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Eight Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP Attorneys Recognized by Benchmark Litigation 2017

Eight Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP Attorneys Recognized by Benchmark Litigation 2017

November 9, 2016

Greensboro, N.C. – Eight lawyers from Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP were recently selected for inclusion in the tenth edition of Euromoney’s Benchmark Litigation 2017. The guide’s results are the culmination of a six-month research period that included extensive interviews with the 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.

“We are very pleased with our continued recognition in Benchmark Litigation,” said Julie Earp, managing partner. “Our firm has a long history of providing litigation services of the caliber our clients deserve and expect. And we applaud this recognition of these attorneys.”

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
  • Kurt Rozelsky, Local Litigation Star


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

Additionally, Benchmark Litigation labeled Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP 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.


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