Legal Elite

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.

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2022 Winners


ANTITRUST

Dhamian Blue, Blue LLP, Raleigh; James L. Cobb, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh; Denise M. Gunter, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, Winston-Salem; Lawrence C. Moore III, Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson PA, Charlotte; John A. Price, Calhoun Bhella & Sechrest LLP, Durham; Gregory Lee 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, Pinnix & Nichols PA, Raleigh (2013); John F. Graybeal, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP, Raleigh (2014); Press Millen, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice PLLC, Raleigh (2015); W. Andrew “Andy” Copenhaver, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice PLLC, Winston-Salem (2016); Stephen Feldman, Ellis & Winters LLP, Raleigh (2017); Brad Evans, Ward and Smith PA, Greenville (2018); Henry “Hal” L. Kitchin Jr., McGuire Woods LLP, Wilmington (2019); Brian Hayles, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, Charlotte (2020); Alan Duncan, Turning Point Litigation, Greensboro (2021)

APPELLATE

Michelle D. Connell, Fox Rothschild LLP, Raleigh; Norris Arden Adams II, Essex Richards PA, Charlotte; Julia Christine Ambrose, Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Raleigh; Jaye Elizabeth Bingham-Hinch, North Carolina Court of Appeals, Raleigh; Christopher Anderson Brook, Patterson Harkavy LLP, Chapel Hill; Adam Howard Charnes, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, Winston-Salem; Angela Farag Craddock, Young Moore and Henderson PA, Raleigh; Alexander C. Dale, Ward and Smith PA, Wilmington; Robert H. Edmunds Jr., Fox Rothschild LLP, Greensboro; Edward Staples Garrett, Legal Aid of North Carolina Inc., Charlotte; Martha A. Geer, Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips Grossman PLLC, Raleigh; Robert Daniel Gibson, Stam Law Firm PLLC, Apex; Bonnie Keith Green, The Green Firm PLLC, Charlotte; K. Edward Greene, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh; Ann Patton Hornthal, Roberts & Stevens PA, Asheville; Alicia Dawn Jurney, Smith Debnam Narron Drake Saintsing & Myers LLP, Raleigh; Patrick Michael Kane, Fox Rothschild LLP, Greensboro; J. Blakely Kiefer, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh; James W. Kilbourne Jr., Allen Stahl + Kilbourne, Asheville; John Joseph Korzen, Wake Forest Law, Winston-Salem; Michelle Ann Liguori, Ellis & Winters LLP, Raleigh; Jonathan G. McGirt, North Carolina State Bar-Legal Specialization, Raleigh; Allison Overbay Mullins, Turning Point Litigation/ Mullins Duncan, Greensboro; Kip David Nelson, Fox Rothschild LLP, Greensboro; Preston O. Odom III, James McElroy Diehl PA, Charlotte; David S. Pokela, Nexsen Pruet PLLC, Greensboro; Elizabeth Brooks Scherer, Fox Rothschild LLP, Raleigh; Troy Shelton, Fox Rothschild LLP, Raleigh; Mark Russell Sigmon, Sigmon Law PLLC, Raleigh; D. Martin Warf, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, Raleigh; John R. Wester, Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson PA, Charlotte

Hall of fame: Matthew Nis Leerberg, Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP, Raleigh (2018); Toby Hampson, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP / N.C. Court of Appeals, Raleigh (2019); Drew Erteschik, Poyner Spruill LLP, Raleigh (2020); Beth Brooks Scherer, Fox Rothschild LLP, Raleigh (2021)

BANKRUPTCY

Rebecca Finch Redwine, Hendren Redwine & Malone PLLC, Raleigh; Rayford K. Adams III, Spilman Thomas Battle PLLC, Winston-Salem; Charles N. Anderson Jr., Ellis & Winters LLP, Raleigh; Brian Richard Anderson, Fox Rothschild LLP, Greensboro; James B. Angell, Howard Stallings From Atkins Angell & Davis PA, Raleigh; David R. Badger, David R Badger PA, Charlotte; Paul Rudd Baynard, Offit Kurman Attorneys at Law, Charlotte; Laurie Beth Biggs, Stubbs Perdue PA, Raleigh; John C. Bircher III, Davis Hartman Wright PLLC, New Bern; Nicholas Conan Brown, Ask LLP, St. Paul; William E. Burton III, Fox Rothschild LLP, Greensboro; Algernon L. Butler III, Butler & Butler LLP, Wilmington; James O. Carter, Carter & Carter PA, Wilmington; Clayton W. Cheek, The Law Offices of Oliver & Cheek, PLLC, PLLC, New Bern; David H. Conaway, Shumaker Loop & Kendrick LLP, Charlotte; Richard Preston Cook, Richard P Cook PLLC, Wilmington; Stacy C. Cordes, Cordes Law PLLC, Charlotte; John Paul Hughes Cournoyer, Northen Blue LLP, Chapel Hill; Robert A. Cox Jr., Hamilton Stephens Steele + Martin PLLC, Charlotte; Brian D. Darer, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP, Raleigh; David R. DiMatteo, Essex Richards PA, Charlotte; Damon Terry Duncan, Duncan Law PLLC, Greensboro; Terry M. Duncan, Duncan Law PLLC, Charlotte; Albert F. Durham, Rayburn Cooper & Durham PA, Charlotte; David L. Eades, Moore & Van Allen PLLC, Charlotte; Paul A. Fanning, Ward and Smith PA, Winterville; Joseph Zachary Frost, Buckmiller Boyette Frost PLLC, Raleigh; Cole  Hayes, Hayes Law, Charlotte; Jason L. Hendren, Hendren Redwine & Malone PLLC, Raleigh; Luis Manuel Lluberas, Moore & Van Allen PLLC, Charlotte; Michael Leon Martinez, Grier Wright Martinez PA, Charlotte; Pamela W. McAfee, Campbell University School of Law, Raleigh; Jack  Miller, Rayburn Cooper & Durham PA, Charlotte; Clinton Shepperd Morse, Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Greensboro; Jeffrey E. Oleynik, Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Greensboro; George Mason Oliver, The Law Offices of Oliver & Cheek, PLLC, PLLC, New Bern; Benson Thomas Pitts, North Carolina State Bar, Asheville; Alan W. Pope, Moore & Van Allen PLLC, Charlotte; Richard Abbitt Prosser, Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP, Raleigh; Melanie Dawn Johnson Raubach, Hamilton Stephens Steele + Martin PLLC, Charlotte; Matthew Scott Roberson, McGuire Wood & Bissette PA, Asheville; Ciara L. Rogers, The Law Offices of Oliver & Cheek, PLLC, PLLC, New Bern; Travis P. Sasser, Sasser Law Firm, Cary; Philip M. Sasser, Sasser Law Firm, Cary; David M. Schilli, Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson PA, Charlotte; Kevin  Sink, Waldrep Wall Babcock & Bailey PLLC, Winston-Salem; John H. Small, Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Greensboro; Zachary H. Smith, Moore & Van Allen PLLC, Charlotte; William C. Smith Jr., Manning Fulton & Skinner PA, Raleigh; Glenn Clark Thompson, Hamilton Stephens Steele + Martin PLLC, Charlotte; Landon Glenn Van Winkle, Smith Debnam Narron Drake Saintsing & Myers LLP, Raleigh; Joseph Jude Vonnegut, Hutchens Law Firm LLP, Fayetteville; Thomas William Waldrep Jr., Waldrep Wall Babcock & Bailey PLLC, Winston-Salem; Cortney Ian Walker, Sasser Law Firm, Cary; Jill Christine Walters, Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP, Raleigh; Matthew Patrick Weiner, Poyner Spruill LLP, Raleigh; Margaret R. Westbrook, K&L Gates LLP, Raleigh; A Cotten Wright, Grier Wright Martinez 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 LLC, 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 Kahn, Nexsen Pruet LLC, Greensboro (2014); James S. “Charlie” Livermon, 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 D. Sparkman, Richard D. Sparkman & Associates PA, Angier (2019); George Sanderson, The Sanderson Law Firm PLLC, Raleigh (2020); John “Woody” C. Woodman, Essex Richards PA, Charlotte (2021)

