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Chambers USAAttorneys and practice areas are selected by Chambers USA after extensive interviews with key in-house counsel and leading private practice attorneys. Smith Moore Leatherwood Achieves Top Rankings In 2017 Chambers USA® Guide. The firm also received rankings across key practice areas, including recognition in North and South Carolina for work in Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions, Litigation, and Real Estate. In North Carolina the firm was recognized for its Environment, Health Care, Labor & Employment, and Intellectual Property practices. The firm was recognized in Georgia for its Health Care practice.

Best Lawyers in America listing One of the legal profession's best-known independent rating services has selected 82 attorneys from Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP to its 2018 Best Lawyers in America listing. The honored attorneys from Smith Moore Leatherwood span 50 distinct substantive areas in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, with many attorneys being selected to Best Lawyers in more than one area. Best Lawyers is compiled annually by the research firm, Woodward/White, based on more than 3.9 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers across the U.S.

Super Lawyers In selecting attorneys for Super Lawyers, Law & Politics employs a rigorous, multiphase process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with third party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. These directories list the top 5% of attorneys in each state. 53 Attorneys Selected to Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars Lists in SC, GA, and NC.

Business NC Legal Elite Business North Carolina's legal elite awards are categorized into 14 different specialties of law and are voted on by attorneys across the state. Less than three percent of North Carolina's attorneys were honored as Legal Elite in the publication's January edition. Nineteen Attorneys Selected To North Carolina Legal Elite.

Greenville Business Magazine 2017 Legal Elite Greenville Business Magazine invited attorneys in the Upstate area to vote on whom, in their opinion, were the top lawyers in 20 different categories. Attorneys were honored as Legal Elite in the publication's August edition. Eighteen Smith Moore Leatherwood Attorneys Listed In Greenville Business Magazine's 2017 Legal Elite.

Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings help in-house counsel and other sophisticated buyers of legal services identify, evaluate and select the most appropriate lawyer for a specific task at hand. Lawyer Ratings serve as an objective indicator that a lawyer has the highest ethical standards and professional ability and are used by buyers of legal services to justify their hiring decisions. Smith Moore Leatherwood has 114 Peer Review Rated Attorneys.

The American Bar Association (ABA) Health Law Section The American Bar Association (ABA) Health Law Section's annual "Regional Law Firm Recognition Top 10 List" recognizes the largest health law firms based on lawyer membership in the Health Law Section. Smith Moore Leatherwood is ranked eighth for the Southeast Region in 2014.

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