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Smith Moore Leatherwood Achieves Top Tier Status In Best Law Firms Rankings

Smith Moore Leatherwood Achieves Top Tier Status In Best Law Firms Rankings


November 2, 2015

Charlotte, N.C. U.S. News and Best Lawyers, for the sixth consecutive year, has included Smith Moore Leatherwood in their 2016 "Best Law Firms" rankings.

"We are proud that our attorneys continue to be recognized for their superior work and outstanding client service as evidenced by the U.S. News and Best Lawyers rankings," said Julie Earp, managing partner.  "We strive to be among the best in our industry in client service, and recognition through client and peer interviews is validation that we are on course."

The firm earned Metropolitan Tier 1 rankings in its Atlanta, Charlotte, Greensboro, Greenville, Raleigh and Wilmington offices in a total of 45 practice areas. The firm also received five national rankings and 37 additional Metropolitan rankings.

The following practice areas were ranked Metropolitan Tier 1:

Atlanta, Ga.

  • Insurance Law

Charlotte, N.C.

  • Antitrust Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation – Antitrust
  • Litigation – Securities
  • Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants
  • Trusts & Estates Law

Greensboro, N.C.

  • Antitrust Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Copyright Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Employment Law – Management
  • Environmental Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Litigation – Antitrust
  • Litigation – Environmental
  • Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Litigation – Labor & Employment
  • Litigation – Land Use & Zoning
  • Litigation – Patent
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities Regulation
  • Tax Law
  • Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers

Greenville, S.C.

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Litigation – Construction
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law

Raleigh, N.C.

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Law – Management
  • Health Care Law
  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Litigation – Land Use & Zoning
  • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Wilmington, N.C.

  • Trusts & Estates Law

The 2016 rankings are based on the highest number of participating firms and highest number of client ballots on record. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America©, which recognizes the top 4 percent of practicing attorneys in the US.

The 2016 "Best Law Firms" list will be featured in two publications, distributed later this month. The national first-tier rankings will be featured in the first edition of the "Best Law Firms" Legal Issue. National and metropolitan first-tier rankings will be featured in the "Best Law Firms" General Counsel Publication. The 2016 "Best Law Firms" rankings can be seen in their entirety by visiting bestlawfirms.usnews.com.

About "Best Law Firms":
The U.S.News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a ranking in a particular practice area and metro region, a law firm must have at least one lawyer who is included in Best Lawyers in that particular practice area and metro. For more information on Best Lawyers, please visit bestlawyers.com.

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Ashley Shelley (ashleys@hughes-agency.com)
864.271.0718

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