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Smith Moore Leatherwood Selected To "Best Law Firm" List For Fifth Consecutive Year

Smith Moore Leatherwood Selected To "Best Law Firm" List For Fifth Consecutive Year


November 3, 2014

Charlotte, N.C. U.S. News & Best Lawyers, for the fifth consecutive year, has included Smith Moore Leatherwood in the 2015 "Best Law Firms" rankings.

"It is a great honor to be recognized again by our peers and clients," said Julie Earp, Managing Partner. "Achieving this designation for the fifth consecutive year is a testament to Smith Moore Leatherwood's commitment to excellent work and exceptional service."

The firm earned Metropolitan Tier 1 rankings in its Atlanta, Charlotte, Greensboro, Greenville and Raleigh offices in a total of 47 practice areas. The firm also received 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
  • Trust & Estates Law

Greensboro, N.C.

  • Antitrust Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Copyright Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Employment Law – Individuals
  • 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
  • Trademark Law
  • Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers

Greenville, S.C.

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

Raleigh, N.C.

  • Employment Law – Management
  • Health Care Law
  • Labor Law – Management
  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Litigation – Land Use & Zoning

The 2015 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 2015 "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 2015 "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, a law firm must have at least one lawyer listed in 19th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© list for that particular location and specialty.

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