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Smith Moore Leatherwood Honored As "Best Law Firm" For Fourth Consecutive Year

Smith Moore Leatherwood Honored As "Best Law Firm" For Fourth Consecutive Year

Firm ranked as Tier 1 in 46 practice areas by U.S. News and Best Lawyers


November 1, 2013

Charlotte, N.C. – Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP has once again earned top rankings in the 2014 U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" survey.

"I am always pleased when a survey ranks our firm's practice areas among the top in our markets, but the fact that this recognition comes from our clients and peers is the most meaningful. For the fourth year in a row, dozens of our practice areas are recognized by U.S. News and Best Lawyers," said Rob Marcus, Chairman of the firm's Management Committee.

The firm earned Metropolitan Tier 1 rankings in its Atlanta, Charlotte, Greensboro, Greenville and Raleigh offices in a total of 46 practice areas. The following practice areas were ranked Metropolitan Tier 1:

Atlanta, Ga.

  • Insurance Law

Charlotte, N.C.

  • Antitrust Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation – Antitrust
  • Litigation – Eminent Domain & Condemnation
  • Litigation – Securities
  • Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants

Greensboro, N.C.

  • Antitrust Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Copyright Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Employment Law – Management
  • Environmental Law
  • Labor Law – Management
  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Litigation – Antitrust
  • Litigation – Eminent Domain & Condemnation
  • Litigation – Environmental
  • Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Litigation – Labor & Employment
  • Litigation – Land Use & Zoning
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities Regulation
  • Tax Law
  • Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers

Greenville, S.C.

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Litigation – Construction
  • Litigation – Eminent Domain & Condemnation
  • Litigation – Real Estate
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law

Raleigh, N.C.

  • Health Care Law
  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Litigation – Land Use & Zoning
  • Litigation – Real Estate
  • Real Estate Law

The firm also received 32 additional Metropolitan rankings.
The 2014 rankings are based on the highest number of participating firms and highest number of client ballots on record. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America©, which recognizes the top 4 percent of practicing attorneys in the US.
The 2014 "Best Law Firms" list will be featured in two publications, distributed later this month. The national first-tier rankings will be featured in the first edition of the "Best Law Firms" Legal Issue. National and metropolitan first-tier rankings will be featured in the "Best Law Firms" General Counsel Publication. The 2014 "Best Law Firms" rankings can be seen in their entirety by visiting bestlawfirms.usnews.com.

About "Best Law Firms"
The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer listed in 19th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© list for that particular location and specialty.

For more information, contact:
Heather Olson (heather.olson@smithmoorelaw.com)
864.552.4552

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