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Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP  Ranked In 46 Practice Areas By U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms"

Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP Ranked In 46 Practice Areas By U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms"


November 1, 2016

Charlotte, N.C. U.S. News and Best Lawyers, for the seventh consecutive year, has included Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP in their 2017 “Best Law Firms” rankings.

“We are proud that our attorneys are being recognized by U.S. News and Best Lawyers for the seventh consecutive year,” said Julie Earp, managing partner. “This recognition underscores our firm’s commitment to providing our clients with exceptional service.”

The firm earned Metropolitan Tier 1 rankings in its Atlanta, Charlotte, Greensboro, Greenville, Raleigh and Wilmington offices in a total of 46 practice areas. The firm also received six national rankings and 35 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

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
  • Litigation – Real Estate
  • Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • 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
  • Energy Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Litigation – Land Use & Zoning

Wilmington, N.C.

  • Trusts & Estates Law

The 2017 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©.

The 2017 "Best Law Firms" list will be featured in two publications, which will be distributed later this month. The national and metropolitan first-tier rankings will be featured in the seventh edition of the "Best Law Firms" and in the fourth annual “Legal Issue”. The 2017 "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.

For more information, contact:
Lynn-D Gunter lynndg@hughes-agency.com
864.271.0718

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