METHODOLOGY

Each year, BNC sends ballot notices to every member of the N.C. State Bar living in North Carolina — asking each a simple question: Of the Tar Heel lawyers whose work you have observed firsthand, whom would you rate among the current best in these categories?

»  Voters are not allowed to vote for themselves.

»  Voters may select members of their firms only if they pick out-of-firm lawyers in the same categories, with the latter votes weighted more heavily.

»  The top vote-getter in each category becomes a member of Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame and is ineligible to win again. Voters should not select members of the Hall of Fame as those entries will be disqualified.

Read the 2020 winner profiles

2020 Winners

ANTITRUST

Brian Hayles, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, Charlotte; Dhamian Blue, Blue LLP, Raleigh; James L.S. “Jim” Cobb,Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh; Alan W. Duncan, Mullins Duncan Harrell & Russell PLLC, Greensboro; George L. Little Jr., Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, Winston-Salem; Michael T. Medford, Manning, Fulton & Skinner PA, Raleigh, Lawrence C. Moore III, Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson PA, Charlotte; George M. Sanders, Greensboro; Gregory “Greg” L. Skidmore, Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson PA, Charlotte

HALL OF FAME: Matthew W. Sawchak, Ellis & Winters LLP, Cary (2002, 2003); Rodrick J. Enns, Enns & Archer LLP, Winston-Salem (2004); Larry B. Sitton, Smith Moore LLP, Greensboro (2005); Everett J. Bowman, Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson PA, Charlotte (2006); Douglas Wayne Kenyon, Hunton & Williams LLP, Raleigh (2007); Mark W. Merritt, Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson PA, Charlotte (2008); Mark J. Horoschak, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice PLLC, Charlotte (2009); Jennifer K. Van Zant, Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Greensboro (2010); Catharine B. Arrowood, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP, Raleigh (2011); Jonathan Heyl, Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP, Charlotte (2012); Noel L. Allen, Allen, Pinnix & Nichols PA, Raleigh (2013); John F. Graybeal, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP, Raleigh (2014); Press Millen, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP, Raleigh (2015); W. Andrew “Andy” Copenhaver, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP, Winston-Salem (2016); Stephen Feldman, Ellis & Winters LLP, Raleigh (2017); Brad Evans, Ward and Smith PA (2018); Hal Kitchin, McGuireWoods LLP, Wilmington (2019)

 


APPELLATE

Drew Erteschik, Poyner Spruill LLP, Raleigh; Christopher G. “Chris” Browning Jr., Troutman Sanders LLP, Raleigh; Quintin DeVon Ithiel Byrd, Q Byrd Law, Raleigh; Michelle D. Connell, Fox Rothschild LLP, Raleigh; James P. “Jim” Cooney III, Womble Bond Dickinson LLP, Winston-Salem; Angela Fara Craddock, Young Moore and Henderson PA, Raleigh; Robert H. Edmunds Jr., Fox Rothschild LLP, Greensboro; Stephen D. Feldman, Ellis & Winters LLP, Raleigh; Bonnie Keith Green, The Green Firm PLLC, Charlotte; K. Edward Greene, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh; M. Duane Jones, Hedrick Gardner Kincheloe & Garofalo LLP, Charlotte; Patrick M. Kane, Fox Rothschild LLP, Greensboro, Charlotte; Rebecca A. Knudson, Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP, Wilmington; Lorin J. Lapidus, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, Winston-Salem; Harrison A. Lord, Lord Law Firm PLLC, Charlotte; John M. Martin, Ward and Smith PA, Greenville; Jonathan Gordon McGirt, McGirt Law, Raleigh; Preston O. Odom III, James, McElroy & Diehl PA, Charlotte; Matthew Sawchak, N.C. Department of Justice/Solicitor General, Raleigh; Elizabeth “Beth” Brooks Scherer, Fox Rothschild LLP, Raleigh; Troy D. Shelton, Fox Rothschild LLP, Raleigh; Mark Russell Sigmon, Sigmon Law PLLC, Raleigh; Amie C. Sivon, Ragsdale Liggett PLLC, Raleigh; Rebecca Watts, Collins Family Law Group, Monroe; Erik R. Zimmerman, Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson PA, Chapel Hill

HALL OF FAME: Matthew Nis Leerberg, Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP, Raleigh (2018); Toby Hampson, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh (2019)

 


BANKRUPTCY

George Sanderson, The Sanderson Law Firm PLLC, Raleigh; Shelley K. Abel, U.S. Bankruptcy Administrator, Western District of N.C., Charlotte; Rayford K. “Trip” Adams III, Spilman Thomas & Battle PLLC, Winston-Salem; Charles N. “Chuck” Anderson Jr., Ellis & Winters LLP, Raleigh; Brian R. Anderson, Nexsen Pruet LLC, Greensboro; James “Jim” B. Angell, Howard, Stallings, From, Atkins, Angell & Davis PA, Raleigh; David R. Badger, David R. Badger PA, Charlotte; Paul R. Baynard, Offit Kurman PA, Charlotte; John C. Bircher III, White & Allen PA, New Bern; Nicholas “Nick” C. Brown, Howard, Stallings, From, Atkins, Angell & Davis PA, Raleigh; William E. “Will” Burton III, Fox Rothschild LLP, Greensboro; James Oliver “Jimmy” Carter Sr., Carter & Carter PA, Wilmington; Stacy C. Cordes, Burt & Cordes PLLC, Charlotte; Damon Duncan, Duncan Law LLP, Greensboro; Erich Matthew Fabricius, Fabricius & Fabricius PLLC, Knightdale; Paul A. Fanning, Ward and Smith PA, Greenville; Joseph Z. Frost, Stubbs & Perdue PA, Raleigh; James H. Henderson, The Henderson Law Firm PLLC, Charlotte; Jason L. Hendren, Hendren, Redwine & Malone PLLC, Raleigh; Andrew T. “Andy” Houston, Moon Wright and Houston PLLC, Charlotte; Charles M. Ivey III, Ivey, McClellan, Gatton & Siegmund LLP, Greensboro; Julia A. May, Moore & Van Allen PLLC, Charlotte; Robert A. Mays, The Mays Law Firm PLLC, Asheville; John R. “Jack” Miller Jr., Rayburn Cooper & Durham PA, Charlotte; Clint S. Morse, Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Greensboro; Steven C. Newton II, Nicholls & Crampton PA, Raleigh; Jeffrey E. “Jeff” Oleynik, Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Greensboro; George Mason Oliver, Oliver & Cheek PLLC, New Bern; Rebecca Finch Redwine, Hendren, Redwine & Malone PLLC, Raleigh; Matthew Roberson, McGuire, Wood & Bissette PA, Asheville; Philip Sasser, Sasser Law Firm, Cary; Travis Sasser, Sasser Law Firm, Cary; Kevin L. Sink, Nicholls & Crampton PA, Raleigh; Zachary H. Smith, Moore & Van Allen PLLC, Charlotte; Glenn Thompson, Hamilton Stephens Steele + Martin PLLC, Charlotte; Scott P. Vaughn, McGuireWoods LLP, Charlotte; Tom Waldrep, Waldrep LLP, Winston Salem; John C. Woodman, Essex Richards PA, Charlotte

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

 


