn Perkinson Ehlinger Moxley & Stogner, Winston-Salem (2002; 2003); W. Curtis Elliott Jr., Culp Elliott & Carpenter, Charlotte (2004); Ray S. Farris, Johnston Allison Hord, Charlotte (2005); Elizabeth L. Quick, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, Winston-Salem (2006); James W. Narron, Narron, O’Hale & Whittington, Smithfield (2007); E. William Kratt, Herring Mills & Kratt, Raleigh (2008); Christy Eve Reid (died May 8, 2014), Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson, Charlotte (2009); Michael H. Godwin, Schell Bray Aycock Abel & Livingston, Greensboro (2010); Maria M. Lynch, Lynch & Eatman LLP, Raleigh (2011); Graham D. Holding Jr., Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson, Charlotte (2012); Andrew H. Veach, Edwards Craver Veach, Winston-Salem (2013); Robert H. Haggard, Van Winkle Lam, Asheville (2014); Michael A. Colombo, Colombo, Kitchin, Dunn, Ball & Porter, Greenville (2015); Jason Walls, The Walls Law Firm, Apex (2016); Debra L. Foster, Foster Royal, Charlotte (2017); Elizabeth “Liz” K. Arias, Womble Bond Dickinson, Raleigh (2018); Jean Gordon Carter, McGuireWoods, Raleigh (2019); Rudy Ogburn, Young Moore and Henderson, Raleigh (2020); Jessica Mering Hardin, Robinson Bradshaw, Charlotte (2021); Brooks Jaffa, Cranford, Buckley Schultze, Tomchin, Allen & Buie, Charlotte (2022); Michael Cory Howes, Strauss Attorney, Raleigh (2023).


