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Seventeen Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP Attorneys Selected To North Carolina Legal Elite

Seventeen Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP Attorneys Selected To North Carolina Legal Elite

January 3, 2017

Greensboro, N.C. — Seventeen attorneys from Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP have been selected by their peers as part of Business North Carolina's 2017 Legal Elite. Among peer firms, Smith Moore Leatherwood had the second most lawyers on the list state-wide. The Legal Elite awards are categorized into 14 legal and business-related categories and are compiled annually based upon a poll of North Carolina attorneys. The attorneys selected are considered by their peers to be the best practitioners in their respective fields.

The Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP attorneys honored as North Carolina Legal Elite are:


  • Stephanie C. Daniel, Tax and Estate Planning
  • Amber R. Duncan, Business
  • J. Douglas Grimes, Intellectual Property


  • E. Kent Auberry, Business
  • Alexander L. Maultsby, Employment
  • Kimberly Bullock Gatling, Intellectual Property
  • Gregory G. Holland, Litigation
  • Neale T. Johnson, Construction
  • Frankie T. Jones Jr., Real Estate
  • Patrick M. Kane, Litigation
  • Robert D. Kidwell, Business
  • Patti West Ramseur, Employment
  • E. Garrett Walker, Real Estate


  • Elizabeth Sims Hedrick, Young Guns
  • Matthew Nis Leerberg, Litigation
  • Stephen W. Petersen, Litigation


  • Brian G. Morrison, Tax and Estate Planning

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