BUSINESS

Matthew Marcellino, Marcellino & Tyson PLLC, Charlotte; Alexander R. “Alex” Atchison, Young Moore and Henderson PA, Raleigh; Matthew S. Black, Pinna, Johnston & Burwell PA, Raleigh; Galen Boerema, Boerema Law PLLC, Raleigh; William P. Bray, Bray & Long PLLC, Charlotte; Curtis C. Brewer IV, Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan LLP, Raleigh; Patrick S. “Pat” Bryant, Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson PA, Charlotte; Dorothy “Dottie” Bass Burch, Ragsdale Liggett PLLC, Raleigh; Kenneth G. “Ken” Carroll, Morningstar Law Group, Raleigh; Christopher C. Clark, The Law Office of Chris Clark PLLC, Charlotte; Galen G. Craun III, Bell, Davis & Pitt PA, Winston-Salem; John M. Cross Jr., Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Greensboro; Anne E. Croteau, McGuireWoods LLP, Raleigh; Fred B. Davenport Jr., Murchison, Taylor & Gibson PLLC, Wilmington; Benjamin E. “Ben” Dean, Culp Elliott & Carpenter PLLC, Charlotte; G. Stephen Diab, Murchison, Taylor & Gibson PLLC, Wilmington; J. Scott Dillon, Carruthers & Roth PA, Greensboro; T. Greg Doucette, Law Offices of T. Greg Doucette PLLC, Durham; Caren D. Enloe, Smith Debnam Narron Drake Saintsing & Myers LLP, Raleigh; Kerry A. Friedman, Patla, Straus, Robinson & Moore PA, Asheville; M. Heath Gilbert Jr., Baucom, Claytor, Benton, Morgan & Wood PA, Charlotte; Arey W. Grady III, Sumrell Sugg PA, New Bern; Thomas Christopher “Tom” Grella, McGuire, Wood & Bissette PA, Asheville; Joseph W. Grier III, Grier Wright Martinez PA, Charlotte; Steven A. Hockfield, Erdman and Hockfield LLP, Charlotte; Nathan M. Hull, Hull & Chandler PA, Charlotte; William C. Isenhour, Johnston, Allison & Hord PA, Charlotte; Kevin D. Israel, Venture Law Firm, Raleigh; Jesse Jones, Fourscore Business Law, Raleigh; Deana A. Labriola, Ward and Smith PA, Raleigh; Stephen F. Later, Robbins May & Rich LLP, Pinehurst; David K. Liggett, Ragsdale Liggett PLLC, Raleigh; Harrison A. Lord, Lord Law Firm PLLC, Charlotte; Charles E. Lynch Jr., Keziah Gates LLP, High Point; Carolyn P. Meade, Moore & Van Allen PLLC, Charlotte; Gregory J. Murphy, Nucor, Charlotte; Joshua J. “Josh” Otto, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh; Jeffrey J. Owen, McGuire, Wood & Bissette PA, Asheville; William G. Pappas, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP, Raleigh; Galina “Allie” Petrova, Petrova Law PLLC, Greensboro; Benjamin Pickett, Nucor, Charlotte; Lonnie M. Player Jr., Player McLean LLP, Fayetteville; Kevin A. Prakke, Manning, Fulton & Skinner PA, Raleigh; Thomas “Tom” Ricks, Alexander Ricks PLLC, Charlotte; Kyle Smalling, Capital City Law, Raleigh; Bettie Kelley Sousa, Smith Debnam Narron Drake Saintsing & Myers LLP, Raleigh; Aaron G. Spencer, Williams, Mullen, Clark & Dobbins PC, Raleigh; Jennifer L. Weaver, Manning, Fulton & Skinner PA, Raleigh

HALL OF FAME:  Russell M. Robinson II, Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson PA, Charlotte (2002, 2003); Doris R. Bray, Schell Bray PLLC, Greensboro (2004); J. Norfleet Pruden III, Kennedy Covington Lobdell & Hickman LLP, Charlotte (2005); William M. Flynn, Hunton & Williams LLP, Raleigh (2006); Robin L. Hinson, Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson PA, Charlotte (2007); Peter C. Buck, Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson PA, Charlotte (2008); Gerald F. Roach, Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan LLP, Raleigh (2009); Mark Davidson, Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Greensboro (2010); Stephen M. Lynch, Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson PA, Charlotte (2011); Amalie L. Tuffin, Whitmeyer Tuffin PLLC, Raleigh (2012); Grayson S. Hale, Morningstar Law Group, Morrisville (2013); David D. Beatty,  Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec PA, Raleigh (2014); Charles S. Baldwin IV,  Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Wilmington (2015); James R. Forrest, Forrest Firm PC, Durham (2016); Gregory S. Connor, The Connor Law Firm PLLC, Raleigh (2017); John Babcock, Wall Babcock LLP, Winston-Salem (2018); M. Keith Kapp, Williams Mullen, Raleigh (2019)

 


CONSTRUCTION

Jason James, Bell, Davis & Pitt, Charlotte; Ryan L. Beaver, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, Charlotte; Steven Allen Bimbo, Smith Terry Johnson & Windle, Charlotte; H. Arthur “Arty” Bolick II, Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Greensboro, Raleigh; Matthew C. “Matt” Bouchard, Poyner Spruill LLP, Raleigh; Carl J. Burchette, Rosenwood, Rose & Litwak PLLC, Charlotte; Keith E. Coltrain, Wall Templeton & Haldrup PA, Raleigh; Luke J. Farley Sr., Ellis & Winters LLP, Raleigh; David B. Hamilton, Hamilton Stephens Steele + Martin PLLC, Charlotte; H. Mark Hamlet, Hamlet and Associates PLLC, Wilmington; J. Patrick Haywood, Carruthers & Roth PA, Greensboro; Edward F. “Ted” Hennessey IV, Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson PA, Charlotte; Robert Jason Herndon, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP, Raleigh; Jessica Soles Humphries, Hamlet and Associates PLLC, Wilmington; C. Hamilton “Hank” Jarrett III, Conner Gwyn Schenck PLLC, Raleigh; Edward A. Jesson, Jesson & Rains PLLC, Charlotte; Neale T. Johnson, Fox Rothschild LLP, Charlotte, Greensboro; Todd A. Jones, Anderson Jones PLLC, Raleigh; Daniel G. “Dan” Katzenbach, Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP, Raleigh; Rebecca A. Knudson, Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP, Wilmington; Gilbert C. “Gib” Laite III, Williams, Mullen, Clark & Dobbins PC, Raleigh; Aaron Lay, Hamilton Stephens Steele + Martin PLLC, Charlotte; Nancy Litwak, Rosenwood, Rose & Litwak PLLC, Charlotte; John I. Mabe Jr., Nexsen Pruet PLLC, Raleigh; Wayne K. Maiorano, Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan LLP, Raleigh; Parker E. Moore, Johnston, Allison & Hord PA, Charlotte; Joseph “Joe” W. Moss Jr., Erwin, Bishop, Capitano & Moss PA, Charlotte; John M. Nunnally, Ragsdale Liggett PLLC, Raleigh; J. Anthony “Andy” Penry, Penry Riemann PLLC, Raleigh; Rodney E. “Rod” Pettey, Yates McLamb & Weyher LLP, Raleigh; William W. “Bill” Pollock, Ragsdale Liggett PLLC, Raleigh; Liz LeVan Riley, Womble Bond Dickinson LLP, Raleigh; Whitaker Rose, Rosenwood, Rose & Litwak PLLC, Charlotte; Erik Rosenwood, Rosenwood, Rose & Litwak PLLC, Charlotte; Perry R. Safran, Safran Law Offices, Raleigh; Bryan G. Scott, Spilman Thomas & Battle PLLC, Winston-Salem; Elizabeth Davenport Scott, Williams, Mullen, Clark & Dobbins PC, Raleigh; Gregory L. Shelton, Shelton Law PLLC, Charlotte; Kevin J. Stanfield, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh; Jason T. Strickland, Ward and Smith PA, Raleigh; Walter L. “Walt” Tippett Jr., Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Raleigh; Jay P. Tobin, Young Moore and Henderson PA, Raleigh; Scott M. Tyler, Moore & Van Allen PLLC, Charlotte; Martin L. “Marty” White, Johnston, Allison & Hord PA, Charlotte; Steele B. “Al” Windle III, Smith Terry Johnson & Windle, Charlotte

