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39 Smith Moore Leatherwood Attorneys Selected to 2016 North Carolina

39 Smith Moore Leatherwood Attorneys Selected to 2016 North Carolina 'Super Lawyers'

January 26, 2016

Charlotte, N.C. (January 25, 2016) – Smith Moore Leatherwood is pleased to announce that 39 of the firm’s attorneys were recognized in North Carolina Super Lawyers magazine for their high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Additionally, nine attorneys were recognized as Rising Stars.

"We are very excited that 39 of our attorneys have been recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers magazine," said Julie Earp, Managing Partner. "This is truly a reflection of their hard work and demonstrates that our commitment to excellence in client service is as strong as ever."

Super Lawyers is an independent lawyer ranking service that selects attorneys using a rigorous, multi-phase rating process. Through peer nominations, evaluations and third party research, exceptional attorneys are selected within each state. Rising Stars are selected by peer nominations of attorneys who are 40 years old or younger, or have 10 years or less of legal experience.

The Smith Moore Leatherwood attorneys honored in 2016 North Carolina Super Lawyers attorneys are:

Charlotte, N.C.

  • Lynn Chandler – Estate & Trust Litigation
  • Jonathan Heyl – Business Litigation
  • Bailey King Jr. – Business Litigation
  • Timothy Lendino – Business Litigation (Rising Star)
  • Robert Marcus – Business Litigation
  • Fred Wood Jr. – Business Litigation
  • John Zimmer – Intellectual Property (Rising Star)

Greensboro, N.C.

  • Erik Albright – General Litigation
  • Kent Auberry – Business/Corporate
  • Brian Byrd – Real Estate
  • Richard Coughlin – Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Julianna Theall Earp – Employment & Labor
  • Carrie Hanger – Health Care (Rising Star)
  • Terrill Harris – Health Care
  • Gregory Holland – Antitrust Litigation
  • Neale Johnson – Construction Litigation
  • Frankie Jones Jr. – Real Estate (Rising Star)
  • Patrick Kane – Civil Litigation: Defense (Rising Star)
  • Alexander Maultsby – Employment & Labor
  • Charles Melvin Jr. – Real Estate
  • Maureen Demarest Murray – Health Care
  • Patti Ramseur – Employment & Labor
  • Clark Smith Jr. – Business Litigation
  • Garrett Walker – Real Estate
  • Jeri Whitfield – Workers’ Compensation

Raleigh, N.C.

  • Mark Finkelstein – Business Litigation
  • Brett Hanna – Real Estate
  • Matthew Leerberg – Business Litigation (Rising Star)
  • Patricia Markus – Health Care
  • George (Jerry) Oliver – Employment & Labor
  • Antonia Peck – Health Care (Rising Star)
  • Stephen Petersen – Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • Bradley Risinger – General Litigation
  • Elizabeth Scherer – Appellate
  • Eric Snider – Business Litigation (Rising Star)
  • Samuel Southern – Health Care
  • Gray Styers, Jr. - Utilities
  • Robert Wilson Jr. – Health Care

Wilmington, N.C.

  • Jill Peters – Estate & Probate (Rising Star)

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