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Law & Politics Taps 27 Smith Moore Leatherwood Attorneys as "Super Lawyers"

Law & Politics Taps 27 Smith Moore Leatherwood Attorneys as "Super Lawyers"

February 4, 2010

GREENSBORO, NC — The 2010 listing of North Carolina's top attorneys, published by Law& Politics® magazine, includes 27 lawyers from the Greensboro, Raleigh, Charlotte and Wilmington offices of Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP. The North Carolina Super Lawyers selections are compiled annually by Law & Politics, based on surveys and research to identify lawyers "who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement," according to the magazine's publisher.

The North Carolina Super Lawyers list includes 18 members of the firm's Greensboro office. Four members of that office – Maureen Demarest Murray, Julianna C. Theall, Allison O. Van Laningham and Jeri L. Whitfield – earned the status of "top-50 female attorneys."

Three members of the firm – Jonathan A. Berkelhammer, Alan W. Duncan, and James L. Gale – were recognized as a "top-100 attorney" in their respective practice areas.

The following Smith Moore Leatherwood attorneys, identified by the practice area listed by Super Lawyers, were named North Carolina Super Lawyers for 2010:

Charlotte Office
Robert R. Marcus: Business Litigation, Insurance Coverage, Appellate
Larry B. Sitton: Business Litigation, Insurance Coverage, Antitrust Litigation

Greensboro Office
D. Erik Albright: General Litigation, Entertainment & Sports, Business Litigation
Bruce P. Ashley: Construction Litigation, Construction/Surety, Real Estate
E. Kent Auberry: Business/Corporate, Securities & Corporate Finance, Intellectual Property
Jonathan A. Berkelhammer: Business Litigation, Personal Injury Defense: Products, Intellectual Property Litigation
Alan W. Duncan: Business Litigation, Professional Liability: Defense, Civil Litigation Defense
Stephen W. Earp: Environmental, Business/Corporate, Real Estate
Martin N. Erwin: Employment & Labor, Employment Litigation: Defense
James G. Exum, Jr.: Appellate, General Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution
Terrill J. (Terri) Harris: Health Care, Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice
Alexander L. Maultsby: Employment & Labor, Business Litigation
Charles E. Melvin, Jr.: Real Estate, Business/Corporate
Maureen Demarest Murray: Health Care
D. Clark Smith, Jr.: Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice, Antitrust Litigation, Business Litigation
Thomas E. Terrell, Jr.: Environmental, Land Use/Zoning, Government/Cities/Municipalities
Julianna C. Theall: Employment & Labor
Allison O. Van Laningham: General Litigation, Appellate, First Amendment/Media/Advertising
E. Garrett Walker: Real Estate
Jeri L. Whitfield: Workers’ Compensation, Civil Litigation Defense, General Litigation

Raleigh Office
Denise Smith Cline: General Litigation, Employment & Labor
Mark A. Finkelstein: Business Litigation, Environmental Litigation, Construction Litigation
James L. Gale: Business Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution, General Litigation
George J. (Jerry) Oliver: Employment & Labor, Employment Litigation: Defense
Samuel O. Southern: Health Care, Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice, Professional Liability: Defense
Robert L. Wilson, Jr.: Health Care

Wilmington Office
Michael V. Lee: Real Estate, Land Use/Zoning


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