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Smith Moore Leatherwood Announces Six Attorneys Named Best Lawyers

Smith Moore Leatherwood Announces Six Attorneys Named Best Lawyers' 2011 Lawyers of the Year

November 4, 2010

Greenville, SC – Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP is pleased to announce that six of its attorneys have been designated as "Lawyers of the Year" by The Best Lawyers in America® 2011, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.

After more than a quarter of a century in publication, Best Lawyers is designating "Lawyers of the Year" in high-profile legal specialties in large legal communities. Only one lawyer in each specialty in each community is honored as "Lawyer of the Year." These lawyers have received particularly high ratings in the surveys by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism and integrity.

The following Smith Moore Leatherwood attorneys have been honored as 2011 "Lawyers of the Year:"

William L. Dennis, Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year; Greenville, SC
Sidney S. Eagles, Jr., Alternative Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year; Raleigh, NC
Michael J. Giese, Bet-the-Company Litigator of the Year; Greenville, SC 
Charles E. Melvin, Jr., Land Use & Zoning Lawyer of the Year; Greensboro, NC
Maureen Demarest Murray, Health Care Lawyer of the Year; Greensboro, NC
A. Marvin Quattlebaum, Real Estate Lawyer of the Year; Greenville, SC

"We are thrilled that our attorneys continue to be recognized as being at the very top of their respective fields," said Rob Marcus, Chairman of the firm's Management Committee.

First published in 1983, Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive annual peer-review survey. For the new U.S. edition, more than 50 percent of the lawyers listed in Best Lawyers cast more than 3.1 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in the same and related specialties. Because of the rigorous and transparent methodology used by the publication, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.

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