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40 Parker Poe Attorneys Named Among 2008 Best Lawyers in America

  • September 14, 2007

Forty Parker Poe attorneys were selected by their peers to be included in the 2008 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, published by Woodard/White, Inc.


The Best Lawyers in America guide represents 78 law specialties in every state.  The entirely peer-based research process consists of more than 2 million confidential evaluations and thousands of telephone interviews with leading attorneys across the country.

The lawyers ranked in the 2008 edition are:



Matthew J. Norton - Real Estate Law

Susan Taylor Wall - Legal Malpractice Law



David Neal Allen - Mass Tort Litigation; Medical Malpractice Law; Personal Injury Litigation; Product Liability Litigation

Harvey L. Cosper, Jr. (10) - Medical Malpractice Law; Personal Injury Litigation; Professional Malpractice Law

Anthony Fox - Land Use & Zoning Law

Richard S. Glaser, Jr. - White-Collar Criminal Defense

Thomas N. Griffin III - Environmental Law

John E. Grupp - Product Liability Litigation

Irvin W. Hankins III - Commercial Litigation

R. Douglas Harmon - Mutual Funds Law; Securities Law

Josephine H. Hicks - Insurance Law

Ashley L. Hogewood, Jr. (20) - Real Estate Law

Joy M. Hord - Health Care Law

Max E. Justice (10) - Environmental Law

Scott E. Leo - Public Finance Law

Brent M. Milgrom, Jr. - Real Estate Law

W. Edward Poe, Jr. - Energy Law

J. William Porter - Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law

William L. Rikard, Jr. (10) - Commercial Litigation

Richard K. Schell - Corporate Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Roy L. Smart III - Corporate Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Donald P. Ubell - Public Finance Law

Keith M. Weddington - Labor and Employment Law 

Edward W. Wellman, Jr. - Corporate Law

Stacy K. Wood - Alternative Dispute Resolution; Labor and Employment Law

W. Samuel Woodard (10) - Real Estate Law



David B. Summer, Jr. - Administrative Law; Health Care Law

James L. Werner - Commercial Litigation; Construction Law



Catharine Biggs Arrowood - Alternative Dispute Resolution; Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation

Jeffrey A. Bandini - Railroad Law

Henry C. Campen, Jr. - Communications Law

John F. Graybeal - Antitrust Law

Russell B. Killen - Construction Law

Charles C. Meeker - Administrative Law

Renee J. Montgomery - Administrative Law; Health Care Law

William G. Pappas - Corporate Law

Todd M. Rubin - Immigration Law

Robert W. Spearman (10) - Antitrust Law; Appellate Law; Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Intellectual Property Law; Professional Malpractice Law
R. Bruce Thompson II - Land Use & Zoning Law



Kevin A. Dunlap - Commercial Litigation


Six Parker Poe attorneys have been named to the Best Lawyers list for more than 10 years, including Ashley L. Hogewood, Jr., who has been named to the list for more than 20 years. 


Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP currently has more than 200 lawyers in six offices across the Carolinas including Charlotte, Raleigh, Charleston, Columbia, Myrtle Beach and Spartanburg.  The firm provides a complete range of legal services and has extensive experience in antitrust and business disputes, banking and finance, bankruptcy, reorganization and creditors’ rights, commercial litigation, corporate and commercial law, employee benefits, employment, environmental, government and public policy, health care, immigration, international, mergers and acquisitions, public finance, real estate and commercial development, securities, tax, torts, trials and insurance, white collar criminal defense & internal investigations.