GREENSBORO, N.C. — Smith Moore Leatherwood is pleased to announce that attorneys Maureen Demarest Murray and Patti Ramseur were recognized as two of Super Lawyers' "Top 50 Women" in North Carolina. Super Lawyers is an independent lawyer rating service that selects attorneys within each state using a rigorous, multiphase rating process including peer nominations, evaluations and third party research.
Murray is a partner and leader of the firm's health care practice group. She advises and litigates concerning certificate of need, facility licensure and certification surveys and penalty appeals, and other health care regulatory matters at all levels. Murray was recently honored as a "North Carolina Litigation Star" by Benchmark Litigation (2016), has been identified by Chambers and Partners USA, as one of the "North Carolina Healthcare Leaders" (2014-2015), has been recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers since 2006, and is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. She graduated, magna cum laude, from Duke University and received her Juris Doctor degree from Vanderbilt University Law School where she was the Patrick Wilson Scholar.
Ramseur is a partner and leader of the firm's labor and employment practice group. Well-versed in a full range of counseling and litigation for employers, she handles matters associated with Title VII, the ADA, the ADEA, the FMLA, the FLSA, the REDA, the Sarbanes Oxley Act, and AIR-21. She has been named one of the "Top 50 Women" attorneys in North Carolina for three consecutive years (2014-2016), and has been recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers in the categories of Labor and Employment (2011, 2014-2016) and Rising Stars Edition (2011). She has identified by Chambers and Partners USA, as one of the "North Carolina Employment Leaders" (2013-2015), and was recipient of the Robinson O. Everett Professionalism Award from the North Carolina Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division (2012). Ramseur graduated, magna cum laude, from North Carolina State University and received her Juris Doctor degree from Wake Forest University School of Law.
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