HALL OF FAME:  Construction / Real Estate: Charles L. Fulton, Manning, Fulton & Skinner PA, Raleigh (2002, 2003). Construction: James A. Roberts III, Lewis & Roberts PLLC, Raleigh (2004); Jeffrey J. Davis, Moore & Van Allen PLLC, Charlotte (2005); John L. Shaw, Poyner Spruill LLP, Raleigh (2006); Dudley Humphrey, Kilpatrick Stockton LLP, Winston-Salem (2007); James S. Schenck IV, Conner Gwyn Schenck PLLC, Raleigh (2008); Michael Wilson, Johnston, Allison & Hord PA, Charlotte (2009); John B. “Jack” Taylor, Nexsen Pruet PLLC, Charlotte (2010); Peter J. Marino, Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan LLP, Raleigh (2011); William H. Gammon, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, Raleigh (2012); Richard D. Conner, Conner Gwyn Schenck PLLC, Greensboro (2013); Joseph H. Nanney Jr., Meynardie & Nanney PLLC, Raleigh (2014); Bob Meynardie, Meynardie & Nanney PLLC, Raleigh (2015); Harper Heckman, Nexsen Pruet PLLC, Greensboro (2016); Nan E. Hannah; Hannah Sheridan Loughridge & Cochran LLP, Raleigh (2017); James Johnson, Smith Terry & Johnson, Asheville (2018); Tracy James, Hamilton Stephens Steele & Martin PLLC, Charlotte (2019)

 


CORPORATE

Jennifer Venable, Capitol Broadcasting Co., Raleigh; Angela M. Allen, Siemens Corp., Raleigh; John Babcock, Wall Babcock LLP, Winston-Salem; Yoel Haim-Lev Balter, Liberty Healthcare Nursing Properties of Brunswick County LLC, Wilmington; Laura Gray Barringer, American City Business Journals, Charlotte; Matt Cordell, VF Corp., Greensboro; Kenneth B. “Ken” Hammer, Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions Inc., RTP; David Keim, SAS Institute Inc., Cary; Richard A. Kort, McGuire, Wood & Bissette PA, Asheville; Jeremy Leonard, Litera Corp., Greensboro; Ryan S. Luft, Luft Law Group, Greensboro; Timothy R. Moore, Allegacy Federal Credit Union, Winston-Salem; Gregory J. Murphy, Nucor, Charlotte; Ellis G. Payne, Plaza Associates Inc., Raleigh; Nathan Standley, State Employees’ Credit Union, Raleigh; G. Edward “Eddie” Story, RTI International, RTP

HALL OF FAME:  Russell M. Robinson II, Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson PA, Charlotte (2002); James E. Creekman, Ward and Smith PA, Raleigh (2003); David L. Ward Jr., Ward and Smith PA, New Bern (2004); Douglas R. Edwards, Wachovia Corp., Charlotte (2005); Stephen K. Coss, Sonic Automotive Inc., Charlotte (2006); Keith Smith, Carolinas HealthCare System, Charlotte (2007); John Taggart, Genworth Financial Inc., Raleigh (2008); B. Judd Hartman, Pharmaceutical Product Development Inc., Wilmington (2009); Gaither M. Keener, Lowe’s Cos., Mooresville (2010); Meredith B. Stone, NACCO Materials Handling Group Inc., Greenville (2011); Lisa D. Inman, Waste Industries USA Inc., Raleigh (2012); Robert Wicker, General Parts International Inc., Raleigh (2013); Michael A. Springs, Bank of America Corp., Charlotte (2014); Santiago Estrada, Quintiles Transnational Holdings Inc., Durham (2015); Jeffrey M. Davis, Lincoln Financial Group, Greensboro (2016); Gerald L. Walden Jr., The Fresh Market Inc., Greensboro (2017); Andrew Spainhour, Replacements Ltd., Greensboro (2018); Chris Matton, Bandwidth Inc., Raleigh (2019)

 


CRIMINAL

Kearns Davis, Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Greensboro, Raleigh; Elliott Sol Abrams, Cheshire Parker Schneider & Bryan PLLC, Raleigh; F. Hill Allen, Tharrington Smith LLP, Raleigh; Thomas Amburgey, Amburgey Law PA, Asheville; Russell D. Babb, Tharrington Smith LLP, Raleigh; Andrew Brady “Andy” Banzhoff, Devereux & Banzhoff PLLC, Asheville; Christopher A. Beechler, Beechler Tomberlin PLLC, Winston-Salem; Ames C. Chamberlin, The Law Offices of Ames Chamberlin PLLC, Greensboro; Andrew C. Clifford, Clifford & Harris PLLC, Greensboro; Christopher R. “Chris” Clifton, Grace, Tisdale & Clifton PA, Winston-Salem; Christopher A. Connelly, Law Office of Christopher A. Connelly PA, Charlotte; Sean Patrick Devereux, Devereux & Banzhoff PLLC, Asheville; T. Greg Doucette, Law Offices of T. Greg Doucette PLLC, Durham; David C. Driscoll, RTS Law Group, Charlotte; Chris Fialko, Fialko Law PLLC, Charlotte; W. Rob Heroy, Goodman, Carr, Laughrun, Levine & Greene PLLC, Charlotte; Josh Howard, Gammon, Howard & Zeszotarski PLLC, Raleigh; Mark S. Jetton Jr., Jetton & Meredith PLLC, Charlotte; Emily C. Jones, Burney & Jones PLLC, Wilmington; Patrick M. Mincey, Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP, Raleigh, Wilmington; Rashad Moore, Schlosser and Pritchett PA, Greensboro; C. Melissa “Missy” Owen, Tin, Fulton, Walker & Owen PLLC, Charlotte; Michael Robert “Mike” Paduchowski, Law Office of Matthew Charles Suczynski PLLC, Chapel Hill; Caitlin M. Poe, Williams, Mullen, Clark & Dobbins PC, Raleigh; Brad Polk, Tarlton Polk PLLC, Raleigh; Jan Elliott Pritchett, Schlosser and Pritchett PA, Greensboro; Matthew G. “Matt” Pruden, Tin, Fulton, Walker & Owen PLLC, Charlotte; Amy E. Richardson, Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP, Raleigh; Edd K. Roberts III, Roberts Law Office PA, Raleigh; David W. Venable, David W. Venable Attorney at Law, Raleigh; Edwin L. “Ed” West III, Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Raleigh, Wilmington; Joe Zeszotarski, Gammon, Howard & Zeszotarski PLLC, Raleigh