BUSINESS

Daniel Stephen Trimmer, Skufca Law PLLC, Charlotte; Thomas A. Allen, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh; Beth F. Atkins, Howard Stallings From Atkins Angell & Davis PA, New Bern; Taylor Craig Auten, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh; Samuel Eric Bass, Venn Law Group, Charlotte; Brian Carl Bernhardt, Forrest Firm PC, Charlotte; Stephen B. Brown, Investors Title Insurance Co., Chapel Hill; Dorothy Bass Burch, Ragsdale Liggett PLLC, Raleigh; Michael A. Burger, NC Planning, Cary; Steven  Carr, Ellinger & Carr PLLC, Raleigh; Kenneth G. Carroll, Morningstar Law Group, Raleigh; Ryan William Coffield, The Van Winkle Law Firm, Asheville; Jonathan “Jon” T. Coffin, Johnston Allison & Hord PA, Charlotte; David Prince Creekman, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh; John M. Cross Jr., Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Greensboro; Anne Elizabeth Croteau, McGuireWoods LLP, Raleigh; C. Joseph DelPapa, Ward and Smith PA, Raleigh; Kenneth E. Eheman Jr., Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh; Joseph A. Fernandez, Moore & Van Allen PLLC, Charlotte; Milton Heath Gilbert Jr., Baucom Claytor Benton Morgan Wood PA, Charlotte; Garland G. Graham, Schell Bray PLLC, Greensboro; Joseph W. Grier III, Grier Wright Martinez PA, Charlotte; William B. Gwyn Jr., Manning Fulton & Skinner PA, Raleigh; Benjamin David Hicks, Wagner Hicks, Charlotte; Steven A. Hockfield, Erdman and Hockfield LLP, Charlotte; Daryl Lee Hollnagel, Shumaker Loop & Kendrick LLP, Charlotte; Nathan M. Hull, Hull Chandler PA, Charlotte; Hilton T. Hutchens, Hutchens Law Firm LLP, Fayetteville; Gregory D. Hutchins, Roberts & Stevens PA, Asheville; Gene A. Jones Jr., Morningstar Law Group, Raleigh; Jeffrey Masaaki Kelly, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, Raleigh; J. Nicholas “Nick” Kendall, Johnston Allison & Hord PA, Charlotte; April Epley Kight, Schell Bray PLLC, Greensboro; Ben E. Klein, Sigmon Klein PLLC, Greensboro; Stephen F. Later, Robbins May & Rich LLP, Pinehurst; David K. Liggett, Ragsdale Liggett PLLC, Raleigh; J. Christopher Lynch, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh; Stephen H. Morris, Essex Richards PA, Charlotte; Joshua James Otto, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh; Donald R. Reynolds, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh; David S. Rugani, Johnston Allison & Hord PA, Charlotte; Kieran J. Shanahan, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, Raleigh; James B. Snow III, Hogue Hill LLP, Wilmington; Bettie Kelley Sousa, Smith Debnam Narron Drake Saintsing & Myers LLP, Raleigh; Joseph H. Stallings, Howard Stallings From Atkins Angell & Davis PA, Raleigh; Franklin Scott Templeton, Robinson & Lawing LLP, Winston-Salem; Jonathan Charles Windham, Essex Richards PA, Charlotte; Jeffrey Robert Wolfe, Schell Bray PLLC, Greensboro; Robert B. Womble, K&L Gates LLP, Raleigh; Bradley  Wooldridge, 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); Matthew Marcellino, Marcellino & Tyson PLLC, Charlotte (2020); George Stephen Diab, Murchison, Taylor & Gibson PLLC, Wilmington (2021)

CONSTRUCTION

Erik Rosenwood, Rosenwood, Rose & Litwak PLLC, Charlotte; Greg C. Ahlum, Johnston Allison & Hord PA, Charlotte; Aleksandra Elzbieta Anderson, Anderson Legal PLLC, Cary; Thomas Steven Babel, Forrest Firm PC, Wilmington; Ryan Lee Beaver, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, Charlotte; Christopher K. Behm, Block, Crouch, Keeter, Behm & Sayed, LLP, Wilmington; Eric H. Biesecker, Nexsen Pruet PLLC, Greensboro; Steven Allen Bimbo, Smith Terry & Johnson, Charlotte; H. (Arty) Arthur Bolick II, Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Greensboro; Matthew C. Bouchard, Poyner Spruill LLP, Raleigh; Melissa Dewey Brumback, Ragsdale Liggett PLLC, Raleigh; Daniel K. Bryson, Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips Grossman PLLC, Raleigh; Robert “Bob” L. Burchette, Johnston Allison & Hord PA, Charlotte; Christopher James Campbell, Wolfe, Campbell, Gunst & Hinson, PLLC, Charlotte; B. David Carson, Johnston Allison & Hord PA, Charlotte; Andrew L. “Drew” Chapin, Conner Gwyn Schenck PLLC, Greensboro; Keith E. Coltrain, Wall Templeton Haldrup PA, Raleigh; Stephen M. Cox, Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson PA, Rock Hill; Andrew S. Culicerto, Shumaker Loop & Kendrick LLP, Charlotte; John T. Daniel, Essex Richards PA, Charlotte; Adam Reese DeNobriga, Bell Davis Pitt PA, Charlotte; Sean Ferguson Doyle, Ortiz & Doyle, Raleigh; Monica Wilson Dozier, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, Charlotte; Luke J. Farley, Ellis & Winters LLP, Raleigh; David B. Hamilton, Hamilton Stephens Steele + Martin PLLC, Charlotte; Harvey M. Hamlet, Hamlet & Associates PLLC, Wilmington; Edward F. Hennessey IV, Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson PA, Charlotte; Jessica Soles Humphries, Hamlet & Associates PLLC, Wilmington; Tracy Thompson James, Hamilton Stephens Steele + Martin PLLC, Charlotte; Edward Aubin Jesson, Jesson & Rains PLLC, Charlotte; William James Johnson, Smith Terry & Johnson, Asheville; Neale T. Johnson, Fox Rothschild LLP, Greensboro; Todd A. Jones, Anderson Jones PLLC, Raleigh; Daniel G. Katzenbach, Cranfill Sumner LLP, Raleigh; Rebecca Ann Knudson, Cranfill Sumner LLP, Wilmington; Michael Aaron Lay, Hamilton Stephens Steele + Martin PLLC, Charlotte; Nancy Stewart Litwak, Rosenwood Rose & Litwak PLLC, Charlotte; Parker E. Moore, Johnston Allison & Hord PA, Charlotte; Joseph W. Moss Jr., Erwin Capitano Moss PA, Charlotte; Evan M. Musselwhite, Ward and Smith PA, Raleigh; John M. Nunnally, Ragsdale Liggett PLLC, Raleigh; James A. Penry, Penry Riemann PLLC, Raleigh; William W. Pollock, Ragsdale Liggett PLLC, Raleigh; Lindsey Ellis Powell, Anderson Jones PLLC, Raleigh; Jeffrey Mark Reichard, Nexsen Pruet PLLC, Greensboro; Joel R. Rhine, Rhine Law Firm PC, Wilmington; R. Lee Robertson Jr., Robertson & Associates, Charlotte; Whitaker Boykin Rose, Rosenwood Rose & Litwak PLLC, Charlotte; Stephen Peterson Safran, Safran Law Offices, Raleigh; Byron Lee Saintsing, Smith Debnam Narron Drake Saintsing & Myers LLP, Raleigh; Bryan G. Scott, Akerman LLP, Winston-Salem; David A. Senter, Nexsen Pruet PLLC, Raleigh; Gregory L. Shelton, Shelton Law PLLC, Charlotte; Mitzi Riana Smith, Smith Bowers PLLC, Raleigh; Kevin J. Stanfield, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh; Jason T. Strickland, Ward and Smith PA, Raleigh; Ryal W. Tayloe, Ward and Smith PA, Wilmington; Jay P. Tobin, Young Moore and Henderson PA, Raleigh; Scott M. Tyler, Moore & Van Allen PLLC, Charlotte; R. Matthew Van Sickle, Van Sickle Law PLLC, Cary; Judson A. Welborn, Manning Fulton & Skinner PA, Raleigh; Gary J. Welch, Johnston Allison & Hord PA, Charlotte; Martin “Marty” L. White, Johnston Allison & Hord PA, Charlotte; Steele B. Windle III, Smith Terry & Johnson, Charlotte

Hall of fame: 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 LLC, 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 LLC, 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); Jason James, Bell, Davis & Pitt, Charlotte (2020); Bentford “Ben” Martin, Hamilton Stephens Steele & Martin PLLC, Charlotte (2021)

