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Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP Names Matthew Leerberg New Raleigh Partner-in-Charge

Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP Names Matthew Leerberg New Raleigh Partner-in-Charge

August 10, 2016

Raleigh, N.C. — The law firm of Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP is pleased to announce that Matthew Nis Leerberg has been elected partner-in-charge of the firm's Raleigh office.  Leerberg joins the firm's Management Committee, the committee that is responsible for overseeing the operations of the southeast regional firm's seven offices located in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.

"Matt's creativity, forward-thinking outlook, and fresh perspective have positioned him early in his career to become a leader for our firm," said Managing Partner Julie Earp. "We have long been invested in the Raleigh office, and as the Raleigh area continues to grow, so does our firm's investment. Matt has the positive energy and talent to lead this effort, and I look forward to working closely with him."

Leerberg's practice focuses on appellate and business litigation in North Carolina state and federal courts. He is one of only 29 lawyers in the state to achieve the distinction of North Carolina State Bar Board Certified Specialist in appellate practice. He serves as vice chair of the North Carolina Bar Association's Appellate Practice Section, chair of Eastern District of North Carolina Chapter's Appellate Practice committee, and is a longstanding member of the North Carolina Appellate Rules Committee.

"I am honored to take on the role of partner-in-charge and lead this dynamic group of highly respected attorneys," said Leerberg. "We are well-poised for continued growth here in Raleigh and across the firm's footprint.  We pride ourselves on the delivery of innovative solutions for our clients' needs, never sacrificing our signature commitment to deliver the excellent service that clients expect when they think of Smith Moore Leatherwood."

Leerberg earned his bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, from Harvard University and his J.D., with high honors, from the Duke University School of Law. He serves as chair of the firm's Ideas and Innovation Committee and previously received the firm's McNeill Smith Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year award in 2012. He is a founder and regular contributor to the firm's North Carolina Appellate Practice blog, and a frequent speaker and author on issues of North Carolina appellate practice and procedure.  Additionally, he serves as an adjunct professor at Campbell University's Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law.

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