HALL OF FAME:  Wade M. Smith, Tharrington Smith LLP, Raleigh (2004); James F. Wyatt III, Wyatt & Blake LLP, 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 PLLC, Charlotte (2008); Stephen T. Smith, McMillan, Smith & Plyler, Raleigh (2009); T. Patrick Matus II, Essex Richards PA, Charlotte (2010); David S. Rudolf, Rudolf, Widenhouse & Fialko, Charlotte (2011); Locke T. Clifford, Clifford Clendenin & O’Hale LLP, Greensboro (2012); Peter C. Anderson, Beveridge & Diamond PC, Charlotte (2013); Michael J. Greene, Goodman, Carr, Laughrun, Levine & Greene PA, Charlotte (2014); Robert K. Corbett III, Corbett & McCallum PLLC, Charlotte (2015); Ryan T. Smith, RTS Law Group, Charlotte (2016); George V. Laughrun II, Goodman, Carr, Laughrun, Levine & Greene PLLC, Charlotte (2017); Les Robinson, The Robinson Law Firm PA, Greenville (2018); Wes J. Camden, Williams Mullen, Raleigh (2019)

 


EMPLOYMENT

Kyle R. Still, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh; G. Bryan Adams III, Van Hoy, Reutlinger, Adams & Dunn PLLC, Charlotte; William Barrett, Barrett Law Offices PLLC, Raleigh; Patricia T. “Patti” Bartis, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP, Raleigh; John E. Branch III, Shanahan Law Group PLLC, Raleigh; Kathleen “Katie” Bradshaw Burchette, Johnston, Allison & Hord PA, Charlotte; Kevin Ceglowski, Poyner Spruill LLP, Raleigh; William S. “Will” Cherry III, Manning, Fulton & Skinner PA, Raleigh; Julianna “Julie” Theall Earp, Fox Rothschild LLP, Greensboro, Charlotte; Brodie D. Erwin, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart PC, Raleigh; Gretchen W. Ewalt, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart PC, Raleigh; Kristen Finlon, Essex Richards PA, Charlotte; Patrick “Pat” Flanagan, Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP, Charlotte; Benjamin “Ben” Fryer, Moore & Van Allen PLLC, Charlotte; Marc E. Gustafson, Bell, Davis & Pitt PA, Charlotte; D. Ross Hamilton Jr., Tuggle Duggins PA, Greensboro; Fred T. Hamlet, Law Offices of Fred T. Hamlet, Greensboro, Wilmington; Holly E.R. Hammer, Hammer Law PLLC, Raleigh; Michael C. Harman, Harman Law PLLC, Huntersville; M. Faith Herndon, The Law Office of Faith Herndon PLLC, Durham; Sean F. Herrmann, Herrmann & Murphy PLLC, Charlotte; Tamara Huckert, Strianese Huckert LLP, Charlotte; Meredith Jeffries, Alexander Ricks PLLC, Charlotte; Patrick E. “Pat” Kelly, Johnston, Allison & Hord PA, Charlotte; D. Beth Langley, Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Greensboro; David C. Lindsay, K&L Gates LLP, Raleigh, Charlotte; Michael C. “Mike” Lord, Williams, Mullen, Clark & Dobbins PC, Raleigh; Kathleen K. Lucchesi, Lincoln Derr PLLC, Charlotte; Rachel C. Matesic, The Sasser Law Firm PA, Charlotte; Christine F. Mayhew, Anderson Jones PLLC, Raleigh; Karin M. McGinnis, Moore & Van Allen PLLC, Charlotte; Michael D. McKnight, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart PC, Raleigh; Andrew K. “Andy” McVey, Murchison, Taylor & Gibson PLLC, Wilmington; Michael Murchison, Murchison, Taylor & Gibson PLLC, Wilmington; Kevin Murphy, Herrmann & Murphy PLLC, Charlotte; Laura Noble, The Noble Law Firm PLLC, Chapel Hill; William A. “Will” Oden III, Ward and Smith PA, Wilmington; Daniel “Dan” J. Palmieri, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh; Nicole Patino, Law Offices of Fred T. Hamlet, Greensboro; J. Heydt Philebeck, Bailey & Dixon LLP, Raleigh; Patti West Ramseur, Fox Rothschild LLP, Greensboro, Charlotte; Shayla C. Richberg, Richberg Law, Durham; Sabrina Presnell Rockoff, McGuire, Wood & Bissette PA, Asheville; Robert A. “Bob” Sar, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart PC, Raleigh; Jeremy R. “Jerry” Sayre, Ward and Smith PA, Raleigh; Edward S. Schenk III, Williams, Mullen, Clark & Dobbins PC, Raleigh; Sandra Mitterling Schilder, Ragsdale Liggett PLLC, Raleigh; Mimi E. Soule, Soule Law Firm PLLC, Raleigh; Jill S. Stricklin, Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP, Winston-Salem; M. Todd Sullivan, Graebe Hanna & Sullivan PLLC, Raleigh; Clark Tew, Pope McMillan PA, Statesville; Benton L. Toups, Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP, Wilmington; Joshua R. “Josh” Van Kampen, Van Kampen Law PC, Charlotte; Jerry H. Walters Jr., Littler Mendelson PC, Charlotte; John R. Wester, Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson PA, Charlotte; Devon D. Williams, Ward and Smith PA, Raleigh; Kathleen N. “Kathy” Worm, The Worm Law Firm PC, Raleigh

HALL OF FAME:  Philip M. Van Hoy, Van Hoy, Reutlinger, Adams & Dunn, Charlotte (2002); George J. Oliver, Smith Moore LLP, Raleigh (2003); Penni Pearson Bradshaw, Constangy, Brooks & Smith LLP, Winston-Salem (2004); Jonathan R. Harkavy, Patterson Harkavy LLP, Greensboro (2005); Patricia L. Holland, Jackson Lewis PC, Cary (2006); Louis L. Lesesne Jr., Essex Richards PA, Charlotte (2007); Robert M. Elliot, Elliot Pishko Morgan PA, Winston-Salem (2008); Sarah J. Kromer, Sarah J. Kromer PLLC, Charlotte (2009); Susan Brown Grady, SPX Corp., Charlotte (2010); Lisa Grafstein, Law Office of Lisa Grafstein PLLC, Raleigh (2011); N. Renee Hughes, Strianese Huckert, LLP, Charlotte (2012); W. Randall Loftis Jr., Constangy, Brooks & Smith LLP, Winston-Salem (2013);  Amie F. Carmack, Morningstar Law Group, Morrisville (2014); Nicole Gardner, Gardner Skelton PLLC, Charlotte (2015); Mike Okun, Patterson Harkavy LLP, Chapel Hill (2016); Bryan L. Tyson, Marcellino & Tyson PLLC, Charlotte (2017); Susie Gibbons, Poyner Spruill LLP, Raleigh (2018); Denise Smith Cline, Law Offices of Denise Smith Cline PLLC, Raleigh (2019)