CORPORATE

Jonathan Jenkins, Jenkins Haynes PLLC, Greensboro; Alexandria Louise Andresen, The Advocate’s Close, Charlotte; Evan K. Auberry, Fox Rothschild LLP, Greensboro; Marc D. Bishop, Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Greensboro; Eugene Scott Bowers IV, Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP, Raleigh; Philip S. Chubb, Shumaker Loop & Kendrick LLP, Charlotte; W. Scott Cooper, Rayburn Cooper & Durham PA, Charlotte; Michael Scott Davis, Davis Hartman Wright PLLC, New Bern; Scott  Dillon, Carruthers & Roth PA, Greensboro; Robert E. Duggins, Smith Anderson Blount Dorsett Mitchell & Jernigan LLP, Raleigh; John N. Fleming, McGuire Wood & Bissette PA, Asheville; Suzanne R. Griffin, Butterball LLC, Garner; Paul Jason Griffin, The Select Group LLC, Raleigh; Edward Weede Griggs, Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP, Winston-Salem; Jeffrey C. Hart, Modern Energy, Durham; Robert D. Kidwell, Fox Rothschild LLP, Greensboro; Richard Alan Kort, McGuire Wood & Bissette PA, Asheville; Deana Ann Labriola, Fox Rothschild LLP, Raleigh; Thomas I. Lyon, Manning Fulton & Skinner PA, Raleigh; Jack Richard Magee, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh; Dayatra T. Matthews, Local Government Federal Credit Union, Raleigh; Carolyn P. Meade, Moore & Van Allen PLLC, Charlotte; Brandon S. Neuman, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, Raleigh; Kevin A. Prakke, Manning Fulton & Skinner PA, Raleigh; Shannon Brock Ralich, Her Spark Inc, Cary; Thomas Duke Ricks, Alexander Ricks PLLC, Charlotte; Jason Robert Schneider, Schneider Law Group PLLC, Raleigh; G. Edward Story, RTI International, Raleigh

Hall of fame: Russell M. Robinson II, Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson PA, Charlotte (2002); James E. Creekman, First Citizens Bank & Trust Co., 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); Jennifer Venable, Capitol Broadcasting Co., Raleigh (2020); John M. Cross Jr., Brooks Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Greensboro (2021)

CRIMINAL

Elliot Abrams, Cheshire Parker Schneider PLLC, Raleigh; A. Brennan Aberle, Aberle Wall LLC, Greensboro; Daniel DeCederfelt Adams, Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Greensboro; James L. Allard Jr., Hewlett Collins & Allard LLP, Wilmington; Hill Allen, Tharrington Smith LLP, Raleigh; Patrick Todd Apple, Dummit Fradin Attorneys at Law, Greensboro; Russell D. Babb, Tharrington Smith LLP, Raleigh; Bradley J. Bannon, Patterson Harkavy LLP, Chapel Hill; Christopher Anthony Beechler, Beechler Tomberlin PLLC, Winston-Salem; Meghann Kay Burke, Brazil & Burke PA, Asheville; Jones Pharr Byrd Jr., Freedman Thompson Witt Ceberio & Byrd PLLC, Winston-Salem; Stephen Lacy Cash, Barbour Searson Jones Cash PLLC, Asheville; Kathleen Cunningham Clary, Rawls Scheer Clary Mingo PLLC, Charlotte; Andrew Carter Clifford, Clifford & Harris PLLC, Greensboro; Christopher R. Clifton, Grace Tisdale Clifton PA, Winston-Salem; Christopher A. Connelly, Christopher A Connelly, Charlotte; Collin Patrick Cook, Cheshire Parker Schneider PLLC, Raleigh; David T. Courie, Beaver Courie Sternlicht Hearp & Broadfoot PA, Fayetteville; Sean P. Devereux, Devereux Banzhoff PLLC, Asheville; Jeffrey Leon Dobson, Dobson Law Firm PLLC, Raleigh; William Michael Dowling, The Dowling Firm PLLC, Raleigh; David C. Driscoll, RTS Law Group, Charlotte; John Anderson Fagg Jr., Moore & Van Allen PLLC, Charlotte; John Kiah Fanney, Fanney Law Office PLLC, Raleigh; Paige Dorothy Miles Feldmann, Pruden Feldmann Law PLLC, Raleigh; Anna Elizabeth Smith Felts, Anna Smith Felts PLLC, Raleigh; Christopher C. Fialko, Fialko Law PLLC, Charlotte; Berryman J. Fitzhugh III, Sandman Finn & Fitzhugh, Raleigh; David B. Freedman, Freedman Thompson Witt Ceberio & Byrd PLLC, Winston-Salem; Michael Alexander Frickey, The Frickey Law Firm PLLC, Raleigh; Shana LaVerne Fulton, Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Raleigh; Gael Gilles, Gilles Law PLLC, Charlotte; Aaron Michael Goforth, Hatch Little Bunn LLP, Raleigh; Christon S. Halkiotis, The Law Office of Christon S. Halkiotis, PLLC, Greensboro; William Robinson Heroy, Goodman Carr Laughrun Levine & Greene PLLC, Charlotte; Marcus E. Hill, Marcus Hill Attorney at Law, Durham; Joseph Edward Houchin, Kaufman & Canoles PC, Raleigh; Joshua B. Howard, Gammon Howard Zeszotarski PLLC, Raleigh; Emily Christine Jones, Burney & Jones PLLC, Wilmington; Darrin D. Jordan, Whitley Jordan & Inge PA, Salisbury; George V. Laughrun III, Goodman Carr Laughrun Levine & Greene PLLC, Charlotte; Thomas Courtenay Leitner Jr., Leitner Bragg & Griffin PLLC, Monroe; Thomas Courtland Manning, Manning Law Firm PLLC, Raleigh; Duncan A. McMillan, McMillan & Smith, Raleigh; Joel Hart Miles Jr., Cheshire Parker Schneider PLLC, Raleigh; Patrick Melton Mincey, Cranfill Sumner LLP, Wilmington; John P. O’Hale, John P O’Hale PA, Smithfield; Carole Melissa Owen, Tin Fulton Walker & Owen PLLC, Charlotte; Michael Robert Paduchowski, Matthew Charles Suczynski PLLC, Chapel Hill; Stephen W. Petersen, Fox Rothschild LLP, Raleigh; Gregory J. Plumides, Plumides Romano & Johnson PC, Charlotte; Caitlin McLaughlin Poe, Williams Mullen, Raleigh; Bill Powers, Powers Law Firm PA, Charlotte; Matthew Gridley Pruden, Tin Fulton Walker & Owen PLLC, Charlotte; Edd K. Roberts III, Roberts Law Office PA, Raleigh; James F. Rutherford, James Rutherford Attorney at Law, Wilmington; Roger W. Smith Jr., Tharrington Smith LLP, Raleigh; Jeremy Barrett Smith, Pinnacle Law, Charlotte; Ryan T. Smith, RTS Law Group, Charlotte; Matthew Charles Suczynski, Matthew Charles Suczynski PLLC, Chapel Hill; Paul K. Sun Jr., Ellis & Winters LLP, Raleigh; Raymond Curtis Tarlton, Tarlton Polk Law, Raleigh; Noell P. Tin, Tin Fulton Walker & Owen PLLC, Charlotte; Anastasia Frances Tramontozzi, Dummit Fradin Attorneys at Law, Winston-Salem; Amos G. Tyndall, Amos Tyndall PLLC, Carrboro; Edwin L. West III, Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Wilmington; James F. Wyatt III, Wyatt & Blake LLP, Charlotte; William D. Young IV, Hatch Little Bunn LLP, Raleigh; Joseph E. Zeszotarski Jr., 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 PLLC, Charlotte (2014); Robert K. Corbett III, The Law Offices of Harold Cogdell Jr. PC, Charlotte (2015); Ryan T. Smith, RTS Law Group, Charlotte (2016); George V. Laughrun II, Goodman, Carr, Laughrun, Levine & Greene PA, Charlotte (2017); Les Robinson, The Robinson Law Firm PA, Greenville (2018); Wes J. Camden, Ward and Smith PA, Raleigh (2019); Kearns Davis, Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Greensboro (2020); Cristopher L. Oring, Oring Law Firm PLLC, Wilmington (2021)

