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Smith Moore Leatherwood's Larry Sitton Named Charlotte's Bet-the-Company Litigator of the Year


February 26, 2009

CHARLOTTE, NC — The 2009 listing of The Best Lawyers in America Lawyers of the Year includes Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP attorney Larry B. Sitton, who was named "Charlotte Best Lawyers Bet-the-Company Litigator of the Year."  The recognition is the first of its kind from Best Lawyers, which releases a list of highly rated attorneys according to practice area each year.

Sitton, a leader in Smith Moore Leatherwood's litigation practice group in its Charlotte and Greensboro offices, focuses his practice on financial services, antitrust and trade, class action and commercial litigation.  He has represented numerous banks, insurance companies and large corporations in significant commercial litigation during his 45-year legal career.  Annually recognized by Super Lawyers as one of the "Top 100" attorneys in North Carolina, Sitton holds his undergraduate and law degrees from Wake Forest University.

Best Lawyers' Lawyer of the Year is a list of outstanding attorneys compiled through a comprehensive peer review survey in which thousands of lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.  The attorneys honored as "Lawyers of the Year" received high ratings in the surveys and maintained a high level of respect among their peers based on their abilities, professionalism and integrity.

In all, two Smith Moore Leatherwood attorneys achieved "Lawyer of the Year" ratings.  In addition to Sitton, Mark R. Holmes of the firm's Greenville, SC, office earned the distinction of "Greenville Best Lawyers Real Estate Lawyer of the Year."

Donnie Turlington
For Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP
336.275.7000, ext. 23
dturlington@bouvierkelly.com

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