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Benchmark Litigation 2016 Recognizes Smith Moore Leatherwood Litigators

Benchmark Litigation 2016 Recognizes Smith Moore Leatherwood Litigators

November 4, 2015

Greensboro, N.C. – Nine lawyers from Smith Moore Leatherwood were recently selected for inclusion in the ninth edition of Euromoney's Benchmark Litigation 2016. The guide's results are the culmination of a six-month research period that included extensive interviews with nation's leading private practice lawyers and in-house counsel. Benchmark Litigation is the only publication on the market to focus exclusively on litigation in the United States.

"Benchmark's recognition is another testament to our lawyers and their outstanding work in the legal profession," said Julie Earp, Managing Partner. "I am pleased to congratulate them on this honor."

The Smith Moore Leatherwood attorneys and the areas in which they were recognized are:


  • Erik Albright, Local Litigation Star
  • Rick Coughlin, Future Star
  • Maureen Demarest Murray, Local Litigation Star


  • Steven Farrar, Local Litigation Star
  • Michael Giese, Local Litigation Star
  • Kurt Rozelsky, Local Litigation Star


  • Sidney Eagles Jr., Local Litigation Star
  • Matthew Leerberg, Future Star
  • Bradley Risinger, Local Litigation Star

Additionally, Benchmark Litigation selected Smith Moore Leatherwood as a "recommended" firm in North Carolina and South Carolina.

Over half the firm's lawyers concentrate in various aspects of trial practice and dispute resolution, making the Litigation group one of Smith Moore Leatherwood's largest areas of practice. Attorneys in the Litigation group regularly try cases throughout the United States. They petition, try and appeal various cases at the federal, state and local levels. They also represent clients before such specialty courts as the United States Tax Court and the Court of International Trade.

For more information, contact:
Brandy Humphries
Ashley Shelley


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