EMPLOYMENT

Meredith Jeffries, Alexander Ricks PLLC, Charlotte; G. Bryan Adams III, Van Hoy Reutlinger Adams Pierce PLLC, Charlotte; Hannah  Auckland, Marcellino & Tyson PLLC, Charlotte; Meredith Grey Ballard, Ballard Law PLLC, Raleigh; Patricia T. Bartis, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP, Raleigh; Bridget Alison Blinn-Spears, Nexsen Pruet PLLC, Raleigh; Jenna Carroll Borders, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh; Kenneth P. Carlson Jr., Constangy Brooks Smith Prophete LLP, Winston-Salem; Connie E. Carrigan, Smith Debnam Narron Drake Saintsing & Myers LLP, Raleigh; Kevin Michael Ceglowski, Poyner Spruill LLP, Raleigh; William S. Cherry III, Manning Fulton & Skinner PA, Raleigh; Kelly Margolis Dagger, Ellis & Winters LLP, Raleigh; M. Robin Davis, Jackson Lewis PC, Raleigh; Dawn M. Dillon, Young Moore and Henderson PA, Raleigh; Cate  Edwards, Edwards Kirby LLP, Raleigh; Thomas A. Farr, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, Raleigh; Ashley Louise Felton, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Raleigh; Kristen Elizabeth Finlon, Essex Richards PA, Charlotte; Patrick H. Flanagan, Cranfill Sumner LLP, Raleigh; Nicole L. Gardner, Gardner Skelton PLLC, Charlotte; Jared Edgar Gardner, Gardner Skelton PLLC, Charlotte; Susanna K. Gibbons, Poyner Spruill LLP, Raleigh; Caitlin Murray Goforth, Jackson Lewis PC, Raleigh; Patricia W. Goodson, Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Raleigh; S. McKinley “Ken” Gray III, Ward and Smith PA, New Bern; Marc E. Gustafson, Bell Davis Pitt PA, Charlotte; Holly Elizabeth-Ross Hammer, Hammer Law PLLC, Raleigh; Michael Clyde Harman, Harman Law, Huntersville; Cecil W. Harrison Jr., Poyner Spruill LLP, Raleigh; Nicole Katherine Haynes, GessnerLaw PLLC, Charlotte; Sean Franklin Herrmann, Herrmann Murphy PLLC, Charlotte; Paul S. Holscher, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart PC, Raleigh; Tamara Lynn Huckert, Strianese Huckert LLP, Charlotte; Natalie Renee Hughes, Ascension Law, Charlotte; Lori P. Jones, Jordan Price Wall Gray Jones Carlton PLLC, Raleigh; Kenneth R. Keller, Carruthers & Roth PA, Greensboro; Patrick “Pat” E. Kelly, Johnston Allison & Hord PA, Charlotte; Kimberly J. Korando, Smith Anderson Blount Dorsett Mitchell & Jernigan LLP, Raleigh; Dena Beth Langley, Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Greensboro; Stephen Luke Largess, Tin Fulton Walker & Owen PLLC, Charlotte; Michael C. Lord, Williams Mullen, Raleigh; Kathleen K. Lucchesi, Jackson Lewis PC, Charlotte; Margaret B. Maloney, Maloney Law Associates PLLC, Charlotte; Emily G. Massey, Ward and Smith PA, Raleigh; Alexander L. Maultsby, Ramseur Maultsby LLP, Greensboro; Christine Fernicola Mayhew, Anderson Jones PLLC, Raleigh; Karin M. McGinnis, Moore & Van Allen PLLC, Charlotte; Michael Douglas McKnight, Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart PC, Raleigh; William Joseph McMahon IV, Constangy Brooks Smith Prophete LLP, Winston-Salem; Andrew K. McVey, Murchison Taylor & Gibson PLLC, Wilmington; Kevin Patrick Murphy, Herrmann Murphy PLLC, Charlotte; Laura Lee Noble, The Noble Law Firm PLLC, Charlotte; William A. Oden III, Ward and Smith PA, Wilmington; Daniel J. Palmieri, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh; Linda Nicole Patino, L. Nicole Patino PLLC, Greensboro; J. Heydt Philbeck, Bailey Dixon LLP, Raleigh; Charles Grainger Pierce Jr., Van Hoy Reutlinger Adams Pierce PLLC, Charlotte; Patti W. Ramseur, Ramseur Maultsby LLP, Greensboro; Sabrina P. Rockoff, McGuire Wood & Bissette PA, Asheville; Susan Raphaela Russo Klein, Roberts & Stevens PA, Asheville; Robert A. Sar, Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart PC, Raleigh; Jeremy Regan Sayre, Fox Rothschild LLP, Raleigh; Edward Stroehmann Schenk III, Williams Mullen, Raleigh; Kerry A. Shad, Smith Anderson Blount Dorsett Mitchell & Jernigan LLP, Raleigh; Russell Foster Sizemore, Moore & Van Allen PLLC, Charlotte; Mimi  Soule, Soule Employment Law, Raleigh; Shannon S. (“Missy”) Spainhour, Davis Hartman Wright PLLC, Arden; Jennifer Kuhn Staples, Littler Mendelson PC, Charlotte; Kyle R. Still, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh; Phillip John Strach, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, Raleigh; Jill Susanne Stricklin, Constangy Brooks Smith Prophete LLP, Winston-Salem; Michael Todd Sullivan, Graebe Hanna Sullivan PLLC, Raleigh; Frederick M. Thurman Jr., Shumaker Loop & Kendrick LLP, Charlotte; Benton Louis Toups, Cranfill Sumner LLP, Wilmington; Joshua Reed Van Kampen, Van Kampen Law, Charlotte; Angelique Regail Vincent-Hamacher, Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson PA, Charlotte; Reagan H. Weaver, Capitol Law Resolutions, Raleigh; Devon D. Williams, Ward and Smith PA, Raleigh; Kathleen N. Worm, The Worm Law Firm PC, Raleigh; Jonathan W. Yarbrough, Constangy Brooks Smith Prophete LLP, Asheville

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, Sara J. Kromer PLLC, Charlotte (2009); Susan Brown Grady, SPX Corp., Charlotte (2010); Lisa Grafstein, Disability Rights North Carolina, Raleigh (2011); N. Renee Hughes, Essex Richards PA, 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); Kyle R. Still, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh (2020); David C. Lindsay, K&L Gates LLP, Charlotte (2021)

ENVIRONMENTAL

Mary Katherine Stukes, Moore & Van Allen PLLC, Charlotte; Stanford D. Baird, K&L Gates LLP, Raleigh; F. Bryan Brice Jr., F. Bryan Brice Jr., Raleigh; Billy  Clarke, Roberts & Stevens PA, Asheville; James L. Conner II, Calhoun Bhella & Sechrest LLP, Durham; Alexander  Elkan, Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Greensboro; John M. Flynn, Carruthers & Roth PA, Greensboro; David A. Franchina, McGuireWoods LLP, Charlotte; Blakely Elizabeth Hildebrand, Southern Environmental Law Center, Chapel Hill; Steven J. Levitas, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, Raleigh; Peter J. McGrath Jr., Moore & Van Allen PLLC, Charlotte; Amy L. Rickers, Johnston Allison & Hord PA, Charlotte; Emily Sabrina Sherlock, Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson PA, Charlotte; Christopher Shields Walker, Alexander Ricks PLLC, Charlotte; James Smarr Whitlock, Davis Whitlock PC, Asheville; 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); Amy Wang, Ward and Smith PA, New Bern (2020); Susan H. Cooper, Womble Bond Dickinson, Charlotte (2021)