 


ENVIRONMENTAL

Amy Wang, Ward and Smith PA, New Bern; James L. “Jim”Conner II, Calhoun, Bhella & Sechrest LLP, Durham; Stanford D. Baird, K&L Gates LLP, Raleigh; F. Bryan Brice Jr., The Law Offices of F. Bryan Brice Jr., Raleigh; Charlie Carter, Burns, Day & Presnell PA, Raleigh; Susan H. Cooper, Womble Bond Dickinson LLP, Charlotte; Alexander “Alex” Elkan, Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Greensboro, Raleigh; Hayes Jernigan Finley, Fox Rothschild LLP, Raleigh; Alan H. McConnell, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, Raleigh; Peter J. McGrath Jr., Moore & Van Allen PLLC, Charlotte; Natalie D. Potter, Essex Richards PA, Charlotte; Mary Katherine H. Stukes, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP, Charlotte; Chris Walker, Alexander Ricks PLLC, Charlotte; Steven D. “Steve” Weber, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP, Charlotte; Noelle E. Wooten, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, Charlotte; I. Clark Wright Jr., Davis Hartman Wright PLLC, New Bern

HALL OF FAME:  Charles D. Case, Hunton & Williams, Raleigh (2002, 2003); H. Glenn Dunn, Poyner Spruill LLP, Raleigh (2004); George W. House, Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Greensboro (2005); William D. Dannelly, Hunton & Williams LLP, Raleigh (2006); Benne C. Hutson, Helms Mulliss & Wicker PLLC, Charlotte (2007); Amos C. Dawson III, Williams Mullen, Raleigh (2008); Richard C. Gaskins Jr., Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation Inc., Charlotte (2009); Stephen W. Earp., Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP, Greensboro (2010); Ramona Cunningham O’Bryant, Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP, Greensboro (2011); William Clarke, Roberts & Stevens PA, Asheville (2012); Grady L. Shields, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh (2013); Craig A. Bromby, Hunton & Williams LLP, Raleigh (2014); Garry S. Rice, Duke Energy Corp., Charlotte (2015); Sean M. Sullivan, Troutman Sanders LLP, Raleigh (2016); Carol Jones Van Buren, Van Buren Law PLLC, Charlotte (2017); Steve Berlin, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, Winston-Salem (2018); Keith Johnson, Poyner Spruill LLP, Raleigh (2019)

 


FAMILY

Mariana Godwin, Barefoot Family Law, Raleigh; Carole R. Albright, Black, Slaughter & Black PA, Greensboro; Lisa M. Angel, The Rosen Law Firm PA, Raleigh; Shelby Duffy Benton, Law Office of Shelby Duffy Benton PA, Goldsboro; Anna Blood, Blood Law PLLC, Waxhaw; Heidi C. Bloom, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh; M. Brien Bowlin Jr., Knipp Law Office PLLC, Cornelius; Ashley Bonomini Callahan, The Law Office of Ashley B. Callahan PLLC, Huntersville; Cary Close, Cary E. Close PA, Raleigh; Michelle D. Connell, Fox Rothschild LLP, Raleigh; Stephen Corby, Emblem Legal PLLC, Charlotte; Lindsey Dasher, Dasher Law PLLC, Matthews; Joslin Davis, Allman Spry Davis Leggett & Crumpler PA, Winston Salem; Lindsey Easterling, Easterling Law PLLC, Matthews; Daphne Edwards, Daphne Edwards Law PC, Raleigh; Melissa J. Essick, Gailor, Hunt, Jenkins, Davis, Taylor & Gibbs PLLC, Raleigh; Richard B. Gantt, The Rosen Law Firm PA, Raleigh; Wesley P. “Wes” Gelb, Fox Rothschild, Raleigh; Seth Glazer, Thomas, Godley & Grimes PLLC, Charlotte; Jordan M. Griffin, Stepp Law Group PLLC, Monroe; Monica R. Guy, Kurtz Evans Whitley Guy & Simos PLLC, Winston-Salem; Michael S. Harrell, Manning, Fulton & Skinner PA, Raleigh; Constance A. Harris, Greensboro Law Center, Greensboro; J. Gregory “Greg” Hatcher, Hatcher Law Group PC, Charlotte; Jessica B. Heffner, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh; Penelope L. Hefner, Sodoma Law PC, Monroe; Elizabeth Hodges, Offit Kurman PA, Charlotte; Dave Holm, Parker, Bryan, Britt & Tanner PLLC, Raleigh; Robert E. “Rob” Howard Jr., Howard, McCoy & Bolton LLP, Raleigh; Paige E. Inman, Ward and Smith PA, Wilmington; Gib Irons, Irons & Irons PA, Greenville; Jill Schnabel Jackson, Jackson Family Law, Raleigh; Robert Paul Jenkins, The Graham Nuckolls Conner Law Firm PLLC, Greenville; K. Mitchell Kelling, Offit Kurman PA, Charlotte; Kyle LeBlanc, Hamilton Stephens Steele + Martin PLLC, Charlotte; Alyssa M. Levine, Arnold & Smith PLLC, Charlotte; Lauren V. Lewis, Essex Richards PA, Charlotte; Jillian E. Mack, Ellis Law Firm PLLC, Durham; Dustin McCrary, The Law Office of Dustin S. McCrary PLLC, Statesville; Patrick S. McCroskey, Gum, Hillier & McCroskey PA, Asheville; Joy G. McIver, Montford Family Law, Asheville; Shaunis Mercer, Rosen Law Firm, Cary; Eric S. Meredith, Jetton & Meredith PLLC, Charlotte; Christopher D. Miller, Miller Bowles Law PLLC, Charlotte; Jennifer Paternostro Moore, Marcellino & Tyson PLLC, Charlotte; Manisha P. Patel, Law Office of Manisha P. Patel PLLC, Greensboro; Carolyn Taylor Peacock, Peacock Family Law, New Bern; Robert A. Ponton Jr., Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh; LeeAnne Quattrucci, The Law Offices of LeeAnne Quattrucci PA, Wilmington; Kate Rech, Rech Law PC, Charlotte; Mark D. Riopel, Hamilton Stephens Steele + Martin PLLC, Charlotte; Ashley-Nicole Russell, The Law Office of Ashley-Nicole Russell PA, Greenville, Raleigh; Tonya Graser Smith, Graser Smith PLLC, Charlotte; Robin J. Stinson, Bell, Davis & Pitt PA, Winston-Salem; Nicole Taylor, Gailor, Hunt, Jenkins, Davis, Taylor & Gibbs PLLC, Raleigh; Richard M. Webb, Jones, Childers, Donaldson & Webb PLLC, Mooresville; Lindsay Willis, The Rosen Law Firm PA, Raleigh

HALL OF FAME:  John H. Parker, Cheshire, Parker, Schneider, Bryan & Vitale, Raleigh (2007); Carlyn Poole, Tharrington Smith LLP, Raleigh (2008); Richard D. Stephens, Dozier, Miller, Pollard & Murphy LLP, 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 PLLC, Charlotte (2013); Lori M. Vitale, Vitale Family Law, Raleigh (2014); Kimberly Bryan, Cheshire Parker Schneider & Bryan PLLC, Raleigh (2015); Rob Blair, Essex Richards PA, Charlotte (2016); Afi S. Johnson-Parris, Ward Black Law, Greensboro (2017); Chris Eatmon, Eatmon Law Firm PC, Wake Forest (2018); Kristin M. Hampson, Hampson Family Law, Raleigh (2019)

