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Two Columbia Attorneys Voted Top Lawyer in Their Fields; Four Named 2017 Legal Elite of the Midlands

    Firm News
  • August 02, 2017

Charlotte, NC – Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP is pleased to announce that Columbia partners David Summer and Ray Jones were selected by their peers as the top attorney in their practice areas. The voting was part of the process in determining Columbia Business Monthly’s 2017 Legal Elite of the Midlands. David received the region’s top votes for health care law, while Ray received the most votes for bank and finance law.

In addition, Columbia partners Todd Haynie and Will Thomas were voted among the Legal Elite in their fields. Todd was selected by his peers in bank and finance law, while Will was selected for health care law.

Legal Elite is the only awards program in the Midlands that gives every active attorney in the region a chance to participate. The winners are drawn from a pool of peer-nominated candidates and, according to Columbia Business Monthly, are “regarded as the best and most well-respected attorneys in their fields.”

David Summer has nearly three decades of experience as a trusted advisor to hospitals and health care providers throughout the country. He also leads Parker Poe’s Health Care practice group.

Ray Jones provides advice and counsel to a broad spectrum of clients in matters relating to public finance, local taxation, financing of affordable housing, and economic development. He serves on Parker Poe’s board of directors.

Will Thomas represents a variety of health care clients in litigation, regulatory and transactional matters. He is the managing partner of Parker Poe’s Columbia office and is the leader of the firm’s Health Care industry team.

Todd Haynie focuses his transactional work in commercial lending, real estate and corporate law. He has represented major lending institutions and borrowers in a variety of financing transactions.

About Columbia Business Monthly

Columbia Business Monthly is a resource for business news in Columbia and the Midlands of South Carolina. The magazine is part of Integrated Media Publishing, which has a cross-media publication model that embraces opportunities to promote business through printed publications, websites, direct response marketing, social media and event sponsorships. 

About Parker Poe

Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP has more than 200 lawyers in seven offices located in major markets across North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. The firm provides legal counsel to some of the largest companies and local governments in the region.

Parker Poe is a member of TerraLex, one of the world’s leading international legal networks. With 155 member law firms and 19,000 attorneys in 100 countries, TerraLex members provide the legal resources and expertise needed to conduct seamless business worldwide.