FAMILY

Richard Gantt, Gantt Family Law, Raleigh; Carole R. Albright, Law Firm Carolinas, Greensboro; Stephen K. Allinger Jr., David Self Law PLLC, Cornelius; Janet Haney Amburgey, GHMA Law, Asheville; Lisa M. Angel, The Rosen Law Firm, Raleigh; Rachel Carter Beard, Wake Family Law Group, Raleigh; Sarah  Bennett, Sodoma Law PC, Charlotte; Anna N. Blood, Blood Law PLLC, Waxhaw; Heidi C. Bloom, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh; Andrea  Bosquez-Porter, Bosquez-Porter Family Law PLLC, Raleigh; John A. Bowman, Maxwell Freeman & Bowman PA, Durham; Amy Lynn Britt, Parker Bryan Family Law, Raleigh; Laura B. Burt, Wofford Burt PLLC, Charlotte; Suzanne Kramer Canali, Legal Directories Publishing Co. Inc., Charlotte; Charles W. Coltrane, Coltrane & Overfield PLLC, Greensboro; Amanda M. Cubit, Dozier Miller Law Group, Charlotte; Jessica Ketchem Culver, Dummit Fradin Attorneys at Law, Greensboro; Nicholas Lee Cushing, Miller Bowles Cushing PLLC, Charlotte; Lindsey Sink Dasher, Dasher Law PLLC, Matthews; Joslin  Davis, Allman Spry Davis Leggett and Crumpler PA, Winston-Salem; Lindsey Ann Easterling, Easterling Law PLLC, Matthews; Steven Bruce Epstein, Poyner Spruill LLP, Raleigh; Candace Strickland Faircloth, Collins Family Law Group, Monroe; Christine R. Farrell, Mulligan Epstein PLLC, Wilmington; Jonathan Daniel Feit, James McElroy Diehl PA, Charlotte; Marilyn  Feuchs-Marker, Fox Rothschild LLP, Greensboro; Katherine Wiggins Fisher, Battle Winslow Scott Wiley PA, Rocky Mount; Ashley Church Foley, Cordes Law PLLC, Charlotte; Katherine Ann Frye, Frye Law Office PA, Raleigh; Maren Tallent Funk, Godley Glazer & Funk PLLC, Mooresville; Wesley Peter Gelb, Fox Rothschild LLP, Raleigh; Stephanie Jane Gibbs, Gailor Hunt Davis Taylor & Gibbs PLLC, Raleigh; Seth Andrew Glazer, Godley Glazer & Funk PLLC, Mooresville; Erin Mulligan Graber, Graber Law Firm PLLC, Raleigh; C. Ray Grantham Jr., Robinson & Lawing LLP, Winston-Salem; Jordan Marie Griffin, Leitner Bragg & Griffin PLLC, Monroe; Monica R. Guy, Kurtz Evans Whitley Guy Simos PLLC, Winston-Salem; Michael S. Harrell, Manning Fulton & Skinner PA, Raleigh; James Gregory Hatcher, Hatcher Law Group PC, Charlotte; Jessica Burgess Heffner, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh; Penelope Lazarou Hefner, Sodoma Law PC, Charlotte; David Eric Holm, Parker Bryan Family Law, Holly Springs; Paul Doughton Horton, Sodoma Law PC, Charlotte; Evan Bonder Horwitz, Tharrington Smith LLP, Raleigh; Madeline “Maddy” A. Hurley, The Mueller Law Firm, PA, Raleigh; Hilary Workman Hux, Garrett Walker Aycoth & Altamura LLP, Greensboro; Paige E. Inman, Ward and Smith PA, Wilmington; Jill Schnabel Jackson, Jackson Family Law, Raleigh; Erica Lynn Jackson, Dummit Fradin Attorneys at Law, Winston-Salem; Elizabeth Johnstone James, Offit Kurman Attorneys at Law, Charlotte; Robert Paul Jenkins, The Graham Nuckolls Conner Law Firm PLLC, Greenville; Stephanie T. Jenkins, Parker Bryan Family Law, Raleigh; Irene Patrice King, King Collaborative Family Law, Charlotte; Katherine Hardersen King, Wake Family Law Group, Raleigh; Julia Anne Kirby, Marcellino & Tyson PLLC, Charlotte; Jonathan Gerald Kreider, Kreider Law PLLC, Greensboro; Carolyn Lovejoy Krueger-Andes, Hamilton Stephens Steele + Martin PLLC, Charlotte; Dara Duncan Larson, Duncan Larson Law PLLC, Charlotte; Kyle Wesley LeBlanc, Hamilton Stephens Steele + Martin PLLC, Charlotte; Alyssa Michelle Levine, Alyssa Levine Law, Charlotte; Lauren Vaughn Lewis, Essex Richards PA, Charlotte; James F. Lovett Jr., Rik Lovett & Associates, Raleigh; Rik  Lovette, Rik Lovett & Associates, Raleigh; Jeffrey E. Marshall, Marshall Taylor PLLC, Raleigh; David Michael McCleary, Dozier Miller Law Group, Charlotte; Patrick S. McCroskey, GHMA Law, Asheville; Joy Gragg McIver, Montford Family Law, Asheville; John Edward McKnight, McKnight Law, Raleigh; Lynn W. McNally, Smith Debnam Narron Drake Saintsing & Myers LLP, Raleigh; Christopher D. Miller, Miller Bowles Law PLLC, Charlotte; John G. Miskey IV, Bagwell Holt Smith PA, Chapel Hill; Caroline Trapeni Mitchell, James McElroy Diehl PA, Charlotte; Lynna Palmer Moen, Moen Legal Counsel, Charlotte; Jennifer Paternostro Moore, Marcellino & Tyson PLLC, Charlotte; Barbara R. Morgenstern, Morgenstern Associates PLLC, Greensboro; Gena G. Morris, James McElroy Diehl PA, Charlotte; Manisha Pravinchandra Patel, Manisha P. Patel PLLC, Greensboro; Carolyn T. Peacock, Peacock Family Law, New Bern; Robert A. Ponton Jr., Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh; Nicole Marie Quallen, Two Families Law, Durham; Lauren Taylor Quinn, Ward and Smith PA, New Bern; Katherine Adkins Rech, Rech Law PC, Charlotte; Mark D. Riopel, Hamilton Stephens Steele + Martin PLLC, Charlotte; Max Ramsey Rodden, Smith Debnam Narron Drake Saintsing & Myers LLP, Raleigh; John Edward Ryan III, Dobson Law Firm PLLC, Raleigh; Linda B. Sayed, Block, Crouch, Keeter, Behm & Sayed, LLP, Wilmington; Jim Siemens, Siemens Family Law Group, Asheville; Tonya Graser Smith, Grasersmith PLLC, Charlotte; Courtney Hamer Smith, Tin Fulton Walker & Owen PLLC, Charlotte; Ketan P. Soni, Soni Brendle PLLC, Charlotte; Megan Elizabeth Spidell, Spidell Family Law, Greensboro; Robin J. Stinson, Bell Davis Pitt PA, Winston-Salem; Alice Stubbs, Tharrington Smith LLP, Raleigh; Isla N. Tabrizi, Collins Family Law Group, Monroe; John Paul Tsahakis, James McElroy Diehl PA, Charlotte; Anna Claire Turpin, Smith Debnam Narron Drake Saintsing & Myers LLP, Raleigh; Meghan A. Van Vynckt, Cordes Law PLLC, Charlotte; Theresa Eileen Viera, Modern Legal, Charlotte; Tamela T. Wallace, Tamela Wallace PA, Charlotte; Anna N. Westmoreland, Westmoreland Legal, Charlotte; Megan Somers White, Modern Legal, Charlotte; Elise Morgan Whitley, Kurtz Evans Whitley Guy Simos PLLC, Winston-Salem; Mallory Ann Willink, Conrad Trosch & Kemmy, Charlotte; Lindsay Woodard Willis, Rosen Law Firm, Raleigh; Rebecca Bartholomew Wofford, Wofford Burt PLLC, Charlotte; James H. Wofford, Wofford Burt PLLC, Charlotte; Melissa Davis Wright, Block, Crouch, Keeter, Behm & Sayed, LLP, Wilmington; Arlene Margaret Zipp, Roberson Haworth & Reese PLLC, High Point

Hall of fame: John H. Parker, Cheshire, Parker, Schneider, Bryan & Vitale, Raleigh (2007); Carlyn Poole (retired), 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); Mariana Godwin, Barefoot Family Law, Raleigh (2020); Cary Close, Close Smith Family Law, Raleigh (2021)

IMMIGRATION

Devon Senges, Dummit Fradin, Attorneys at Law, Greensboro; Frederick Evan Benz, Derrick J. Hensley, Hillsborough; Laura D. Burton, Fox Rothschild LLP, Greensboro; Rosa Maria Corriveau, Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart PC, Raleigh; Jennifer Lee Cory, Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP, Charlotte; Nehmath Taouil Douglass, Gardner Law PLLC, Raleigh; Steven H. Garfinkel, Garfinkel Immigration Law Firm, Charlotte; Vanessa Ann Gonzalez, The Law Office of Vanessa A. Gonzalez PLLC, Wilmington; Alan S. Gordon, Gardner Gordon, Charlotte, Raleigh; Hannah Faith Little, Garfinkel Immigration Law Firm, Charlotte; Allison Jo Lukanich, Bashyam Shah LLP, Raleigh; Jeremy L. McKinney, McKinney Immigration Law, Greensboro; George N. Miller, Dozier Miller Pollard Murphy LLP, Charlotte; Ana Sofia Nunez, Fay Grafton Nunez PLLC, Raleigh; McCathern Marie Painter, Dummit Fradin Attorneys at Law, Greensboro; Jorge Ivan Pardo, Pardo Law Firm PLLC, Charlotte; Jennifer G. Parser, Poyner Spruill LLP, Raleigh; Helen Louise Parsonage, Elliot Morgan Parsonage PLLC, Winston-Salem; Nicola Ai Ling Prall, Jackson Lewis PC, Raleigh; Ann  Robertson, Robertson Immigration Law Firm, Raleigh; Todd M. Rubin, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP, Raleigh; Emily Elizabeth Scotton, Elliot Morgan Parsonage PLLC, Winston-Salem; Rashmi Kumar Shah, Bashyam Shah LLP, Raleigh; Benjamin Albert Snyder, Charlotte Immigration Law Firm, Charlotte; Julie Christine Spahn, Spahn Law Firm PLLC, Charlotte; Douglas Bradley Thie, Clawson and Staubes LLC, Charlotte; Jessica Lynn Yañez, McKinney Immigration Law, Greensboro

Hall of fame: Laura Edgerton, Edgerton Immigration Law, Raleigh (2018); Gerard M. “Gerry” Chapman, Chapman Law Firm, Greensboro (2019); Murali Bashyam, Bashyam Shah LLP, Raleigh (2020); Gigi Gardner, Gardner Gordon, Charlotte, Raleigh (2021)

