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Five Parker Poe Attorneys and Five Practice Areas have been Included in the Chambers USA: Guide to American's Leading Business Lawyers

  • June 03, 2004

The law firm of Parker, Poe, Adams & Bernstein L.L.P. is pleased to announce that five of our attorneys and five of our practice areas have been included in the Chambers USA: Guide to American’s Leading Business Lawyers.

The Chambers USA list, published by Chambers & Partners, is the only legal directory to rank lawyers and law firms. Chambers researchers conducted in-depth interviews with over 7,000 leading private practice attorneys and key in-house counsel. The research was conducted by a team of 40 researchers over a period of eight months. The rankings are based on technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by the client.

The following practice areas have been included in the Chambers USA list:
Banking & Finance – recognized as "one of the leading bond counsel firms in the state."
Employment: Defendant – a "rising force in the North Carolina marketplace" and "a fast, efficient outfit that builds up very good client relationships."
Environmental – the ability to "cover all the bases excellently, offering a great depth of service."
Litigation: General Commercial – "an experienced litigation outfit, fast, efficient and sensitive to cultural differences."
Real Estate – "major business acquisitions and developments in the office, retail and residential sectors are the backbone of this practice."

Five Parker Poe attorneys have been listed in the Chambers USA list:
Donald P. Ubell (Banking & Finance), described as a "business counselor as well as a lawyer."
Keith M. Weddington (Employment: Defendant), "a smart and sharply efficient lawyer."
Thomas N. Griffin, III (Environmental), praised for his calm style and described as "the ultimate proof that a lawyer can get exactly what he wants without resorting to banging his fist on the table and screaming."
William L. Rikard (Litigation: General Commercial), "a dogged advocate" and one who is "respected for his commercial, employment and trade secrets work."
Robert W. Spearman (Litigation: General Commercial), noted for his "accomplished trial skills."

Parker, Poe, Adams & Bernstein L.L.P. currently has 165 lawyers, with five offices in the Carolinas - Charlotte, Raleigh, Charleston, Columbia, and Spartanburg. The firm provides a complete range of legal services, including expertise in antitrust and business torts, banking and finance, bankruptcy, reorganization and creditors' rights, commercial litigation, corporate and commercial law, employee benefits, employment, environmental, international, real estate and commercial development, securities, tax, and torts and insurance. Parker Poe is proud to be a member of TerraLex®, a global network of independent law firms in 93 countries. As the exclusive North Carolina member, our clients have access to more than 10,000 attorneys from the 145 member firms.