GREENSBORO, N.C., - Attorney T. Matthew Creech, from the Greensboro office of Smith Moore Leatherwood, was recently recognized at the North Carolina Lawyers Weekly first Emerging Legal Leader event as one of the state's most outstanding young lawyers. The firm had six attorneys, more than any other law firm in the state, among the 30 finalists.
The 10 honorees, including Creech, were selected based on their outstanding leadership in their profession, community involvement and personal lives. North Carolina Lawyers Weekly selected attorneys from a diverse group of firms ranging in size and practice areas.
"We are proud of Matt’s accomplishments so early in his career," said Kent Auberry, managing partner of the firm's Greensboro office. "It is particularly exciting that he is part of the first class to be honored by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly as a rising leader in the legal industry. This is just the beginning of great things to come from Matt."
Creech's practice focuses on employment litigation and counseling; ERISA and life, health and disability insurance litigation; and commercial litigation. Prior to joining Smith Moore Leatherwood, he gained valuable experience during his three year federal clerkship in the Middle District of North Carolina. Creech is active in the Defense Research Institute and has served as chair of the Military Issues Committee of the North Carolina Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division. He is a graduate of Virginia Military Institute and Pennsylvania State University’s Dickinson School of Law.
Mary Leigh Howell