INTELLECTUAL

Rebecca Crandall, McGuire Wood & Bissette PA, Asheville; Stephen S. Ashley Jr., Ashley Law Firm PC, Charlotte; Jonathan E. Buchan Jr., Essex Richards PA, Charlotte; Charles W. Calkins, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, Winston-Salem; William Barker Cannon, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP, Raleigh; Kathryn Gusmer Cole, Moore & Van Allen PLLC, Charlotte; Ticora Elaine Davis, The Creator’s Law Firm, Charlotte; Arthur J. DeBaugh, Bell Davis Pitt PA, Winston-Salem; Angela P. Doughty CIPP/US, Ward and Smith PA, New Bern; John M. Fuscoe, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh; Steven D. Gardner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, Winston-Salem; Kimberly Bullock Gatling, Fox Rothschild LLP, Greensboro; William Lyle Gravatt, Forrest Firm PC, Durham; James Douglas Grimes, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, Charlotte; Emily Michele Haas, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Raleigh; Arlene D. Hanks, Moore & Van Allen PLLC, Charlotte; William Glen Heedy, The Van Winkle Law Firm, Asheville; Patrick  Horne, Shumaker Loop & Kendrick LLP, Charlotte; Seth Lee Hudson, Nexsen Pruet PLLC, Charlotte; Brandon James Huffman, Odin Law, Raleigh; Shawna Cannon Lemon, Stanek Lemon, Raleigh; James Lee Lester, Maccord Mason PLLC, Greensboro; Richard Thomas Matthews, Williams Mullen, Raleigh; Justin Robert Nifong, NK Patent Law, Raleigh; John R. Owen, Coats & Bennett PLLC, Cary; Natalie Dawn Potter, Essex Richards PA, Charlotte; Russell M. Racine, Cranfill Sumner LLP, Charlotte; David W. Sar, Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Greensboro; Andrew Robert Shores, Williams Mullen, Raleigh; Jason Matthew Sneed, Sneed PLLC, Davidson; Steven N. Terranova, Withrow Terranova PLLC, Cary; Christina Davidson Trimmer, Shumaker Loop & Kendrick LLP, Charlotte; Robert Charles Van Arnam, Williams Mullen, Raleigh; Thomas Glenn Varnum, Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Wilmington; Franklin Emmett Weindruch, Moore & Van Allen PLLC, Charlotte; Devon E. White, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh; Randall M. Whitmeyer, Morningstar Law Group, 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, Ward and Smith PA, New Bern (2012); Anthony Biller, Coats & Bennett PLLC, Cary (2013); Larry L. Coats, Coats & Bennett PLLC, Cary (2014); Sarah E. Nagae, The Nagae Law Firm PLLC dba Triangle Trademarks, 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); Russ Racine, Cranfill Sumner LLP, Charlotte (2020); Rick McDermott, McDermott IP Law, Charlotte (2021)

LITIGATION

Fred W. DeVore III, DeVore, Acton & Stafford PA, Charlotte; Derek Paul Adler, DeVore Acton & Stafford PA, Charlotte; Derek J. Allen, Allen Stahl + Kilbourne, Asheville; Matthew Frank Altamura, Garrett Walker Aycoth & Altamura LLP, Asheboro; Shannon Lynch Altamura, Garrett Walker Aycoth & Altamura LLP, Asheboro; Mark E. Anderson, McGuireWoods LLP, Raleigh; Keith P. Anthony, Morningstar Law Group, Durham; John P. Barringer, McAngus Goudelock & Courie LLC, Charlotte; John T. Benjamin Jr., John T. Benjamin Jr. PA, Raleigh; Jonathan A. Berkelhammer, Ellis & Winters LLP, Greensboro; Adrienne S. Blocker, Demayo Law Offices LLP, Charlotte; Robert C. Bowers, Moore & Van Allen PLLC, Charlotte; Ellen Anne Bragg, Leitner Bragg & Griffin PLLC, Monroe; John E. Branch III, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, Raleigh; Walter E. Brock Jr., Young Moore and Henderson PA, Raleigh; John R. Buric, James McElroy Diehl PA, Charlotte; Bo Brandon Caudill, Weaver Bennett & Bland PA, Matthews; Karen Harris Chapman, Poyner Spruill LLP, Charlotte; Benjamin Smith Chesson, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, Charlotte; David S. Coats, Bailey Dixon LLP, Raleigh; Edward E. Coleman III, Ragsdale Liggett PLLC, Raleigh; Heather Graham Connor, McAngus Goudelock & Courie LLC, Charlotte; Steven Dennis Corriveau, Martin & Jones PLLC, Raleigh; Richard A. Coughlin, Fox Rothschild LLP, Greensboro; Amanda Kay Cutler, McGuireWoods LLP, Charlotte; Eric M. David, Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Raleigh; B. Joan Davis, Howard Stallings From Atkins Angell & Davis PA, Raleigh; Michael Dean DeFrank, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh; Tricia M. Derr, Lincoln Derr PLLC, Charlotte; Pamela S. Duffy, Sharpless McClearn Lester Duffy PA, Graham; Anne Louise Duvoisin, Henson Fuerst, Rocky Mount; James Robert Faucher, Brown Faucher Peraldo Benson PLLC, Greensboro; Andrew Larry Fitzgerald, Fitzgerald Litigation, Winston-Salem; J. Scott Flowers, Hutchens Law Firm LLP, Fayetteville; Robert W. Fuller III, Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson PA, Charlotte; Ross Robert Fulton, Rayburn Cooper & Durham PA, Charlotte; Lucas David Garber, Shumaker Loop & Kendrick LLP, Charlotte; Deedee Rouse Gasch, Cranfill Sumner LLP, Wilmington; Charles George, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh; Christopher T. Graebe, Graebe Hanna Sullivan PLLC, Raleigh; Glen Kirkland Hardymon, Rayburn Cooper & Durham PA, Charlotte; Scott Crissman Harris, Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips Grossman PLLC, Raleigh; Elizabeth Sims Hedrick, Fox Rothschild LLP, Raleigh; H. Brent Helms, Robinson & Lawing LLP, Winston-Salem; Jon David Hensarling, Vann Attorneys PLLC, Raleigh; Christopher A. Hicks, New Direction Family Law, Raleigh; Michael J. Hoefling, Johnston Allison & Hord PA, Charlotte; Ryan Patrick Hoffman, Alexander Ricks PLLC, Charlotte; David Darren Howard, Dummit Fradin Attorneys at Law, High Point; John N. Hutson Jr., Young Moore and Henderson PA, Raleigh; William (“Wilson”) S. Jackson IV, Moseley Marcinak Law Group LLP, Greenville; John Christopher Jackson, Morningstar Law Group, Raleigh; John T. Jeffries, McAngus Goudelock & Courie LLC, Charlotte; William Scott Jones, Barbour Searson Jones Cash PLLC, Asheville; Shannon R. Joseph, Morningstar Law Group, Raleigh; Lori R. Keeton, Lori Keeton, Charlotte; Richard J. Keshian, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, Winston-Salem; Robert J. King III, Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Greensboro; David F. Kirby, Edwards Kirby LLP, Raleigh; Kimberly “Kim” J. Kirk, Johnston Allison & Hord PA, Charlotte; Sara R. Lincoln, Lincoln Derr PLLC, Charlotte; Trey Lindley, Lindley Law PLLC, Charlotte; Johnny M. Loper, Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP, Raleigh; Harrison A. Lord, Lord Law Firm PLLC, Charlotte; Lesley Skye MacLeod, Ragsdale Liggett PLLC, Raleigh; Edward Hallett Maginnis, Maginnis Law PLLC, Raleigh; Robert R. Marcus, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, Charlotte; John M. Martin, Ward and Smith PA, Greenville; John M. McCabe, John M McCabe PA, Cary; Joseph P. McGuire, McGuire Wood & Bissette PA, Asheville; Steven A. Meckler, Shumaker Loop & Kendrick LLP, Charlotte; Michael T. Medford, Manning Fulton & Skinner PA, Raleigh; Greg Merritt, Harris Creech Ward & Blackerby PA, New Bern; Jason Andrew Miller, Miller Monroe Plyler PLLC, Raleigh; Jeffrey Robert Monroe, Miller Monroe Plyler PLLC, Raleigh; Bradley Keith Overcash, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP, Charlotte; K. Alan Parry Jr., Parry Law PLLC, Chapel Hill; Joseph Raymond Pellington, TLG Law, Charlotte; Salvatore  Popolillo III, Dummit Fradin Attorneys at Law, High Point; Kristine L. Prati, Wilson Ratledge PLLC, Raleigh; Paul Jennings Puryear Jr., Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh; Ian Samuel Richardson, Vann Attorneys PLLC, Raleigh; Amy E. Richardson, Harris Wiltshire & Grannis LLP, Raleigh; Alice Carmichael Richey, Alexander Ricks PLLC, Charlotte; Joseph A. Schouten, Ward and Smith PA, Raleigh; Thomas Hamilton Segars, Ellis & Winters LLP, Raleigh; Timothy Alfred Sheriff, Crumley Roberts LLP, Charlotte; Curtis J. Shipley, Ellis & Winters LLP, Greensboro; Grant  Sigmon, Sigmon Klein PLLC, Greensboro; Samuel Allen Slater, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh; Nathaniel Coates Smith, Bagwell Holt Smith PA, Chapel Hill; Eric Straub Spengler, Spengler Agans Bradley PLLC, Charlotte; Luther D. Starling Jr., Daughtry Woodard Lawrence & Starling, Smithfield; James B. Stephenson II, StephensonLaw LLP, Cary; Wyatt S. Stevens, Roberts & Stevens, PA, Asheville; Colin R. Stockton, Regent Law, Charlotte; Colin Jordan Tarrant, Block, Crouch, Keeter, Behm & Sayed, LLP, Wilmington; Allen N. Trask III, Ward and Smith PA, Wilmington; Sean Charles Wagner, Wagner Hicks, Charlotte; Bo Walker, Ragsdale Liggett PLLC, Raleigh; Mary McHugh Webb, Ragsdale Liggett PLLC, Raleigh; Camden R. Webb, Williams Mullen, Raleigh; Dixie T. Wells, Ellis & Winters LLP, Greensboro; Huntington MacCallum Willis, Martin & Jones PLLC, Raleigh; David C. Wright III, Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson PA, Charlotte; Laura L. Yaeger, Laura L. Yaeger, Attorney at Law, 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, Williams Mullen, Wilmington (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, New Bern (2017); Ward Davis, Bell, Davis & Pitt PA, Charlotte (2018); Elizabeth Scott, Williams Mullen, Raleigh (2019); Clay A. Campbell, Marcellino & Tyson PLLC, Charlotte (2020); Kristen L. Beightol, Edwards Kirby LLP, Raleigh (2021)

