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Twenty-One Parker Poe Attorneys Among "Legal Elite" for 2008

  • January 14, 2008


The law firm of Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP announced today that 21 attorneys have been named to Business North Carolina magazine’s “Legal Elite” for 2008. Attorneys from every department in the Firm were included on the list, and the total number of Parker Poe attorneys selected represented a 30-percent increase over last year’s list.
Parker Poe attorneys named to the 2008 “Legal Elite” include:

  • Catharine Biggs Arrowood, Raleigh office – Antitrust
  • Aretha V. Blake, Charlotte office – Young Guns
  • P. Neal Cook, Charlotte office – Business Law
  • Harvey  L. Cosper, Jr., Charlotte office – Litigation
  • James N. Greene III, Charlotte office – Tax, Estate Planning
  • John F. Graybeal, Raleigh office – Antitrust
  • Thomas N. Griffin III, Charlotte office – Environmental
  • Irvin W. Hankins III, Charlotte office – Litigation
  • Josephine H. Hicks, Charlotte office – Litigation
  • Harold D. Holmes, Jr., Charlotte office – Young Guns
  • Brent M. Milgrom, Jr., Charlotte office – Real Estate
  • William G. Pappas, Raleigh office – Business Law
  • Jeffrey A. Poley, Raleigh office – Young Guns
  • J. William Porter, Charlotte office – Bankruptcy
  • Thomas M. Quirk, Charlotte office – Real Estate
  • William L. Rikard, Jr., Charlotte office – Litigation
  • Robert W. Spearman, Raleigh office – Antitrust
  • Terry L. Wallace, Charlotte office – Young Guns
  • Keith M. Weddington, Charlotte office – Employment
  • A. Grant Whitney, Jr., Charlotte office – Real Estate
  • Stacy K. Wood, Charlotte office – Employment

The annual “Legal Elite” list is culled from ballots sent to the state’s more than 18,500 attorneys. This year slightly more than three percent of North Carolina bar members were recognized.

Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP has 225 lawyers in six offices across the Carolinas, including Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina, and Charleston, Columbia, Myrtle Beach and Spartanburg, South Carolina. The Firm counsels clients in Banking & Capital Markets, Business Law, Litigation, Real Estate & Commercial Development  and Regulatory Law. These clients represent a wide range of industries, including leaders in international banking and finance, as well as health care and life sciences, retail, energy, construction, manufacturing, technology, professional services, and resort and hospitality companies. For additional information, visit