Smith Moore Leatherwood attorney recognized with top one percent of U.S. attorneys
GREENSBORO, NC – Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP attorney Maureen Demarest Murray has been inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Murray was one of 99 inducted attorneys from about 113 invited from the United States and Canada to be inducted as a new Fellow. She joins Alan Duncan, Larry Sitton, Mike Giese and Clark Smith as members of the Smith Moore Leatherwood firm who have achieved the honor.
"I am honored to be selected as a fellow in this distinguished group of trial lawyers," says Murray. "I was impressed by the accomplishments and camaraderie of the American College during my induction. I look forward to a long association with the America College and its efforts to enhance the highest qualities of our legal profession."
Fellowship in the College is limited to the top one percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province in the U.S. or Canada and consists of a total of just 5,700 attorneys. According to the College, Fellowship status is extended by invitation only, after careful investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality.
Murray has been widely recognized for her work at Smith Moore Leatherwood, where she is a partner in the firm's Greensboro office and leader in its Healthcare Group. She focuses her practice on the representation of healthcare providers in certificate of need, facility licensure and certification matters, survey appeals, medical staff and peer review matters, reimbursement appeals, fraud and abuse investigations and business disputes. She routinely counsels hospitals, long term care facilities, home health agencies, hospices and physician groups on issues such as corporate compliance, EMTALA, credentialing, HIPAA, patient care and operational questions, medical ethics, professional licensing, risk management and acquisition of facilities.
A member of the American Health Lawyers Association, the North Carolina Society of Healthcare Attorneys and the North Carolina Bar Association Health Law Section. Murray is a graduate of Duke University and the Vanderbilt University School of Law.
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