REAL ESTATE

Philip Hackley, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh; Amanda Spillman Bambrick, Morningstar Law Group, Raleigh; Steven K. Bell, Steven K. Bell Attorney at Law PC, Trent Woods; Susan R. Benoit, Hutchens Law Firm LLP, Fayetteville; Camden Charles Betz, Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Raleigh; Ashleigh Elizabeth Black, Ragsdale Liggett PLLC, Raleigh; Jonathan Matthew Bogues, Forrest Firm PC, Raleigh; Richard O. Bolton, Ragsdale Liggett PLLC, Raleigh; Brian W. Brady, Brady Boyette, PLLC, Raleigh; Margaret S. Burnham, Nexsen Pruet PLLC, Greensboro; Michele Andrejco Callaway, Adams Howell Sizemore & Adams PA, Raleigh; Ashley H. Campbell, Ragsdale Liggett PLLC, Raleigh; Hope D. Carmichael, Jordan Price Wall Gray Jones Carlton PLLC, Raleigh; Barbara R. Christy, Schell Bray PLLC, Greensboro; Louis Penn Clarke, Longleaf Law Partners, Raleigh; Benjamin Edward Dean, Culp Elliott & Carpenter PLLC, Charlotte; Katherine Marie Dowell, Raleigh Real Estate Law, Raleigh; Kurtis R. Dumaw, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh; Jerome R. Eatman Jr., Lynch & Eatman LLP, Raleigh; Hunter Sutton Edwards, Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP, Charlotte; Susan Y. Ellinger, Ellinger & Carr PLLC, Raleigh; Randall Wayne Faircloth, Regent Law, Charlotte; Kurt Blaine Fryar, Kurt B. Fryar Attorney at Law, Wilmington; Anita K. Getter, Getter Law Office PA, Raleigh; Jeffrey W. Glenney, Moore & Van Allen PLLC, Charlotte; Jonathan Peter Goldberg, Alexander Ricks PLLC, Charlotte; Nancy M. Guyton, Law Firm Carolinas, PA, Wilmington; Jennifer Mouchet Hall, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh; Jonathan Robert Hankin, Hankin Law PLLC, Charlotte; James Bryant Haynes, Jenkins Haynes PLLC, Greensboro; Michael Philip Hebert, Moore & Van Allen PLLC, Charlotte; Solomon Ibekwe Hejirika Jr., Knipp Law Office PLLC, Charlotte; David Layne Hillman, Ellis & Winters LLP, Raleigh; Thomas Patrick Hockman, Schell Bray PLLC, Greensboro; Janeen Miller Hogue, The Miller-Hogue Law Firm PC, Charlotte; Thomas R. Holt, Bagwell Holt Smith PA, Chapel Hill; Justin Kenneth Humphries, The Humphries Law Firm PC, Wilmington; Susan K. Irvin, Irvin Law Group, Cornelius; Marc L. Isaacson, Isaacson Sheridan, Greensboro; Jeffrey Joel Johnson, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh; Kent D. Jones, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, Charlotte; Jeffrey P. Keeter, Block, Crouch, Keeter, Behm & Sayed, LLP, Wilmington; Meredith Jo Kittrell, Getter Law Office PA, Raleigh; Joshua Townsend Knipp, Knipp Law Office PLLC, Cornelius; Benjamin R. Kuhn, Ragsdale Liggett PLLC, Raleigh; John Charles Livingston, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, Raleigh; Richard G. Long Jr., Perry, Bundy, Plyler & Long LLP, Monroe; Sarah Robinson Lucente, Kunkleman Lucente PLLC, Charlotte; Moses Luski, Shumaker Loop & Kendrick LLP, Charlotte; John T. Maheras, Essex Richards PA, Charlotte; Gary Thomas McDermott, McDermott Law PLLC, Waxhaw; Heather Dawn McDowell, Ellinger & Carr PLLC, Raleigh; Catherine Bell Mitchell, Fox Rothschild LLP, Charlotte; Peter F. Morgan, Peter F. Morgan PLLC, Charlotte; James A. Oliver, Hatch Little Bunn LLP, Raleigh; John C. Overfield, Coltrane & Overfield PLLC, Greensboro; Michael John Ovsievsky, Morningstar Law Group, Raleigh; Christina Freeman Pearsall, Schell Bray PLLC, Greensboro; James K. Pendergrass Jr., Pendergrass Law Firm PLLC, Raleigh; Nolan Ray Perry, Morgan & Perry Law PLLC, Fuquay Varina; Tonya B. Powell, Nexsen Pruet PLLC, Raleigh; Robert J. Ramseur Jr., Ragsdale Liggett PLLC, Raleigh; Lauren Victoria Reeves, Smith Debnam Narron Drake Saintsing & Myers LLP, Raleigh; John F. Renger III, Renger Reynolds PLLC, Charlotte; Stanley Leigh Rodenbough IV, Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Greensboro; John R. Rose, Goosmann Rose Colvard Cramer PA, Asheville; Robert Christopher Miles Rountree, Narron Holdford PA, Wilson; Lawrence Joseph Shaheen Jr., The McIntosh Law Firm, Davidson; Douglas John Short, Manning Fulton & Skinner PA, Raleigh; Caroline Wannamaker Sink, Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson PA, Charlotte; Jonathan Trent Sizemore, Adams Howell Sizemore & Adams PA, Cary; Carolyn Clark Snipes, Roberts & Stevens PA, Asheville; Jeffrey Kendal Stahl, Allen Stahl + Kilbourne, Asheville; Faison Gibson Sutton, Murchison Taylor & Gibson PLLC, Wilmington; Gary W. Swindell, Swindell & Visalli PLLC, Charlotte; Daniel A. Terry, The Terry Law Firm PLLC, Charlotte; Lindsay Parris Thompson, Van Winkle Law Firm, Asheville; R. Susanne Todd, Johnston Allison & Hord PA, Charlotte; Eric A. Vernon, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh; Nikhil Pankaj Vyas, Vyas Realty Law, Raleigh; David Eric Wagner, K&L Gates LLP, Raleigh; William T. Wallace, McMillan, Psaroudis & Markey, PA, Charlotte

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); Allen York, Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan LLP, Raleigh (2020); Diana R. Palecek, Fox Rothschild LLP, Charlotte (2021)

