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Twelve Smith Moore Leatherwood Attorneys Recognized by North Carolina Legal Elite

Twelve Smith Moore Leatherwood Attorneys Recognized by North Carolina Legal Elite

January 12, 2016

Greensboro, N.C. — Twelve attorneys from Smith Moore Leatherwood have been selected by their peers as part of Business North Carolina's 2016 Legal Elite. Among the firm's honorees, Brian W. Byrd was named overall winner of the real estate category. The Legal Elite awards are categorized into 14 legal and business-related categories and are voted on by attorneys across the state.

Business North Carolina magazine's Legal Elite is compiled annually based upon a poll of North Carolina attorneys. The attorneys selected are considered by their peers to be the best practitioners in their respective fields.
The Smith Moore Leatherwood attorneys honored as North Carolina Legal Elite are:


  • D. Erik Albright, Litigation
  • Bruce Ashley, Construction
  • E. Kent Auberry, Business
  • William E. Burton III, Bankruptcy
  • Brian W. Byrd, Real Estate (Overall Category Winner)
  • Marilyn Feuchs-Marker, Family
  • Kimberly B. Gatling, Intellectual Property
  • Patrick M. Kane, Young Guns (Best Under 40)
  • Alexander L. Maultsby, Employment
  • Patti W. Ramseur, Employment


  • Brett T. Hanna, Real Estate
  • Elizabeth Sims Hedrick, Litigation

For more information about Business North Carolina's 2016 Legal Elite listings, visit

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