YOUNG GUNS

Katarina “Katie” Wong, Brooks Pierce, Raleigh

Patrick H. Archibald, McCollum Law, Cary;
Lisa Williford Arthur, Fox Rothschild, Greensboro;
Benjamin T. Aydlett, K&L Gates, Raleigh;
Helen Somerville Baddour, Johnson & Groninger, Charlotte;
Heather Tonelli Baker, Teague Campbell Dennis & Gorham, Raleigh;
Sophia V. Blair, Wyrick Robbins, Raleigh;
Kara Marie Murphy Brunk, Smith Anderson, Raleigh;
Elizabeth Buckner, Moore & Van Allen, Charlotte;
Katie Burchette, Johnston Allison Hord, Charlotte;
Matthew C. Burke, Young Moore, Raleigh;
Diane B. Burks, Katten Muchin Rosenman, Charlotte;
David Busch, Alexander Ricks, Charlotte;
Ashley Barton Chandler, Fox Rothschild, Greensboro;
James Bradley Cheek, Rogers Patrick Westbrook & Brickman, Charlotte;
Mikail Orestes Clark, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, Charlotte;
Kevin Cline, NC Republican Party, Raleigh;
Carter B. Cole, Hannah Sheridan & Cochran, Raleigh;
Chamberlain Elizabeth Collier, McAngus Goudelock & Courie, Raleigh;
Payton Rose Collier, Ward and Smith, Raleigh;
Drew Culler, Johnson & Groninger, Durham;
Tyler Andrew Diekhaus, Jones Childers Donaldson Webb, Mooresville;
Ashley Victoria DiMuzio, Surratt and Thompson, Winston-Salem;
Christy Cochran Dunn, Young Moore and Henderson, Raleigh;
Vince Eisinger, Cranfill Sumner, Raleigh;
Alan Buford Felts, Tuggle Duggins, Greensboro;
Casey Christine Fidler, Tharrington Smith, Raleigh;
Lauren E. Fussell, Williams Mullen, Raleigh;
Alexis Gadzinski, Marcellino & Tyson, Charlotte;
Stephen Charles Gambill, Ragsdale Liggett, Raleigh;
James Van Cleave Gambrell, Moore & Van Allen, Charlotte;
Grace Glover, Marshall & Taylor, Raleigh;
Aaron Michael Goforth, Hatch, Little & Bunn, Raleigh;
William S. Graebe, Morningstar Law Group, Raleigh;
John William Graebe, Morningstar Law Group, Raleigh;
Linda B. Green, Oliver & Cheek, Greenville;
Brian Donald Gulden, Van Winkle Law, Asheville;
Meredith Hamilton, Ogletree Deakins, Charlotte;
Amanda San Mei Hawkins, Brooks Pierce, Raleigh;
Justin Tyler Hill, Ward and Smith, Raleigh;
Fielding E. Huseth, Moore & Van Allen, Charlotte;
Michael James Hutcherson, Ragsdale Liggett, Raleigh;
Max Edward Isaacson, Longleaf Law Partners, Raleigh;
Christopher Ward Jackson, Ellis & Winters, Greensboro;
Emily Catherine Jeske, Bosquez Porter Family Law, Raleigh;
Diana Santos Johnson, Waldrep Wall Babcock & Bailey, Winston-Salem;
Mary Scott Kennedy, K&L Gates, Charlotte;
Christian Kiechel, Pope McMillan, Statesville;
Kristen Marie Kirby, McGuireWoods, Raleigh;
Kasey Elizabeth Koballa, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, Raleigh;
Anna Gray LeBlanc, Offit Kurman, Charlotte;
Scottie Forbes Lee, Ellis & Winters, Greensboro;
Benjamin Leighton, Alexander Ricks, Charlotte;
Alexa Noelle Litt, Collins Family & Elder Law Group, Monroe;
Jeremy Scott Maddox, James Scott Farrin, Charlotte;
Alexia Virginia Martin, Skufca Law, Charlotte;
Agustin M. Martinez, Brooks Pierce, Greensboro;
Kelsey Nicole Hendry Mayo, Poyner Spruill, Charlotte;
Hannah Katherine Michalove, Allen Stahl + Kilbourne, Asheville;
Worth Mills, Longleaf Law Partners, Raleigh;
Christopher Andrew Moore, Williams Mullen, Raleigh;
Daniel Mullins, Hartzog Law Group, Durham;
Claudia Mundy, Ralston Benton Byerley & Moore, Statesville;
RaShawnda Trenise Murphy, Cranfill Sumner, Raleigh;
Jane Francis Nowell, Ward and Smith, Greenville;
Gentry Alexander Palmer Jr., Law Office of Gentry Palmer, Greensboro;
Gracie Katherine Paulson, Roberts & Stevens, Asheville;
Jasmine Michelle Pitt, Akerman, Winston-Salem;
Jackson Connelly Pridgen, Johnston Allison Hord, Charlotte
Brittany Alexis Puckett, Akerman, Winston-Salem;
Elizabeth Ann Ray, CR Legal Team, Charlotte;
Christopher Cowden Wardlaw Rayburn, Moore & Van Allen, Charlotte;
Preetha Suresh Rini, Robinson Bradshaw, Raleigh;
Keith Manning Rivenbark, Marcellino & Tyson, Charlotte;
Kasi Wahlers Robinson, Brooks Pierce, Greensboro;
Courtney Roller, Roller Law, Thomasville;
Jamie Elizabeth Rudd, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, Raleigh;
S. Collins Saint, Brooks Pierce, Greensboro;
Joseph Robert Shealy, Katten, Charlotte;
Sadie Short, Wyrick Robbins, Raleigh;
Samuel Benjamin Simmons, Crisp Cherry McCraw, Charlotte;
Marie Celeste Skinner, McKnight Law, Raleigh;
Olivia Smith, Wallace & Graham, Salisbury;
Gabriel Snyder, Ward Black Law, Greensboro;
Kendra Nicole Stark, Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, Raleigh;
Isla N. Tabrizi, Collins Family & Elder Law Group, Monroe;
Brian Zachary Taylor Jr., Manning Fulton & Skinner, Raleigh;
Philip Ryan Thomas, North Carolina Republican Party, Raleigh;
Robert Charles Trimble, Sigmon Klein, Greensboro;
Joshua Robert Valentine, Caulder & Valentine Law, Shelby;
Sarah Warren, Trinity Partners, Raleigh;
Brooke E. Webber, Howard Stallings, Raleigh;
Jennifer W. Winkler, Nelson Mullins, Charlotte

Hall of Fame: J. Christian Stevenson, Kirk Palmer & Thigpe, Charlotte (2012); George Mason Oliver, Oliver Friesen Cheek, New Bern (2013); Michael F. Easley Jr., McGuireWoods, Raleigh (2014); Alvaro R. De La Calle, Calle Law, Greensboro (2015); Aaron Lay, Hamilton Stephens Steele + Martin, Charlotte (2016); Elie Foy, Wyrick Robbins, Raleigh (2017); Matthew T. Marcellino, Marcellino & Tyson, Charlotte (2018); Nancy S. Litwak, Rosenwood, Rose & Litwak, Charlotte (2019); Antonia A. “Toni” Peck, Nelson Mullin, Raleigh (2020); Holden B. Clark, Holden B. Clark, Attorney at Law, Gastonia (2021); Carl Burchette, Rosenwood, Rose & Litwak, Charlotte (2022); Keith Boyette, Director of State Government Relations, North Carolina Healthcare Association, Raleigh (2023).

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