 


IMMIGRATION

Murali Bashyam, Bashyam Shah LLP, Raleigh; Penni P. Bradshaw, Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP, Winston-Salem; Gigi Gardner, Gardner Law PLLC, Raleigh; Steven H. Garfinkel, Steven H. Garfinkel PA, Charlotte; Colleen F. Molner, Steven H. Garfinkel PA, Charlotte; Helen L. Parsonage, Elliot Morgan Parsonage PLLC, Winston-Salem; Nicola Ai Ling Prall, Jackson Lewis PC, Raleigh; Susan Waller Ramos, Womble Bond Dickinson LLP, Winston-Salem; Benjamin A. Snyder, Charlotte Immigration Law Firm, Charlotte; Julie C. Spahn, Spahn Law Firm PLLC, Charlotte; Douglas “Doug” Thie, Clawson & Staubes PLLC, Charlotte; Jessica L. Yañez, Yanez Law PLLC, Greensboro

HALL OF FAME: Laura Edgerton, Edgerton Immigration Law, Raleigh (2018); Gerard M. “Gerry” Chapman, Chapman Law Firm, Greensboro (2019)

 


INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Russ Racine, Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP, Charlotte; Arthur J. “Art” DeBaugh, Bell, Davis & Pitt PA, Winston-Salem; Ani Agrawal, NK Patent Law, Raleigh; William B. “Will” Cannon, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP, Raleigh; Richard A. “Rick” Coughlin, Fox Rothschild LLP, Greensboro, Charlotte; Rebecca E. Crandall, McGuire, Wood & Bissette PA, Asheville; Angela P. Doughty, Ward and Smith PA, New Bern; Kathryn M. Eyster, Tepper & Eyster PLLC, Raleigh; John M. Fuscoe, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh; Steven “Steve” Gardner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, Winston-Salem; Kimberly “Kim” Bullock Gatling, Fox Rothschild LLP, Greensboro; Seth Hudson, Clements Bernard PLLC, Charlotte; James L. “Jim” Lester, MacCord Mason PLLC, Greensboro; Arthur “Art” MacCord, MacCord Mason PLLC, Greensboro; Richard T. “Rick” Matthews, Williams, Mullen, Clark & Dobbins PC, Raleigh; Richard M. “Rick” McDermott, McDermott IP Law, Charlotte; Justin R. Nifong, NK Patent Law, Charlotte, Raleigh; John Owen, Coats & Bennett PLLC, Cary; Gavin Parsons, Coats & Bennett PLLC, Cary; David W. Sar, Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Greensboro; Steve Terranova, Withrow & Terranova PLLC, Cary; Thomas G. Varnum, Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Wilmington; Devon E. White, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh

HALL OF FAME:  Mitchell S. Bigel, Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec PA, Raleigh (2002, 2003); Kenneth D. Sibley, Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec PA, Raleigh (2004); Wesley Thaddeus Adams III, Adams Evans PA, Charlotte (2005); J. Scott Evans, Yahoo! Inc., Charlotte (2006); Philip Summa, Summa, Allan & Additon PA, Charlotte (2007); Susan Freya Olive, Olive & Olive PA, Durham (2008); David M. Carter, Carter & Schnedler PA, Asheville (2009); David M. Krasnow, Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP, Raleigh (2010); William J. Mason, MacCord Mason PLLC, Wilmington (2011); E. Eric Mills, Nexsen Pruet PLLC, Raleigh (2012); Anthony Biller, Coats & Bennett PLLC, Cary (2013); Larry L. Coats, Coats & Bennett PLLC, Cary (2014); Sarah E. Nagae, Nexsen Pruet LLC, Raleigh (2015); Maury M. Tepper III, Tepper & Eyster PLLC, Raleigh (2016); John C. Nipp, Additon, Higgins & Pendleton PA, Charlotte (2017); Matthew Ladenheim, Trego, Hines & Ladenheim PLLC, Charlotte (2018); Julie H. Richardson, Myers Bigel PA, Raleigh (2019)

 


LITIGATION

Clay A. Campbell, Marcellino & Tyson PLLC, Charlotte; David N. Allen, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, Charlotte; Lisa W. Arthur, Fox Rothschild LLP, Greensboro; Kristen Beightol, Edwards Kirby LLP, Raleigh; Jonathan A. “Jon” Berkelhammer, Ellis & Winters LLP, Greensboro; Rachel Blunk, Forrest Firm PC, Greensboro, Charlotte; Ashley K. Brathwaite, Ellis & Winters LLP, Raleigh; Suzanne K. “Suzy” Canali, Safe Alliance Inc., Charlotte; R. Michael Chandler, Hull & Chandler PA, Charlotte; Karen Chapman, Poyner Spruill LLP, Charlotte; David S. Coats, Bailey & Dixon LLP, Raleigh; Stephen Corby, Emblem Legal PLLC, Charlotte; C. David Creech, Harris Creech Ward & Blackerby PA, New Bern; Amanda K. Cutler, McGuireWoods LLP, Charlotte; Eric M. David, Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Raleigh; Michael D. DeFrank, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh; Joshua B. “Josh” Durham, Bell, Davis & Pitt PA, Charlotte; Mary E. Euler, McGuire, Wood & Bissette PA, Asheville; J. Scott Flowers, Hutchens Law Firm LLP, Fayetteville; David E. Fox, Moore & Van Allen PLLC, Charlotte; Ross Fulton, Rayburn Cooper & Durham PA, Charlotte; James B. “Brad” Gatehouse, Rayburn Cooper & Durham PA, Charlotte; Charles O. George, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh; Chris Graebe, Graebe Hanna & Sullivan PLLC, Raleigh; Chad Hansen, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, Winston-Salem, Raleigh; Drew Haywood, The Law Office of Drew Haywood PLLC, Durham; J. Alexander Heroy, James, McElroy & Diehl PA, Charlotte; Clay Hodges, Harris Sarratt & Hodges, LLP, Raleigh; Pearlynn G. Houck, Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson PA, Charlotte; John N. Hutson Jr., Young Moore and Henderson PA, Raleigh; Christopher W. “Chris” Jackson, Ellis & Winters LLP, Greensboro; Jason B. James, Bell, Davis & Pitt PA, Charlotte; Shannon R. Joseph, Morningstar Law Group, Raleigh; Patrick M. Kane, Fox Rothschild LLP, Greensboro, Charlotte; Lori Keeton, Law Offices of Lori Keeton PLLC, Charlotte; Henry L. “Hal” Kitchin Jr., McGuireWoods LLP, Raleigh; E. Hardy Lewis, Blanchard, Miller, Lewis & Isley PA, Raleigh; Harrison A. Lord, Lord Law Firm PLLC, Charlotte; Joseph P. “Joe” McGuire, McGuire, Wood & Bissette PA, Asheville; Andrew K. “Andy” McVey, Murchison, Taylor & Gibson PLLC, Wilmington; Jason A. Miller, Miller Monroe & Plyler PLLC, Raleigh; Leslie C. Packer, Ellis & Winters LLP, Raleigh; Joseph Pellington, Redding Jones PLLC, Charlotte; Jim W. Phillips Jr., Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Greensboro; Stephanie Gaston Poley, Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP, Raleigh; William W. “Bill” Pollock, Ragsdale Liggett PLLC, Raleigh; Erik Rosenwood, Rosenwood, Rose & Litwak PLLC, Charlotte; Adam L. Ross, James, McElroy & Diehl PA, Charlotte; Thomas H. “Tom” Segars, Ellis & Winters LLP, Raleigh; Mark Russell Sigmon, Sigmon Law PLLC, Raleigh; Grant Sigmon, Sigmon Klein PLLC, Greensboro; Joseph H. “Joe” Stallings, Howard, Stallings, From, Atkins, Angell & Davis PA, Raleigh; Wyatt S. Stevens, Roberts & Stevens PA Attorneys at Law, Asheville; Jennifer K. Van Zant, Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Greensboro; Kirk G. Warner, Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan LLP, Raleigh; Benjamin L. “Ben” Worley, Longleaf Law Partners, Raleigh; David C. Wright III, Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson PA, Charlotte

