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75 Smith Moore Leatherwood Attorneys Selected to Best Lawyers in America© 2016

75 Smith Moore Leatherwood Attorneys Selected to Best Lawyers in America© 2016


August 18, 2015

Greenville, SC - Smith Moore Leatherwood is pleased to announce that 75 attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Of the 75 attorneys honored, nine were listed as "Lawyer of the Year," a designation given to a single lawyer in each specialty in each community.

Included are attorneys from each of the firm's key practice areas: Corporate, Financial Services, Health Care, Intellectual Property, Labor and Employment, Litigation, Real Estate, Tax, and Wealth Management.

Best Lawyers was first published in 1983 and is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey. Over 52,000 leading attorneys cast more than 5.5 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. The following Smith Moore Leatherwood attorneys are included in The Best Lawyers in America 2016, with (25) designating those who have been recognized for at least 25 years, (20) designating those listed for at least 20 years, (15) designating those listed for at least 15 years and (10) designating those listed for at least 10 years. Eleven attorneys have been recognized for twenty or more years.  

Atlanta, Ga.

  • H. Sanders Carter Jr.: Insurance Law
  • J. Andrew Lemons: Health Care Law

Charleston, S.C.

  • H. Michael Bowers: Commerical Litigation
  • Robert W. Pearce Jr.: Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)

Charlotte, N.C.

  • Lynn F. Chandler: Trusts and Estates
  • Jonathan Heyl: Antitrust Law ("Lawyer of the Year"), Commercial Litigation, Antitrust Litigation
  • Bailey King Jr.: Commercial Litigation
  • Robert R. Marcus (10): Commercial Litigation, Banking and Finance Litigation, Real Estate Litigation, Securities Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions (Defendants)
  • Larry B. Sitton (20): Antitrust Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation

Greensboro, N.C.

  • D. Erik Albright: Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation (Defendants)
  • Bruce Ashley: Construction Law, Construction Litigation
  • E. Kent Auberry (15): Corporate Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation, Tax Law
  • W. Alexander Audilet: Antitrust Law, Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law
  • Carole W. Bruce: Trusts and Estates
  • Laura Deddish Burton (10): Immigration Law ("Lawyer of the Year")
  • Brian W. Byrd (10): Land Use and Zoning Law ("Lawyer of the Year"), Real Estate Law
  • Richard A. Coughlin: Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation (Defendants)
  • Herbert O. Davis (20): Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law
  • Stephen W. Earp (25): Environmental Law, Environmental Litigation
  • Julianna Theall Earp (15): Employment Law (Management), Labor and Employment Litigation ("Lawyer of the Year")
  • James G. Exum, Jr.(10): Appellate Practice, Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Marilyn Feuchs-Marker (10): Family Law
  • Susan McNear Fradenburg: Health Care Law
  • Lisa Frye Garrison (10): Antitrust Law, Antitrust Litigation, Medical Malpractice Law (Defendants)
  • Kimberly Bullock Gatling: Intellectual Property Litigation, Patent Litigation, Patent Law ("Lawyer of the Year"), Trademark Law
  • Terrill Johnson Harris (10): Commercial Litigation, Health Care Law
  • Gregory G. Holland: Commercial Litigation, Antitrust Litigation ("Lawyer of the Year"), Banking and Finance Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, Patent Litigation, Real Estate Litigation
  • Robert D. Kidwell: Corporate Law
  • Stephen E. Klee: Corporate Law, Real Estate Law
  • David L. Kyger (10): Non-Profit/Charities Law, Tax Law
  • Caroline Hudson Lock (10): Workers' Compensation Law (Employers)
  • Alexander L. Maultsby: Employment Law (Management), Labor and Employment Litigation
  • James A. Medford (15): Arbitration, Commercial Litigation, Copyright Law, International Trade and Finance Law, Intellectual Property Litigation, Patent Litigation, Patent Law, Trademark Law
  • Charles E. Melvin, Jr. (30): Land Use and Zoning Law, Real Estate Law
  • Maureen Demarest Murray (25): Health Care Law
  • Patti W. Ramseur: Employment Law (Management), Labor and Employment Litigation
  • Barbara C. Ruby (10): Corporate Law, Tax Law
  • D. Clark Smith, Jr. (20): Medical Malpractice Law (Defendants), Personal Injury Litigation (Defendants)
  • Thomas E. Terrell, Jr. (10): Land Use and Zoning Litigation
  • E. Garrett Walker (20): Real Estate Law
  • Jeri L. Whitfield (20): Workers' Compensation Law (Employers)

Greenville, S.C.

  • Robert A. deHoll: Construction Law
  • William L. Dennis (20): Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Trusts and Estates
  • Thomas W. Epting: Copyright Law, Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Steven E. Farrar (10): Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Legal Malpractice Law (Defendants), Construction Litigation, Professional Malpractice Law (Defendants)
  • Richard L. Few, Jr.: Corporate Law
  • Michael J. Giese (20): Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Banking and Finance Litigation, Real Estate Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation (Defendants)
  • David E. Hodge: Corporate Law
  • Mark R. Holmes (10): Land Use and Zoning Law, Real Estate Law
  • F. Marion Hughes (15): Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Bankruptcy Litigation
  • J. Tod Hyche (10): Tax Law ("Lawyer of the Year"), Trusts and Estates
  • Michele Fuller Lyerley: Real Estate Law
  • Jason D. Maertens: Commercial Litigation
  • Natalma M. McKnew (10): Franchise Law
  • Robert D. Moseley, Jr.: Insurance Law, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants ("Lawyer of the Year") 
  • William L. Pitman: Banking and Finance Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law
  • A. Marvin Quattlebaum (15): Real Estate Law
  • Jack Riordan: Personal Injury Litigation (Defendants)
  • Kurt M. Rozelsky: Personal Injury Litigation (Defendants), Product Liability Litigation (Defendants)
  • Jack H. Tedards, Jr.: Real Estate Law
  • Frank C. Williams III: Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Raleigh, N.C.

  • Sidney S. Eagles, Jr. (10): Appellate Practice, Arbitration
  • Mark A. Finkelstein: Commercial Litigation
  • Brett T. Hanna: Real Estate Law
  • Marcus C. Hewitt: Health Care Litigation
  • Clyde Holt III (10): Land Use and Zoning Law, Land Use and Zoning Litigation
  • Patricia A. Markus: Health Care Law
  • George J. Oliver: Employment Law (Management), Labor Law (Management)
  • Stephen W. Petersen: Commercial Litigation
  • Bradley M. Risinger: Land Use and Zoning Litigation, Product Liability Litigation (Defendants)
  • Samuel O. Southern (10): Health Care Law, Medical Malpractice Law (Defendants)
  • Elizabeth C. Trahos: Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Robert L. Wilson, Jr. (25): Health Care Law
  • David L. York: Land Use and Zoning Law

Wilmington, N.C.

  • Jill R. Peters: Trusts and Estates ("Lawyer of the Year")

For more information, contact:
Brandy Humphries (brandyh@hughes-agency.com)
Ashley Shelley (ashleys@hughes-agency.com)
864.271.0718

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