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Forty-Six Attorneys Named Super Lawyers

  • January 26, 2009


Super Lawyers, published by Law & Politics magazine, announced that 23 Parker Poe attorneys have been recognized as North Carolina Super Lawyers for 2009. In addition, another 23 attorneys were named 2009 Super Lawyers Rising Stars.

Parker Poe attorney Catharine B. Arrowood was named among the Top 50 female lawyers in the state. Also, Arrowood, David Neal Allen and Harvey L. Cosper, Jr. were recognized among the Top 100 lawyers in the state.

The following Parker Poe attorneys were named to the 2009 North Carolina Super Lawyers list:


  • Michael G. Adams, Charlotte – Business Litigation
  • David Neal Allen, Charlotte – Class Action/Mass Torts
  • Catharine B. Arrowood, Raleigh – Business Litigation
  • Harvey L. Cosper, Jr., Charlotte – Personal Injury Defense: Medical
  • John L. Crill, Raleigh – Health Care
  • Jonathan M Crotty, Charlotte – Employment & Labor
  • Anthony Fox, Charlotte – Government/Cities/Municipalities
  • Richard S. Glaser, Jr. – Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • Thomas N. Griffin III, Charlotte – Environmental
  • Russell B. Killen, Raleigh – Construction Litigation
  • Fred T. Lowrance, Charlotte – Construction/Surety
  • Brent M. Milgrom, Jr., Charlotte – Real Estate
  • Renee J. Montgomery, Raleigh – Health Care
  • William G. Pappas, Raleigh – Business/Corporate
  • J. William Porter, Charlotte – Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
  • William L. Rikard Jr., Charlotte – Business Litigation
  • Richard K. Schell, Charlotte – Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Roy L. Smart III, Charlotte – Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Robert W. Spearman, Raleigh – General Litigation
  • R. Bruce Thompson II, Raleigh – Government Relations
  • Donald P. Ubell, Charlotte – Bonds/Government Finance
  • Keith M. Weddington, Charlotte – Employment & Labor
  • Edward W. Wellman, Jr., Charlotte – Mergers & Acquisitions


The following Parker Poe attorneys were named to the 2009 North Carolina Rising Stars list:


  • Jason R. Benton, Charlotte – Personal Injury Defense: General
  • John H. Beyer, Charlotte – Professional Liability: Defense
  • Brandon G. Bordeaux, Raleigh – Real Estate
  • George T. Brady III, Raleigh – Mergers & Acquisitions
  • P. Neal Cook, Charlotte – Banking
  • Brian D. Darer, Raleigh – Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
  • Jonathan W. Dion, Charlotte – Real Estate
  • Melanie Black Dubis, Raleigh – Business Litigation
  • William L. Esser IV, Charlotte – Business Litigation
  • Kiah T. Ford IV, Charlotte – Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
  • Kevin B. Gottehrer, Charlotte – Mergers & Acquisitions
  • James N. Greene III, Charlotte – Tax
  • John E. Grupp, Charlotte – Personal Injury Defense: Products
  • Joy M. Hord, Charlotte – Health Care
  • Jami Jackson Farris, Charlotte – Business Litigation
  • Lori R. Keeton, Charlotte – Personal Injury Defense: Products
  • Jeffrey A. Poley, Raleigh – Banking
  • Thomas M. Quirk, Charlotte – Real Estate
  • Charles E. Raynal IV, Raleigh – Business Litigation
  • Richard J. Rivera, Charlotte – Professional Liability: Defense
  • Adam C. Shearer, Charlotte – Business Litigation
  • Terry L. Wallace, Charlotte – General Litigation
  • Steven D. Weber, Charlotte – Environmental


Super Lawyers and Rising Stars are selected through a peer nomination with only five percent and two-and-a-half percent of North Carolina attorneys receiving the honors. North Carolina Super Lawyers is featured as a special section in the February 2009 issue of Charlotte magazine and will be included in a special advertising supplement in The New York Times (North Carolina distribution) next month.