HALL OF FAME:  James T. Williams Jr., Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Greensboro (2002, 2003); Clarence W. Walker, Kennedy Covington Lobdell & Hickman LLP, Charlotte (2004); Gary S. Parsons, Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Raleigh (2005); William K. Davis, Bell, Davis & Pitt PA, Winston-Salem (2006); Dan J. McLamb, Yates, McLamb & Weyher LLP, Raleigh (2007); Robert D. Walker, Walker, Allen, Grice, Ammons & Foy LLP, Goldsboro (2008); J. Donald Cowan Jr., Ellis & Winters LLP, Greensboro (2009); G. Gray Wilson, Wilson, Helms and Cartledge, Winston-Salem (2010); James H. Kelly Jr., Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, Winston-Salem (2011); Daniel L. Brawley, Block, Crouch, Keter, Behm & Sayed LLP (2012); Lee M. Whitman, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh (2013); Michael J. Byrne, Byrne Law PC, Raleigh (2014); Jonathan D. Sasser, Ellis & Winters LLP, Raleigh (2015); Jean Sutton Martin, Law Office of Jean Sutton Martin PLLC, Wilmington (2016); Greg Merritt, Harris, Creech, Ward & Blackerby PA, New Bern (2017); Ward Davis, Bell, Davis & Pitt PA, Charlotte (2018); Elizabeth Scott, Williams Mullen, Raleigh (2019)

 


REAL ESTATE

Allen York, Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan LLP, Raleigh; Charles N. “Chuck” Anderson Jr., Ellis & Winters LLP, Raleigh; William A. Anderson III, Kennon Craver PLLC, Durham; Charles V. Archie, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh; Leigh C. Bagley, Bell, Davis & Pitt PA, Winston-Salem; Susan Strayhorn Barbour, McGuire, Wood & Bissette PA, Asheville; Evan M. Bass, Moore & Van Allen PLLC, Charlotte; Beth W. Bowen, Bowen Law Firm PC, Cary; L. Penn Clarke, Longleaf Law Partners, Raleigh; Bo Dempster, Poyner Spruill LLP, Raleigh; Benjamin H. “Ben” Ellis, Culp Elliott & Carpenter PLLC, Charlotte; Chad Essick, Poyner Spruill LLP, Raleigh; Randall Faircloth, Regent Law, Charlotte; Jon Goldberg, Alexander Ricks PLLC, Charlotte; Philip K. Hackley, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh; Jennifer M. Hall, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh; Jonathan “Jon” Hankin, Hankin & Pack PLLC, Charlotte; David L. Hillman, Ellis & Winters LLP, Raleigh; Thomas P. Hockman, Schell Bray PLLC, Greensboro; Justin K. Humphries, The Humphries Law Firm PC, Wilmington; Marc L. Isaacson, Isaacson Isaacson Sheridan Fountain & Leftwich LLP, Greensboro; Jeffrey P. “Jeff” Keeter, Block, Crouch, Keeter, Behm & Sayed LLP, Wilmington; William B. “Buddy” Kirk Jr., Kirk Palmer & Thigpen PA, Charlotte; Joshua T. “Josh” Knipp, Knipp Law Office PLLC, Cornelius; Ben Kuhn, Ragsdale Liggett PLLC, Raleigh; Michael Lee, Lee Kaess PLLC, Wilmington; Grey Littlewood, Littlewood Law PLLC, Raleigh; John C. Livingstone, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, Raleigh; Nicole Sabourin Loeffler, Weatherspoon & Voltz LLP, Raleigh; Jeffrey “Jeff” Malarney, The Law Offices of Jeff Malarney PLLC, Kitty Hawk; John M. May, Robbins May & Rich LLP, Pinehurst; Gary T. McDermott, McDermott Law PLLC, Waxhaw; Jason Pfister, Forrest Firm PC, Raleigh; Robert J. “Bob” Ramseur Jr., Ragsdale Liggett PLLC, Raleigh; Robert C.M. Rountree, Narron & Holdford PA, Wilson; Marc Rudow, Roberts & Stevens PA Attorneys at Law, Asheville; Lawrence J. “Larry” Shaheen Jr., Carolina Revaluation Services, Charlotte; Douglas J. “Doug” Short, Manning, Fulton & Skinner PA, Raleigh; J. Christian “Chris” Stevenson, Kirk Palmer & Thigpen PA, Charlotte; Michael W. Strickland, Michael W. Strickland & Associates PA, Raleigh; Faison Gibson Sutton, Murchison, Taylor & Gibson PLLC, Wilmington; Christopher J. “Chris” Vaughn, Carruthers & Roth PA, Greensboro; Eric A. Vernon, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh; William H. “Will” Weatherspoon Jr., Weatherspoon & Voltz LLP, Raleigh; Katherine B. Wilkerson, Lynch & Eatman LLP, Raleigh

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

 


