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Smith Moore Attorneys Honored by Business NC as Legal Elite

Smith Moore Attorneys Honored by Business NC as Legal Elite


January 7, 2008

Twelve Attorneys Voted Best in Their Field by Peers Across North Carolina

GREENSBORO, NC – Business North Carolina's 2008 Legal Elite listing of best lawyers in their fields includes 12 attorneys from Smith Moore LLP, recognized across seven areas of law.

Two additional Smith Moore partners, J. George (Jerry) Oliver and Larry B. Sitton, were previously added to the Legal Elite Hall of Fame for Employment law and Antitrust litigation, respectively. Term limits were created for the top winners in each category from previous years, and those recognized as being among the state's top practitioners were recognized in the Legal Elite Hall of Fame, rather than in the annual list.

To select the honorees, Business North Carolina distributed ballots to nearly 18,000 lawyers licensed by the State Bar in North Carolina, asking them to name the best attorneys in a variety of legal categories. Participants were not permitted to vote for themselves. More than 2,500 lawyers received votes, but only 607 attorneys spread across North Carolina received enough votes to be named to this year's Legal Elite.

Smith Moore attorneys recognized in the 2008 Legal Elite listing include:

E. Kent Auberry (Business)
William E. Burton, III (Environmental)
Brian W. Byrd (Real Estate)
J. Donald Cowan, Jr. (Antitrust/Litigation)
Alan W. Duncan (Litigation)
Stephen W. Earp (Environmental)
Theodore C. Edwards II (Construction)
Robert D. Kidwell (Business)
Alexander L. Maultsby (Employment)
Charles E. Melvin, Jr. (Real Estate)
Julianna C. Theall (Employment)
E. Garrett Walker (Real Estate)

Contact: Donnie Turlington
For Smith Moore LLP
336-275-7000
dturlington@bouvierkelly.com

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