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Smith Moore Attorneys Earn Top Rankings

Smith Moore Attorneys Earn Top Rankings

June 24, 2008

GREENSBORO - Ten lawyers from Smith Moore LLP have been ranked among North Carolina's best by Chambers USA, an international publication that rates attorneys and law firms based on input from the lawyers' clients, colleagues and peers.

Receiving Chambers' highest ranking for North Carolina lawyers in their respective practice areas were Martin N. Erwin, Labor and Employment; J. Donald Cowan, Litigation; Charles E. Melvin, Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use; and Stephen W. Earp, Environment.

The publishers of Chambers USA say criteria for the rankings include "technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, and other qualities valued by clients."

Six other Smith Moore attorneys also were highlighted for recognition in the publication's 2008 rankings:

Julianna C. Theall, Labor and Employment, Greensboro office;
George J. Oliver, Labor and Employment, Raleigh office;
Larry B. Sitton, General Commercial Litigation, Charlotte office;
Ramona Cunningham O'Bryant, Environment, Greensboro office;
Alan W. Duncan, General Commercial Litigation, Greensboro office;
Jonathan A. Berkelhammer, General Commercial Litigation, Greensboro office.

Along with the recognition given individual attorneys, three Smith Moore practice areas were included in the 2008 rankings for North Carolina—Environmental law, General Commercial Litigation, and Labor and Employment. For more information about Chambers and Partners' research and ranking methodology, please visit

Contact: Donnie Turlington
For Smith Moore LLP


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