TAX/ESTATE PLANNING

Rudy Ogburn, Young Moore and Henderson PA, Raleigh; Andrew W. Blair, Manning, Fulton & Skinner PA, Raleigh; Martin M. Brennan Jr., Brennan Law Firm PLLC, Huntersville; Gwendolyn C. “Wendy” Brooks, Kennon Craver PLLC, Durham; Joshua D. “Josh” Bryant, Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan LLP, Raleigh; Madison E. “Matt” Bullard Jr., Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh; Stephen T. “Steve” Byrd, Manning, Fulton & Skinner PA, Raleigh; Sandra Martin Clark, Manning, Fulton & Skinner PA, Raleigh; Thomas H. “Tom” Cook Jr., Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh; David T. DuFault, Sodoma Law PC, Charlotte; Justin R. Ervin III, Johnson, Peddrick & McDonald PLLC, Greensboro; Elie J. Foy, Womble Bond Dickinson LLP, Raleigh; Edward W. Griggs, Womble Bond Dickinson LLP, Winston-Salem; John “Jay” Hemphill, Hemphill Gelder PC, Raleigh; Cory Howes, Forrest Firm PC, Raleigh; Jill Peters Kaess, Lee Kaess PLLC, Wilmington; Warren P. Kean, Shumaker, Loop and Kendrick LLP, Charlotte; John G. Kelso, The Van Winkle Law Firm, Asheville; Adam G. Kerr, Kerr Law PLLC, Greensboro; Amy H. Kincaid, Schell Bray PLLC, Greensboro; Paula A. Kohut, Kohut & Adams PA, Wilmington; Erik Lincoln, Lincoln PLLC, Charlotte; Harris M. Livingstain, McGuire, Wood & Bissette PA, Asheville; Paul H. Livingston Jr., Schell Bray PLLC, Greensboro; W. Thomas “Tom” McCuiston, McCuiston Law Offices PLLC, Cary, Raleigh; Chadwick I. “Chad” McCullen, Young Moore and Henderson PA, Raleigh; Marissa Charmane Meredith, Elon University School of Law, Greensboro; William L. “Bill” Mills IV, Culp Elliott & Carpenter PLLC, Charlotte; Lawrence A. “Larry” Moye IV, Womble Bond Dickinson LLP, Raleigh; Andrew L. Nesbitt, Nesbitt Law PLLC, Charlotte; Holly B. Norvell, Johnston, Allison & Hord PA, Charlotte; Christian L. Perrin, Hickmon & Perrin PC, Charlotte; Galina “Allie” Petrova, Petrova Law PLLC, Greensboro; Thomas J. “Tad” Rhodes Jr., Narron & Holdford PA, Wilson; Heidi E. Royal, Heidi E. Royal Law PLLC, Charlotte; Maria Satterfield, Satterfield Legal PLLC, Charlotte; Rebecca Smitherman, Craige Jenkins Liipfert & Walker LLP, Winston-Salem; Adam B. Snyder, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh; Rebecca L. Stevens, Stevens Law Firm PLLC, Cary; Kimberly H. “Kim” Stogner, Womble Bond Dickinson LLP, Winston-Salem; Adam P.M. Tarleton, Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Greensboro; Sarah Sparboe Thornburg, McGuire, Wood & Bissette PA, Asheville; Bradley T. “Brad” Van Hoy, Moore & Van Allen PLLC, Charlotte; Keith A. Wood, Carruthers & Roth PA, Greensboro; Louis E. Wooten III, The Wooten Law Firm, Raleigh; Paul Anthony Yokabitus, Yokabitus Law PLLC, Cary

HALL OF FAME: Robert C. Vaughn Jr., Vaughn Perkinson Ehlinger Moxley & Stogner, Winston-Salem (2002, 2003); W. Curtis Elliott Jr., Culp Elliott & Carpenter PLLC, Charlotte (2004); Ray S. Farris, Johnston, Allison & Hord PA, Charlotte (2005); Elizabeth L. Quick, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice PLLC, Winston-Salem (2006); James W. Narron, Narron, O’Hale & Whittington PA, Smithfield (2007); E. William Kratt, Herring Mills & Kratt PLLC, Raleigh (2008); Christy Eve Reid, Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson PA, Charlotte (2009); Michael H. Godwin, Schell Bray Aycock Abel & Livingston PLLC, Greensboro (2010); Maria M. Lynch, Lynch & Eatman LLP, Raleigh (2011); Graham D. Holding Jr., Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson PA, Charlotte (2012); Andrew H. Veach, Edwards Craver Veach PLLC, Winston-Salem (2013); Robert H. Haggard, The Van Winkle Law Firm, Asheville (2014); Michael A. Colombo, Colombo, Kitchin, Dunn, Ball & Porter LLP, Greenville (2015); Jason Walls, The Walls Law Firm PLLC, Apex (2016); Debra L. Foster, Foster Royal PA, Charlotte (2017); Elizabeth “Liz” K. Arias, Womble Bond Dickinson, Raleigh (2018); Jean Gordon Carter, McGuireWoods LLP, Raleigh (2019)

 


YOUNG GUNS

Antonia A. “Toni” Peck, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, Raleigh; Elliott Sol Abrams, Cheshire Parker Schneider & Bryan PLLC, Raleigh; Lisa W. Arthur, Fox Rothschild LLP, Greensboro; Marla S. Bowman, Ward and Smith PA, Raleigh; Carl J. Burchette, Rosenwood, Rose & Litwak PLLC, Charlotte; Suzanne K. “Suzy” Canali, Safe Alliance Inc., Charlotte; Benjamin S. “Ben” Chesson, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, Charlotte; L. Penn Clarke, Longleaf Law Partners, Raleigh; Stephen M. Corby, Emblem Legal PLLC, Charlotte; F. William “Will” DeVore, Devore, Acton & Stafford PA, Charlotte; J. Porter Durham III, McGuireWoods LLP, Charlotte; Tara A. Harrawood, Marcellino & Tyson PLLC, Charlotte; Jessica B. Heffner, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh; Sean F. Herrmann, Herrmann & Murphy PLLC, Charlotte; Sarah F. Hutchins, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP, Charlotte; Paige E. Inman, Ward and Smith PA, Wilmington; Christopher W. “Chris” Jackson, Ellis & Winters LLP, Greensboro; Emily C. Jones, Burney & Jones PLLC, Wilmington; Andrew “Andy” Jones, Forrest Firm PC, Charlotte, Wilmington; Matthew R. “Matt” Kain, Moore & Van Allen PLLC, Charlotte; Kristen M. Kirby, McGuireWoods LLP, Raleigh; Carolyn “Lynn” Krueger-Andes, Hamilton Stephens Steele + Martin PLLC, Charlotte; Kyle LeBlanc, Hamilton Stephens Steele + Martin PLLC, Charlotte; Gwendolyn W. Lewis, Lincoln Derr PLLC, Charlotte; Carmela Mastrianni, Hamilton Stephens Steele + Martin PLLC, Charlotte; Kelsey Mayo, Poyner Spruill LLP, Charlotte, Raleigh; Jennifer Paternostro Moore, Marcellino & Tyson PLLC, Charlotte; Jennifer A. Morgan, Williams, Mullen, Clark & Dobbins PC, Raleigh; Kevin Murphy, Herrmann & Murphy PLLC, Charlotte; Paula Murray, Ragsdale Liggett PLLC, Raleigh; Evan M. Musselwhite, Ward and Smith PA, Raleigh; Steven C. Newton II, Nicholls & Crampton PA, Raleigh; Douglas D. Noreen, Howard, Stallings, From, Atkins, Angell & Davis PA, Raleigh; Galina “Allie” Petrova, Petrova Law PLLC, Greensboro; Caitlin M. Poe, Williams, Mullen, Clark & Dobbins PC, Raleigh; Will Quick, Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Raleigh; Alyssa M. Riggins, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart PC, Raleigh; David S. Rugani, Johnston, Allison & Hord PA, Charlotte; Troy D. Shelton, Fox Rothschild LLP, Raleigh; Carl M. “Trip” Short III, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart PC, Charlotte; Samuel A. “Sam” Slater, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh; Colin J. Tarrant, Block, Crouch, Keeter, Behm & Sayed LLP, Wilmington; Suzanne R. Walker, Yates McLamb & Weyher LLP, Raleigh; Richard M. Webb, Jones, Childers, Donaldson & Webb PLLC, Mooresville; Devon D. Williams, Ward and Smith PA, Raleigh; Paul Anthony Yokabitus, Yokabitus Law PLLC, Cary

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