TAX & ESTATE PLANNING

Brooks Jaffa, Cranford, Buckley Schultze, Tomchin, Allen & Buie PA, Charlotte; Abby Lund Adams, Kohut Adams PA, Wilmington; Andrew D. Atherton, McGuire Wood & Bissette PA, Asheville; Jessica Lowry Bell, Robinson & Lawing LLP, Winston-Salem; Andrew Wharton Blair, Manning Fulton & Skinner PA, Raleigh; Gwendolyn C. Brooks, Kennon Craver PLLC, Durham; H. Chalk Broughton Jr., Poyner Spruill LLP, Charlotte; Joshua Dale Bryant, Smith Anderson Blount Dorsett Mitchell & Jernigan LLP, Raleigh; Madison E. Bullard Jr., Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh; Andrew Steven Bullard, Smith Debnam Narron Drake Saintsing & Myers LLP, Raleigh; John R. Cella Jr., Ragsdale Liggett PLLC, Raleigh; Lynn F. Chandler, Shumaker Loop & Kendrick LLP, Charlotte; Christian P. Cherry, Crisp Cherry McCraw PLLC, Charlotte; Andrea Christina Chomakos, McGuireWoods LLP, Charlotte; Charles M. Crisp, Crisp Cherry McCraw PLLC, Charlotte; Stephanie Camp Daniel, Shumaker Loop & Kendrick LLP, Charlotte; Daniel Brinson Finch, Envisage Law, Raleigh; Elinor Johnsey Foy, Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP, Raleigh; Kyle Matthew Frizzelle, NC Planning, Cary; Kara O’Conner Gansmann, Cranfill Sumner LLP, Wilmington; John Randolph Hemphill, Hemphill Gelder PC, Raleigh; Mary Robinson Hervig, Roberts & Stevens PA, Asheville; Kay Miller Hobart, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP, Raleigh; Michael Cory Howes, Strauss Attorneys PLLC, Raleigh; Kelly Rains Jesson, Jesson & Rains PLLC, Charlotte; Timothy William Jones, Jones Branz Whitaker LLP, Raleigh; Jill Lynn Peters Kaess, Lee Kaess PLLC, Wilmington; Warren P. Kean, Shumaker Loop & Kendrick LLP, Charlotte; John G. Kelso, Van Winkle Law Firm, Asheville; Amy Hulsey Kincaid, Schell Bray PLLC, Greensboro; Amy S. Klass, Fox Rothschild LLP, Greensboro; Meghan Naomi Knight, Lynch & Eatman LLP, Raleigh; Jennifer L.J. Koenig, Schell Bray PLLC, Greensboro; Zachary F. Lamb, Ward and Smith PA, Asheville; David T. Lewis, Johnston Allison & Hord PA, Charlotte; Harris M. Livingstain, McGuire Wood & Bissette PA, Asheville; Steven B. Long, Ward and Smith PA, Raleigh; Lauren Campbell Maxie, NC Planning, Cary; William Thomas McCuiston Jr., McCuiston Law Offices PLLC, Cary; Robert E. Monroe, Monroe Wallace Morden PA, Raleigh; Christopher Scott Morden, Monroe Wallace Morden PA, Raleigh; Jeffery James Morris, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP, Charlotte; Marcus L. Moxley, Edwards Craver Veach PLLC, Winston-Salem; Lawrence  Moye IV, Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP, Raleigh; Michael Christian Murray, Murray Moyer PLLC, Raleigh; Andrew Lamberson Nesbitt, Nesbitt Law PLLC, Charlotte; Richard P. Nordan, Wallace Nordan LLP, Raleigh; Timothy A. Nordgren, Schell Bray PLLC, Durham; Holly B. Norvell, Johnston Allison & Hord PA, Charlotte; Richard Anthony Orsbon, Orsbon & Fenninger LLP, Charlotte; Erin Bray Patterson, Erin Patterson Law PLLC, Charlotte; Gregory T. Peacock, Ward and Smith PA, New Bern; Justin Nicholas Plummer, Law Office of Cheryl David, Greensboro; Orly  Reznik, Reznik Law PLLC, Apex; Larry H. Rocamora, McPherson Rocamora Nicholson Nordgren PLLC, Durham; Heidi Elizabeth Royal, Heidi E. Royal Law PLLC, Charlotte; Maria Magdalena Satterfield, Satterfield Legal, Charlotte; Carolyn G. Shaw, Kirk Palmer & Thigpen PA, Charlotte; N. Lucille “Lucy” Siler, Johnston Allison & Hord PA, Charlotte; Holly  Simpson, Simpson Law Firm, Fort Mill; John R. Sloan, Ward and Smith PA, Wilmington; Rebecca Lane Smitherman, Craige Jenkins Liipfert & Walker LLP, Winston-Salem; Adam Brook Snyder, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh; Kimberly Q. Swintosky, Smith Anderson Blount Dorsett Mitchell & Jernigan LLP, Raleigh; Adam Patrick McInnis Tarleton, Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Greensboro; Matthew W. Thompson, Ward and Smith PA, Wilmington; Sarah S. Thornburg, McGuire Wood & Bissette PA, Asheville; Bradley T. Van Hoy, Moore & Van Allen PLLC, Charlotte; Karen M. Wilson, Waldrep Wall Babcock & Bailey PLLC, Winston-Salem; Keith A. Wood, Carruthers & Roth PA, Greensboro; Louis E. Wooten III, The Wooten Law Firm, Raleigh; Henry Denton Worrell, Denton Worrell, 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 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 (died May 8, 2014), 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); Rudy Ogburn, Young Moore and Henderson PA, Raleigh (2020); Jessica Mering Hardin, Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson PA, Charlotte (2021)

YOUNG GUNS

Carl Burchette, Rosenwood, Rose & Litwak PLLC, Charlotte; Charles Van Dyke Archie, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh; Lisa Williford Arthur, Fox Rothschild LLP, Greensboro; Timaura Evadney Barfield, Shumaker Loop & Kendrick LLP, Charlotte; Brett Matthew Becker, Nexsen Pruet PLLC, Greensboro; Keith Alan Boyette, Anderson Jones PLLC, Raleigh; Stuart Long Brooks, Freedman Thompson Witt Ceberio & Byrd PLLC, Winston-Salem; Kathleen “Katie” D.B. Burchette, Johnston Allison & Hord PA, Charlotte; Nathaniel H. Cook, Block, Crouch, Keeter, Behm & Sayed, LLP, Wilmington; Lee Dillon Denton, Spilman Thomas Battle PLLC, Winston-Salem; Christy Cochran Dunn, Young Moore and Henderson PA, Raleigh; Chris S. Edwards, Ward and Smith PA, Wilmington; Katie Marie Ertmer, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh; Kyle Andrew Frost, Offit Kurman Attorneys at Law, Charlotte; Lauren Elizabeth Fussell, Williams Mullen, Raleigh; Alexandra Cranston Haile, Dummit Fradin Attorneys at Law, Winston-Salem; Tara Austin Harrawood, Marcellino & Tyson PLLC, Charlotte; Christie Anthony Hartinger, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh; Travis Styres Hinman, Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson PA, Charlotte; Cassie  Holt, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, Raleigh; Kristen Marie Kirby, McGuireWoods LLP, Raleigh; Mary Kathryn Kurth, Edwards Kirby LLP, Raleigh; Anna Gray LeBlanc, Offit Kurman Attorneys at Law, Charlotte; Scottie Forbes Lee, Ellis & Winters LLP, Greensboro; Benjamin  Leighton, Alexander Ricks PLLC, Charlotte; Kimberly Marie Marston, Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Greensboro; Molly Fraser Martinson, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh; Carmela  Mastrianni, Hamilton Stephens Steele + Martin PLLC, Charlotte; Jovanna Nicole Mastro, Marcellino & Tyson PLLC, Charlotte; Kelsey Nicole Hendry Mayo, Poyner Spruill LLP, Charlotte; Lauren Trask Millovitsch, Creamer Millovitsch PLLC, Davidson; Mary Fletcher King Mullikin, Johnston Allison & Hord PA, Charlotte; Paula Etheridge Murray, Ragsdale Liggett PLLC, Raleigh; Sarah Hayward Negus, Moore & Van Allen PLLC, Charlotte; Douglas David Noreen, Howard Stallings From Atkins Angell & Davis PA, Raleigh; Whitney R. Pakalka, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, Winston-Salem; Antonia Ameca Peck, Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP, Durham; Nathaniel James Pencook, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, Raleigh; Allie Petrova, Petrova Law PLLC, Greensboro; Jasmine Michelle Pitt, Bennett Guthrie PLLC, Winston-Salem; Robert Blackwell Rader III, Miller Monroe Plyler PLLC, Raleigh; Nader Saeed Raja, Moore & Van Allen PLLC, Charlotte; C. Cowden W. Rayburn, Moore & Van Allen PLLC, Charlotte; Sarah Margaret Saint, Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Greensboro; Steven Andrew Scoggan, Ellis & Winters LLP, Greensboro; Joseph Robert Shealy, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, Charlotte; Samantha Lee Smith, Dummit Fradin Attorneys at Law, Greensboro; Megan McGee Stacy, Shumaker Loop & Kendrick LLP, Charleston; Tory Ian Summey, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP, Charlotte; Philip Ryan Thomas, North Carolina Republican Party, Raleigh; Matthew L. Tomsic, Rayburn Cooper & Durham PA, Charlotte; S. Wesley Tripp III, Young Moore and Henderson PA, Raleigh; Elizabeth Lea Troutman, Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Greensboro; Caitlin Hale Walton, Essex Richards PA, Charlotte; Zachary D. Walton, McAngus Goudelock & Courie LLC, Charlotte; Jeremy Richard Williams, Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips Grossman PLLC, Raleigh; Katarina Wong, Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Raleigh